Date of birth: 16th of May 1986

Citizenship: The Russian Federation


— PhD. Head Research Center of Gazprom PJSC – Gazprom VNIIGAZ, Moscow.

— Master of engineering and technology. Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin, Moscow.

— Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering. Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin, Moscow.

—  Specialist, Finance and Credit. Russian New University, Moscow.

Work experience (in recent years):

— 2018 – United Chemical Company LLP, Managing Director of Portfolio Management, Board member

— 2017 – 2018  – Group companies UHM, Project Director.

— 2013 – 2017 – Caspian Pipeline Consortium-R, Moscow, Project Manager / Coordinator of project of modernization, Head of project implementation.


Manage of company’s portfolio of projects in field of gas chemistry, agrochemistry and infrastructure construction, including major international projects and world-wide plants.

Work and membership in the Boards of Directors / Supervisory boards of other organizations at present:

— Member of the Supervisory Board of Silleno LLP. Implementation of project of the plant for  of polyethylene production on a global scale. Together with Borealis AG, Austria.

— Member of the Supervisory Board of LLP “KLPE”. Implementation of the project of World-wide Polyethylene Production Plant. Together with Borealis AG, Austria.

Member of the Supervisory Board of KLPE LLP. Implementation of the  project of the plant for separation of liquid fractions of C2 + hydrocarbons from natural gas (NGL recovery) and construction of product pipelines.

Ownership of shares of  UCC suppliers and competitors: No

BIO (short version)

Maksim Sonin was appointed Portfolio Manager, Project Director, as well as a Member of the Board at United Chemical Company (part of Samruk Kazyna) in January 2018. With more than 15 years of experience in facilitating and leading large-scope and complex projects, Maksim covered all phases and major sectors, from upstream to downstream, as well as infrastructure related projects.

In addition to collaborating with experts and leaders from industry’s most reputable organizations, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and others, Maksim positioned himself as a go-to project management professional for megaprojects of international importance. His career portfolio includes leading megaprojects with a combined value of over $12 billion.

Maksim has published more than 25 articles in leading industry periodicals, spoke across numerous international conferences, and was featured in various publications and relevant magazines, including an award-winning PM Network (PMI). As a certified professional, he also serves as a PM Expert and Trainer for a US consultancy O&G Knowledge Sharing Platform, and is a member of IACCM and SPE International associations.

Maksim has obtained a Ph.D. in Oil & Gas technologies, from Scientific & Research Institute of Gazprom, and MSc degree from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Dr. Sonin is married, and a father of two children.

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