Chairman of the RENOVA Group Board of Directors;
Chairman of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Board of Trustees;
Member of the Skolkovo Foundation Board
In 1979 he graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT), then continued his postgraduate studies at the USSR Academy of Sciences, holds Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.
Since 1990, together with his partners, he founded the RENOVA Group, which has become one of the largest diversified investment companies in Russia.
In 1996, RENOVA established SUAL-Holding, Viktor Vekselberg became its president, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003. In 2007, SUAL-Holding merged with Russian Aluminum company, founding UC Rusal, which Board of Directors Viktor Vekselberg headed until 2012.
In 2002-2003 Viktor Vekselberg was Chairman of the Tyumen Oil Company Management Board, and in 2003-2013 he was a member of the TNK–BP Board of Directors. In 2013, RENOVA finally withdrew from the oil and gas business.
In the mid-2000s, RENOVA began to diversify its business and increase its presence in the high-tech sectors of the economy and renewable energy. In 2009, RENOVA founded the Hevel Group, which has become the largest vertically integrated holding in the field of solar generation, combining the entire production chain: from the development of technology and the production of its own solar modules to the construction and management of solar power plants.
In 2010 Viktor Vekselberg was elected as the head of the project for the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center. In 2019 - 2020 he was the Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Board of Directors, since December 2020 he has been a member of the Board of Directors. In 2021, he was elected as the Chairman of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Board of Trustees.
Vekselberg is a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Bureau of the Board, heads the Committee on International Cooperation.