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Russian Prime Minister Putin attends a meeting of gas exporting countries in Moscow
Russian Prime Minister Putin (L) and Gazprom's Chief Executive Alexei Miller arrive at the gas exporting countries forum in Moscow December 23, 2008. Energy ministers of 12 gas exporting countries gather in Russian capital to strengthen cooperation amid consuming countries' concerns that they might turn into an OPEC-style cartel. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Alexey Borisovich Miller (Russian: Алексей Борисович Миллер; born January 31, 1962) is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee (CEO) of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia's largest company and the world's biggest natural gas producer.

Miller was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) to a family of German ethnicity. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 1989 from the N.A. Voznesenskii Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute. From 1991 to 1996 Miller served with the Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor's Office under Vladimir Putin. From 1996 to 1999 he was Director for Development and Investments of the Port of Saint Petersburg. From 1999 to 2000 he served as Director General of the Baltic Pipeline System. In 2000 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and since 2001 he has served as Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom. Prior to becoming the CEO of Gazprom, he had no experience in fossil fuels. Under his watch, production fell from 523.2 billion cubic in 2000 and 461.5 billion in 2009, even with soaring gas prices.

In December 2005 Miller was named Person of the Year by Expert magazine, influential and respected Russian business weekly. He shared the title in 2005 with Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the board of Gazprom.

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