Russian Member Committee

Мировой Энергетический Совет


The Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council was established as a non-profit organisation at the end of 2000. It is an active member of the WEC, its technical committees and working groups, and participates in events organised by the WEC as well as hosting and organising other WEC-related events. The Committee aims to collaborate with countries and continents to solve global energy issues. The unique nature of WEC, as an “umbrella” organisation for each international committee, makes the Committee a unique organisation in Russia’s energy sector, with a great deal of national and international influence.

Chair: Alexander Novak

Mr. Alexander Novak, born August 23rd, 1971 in the Donetsk region of the Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy.
From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk.
In 2002 – 2007 Mr. Novak was Vice-Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk region administration.
From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice-Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of the Krasnoyarsk region.
From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008 a member of the board of the Russian Ministry of Finance.
He is a graduate of the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU).
Mr. Novak has held the position of Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation since 2012.
Has been the head of the Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council since September, 2016.

Secretary: Nataliya Zaiser

Nataliya Zaiser is a Public Policy Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, Moscow. Nataliya has experience in managing government relationships in a number of sectors, including energy and natural resources, finance, telecommunications, IT, media, etc.
Nataliya has extensive experience in the government relation’s area, having worked on more than 50 projects over the last five years.
She is also a member of the firm’s Africa business group, which has extensive experience and in-depth market knowledge working with clients throughout the African continent.
Since 2010 Nataliya Zaiser has been taking an active part in developing relationships and establishing business communication with African countries. In 2011 she was the editor-in-chief of “The World of Africa” magazine. In 2017 Nataliya re-launched the magazine under the name “Africa Active” which serves as a platform for sharing news, projects and opportunities for cooperation between Russia and Africa in wide international perspective.
Since 2016 Nataliya has been the Head of Africa Business Initiative, created with the support of the business as a platform for the humanitarian, economic and legal expertise, aimed at the reconstruction and strengthening of relations between Russia and Africa.