PROGRAMME 2017

OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FORUM

February 27
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.4
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Industrial Clusters: The Regional Aspect In partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation The formation of industrial clusters as part of industrial policy provides an effective tool for the implementation of the following projects designed to increase the level of technological development within industry: import substitution, involvi...
The formation of industrial clusters as part of industrial policy provides an effective tool for the implementation of the following projects designed to increase the level of technological development within industry: import substitution, involving small and medium-sized businesses as well as research and educational institutions in the cooperative chains of large enterprises; expanding the share of civilian production at enterprises in the defence industry through the transfer of advanced dual-use technologies; and exporting high-tech products. Are the development incentives for industrial clusters capable of increasing the economic independence and competitiveness of Russian enterprises? Can industrial clusters become new growth centres within regional economies? Which international best practices can be adopted by Russia to establish and develop industrial clusters? What can be done to create an effective industrial cluster?
Moderator:
Andrey
Shpilenko
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association
Andrei Shpilenko was born on July 27, 1975.
2005: graduated with distinction from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Public Service HR Management.
2012: completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the same Academy, specialising in Economics and Finance.
2013: completed the postgraduate course at the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Computer Science and IT Support, specialising in Economics and Management of the National Economy (business administration, managing sectors of the national economy, IT and communication clusters); he is CSc (Econ.).
2005 to 2007: Deputy Head of Staff in the group of MPs from the United Russia faction at the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
2008 to 2009: Principal of the State Educational Institution of Higher Vocational Training, Moscow State University of Technologies and Management.
2009 to 2012: Chairman of the Management Board, Technopark Sarov, c.
Since 2011: Director of the Clusters and Technoparks Association.
Panellists:
Marina
Bludyan
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Bludyan, Marina Anatolievna was born on December 26, 1961 in Moscow.
In 1985 she graduated from Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University.
In 1989 she graduated from Foreign Trade Academy of the USSR.
She is a Vice-President of Russian non-governmental organization for small and medium business «OPORA RUSSIA»; a member of the Supreme Council of the All-Russian political party «United Russia»; the representative of the Presidential Commissioner for protection of the entrepreneurs rights; the Committee Coordinator of the All-Russian People’s Front; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPA “Phoenix”, LLC; the Deputy Chairperson of Public Council of the Federal Accreditation Service; a member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), a member of the Council of SRO “Association PPE” (Association of designers, manufacturers and suppliers of personal protective equipment).
Marina Bludyan is the author and patent holder of 18 Russian invention patents and 8 international invention patents.
Artem
Verkhovtsev
Deputy Chair, Government of Voronezh Region
Deputy Chair, Government of Voronezh Region
Alexander
Drozdenko
Governor of Leningrad Region
Governor of Leningrad Region
Born on November 1, 1964 in the Dzhambul Region, Kazakhstan, Alexander Drozdenko graduated from Leningrad Agriculture Institute in 1986 with a degree in the economics and organization of agriculture. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 2007. Between 1988 and 2002, he worked in various positions in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region. In November 2002, Alexander Drozdenko was invited to join the Government of the Leningrad Region and appointed as the Region’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Leningrad Region Committee on State Property Management. In May 2012, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, on the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, elected Drozdenko as Governor of the Leningrad Region. He was inaugurated on May 28, 2012. On May 12, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the Early Termination of the Powers of the Governor of the Leningrad Region.” Alexander Drozdenko has been appointed acting Governor of the Leningrad Region.
Fedor
Dudin
General Director, Genborg
General Director, Genborg
Alexey
Zhuravlev
Deputy in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Member of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Deputy in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Member of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Oleg
Kostin
Vice President, Gazprombank
Vice President, Gazprombank
As Vice President of Gazprombank Oleg is responsible for interaction with major clients involved in implementing projects as part of federal and regional programmes. Oleg has almost twenty years of experience working for major industrial structures.
Prior to joining Gazprombank, Oleg worked as the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, where he was responsible for improving the investment climate in Russia, eliminating unnecessary administrative barriers and developing the public-private partnership. He later managed a major state-owned corporation – JSC Special Economic Zones, where he was in charge of the infrastructural development of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and attracting direct Russian and foreign investment. Oleg has experience working with the federal and regional authorities and has been involved in government delegations to expand economic ties and business cooperation between Russia and foreign governments.
Oleg Kostin was born in 1975. He is a graduate of the MBA programme at the MIRBIS Moscow International Higher Business School.
Andrey
Krainov
Director General, Machine-Building Association Automotive Industry Cluster of Samara Region
Director General, Machine-Building Association Automotive Industry Cluster of Samara Region
General Director of the Machine-building Association “Cluster of Automotive Industry of Samara Region”, Ph.D. in Economics.
He was born on the 12 of September, 1975 in Samara.
In 1997 he graduated from Samara state technical university with a degree in “Economics and Management of Enterprises”.
During many years he has been leading projects on the development of the automotive industry and automotive suppliers in the region.
Since 2016 he has been CEO of “Cluster of Automotive Industry of Samara Region”, which united the major car manufacturers and more than 50 suppliers of automotive components. Cluster assists in the development of cooperation between its members, in the formation and support of joint projects and in the obtaining government support for their implementation, in cluster members’ staff training, and promotes international cooperation and export potential.
Philippe
Pegorier
President, Alstom Russia; Chairman of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
President, Alstom Russia; Chairman of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Philippe Pegorier has been President and General Director of Alstom Russia since January 2011. Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure equipment and services. Mr. Pegorier started his career 30 years ago in Moscow after graduating from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux. He subsequently held positions in the Ministry for the Economy and Finance of France in Paris, Teheran, Kiev and Moscow. He also served as diplomatic advisor to Christine Lagarde during her term as Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade of France. Philippe Pegorier holds the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Mikhail
Sutyaginskiy
Chairman of the Board, Titan
Chairman of the Board, Titan
Chairman of the board of directors of “Group of Companies “Titan”, JSC.
Born on January 1, 1962. Since 1979 has been living and working in Omsk. Education: Omsk Institute of Railroad Transport Engineers (1984); Moscow State University of Economy, Statistics and Informatics (2000).
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy began his labor activity at Omsk petroleum refinery. Since 1989 Mikhail has been carrying on active entrepreneurial business. Mikhail established Group of Companies “Titan”. The company became a leader on regional and Russian petrochemical markets.
In March 2007 - Mikhail became Deputy of Legislative Assembly of the Omsk Region. From 2007 to 2011 –State Duma Deputy of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the Y convocation, Committee member on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship.
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy is a member of expert board under the Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, is a member of industrial and regional public organizations.
Mikhail was given various awards for professional and charitable activity, including medal of Saint Seraphim Sarovsky of the 1st degree, Medal "For outstanding achievements" etc.
Front row participants:
Vasily
Brovko
Director for Special Commissions, Rostec
Director for Special Commissions, Rostec
Denis
Kravchenko
Deputy in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Deputy in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Born on April 17, 1976 in Volgograd. 1999: graduated from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, and gained a CSc in Economics in 2005.
Headed the Public Relations Department at the State Duma Central Office and worked as Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs (Boris Gryzlov at the time) and Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. 2011: Deputy Governor of the Pskov Region. In that position, he coordinated the Region’s Representative Office under the Government of the Russian Federation. 2014: CEO of United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC). Since February 2016: Senior Deputy CEO/Official Secretary of URSC. September 2016: Deputy to the State Duma, where he became Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship. Denis Kravchenko holds several state and institutional awards. Married. Has two children.
Vadim
Kulikov
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Graduated from the energy department of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, honored inventor of Russia (2009).
Responsible for the selection of projects in the Agency, responsible for interaction with public development institutions, technology parks, foundations.
Has successful experience with incubators and accelerators leading engineering schools of Russia (MIPT, Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State University, MIIT, MEI, etc.), the US (GeorgiaTech, MIT, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU POLY, FAU, and others), Israel (Technion) and Europe (University of Technology of Lausanne, Stockholm University of Technology, etc.), development institutions in Russia (RUSNANO, Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo), USA (NYSEDRA / NY, DOE).
Vadim is actively involved in projects for the reconstruction of engineering competencies and practices of commercialization of innovative technologies in Russia, in cooperation with the committees and commissions of the RSPP (Working Group Skolkovo, on Innovation Board), Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, Commission of Engineering of the Government and the President of the Russian Federation.
Dmitry
Razumovsky
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
2000: graduated from the North-Western Academy of Public Administration (Kaluga Branch) in Finance and Credit and the Moscow Bauman State Technical University (Kaluga Branch) in Machine Building.
2000: joined Tsentrgeomonitoring as a Senior Research Assistant.
2002: Head of Geology Department of the Western Regional Centre of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.
May 2003: Deputy Director, Prityazhenie, Geological and Manufacturing Unit
August 2003: Senior Expert, Department of Public Utilities Reform, Ministry of Construction, Roads and Public Utilities, Kaluga Region
2004–2006: Senior Expert, Deputy Head of Financial Division, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
August 2008: Deputy Head of Department for Finance and Economics, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
November 2009: Deputy CEO/Head of Environmental Department, Kaluga Region Development Corporation
March 2010: Head of Division for Economics and Property, Kaluga City Administration
October 2013: Minister of Information Social Development, Kaluga Region
July 2016: Minister for Economic Development, Kaluga Region
CSc in Economics.
Maria
Chekadanova
Deputy Director General, Shokin Istok Research and Production Company
Deputy Director General, Shokin Istok Research and Production Company
Maria Chekadanova was born June 28, 1975. Education – higher economic - mathematical, Ph. D, has publications, member of Institute Professional accountants of Russia, member of Institute of Financial Accountants, IFRS specialist, tax-and-duties consultant . 1992-1997 - State Academy of Management named by S. Ordzhonikidze, Institute of Informational Management Systems, faculty of Mathematical methods and research of operations in economy. 1997-2000 - The State University of Management. Postgraduate studies Department of economic Cybernetics (computer science). 2001 - Moscow state University. Institute of professional accountants of Russia. 2004-2009 - University of Bolton. Bolton Business School. 2006-2007 - Taxation University. Works in JSC "R&P Corp "Istok"after Shokin" from April 2015 the Main activities: creation of economic conditions (SEZ) to increase research and production capacity of the company; development and implementation of innovative and investment policy of the company; the formation, development and implementation of the strategic program of the company. Hobbies: AI-Ki-do, cultural studies.
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.6
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Improving Production Efficiency: A National Priority In partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Most experts agree that increasing labour productivity is one of the major potential sources of growth and increased national competitiveness for Russia, but it is not currently rising quickly enough to achieve stated economic development objectiv...
Most experts agree that increasing labour productivity is one of the major potential sources of growth and increased national competitiveness for Russia, but it is not currently rising quickly enough to achieve stated economic development objectives. This gap becomes particularly clear in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is being widely discussed across the world.
How effective are current government measures and programmes for improving productivity? What are the main constraints limiting its growth? What additional measures should be taken by the government to encourage the introduction of new production technologies? How do we avoid increasing unemployment as a result of improving labour productivity? Will Russia be able to make a qualitative leap in this area in the near term in order to keep up with global trends?
Moderator:
Ilya
Semin
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Born in Kostroma in 1985. Graduated from Kostroma State Technology University in Economics and Management (2007) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Sociology Management (2012).
Since 2005: expert in business education at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kostroma Region.
2007– 2008: engaged in business.
2008: Executive director of the Regional Council of Delovaya Rossiya;
Since 2011: member of Delovaya Rossiya:
Since 2012: chief of the Central Executive Committee, member of the Presidium of the General Council of the organization.
Member of the Expert Council for the National Rating of the Russian Federation Regions, member of the Public Council at the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Currently: Director of the Monitoring Centre for Industry Development, Vice-President of Delovaya Rossiya, Chairman of the Centre for Regional Development and Support of Priority Projects.
Heads public projects such as Investment Municipality, Contract System in Action, History of Russian Entrepreneurial Activity.
Panellists:
Olga
Golodets
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born on June 1, 1962 in Moscow.
1984: Graduated from the Economics Faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
PhD (Economics).
1984-1997: Researcher at the Central Research Laboratory of Labour Resources of the R&D Institute of Labour and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Employment Problems Institute.
1997-1999: Social Programmes Director, Reformugol Foundation.
1999-2001 and 2002-2008: Director, Social Policy and Human Resources Department; Deputy Director General for Human Resources and Social Policy at Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel.
2001: Deputy Governor for Social Issues, Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous Area.
July 2008-December 2010: President of the All-Russian Inter-industry Association of Employers – National Alliance of Nickel and Precious Metals Manufacturers; Board Chairperson at the Soglasiye Insurance Company.
December 2010- May 2012:Deputy Moscow Mayor for Education and Healthcare and Member of the Moscow Government.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister by Presidential Executive Order.
Alexey
Kudrin
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Alexey Kudrin is currently Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University. Since May 2000 till September 2011 he served as Finance Minister of Russia. His financial policies received international recognition; he was named "Finance Minister of the Year 2004" by The Banker magazine and "Finance Minister of the Year 2010" by Euromoney magazine. In years 2000-2003 and 2008-2011 Alexei Kudrin also held the post of Deputy Prime-Minister. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland.Before joining the government, Alexei Kudrin worked for Saint-Petersburg City government, holding positions of Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg and Chairman of the Committee for Economy and Finances.Alexei Kudrin has academic degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences (PhD in Economics). He is professor, author of more than 30 research papers and articles on economics and finance, delivering lectures in many universities and colleges around the globe and providing his expertise to the government of Russia.
Nikolay
Lubimov
Acting Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Acting Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Born November 21, 1971, in Kaluga.
Education - higher, University degree. In 1993, he graduated with honours from Kaluga State Pedagogical University after Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, with a specialization "teacher of history". In 2001, also with honours graduated from Moscow Humanitarian-Economic Institute (Kaluga branch), with a degree - "jurisprudent". After finishing the University, he headed the scientific-research sector of KSPU after Tsiolkovsky. From 1997 to 2003, held leading positions in organizations of the Kaluga region. June 2004, was appointed to the post of the minister of economic development of the Kaluga region. December 2007, was voted as the Head of the Kaluga City. December 2010, was named to the post of the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region, in 2012 – the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region - the chief of staff of the Kaluga region Governor.
In 2015, was elected as the Legislative Assembly Chairman of the Kaluga region.
September 2016, was voted as a Deputy of the Russian Federation State Duma, was included into the Budget and Taxation Committee, took charge of the sub-committee for interaction with the Account Chamber of Russia.
Was awarded with Honorary Diploma of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with medal "For Merit To The Kaluga region" of the III degree. Was graced with a number of official and public awards.
