Vladimir Lvovich Solntsev
Academician of the K.E.Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Space Flight.
Full member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Candidate of Science (Engineering).
Born February 9, 1957 in Tula (Russia).
Graduated from the department of mechanical engineering of Tula Polytechnic Institute with a specialization in "range facilities" and the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade.
He began working at Tula Machine-Building Plant, rose through the ranks from a foreman to the Deputy Directior of Finance and Marketing Joint Stock Company Tulamashzavod, Tula.
From 1995 Solntsev worked in the Mezhkombank Group as President of Investment Company Mezhinvest, Director of the Bank Investment Programs Department, then headed the Department for Military-Technical Cooperation SUE Aviation Military-Industrial Complex Sykhoy, Moscow.
In the early 2000 Vladimir Lvovich moved to Vneshtorgbank (VTB) where until 2010 he worked first as a Vice-President and then as Senior Vice President. Headed the Department for work with substantial clients. Concurrently he worked as Deputy Chairman of the Management of Guta-bank owned by VTB (VTB-24 at a later time).
At an extraordinary meeting of shareholders of OAO NPO Energomash after V.P. Glushko, which was held on October 4, 2010, OAO RSC Energia was empowered as the sole executive body - the Management Company, and V.L. Solntsev was appointed an Executive Director. Within a short period Vladimir Lvovich took Russian OAO NPO Energomash after Academician V.P. Glushko - a leading company in the world for development of powerful liquid rocket engines - out of pre-bankruptcy. The company's revenue by 2014 increased 4 times. The production output also increased within three years 2.5 times. All engines supplied to Russian and foreign customers performed their functions intended to deliver spacecraft to target orbits without comments. There is a plan for the company development until 2020, which envisages an increase in revenues and the increased economic stability.
According to the decision of the Board of Directors of OAO RSC Energia Vladimir Lvovich Solntsev on August 1, 2014 was appointed an acting single-member executive body (President) of the Corporation.
On September 20, 2014 by the resolution adopted at OAO RSC Energia Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting, he was
elected single-member executive body (President) of S.P. Korolev Rocket-Space Public Corporation Energia.
On June 25, 2016, by the resolution of the Annual General Stockholders’ Meeting a new version of the Corporate Charter was approved, introducing changes both to the name of company – Public Joint-Stock Company S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, and the name of the title of the chief executive officer of the Corporation – General Director.
Since June 25, 2016 till August 3, 2018 was General Director of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia).
Steps are being taken towards financial recovery of the company: a settlement has been achieved with Boeing, and the lawsuit brought by that company has been dropped without the right to reinstate the suit on same grounds; a deal with an investor is in progress to sell the sea-based space rocket launching system Sea Launch, etc.
The circle of company employees covered by the occupational pension scheme has been enlarged, there was an expansion of housing construction co-financed by the Corporation employees on favorable terms and of construction of community facilities.
Under the direction of V.L. Solntsev, the company staff continued to operate the Russian Segment of the International Space Station, its space transportation support was provided using manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS and cargo spacecraft Progress MS developed with direct involvement of V.L.Solntsev. A long-term program of scientific and applied research and experiments onboard the ISS was being implemented. Multifunctional unmanned spacecraft have been developed and were operated.
Work is under way to design and develop new modules for the ISS Russian Segment (Multi-purpose Laboratory Module, Node Module, Scientific and Power Module), advanced transportation system with a new-generation reusable manned transportation spacecraft, which, among other things, is to support interplanetary missions. Advanced unmanned spacecraft for various purposes are being developed. Under way are exploratory design studies into rocket and space systems with medium, heavy and superheavy launch vehicles, various modifications of upper stages, and other projects.