2017 Forum programme

Sergei Popkov
 Sergei Popkov

Minister
Ministry of Communications and Informatization
Belarus

Biography
Sergei Petrovich Popkov was born on October 10, 1957 in Ryasno Village of Gorki District of Mogilev Region. In 1983 he graduated from the Minsk Radio Engineering Institute, in 1999 – the Academy of Management under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Main educational fields are automated telecommunications; economics and management. From 1975 to 1977 served in the Soviet Army. In 1977-1983 – a student at the Minsk Radio Engineering Institute. In 1983-1988 – an Engineer, Senior Engineer, Head of the Station Sector of Zavodskoy Line Station Unit of the Minsk City Telephone Network. In 1988-1996 he worked as Deputy Head of Frunzensky Line Station Unit of the Minsk City Telephone Network, in 1996-1997 - Deputy Head of the Minsk City Telephone Network of Republican State Association of Beltelecom. From 1997 to 2008 – Senior Engineer of the Minsk City Telephone Network of Beltelecom. From 2008 to 2011 – Director of the Branch “Minsk City Telephone Network” of Republican Unitary Enterprise Beltelecom. From 2011 to February 21, 2014 - Director General of RUE Beltelecom (Belarus telecom incumbent). From February 21, 2014 till present - Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus. Main awards: Medal "For labor merits." The honorary title “Honored worker of telecommunications of the Republic of Belarus” (Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko No.65of February 4, 2014).