By the Russian Federation President Decree from 14/02/2017 № 65 is appointed to the position of the Governor designate of the Ryazan region. Married, has two daughters.
Vasily
Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies.
2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow.
Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
Elena
Panina
Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation; President, National Research Institute for Economic Strategy; Chairperson, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation; President, National Research Institute for Economic Strategy; Chairperson, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Panina Elena Vadimirovna, Deputy of the State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In 1970 graduated from Moscow Financial Institute, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Active Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering.
Following graduation from the higher educational institution, she worked in the Ministry of Finance of RSFSR.
In 1991 – General Director of the Directorate for New Forms of Cooperation of the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 1992-1997 – General Director of the Centre for International Business Projects. Under her leadership one developed the unique samples of hi-tech equipment and advanced technologies with no equals anywhere in the world.
Since 1992 - Head of Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers).
Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers).
President of the National Research Institute for Economic Strategy (NIIES).
Deputy of the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly. Member of the UNITED RUSSIA All-Russian Political Party. Member of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship. Chairlady of the Expert Council for Antitrust, Pricing and Tariff Policy.
Author and co-author of 74 federal laws, including basic laws in economic area.
Andrey
Slepnev
Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation
Born September 13, 1969 in Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Region.
2005–2007: Head of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate
2007–2009: Deputy Minister of Agriculture
2009–2011: Member of the Trade Panel (Minister) of the Eurasian Economic Commission
February 26 – July, 2016: Assistant to the Prime Minister
July 5, 2016: appointed Deputy Head of the Government’s Executive Office and Director of the Projects Department of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Robert
Urazov
General Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
General Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
Date of birth 06.02.1979. Tertiary education history. 1996 -2001 Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin, qualification - Manager, major – Management. Degree - Candidate of Economic Sciences. Employment history. 31.12.2014 – present. Director General of The alliance “The Agency for Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers WorldSkills Russia”. 20.11.2013 – 22.04.2014. Assistant to the Minister for Development of the Russian Far East. 02.03.2011 – 19.11.2013. Vice Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Tatarstan. 01.11.2007 – 01.03.2011. Head of the office of financial service of Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Tatarstan. 22.05.2006 – 31.10.2007. Head of the Budget Department Tatarstan Branch of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. 07.06.2004 – 22.05.2006. Head of the Maintenance Department Tatarstan Branch of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
Publications and research papers. 29.04.2006. Management and efficiency marking of investment activity in social sphere.
Maxim
Shereykin
General Director, Agency for Technological Development
General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Was born in 1974 in Kaluga. Education. 1997 г. – Bauman Moscow State Technological University (Kaluga branch), system engineer. 2008 г. – The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA). Work experience. In 1992 started his career as a system programmer at commercial communal bank of Kaluga. In 1998 was invited to Public Administration, started as a senior specialist, then was promoted to Head of macroeconomic forecast and productive power placement division of Economy and Production Department of Kaluga region. In 2002-2003 participated in creation and launching of “Kaluga Mortgage Corporation” at the post of deputy General Director. From 2004 till 2008 was occupied as deputy Minister – head of investment department at Ministry of Economic Development of Kaluga region. In 2008 took up an appointment as Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga region. In 2009-2010 was occupied as Deputy Head of Administration of Obninsk for Economic Development. Since February 2010 till September 2013 was Deputy Governor of Kaluga region. Since September 2013 till May 2016 was Deputy Minister for Development of Far East of Russian Federation. At present Mr. Shereykin is CEO in Agency of technological development established by Government of Russian Federation. Awards. Holds the Distinguished Service Medal for Kaluga state of 2nd and 3rd degree.
Mikhail
Shmakov
President, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)
President, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)
Mikhail SHMAKOV, born on August 12, 1949 in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (1972) majoring in mechanical engineering. Received second university degree in economics (1987).
President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR).
Titular member of the Governing Body, International Labour Organization (ILO).
Trade Union Coordinator of the Russian Trilateral Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations.
Member of the Executive Bureau and General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Vice-President of the Pan-European Regional Council of Trade Unions (PERC-ITUC).
President of the General Confederation of Trade Unions (VKP).
Member of the First Convocation of the Public Chamber of Russia.
Member of the Board of the Free Economic Society of Russia and International Union of Economists.
President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Professor Emeritus of the Institute of Trade Union Movement under the Academy of Labour and Social Relations (Moscow); Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Doctor Honoris Causa of St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences of trade unions.
Author of numerous books and articles on social and labour relations, social policy, theory and practice of the working class- and trade union movement.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.5
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Society and State: Working Together on the Regional Agenda In partnership with the Open Government The most important and complex problems of socioeconomic development can only be solved through close cooperation between society and the state. Russia is actively addressing topical issues related to infrastructure development in municipalities, ...
The most important and complex problems of socioeconomic development can only be solved through close cooperation between society and the state. Russia is actively addressing topical issues related to infrastructure development in municipalities, and local communities have been brought in to participate. However, there are still very few examples of developed systemic mechanisms that would allow society to participate in tackling strategic development problems. Which important regional development issues can society help to solve, and how should social dialogue with the state be organized? Are there examples of effective cooperation between representatives of society and business and the state in Russia?
Moderator:
Natalia
Pochinok
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector of the Russian State Social University.
Born 04.07.1976
Education
1997 – Graduates REA majoring in Finance and Credit
2002 – Graduates RGSU in Law
2005 – gets PhD in Economics
2014 – becomes a docent, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Panellists:
Mikhail
Abyzov
Minister of the Russian Federation
Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 1993, Michael Abyzov held senior positions in several fuel and energy companies.
In 1998 Abyzov became a board member and head of the department of investment policy and business projects at RAO "UES of Russia".
Since 1999, Abyzov has been the Deputy Chairman of the Board at RAO "UES of Russia".
From 2003 to 2005 Abyzov was chairman of the board at JSC "Russian Communal Systems".
Since 2004, due to organizational structure changes at RAO "UES of Russia," Abyzov was appointed a member of the Executive Board and managing director of business unit number 1.
From 2005 to 2007 he was the general director of CJSC "UK KRU."
From 2006 to January 16, 2012 Abyzov M. A. was Chairman of the Board of Directors to the business group RU-COM.
From July 2007 to January 16, 2012 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "E4 Group"
From August 2007 to January 2011 Abyzov was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Mostotrest".
By Presidential Decree on 18 January 2012 (Decree no. 81) he was appointed Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.
By Presidential Decree on 21 May 2012 he was appointed the Minister of Open Government.
Eduard
Batanov
Acting Deputy Chairman, Government of Kaliningrad Region
Acting Deputy Chairman, Government of Kaliningrad Region
Born December 1, 1969 in Orenburg.
1995: graduated from St. Petersburg State University in Radiophysics;
2005: graduated from the National Open Institute in St. Petersburg in Finance and Credit.
1999: started his career in the St. Petersburg Administration.
2004 and 2015: Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Committee in the Government of St. Petersburg.
The Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region appointed Eduard Batanov Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Kalinigrad Region.
Awarded with the medal of the 2nd degree Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”.
Married. Has two children.
Roman
Ishchenko
Chairman, Baikal Strategies Business Club; Chairman, Irkutsk Regional Branch, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Chairman, Baikal Strategies Business Club; Chairman, Irkutsk Regional Branch, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Born on May 12, 1973 in Angarsk.
1995: graduated from Irkutsk Institute of National Economy in Management and Economics.
Since 1990: has implemented over 10 entrepreneurial projects in such areas as trade, construction, manufacturing, tourism, etc.
2000: managerial skill upgrade course, Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University
2004–2007: created Hi-End Management Club as part of a Management Training Programme
2012: joined the Delovaya Rossiya Public Council as part of the Business Against Corruption Programme.
2015: part of the team that launched Baikal Strategies Business Club
April 2016: Chairman of Baikal Strategies Business Club
March 2016: Chairman of the Delovaya Rossiya Office in Irkutsk.
Roman
Kopin
Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Roman Kopin was born on March 5, 1974.
In 1996 he had finished Volgo-Vyatskaya Academy of government service having graduated of department of the State and municipal administration.
Since 2001 till now Roman Kopin lives and works in Chukotka.
In 2001 he was Governor’s adviser on economical issues.
In December 2001 he was the head of municipal administration of Chaunskiy district, and in 2003 he was the head of Bilibino municipal district.
In April 2008 he was appointed as the Vice-Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region and at the same time he was the chief of Department of industrial and farming policy.
13 of July 2008 during the close vote of deputies of regional Duma Roman Kopin was appointed as the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region.
On September 8, 2013 he was elected the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area. On September 24 Roman Kopin took the oath and officially entered a position.
He was awarded by "Medal of honor" the decree of the President of Russian Federation
He is married and has two children, a son and a daughter.
Svetlana
Makovetskaya
Director, Centre for Civic Analysis and Independent Research (GRANI Centre)
Director, Centre for Civic Analysis and Independent Research (GRANI Centre)
Makovetskaya Svetlana Gennadievna (Perm),
director of “Civic Analysis and Independent Research Center “GRANI”, the member of Advisory Council on state administration improvement at the Government Commission on administrative reform, the member of the Government Commission on coordination of Russian Federation’s Open Government activity, the Board member of ARETT (Association of Russian economic think-tanks), the member of Public Board at the Ministry of territorial development of Perm region.
In 1986 she graduated from history department of A.M. Gorkiy Perm State University. In 2002 she graduated from economics department of A.M. Gorkiy Perm State University.
• From 1995 till 2003 – the head of Ural agency of small and medium enterprise support. The expert of the FEED (Forum of Entrepreneurship and Enterprises Development) of OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development). In 2003 she was awarded with honorary diploma of the Ministry of antitrust policy and entrepreneurship support of the Russian Federation “For the huge personal contribution into development of small entrepreneurship in Russian Federation”.
• From 2007 – the director of the “Civic Analysis and Independent Research Center “GRANI”.
• In 2012 she was awarded with the Golden honorary sign of The Chamber of Commerce for fruitful cooperation on establishment of effective system of statutory acts’ expert evaluation in the interests of entrepreneurs and dissemination of civilized principles of business conduct.
Sergei
Morozov
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Morozov was born on September 6, 1959 in Ulyanovsk. After graduating from high school, he worked as a machine operator at a furniture factory. He served in the Pacific Fleet from 1977 to 1980.Since 1981 he has worked at the law-enforcement bodies. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Institute with a major in law. He worked his way up from a criminal investigation inspector at the district office of internal affairs up to the head of a special anti-drug trafficking office of the Internal Affairs Department of the Ulyanovsk Region. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Internal Affairs Department of Dimitrovgrad. In December 2000 he was elected Mayor of Dimitrovgrad. In 2003, Dimitrovgrad won a federal competition and was granted the title of the “Cultural Capital of the Volga Region of 2004”. He has twice been awarded special government prizes for achievements in municipal improvements.In December 2004 Mr. Morozov was elected Head of the Administration of the Ulyanovsk Region. On March 28, 2006, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region approved Mr. Morozov’s candidacy for Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region as submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 6, 2011, he was re-elected as Governor for a new term.Mr. Morozov has a PhD in Economy. He defended his dissertation on the subject “Formation of a socioeconomic development strategy for the region”.He is married with five children: two sons and three daughters.
Front row participants:
Natalya
Virtuozova
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Yuliya
Zhigulina
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Vadim
Kovalev
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
Born on May 9, 1984 in Moscow. Vadim Kovalyov graduated from the Law School of the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice, majoring in law, and the School of History, Political Science and Law, majoring in Public Relations. Mr. Kovalyov’s professional background involves executive agencies and non-profit organizations. He is a lecturer at the Russian University of Economics and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Vadim Kovalyov is a member of Moscow City Public Chamber, the Chairman of the Commission on Employment Assistance for Graduates (Youth Council, Ministry of Science and Education) and a member of the Federal Expert Council on Volunteering. Mr. Kovalyov initiative helped creating the National Council for Corporate Volunteering. He organized volunteer assistance to the aggrieved people of Krasnodar Region, the Far East, Syria and the refugees from the South-Eastern part of Ukraine.
Fedor
Murachkovskiy
Co-founder, General Director, Planeta.ru
Co-founder, General Director, Planeta.ru
Fedor Murachkovsky was born in Moscow, 1977. In 2000 he graduated from Moscow State Academy of Water Transport (faculty of Jurisprudence), PhD. He worked as a lawyer in the Russian State Depository of the Ministry of Finance, then was engaged in commercial activities and extended large retail groups such as Moscow Jewelry Factory, Rosinter and Karousel (retail chain).
Since 2009 Fedor is the one of co-founders and CEO of the largest Russian crowdfunding platform Planeta.ru.
Elena
Panina
Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation; President, National Research Institute for Economic Strategy; Chairperson, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation; President, National Research Institute for Economic Strategy; Chairperson, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Panina Elena Vadimirovna, Deputy of the State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In 1970 graduated from Moscow Financial Institute, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Active Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering.
Following graduation from the higher educational institution, she worked in the Ministry of Finance of RSFSR.
In 1991 – General Director of the Directorate for New Forms of Cooperation of the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 1992-1997 – General Director of the Centre for International Business Projects. Under her leadership one developed the unique samples of hi-tech equipment and advanced technologies with no equals anywhere in the world.
Since 1992 - Head of Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers).
Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers).
President of the National Research Institute for Economic Strategy (NIIES).
Deputy of the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly. Member of the UNITED RUSSIA All-Russian Political Party. Member of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship. Chairlady of the Expert Council for Antitrust, Pricing and Tariff Policy.
Author and co-author of 74 federal laws, including basic laws in economic area.
Frank
Schauff
Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
EDUCATION
DEC. 2000 – DEC. 2003: Doctor of Philosophy in East European History, University of Cologne
OCT. 1992 – SEPT. 1993: London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE), Master of Science (Econ)
APR. 1989 – SEPT. 1992: Studies at the University of Cologne and at the
Volgograd State University, USSR
CAREER OVERVIEW
JUN. 2007 – PRESENT: Chief Executive Officer, Association of European
Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB)
JUL. 2001 – JUN. 2007: Advisor, Foreign Policy to the Party Executive of the Social
Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Berlin
OCT. 2001 – APR. 2005: Lecturer, Institute for East European Studies, Free University, Berlin
JULY 1999 – JUNE 2001: International Secretary, Young Socialists, Bonn/ Berlin
DEC. 1998 – DEC. 2003: Chairman, German Youth Council (DNK) JULY 1996 – JUNE 1999: Managing Director, Social Democratic Youth Organisation
in the Rhineland, Cologne
SEPT. 1995 – AUG. 1996 Research in the Russian Archives, Moscow
MAY 1995 – MAY 1996 Project Manager, Association for Social Security Policy and
Research (GVG), Cologne
APR. 1994 – MAY 1995 Clerk, City Administration of Cologne
PUBLICATIONS
Monography and articles
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.7
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Budgetary Transfers to the Regions: In Search of Balance In partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation A balanced budget system is one of the key elements in the implementation of a regional policy where the primary goal is to minimize the differences in regional socioeconomic development across Russia. Improving budgetary relationships between dif...
