Sergey Gorkov was born on December 1, 1968 in the city of Gui, the Orenburg Region.
He studied at the Moscow Mining Institute from 1986 to 1987.
He did military service from 1987 to 1995.
He graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation with a degree in law in 1994.
He graduated from the G. V. Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a degree in economics in 2002.
He is fluent in English.
He had multiple internships and additional training at Dresden Bank (Germany), Schlumberger Company (UK, France), and the International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland), Stanford University (USA).
He held various senior positions at MENATEP Bank from 1994 to 1997.
He held various executive positions at Neftyanaya Kompaniya YUKOS, OJSC; YUKOS, LLC and YUKOS Refining and Marketing, CJSC, including the position of the Vice-President of YUKOS–Moskva, LLC from 1997 to 2005.
He held senior positions at Schlumberger Company in 1999.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of FESCO transport group from 2007 to 2008.
He was the Head of Department, Deputy Chairman of the Board of directors of Sberbank, PJSC from 2008 to 2016.
He was the Chairman of Vneshekonombank from 2016 to 2018.
He was the Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation from 2018 to 2019.
He has been the Director General, Chairman of the Board of Rosgeo, Joint-Stock Company since April, 2019.
Awards and titles
He was awarded the Medal of the Order for the service to the country of II degree (2010), the Recognition Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation (2011).