Programme

February 13
08:30–09:30
Conference hall 6
Young Enterprise Day Networking Our connections are among our most important resources, and are essential for development. The key objective for partner organizations is to help y...
Our connections are among our most important resources, and are essential for development. The key objective for partner organizations is to help young entrepreneurs meet the right people and make promising contacts. The event programme offers a unique blend of managed networking and education. A number of well-known entrepreneurs will take part in the networking session.
10:00–18:00
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Stand
Young Enterprise Day Mentors’ Lounge for Entrepreneurs and Specialists The problems faced by young people include seeking out and attracting investment, wrong choices with respect to goals and strategies, the absence o...
The problems faced by young people include seeking out and attracting investment, wrong choices with respect to goals and strategies, the absence of a clear plan and a loss of focus, poor resource management, a lack of understanding of their clients’ needs, difficulties with scaling up their projects, weak use of technology, the absence of a global vision, ineffective marketing and PR, limited access to capital, the failure to make the necessary contacts, and many other issues and mistakes that prevent them from developing their businesses and achieving the results they want. Books, articles, courses, and educational programmes form a system of knowledge, but do not give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to see themselves and their business through the eyes of others or to determine exactly what action to take in concrete situations. Assistance with diagnosing problems can only be provided by more experienced mentors, and by the environment in which the young person finds themselves.
Panellists:
Artyom
Androsov
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Born February 16, 1987. 2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering. 2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Yevgeny
Zapotylok
Chief Executive Officer, Formula Advertising
Chief Executive Officer, Formula Advertising
Oleg
Kuzmin
Executive Vice President, BVMW Russland
Executive Vice President, BVMW Russland
Evgeniy
Larionov
Owner, Ex Libris; Co-founder, Experum
Owner, Ex Libris; Co-founder, Experum
Igor
Mgeladze
Founder, MG Capital
Founder, MG Capital
Eduard
Omarov
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
Born 28 November 1964
1971-1981 studied at the school № 201 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
1983-1985 served in the Soviet Army of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1985-1993 served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Tyumen city.
Since 1993 till nowadays – businessman, Director-general of “Kvanta +”
Education:
Tyumen Industrial University. Speciality: Mechanical Engineer.
Tyumen State University. Speciality: Psychologist.
Academic degree: Ph.D
Deputy of Tyumen Regional Duma
Vice-president of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA RUSSIA"
Member of the Enterprise Development Council under the Commissioner of the Russian Federation President in the Urals Federal District.
Lecturer at Tyumen State University. Scientific articles on the topic of success and success in business.
The author of “Artisans and the Rockefellers: for those who want to be successful”, 2014
Author of the educational project “Evening School of Entrepreneur”
Olesya
Teterina
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
10:00–11:30
Social Impact Lounge, 2nd floor, exhibition pavilion 2
Young Enterprise Day Social Enterprise Project Lab The objective of the Social Enterprise Project Lab is to come up with proposals for the development of social enterprise projects based on presenta...
The objective of the Social Enterprise Project Lab is to come up with proposals for the development of social enterprise projects based on presentations of existing projects by the winners of the Russian national Best Social Project of the Year competition. The key feature of this foresight session will be group work using technology for immersion in situational working models. The main results produced by the project groups will take the form of models for the subsequent development and promotion of existing social enterprise projects. By taking part in the Social Enterprise Project Lab, participants in the foresight session will gain knowledge about social enterprise, together with the opportunity to talk to the creators of real social enterprise projects and experience in project and team work.
Session will continue 14:30 - 16:00
Moderator:
Denis
Bogatov
Director, Centre for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship, Russian State Social University
Director, Centre for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship, Russian State Social University
Panellists:
Irina
Abramova
Chairman of the Commission on Industry, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, Fiscal and Tax Policy, and Natural Resource and Ecology Issues, Civic Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Chairman of the Commission on Industry, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, Fiscal and Tax Policy, and Natural Resource and Ecology Issues, Civic Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Milena
Arslanova
Director, Investment Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Director, Investment Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Yuliya
Zhigulina
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Oksana
Kozyreva
Head, Altai Territory Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Head, Altai Territory Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Ms Kozyreva came to social entrepreneurship with the administrative and managerial background; she is a certified social entrepreneurship trainer. In the Altai Centre, together with trainers and experts, she has developed more than 200 projects. More than 250 entrepreneurs and individuals received social entrepreneurship training. She closely collaborates with federal and regional experts and associations.
The Russian competition titled ‘Best Social Project of the Year 2017’ recognised her as the best manager of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI). Social entrepreneurs of the region annually become winners of this competition in major categories.
Fedor
Murachkovskiy
Co-founder, General Director, Planeta.ru
Co-founder, General Director, Planeta.ru
Born in Moscow in 1977. In 2000 graduated Moscow State Academy of Water Transport with a degree in Law, hold a PhD in economics. Worked at the Gohran of Russia as a law specialist, work in commerce and big companies, such as development positions in retail chains Moscow Jewelry Factory, Rosinter, Karusel hyper-markets. In 2009 cofounded and started to helm Planeta.ru, Russia’s biggest crowd-funding platform. The platform launched in 2012. Initially started as a way to battle piracy in music, it eventually outgrew its initial purpose and became a profitable resource. Currently, there are over 23 categories of projects, stretching from artistic ideas to business projects. Planeta.ru team helped carry out over 2700 projects with a total amount of collectd funds exceeding 770 million rubles.
Larisa
Pastukhova
Chair of the Board, Youth Socio-Economic Initiatives All-Russian Union of Public Associations
Chair of the Board, Youth Socio-Economic Initiatives All-Russian Union of Public Associations
Evgeniya
Telitsina
Executive Director, Towards Change Foundation
Executive Director, Towards Change Foundation
Svetlana
Engel
President, Municipal Non-Commercial Fund for the Support of Small Enterprise in Kemerovo City
President, Municipal Non-Commercial Fund for the Support of Small Enterprise in Kemerovo City
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 3
Young Enterprise Day Mind the Gap – The Generation Gap in the Labour Market as an Obstacle to the Development of the Russian Economy The values of Generation Y and their impressions of the labour market and of their place within it today could become one of the key factors hinder...
The values of Generation Y and their impressions of the labour market and of their place within it today could become one of the key factors hindering the development of the Russian economy. The differences between this generation and the preceding one are quite clear – particularly with respect to their attitudes to work and career strategies. Research indicates that young people are not prepared to take risks and do not consider private entrepreneurship to be a possible direction for them, and this could potentially lead to a reduction in the share of private entrepreneurship within the Russian economy. Neither do young people demonstrate a desire to work as employees, however. This is to a large extent connected with the characteristic traits of this generation, which include a desire to occupy executive positions without possessing the corresponding skills, an overinflated assessment of their own abilities, unrealistic expectations, and an inability to concentrate on the same project or task for a long period of time. At the same time, the unwillingness of current employers to take these generational features into account is also a problem. Moreover, as businesses develop and grow, their requirements diversify and expand, and it becomes increasingly difficult for them to employ members of Generation Y. As such, the demands and expectations of candidates and employers with respect to each other are only growing. How can this problem be solved? How can the gap between candidates and employers be reduced and common ground identified?
Key issues:
• Problems with young people’s adaptation to the labour market
• The specifics of Generation Y’s approach to career motivation and selecting a career development path
• Employers’ expectations and impressions of Generation Y
• Successful practices for collaboration between employers and Generation Y
• Corporate training opportunities
Moderator:
Valeria
Kasamara
Vice Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vice Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Panellists:
Marina
Maximenkova
Expert, Laboratory for Political Studies; Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Expert, Laboratory for Political Studies; Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Yulia
Skokova
Junior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Junior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Anna
Sorokina
Associate Professor, Leading Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Associate Professor, Leading Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 6
Young Enterprise Day Volunteering as an Investment in the Country’s Future 2018 was declared the Year of the Volunteer in Russia. One key outcome of this was the creation of the infrastructure required to further develop t...
2018 was declared the Year of the Volunteer in Russia. One key outcome of this was the creation of the infrastructure required to further develop the movement and increase the number of citizens engaging in volunteering to 14 million. A federal programme entitled ‘Social Activism’ was drawn up: an action plan covering the period through to 2024 which tackles volunteer mobility and the promotion of volunteering, regional subsidies, training courses, and much more.
Key issues:
• The ‘Social Activism’ federal project as the Year of the Volunteer’s legacy
• The contribution of volunteers in key areas of national development
• The socio-economic impact of volunteering
Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Alexander
Bugaev
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Born April 24, 1980 in Moscow
Education
In 2002 Graduated Moscow State Agricultural Engineering University named after V.P. Goryachkin with a degree in Engineering. Simultaneously attended military classes in the same university, received the rank of the Lieutenant in the Reserve.
In 2005 had his thesis defense, received PhD in Technical Sciences.
In 2006 attended leadership training courses at VSHU.
In 2010 graduated Moscow State Academy of State and Municipal Management in State and Municipal Management.