A balanced budget system is one of the key elements in the implementation of a regional policy where the primary goal is to minimize the differences in regional socioeconomic development across Russia. Improving budgetary relationships between different levels of government is a prerequisite for ensuring a balance in public administration at the federal and regional levels. How can the organization of the interrelationships between the national and regional budgets be improved? How can the quality of the budget process and financial management of the regions be improved? What needs to be done to transition to a policy that achieves real alignment of budgets? What is more effective: imposing tough budget constraints or easing administrative regulations and expanding the powers of the regions?
Moderator:
Andrey
Makarov
Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Born 22 July 1954 in Moscow.
Graduated Moscow University Law School, holds a PhD in Law.
1982-1993 attorney-at-law, defense counsel in many high-profile cases, one of the founders of an independent Bar Association of the USSR (1988).
1993 –head of the Security Council Department for support of the Interagency Commission for Fight against Corruption in the Higher Ranks of Power.
Representative of the President of Russia in the Constitutional Assembly for drafting and adopting the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
December 1993 – elected to the State Duma; Member of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Duma.
Active participant in the drafting an adoption of practically all legislative acts concerning taxation and the budget, as well as the Law on the Auditing Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Author of the Law on the Practice of Law and the Bar Association of the Russian Federation and a large number of other major legislative acts.
Head of the working group for drafting the Law on Voluntary Declaration by Physical Persons of their Assets and Bank Accounts
Andrey Makarov is a firm and consistent advocate of enhancing the role of the Russian Parliament as a branch of state power; he was instrumental in the drafting and enacting a recently adopted amendment to the Law on Parliamentary Control whereby the Parliament is given powers to exercise control of the budget regulations, including the control of the efficiency of budget spending.
Panellists:
Yuriy
Bobryshev
Mayor of Veliky Novgorod
Mayor of Veliky Novgorod
Yuri Bobrishev was born on May 3d, 1951 in Bobrishevo village, Kurskaya region. He has lived and worked in Veliky Novgorod for more then 40 years.
Education
1973 – graduated Chemical-engineering High School in Voronezh, Russia;
1991 - North Carolina University’s Business school, USA; hign-ranking executive
Places of work and positions:
1973 – Technical engineer at Novgorod beer&maliting plant, later Engineering manager;
1980–1986 - managing director of NPO “Spirtprom”;
1986–1992 - managing director of PO “Novgorodagropischeprom”;
1992–2007 - managing director of OAO “Alkon”;
December 2007 – March 2008 – First Deputy Head of City of Veliky Novgorod;
March 2, 2008 - was elected the Mayor of Veliky Novgorod,
September 8, 2013 – was re-elected to a second term.
Awards: Honor Badge; Honorary title «Honored worker of Food Industry of Russia»; Badge of Honor «Order of Merit for Novgorod region»; Certificates of Merit of the State Duma of Russia, the Federation Council of Russia, a letter of acknowledgement of the President of Russia.
Positions and official standings:
Mayor of Veliky Novgorod;
Chief Executive of the Union of the centre and the North-West of Russia;
Chief Executive of the Union of Russian Hanseatic Cities;
Vice President of the Union of Russian Cities;
Acting Chairman of the Union of Military Glory Cities.
Evgeny
Bushmin
Deputy Chairperson, Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairperson, Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Education
1980: graduated from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) in Economics
State Awards:
2005 – Medal of the 2nd degree Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”;
2013 – Order of Honour
Degree:
CSc in Economics
Positions:
Associate Professor, Member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Nizhny Novgorod Region, representative of the Nizhny Novgorod Region on the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Tatyana
Golikova
Chairwoman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairwoman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Born on February 9, 1966 in Mytishchi (Moscow Region).
1987 – graduated from the Moscow Institute of Commerce (Plekhanov Russian University of Economics).
1987-1990 – Junior Research Associate of the Payroll Division of the Scientific-Research Institute of the State Committee for Labour of the USSR.
1990 – 1992 – Economist, Principal Economist of the General Division of the Scientific-Research Institute of the State Committee for Labour of the RSFSR.
1992 – 1995 – Principal Economist, Chief Economist, Head of the Division for Budgetary Policy and Analysis of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
1995 -1996 – Deputy Head of the Budget Department – Head of the General Division of Consolidated Budget of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
1996-1998 – Deputy Head of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
April 1998-August 1998 – Head of the Budget Department, member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
August 1998 -June 1999 – Head of the Budgetary Policy Department, member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
June 1999 –June 2002 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
August 2002-April 2004 – First Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
April 2004-September 2007 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
In 2005 she became a Ph.D. defensing a thesis: "Regulation of intergovernmental relations in the Russian Federation", in 2008 she became a Doctor of Economics on the same topic.
On September 24, 2007 she was appointed to the position of the Health and Social Development Minister of the Russian Federation.
Since May 21, 2012 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
On September, 9, 2013 President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin submitted to the State Duma for consideration the candidature of T.A. Golikova as the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Council for Countering Corruption.
On September 20, 2013 she was appointed to post of the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber.
Honoured Economist of Russia.
Knight of the Order Honour and the Order of Friendship. She was awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland of I and II class, the Orders for Merit to the Fatherland of III and IV class.
Dmitry
Kozak
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kozak, born November 7, 1958.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University, he worked at the Leningrad Prosecutor’s Office as a senior prosecutor in 1985—1989.
1990—1994: head of the legal department, head of legal management at the St. Petersburg City Council.
1994—1998: chairman of the legal committee for the Mayor’s Office of St. Petersburg, Governor’s Office, St. Petersburg.
1998: Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, chairman of the legal committee for the Governor’s Office of St. Petersburg.
1999: elected chairman of the board of directors for the International Investment Fiscal Union.
1999—2000: head of the government office, Minister of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: deputy leader of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
2003—2004: first deputy header of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
In 2004: chief of government staff of the Russian Federation.
2004—2007: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District.
2007—2008: Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
14th October 2008: appointed Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Alexey
Kudrin
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Alexey Kudrin is currently Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University. Since May 2000 till September 2011 he served as Finance Minister of Russia. His financial policies received international recognition; he was named "Finance Minister of the Year 2004" by The Banker magazine and "Finance Minister of the Year 2010" by Euromoney magazine. In years 2000-2003 and 2008-2011 Alexei Kudrin also held the post of Deputy Prime-Minister. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland.Before joining the government, Alexei Kudrin worked for Saint-Petersburg City government, holding positions of Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg and Chairman of the Committee for Economy and Finances.Alexei Kudrin has academic degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences (PhD in Economics). He is professor, author of more than 30 research papers and articles on economics and finance, delivering lectures in many universities and colleges around the globe and providing his expertise to the government of Russia.
Anton
Siluanov
Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Born April 12, 1963 in Moscow.
Education: Higher. D. Sc. (Economics)
Speaks German
1985: Graduated from Moscow Finance Institute specialising in Finances and Credit.
08.1985–03.1987 – RSFSR Ministry of Finance, economist, senior economist.
03.1987–05.1989 – Served in the Soviet Army.
05.1989–01.1992 – RSFSR Ministry of Finance, leading economist, category 1 economist, leading economist, deputy head of subdepartment, consultant.
02.1992–02.1992 – Ministry of Economics and Finance of the Russian Federation, deputy head of department.
02.1992–10.1997 – Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, deputy head of Budget Management Department, head of department, deputy head of Budget Department.
10.1997–07.2003 – Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, head of Macroeconomic Policy and Banking Department; from 22.03.2001 member of the Ministry of Finance Board.
07.2003–05.2004 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
05.2004–12.2005 – Director of Inter-budgetary Relations Department.
12.2005–09.2011 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
09.2011–12.2011 – Acting Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Since 12.2011 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

2001 – awarded certificate of merit of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2002 – received Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation.
2002 – received Gratitude of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2013 – received order “For services to the Homeland” Grade III.
Ekaterina
Trofimova
Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
On November 20, 2015, Ekaterina Trofimova was elected Chief Executive Officer by decision of the General Meeting of Founders of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency ACRA. Previously, in 2011, she joined the Gazprom team and, since 2012, has been a member of the Management Committee and been in charge of the work of the Ratings Advisory Centre, the Centre for Economic Forecasting and the Corporate Relations Department. From 2000 through July 2011, Ms. Trofimova worked as a financial analyst, Director and Head of Russia and CIS Financial Institutions Rating Group at Standard & Poor’s (Paris, France). Ms. Trofimova was on the analysis board of the ratings agency in Europe and was in charge of the group for awarding ratings to financial institutions. At S&P, she fulfilled a played role in developing and updating the methodology for preparing financial institution ratings. Alongside analytical work relating to major financial institutions, Ms. Trofimova took an active part in developing the concept for the company’s strategic development and HR management in the region. Ms. Trofimova graduated in Global Economics from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 1998 and the Sorbonne (Paris) in Finances and Tax Management in 2000.
Front row participants:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 Krasnoye village, the Hvastovichi district of the Kaluga Region.
In 1974 graduated from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute named after V.P. Goryachkin. On graduating the institute came to Hvastovici district of the Kaluga Region, where worked as a state farm “Hvastvichesky" repair shops’ chief.
Since 1975 - Chief Engineer of the state farm "Shahtovsky" in Mosalsk district.
In 1978 was appointed "Gruzdovsky" state farm Director.
In 1985 - Chief of the Regional Agricultural Department, and a few months later was elected First Secretary of CPSU Mosalsk district committee.
In 1991 was appointed Obninsk construction and industrial joint stock company CEO.
Since November 1996 – Vice Governor of the Kaluga Region.
November 12, 2000 was elected Governor of the Kaluga Region.
March 14, 2004 was elected Governor of the Kaluga Region for the second time.
July 22, 2005 according to the new order of forming executive powers of governmental authorities the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin introduced A.D. Artamonov’s candidature for considering of the Kaluga Region Legislative Assembly to appoint him the authority of the Kaluga Region Governor.
July 26, 2005 the Kaluga Region Legislative Assembly deputies made up their minds to appoint A.D.Artamonov the authority of the Kaluga Region Governor for a five year term on a special session.
July 26, 2010 the Governor came into office for another term on.
Ildar
Gabdrahmanov
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Evgeny
Dankevich
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Mr. Dankevich chairs the Management Board of Otkritie Financial Corporation Bank, and also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Khanty- Mansiysk Otkritie Bank, TRUST Bank, Otkritie Broker, LUKOIL-GARANT Non-state Pension Fund, Kineshma City Power Network, Northern River Shipping Company, FINSTROY, and a member of the Moscow Exchange Counsil.

During his career, Mr. Dankevich worked at GUTA-BANK, Otkritie Brokerage House, and Osnovaniye Investment Company.

In 1990, Mr. Dankevich graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics. In 1993, he received his degree in Financial Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Kirill
Nikitin
Partner, Government and Public Sector Leader, PwC Russia
Partner, Government and Public Sector Leader, PwC Russia
Kirill Nikitin is Partner in consultancy practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and a leader in methodological support for tax accounting in ERP systems.
Kirill has worked in the consulting practice over more than 16 years and specializes in structuring inward investments and cross-border transactions, organization and set up of the tax function, and is an expert in tax accounting automatization. During the work in methodological support for tax accounting in ERP systems group Kirill has managed a lot of projects. He is a leader in a client relationship building.
Kirill graduated from Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Maksim
Reshetnikov
Acting Governor of Perm Territory
Acting Governor of Perm Territory
- Born 11 July, 1979, Perm.
- 2000: Graduated from Perm State University with a degree in economics and mathematics. PhD (Economics).
- 2002: Earned a degree in linguistics and translation.
- PhD Economic.
- 2002 — 2005: Head of Budget Planning Division, Head of Division for Regional Finance and Investments, Deputy Head of the Main Economic Directorate of the Administration of the Perm Region.
- 2005 — 2007: First Deputy Chairman, Planning Department, Perm Region; First Deputy Head of the Executive Office under the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2007 — 2009: Deputy Director, Department for Inter-Budget Relations; Director, Department for Monitoring and Evaluation of Efficiency of Government Authorities of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Regional Development of Russia.
- 2009: Head of the Executive Office of the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2009 — 2010: Director, Department for State Governance, Regional Development and Local Government of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
- 2010: First Deputy Chief of Staff to the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government.
- 23 April, 2012: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development by an executive order of the Mayor of Moscow.
- Actual State Councillor of the City of Moscow 1st Class. Awarded Honorary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation and Letter of Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
16:00–17:30
Hall 1
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development The Green Economy as a Vector of Development In partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation<br />In cooperation with Norilsk Nickel The green economy is a vector for the sustainable development of the regions. The tools of this economy are innovative green technologies. These technologies are based on resource and energy conservation, reducing carbon emissions, clean transport...
The green economy is a vector for the sustainable development of the regions. The tools of this economy are innovative green technologies. These technologies are based on resource and energy conservation, reducing carbon emissions, clean transport, alternative sources of energy, organic agriculture, eco-development, and many other areas that allow the economy to grow sustainably without harming nature and while preserving a healthy environment for people to enjoy. How can the interests and capabilities of the state, business, and regional population be taken into account in the development of the green economy? Who determines the criteria for a green economy? What is the potential of this sector, and what are its prospects for growth in Russia?
Moderator:
Maria
Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, FSUE "All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company" (FSUE "VGTRK")
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, FSUE "All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company" (FSUE "VGTRK")
Ms. Morgun graduated from the Department of Political Science, SU HSE, in Media Management.
She has worked as a news reporter for TV Channel Russia 24 since its foundation (2006), highlighting the proceedings of the Government and State Duma and the Russian President’s activities.
Since 2008, she has also presented Economic News.
Since 2012, she has been presenter of news releases.
Since 2014, she has been Editor of the Live Planet TV Channel devoted totally to wildlife, being part of the educational line-up of VGTRK digital package.
Panellists:
Victor
Vekselberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
Born in 1957.
Graduated with honors from the faculty of automation and computer engineering of the Moscow Railway Transport Engineering Institute (MIIT).
In 1990 Viktor Vekselberg founded Renova, an asset management company. Mr. Vekselberg currently holds office as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Renova Group of companies.
In 1996 he founded SUAL Group and served as its President until 2003 when he eventually chaired the Board of Directors of the Group.
Chairman of the Management Board of OJSC Tumen Oil Company from 2002 until 2003. Member of the Board of Directors of TNK-BP from 2003 until 2013.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Company Rusal (UC Rusal) from 2007 until March 2012.
