Alexander Valentinovich Novak (born August 23, 1971, in Avdiivka), is a Russian politician, and the current minister of energy of Russia.
In 1993 he graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute as a specialist on Economy and Management in Metallurgy. Between 1993–1997 he was economist, Head of the Financial Bureau of the Accounting Department of the Norilsk Mining and Smelting Complex. In 1997 to 1999 he headed the tax Pplanning department of the complex. Between 2002–2007 - he was head of the Main Finance Management of the Krasnoyarsk Krai Administration, Deputy Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai and Head of the Main Finance Authority of the Krasnoyarsk Krai.
From September 2008 to May 2012 he was Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation. On May 2012 he was appointed as the Energy Minister in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet. Since July 2010 he is a member of United Aircraft Corporation Board of Directors. In 2004 he was distinguished by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. In 2006 he was rewarded with the medal “For Distinguished Service in Organizing the All-Russia Agricultural Census 2006” of the Russian Federal Statistics Service.