In 2013 graduated RANEPA in Sociology and Management.
Work and Civic Activity
2002 – 2003 – curator for the Central Federal District of the executive committee of the Molodezhnoe Edinstvo LLC
2003 – 2004 – head of technology testing for Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2004 – 2008 – head of IT at the Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2005 – 2013 – senior assistant professor at the Machinery Reliability department at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2009 – Doctorate student at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2010 – head of education department of Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2010 – 2011 – head of Sozvezdie Center at the Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2011 – 2012 – head of Department of Family and Youth Policy at the North-Western District of Moscow
2012 – 2014 – deputy head of Prefecture of the South-Western District of Moscow
2014 – 2015 – deputy head of the Federal Youth Agency (Rosmolodezh)
2015 – 2017 – head of analytics, head of the regional cooperation department of the Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Regions on internal policy
Since 2017 – head of Federal Youth Agency
Family
Married, has a son
Yekaterina
Dragunova
Chairperson, Moscow Committee on Public Relations and Youth Policy
Chairperson, Moscow Committee on Public Relations and Youth Policy
Olga
Zakharova
Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Mikhail
Mamuta
Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Artem
Metelev
Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Was born on August 11, 1993 in Moscow.
In 2015 he graduated from the State University of Management, specializing in "Organization Management".
Since 2016 he has been leading the working group on the preparation of the Concept for the Development of Cooperation among the CIS Countries to Support the Youth Volunteer Movement.
The aim of this work is to form high-quality partnership between public organizations of the CIS countries for the purpose of their friendship and cooperation. At the moment, the Concept is developed and is at the approval of the Heads of Governments of the CIS member states.
Since March 2016 to present he heads the Association of Volunteer Centers, holding the position of the Chairman of the Council.
Metelev Artem P. is the Deputy Head of the Directorate for the Year
of Volunteer in the Russian Federation.
The high appreciation of Artem P. Metelev’s contribution was expressed by his appointment as a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation by the Decree of the President of Russia in March 2017.
Timur
Safin
Head, All-Russian Charity Project "Dream With Me"
Head, All-Russian Charity Project "Dream With Me"
Lev
Jakobson
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 14 (Tolstoy)
Young Enterprise Day Best Practices in Modern Sustainable Cities Development In an era of rapid urbanization and paradigm shifts in global development, the international community is seeking best practices for achieving sust...
In an era of rapid urbanization and paradigm shifts in global development, the international community is seeking best practices for achieving sustainable urban development in both developed and developing countries. In order to make urban agglomerations sustainable, it is important to study and widely apply best practices (both Russian and global) and lessons learned from specific projects aimed at improving the contemporary urban environment. Another, no less important, issue for the socioeconomic development of the cities of the future relates to young people’s choice of profession and cultivation of the skills they need to advance successfully and follow their personal growth trajectories. What projects might help us to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (particularly Goal 11 on sustainable cities)? Could they be implemented in Russia’s major cities? Which professions will be in demand for developing the cities of the future? A roadmap will be drawn up for implementing the projects discussed at the session, and an international community, Friends of Cities, will be launched to share best practices with the ultimate aim of facilitating future collaboration.
Moderator:
Roman
Chukov
Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation
Panellists:
Elena
Bocherova
Executive Director, Acronis-Infoprotect
Executive Director, Acronis-Infoprotect
1985.07.18, Lipetsk, Russian Federation. HIGHER EDUCATION: Lipetsk State Technical University, course "Applied Mathematics". WORK EXPERIENCE: 2015 till pres. – Vice-President, Head of the Executive Committee of the All-Russian public organization "BUSINESS RUSSIA"; 2012 till pres. – Business ombudsman “Youth entrepreneurship”; 2013 to 2015 - Deputy Director of “Young Professionals” at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). Co-organizer of “FORESIGHT FLEET 2013", “FORESIGHT FLEET 2015”, cofounder of “National competence system and qualifications” road map; 2012 to 2013 - Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2011 to 2015 - Chairman - Subcommittee “Youth entrepreneurship development” into the Committee “Private entrepreneurship, SME development”; 2006 to 2012 - deputy of Lipetsk Regional Council of IV and V convocations ("United Russia" political faction); 2009 to 2012- Head of the Federal program "You are the entrepreneur" Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2010, 2011. - Organizer of All-Russian competition YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF RUSSIA; 2010, 2011 - Co-organizer INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ECONOMIC FORUM (SPIEF); 2009, 2010, 2011 - Head of “YOU - THE ENTREPRENEUR” session of the National Youth Educational Forum SELIGER; 2006 to 2009 - Head of ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOUTH SCHOOL project. The project received approval of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2009. Then it was transformed into comprehensive program “Youth involvement in the business”
Yemi
Babington-Ashaye
President, United People Global; Member of the Youth Skills and Innovation Commission, Global Business Coalition for Education
President, United People Global; Member of the Youth Skills and Innovation Commission, Global Business Coalition for Education
Tatiana
Zhuravleva
Head of 100 Cities Project, Urban Competence Centre, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Head of 100 Cities Project, Urban Competence Centre, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Ekaterina
Letunovskaya
Vice President, Habidatum
Vice President, Habidatum
Rishabh
Sethi
International Director, BRICS International Forum
International Director, BRICS International Forum
Front row participant:
Halit
Ünver
Research Fellow, Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
Research Fellow, Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 15 (Dostoyevsky)
Young Enterprise Day The Cybersports Industry as a Development Path for the IT Industry The size of the computer games market in the Russian Federation has reached significant heights in recent years: Russia is now home to more than 65...
The size of the computer games market in the Russian Federation has reached significant heights in recent years: Russia is now home to more than 65 million gamers who spend around USD 1.7 billion every year, making the Russian computer games market the eleventh largest in the world. It is clear that the computer games sector, and indeed all sectors involved in the process, including developers as well as producers of computer equipment and peripheral computer devices, are of considerable importance to the Russian economy. This discussion panel will hear from speakers representing executive and legislative bodies, the industry community, and producers and developers of computer games and associated devices, with the objective of developing a road map to offer support to the domestic computer games industry.
Moderator:
Stanislav
Surovtsev
Head of Youth Policy Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Head of Youth Policy Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Panellists:
Roman
Dvoryankin
General Manager, Virtus.pro
General Manager, Virtus.pro
Since 2016, Roman Dvoryankin has been the General Manager of Virtus.pro, the oldest and one of the largest esports clubs in the CIS.
His career began in 2006 at the Moscow office of Adidas, where he was in charge of sports marketing and relations with key clubs, federations, and athletes. Between 2008 and 2012, he worked at the Kontinental Hockey League, where he developed KHL’s commercial potential in the areas of merchandising, online retail, and ticket sales. From 2012 to 2015, Roman worked at the leading international sports marketing holding CSM; he took part in developing and implementing corporate hospitality programs at the Sochi Olympics, the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil, and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. He was the marketing director of HC Spartak Moscow for the 2015/16 season.
Dmitry
Kolobov
Director of the Department for Development of Manufacturing of Socially Important Goods, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Director of the Department for Development of Manufacturing of Socially Important Goods, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Aleksandr
Prokopyev
Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs
Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs
Dmitry
Smith
President of the Russian eSports Federation (ReSF Russia)
President of the Russian eSports Federation (ReSF Russia)
Viktoria
Tarantina
General Manager, iRU
General Manager, iRU
Front row participants:
Olga
Ocheretina
Public Relations Director, Pochta Bank
Public Relations Director, Pochta Bank
Maxim
Stepanov
Development Director, Red Square Gaming
Development Director, Red Square Gaming
10:00–14:00
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Stand
Young Enterprise Day Design Session: Synergy between Support Institutes and Young Business Leaders – Myth or New Opportunities? The national goals for developing small and medium entrepreneurship set out by the President of the Russian Federation and included in the SMEs and...
The national goals for developing small and medium entrepreneurship set out by the President of the Russian Federation and included in the SMEs and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiative project pose a challenge for executive authorities, development institutes, infrastructure support organizations, and public entrepreneurial associations. Achieving good outcomes over the long term will require synergy, with stakeholders joining forces and agreeing plans of action at the federal and regional levels. Throughout history, breakthrough ideas and results have most commonly been produced by young, aspiring leaders with a fresh outlook who are prepared to think outside the box, set and achieve ambitious goals, and join forces to reach shared outcomes. Session participants will include young entrepreneurs and opinion leaders, economic development ministers and the heads of organizations providing infrastructure support to entrepreneurs, and representatives from development institutes and public entrepreneurial associations. Together, they will come up with a strategy for pooling their efforts and resources in order to meet the targets set out in the national project. During this session on design thinking technology, participants will work together to come up with a strategy for pooling the efforts and resources of government and business to achieve the national project targets in the regions.
Moderator:
Alexey
Grishchenko
Deputy Director, Business Environment JSC
Deputy Director, Business Environment JSC
12:00–13:30
Conference hall 13 (Pushkin)
Young Enterprise Day The Digital World Is Already Here! Are You Ready? Mobility, robotization, big data, artificial intelligence – these are no longer trends, but things that we are already living with. Humans are grad...