In March 2010, Viktor Vekselberg was appointed as Head of the Skolkovo Innovation Center project. Viktor Vekselberg has been President of the Skolkovo Foundation since June 2010.
Boris
Dubrovsky
Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Boris Dubrovskiy was born on November 22d, 1958, in Magnitogorsk (the Chelyabinsk region).
In 1990 he graduated with distinction from Magnitogorsk State Mounting and Smelting Institute named after G.I. Nosov;
In 2001 – Academy of National Economy functioning under the RF Government aegis (“Enterprise and Organization Management”).
In 1976 upon the graduation, he was employed by Magnitogorsk Integrated Iron and Steel Works (“MMK” OJSC).
In 2000 he was promoted up to the Deputy Commercial Director and Equipment Department Chief consecutively; in 2002 Boris Dubrovskiy became a Technical Director and then Chief Engineer of “MMK” OJSC.
From 2003 to 2008 Boris Dubrovskiy worked as a Sales Director both on home market and abroad as well as Executive Director of “MMK” OJSC.
From 2009 to June 2011 he held the official position of the First Deputy General Director of "Research and Production Corporation "UralVagonZavod" OJSC.
Since May of 2011 his career has been culminated as a General Director and Chairman of the Management Board of “MMK” OJSC.
He was elected as a Governor of the Chelyabinsk region in September 14th, 2014.
Boris Alexandrovich Dubrovskiy was awarded a medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, II degree, in 2003; Medal of Honour in 2012, and a Decoration of Merit for the Chelyabinsk Region in 2013.
Sergei
Ivanov
Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Born on 31 January in Leningrad. Graduated from the Translation Department of the Faculty of Philology of Leningrad State University and then completed higher courses of the USSR KGB in Minsk.
1981-1998 – Worked his way up from an operations officer of the First Main Directorate of the USSR KGB to First Deputy Head of a directorate of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation. Had three extended overseas assignments in Nordic countries and Africa. Following the reorganisation of the KGB, he continued work in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation and then in the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation.
August 1998 – Deputy Director of the FSB and Director of the FSB Department for Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning.
15 November 1999 – Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Colonel General in reserve.
28 March 2001 – Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.
14 November 2005 – Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.
16 February 2007 – Appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
12 May 2008 – Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
22 December 2011 – Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration.
Speaks English and Swedish.
Married with one son.
Murad
Kerimov
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born July 10, 1978 in Derbent
Education:
1999: graduated from the Law College of Moscow State University
2000: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
2012: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Holds a CSc in Law
Work experience:
04.03.2014–29.04.2016: deputy head of the Federal Water Resources Agency, Moscow
09.2013–03.2014: aide to the Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Khabarovsk
03.2013–09.2013: deputy chief of department for development of sports and wellbeing under the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Moscow
05.2012–03.2013: advisor to the federal Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Moscow
08.2011–05.2012: advisor to the federal Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Moscow
12.2010–08.2011: deputy head of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service for the Central Federal District, Moscow
2000–2010: aide to the Presnya District Attorney, senior aide to Lefortovo District Attorney, attorney for the environmental supervision department of the interdepartmental attorney’s office, deputy interregional attorney for environmental supervision, Moscow
State awards:
Merited Environmental Worker insignia from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia , 2012
Work Excellence insignia from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia, 2013
Medal for Services to the Motherland, 2nd Degree, 2014
Rank: Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, 3rd class
Supervises:
Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service
Department for State Environmental Policy
Department for International Cooperation
Alexander
Novak
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr Alexander Novak, born August 23rd , 1971 in Donetsk region of Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy. From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk. In 2002-2007 was Vice Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk Krai administration. From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai. From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008, a member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. He is a graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
Nikolai
Podguzov
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on May 29, 1974 in Leningrad.
In 1997 graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Technical University; in 2000 graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia.
In 2000-2003 had been working in various positions (leading specialist, main specialist, consultant of the department) of Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2003-2006 - Vice President of Investment Bank Trust JSC.
2006-2010 - Vice President, Director of Department of Renaissance Capital LLC - Financial Advisor.
2010-2012 - Head of Department, Head of Office of VTB Capital.
2012-2013 - Deputy Director of the Department of Economy and Finance of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Since September 24, 2013 - Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir
Rashevsky
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, JSC SUEK
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, JSC SUEK
Vladimir was appointed to the Board of SUEK in June 2011.
He began his career in 1992, holding various positions in banking, including Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of Avtobank. In 2000, he joined MDM Bank where he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. In December 2001, he became Chairman of the Management Board. In 2004, he became President of SUEK, and was appointed CEO of the company at the end of that year.
Vladimir is a member of the Board of Directors of Interregional Distribution Grid Company of Siberia.
Vladimir graduated from the Financе Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, majoring in Global Economics. He holds a degree in Economic Science.
Alexander
Khloponin
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 6, 1965 in Colombo, Ceylon.
Graduated from the Department of International Economics of Moscow Financial Institute.
After serving in the Soviet Army and graduating, worked for Vnesheconombank of the USSR.
1992–1996: Deputy CEO, CEO, President of Mezhdunarodnaya Finansovaya Kompaniya commercial bank.
1996–2001: Executive Director and CEO of Norilsk Nickel MMC.
2001–2002: Governor of Taymyr Autonomous District.
2002–2010: Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region.
2010-2014: Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District.
Since 2010: Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Married with a daughter.
Awarded Order of Merit to the Motherland, 4th Degree and Order of Honor.
Front row participants:
Elena
Bezdenezhnykh
Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Education: graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University with a degree in law
Professional experience:
Started working in 1995 for Zavenyagin Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant rising from the ladder of service from legal adviser to Director of Corporate and Legal Department.
She was appointed Director of Legal Department of MMC Norilsk Nickel in 2008.
Since 2012 was appointed Deputy CEO, in 2015 – Vice President - Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs, MMS Norilsk Nickel
In 2015 – Vice-President- Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs,MMS Norilsk Nickel
At present- Vice President- State Secretary, GR.
Oleg
Belozerov
President, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways
President, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways
Born in 1969. Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1992.
1998–2000 OJSC Lenenergo, Deputy Commercial Director, Commercial Director.
2000–2001 Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District, Head of the Financial and Economic Department.
2001–2002 OJSC LOMO, Deputy Director, Management of Corporate Property.
2002–2004 OJSC Russian Fuel Company, Managing Director.
2004–2009 Federal Road Agency, Deputy Head, Head
2009–2015 Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister.
August 2011 Assigned Class Rank of Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.
August 20, 2015 Appointed President of OJSC Russian Railways.
Mr. Belozerov is the chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and co-chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council.
He has been recognized for his services by numerous state and industry awards.
Erlan
Buzurbaev
Managing Director, Operator ROP
Managing Director, Operator ROP
Erlan Buzurbaev in the Managing Director of Operator ROP LLC, a company appointed by the Government of Kazakhstan as a unified operator of extended production and import authority (ROP). Erlan is in charge of determining the strategy of Operator ROP and oversees the company’s investment policy for creating a unified waste management network in Kazakhstan and promoting production of environmentally friendly vehicles.
Prior to joining the company, Erlan was Head of Legal for the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan. Until 2015, he was in charge of the investment climate in key regions of Kazakhstan, including the city of Almaty, holding positions in key departments of the Ministry of the National Economy, Ministry of Economy and Trade and Ministry for Regional Development. His previous experience includes the position of CEO of Kazyurkonsulting, as well as leadership positions in the economic sector of Almaty Administration.
Erlan graduated from the Higher School of Law Adilet in 1998 and has a degree in Economics from Turar Ryskulov New Economic University (2005).
Andrey
Varichev
Chief Executive Officer, Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC
Education:
1991 — Graduated from the aviation and mechanical faculty of Moscow Institute of Aviation Technology named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky (MATI) as aircraft mechanical engineer.
Professional experience:
From Oct. 2013 CEO of METALLOINVEST Management Company.
06.2009 — 06.2014 CEO of METALLOINVEST Holding Company JSC.
Feb. — June 2009 CEO of METALLOINVEST Management Company.
2006 — 2008 Commercial Director of METALLOINVEST Management Company.
2005 — 2006 CEO of Mikhailovsky GOK.
2003 — 2004 First Deputy Sales Director of Ural Steel LLC; from 2004 – Deputy General Director of Ural Steel LLC for commercial matters.
2001 — 2002 Deputy Director and afterwards Export Sales Director at TD NOSTA-OKhMK LLC
1991 — 2001 Held senior positions at a number of Russian iron and steel companies, including ZAO InterUral and NTMK JSC.
Kirill
Dmitriev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Kirill Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, STS Media to Fidelity Investments, etc. At the beginning of his career he worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and was appointed by the President of Russia as a member of the BRICS and the APEC business councils; he also was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of Rostelecom, Gazprombank, MDMG, Russian Railways and a member of the boards of trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre and Moscow State University.
In 2011 he was the only Russian representative in the list of ‘100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade’ (Private Equity International). He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
Andrei
Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty – economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.In 1981 – 1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.In 1991 – 1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory).In 1998 – 1999 – Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank.In 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.In 2004 – 2008 – Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.From February of 2008 to July of 2014 – Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister.From July 2014 – Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board.In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and public activities.
Denis
Manturov
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Denis Manturov was born on February 23, 1969, in Murmansk.
Education:
1994 – Lomonosov Moscow State University, major in Sociology.
1997 – Postgraduate studies at Moscow State University, PhD.
2002 – Doctoral programme at Moscow Aviation Institute.
2006 – Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation, major in Law.
Professional experience:
1998 – Appointed Deputy General Director of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
2000 – Appointed Commercial Director of Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.
2001 – Appointed Deputy Chairman of State Investment Corporation (Gosincor).
2003 – Appointed General Director of OAO OPK Oboronprom.
2007 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.
2008 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed acting Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Awards:
2007 – Awarded the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland (Second Class)”.
2008 – Awarded the Order of Friendship.
2009 – Awarded the Order of Honour.
2010 – Awarded an Honorary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2013 – Awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland (Fourth Class)”.
Additional information:
Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation (First Class).
Mr. Manturov was included in the “Golden 100” Personnel Management Reserve under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
He speaks multiple foreign languages.
He is married with a daughter and a son.
Lyubov
Melanevskaya
Executive Director, RusPEK Association
Executive Director, RusPEK Association
Dmitry
Rudenko
President, Chairman of the Board, PJSC "Post Bank"
President, Chairman of the Board, PJSC "Post Bank"
Born in 1969, Dmitry Rudenko graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1993. Over the following five years, he worked at Promradtekhbank, where he was head of the retail division. In January 1999, he joined a working group set up to reorganize Russian Standard Bank and became one of its co-founders and key executives. In May 1999, he was appointed head of the retail business department and, in 2005, became First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Russian Standard Bank, the pioneer of POS lending in Russia.In 2007, Dmitry Rudenko was invited to join the VTB Group. From 2007 to 2012, he was First Vice-President and First Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of VTB24. He coordinated chain operations, SME services, retail business in Russia and the CIS, services to VIP customers, mortgage lending and customer support. Dmitry Rudenko implemented a segmented approach to working with the customer base and developing targeted banking product offers. From 2012 to 2016, he was President and Chairman of the Management Board of Leto Bank. During that period, the bank implemented a ‘lean’ bank model operating without cash desks, a cash recycling function in its ATMs, anti-fraud biometric face recognition, real-time marketing technology. Since March 2016, he has been the chief executive of Pochta Bank, which was established on the basis of Leto Bank with support from VTB and Russian Post.
Georgy
Fomenko
Chairman of the Board, Cadaster Research and Design Institute
Chairman of the Board, Cadaster Research and Design Institute
Chairman of Management Board, Kadastr Institute
Post-Doctoral degree in Geography, Professor
Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Member of the Science and Technology Council, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Georgy Fomenko is an expert in interdisciplinary research of relation patterns for the Environment – Society – Human model. He’s mainly focused on institutional basis of environmental management and environment protection, analysis of social and cultural aspects of management decision, environmental risk management as the crucial factor of a society’s environmental modernization. Mr. Fomenko is the author of many scientific studies on institutional aspects of environmental management from the point of view of innovation development , theoretical and practical aspects of social and cultural methods on environmental management. Part of Georgy Fomenko’s studies are dedicated to transition from industrial economy to the green growth stage, aiming at sustainable development; upgrading the methods of natural resources and ecosystem services assessment; creating indicators of sustainable development and green economy, as well as the system of environmental and economic accounting.
Mr. Fomenko oversees research projects initiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Russian Statistics Agency and the Federal Service for Environmental Management Supervision. The main aspects of the projects are transition to green growth, introducing economic mechanisms of state environmental management and protection, creating environmental and economic indicators and developing methods of environmental damage assessment.
Alexander
Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Alexander N. Shokhin was born 25 December, 1951. Graduated from the Moscow State University in 1974. Doctor of Economics, Professor. Twice, in 1991-1994 and in 1998, Mr. Shokhin held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 he also held positions of Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development. From 1994 to 2002 – Deputy of the State Duma, with the posts of First Vice Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Duma party bloc 'Our Home is Russia', Head of the Duma Committee on Credit Institutions and Capital Markets. Since 1995 - President of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. From 2002 to 2006 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Group "Renaissance Capital". From 2005 to 2009 – member of the RF Public Chamber. Since 2005 – President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Shokhin is a member of several deliberative bodies under the Russian President and Government. He is also an independent director on the Boards of several companies, including ALROSA, Russian Railways, TMK and others.
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.6
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Project Management: How to Avoid Developing Unviable Strategies In partnership with the Project Management Department of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Today, project management is a critical step in creating a management culture not only in business, but in government too. Since the end of 2016, the Russian Government has launched a number of priority projects, which are designed to provide tang...
Today, project management is a critical step in creating a management culture not only in business, but in government too. Since the end of 2016, the Russian Government has launched a number of priority projects, which are designed to provide tangible social and economic benefits for the majority of citizens in an environment where administrative, human, and financial resources are limited. The implementation of these projects requires transparent management, efficiency, sound decision-making, and high-quality planning, which can all be guaranteed by applying project management principles.
How can priority projects be incorporated into the strategic development agenda? What experience can the regions offer in developing strategic plans and implementing them in practice? How can unviable strategies be avoided? How will the project management and public administration system evolve in the future?
Moderator:
Andrey
Slepnev
Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation
Born September 13, 1969 in Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Region.
