Biography of Nikolai Ashlapov
Nikolai Ivanovich Ashlapov is a well-known politician and businessman, one of the leading experts in Russia in industry and construction. He was a member of the State Duma, governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Currently he is the head of the Russian Generating Company.
Nikolay Ivanovich Ashlapov – famous politician
Study in Krasnoyarsk, first job
Ashlapov Nikolai Ivanovich was born in 1962 in the village of Suchkovo (Krasnoyarsk Territory). Throughout his career, Ashlapov was almost inextricably linked with his native region.
In the 80s of the last century, he studied at the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute. Ashlapov received his higher education at the Faculty of Heat Power Engineering. And in 1985 he graduated from the university. By that time, Nikolai Ashlapov had already begun his labor activity. While still in his senior years at the university, he entered the staff of the Achinsk alumina refinery. And at the enterprise Ashlapov rose to the rank of workshop foreman. AT AGK Ashlapov showed himself from the best side, was in good standing with the management. And even then the young man showed himself to be a responsible person, ready for managerial work.
In those years, Nikolai Ashlapov tried himself in social activities. So, he was the secretary of the Komsomol committee. In addition, Ashlapov ran the local youth center. And in this work, Nikolai Ivanovich showed remarkable organizational skills.
Start of entrepreneurial activity
Soon Nikolay Ashlapov became interested in entrepreneurship. He was most interested in heavy industry and construction. In the future, the accumulated experience and knowledge of Nikolai Ivanovich were repeatedly useful in public service.
In 1993 Ashlapov became the head of the Market enterprise. However, the work did not manage to interest Nikolai Ivanovich. And soon he decided to rejoin the team of the Achinsk Alumina Refinery. But now Nikolay Ashlapov at AGK has already become a leader, not a subordinate. So, Nikolai Ivanovich became the chairman of the Board of Directors.
In those years, the businessman was able to study all the problems of the city of Achinsk. Therefore, his appointment as mayor of Achinsk was a logical continuation of his career. However, Nikolai Ivanovich Ashlapov did not stay as mayor for long. A few years later he was invited to the Russian Aluminum company. But as soon as Ashlapov got used to the new enterprise, a new challenge followed. Now Nikolai Ivanovich has already become the vice-governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Then the region was run by the ambitious Alexander Lebed, who even ran for president of Russia. But the politician’s career ended tragically: he died in a helicopter plane crash. Ashlapov was offered to fill the vacancy. Now he was already the governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. And for the good of his native region, Nikolai Ivanovich worked until he was replaced by Khloponin.
In the early 2000s, Nikolai Ashlapov moved to Moscow. He became a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the “United Russia”. He was asked to join the industry committee. Undoubtedly, Ashlapov’s experience in the real sector of the economy contributed to the fruitful functioning of the committee.
But, again, this working period of Nikolai Ashlapov did not last long. So, he was again drawn into business.
The path to the head of a successful holding
Since 2005, Nikolai Ivanovich Ashlapov has been successfully engaged in business. He was the head of the Glavmosstroy Holding Company. Ashlapov was entrusted with the management of one of the leading construction companies in the country. And he did not disappoint: in those years, Glavmosstroy continued to develop successfully.
Soon Ashlapov became the head of the Far Eastern Directorate of Rosstroy. And here he already had to combine political and business activities. The company carried out many government orders. And Ashlapov himself studied the situation on the country’s construction market from the inside. And this experience came in handy at the next job. So, Ashlapov became the Minister of Regional Development of Russia. And he held this position until 2009.
Then Nikolai Ivanovich entered a new business cycle. So, he was appointed head of the Mineral firm. And Ashlapov worked in this company for about two years. And after that he was offered to become the director of “Spetsstroy Rossii”. In those years “Spetsstroy” implemented many projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation.
Currently, Nikolai Ashlapov is the head of one of the leading holdings in Russia – “Independent Generating Company”. And under the leadership of a businessman, the holding sets new revenue records.