Mobility, robotization, big data, artificial intelligence – these are no longer trends, but things that we are already living with. Humans are gradually making the move from the natural environment into an artificial one – the digital world. The use of digital technologies has become a precondition for competitiveness and development in the service sector. Innovations in the digital sphere are today becoming an irreplaceable tool, not only for improving efficiency within target industries, but also in everyday life. Today, it is not only corporations that are opting to go down the digital route, small and medium-sized businesses are, too. It is believed that, in our time, it is the digital world that is influencing and stimulating progress in the development of enterprise, the global economy, and social life. Is this the case?
Key issues:
• The potential of financial, political, and educational systems in a digital world
• The opportunities and risks of a global digital reorientation as we see them
• Are we ready for digital world? Our strengths and weaknesses.
Moderator:
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
Panellists:
Vadim
Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Yulia
Michri
Co-owner, LEYB Creative Video Agency
Co-owner, LEYB Creative Video Agency
Maksim
Parshin
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Born on July 23, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region. In 1998, Mr. Parhin graduated from Moscow State University and, in 2001, he completed a post-graduate course. In 2008, he graduated from the International Institute of International Business under the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA).2002–2013: deputy division director, division director and then deputy department director at the Russian Ministry for Economic Development.2013: He was appointed Deputy General Director of FSUE Mail of Russia.2014–2015: Deputy Director, Federal Service for Labour and Employment. 2016–2018 — Head of the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Maxim Parshin was awarded the Certificate of Honour of the Government of the Russian Federation. On August 16, 2018 was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
Dmitry
Samartsev
Director, BI.ZONE
Director, BI.ZONE
Dmitry Samartsev is a Chief Executive Officer of BI.ZONE LLC, the most innovative Russian cybersecurity company that deals in data mining, cybersecurity audit and forensic investigations. Being in tight cooperation with multiple global organizations, such as INTERPOL, World Economic Forum, SWIFT, etc., BI.ZONE plays an active role in the international cybersecurity arena. BI.ZONE-CERT is authorized by Carnegie Mellon University and as a member of FIRST organization collaborates with CERT teams all over the globe against exacerbating cybercrime threat. Mr. Samartsev was also a co-founder of Treatface Company, where he worked as a Director for Development before the creation of BI.ZONE LLC. Treatface is a technology company that develops and supplies advanced products and solutions, including Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions for telecom operators and service-providers (SP), telecommunication networks monitoring and security systems, test instruments and systems for all kind of testing for telecommunication networks and network equipment. Prior to starting his own business, Dmitry Samartsev was a Vice-President for Technological Development in INLINE Technologies, member of INLINE Technologies
Group. INLINE Technologies is a versatile IT integrator, specializing in developing and implementing comprehensive solutions for wide automation of business tasks and activities
of enterprises and institutions. The company has been operating since 1999 and is now one of the leaders in system and business integration in Russia. In 2011 Dmitry Samartsev graduated from Moscow State Technological University
“STANKIN” with bachelor and master degrees in Engineering and Technology (Computer Science and Engineering). In 2016 Mr. Samartsev graduated from Diplomatic Academy of
Russian Foreign Ministry where he received a degree in Economics (World Economy).
Andrey
Sharov
Vice-President, Head of GR Directorate, Sberbank
Vice-President, Head of GR Directorate, Sberbank
Born November 1, 1971. Graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University in 1994 and the Russian Civil Service Academy under the President of the Russian Federation in 1997. CSc (Law).Career1994: leading specialist, chief specialist of the legal department, Administration of Krasnoyarsk.1995–1996: leading specialist, chief specialist, head of department, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.1996–2002: specialist expert, consultant, counsel of the Human Resource Department of the President of the Russian Federation (Presidential Executive Office).2002–2004: head of Civil Service Administration, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.2004–2009: Director, Department of State Regulation of the Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.2009–2010: Director, Department for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises and Competition, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.December 7, 2010: appointed Director, Department of State Governance, Regional Development and Local Government, Government Executive Office.May–November 2012: Vice Governor, Chairman of the Moscow Region Government.Since January 2014: Vice President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Sberbank of Russia.
14:00–16:30
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Stand
Young Enterprise Day Business Game: A Model For Attracting Investment Regional Competitiveness 4.0: Approaches to Developing and Attracting Investment Today, attracting investment is among the key preconditions for achieving sustainable economic growth. Investments are making it possible to accele...
Today, attracting investment is among the key preconditions for achieving sustainable economic growth. Investments are making it possible to accelerate scientific and technological progress, improve quality and competitiveness in production, and develop the associated environment and infrastructure. At the same time, the investment attractiveness of a country to a large extent comprises a range of institutional factors, the majority of which are put in place and supported at a regional level. Those responsible for creating an attractive environment are regional government authorities, where the quality of staff is often one of the key conditions determining the effectiveness of work with investors. The young people’s model for attracting investment is a business game for students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs who are interested in investment policy, public–private partnerships, and the socio-economic development of the state. The model aims to engage young people in learning from the experience of Russia’s regions about attracting investment, creating competitive conditions for business, and developing and implementing socio-economic development strategies.
Aims of the model:
• To learn from the experience of Russia’s regions about attracting investment and developing innovative potential at a time of technological transition
• To analyse the strengths and weaknesses of regions, and the opportunities and threats presented by the fourth industrial revolution
• To form a comprehensive view among young people of current socio-economic development challenges
• To formulate proposals from young people about addressing the problems presently facing Russia’s regions, and to put forward a model for development that can tackle the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution
Moderator:
Alena
Dolgova
Chairman, Oeconomicus Economic Club
Chairman, Oeconomicus Economic Club
Panellists:
Sergey
Belyakov
President, Association of Non-State Pension Funds; Chairman of the Management Board, National Association of Investment and Development Agencies; Chairman of the Presidium, The Retail Companies Association
President, Association of Non-State Pension Funds; Chairman of the Management Board, National Association of Investment and Development Agencies; Chairman of the Presidium, The Retail Companies Association
Born June 26, 1973 in Moscow.
1998: graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in law.
1991–1993: served in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, border guard troops
1993–1999: studied at the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation; served in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
2001–2002: Adviser to the General Directorate of the Reforma International Foundation for Economic and Social Reforms
2002–2008: Chief Specialist, Department of External Relations, Adviser to Deputy General Director, Advisor at the Government and Public Organization Relations Division, OOO Basic Element
2005–2008: Aide to the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Deputy Department Director (part time)
2008–2009: Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2009–2012: Director of the Department for Investment Policy and Development of Public-Private Partnership at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2012–2014: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2014–2015: Chairman of the Board of the SPIEF Foundation
Since 2014: Adviser to the RDIF, Chairman of the Management Board of the National Association of Investment and Development Agencies (NAAIR)
Since 2016: President of the Association of Non-State Pension Funds
Since 2018: Chairman of the Presidium, The Retail Companies Association
Maya
Danilova
Minister of Economy, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Minister of Economy, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Viktor
Zhidkov
Chairman of the Management Board, Investment Bank Vesta Bank
Chairman of the Management Board, Investment Bank Vesta Bank
Anna
Makarenko
Senior Lecturer, MGIMO University
Senior Lecturer, MGIMO University
Alexander
Chebotarev
Vice President, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Vice President, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
14:30–16:00
Conference hall 5
Young Enterprise Day Developing a Culture of Russian Entrepreneurship Objectives to increase the number of small and medium-sized businesses and make starting a business a more popular option have recently been set. I...
Objectives to increase the number of small and medium-sized businesses and make starting a business a more popular option have recently been set. In approaching these tasks, however, it is extremely important not to neglect the issue of the quality of the entrepreneurial environment, and to give thought to the moral reference points that the entrepreneurial community will use to operate, and to what ethical and spiritual principles will be at the core of interactions between enterprise and society on one hand, and enterprise and government on the other. Do we have any traditions that we can use to guide us?
Key issues:
• What are the consequences of not knowing about the history of entrepreneurship in Russia?
• Could Pavel Tretyakov, Nikolay Alekseyev, the Ryabushinsky family, and the Khludov family provide reference points and challenges for modern Russian entrepreneurs?
• How can the names of prominent Russian entrepreneurs be made part of Russia’s national heritage once again?
Moderator:
Vladislav
Zhukovich
Deputy Chairman, Commission for Value-Based Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA RUSSIA
Deputy Chairman, Commission for Value-Based Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA RUSSIA
Panellists:
Artyom
Androsov
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Born February 16, 1987. 2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering. 2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Victor
Grishin
Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Anatoly
Zorin
Director, Russian Youth Business Assistance Center
Director, Russian Youth Business Assistance Center
Anatoly Zorin, Director of the Federal State Budget Organization ‘Russian Centre for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship’.
Since 2015, Anatoly Zorin worked at the Regional Cooperation Analytical Department of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
In 2017, he was appointed Director of FGBU ‘Russian Centre for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship’.
