The WWF Arctic Programme

Alexey Knizhnikov

Leader, Extractive Industry Programme


Alexey was born in Moscow, but he always preferred nature to life in the city.

He participated in numerous scientific expeditions beginning at age 14. He worked on pipeline construction, was engaged in business, then lived in the United States for some time. But in the mid-90s he returned to nature conservation.

My long-term experience of work with the oil industry has proved that a real effect can be achieved only relying on strong organizations. So joining WWF is a logical environmental stage in life.