Bedritsky Alexander


Adviser to the President, Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues
Born July 10, 1947 in Angren, near Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Higher education: graduated from the Tashkent Electrotechnical Institute of Communications in 1975.
He started work in 1965. Until 1969 he worked in several technical and engineering positions at companies in the cities of Andijan and Tashkent.
1969 – 1977: Senior Engineer and Deputy Director of the Computing Centre of the Hydrometeorological Service of the Uzbek SSR.
1973 – 1974: military service in the Armed Forces of the USSR.
1977 – 1980: Chief Engineer of the Central Asian Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.
1980 – 1992: Deputy Head of the Uzbek Republic Hydrometeorological Directorate of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.
1992 – 1993: First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Russia.
1993 – 2009: Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
2003: elected to a four-year term as President of the World Meteorological Organization (re-elected in 2007).
November 2009 — Adviser to the President of Russia.
Mr Bedritsky is married and has three sons.
Awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland IV degree, the Order of Courage, and other medals.