2005–2007: Head of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate
2007–2009: Deputy Minister of Agriculture
2009–2011: Member of the Trade Panel (Minister) of the Eurasian Economic Commission
February 26 – July, 2016: Assistant to the Prime Minister
July 5, 2016: appointed Deputy Head of the Government’s Executive Office and Director of the Projects Department of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Alexander
Drozdenko
Governor of Leningrad Region
Governor of Leningrad Region
Born on November 1, 1964 in the Dzhambul Region, Kazakhstan, Alexander Drozdenko graduated from Leningrad Agriculture Institute in 1986 with a degree in the economics and organization of agriculture. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 2007. Between 1988 and 2002, he worked in various positions in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region. In November 2002, Alexander Drozdenko was invited to join the Government of the Leningrad Region and appointed as the Region’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Leningrad Region Committee on State Property Management. In May 2012, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, on the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, elected Drozdenko as Governor of the Leningrad Region. He was inaugurated on May 28, 2012. On May 12, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the Early Termination of the Powers of the Governor of the Leningrad Region.” Alexander Drozdenko has been appointed acting Governor of the Leningrad Region.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born in Moscow 21 July 1982Holds a higher education degree2004: finished post-graduate studies at the Higher School of Economics majoring in EconomicsSpeaks English 04/2002–06/2006 – Chief Economist, Division Head at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation 06/2006–07/2010 – Chief Manager, Managing Director of Rosbank07/2010–06/2012 – Head of Analytics for Russia and CIS at Credit Agricol Corporate and Investment Bank06/2012–08/2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital 09/2013–03/2015 – Department Director for Long-Term Planning at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian FederationSince 03/2015 – Deputy Minister of Finance
Evgeny
Otnelchenko
Partner, Strategy and Operations Consulting, PwC Russia
Partner, Strategy and Operations Consulting, PwC Russia
Evgeny leads the Government, Public and Private Sector Services Practice for Large-Scale Project Management. In addition, Evgeny is a key member of the PwC Global Centre of Excellence for Mega-Events.
Prior to joining PwC in 2007, Evgeny worked in international consulting firms for seven years and before that, he had worked in the Russian aerospace industry.
Yevgeny
Savchenko
Governor of Belgorod Region
Governor of Belgorod Region
Date of birth: April 8, 1950
Place of birth: the village of Krasnaya Yaruga, Belgorod region
Education: Stary Oskol Geological College,
Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazev (1976), qualification – an agronomist
Academic degree: Prof., Ph.D. in Economics.
Started his career as a chief agronomist of the collective farm
in the village of Rakitnoye (Belgorod region), and then as the director of the farm. Later on he worked in the district, regional and federal governmental organs including as he deputy chairman of Belgorod regional executive committee, deputy chief of crop production department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation.
In October 1993 - appointed (and in December 1995 and in May 1999 - elected the head of the Administration of Belgorod region. From 1996 to 2001 - a member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He also worked as Chairman of the Committee of the Council
of Federation on Agrarian Policy.
From 2003- elected Governor of Belgorod region.
E. Savchenko has many government awards, the awards of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Married, has two daughters.
Datuk Christopher
Tan
Director, Big Fast Results Projects, Prime Minister’s Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Malaysia
Director, Big Fast Results Projects, Prime Minister’s Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Malaysia
As with the majority of personnel in the Prime Minister’s Performance Management And Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Chris seeks to contribute his experience of corporate best practices to Malaysia’s National Transformation Program. He joined the government in 2007, to drive the Manufacturing Industry Roadmap for the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), after working for 20 years at various locations of Intel Corporation around the world. With the launch of Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Program (ETP) in 2010, he was recruited as the Director for the Electrical & Electronics and Innovation National Key Economic Area (NKEA) for which he had previously served as its “lab leader”. In 2012, Chris successfully led PEMANDU’s pioneer initiative to transfer PEMANDU’s transformation methodology to the Republic of Tanzania. The technology transfer program has since expanded to several other African, Middle East and South Asian states. Chris is now a leading member of a dedicated team dedicated to sharing PEMANDU’s best practices to governments and corporations worldwide interested in #DrivingTransformation.
Front row participants:
Ildar
Gabdrahmanov
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Alexander
Idrisov
President, Strategy Partners Group
President, Strategy Partners Group
The founder and President of Strategy Partners Group – the leading Russian strategy advisory firm, founded in1994. He was a pioneer of innovation and venture capital activity in Russia.
Project experience:
Strategy and competitiveness:
Managed the strategy development for dozens of leading Russian corporations
Led the strategy advisory team for several regions in Russia and CIS
Led a group of international experts on the strategy development for Kazakhstan
Operations management:
Developed and successfully launched dozens of the sales stimulation and cost reduction programs
Developed and successfully implemented several Business restructuring program
Startups and Innovation:
Successfully launched and funded a number of startups
Developed the portfolio growth strategy for venture capital fund
Corporate Finance:
Led development of investment proposals for a number of corporations and support them during the capital raising process
Developed a number of pre-IPO strategies
One of the leading expert on financial modeling in Russia. Designed the Project expert - one of the most popular software product.

Led the development of number the state programs for different industries (Forestry, Retail, Chemical industry, Aerospace, Energy, Railway, Electronics, etc.)
Member of "Open Government" of Russia (Independent Advisory Board)
Paul
Kadochnikov
President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Born in Krasnoyarsk on 28th March 1978
Educational Background:
1999: Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Economics of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and in 2001: Conferred the Master’s degree by the Moscow. Institute of Physics and Technology and New Economic School
2002 – 2005 - Postgraduate Courses at the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Department for Intramural Studies, Specialty 08 00 01 "Theory of Economics", PhD in Economic Sciences.
Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Head, Real Sector" Research Division, Institute for the Economy in Transition (at present – Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy).
Deputy Director, "New Economic Education" Foundation.
Deputy Head, Systems Analysis of Economics Department, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Conferred the Certificate of Commendation of the Government of the Russian Federation for the significant contribution made to the development of the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2020.
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Andrey Nikitin was born in Moscow in 1979.
In 2001, he graduated from the State University of Management (Moscow).
In 2007, he received an EMBA degree of the internationally accredited Stockholm School of Economics.
In 2002-2011 he worked at the RUSKOMPOZIT Group, unifying Russian biggest companies in the fiberglass, composites and geosynthetics industries. Andrey Nikitin held different positions at the group, since 2009 he became General Director of «RUSKOMPOZIT Management Company» OJSC.
Since July 27th, 2011 he has been working as General Director of a non-profit organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives" (ASI). The Agency implements comprehensive projects aimed at enhancement of the investment climate, the development of vocational education and supplementary education for children. The ASI also coordinates the National Technology Initiative — a set of measures to create fundamentally new markets.
Member of the Presidential Council on Economic Modernization and Innovative Development of Russia.
Member of the Presidential Economic Council.
Member of the Presidential Commission on State Service and Senior Executives Candidates Pool.
Member of the Supervisory Council of the Single-industry Cities Development Fund and the Industry Development Fund.
Board member of the Federal Corporation for SME Development.
Has a Ph.D. in Economics.
Andrey Nikitin was awarded a second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland
He also received a personal note of acknowledgement from the President of the Russian Federation.
Roman
Starovoyt
Head, Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor)
Head, Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor)
Born on January 20, 1972 in Kursk. 1995 - graduated from D.F. Ustinov “Voenmeh” Baltic State Technical University (St. Petersburg), majored in impulse heat engines. 2008 - graduated from the Russian Federation Presidential North-West Academy of Public Administration, majored in state and municipal government. Class 1 Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation. 1995 - CEO at “Regionalnoe Investicionnoye Agentstvo” OJSC (“Regional Investment Agency”). 1995-2001 - Director General of “Promyshlennyi” non-state pension plan asset management company. 2002-2005 - CEO at construction company “Stroyinvest” LLC. 2005-2010 - worked in the Committee on Investments and Strategic Projects of the Government of St. Petersburg. 2010-2012 - Deputy Director of Industry and Infrastructure Department of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. From November 2012 - Head of the Federal Road Agency. Awards: In 2012 was awarded an honor credential of the Government of Russia, Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation, in 2014 - by the medal of honor. Married, 2 daughters.
February 28
09:30–11:00
Conference hall 3.3
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Balanced Regional Development In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation One of the key elements of the strategic planning system established by Federal Law No. 172-FZ is the Strategy for the Spatial Development of the Russian Federation – a fundamentally new document on management and planning practices in Russia whic...
One of the key elements of the strategic planning system established by Federal Law No. 172-FZ is the Strategy for the Spatial Development of the Russian Federation – a fundamentally new document on management and planning practices in Russia which combines both strategic and regional planning approaches. The strategy defines the priorities, aims, and objectives for securing comprehensive development in Russia’s regions. It focuses on supporting a sustainable housing system throughout the country and overcoming infrastructural barriers restricting socioeconomic development. The first stage of developing the strategy was its concept: a document identifying the main approaches for the new spatial development of Russia. What possible scenarios will arise from further spatial development, and what are the long-term effects of these scenarios? How can balanced spatial development be ensured? Are there any substantial challenges related to a national housing system? How can an organization working in this field influence the quality of investments?
Moderator:
Andrei
Sharonov
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Andrei Sharonov joined Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in September 2013 as Dean, having left the position of Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in Moscow City Government.Born in 1964 in Ufa, Andrei Sharonov graduated as an engineer from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and as a lawyer from Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; in 1994 obtained his PhD in Social Studies.From 1989 to 1991 a Member of the Soviet Parliament, Congress of People’s deputies of the USSR; till 1996 chaired the Russian Federal Committee (Ministry) on Youth Affairs.In 1996-2007 occupied the positions of Deputy Minister, State Secretary and First Deputy Minister at Economics Development Ministry of Russian Federation.In the period from 2007 till 2010, Managing Director and the Board of Directors’ Chairman for Troika Dialog (Private Investment Company).Board Member for OJSC NOVATEK, ALROSA Group, Bank of Moscow OJSC, OJSC Sovcomflot, MC NefteTransService LLC and JSC Eco-System Management Company.As of December 22, 2010, by appointment of Moscow City Mayor Decree, Andrei Sharonov served at Moscow City Government as Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in charge of budgeting, industrial and city business development, regional rate regulations as well as competition and public retail and procurement policy, trade and services.Since 2012, Andrei Sharonov is heading Executive Committees of Moscow Urban Forum and Open Innovations Forum.Andrei Sharonov received 2009 “Aristos” Awards as “Independent Director” and “Director of the Year”; the Person of the Year in Business Reputation for 2012.Andrei Sharonov was awarded with the Order of Honour and granted the title of “Honoured Economist of Russian Federation”.
Panellists:
Andrei
Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty – economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.In 1981 – 1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.In 1991 – 1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory).In 1998 – 1999 – Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank.In 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.In 2004 – 2008 – Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.From February of 2008 to July of 2014 – Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister.From July 2014 – Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board.In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and public activities.
Vladimir
Klimanov
Director, Institute for Public Finance Reform (IPFR)
Director, Institute for Public Finance Reform (IPFR)
Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (economic geography).
Mr. Klimanov worked as specialist in regional policy and federal relations at some federal ministries from 1997 to 2000. Since the early 2000s, he is involved in research and consulting activities. Since 2002, director of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization ‘Institute for Public Finance Reform’, project manager of some dozens successfully implemented projects on public finance, regional and municipal development. He has traveled across 60 Russian regions with lectures and consulting their authorities.
In 2003, Mr. Klimanov defended his thesis as Doctor of Sciences in Economics in the Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since 2010, Head of the Department of State Regulation of Economy at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
www.klimanov.ru
Alexander
Kuzmin
President, Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (RAASN)
President, Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (RAASN)
Soviet and Russian architect, President of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction, CEO of Stroitelstvo Research Center, JSC, Chief Architect of Moscow (1996 – 2012), member of the Russian Academy of Science, Professor at the International Architecture Academy. Awarded with the titles of People’s Architect and Merited Architect of the Russian Federation, Merited Construction Expert of Russia and Moscow.
Born on July 12, 1951 in Moscow. In 1974 Mr. Kuzmiun graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute.
In 1974-1991 Mr. Kuzmin was part of the Scientific Research and Design Institute for General Lay-Out, Moscow and occupied positions ranging from an architect to the Chief Institute Architect.
In 1991-1996 Alexander Kuzmin worked as the First Deputy to the Head of Architectural and Urban Planning Committee of Moscow (Mosckomarkhitektura) and as the Head of Chief Architectural and Planning Administration, Moscow.
Between September 1996 and July 2012 Mr. Kuzmin was the Head of Moskomarkhitektura, Chief Architect of Moscow.
October 2012 – Deputy CEO of Avtotor Holding.
Appointed by Federal Property Management Agency as the CEO of Stroitelstvo Research Center, JSC (Decree #127-r dated March 7, 2014).
In 2014 elected and approved by the Government as the President of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction.
Alexey
Prazdnichnykh
Head, Spatial Development Direction, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Head, Spatial Development Direction, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
For over 15 years, Alexey Prazdnichnykh managed various projects on competitiveness, social development and public management. He has built a system of cooperation with local and federal authorities, as well as international organizations. His responsibilities involve regional development, industrial clusters and sector development, strategic planning for industrial facilities upgrading, as well as technology and innovative development.
Alexey Prazdnichnykh holds the position of Advisor in many international organizations, such as the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. In Russia, Mr. Prazdnichnykh coordinates the World Economic Forum programme on international competitiveness. Together with the ECI, he prepares national and international reports and develops new approaches to competitiveness and public management efficiency. Alexey Prazdnichnykh is one of the founders of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils.
Mr. Prazdnichnykh is an alumnus of Bauman Moscow State Technical University and holds a CSc from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He has completed various development programmes.
Alexander
Tsybulskiy
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow.
Education:
Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006.
Fluent in English, Greek and French.
Work experience:
1996–2005: Military service.
2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2014 to present: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Front row participants:
Alexander
Piskunov
Deputy Head, Inter-agency Coordination Center, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences
Deputy Head, Inter-agency Coordination Center, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences
Ilya
Semin
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Born in Kostroma in 1985. Graduated from Kostroma State Technology University in Economics and Management (2007) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Sociology Management (2012).
Since 2005: expert in business education at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kostroma Region.
2007– 2008: engaged in business.
2008: Executive director of the Regional Council of Delovaya Rossiya;
Since 2011: member of Delovaya Rossiya:
Since 2012: chief of the Central Executive Committee, member of the Presidium of the General Council of the organization.
Member of the Expert Council for the National Rating of the Russian Federation Regions, member of the Public Council at the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Currently: Director of the Monitoring Centre for Industry Development, Vice-President of Delovaya Rossiya, Chairman of the Centre for Regional Development and Support of Priority Projects.
Heads public projects such as Investment Municipality, Contract System in Action, History of Russian Entrepreneurial Activity.
