Sergei Bogdanchikov has headed Rosneft since 1998. Prior to this, he was Vice President of the company in charge of Far East projects. Mr Bogdanchikov has been a board member since 1995. Before joining Rosneft, he was CEO of Sakhalinmorneftegaz.
Mr Bogdanchikov graduated from the Ufa Oil Institute and is a doctor of engineering. He has authored many scientific papers.