Nikolay Matyash

Executive Director, The Mining Advisory Council


Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash graduated from the Department of Journalism at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov in 1987. He worked for “Novosti” Press Agency in Moscow and for Federal News Service in Washington, D.C. In 1996, he graduated from School of International Service at the American University, Washington, D.C., with Master’s degree in International Affairs: International Politics.

The same year he returned to Moscow and started working for Petroleum Advisory Forum as Co-ordinator for Services and Equipment Committee and Transportation Committee.

In 2001, international mining companies operating in Russia invited Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash to join the Mining Advisory Council in Moscow. Since then he has been working as the Council’s Executive Director.

In 2002, Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash completed Corporate Governance Program at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada. He was awarded with a Certificate of Achievement.

In 2004, Mr. Nikolay V. Matyash became a Member of the Expert Council under the Committee for Natural Resources, Use of Natural Resources and Ecology of the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.