Sergey
Filatov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Oryol Region; Head, Oryol Region Department of Economic Development and Investment Activity
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Oryol Region; Head, Oryol Region Department of Economic Development and Investment Activity
Born on May 20, 1964 in the Kaluga region. From 1982 to 1993 he served in the Army, worked in the Komsomol. He graduated from the Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman, specialties «Radio engineering and instrumentation», «Economy and management», «Industrial and сivil engineering». PhD in Economic sciences. From 1994 to 2015 held senior positions in Clearing center of the Kaluga region, Financial management of Kaluga, Moscow Office of the Federal Tax Service, LLC «Arbat Obnovlenie», Federal agency for the supply of arms, military, special equipment and material resources, State unitary enterprise of Moscow region «Moscow regional traffic center» (Moscow). Has the title of «Honored builder», the Medal of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» of the second class. Married, has a daughter and a son.
09:30–11:00
Conference hall 3.4
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development ASEZs: Improving Investment Performance In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) are being created to establish favourable conditions for attracting investment and developing comfortable living conditions for local populations. Tools that are used to achieve a balance in regional develop...
Advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) are being created to establish favourable conditions for attracting investment and developing comfortable living conditions for local populations. Tools that are used to achieve a balance in regional development can also be used to address a wide range of issues related to economic diversification. The incentives and benefits that are offered by these development tools are aimed at compensating businesses for the costs of investing in regions with low investment attractiveness. What initial outcomes have been achieved by resident companies that have established themselves in the ASEZs? What are the restrictions on the use of these mechanisms in Russia? Are the current incentives sufficient to attract investment to the regions?
Moderator:
Irina
Makieva
Deputy Chair, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chair, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Education:
• Graduated from the Gorky State University in 1989 with a degree in Economics, specialising in Industry Planning.
• Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Law Academy in 2001.
Experience:
• 2002–2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Regulation of Entrepreneurial Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
• 2004–2006: Chief Adviser at the Analytical Department of the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
2006: Deputy Head of the Department of Priority National Projects at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2006–2008: Head of the Department for Analysis of Performance by Executive Authorities at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2008–2009: Deputy Head of Secretariat of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation I.I. Shuvalov.
• Since November 2009: Vice-Chairman of the State Corporation «The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)».
Awards:
Has received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded with the medal “For Special Contribution to the Development of Kuzbass” of the 3rd degree in 2010 in recognition of her high professionalism and significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Kemerovo Region.
Awarded the Republic of Tatarstan medal “For Valiant Labour” in recognition of her efficient efforts to modernise the economy of mono-industry towns and fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan. Has received a commendation from the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in recognition of her significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Panellists:
Anton
Alikhanov
Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Born September 17, 1986 in Sukhumi, Abkhazia.
Mr. Alikhanov graduated from the All-Russia State Tax Academy under the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, majoring in Law, as well as Finance and Credit, and got a PhD in Economics.
Anton Alikhanov started his career in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in 2010. In 2013 he got a job in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
In September 2015 Mr. Alikhanov was appointed the Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Oblast by the President.
Awards:
- 2-nd degree Medal of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation for outstanding diligence;
- President’s Certificate of Merit.
Married, with two children.
Dionis
Vasilev
Director of Consulting for Construction Project Management Department, KPMG
Director of Consulting for Construction Project Management Department, KPMG
Vasily
Golubev
Governor of Rostov Region
Governor of Rostov Region
Vasily U. Golubev was born on January 30, 1957 in Ermakovskaya village of Tatsinskiy district (Rostov region).
In 1980 he graduated from the department of engineering economics of Moscow Institute of Management named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze.
In 1991 he was appointed and in 1996 was elected the Head of Lenin district of Moscow region.
Since April 1999 he was the Vice-Governor of Moscow region, since March 2000 – the First Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government.
He was in charge of the research and production sector, agriculture, food supplies, housing and utilities infrastructure, fuel, energy and construction sector of Moscow region.
In December 2003 he was elected the Head of Leninskiy district of Moscow region again and reelected for the second term in March 2008.
On May 21, 2010 by the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation he was empowered to be the Governor of Rostov region.
Due to the expiry of powers, Vasily Golubev had been temporarily appointed as the Governor of Rostov region until the person elected the Governor of Rostov region was empowered to perform these duties on 14 June, 2015.
On 13 September, 2015 he was elected the Governor of Rostov region by residents of Rostov region.
He graduated from Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. He has the following degrees: Cand.Sc.(Law) and Dr.Sc.(Economics).
Vasily Golubev is married and has 2 children
Government awards: Order of Honor, Order of Friendship, Order of Merit for the Motherland of the IV Degree, etc.
Vladimir
Dmitriev
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born August 25, 1953, in Moscow.
In 1975, graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute, specialty — “International Economic Relations”.
Doctor of Economics, professor.
Corresponding member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
1975—1979 — State Committee of USSR Council of Ministers for Foreign Economic Relations, engineer.
1979—1986 — Attache, third secretary, USSR Foreign Ministry Department, USSR Embassy of USSR Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
1986—1987 — Institute of World Economics and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences, research worker.
1987—1992 — USSR Embassy of USSR Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Second, First Secretary.
1992—1993 — Russian Embassy of Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, First Secretary.
125001993—1997 — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Finance Ministry Department.
1997—2002 — Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR, First Deputy Chairman.
2002—2004 — Bank for Foreign Trade of the USSR (OJSC), Deputy President — Chairman of the Board
2004—2007 — Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR, Chairman.
2007—2016 — State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Chairman.
From April 2016 – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Vice president.
For outstanding contribution to the development of the financial and banking system of Russia, long-standing and dedicated work he was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the Order “For Merits and Dedicated Service to the Country”, IV Degree, the Order of Honor, the Order of Friendship, the Order of Saint Sergiy Radonezhsky, II Degree, the Order of Blessed Prince Daniil Moskovsky, II Degree, the Medal of the Order “For the Merits and Dedicated Service to the Country”, the Order of the Banner of the Republic of Serbia with Golden Wreath, the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Grand Officer Grade, the Russian Association of Banks Decoration of Honor “For Merits and Dedicated Service to the Banking Community”, “Excellent Employee of Vnesheconombank” Badge, his name is recorded in Vnesheconombank’s Book of Honor, he was also officially thanked by the President and the Government of the Russian Federation.
Alexander
Krutikov
Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Born November 17, 1987 in Odintsovo, Moscow Region.
2009: graduated with distinction from Odintsovo University in “State and municipal administration”.
Since 2009: Pro-Rector for innovative and scientific development of Odintsovo University;
2010: elected Deputy to the Council of Deputies of the Odintsovo Municipal District;
Since 2012: Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Odintsovo Municipal District. June 12, 2013: co-founded the All-Russia People’s Front.
2013: appointed First Deputy Head of the Odintsovo Municipal District Administration.
September 2014: qualified for the administration team of the Far East by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and appointed Deputy Director of the Department for the Territorial and Socioeconomic Development of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Since December 2015: Director of the Department for Implementation of Investment Projects of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Liana
Pepelyayeva
Director, Regional Development Department of the Government of the Russian Federation
Director, Regional Development Department of the Government of the Russian Federation
Born on December 9, 1965 in Novosibirsk. Liana Pepelyaeva graduated from the Law School of Tomsk State University (Novosibirsk Branch) in 1988 and from the School of Economics of Novosibirsk State Academy of Economics and Management in 1996. Between 1988 and 1998 Ms. Pepelyeva worked as a lawyer in Novosibirsk area legal aid office. She was appointed Director of Sibirskaya Yuridicheskaya Kontora Law Firm in 1998 and Chairperson in 2003. Liana Pepelyaeva was elected Deputy of Novosibirsk City Council twice – in 1996 and in 2001. In 2003 and 2007 she was elected Deputy of the State Duma. In June 2012 Ms. Pepelyaeva joined Regional Development Department of the Government of the Russian Federation as its Director. Liana Pepelyaeva has a PhD in Law and holds a status of the Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation. She has two daughters.
Yury
Saprykin
Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Yuriy Saprykin graduated from Department of Applied Mathematics at Kuban State University in Systems Programming. He was a Deputy to the Krasnodar Territory Legislative Council, where he was a member of the Science and Education Committee. In this position, he focused on legislation on science and innovation, communications between institutes and research facilities and innovation infrastructure.
2013: Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Education and Science, where he oversaw innovation and information projects, as well as volunteering in sports etc. 2014: joined Skolkovo Technopark as Deputy CEO. He was appointed Vice-President Development of Russian Far East in 2016 and Vice-President for Regional and International Development in 2016.
Vladimir
Chernov
First Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region
First Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region
Vladimir Nikolayevich Chernov was born in 1973 in Anzhero-Sudzhensk. In 1995, he graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, major in electrical engineering.
He attended the program of management training for the Russian national economy organizations (Presidential program) and had an internship in Germany.
In 2015, Vladimir Nikolayevich completed in non-government educational institution “Moscow School of Management “Skolkovo” the training program to train the teams that manage the single-industry towns development projects.
His career started in the “Anzheromash” in 1995. In 1998 - 1999, he worked as a head of department of marketing and sales, chief engineer in JSC “AVTOS”. From 1999 to 2003, he was a deputy head of Anzhero-Sudzhensk. Until 2008, Vladimir Nikolayevich was the first deputy head of the city. In the period from 2008 to 2011, he was CEO of the refinery “Severny Kuzbass”.
From 2011 to 2016, he was a head of Anzhero-Sudzhensk.
In September 2016, he was appointed Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region for investment and innovation. In November 2016, Vladimir Nikolayevich was appointed First Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region.
Front row participants:
Nail
Magdeev
Mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny
Mayor of Naberezhnye Chelny
Oleg
Melnikov
Head, Banking Support for Contracts Department, Gazprombank
Head, Banking Support for Contracts Department, Gazprombank
Sergey
Popov
Head of Yurga Town
Head of Yurga Town
S. V. was born on July the 4th, 1957 in Morozovo village, Promishlenovskij district, Kemerovo region. In 1986 he graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic Institute on mechanical engineer specialty. Then, in 2006, he graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, the Law Faculty.
S.V. began his working career in 1976 at Yurga Mashine-building Plant (YMBP) as a milling mashine operator, then he worked as a construction metal worker, then as a planning engineer. From 1982 till 1990 S.V. served at Military representative office of Ministry of Defence. He returned to YMBP in April 1990 and worked as a head of foreign trade company bureau of Industrial Group (IG) "YMBP", associate director of foreign trade company of IG "YMBP", head of production and technical department, deputy manager of foreign trade department.
Since April 1997 till November 1998 S.V. has been working as deputy chief - the Chair of Municipal Property Management Committee. Since November 1998 he has been a head of the Department № 8 of Agency of Justice for Real Estate Property Rights.
Since December 2011 until now S.V. Popov is a Mayor of town Yurga. In 2015 he studied at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
S.V. is married and has children. He is fond of fishing and spear fishing, goes in for sports, speaks several foreign languages.
Natalia
Tarkaeva
Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan
Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan
Andrey
Shubin
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born on August 10, 1984 in the city of Kirov, Kirovskaya Oblast, the Russian Federation.
Married, has a daughter.
2006 – graduated from the State University – Higher School of Economics
April 2006 - April 2009 – “OPORA RUSSIA” legal adviser
April 2009 - December 2010 – Head of “OPORA RUSSIA” Department of Legal Expertise and Analysis of Entrepreneurship Problems
December 2010 - February 2013 – Deputy Executive Director, Head of “OPORA RUSSIA” Center of Legal Expertise and Analysis of Entrepreneurship Problems
February 2013 - present – the Executive Director of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
Letter of Acknowledgement of the Government of the Russian Federation for active participation in implementation of the country’s economy modernization goals.
11:45–13:15
Conference hall 3.9
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Industry Towns: New Approaches to Development In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation The development of single-industry municipalities has been identified as one of the main strategic directions for the Russian Federation until 2025 and consequently, the Russian Government is working to implement a priority programme focused on th...
The development of single-industry municipalities has been identified as one of the main strategic directions for the Russian Federation until 2025 and consequently, the Russian Government is working to implement a priority programme focused on the integrated development of single-industry towns. The goal is to ameliorate the acute socioeconomic situation plaguing single-industry towns, caused by the layoff of workers by the major enterprises which dominate the towns, limited infrastructure, and the low investment attractiveness of these areas. How can we stimulate the creation of new jobs that are not related to the activities of the former core enterprises of these cities? What factors are hampering an increase in the investment attractiveness of these single-industry towns? What state support tools are the most effective for supporting single-industry towns? Is the economic structure of these single-industry towns changing together with the changing economic situation?
Moderator:
Andrei
Sharonov
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Andrei Sharonov joined Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in September 2013 as Dean, having left the position of Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in Moscow City Government.Born in 1964 in Ufa, Andrei Sharonov graduated as an engineer from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and as a lawyer from Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; in 1994 obtained his PhD in Social Studies.From 1989 to 1991 a Member of the Soviet Parliament, Congress of People’s deputies of the USSR; till 1996 chaired the Russian Federal Committee (Ministry) on Youth Affairs.In 1996-2007 occupied the positions of Deputy Minister, State Secretary and First Deputy Minister at Economics Development Ministry of Russian Federation.In the period from 2007 till 2010, Managing Director and the Board of Directors’ Chairman for Troika Dialog (Private Investment Company).Board Member for OJSC NOVATEK, ALROSA Group, Bank of Moscow OJSC, OJSC Sovcomflot, MC NefteTransService LLC and JSC Eco-System Management Company.As of December 22, 2010, by appointment of Moscow City Mayor Decree, Andrei Sharonov served at Moscow City Government as Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in charge of budgeting, industrial and city business development, regional rate regulations as well as competition and public retail and procurement policy, trade and services.Since 2012, Andrei Sharonov is heading Executive Committees of Moscow Urban Forum and Open Innovations Forum.Andrei Sharonov received 2009 “Aristos” Awards as “Independent Director” and “Director of the Year”; the Person of the Year in Business Reputation for 2012.Andrei Sharonov was awarded with the Order of Honour and granted the title of “Honoured Economist of Russian Federation”.
Panellists:
Ilya
Krivogov
Chief Executive Officer, Single-Industry Town Development Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, Single-Industry Town Development Foundation
Education: 1993-1996 – studied at the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics 1993-1996 – graduated Moscow Textile Academy majoring in Production Technology1996-1998 – graduated Moscow Higher School of Economics with an MBA, majored in Economics of a Company. Post-graduate studies in MHSE in Economics and Governmental Management. In 2002 went through an International Program for Development Efficiency Evaluation Program in Carlton University of Ottawa, Canada. Work experience: 1997-2010 – managing positions in the Federalniy Centr Proektnogo Finansirovania JSC.2010-2015 – chief of investment consulting and monocities project expertise of the External Policies Department in Vneshekonombank. Since August, 2015 – CEO of NGO Fond Razvitiya Monogorodov.
