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global energy 2020 brilevSergey Brilev, TV presenter and public figure, has just headed the Global Energy Association. The decision to appoint him as a President was made unanimously by the co-founders of the Global Energy Association - PJSC Gazprom, "Surgutneftegas" PJSC, and PJSC FGC UES.

As a head of the organisation, Sergey Brilev will start managing the existing Global Energy Association’s projects, as well as developing new directions.

"Presently, crucial processes are underway for both Russian and world energy spheres," said Brilev. "There is an interesting international debate on the energy balance and a combination of conventional and non-conventional energy spheres alongside new ways of energy application. For the co-founders of the Global Energy Prize, its International Award Committee, and those who are preparing to hold the anniversary meeting of the World Energy Council in Russia, it is time to join forces in order to develop a reasonable strategy for the sustainable development of industry and society. The first trial format will be energy readings for schoolchildren and students not just from Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also from other Russian regions, including, for example, Kuzbass. We are preparing this project in cooperation with Sirius Educational Center. The Global Energy Prize laureates and representatives of major energy companies will communicate with participants. The World Energy Council in London has been informed about the readings today. With WEC, we will discuss as to how the Global Energy Association could facilitate the preparations for its anniversary Congress, which is now being prepared in Russia, engaging in tailoring a dialogue, which, as we hope, could be mutually useful," he added.

Sergey Brilev’s main journalistic specialisation is exclusive interviews with world leaders. In particular, his interviewees were leaders of the UN Security Council’s permanent member countries: Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, British Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and David Cameron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang, US Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, French Presidents Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Emmanuel Macron.

Besides his journalistic work, Sergey Brilev is engaged in social and scientific activities: he leads the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute (Montevideo, Uruguay), is a member of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy Presidium, member of the Russian International Affairs Council, the Valdai Discussion Club (Russia), and Saint George's Club (Grenada). He publishes books and articles on international relations, including with his permanent British co-author Bernard O’Connor.

Born on July 24, 1972, in Havana, Cuba, he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1995), the Institute of Foreign Languages of Montevideo (1991), courses of BBC (1995), and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In 1990-1993, Mr Brilev worked as a correspondent-intern in the department of science and education of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. In 1993-1995, he worked as a special correspondent of the international department of the Moscow News newspaper.

Since 1995, he has been working at Russia TV Channel, at the same time acting as panelist and columnist for CNN, BBC, Sky News, EI Observador Económico, La Razón, etc. He was the TV presenter of Vesti evening news broadcast (2001-2003) and Vesti Nedeli (2003-2007). Since 2008, he has been the TV presenter of Vesti weekly news broadcast on Saturday. He has been the author of numerous documental films: "Heavy Oil", "Other Coal", "Gorbachev. Today and then", "Primakov. 85", "Churkin", "Fiery Trip Around the Globe", "The Secret of the Three Oceans", "Caribbean Crisis. An Incomprehensible Story", "Russia-China. Everything is Just Beginning", etc. He has written the books "Intelligence. Illegals" on the Contrary" (2019), "Forgotten Allies in the Second World War" (2012), and "Fidel. Football. Falklands" (2008). He was awarded with several Orders of Honor and Friendship under decrees of the President of Russian Federation. He was also awarded with TEFI (an award given in the Russian television industry) three times.

The Global Energy Association on development of international research and projects in the field of energy is a non-governmental organisation with a particular focus on popularisation and development of industry research, as well as promotion of energy cooperation. The Global Energy Association manages the Global Energy Prize, implements the Global Energy Youth Program, and runs a number of programs within the International Discussion Platform. The Global Energy Prize is an international award for outstanding scientific research and technological developments in energy field. Since 2003, the Prize has been presented to 39 laureates from 13 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, the USA. According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize is one of TOP-99 international academic awards with the highest prestige and significance. The Global Energy Prize is included in the official list of the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (ICDA) in the category of "Mega Awards" for its laudable goals, exemplary practices, and the overall prize fund.

Based on globalenergyprize.org