Yelena
Lyapuntsova
Chairperson, Coordinating Council, League of University Professors Interregional Public Organization
Chairperson, Coordinating Council, League of University Professors Interregional Public Organization
Irina
Potekhina
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Denis
von Meck
Representative of the Von Meck family, Entrepreneur, Collector, Public Figure
Representative of the Von Meck family, Entrepreneur, Collector, Public Figure
Olga
Churkova
Deputy Director, Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons and Benefactors
Deputy Director, Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons and Benefactors
Front row participant:
Andrey
Iliopulo
President, Novard Group of Companies
President, Novard Group of Companies
14:30–16:00
Conference hall 14 (Tolstoy)
Young Enterprise Day Attracting Investment into the Development of the Digital Economy in Russia – Successful Experiences of Early Investors The two major trends in the 21st-century economy are globalization and digitalization. The digitalization trend is only growing stronger, making it...
The two major trends in the 21st-century economy are globalization and digitalization. The digitalization trend is only growing stronger, making it a promising area for investment. Amid the startup boom, business representatives are searching for the most effective solutions to help them attract venture capital into Russia’s developing market. In response, our country is flinging its doors wide open to foreign entrepreneurs and investors. What path will the digitalization of the economy take as it develops? What prospects are already open to investors? What does the future hold for the development of blockchain technology? How can those seeking them attract foreign capital and technology to their business project?
Key issues:
• Prospects and opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs as the state economic digitalization programme is rolled out
• Blockchain technology as a tool for improving trust between parties in the future economy
• Presentation of the Russian national Blockchallenge Russia competition
• Developing IT infrastructure projects: successful case studies.
Moderator:
Tatyana
Seliverstova
Executive Chairman, Russian-Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Club
Executive Chairman, Russian-Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Club
Panellists:
Rasim
Galyamov
Minister of Economy of Omsk Region
Minister of Economy of Omsk Region
Mikhail
Derevyanko
Director, Future of Today
Director, Future of Today
Vladislav
Duplyakin
General Director, StartBlock
General Director, StartBlock
Boris
Zabavnikov
Chief Trader-Analyst, Blockchain Technology Start-Up Academy
Chief Trader-Analyst, Blockchain Technology Start-Up Academy
Sergey
Khristiani
Head, BlockChallenge Russia Project
Head, BlockChallenge Russia Project
Front row participant:
Aleksey
Ezhov
Creator, "International Youth Business Incubator" Project
Creator, "International Youth Business Incubator" Project
14:30–16:00
Conference hall 15 (Dostoyevsky)
Young Enterprise Day A Practical Track for IT Entrepreneurship Highly uncertain situations are a common feature of modern business. Established approaches to starting a business cannot guarantee results in an e...
Highly uncertain situations are a common feature of modern business. Established approaches to starting a business cannot guarantee results in an era of constant change. This is a truth encountered especially often by entrepreneurs implementing unusual, innovative ideas. Is it possible to reduce the risk of failure when embarking a new business project? This is a question long faced by IT startups, which operate in a rapidly changing, highly competitive market. Solutions have taken the form of new approaches to starting businesses and the rapid appraisal of business ideas, which are being successfully taught to ‘digital’ entrepreneurs by the Internet Initiatives Development Fund. This practical track will give participants the opportunity to try out one of the approaches practised in IT startups: customer development. This approach makes it possible to test the extent of demand for your business idea within a short period of time, and without the need for additional investment.
Moderators:
Vitaliy
Sattarov
General Director, Founder, Ubic
General Director, Founder, Ubic
Daria
Kharchenko
Head of Educational Development, Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Head of Educational Development, Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Elena
Chuyko
Project Manager, Educational Development Department, Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Project Manager, Educational Development Department, Internet Initiatives Development Fund
16:30–18:00
Conference hall 4
Young Enterprise Day Developing Young Enterprise in the Context of the National SMEs and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiative Project The future of Russia and its overall development are dependent on the younger generation. Special attention is being paid to young enterprise as on...
The future of Russia and its overall development are dependent on the younger generation. Special attention is being paid to young enterprise as one of the main drivers in developing the economy of tomorrow.
Key issues:
• Federal and regional support measures for young enterprise
• Fostering entrepreneurial thinking among different age groups
• Creating communities as a key tool for the development of young enterprise
• Experienced mentors as the key to success
• Creating an investment culture within society
• Entering international markets and broadening the horizons of young entrepreneurs
Moderator:
Artyom
Androsov
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Member of the High Council, United Russia All-Russian Political Party
Born February 16, 1987. 2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering. 2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Panellists:
Indie
Gogokhia
Founder, Genius Code
Founder, Genius Code
Alexander
Deryabin
Director General, Snail
Director General, Snail
Vadim
Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Evgeniy
Larionov
Owner, Ex Libris; Co-founder, Experum
Owner, Ex Libris; Co-founder, Experum
Igor
Mgeladze
Founder, MG Capital
Founder, MG Capital
Eduard
Omarov
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
Born 28 November 1964
1971-1981 studied at the school № 201 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
1983-1985 served in the Soviet Army of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1985-1993 served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Tyumen city.
Since 1993 till nowadays – businessman, Director-general of “Kvanta +”
Education:
Tyumen Industrial University. Speciality: Mechanical Engineer.
Tyumen State University. Speciality: Psychologist.
Academic degree: Ph.D
Deputy of Tyumen Regional Duma
Vice-president of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA RUSSIA"
Member of the Enterprise Development Council under the Commissioner of the Russian Federation President in the Urals Federal District.
Lecturer at Tyumen State University. Scientific articles on the topic of success and success in business.
The author of “Artisans and the Rockefellers: for those who want to be successful”, 2014
Author of the educational project “Evening School of Entrepreneur”
Irina
Potekhina
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Ilya
Chistyakov
Co-Founder, Makarun
Co-Founder, Makarun
Ayaz
Shabutdinov
Owner, Like Group Companies; Investor, Capital Accelerator
Owner, Like Group Companies; Investor, Capital Accelerator
Front row participant:
Alexander
Aronov
Founder, Aronov & Partners Law Firm
Founder, Aronov & Partners Law Firm
February 14
08:30–10:00
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre
Business Breakfast The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Evolution of High-Profile Investment Project Finance: In Search of Balance In partnership with Gazprombank. By personal invitation only Medium-term national economy development plans are unprecedented due to their scale. Hundreds of projects will be implemented in accordance with th...
Medium-term national economy development plans are unprecedented due to their scale. Hundreds of projects will be implemented in accordance with those plans, and their financing would depend upon the ability to strike a balance between the interests of investors, lenders and state institutions. What are the ways to balance interests of all stakeholders? How could due quality of investment projects preparation be ensured? Could mega-projects slow down fast-paced developers’ business? Do the banks have the required expertise and ability to lower their requirements to investors and projects?
Moderator:
Nikolay
Korzhenevsky
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Mr. Korzhenevsky earned his Master’s degree at State University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and had internship at Stanford University (California, USA). He specialises mainly in international finance; the core area of his academic interests is the interrelationship between financial markets and macroeconomic processes. He worked as author and presenter of the Markets programme on RBC-TV and later as Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasts, Gazprombank. Since 2013, Mr. Korzhenevsky has been author and presenter of the programme Economics: Day Rates on TV Channel Russia-24, which is devoted to key macroeconomic and financial topics of the day. He also highlights the main economic events (Davos Forum, SPIEF). In parallel he is working on his thesis Contemporary Methods of Monetary Policy and the Implicit Function of Central Banks. He is also continuing his academic activities at the HSE.
Panellists:
Dmitry
Artukhov
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Aleksey
Belous
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company)
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company)
Alexey Belous has been employed at Gazprombank since 2002. Alexey has over 10 years’ experience of working in leading Russian banks and international companies in the field of project and structured financing of large-scale projects engaging export credit agencies and international financial institutions.
Alexey graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute and Finance Academy with distinction and is a DSC (Econ.)
Alexey has participated in the structuring and financing of more than 50 large-scale projects in Russia and CIS countries in such fields as the oil and gas industry, petrochemical industry, transport, electrical energy, engineering and manufacturing industries.
On 17 August 2017, Alexey Belous was elected a member of the Management Board of Bank GPB (JSC).
Ildar
Gabdrahmanov
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Andrey
Slepnev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
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.
Alexander
Chuvaev
Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Previous positions:
GE Oil & Gas, Regional Executive Director, Russia and CIS 2009
SUEK, Investment Development Director, Russia 2008–2009
JSC Power Machines, Managing Director, Russia 2006–2008
GE Oil & Gas, Regional General Manager, Russia 2006
JSC OMZ, Chief Operations Officer, Russia 2005–2006
GE, various positions in the USA and Canada 1999–2005
Solar Turbines Europe S.A., various positions in Europe and the USA 1991–1999
Key positions of trust:
Energy Producers Council, Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Member of the Board, Chairman of Commission on Public Utility
Territorial Generating Company No. 1 (TGC-1), Member of the Board
Government Commission on the Development of the Electric Power Industry, Member
Aggreko Aurasia LLC, Member of the Board
Evgeniy
Chudnovskiy
Director General, Airports of Regions
Director General, Airports of Regions
08:30–10:00
Business breakfast hall
ASI and RDIF Business Breakfast Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges The City as a Focal Point for National Projects By personal invitation only Collaboration – specifically partnerships between regional and municipal governments, business and public activists – is a key trend in urban devel...
Collaboration – specifically partnerships between regional and municipal governments, business and public activists – is a key trend in urban development. This business breakfast will bring together professionals from all of these sectors, as well as urban development experts, around one table. Speakers representing each sector will highlight areas where the interests and expertise of all groups involved in urban development intersect. They will also answer a number of key questions: what are the most pressing issues when it comes to implementing national projects? How can PPP mechanisms be applied effectively in order to achieve national objectives? In what way can they have a practical effect on citizens, raise their quality of life, and improve the situation in cities and regions? What is the city of the future? How can international practice be applied to make cities more comfortable to live in? How can national projects help bring living standards in Russian cities closer to world-class levels, and consequently, make them as attractive as possible to residents? Where should the funds needed to achieve these aims come from? How can investment help improve the quality and effectiveness of national projects?
Moderator:
Andrey
Polosin
Head of Local Communities, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Head of Local Communities, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 15 (Dostoyevsky)
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth National Champions Pitch Session Russia is currently home to a group of a few hundred competitive, fast-growing, highly innovative private companies with a strong entrepreneurial b...
Russia is currently home to a group of a few hundred competitive, fast-growing, highly innovative private companies with a strong entrepreneurial base. Many of them are ready to expand their businesses and become leaders on the national or even global market. Since 2016, a number of these companies have applied and been accepted onto the Ministry of Economic Development’s priority project, ‘Supporting Leading Private High-Tech Companies’ (also known as ‘National Champions’). As things stand, 62 companies have been accepted onto the scheme. Participating companies receive comprehensive support from the Ministry in their dealings with government authorities, development institutions, and companies in which the state is a shareholder. How can we help companies communicate with banks and investment firms and obtain loans and investment? What achievements and future projects can the companies taking part in the National Champions scheme share with us?

Award Ceremony for New Contestants in the National Champions Project
Welcome address:
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on the 21 July 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 graduated from Higher School of Economics (Masters in Economics). 04.2002 – 06.2006 – serve in various capacitites at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. 07.2006 – 07.2010 – serve in various capacitites at Rosbank, Société Générale group. 07.2010 – 06.2012 – Head of Research on Russia and CIS at Crédit Agricole CIB. 06.2012 – 08.2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital. 09.2013 – 03.2015 – Head of the long-term strategic planning department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 03.2015 – 11.2016 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. From 30 November 2016 – Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Alexey
Semenov
General Director, Geoscan Group
General Director, Geoscan Group
Rashit
Khafizov
Deputy General Director for Strategic Planning and Marketing, Milandr
Deputy General Director for Strategic Planning and Marketing, Milandr
Front row participants:
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.
Sergey
Gorkov
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born December 1, 1968, in the Orenburg Oblast.In 1994, graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of Russia with a specialization in Law. In 2002, graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a specialization in Finance & Credit.1994-1997 — Deputy Head and Head of the HR Department at Menatep Bank.1997-2005 — held senior positions at the HR departments of Yukos and Yukos Moscow oil companies.2008-2010 — Director of the HR Policy Department of Sberbank of Russia2010-2016 — member of the Executive Board and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank.From February, 2016 — State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Chairman.Has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Services to the Fatherland, 2nd class and the Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Since July 26, 2018 - Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Igor
Drozdov
Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1977.
In 1999 graduated cum laude from the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has PhD in law.
Between 2004 and 2005 he worked as an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
From 2005 headed the secretariat of the Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
2006-2010 - chief of staff/administrator of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
In December 2010 he was appointed director of legal issues of the Skolkovo Foundation, and in November 2011, he was in addition appointed a vice president of the foundation. In September 2012, he became senior vice president for legal and administrative issues.
Member of the council on intellectual property of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia. Member of the expert council of the Russian government.
Associate professor at the civil law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has authored more than 30 studies of civil law issues.
Member of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.
Has received state awards including the gratitude of the Russian President.
Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation since June 14, 2016.
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.
Sergey
Zhvachkin
Governor of Tomsk Region
Governor of Tomsk Region
1979: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Tyumen Engineering and Construction Institute.
1979 - 1984: worked as a foreman, then construction superintendent, principal engineer, Head of Construction and Assembly Department No. 3 of Tomskneftestroi Trust of Tomskneft Production Association.
1983: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Production and Construction Arrangements, Gorky Engineering and Construction Institute.
1985 - 1987: Deputy Head, NGDU (oil and gas production division) "Vasyugan Neft" of Tomskneft Production Association.
1987 - 1994: Director, Tomskneftestroi Trust, Tomskneft JSC.
1991: graduated from the Academy of National Economy in Kiel (Germany).
1994: General Director, Tomskgaz JSC, Tomskgazprom JSC.
1999 - 2004: President, Vostokgazprom JSC.
1997 - 2007: Tomsk Region Duma Deputy of the second and third convocation, Committee for Economic Policy.
August, 2004: General Director, Kubangazprom LLC (subsidiary company of Gazprom JSC in Kuban, Rostov Region and the Republic of Adygea).
April, 2007: General Director, Gazprom Transgaz Kuban LLC (since July, 2011 — Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar).
February 16, 2012: President of Tom Football Club.
7 February, 2012: President Dmitry Medvedev nominated Mr.Zhvachkin to be appointed as Governor of Tomsk Region by Tomsk Region Duma.
February 15, 2012: Tomsk Region Duma appointed Mr. Zhvachkin Governor with 32 out of 39 votes.
The inauguration took place on March 17.
Honorary Worker of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy Sector of the Russian Federation (1997). Honorary Worker of Gas Industry of the Russian Federation (2000).
Awards: Order of Honour (1999), Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Daniel of Moscow of 2nd and 3rd Grades (2001, 2002), Medal for Exploitation of the Entrails of the Earth and Development of the Oil and Gas Sector of the Western Siberia (1985), Golden Badge for "Best Manager of Russia" (2001, 2003).
Natalia
Korotchenkova
Deputy General Director, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Deputy General Director, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexander
Povalko
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
In 2016 Alexander Povalko was appointed to the position of General Director of RVC. Before RVC, Alexander served as Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for four years. In the Ministry of Education and Science, Alexander Povalko managed the Department of Programme Management and Tender Procedures, the Department of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Forecasting, as well as the finance and accounting departments.
Previously, Alexander Povalko worked as a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and also in commercial organisations, such as RENOVA-StroyGroup and PАКК company.
Alexander graduated from Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute specialising in radio engineering and from Maimonides Moscow State University with a degree in Applied Mathematics.
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 2
The New Social Agenda Developing Socially-Oriented Education in Russia’s Universities A great deal of attention is currently being paid to the creation of a social infrastructure, support for social non-profit organizations and proje...
A great deal of attention is currently being paid to the creation of a social infrastructure, support for social non-profit organizations and projects with social impact, and the role the voluntary sector, volunteering, and corporate social responsibility might play in tackling social issues. Against this background, issues relating to the development of human capital, whether that means fostering a culture of social engagement or providing professional training for specialists with the competencies and skills required to drive social progress, are somewhat neglected. Tackling this important challenge is particularly relevant to the post-Soviet education model, which has focused attention on students’ individual achievements and competitiveness, leading to a gap between the personal and community aspects of young people’s development. How can Russian universities overcome this gap in order to systematically develop socially-oriented education in Russia? What kind of educational programmes and practices are needed to shape a new socially-responsible generation, from those working in social services, non-profit employees, social entrepreneurs, and social communications professionals – those who have chosen the field as their profession – to businesspeople, government employees, and representatives from all parts of our society? What role can be played by the state, non-profits, and businesses in all this?
Moderator:
Victoria
Panova
Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Dr. Victoria V. Panova is the Vice-President for International Relations of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). For the period of March 2016 – March 2017 she held the post of the Dean of the Oriental Studies Institute of the FEFU. Prior to that she occupied the position of the Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University MFA Russia). She also serves as Chief Strategy Planning Advisor for National Committee on BRICS Research, Russia. She holds a PhD in history of IR from MGIMO-University. Her research focuses on the club governance (G8/G7, G20, BRICS), military-political and energy security, sustainable development as well as global governance.
Since 2003 she acted as Regional Director for Russia of the G8 Research Group based at the University of Toronto (Canada). She was member of the National Working Group of the Advisory Council of the Civil G8 project, led by Ella A. Pamfilova in 2005-2007; part of the Common European Security project initiated by High Commissioner J.Solana in 2009. Since the Russian BRICS Presidency she is also co-chair for the Civil BRICS process initiated by the Russian civil society; permanent member of the Jury for the Youth 8, 20, BRICS. Since the launch of the process she is also the official Russian representative for the Women 20 (W20). She is member of the governing board of the Russian International Studies Association.