Julia
Mazanova
Social Policy and Corporate Communications Director Management Company, METALLOINVEST LLC
Social Policy and Corporate Communications Director Management Company, METALLOINVEST LLC
Irina
Makieva
Deputy Chair, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chair, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Education:
• Graduated from the Gorky State University in 1989 with a degree in Economics, specialising in Industry Planning.
• Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Law Academy in 2001.
Experience:
• 2002–2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Regulation of Entrepreneurial Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
• 2004–2006: Chief Adviser at the Analytical Department of the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
2006: Deputy Head of the Department of Priority National Projects at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2006–2008: Head of the Department for Analysis of Performance by Executive Authorities at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2008–2009: Deputy Head of Secretariat of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation I.I. Shuvalov.
• Since November 2009: Vice-Chairman of the State Corporation «The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)».
Awards:
Has received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded with the medal “For Special Contribution to the Development of Kuzbass” of the 3rd degree in 2010 in recognition of her high professionalism and significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Kemerovo Region.
Awarded the Republic of Tatarstan medal “For Valiant Labour” in recognition of her efficient efforts to modernise the economy of mono-industry towns and fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan. Has received a commendation from the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in recognition of her significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Vladimir
Mau
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Vladimir Mau is Doctor of Economics, Professor, PhD, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Born on 29 December 1959 in Moscow, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1981.
Since 1991 he participated in the development and implementation of economic reforms in Russia, including working as Advisor to the Chairman of the Russian Government from 1992-1993.
From 1997-2002 Mau was the Head of the Working Center for Economic Reforms of the Russian Government. In 2002, he became the Rector of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Government, and in 2010 the Rector of the newly formed the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Rector Mau is a renowned expert in the field of economic theory, the history of economic thought and national economy. He is the author of 25 monographs, books and textbooks published in Russia and the UK, as well as more than 600 other works. The main results of his research focus on economic history and the history of economic thought in Russia and the USSR; the theory and history of economic policy; economic transformation and economic reforms.
Rector Mau is a member of Economic Council of the President of Russian Federation. He is and also a chairman of the Expert Board under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration, and member of several governmental commissions and committees.
Alexey
Nazarov
Partner, Head of Strategy and Operation, KPMG in Russia
Partner, Head of Strategy and Operation, KPMG in Russia
Qualification: Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, MBA; MIT Sloan School of Management: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, majors in “Financial Management” (with honors). Experience: Alexey has international experience as a head of strategy consulting projects, M&A support and operations consulting projects. Recent projects: Strategy development for a leading bridge construction engineering company; Strategic diagnostics for a leading bridge construction engineering company; Management model for an engineering company; Development of organizational structure and KPI system for a major construction company; Development strategy elaboration for a leading machine-building holding; Financial block development for the SME 2030 strategy (received gratitude awards from the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation); Universal banking strategy development; Development of innovation KPIs for the leading pipeline company; Strategy development for a postal operator; Analysis of market strategy, distribution system and market position for the construction of a copper wire rod-manufacturing plant in the RF; Strategy and business model development and fundraising assistance to the agricultural cluster in one of the RF regions; Supermarket chain (Beijing, China): market research to optimize the price strategy. Development of the price strategy implementation plan; Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation: preparation of M3 Federal Highway development and reconstruction strategy; Power generating company (Moscow): advising on the optimization of procurement, personnel incentivization and assessment systems; Business concept development for the Olympic technological cluster on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, including the rationale of the business plan components, best practice benchmarking and financial model development.
Front row participants:
Boris
Belyaev
Head, Kumertau City District Administration
Head, Kumertau City District Administration
Born on August 3, 1976 in Kumertau (Bashkortostan).
In 1998 Boris Belyaev graduated from Ufa State Aviation Institute, majoring in Process Automation. In 2001 he graduated form Bashkir State Agricultural University, majoring in Economics and Managing Agricultural Business.
In 2016 Boris Belyaev completed a retraining program on development projects for single-industry cities in Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. Boris Belyaev started his career in 1999 at Kuyurgaza Spirirt and Liquor Factory in Ermolaevo as a lawyer. Later he held positions of Chief Legal Counsellor and Deputy CEO for Economic Security.
In 2002 Mr. Belyaev was appointed the Head of Kumertau City Post Office. In December 2009 he was appointed First Deputy of Kumertau Mayor. Starting from September 2010 Boris Belyaev holds the position of the Mayor of Kumertau.
In 2005 and 2008 he was elected a Deputy of Kumertau City Council. Starting from 2005 Mr. Belyaev is the Secretary of the United Russia Party’s local division.
Boris Belyaev is a recipient of multiple awards. Married with three children.
Alexey
Dronov
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant. Alexey Dronov started his career at the Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (PNPP) in 1998. He held the following positions: Assistant Foreman, Economist, Engineer, Deputy Head of Electric Welding Shop, Deputy Head of Production, Production Director of PNPP, as well Operations Director and Production Director at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant Group. Between November 2013 and October 2016, Alexey Dronov was Head of the Pervouralsk Administration. Pervouralsk is a single industry town with multiple social and economic issues. As Head of the Administration, Mr Dronov focused on developing and upgrading the infrastructure and utilities, as well as manpower training to satisfy the needs of hi-end manufacturing facilities in the town. Under Mr. Dronov’s stewardship, Pervouralsk created a system for forecasting the manpower requirements of local production facilities and offering vocational guidance for secondary school and community college students and launched a practice orientated (dual) educational system. Alexey Dronov was also instrumental in implementing the Ural Engineering School Programme, which was initiated by the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. In September 2016, Alexey Dronov was elected a Deputy to the Sverdlovsk Region Legislative Council, where he joined the Committee for Budget, Finance and Taxes. In October 2016, Mr. Dronov became Managing Director of PNPP and, in December 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Managing Council of the Pervouralsk Metallurgy College. Alexey Dronov graduated from Ural State University in 1998 in Metallurgy Machines and Equipment and from Urals State Law Academy in 2005 in Legal Support in a Market Economy. In 2005, Mr. Dronov finished a retraining course in Strategic Management at Ural State Technical University.
Aleksey
Kozhevnikov
Deputy Governor of the Vologda Oblast
Deputy Governor of the Vologda Oblast
2012–2012: graduated with distinction from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, department of State Management, in Territorial Development. 2003–2007: graduated from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Institute of Management and IT, in Finance and Credit, degree in economics.2001–2006: graduated with distinction from Cherepovets State University, Institute of Metallurgy and Chemistry, in Industrial Automation, degree in engineering. Special courses May–October 2016: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Management Skills: Development of Regional Teams training programme Work experience Since June 2013: Government of the Vologda Region. Position: Deputy Governor of the Vologda Region. February 2012–May 2013: Vologda Region Development Corporation, CEO. Responsibilities included: launching the company, services development, leadership, commercial oversight.October 2010–May 2012: Investment Agency Cherepovets, CEO. Responsibilities included: services development, leadership, commercial oversight. July 2008–September 2010: Electroremont LLC (service company of Severstal LLC), head of commercial department. Responsibilities included storage management system development, supply management. March 2006–July 2008: Russkiy Svet, manager, head of sales. Responsibilities included sales management, contract management.
Alexander
Smekalin
First Deputy Chairman, Government of Ulyanovsk Region
First Deputy Chairman, Government of Ulyanovsk Region
Alexandr Smekalin was born in March, 25, 1980 in Ulyanovsk region. In 2002 he finished his studies with highest distinction in the Ulyanovsk State University (Institute of Economics and Business, Management Department). 2002 – 2009 – he rose through the ranks from Principal Specialist to the Head of the Department of Investments and Foreign affairs of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region. 2009 – Head of the Department of the Investments of the Ministry of Economy of the Ulyanovsk region. 2010 – Head of the Department of the Regional Economy Modernization and Development of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region. 2011 – Minister of Strategic Development and Innovations of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region. 2013 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region - Minister of Strategic Development and Innovations. 2014 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region. Married, has a daughter
Victor
Trigubko
Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Mechel
Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Mechel
Educational: In 1982 Viktor Trigubko graduated from Law School of Kalinin (Tver) State University. Professional Background: 2005 – August 2006 – Vice President for Government Relations, Mechel 2003 – 2005 – Vice President and Representative in Central and Eastern Europe, Mechel; Chairman of Mechel Campia Turzii, Romania; Board Member of Mechel Targoviste 2003 – 2003 – Director of Mechel International Holdings AG, Romania 1997 – 2002 – Head of Moscow Representative Office, Izhstal 1992 – 1997 – management positions in Unibros Steel Co. LTD, including Deputy CEO 1982 – 1992 – International Relations Department of USSR State Committee for Employment and Social Policy in USSR Trade Representative Office in Romania.
14:00–15:30
Conference hall 3.2
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development Innovative Potential in Russia’s Regions: Drivers of Economic Growth In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation In recent years, the strategy for successful development pursued by the national economic systems of the leading countries has been closely linked to superiority in research and development, the emergence of new knowledge, and the creation of inno...
In recent years, the strategy for successful development pursued by the national economic systems of the leading countries has been closely linked to superiority in research and development, the emergence of new knowledge, and the creation of innovative mass-market products. We are increasingly hearing that innovation is an absolute priority when determining a growth strategy. Historically, Russia has been one of the world’s scientific powerhouses: Russian science and engineering have made significant contributions to the sum of humanity’s body of knowledge and technology. Russia has established a network of innovative regions that are able to quickly acquire knowledge and create innovative products. How can the innovation life cycle be properly supported, and how can the outcomes of scientific research be used to advance regional socioeconomic development? What should the long-term regional scientific and technological development strategy look like, and who should lead it? How should cooperation between centres of new scientific knowledge and innovative regions be organized?
Moderator:
Maxim
Safonov
Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Maxim Safonov is an international affairs expert in economics, and a prominent specialist in the banking services area. He has worked for a long time on the practical problems of developing banking and non-banking financial organizations, located in Russia and abroad. He has several decades of publications on the issues of national economic security, the regulation of financial systems, and anti-crisis management using financial organizations.
Professional experience:
2013-present: advisor/deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2011-2014: doctoral candidate at RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation (out of work)
2001-present: senior lecturer/associate professor/professor at the Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Russian government/ RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation
1999-2002: Chief Consultant of the Board of Directors/ Head of Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning / Head of the Department of Development and Planning of the Bank for Foreign Economic Activities (Vnesheconombank).
1998-1999: director for corporate financing/deputy general director of Unicon/Consulting group
1996-1998: working and training abroad
1994-1996: advisor on specialized projects, City Mayor’s Office, St. Petersburg
1991-1992: general manager, Russian-American joint venture, the Hermitage Marketing Company
Education
1982-1987: Leningrad State University named after A.A. Zhdanov, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Orientalist and historian
1992–1994 : Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, International Affairs, PhD Related Program.
1996–1998: — John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Continuing Education Program, Business to Government Relations
1998-2000: The Banking Management Center/Faculty of Finance and Banking Business, Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation, Finances and Credit, Banking Business, economist
2007-2009: Doctoral candidate at the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian, The global economy and international relations, dissertation theme: “The Development of Approaches to Improve the Competitiveness of the National Economy by Attracting International Capital”.
2011-2014: Doctoral candidate at RANEPA, Management and the national economy sector, doctoral thesis on the “Transformation of the Management of Financial Resources in the National Economy Esing the Example of the Modernization of Public Corporations”.
Panellists:
Leonid
Altukhov
President, Group of Companies Netkom-IPC
President, Group of Companies Netkom-IPC
Leonid Altukhov was born on May 24, 1964
He graduated from the Moscow Energy Institute, Department of Automatics and Telemechanics, Faculty of Automatics and Computational Engineering, qualifying as a mathematical engineer). Open University MBA (London) 1999–2002.
1987 to 1994: academic activities at the Computation Centre of the Moscow Energy Institute.
Since 1995, Leonid’s career and life have been closely linked to the company IBM. He began his professional career as a technical consultant and rose to the position of sales director for Unix systems and later, in 1999, sales director for IMB software products.
2001 and 2002: headed a united department selling IBM and Lotus software products.
2002: Software Sales Director of IMB East Europe/Asia. Under him, the software sales department demonstrated significant growth and expansion, with its sales in Russia and the CIS rising.
2010: Vice-President and Director for Regional Development of IBM in Russia and the CIS.
His professional qualities have been acknowledged with diplomas and letters of gratitude from the IBM CEE administration; in particular, twice, in 2002 and 2004, with the diploma “Best Sales Department of IBM Products”. The performance of the IBM East Europe/Asia under him was highly appraised by both corporate clients and the federal authorities.
May 2012: invited to join SAP as Vice-President for Russia and the CIS. In the renewed structure of SAP’s Moscow branch, he oversaw the company’s priority areas: public and financial sectors, headed the Strategic Industries Department and was also responsible for sales of discrete parts, including machinery and equipment.
2014: President of Interprocom, a leading company on Russia’s IT market. Interprocom is a system integrator, developer and distributor of software and hardware products of the world’s major vendors Anaplan, Arcserve, CA, Commvault, Microsoft, NetIQ, Novell, Quantum, SugarCRM, SUSE and Violin Memory.
Since 1996, Interprocom has been an IBM Premier Business Partner.
In 2015, the company’s status was confirmed as IBM’s certified bronze and gold partner for the platforms IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, IBM TRIRIGA and IBM Maximo Asset Management.
The company has successfully implemented major IT projects for private companies and government organizations at the federal and regional levels. Its customers include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Sberbank of Russia, Gazprombank, MTS Bank, Uralsib, Alfa Bank, the Russian companies of Gazprom, Transnefteproduct, Slavneft, Russian Post, Russian Railways, Domodedovo Airport, and others. Interprocom’s key business consists in development of information systems to boost the efficiency of clients’ enterprises and organisations.
Hobbies: alpine skiing, sailing, hiking tours.
Evgeny
Dankevich
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Mr. Dankevich chairs the Management Board of Otkritie Financial Corporation Bank, and also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Khanty- Mansiysk Otkritie Bank, TRUST Bank, Otkritie Broker, LUKOIL-GARANT Non-state Pension Fund, Kineshma City Power Network, Northern River Shipping Company, FINSTROY, and a member of the Moscow Exchange Counsil.

During his career, Mr. Dankevich worked at GUTA-BANK, Otkritie Brokerage House, and Osnovaniye Investment Company.

In 1990, Mr. Dankevich graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics. In 1993, he received his degree in Financial Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Dmitry
Razumovsky
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
2000: graduated from the North-Western Academy of Public Administration (Kaluga Branch) in Finance and Credit and the Moscow Bauman State Technical University (Kaluga Branch) in Machine Building.
