Ravil N. Akhmetov was born on May 25, 1948 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 1973 he graduated from the Kuibyshev Polytechnical Institute.
Since 1973 till 2005 he worked his way from engineer to Deputy Head of division – head of department.
In 2006 Ravil N. Akhmetov was appointed Samara Space Centre’s First Deputy General Director – General Designer - TsSKB’s Chief.
· Academic and honorary degree:
· Doctor of Engineering
· Acting corresponding member (Academician) of RF Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky
· Corresponding Member of Russian Federation Academy of Engineering
· Corresponding Member of Russian Federation Academy of navigation and motion control
· State, departmental and other awards:
· Order of Friendship
· Order of Honour
· Honorable distinction of “Honored designer of Russian Federation”
· Badge of Tsiolkovsky from Roskosmos
Distinction “For Service” from Commander of Space Forces, MoD, Russian FederationHonorary diploma of European Space Agency