Dr. Panova publishes in variety of national and international journals, including International Affairs Forum (Routledge), E-IR, International Trends, New and Newest History, Observer, OECD Bulletin (HSE-SU magazine) etc. She’s also a regular contributor to the G8/G20 Newsdesk publication series, as well as Ashgate Global Governance and Global Finance Series. She was visiting fellow (and life member) at University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Sciences,BRICS Policy Center, PUC-Rio. Dr. Panova is also an alumna of the Asian Forum on Global Governance organized by ORF (India) and Bucerius School/Zeit Stiftung (Germany).
Panellists:
Marina
Abramova
Vice President, Eksmo-AST Publishing Group; Chairman of the Regional Development Committee, Russian Book Union
Vice President, Eksmo-AST Publishing Group; Chairman of the Regional Development Committee, Russian Book Union
Sergey
Golubev
Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Fund
Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Fund
Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Head of the Committee for Social Entrepreneurship of OPORA RUSSIA, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives in Innovation, Head of the Federal Acceleration Program for Social Entrepreneurship “Social Innovations”.
Since 2003 he has been actively involved in the development of the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in the Russian Federation. For the first time the technology of accelerating socially significant entrepreneurial projects was developed jointly with the Omsk Social Innovation Center in 2011–2013. Subsequently highly customized accelerating technology has become the basis for the Federal Acceleration Program for Social Entrepreneurship “Social Innovations” that is being implemented in Moscow city, Moscow, Rostov and Perm regions. Since 2015 he has been developing incubation programs for non-profit organizations conductive to strengthening their financial stability and their inclusion in social services market.
As the Head of a working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation which evaluates practices of Social Innovation Centers and Resource Centers for non-profit organizations, Sergey is actively involved in the development of guidelines for improving the social entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations support network.
Artem
Metelev
Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Was born on August 11, 1993 in Moscow.
In 2015 he graduated from the State University of Management, specializing in "Organization Management".
Since 2016 he has been leading the working group on the preparation of the Concept for the Development of Cooperation among the CIS Countries to Support the Youth Volunteer Movement.
The aim of this work is to form high-quality partnership between public organizations of the CIS countries for the purpose of their friendship and cooperation. At the moment, the Concept is developed and is at the approval of the Heads of Governments of the CIS member states.
Since March 2016 to present he heads the Association of Volunteer Centers, holding the position of the Chairman of the Council.
Metelev Artem P. is the Deputy Head of the Directorate for the Year
of Volunteer in the Russian Federation.
The high appreciation of Artem P. Metelev’s contribution was expressed by his appointment as a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation by the Decree of the President of Russia in March 2017.
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
Nadezhda
Surova
Director, Institute of Administration and Socioeconomic Design, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Director, Institute of Administration and Socioeconomic Design, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Head of the Management and Social Economic Projects Institute at the Russian Economics University named after G.V. Plekhanov, PhD, head of the Management Human Resources Association. N. Surova in as expert is a novel area for research in Russia: social project and social entrepreneurial activity. She’s a member of the expert council of the Federation Council on Regional Politics and Local Self-Governance, expert council of the State Duma, expert council of the Government of the Russian Federation on Social Policy and Social Services Improvement, councils at the Ministery of Economic Development, Committee of Public Communications of the city of Moscow,etc. Since 2003 takes active part in the development of the non-government sector in the social sphere in Russian Federation. Authored over 400 publications on project, political, social, innovative, investment and tax management. Author of the first textbook on project management in social sphere (2015) and social entrepreneurial activity (2017). In 2015 Plekhanov University opens a research facility called Institute of Social Projects for her research. The institute developed together with Nashe Budushee foundation Social Entrepreneurial Activity programs, course materials and acceleration programs.In 2016 the institute expanded to Management and Social Economic Projects Institute and currently is the only educational facility in Russia that prepares young social entrepreneurs as leaders of the social change in Russia.
Lev
Jakobson
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Front row participants:
Elena
Alshankaya
President, Charitable Foundation "Volunteers to Help Orphans"
President, Charitable Foundation "Volunteers to Help Orphans"
Marc
Carena
Director General, McDonald's in Russia
Director General, McDonald's in Russia
Alexander
Tkachenko
Archipiest; Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Archipiest; Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Varvara
Chuikova
Executive Director, Endowment Fund in Support of Talented Youth Future Leaders
Executive Director, Endowment Fund in Support of Talented Youth Future Leaders
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 5
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth The Role of the Regions in Popularizing Entrepreneurship One of the areas of concern of the Small and Medium-sized Business and Supporting Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives National Project is popula...
One of the areas of concern of the Small and Medium-sized Business and Supporting Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives National Project is popularizing entrepreneurship. In today’s Russia, people tend not to take a great deal of interest in entrepreneurship. According to data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, only 5% of respondents expressed a desire to start a business. However, there is considerable potential for growth in the SME sector by encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting entrepreneurship. Russia’s regions have a major role to play in tackling these challenges. Which tools are most effective? Are there universal recipes for success? How can mistakes be avoided? Which tools for popularizing entrepreneurship would businesses suggest?
Moderator:
Alexander
Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Panellists:
Vadim
Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Marina
Zhunich
Director for Government Relations, Google Russia
Director for Government Relations, Google Russia
Nikolay
Kuzyakov
Co-Founder, Vanyushkiny Sladosti
Co-Founder, Vanyushkiny Sladosti
Nikolay Kuzyakov is a cofounder of Vanyushkiny Sladosti Group. He’s been developing confectionary business in Penza for over a decade. This is a family business that employs hundreds of people, holds sites of thousands square meters and makes tons of products. Nikolay Kuzyakov earned his first million at the age of 18, and at the age of 19 he created a company that later reached significant manufacturing capacities. Vanyushkiny Sladosti are sold in 35 000 stores. And the confectionary factory can boast over 1 000 tons of produce a month. Vanyushkiny Sladosti Group includes: agricultural facilities, a confectionary production, food service and online sales. The company’s products are sold in 75 regions of Russia, as well as in Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Germany and Israel. Its brands are represented in the following retailers: Magnit, Spar, Pyatyorochka, GiperGlobus, Monetka, Metro, Billa, Perekryostok, Karusel, Zaodno, Auchan etc. Vanyushkiny Sladosti is the leading confectionary business in the Volga Region. And all of it started with an idea. Idea + Patience + Resilience + Goals + Team = Success. Winner of the Young Entrepreneur of Russia Contest in 2012-2013. Winner of EY International Competition of Young Entrepreneurs in 2015. Member, Youth Government of Penza Oblast. Youth Minister of Economy. Member, Public Council under the Ministry of Economy. Chairman, Opora Rossii’s Youth Committee in Penza Oblast.
Sergey
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.
Alexey
Fursin
Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow, Moscow City Government
Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow, Moscow City Government
Alexey was born on December 1, 1974.
In 1997 he graduated from the State University of Land Management in Moscow.
From 1997 to 2001, he studied at The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
From 1997 to 1998, he worked as a junior specialist in the department of federal lands of the Department of Land Relations Reform of the State Committee of the Russian Federation on Land Resources and Land Management.
In 1998, he moved to the position of chief specialist of the federal lands department of the Land Policy Department of the Ministry of the Russian Federation on land policy, construction, and housing and communal services.
From December 1998 to August 2000 he served as chief specialist of the department of federal lands of the Office of State and Municipal Lands, was an advisor, deputy head of the Department of State Lands of the State Committee of the Russian Federation on Land Policy.
In 2000, he moved to the position of Head of the Legislative Work Division of the Land Reform Administration, worked as Deputy Head of the Land Reform Administration. Until 2004, he worked as the head of the legislative work and regulatory support section of the Land Policy Department of the Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation.
In 2004, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Office of Real and Movable Property of the Federal Agency for the Management of Federal Property and worked in this position until 2007.
From 2007 to 2008, he worked as Deputy General Director for the separation of state ownership of land and regional development in the Directorate of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Federal Computer Center for Stock and Commodity Information Technologies (FT-Center)"
In 2008, he moved to the position of head of the Department of Land Resources and Real Estate. Until October 2015, he held the position of First Deputy General Director of the Federal Housing Development Foundation (“RHD FUND”).
In September 2016, he was appointed First Deputy Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow.
In February 2017, Alexey Fursin was appointed Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow.
On September 21, 2018, he was appointed Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development of Moscow.
Darya
Khudyakova
Head of the Project "Business Sreda"; Online-University for Small Business Bizzon
Head of the Project "Business Sreda"; Online-University for Small Business Bizzon
Front row participants:
Konstantin
Basmanov
Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank
Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank
From 2008 till 2015 Konstantin Basmanov was Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Promsvyazbank PJSC.
From 2015 till 2017 he was Chairman of the Management Board of Vozrozhdenie Bank.
In 2018 he became Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit with Promsvyazbank PJSC again.
