Mr. Sergey V. Petrov was born in Moscow in 1962. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1986 and the same year joined diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
Sergey Petrov’s first assignment was at the Embassy of the USSR in Afghanistan. Upon completion of his tour of duty he worked at various posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1995 he was appointed to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA, specializing on Congressional affairs and interparliamentary exchanges.
Since 1999 he worked in Moscow at the office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgiy Mamedov, in 2002-2003 as the head of his office. In 2003 he was appointed to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada, where he soon reached the position of Minister-Counselor and worked there for 8 years. Since 2011 he served as Deputy Director of North American Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
On March 5, 2013 Sergey Petrov assumed the duties of Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco. Mr. Petrov speaks English, as well as Farsi and French. He is married and has an adult son.