2000: joined Tsentrgeomonitoring as a Senior Research Assistant.
2002: Head of Geology Department of the Western Regional Centre of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.
May 2003: Deputy Director, Prityazhenie, Geological and Manufacturing Unit
August 2003: Senior Expert, Department of Public Utilities Reform, Ministry of Construction, Roads and Public Utilities, Kaluga Region
2004–2006: Senior Expert, Deputy Head of Financial Division, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
August 2008: Deputy Head of Department for Finance and Economics, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
November 2009: Deputy CEO/Head of Environmental Department, Kaluga Region Development Corporation
March 2010: Head of Division for Economics and Property, Kaluga City Administration
October 2013: Minister of Information Social Development, Kaluga Region
July 2016: Minister for Economic Development, Kaluga Region
CSc in Economics.
Pavel
Rudnik
Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia; Director,Centre for Strategies and Programmes of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia; Director,Centre for Strategies and Programmes of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Oleg
Fomichev
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on February 7, 1977.
In 1998 graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. Bachelor of Management (diploma with honours).
1998—2000: State University — Higher School of Economics. Master of Economics (diploma with honours).
1999—2000 — Leading Specialist of the General Analytical Division of the Department for Enterprise Reforming of the Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: postgraduate studies, State University — Higher School of Economics.
2000 — Expert of the Centre of Strategic Development (CSD).
2002—2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Programs of Economy Development and Cooperation with International Financial Organizations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Research Assistant of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Director for Development of the Centre of Strategic Development Foundation.
2006—2008: Head of the Department for Economic Policy and Competitive Ability of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
January—July 2008: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
July 2008—November 2010: Director of the Strategic Program Management and Budgeting Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2010 – July 2012 — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since July 2012 – State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Heinrich
Schmidt
Head of Life Science, Russia & CIS, Merck
Head of Life Science, Russia & CIS, Merck
Born in 1956 Austria
Since November 2015 – Life Science Director, Merck Russia and CIS
In 1986 joined the company, which later was integrated into Merck (previously – Millipore, Merck Millipore)
Since then occupied a number of leading positions, including the following ones:
2014 - 15 - Head of Sales & Development, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Merck Millipore
2013 - 14 - Head of Customer Service Europe/EMEA, Merck Millipore
2011 - 13 - Director of Bio-Monitoring & Biopharm Process Solutions EMEA, Merck Millipore International Sales
2005 - 11 - Area Sales Manager Millipore Export Europe
1999 - 2005 - European Manager of the Central Sales Support Organization (CSSO), Life Sciences Division
1994 - 99 Austrian Country Manager and Director Millipore India Private Limited
1986 - 94 Various management positions at Millipore Intertech, Vienna
1984 - 86 Area Sales Manager for CSSR for Diagnostics and Instrumentation (Boehringer Mannheim)
Holds Master degree in Biotechnology from the University of Bodenkultur, Vienna
Front row participants:
Dmitry
Butusov
Deputy Prime Minister of Oryol Region for the Agro-Industrial Complex
Deputy Prime Minister of Oryol Region for the Agro-Industrial Complex
1996: graduated from the Mariysky State Technical University in Agricultural Engineering;
2002: CSc in science;
2007: St. Petersburg State University, MBA programme;
2015: Volga State University of Technology, Expertise in Real Estate Management.
Work Experience:
Since 03.2015
Deputy Prime Minister of the Orel Region for Agriculture.
12.2014–03.2015
Aide to the Governor and Prime Minster of the Orel Region, member of the Governor’s secretariat and Administration.
08.2014–12.2014
Development Director of Zemproekt JSC, St Petersburg
01.2012–08.2014
Vice-Chairman of the agriculture and fishbreeding agency of the Leningrad Region, head of the Department for Agricultural Development
Vadim
Kulikov
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Graduated from the energy department of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, honored inventor of Russia (2009).
Responsible for the selection of projects in the Agency, responsible for interaction with public development institutions, technology parks, foundations.
Has successful experience with incubators and accelerators leading engineering schools of Russia (MIPT, Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State University, MIIT, MEI, etc.), the US (GeorgiaTech, MIT, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU POLY, FAU, and others), Israel (Technion) and Europe (University of Technology of Lausanne, Stockholm University of Technology, etc.), development institutions in Russia (RUSNANO, Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo), USA (NYSEDRA / NY, DOE).
Vadim is actively involved in projects for the reconstruction of engineering competencies and practices of commercialization of innovative technologies in Russia, in cooperation with the committees and commissions of the RSPP (Working Group Skolkovo, on Innovation Board), Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, Commission of Engineering of the Government and the President of the Russian Federation.
Daniel
Russell
President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
Daniel A. Russell is the President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Business Council. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus and for international security and arms control issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs until July 2013. A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Russell served as Chief of Staff to Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns from 2008 to 2009, as Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow from 2005 to 2008 and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2000 to 2003.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Mr. Russell has held positions in Washington and abroad, including Director of the Office of Russian Affairs, Director of the Office of European Political and Security Affairs, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg, Special Assistant for Europe to the Under Secretary of Political Affairs, and First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Mr. Russell has worked in the State Department offices responsible for relations with the United Kingdom and Cuba and served at the U.S. Embassies in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Russell holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Denis
Cherkasov
General Director, Managing Company Sberbank Venture Capital
General Director, Managing Company Sberbank Venture Capital
Mr Cherkasov has been involved with venture capital and private equity for more than 16 years already, including board positions at growing domestic and international technology businesses. Currently he is CEO and Head of Investments at Managing Company SВVC (Sberbank Group).
Mr Cherkasov started his career as a business founder at age of 24 (fundraised, established, developed and successfully sold a publishing house, known for launching the first consumer finance magazine in Russia). In 2004 he was awarded the National Media premium for the most successful magazine launch and original concept of the consumer monthly. After exiting the publishing business Mr. Cherkasov has been pursuing a career in Private Equity and Venture Capital and in that capacity he has been deeply involved in the activity of Boards of Directors of numerous portfolio companies. The companies Mr. Cherkasov has been working with vary greatly by industry as well as by geography ranging from pulp&wood and shale oil to non-food retail and FMCG to new materials and electronics and located in Russia, Germany, Italy, Finland and on the US West Coast.
Mr Cherkasov holds a Graduate degree in International Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Diploma in Company Direction from London Institute of Directors (IoD). He was a Professor at Moscow High School of Economics and London School of Economics (giving lectures on Corporate Finance, Risk Analysis and Microeconomics).
Dmitry
Chukhlantsev
General Director, TONAP Group of Companies
General Director, TONAP Group of Companies
14:00–15:30
Conference hall 3.5
New Regional Policy: Opportunities for Development The Coming Economic Hierarchy: An Index of Preparedness for the Future The Valdai Discussion Club and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) have launched the Future Preparedness Index project. The aim is to assess the preparedness of countries to respond to the challenges of tomorrow, their role in futur...
The Valdai Discussion Club and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) have launched the Future Preparedness Index project. The aim is to assess the preparedness of countries to respond to the challenges of tomorrow, their role in future scenarios, their competitiveness with respect to a range of economic and political criteria, and the development of their industrial and social infrastructure. The project will also seek to determine Russia’s ranking among world powers. In the course of this session, an effort will be made to comprehensively assess how well prepared nations are for long-term global economic challenges according to a range of parameters. What is the shape of tomorrow’s economy, and what factors will determine competitiveness? What industries will become the engines of economic growth? What will the paradigm for macroeconomic policy in developed and emerging economies look like?
Moderator:
Andrei
Bystritsky
Chairman of the Board, Foundation for the Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Chairman of the Board, Foundation for the Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Professor; Dean of the Faculty Communications, Media and Design at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics.
PhD (Candidate of Sciences) – education (1989).
Previous positions: research officer at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (1985–1991); since 1991 – in the media industry: head of the audience research department of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (RTR), author and host of a number of radio and television programs; head of the Society department at Itogi magazine (1996–1997); deputy of director general in charge of information at the TV-Center television company (1997–1998); producer for the BBC Russian service (1998–1999); co-chairman of the organizing committee for the Unofficial Moscow festival and a member of the editorial board for the Moscow Alternative newspaper (1999); chairman at the Mayak State Radio Broadcasting Company (1999); director general of the Vesti State Television Company (2000); deputy director general of RTR and the chairman of the Council of the Heads of Government and Public Television and Radio Organizations of the CIS countries (2000–2008); member of the Board of Directors and the vice-president of international broadcasting company Euronews (2000–2013); editor-in-chief of the monthly humanitarian magazine Apologia (2005-2007); chairperson of the Voice of Russia State Radio Company (2008–2013).
Research interests: problems of the modernization of the Russian society, the current social and political situation, informal youth associations, the psychology of personal development, etc.
Selected publications: author of two books – The youth’s subcultures and Russia’s intelligentsia during the time of collapse of the Soviet system (1991), of many articles published in different newspapers and magazines.
Awards: Order of Merit.
Panellists:
Andrei
Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty – economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.In 1981 – 1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.In 1991 – 1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory).In 1998 – 1999 – Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank.In 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.In 2004 – 2008 – Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.From February of 2008 to July of 2014 – Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister.From July 2014 – Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board.In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and public activities.
Eugeny
Kuznetsov
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Program Director, RVC JSC
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Program Director, RVC JSC
Evgeny Kuznetsov is a professional in the field of strategic development and public affairs. In 2001–2002, he worked for the The Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation. He was a co-author of one of the first comprehensive development strategies - Development Strategy for North-West. From 2002 to 2007, he worked at Imageland Edelman PR Agency where he was engaged in various activities in the field of public projects, in development of efficient public-private interaction in matters relating to industrial, regional and federal development. In 2006, he set up the Foundation for Assistance to Science, Education and Medicine together with Simon Kordonsky. He implemented a number of public campaigns in the field of medicine and healthcare, was an author of a number of concepts for state development. In 2009, within a framework of the office of IABAC (The International Association of Business Communicators) in Russia, he became a head of the academic community relations committee. From 2010, he has been a head of the science and innovation communication committee at the Russian Association of Public Relations (RAPR). He is one of the leaders in creation of methodology and practice in the field of communication between science, business and society, by developing projects and instruments for efficient cross-industry communication. From the end of 2009, he worked as a Director of the Development and Communication Department and later on as a Director of the Strategic Communication Department at RVC. From April 2014 - Deputy CEO - Project Office Director, member of the Management Board of RVC. From December 2015 - Deputy CEO - Program Director, member of the Management Board of RVC. At RVC he was an initiator and mentor for the segments related to development of entrepreneurship ecosystem, development of universities and other infrastructure and ecosystem agents, development of technology transfer and specialized services, programs related to promotion, confidence generation and constructive public communication in the field of innovation. He is one of the initiators and leaders of development of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) from its early formation. At RVC he also specializes in methodology and long-term forecasting measures for technological and social development, manages a number of subject areas at the Project Center established to implement the assignment of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation related to innovation development. In 2015, he managed a group of authors to prepare the National Report on Innovations in Russia. He is a member of the Experts Committee of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Presidium of Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
Yaroslav
Lissovolik
Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Yaroslav Lissovolik joined the Eurasian Development Bank as its Chief Economist in 2015. In 2001-2004 he worked in the International Monetary Fund, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation in Washington. In 2004 Yaroslav Lissovolik joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist; in 2009 he became Head of Company Research in Russia and in 2011- a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia. Yaroslav Lissovolik earned a BA in Economics from Harvard University; an MA in International Economic Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations; an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, holds a PhD in Economics and is a professor at the department of World Economy at the Diplomatic Academy. Yaroslav Lissovolik is a member of the Advisory Council of the Central Bank of Russia, a member of the Council on foreign and defense policy and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. In 2012 Yaroslav Lissovolik became a member of the Expert Council of the Russian government as well as the Working group on macroeconomic policy of the Presidential Economic Council. He has published books on Russia's entry to the WTO and on Russia's integration into the world economy, as well as numerous articles and papers on economic and policy issues.
Ekaterina
Trofimova
Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
On November 20, 2015, Ekaterina Trofimova was elected Chief Executive Officer by decision of the General Meeting of Founders of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency ACRA. Previously, in 2011, she joined the Gazprom team and, since 2012, has been a member of the Management Committee and been in charge of the work of the Ratings Advisory Centre, the Centre for Economic Forecasting and the Corporate Relations Department. From 2000 through July 2011, Ms. Trofimova worked as a financial analyst, Director and Head of Russia and CIS Financial Institutions Rating Group at Standard & Poor’s (Paris, France). Ms. Trofimova was on the analysis board of the ratings agency in Europe and was in charge of the group for awarding ratings to financial institutions. At S&P, she fulfilled a played role in developing and updating the methodology for preparing financial institution ratings. Alongside analytical work relating to major financial institutions, Ms. Trofimova took an active part in developing the concept for the company’s strategic development and HR management in the region. Ms. Trofimova graduated in Global Economics from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 1998 and the Sorbonne (Paris) in Finances and Tax Management in 2000.
Valery
Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy), Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006).
Since September 2003 has been Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006), Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003), Research Adviser of the Political Science Department at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (since 2013).
Fedorov is awarded the Order of Friendship, Medal of the Order of Merit for Motherland II class; Certificate of Merit for the Active Promotion and Organizing the Presidential Election Campaign from the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation etc.
Svetlana
Chupsheva
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Svetlana Chupsheva, the director of the Social Projects direction of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics, the Department of Economics, majoring in Finance and Credit in 2001. In 2001–2011, Svetlana occupied a number of positions in the financial sector. She started as a leading specialist at the Samara Regional Division of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to make it up to the position of the general director at the Agency for Economic Development of Samara region in charge of promoting investment in regional economy. In 2011, Svetlana was among the initiators of the business concept of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and became corporate director at the Agency. In her position as corporate director Svetlana monitored cooperation with government authorities, business development projects, preparations for the sittings of the Agency’s supervisory and expert boards. The Agency's regional network was established from scratch and the National Rating of Investment Climate in the Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation was launched and is successfully implemented under her supervision. In 2015, Svetlana was appointed director of the Social Projects direction where she took the implementation of the New Model of Additional Education System for Children strategic initiative to a new level. She supervised the foundation of the first three Quantorium children’s high-tech parks and the establishment of the federal operator of children's technology parks. Svetlana is also involved in activities aimed at improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and in socially responsible business development in our country, coordinates the operations of two workgroups of BRICS Business Council, and supervises the National Rating project office. Among other things, she is an independent director at governing bodies of companies with government share and member of the workgroup for monotowns upgrade under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration.