Chairman of the Board of the Russian Highways State Company


Assumed the Office of Chairman: December 27, 2011

Sergei Kelbakh was born on April 3rd 1959 in the city of Slavgorod in the Altai Region.



In 1985, Mr. Kelbakh graduated from the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute with a specialization in “Civil Engineering.” In 1994 he graduated from the Russo-German Higher School of Management of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation with a Masters in Management.

Mr. Kelbakh is a Doctor of Economics.

He is Senior Deputy to the Superintendent of the “Government-Private Sector Partnership” department and Professor at the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Awards and Recognition

For his personal achievements in the field of government administration, his high professionalism and conscientious service, Mr. Kelbakh has been presented with the “In Remembrance of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg” Medal, the “Builder of St. Petersburg” Award, 3rd Class, the “In Remembrance of the 200th Anniversary of the Office of Maritime and Land Communication” Anniversary Award, the “200th Anniversary of the Interior Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation” Anniversary Award, the Honorary “Gratitude from the Voronezh Region” award presented by the Government of the Voronezh Region, the A.A. Nikolaev Medal, the “20th Anniversary of the Federal Council” Medal, and also the Order of Sergei Radonezhsky, 3rd Class presented by the Russian Orthodox Church. Mr. Kelbakh has been recognized with the title of “Honorary Highway Professional.”

Employment History

1976 – 1977 Apprentice at the Electronics Department of the Simferopol Factory of Cultural and Household Goods;

1977 - 1979 Service in the Soviet Army;

1979 - 1985 Study at the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute;

1981 - 1989 Master, foreman, site manager, deputy production manager, chief engineer of Construction Office 40 of Leningrad Construction and Mounting Association Glavzapstroy;

1989 - 1989 Head of the Department of Capital Construction of the “Gorizont” Centre of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League;

1989 - 1990 Construction Industry Production Manager of Soyuz Youth Residential Centre;

1990 - 1990 Chief Engineer of Khronograf Science and Research Centre;

1990 - 1996 Master of the Production Department, Director of IPS Production LLC;

1996 - 2007 General Director of Neudorf-Strelna Agency LLC;

2007 - 2008 Advisor to the Committee Chair, Deputy Chair of the Committee for City Improvement and Highway Maintenance of the Government of St. Petersburg;

2008 Awarded first Class-level rank – State Advisor of St. Petersburg, 3rd Class;

2008 - 2009 General Director of the Russian Highways Federal State Agency.

2009 – 2011 Senior Deputy to the Chairman of the Board of the Russian State Highways Company

27.12.2011 Appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board of the Russian Highways State Company

Marital Status

Married, three children