Mr Sergey Ottovich Frank was born on 13 August 1960 in Novosibirsk.
In 1983 Mr Frank graduated with honours from the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok, specialising in ship navigation on sea routes. In 1995 he completed a law degree at the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok. In 2007 he defended his PhD dissertation in technical sciences.
1984-1989 – Deputy director of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University.
1989-1995 – Head of the external economic relations department, Deputy head of finance and economics, and deputy general director at the Far Eastern Shipping Company.
1995-1996 – Deputy director of the department for maritime transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
1996-1998 – Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
1998-2004 – Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Since October 2004 – President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot.
Simultaneously from 2014 – Chairman of the Board of AO United Shipbuilding Corporation;
Member of the presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation ;
Member of the State Committee for issues of development of the Arctic;
Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; deputy head of the Union’s committee for transport and transport infrastructure;
Head of the Council at the Russian Chamber of Shipping.
Head of the supervisory board and The Honourable President of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University;
Member of the supervisory board of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Member of the supervisory board of the Russian Geographic Society.