Houston Tyumen Sister Cities Committee Chair

Max Nikolaev

Max Nikolaev

Vision about Houston Tyumen Sister Cities Committee

As a co-chair of Houston-Tyumen Sister Cities Committee, I am honored to take this role and address some of the major US-Russia Chamber of Commerce goals such as continuing the development of relationships in the areas of Education, Entrepreneurship, Municipal. I see it as related to Private partnership and infrastructural projects, regional tourism, oil and gas and last by not least healthcare. As a co-chair, I am aware that this is a big ambition and that the space we want to develop is significant, hence it requires a lot of determination, knowledge and resources. I am looking forward to build a strong team capable of delivering our mission and goals through our values.

I see a Houston-Tyumen Sister’s City Committee as a body that develops and facilitates the opportunities and connections, as well as nurtures existing commercial and non-commercial relationships between Tyumen Region and Houston. Committee aims to promote and attract different businesses and entrepreneurs from both cities to develop win-win collaborative opportunities and helps to realize them.

I envision this committee to become a reliable and trustworthy facilitator in creating and opening doors to businesses, municipal and non-profits in Houston and Tyumen.

My co-chair, me and our team- everyone involved in Houston-Tyumen Sister’s City Committee value the integrity in everything we do and we are socially responsible. We welcome and embrace Global Learning, we are environmentally and socially conscious and promote sustainability. And finally, we believe in Partnership, collaborating internally and externally is in our core


Max Nikolaev was born and raised in Nadym, Tyumen region USRR – now Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Region in 1983. Max graduated from Gubkin University of Oil and Gas in 2005 with a Master’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and has completed graduate coursework in the field of Pressure Pumping Services – Fracturing.

Max’s previous experience includes operations management, technical and sales, chemicals regulatory compliance and global supply chain. During the course of his career, Max lived in Tyumen for a few years and has a good grasp of business opportunities and region’s dynamics. Currently Max is a product champion (marketing manager) for stimulation products Schlumberger develops and introduces globally.

He is a constant jury for Oil and Gas Awards Texas www.oilandgasawards.com
2016&2017  The American Business Awards stevieawards.com/aba
2016&2017  The International Business Awards stevieawards.com/iba