He is a member of the Board Presidium of OPORA RUSSIA, the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business.
Inna
Melnikova
Chief Exacutive Officer, MRKinvest
Chief Exacutive Officer, MRKinvest
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 6
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Exporting Agricultural Output: The Regional Agenda Russia’s ambitions to export products on the global food market directly depend on the effectiveness of regional agricultural policies and agendas....
Russia’s ambitions to export products on the global food market directly depend on the effectiveness of regional agricultural policies and agendas. Different regional agendas approach the challenges around modernizing agriculture and reassessing the direction it should take quite differently. Various regions are seeing export potential in their own regional products and drumming up foreign consumer interest in them. How might we effectively create a portfolio of regional products for export? What development strategies for export are regions choosing? What international experience might we take into account when formulating effective regional export strategies?
Moderator:
Vitaly
Sheremet
Partner, Head of Agribusiness, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Partner, Head of Agribusiness, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Qualification:
Vitaly has a bachelor’s degree in management (international economic relations) from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Russian Statutory Auditor.
Experience:
Vitaly started his audit career in 1999 at KPMG in Moldova. Since then Vitaly worked on the Moldovan, Romanian and Ukrainian markets. In 2011 Vitaly joined KPMG in Russia and the CIS.
During 17 years in audit, Vitaly has obtained extensive experience of working with companies from different sectors of the economy – industrial production, transport and infrastructure, construction and property development, agriculture.
Due to his extensive industry expertise Vitaly is heading KPMG Agribusiness Practice in Russia and the CIS (starting from 2013), and represents KPMG at various national and international industry events. Vitaly regularly comments on the agribusiness and market trends to leading Russian industry and business media (Agroinvestor, Vedomosti, Kommersant). He is also an invited expert on a number of radio and TV business programs (RBC, Vesti-24, Kommersant).
Vitaly specializes in the audit of the financial statements of Russian and foreign companies prepared in accordance with Russian accounting standards and IFRS and provides respective compilation assistance. Vitaly regularly works as a Quality Review Partner on KPMG’s largest audit and advisory projects in the agricultural sector and is responsible for a number of projects with industry unions and the ministries of agriculture of Russia and CIS countries.
Panellists:
Sergey
Levin
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Born: August 6, 1965 in St. Petersburg
Graduated from the Leningrad order of Lenin Polytechnic Institute in 1988 as with a degree in engineering physics, from North-West Academy of Public Administration in 2000 with a degree in lawer.
PhD in Sociology
1988-1996: engaged in scientific work.
1996-2003: substituted for positions in commercial organizations.
2003-2009: substituted for positions in the Federal Agency for State Reserves.
2009: General Director of JSC "United Grain Company" (CEO).
2012: Referent of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev.
2015: Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
December 31, 2017: by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation appointed State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Has a class rank "Actual State Counselor of the Russian Federation of the second class".
Awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Mikhail
Maslov
General Director, Ketchum Maslov
General Director, Ketchum Maslov
The founder of Ketchum’s Moscow office, Michael is responsible for strategic development, general management of the firm coordinates international contacts, oversees corporate, and government affairs practice and advises several key clients, including Google, MasterCard and other companies. Prior to starting his agency in 1994 Michael worked as public relations coordinator at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Moscow and before that was press secretary of the leading business school in Russia – International Business School, Moscow (IBS MGIMO). Michael is actively involved in developing the PR profession in Russia and the region. In 2003 – 2004 Maslov served as the Chairman of Russian Public Relations Consultancies Association (“AKOC”/ICCO – Russia) and represented Russia on the Board of ICCO. Maslov also was National Chair of International Public Relations Association (IPRA) in Russia from 2005 until 2009 and represented Russia on IPRA’s Council. He is an active member of the Russian Academy of Public Relations. Since 2017, Michael is a member of the Public Council of The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.
PhD in political science Michael graduated with honors from Moscow State University of International Relations and speaks English and Spanish.
Sergey
Mikhailov
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, Cherkizovo Group
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, Cherkizovo Group
Sergey Mikhailov has been Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Cherkizovo Group since 2006. Mr. Mikhailov led Cherkizovo Group during its successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2006, making the Group the first Russian agricultural company listed on the LSE. Since 2006, Cherkizovo has been expanding rapidly and developing its business in Russia and it is now the country’s largest vertically integrated agricultural company and meat producer. In 2001, Mr. Mikhailov was Marketing Director of Cherkizovo Meat Processing Plant. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the plant in 2002 and, a year later, he became its Chief Executive Officer.In 1998, he founded the telecommunications company, aTelo, Inc., in the United States and was its CEO until 2001. In 1998, he trained as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs before moving to Morgan Stanley in 1999. He graduated from Georgetown University (Washington DC) in 2000 with a degree in Finance and Economics.
Arthur
Parfenchikov
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Head of the Republic of Karelia
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.
Vladimir
Sitnov
Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Vladimir Sitnov was born in Samara on May 6, 1979. Education.
In 2001, graduated from the Samara State Academy of Economics with a diploma in “Finance and Credit”. In 2004, received his PhD degree with a thesis on “Economics and National Economy Management: Logistics, Innovation Management”. In 2006, completed a course in “Enterprise (Business) Evaluation” at the Higher School for Privatization and Entrepreneurship; in 2008, received his MBA diploma from the Russian Government’s Academy of National Economy. In April 2012, enrolled in the LBS-Sberbank Programme in Management and Finance for Bankers at the Centre for Management Development Company Limited. Employment history: With Sberbank since 2000. Occupied various positions with the Lending Division, Investment Lending and Project Finance Division of Povolzhsky Bank. In 2006, was appointed head of the Lending Division at Sberbank’s Povolzhsky Bank; starting from October 2009, was Deputy Chairman of Povolzhsky Bank. In January 2013, was appointed acting Chairman of Povolzhsky Bank, and became Chairman of that bank in May of that same year. In late October 2018, was redeployed to the Central Head Office of Sberbank in the capacity of a Senior Vice-President overseeing five segments of the Corporate and Investment Business Block.
Pier Paolo
Celeste
Director of Moscow Office, Italian Trade Agency
Director of Moscow Office, Italian Trade Agency
Aleksandr
Shenderyuk-Zhidkov
Director, Sodruzhestvo
Director, Sodruzhestvo
Valery
Schapov
President, Mars Russia
President, Mars Russia
Valery joined Mars in 2002 as a Sales manager in Far East. He held several positions in Saint Petersburg and Moscow where he managed Petcare Sales department. In 2011 Valery moved to Vienna, where he was responsible for the business development in a number of European countries (Portugal, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic/Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and BBA countries cluster – Вaltics/Balkans/Adriatic). In October, 2014 Valery was appointed General Manager of Mars Petcare, Russia. As of 25th of May 2015 he is President of Mars LLC, Russia.Before joining Mars, Valery worked in a number of Russian and foreign companies and also organized his own business. Valery graduated from Military University of the Ministry of Defense in 1989 and received an MBA diploma from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in 2007.Valery was born in 1966, he is married and father of three children.
Front row participants:
Anton
Alikhanov
Governor of Kaliningrad Region
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.
Elena
Dybova
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on March 14, 1965 in Rzhev, Tver Region. She graduated with distinction from the Moscow Technological Institute. A Lenin Scholarship holder. In 1991, she opened her own company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2016. In 2014, Elena Dybova was appointed head of the Committee for Development of the Small and Medium-Sized Businesses under the CCI of Russia. At the 7th Congress of the CCI of Russia, she was elected Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Elena Dybova takes an active part in all events (conferences, roundtables and meetings) to protect the interests of small businesses and optimise their cooperation with government authorities. She is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption, a member of the Government Commission on Crime Prevention and the Expert Council for Contract Relations under the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Elena Dybova is a member of the Regional Headquarters of the Regional Department of the All-Russia Public Movement PEOPLE’s FRONT FOR RUSSIA in Moscow and head of the Working Group “For Honest and Efficient Economy”. She is married with two children.
Alexey
Kozhevnikov
Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 7
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth The Competitiveness of the Regions through the Prism of Increasing Labour Productivity: How to Engage, Manage, and Motivate Increasing labour productivity is one of the key tasks set out in the Russian President’s May Decree and in the Labour Productivity and Supporting ...
Increasing labour productivity is one of the key tasks set out in the Russian President’s May Decree and in the Labour Productivity and Supporting Employment National Project. In the majority of Russia’s non-commodity sectors, productivity could be increased by 50–100%; there is also huge potential to expand exports, as well as significant opportunities in the domestic market. What systemic measures is the government putting in place to help companies increase labour productivity? What needs to improve in terms of the way the authorities and business cooperate in order to achieve the targets set out in the national project? How can the experience gained in raising productivity be scaled up in practice? What practical advantages can participants enjoy in terms of improved productivity and success in new markets?
