Governor of Tomsk Region
Date of birth – January 20, 1957.
Academician of the Russian Engineering Academy, Corresponding Member, Academy of Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation.
1979: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Tyumen Engineering and Construction Institute.
1979 - 1984: worked as a foreman, then construction superintendent, principal engineer, Head of Construction and Assembly Department No. 3 of Tomskneftestroi Trust of Tomskneft Production Association.
1983: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Production and Construction Arrangements, Gorky Engineering and Construction Institute.
1985 - 1987: Deputy Head, NGDU (oil and gas production division) "Vasyugan Neft" of Tomskneft Production Association.
1987 - 1994: Director, Tomskneftestroi Trust, Tomskneft JSC.
1991: graduated from the Academy of National Economy in Kiel (Germany).
1994: General Director, Tomskgaz JSC, Tomskgazprom JSC.
1999 - 2004: President, Vostokgazprom JSC.
1997 - 2007: Tomsk Region Duma Deputy of the second and third convocation, Committee for Economic Policy.
August, 2004: General Director, Kubangazprom LLC (subsidiary company of Gazprom JSC in Kuban, Rostov Region and the Republic of Adygea).
April, 2007: General Director, Gazprom Transgaz Kuban LLC (since July, 2011 — Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar).
February 16, 2012: President of Tom Football Club.
7 February, 2012: President Dmitry Medvedev nominated Mr.Zhvachkin to be appointed as Governor of Tomsk Region by Tomsk Region Duma.
February 15, 2012: Tomsk Region Duma appointed Mr. Zhvachkin Governor with 32 out of 39 votes.
The inauguration took place on March 17.
Honorary Worker of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy Sector of the Russian Federation (1997). Honorary Worker of Gas Industry of the Russian Federation (2000).
Awards: Order of Honour (1999), Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Daniel of Moscow of 2nd and 3rd Grades (2001, 2002), Medal for Exploitation of the Entrails of the Earth and Development of the Oil and Gas Sector of the Western Siberia (1985), Golden Badge for "Best Manager of Russia" (2001, 2003).