Welcome address:
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on the 21 July 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 graduated from Higher School of Economics (Masters in Economics). 04.2002 – 06.2006 – serve in various capacitites at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. 07.2006 – 07.2010 – serve in various capacitites at Rosbank, Société Générale group. 07.2010 – 06.2012 – Head of Research on Russia and CIS at Crédit Agricole CIB. 06.2012 – 08.2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital. 09.2013 – 03.2015 – Head of the long-term strategic planning department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 03.2015 – 11.2016 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. From 30 November 2016 – Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Moderator:
Alexey
Repik
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
Born in Moscow, Russia on 27 August 1979.Graduated from the State University “Higher School of Economics”, Diploma in Economy and Business Administration.Since 1995 in Healthcare and Pharmaceutics.R-Pharm Founder. President of All-Russia Business Association “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”), actively participating in the improvement of investment climate in the Russian Federation and the establishment of the regional investment standard.Member of the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.Member of the Presidential Council for Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy.Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Head of Commission on Investment Climate.Representative (public ombudsman) of the Commissioner of the Presidential Council on the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs on issues related to the protection of the rights of foreign investors.Board-member and Co-chairman of Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on pharmaceutical and medical industry.Co-Chairman of the National Rating CommitteeMember of the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (pharmaceutical, medical equipment and technologies).Member of the Supervisory Board of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives".
Panellists:
Petr
Zaselsky
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on 1 May 1976.
In 1998 graduated from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
From 1995 to 2004, worked in banking and consulting companies.
In 2004–2007, held offices of a Head of Client Operations, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board and then the Director for Corporate Business at PAO Sovcombank.
In 2007–2018 – Deputy Chairman of Management Board at PAO Sovcombank.
From 26 December 2018 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Ivan
Kolchanov
General Manager, Suksun Optical & Mechanical Plant
General Manager, Suksun Optical & Mechanical Plant
Nikolay
Lubimov
Governor of Ryazan Region
Governor of Ryazan Region
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.
September 18, 2017 took office of the Governor of the Ryazan region.
Married, has two daughters.
Sergey
Nedoroslev
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kaskol
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kaskol
Born 1963 in Barnaul, Altai Region.
1985: graduated from Altai State University in Radio Physics and Electronics. He then pursued post-graduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, where he focused his research on semi-conductor production and semi-conductor based devices.
2007: Candidate of Economics, thesis on “Corporate governance in state-controlled joint stock companies”.
Since 1987: has worked in various companies he set up. He established the Kaskol Group, which became one of the biggest industrial holding groups.
2012: one of the founders of STAN, a leading heavy machinery manufacturer in the country.
Member of the Coordinating and General Councils of the All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia), member of the Administrative Office of the Board of the All-Russia Sector Association of Employers Union of Russian Engineering Union and board member of a number of companies, including RZD JSCo and others.
Nikolay
Solomon
General Director, Federal Competence Centre (FCC)
General Director, Federal Competence Centre (FCC)
Born in 1971 in Moscow.
In 1993 Nikolay graduated from the
Moscow State Technical University for
Motor Vehicles and Highway Construction
(MADI) majoring in road machinery, and
then received a degree in International
Economic Relations from the Financial
University under the Government of the
Russian Federation.
From 1994 to 2003 served in different functions in Audit and Management Consulting in
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, focusing on large energy sector companies consulting.
In 2003, he moved to Yukos-Moscow as Director for Project Management and Acting Director
of the Financial and Accounting Centre
In 2005, he was appointed Financial Controller and Director for Economics and Controlling at
the Siberian Coal Company.
In February 2009, he joined Rosatom state corporation as Deputy Director General for
Finance (later as Deputy Director General for Economics and Finance).
In 2011 Mr Solomon hold the office of First Deputy Director General for Corporate Functions
and Chief Financial Officer at Roastom. Until 2018 he was responsible for key directions of
development in the corporation: opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity
identification, Rosatom production system roll-out.
In June 2018 started to work in Federal Competence Center as its General Director.
Nikolay is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Boris
Titov
Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Boris Titov was born on December, 24, 1960 in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Moscow state institute for international relations in 1983.
In 1983-1989 worked for the foreign trade association “Soyuznefteexport”.
1989-1991 – chemistry department chief at the soviet-dutch joint enterprise “Urals”.
1991-2012 - executive director of Solvalub group of companies.
2001-2002 – the president of the JSC “Agrochemical corporation “Azot”.
2006-2012 – chairman of board of directors, general director of “Abrau-Durso” wine producing company.
2000-2005 – member of the bureau of the board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
2004-2012 – chairman of the All-Russia public organization “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”).
2006-2009 – member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In June 2012 was appointed the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneur’s rights.
Member of the Presidential Economic Council since July 2012.
In April 2014 was appointed the Chairman of the Russian part of the Russia-China Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development
Elected as the chairman of board of directors of the Association of Managers of Russia (AMR) in September 2014
In February 2016 became the official leader of the political party “The party for growth”
Awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, I degree and the Stolypin Medal, II degree, Order of Honor of the Russian Federation, Chevalier of the Legion of honor
08:30–09:45
Conference hall 9
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges Public Financial Literacy as the Basis for Financial Stability The Ministry of Finance has carried out a study of financial literacy in Russia’s regions, and compiled a regional ranking on the basis of this dat...
The Ministry of Finance has carried out a study of financial literacy in Russia’s regions, and compiled a regional ranking on the basis of this data. From 2019, this ranking, which evaluates the public’s financial literacy knowledge, skills, and attitudes, will be updated yearly. The results of the study will be revealed at the Forum in Sochi. During this session, Russian and international experts in financial literacy training will answer questions about the most effective ways to spread the word about financial literacy, and discuss key issues and problems related to protecting the rights of consumers of financial services.

Award Ceremony for the Winners of Russia’s First Regional Financial Literacy Index, with First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov
Moderator:
Alexey
Bobrovsky
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Alexey Bobrovsky was born on 15 August 1981. In 2002, he graduated from the Journalism Department of the Modern University for the Humanities in Moscow. He has worked as reporter and host on the TV-Centre Channel, Channel 1, Radio Station Business-FM. Since 2009, he has authored and presented the Kurs Dnya [Daily Rate of Exchange] on the Russia-24 TV Channel, Head of the Channel’s Service of Economic News. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet site Vestifinance.ru. Since 2016, he has been General Producer of Vestfinance Forum – a new interactive platform, featuring Andrey Klepach, Boris Titov, Alexander Novak, Ksenia Yudaeva and other authoritative economic experts.
Panellists:
Anton
Alikhanov
Governor of Kaliningrad Region
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.
Andrey
Bokarev
Director of International Financial Relations Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Director of International Financial Relations Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Anton
Drozdov
Chairman of the Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
Born on 4 October 1964 in Moscow. 1986: graduated from Moscow Institute of Finance as an economist. 1986: started working as an economist in the Office of financing Social Security of the USSR Ministry of Finance.1987: economist for the Office of Financing Health and Welfare of the USSR Ministry of Finance.1988: worked as senior economist in Division of funding for Social Development the Ministry of Finance. 1988 – 1989: served in the Soviet Army.1989: held various posts in the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.1994: appointed Deputy Head of the General Office of the Federal Treasury, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.July 1999 - July 2008: worked for the Government of the Russian Federation.17 July 2008: appointed Chairman of the Management Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. Awarded the Order of Honour with the title of “Honoured economist of the RF”. Married with a daughter and a son.
Guzeliya
Imaeva
Chief Executive Officer, NAFI Research Centre
Chief Executive Officer, NAFI Research Centre
Education
• Russian State Social University, Faculty of Sociology
• Moscow international higher businesses school MIRBIS. Presidential Program for the Training of Management Specialists. Specialization in marketing
• Advancia-Negocia business school, Paris, France

Expertise
• Member of the Expert Council on Digital Economy in the State Assembly of the Russian Federation
• Member of the Expert Council on Financial Literacy of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
• Member of the Expert Council of the Deposit Insurance Agency
• Member of ESOMAR
• Member of the Russian Society of Sociologists
• The author of dozens of scientific publications and articles in the field of financial behavior of the population and business. Co-author of the books: 100 Facts about Russians’ financial Behavior, Encyclopedia of Russians’ financial behavior, Financial inclusion in Russia: the demand-side perspective, Children and finance: Safety of Savings and payments, Digital Literacy for the Future Economy, Children and Technology
• The winner of the IX All-Russian Business Women Competition Success, 2013
Anna
Popova
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Ms. Popova, M.D., has a degree in medicine and prophylactics, professor in medical hygiene.
Worked as an epidemiologist, chief of epidemiology at Budennovsk hospital, chief epidiemologist in State Center in Serpukhov and Pushino, deputy head of Rospoterbnadzor in Moscow oblast, head of HR or Rospoterbnadzor and deputy chief of Rospotrebnadzor .
After a decree of the government of Russian Federation government N1931 temporary acted as chief of Federal Agency for consumer protection and human wellbeing from October 23, 2013.
Following a decree of the government of Russian Federation N571-p appointed head of Rospoterbnadzor.
Married, has two children
Sergey
Shvetsov
First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Professional experience

1988–1993: student of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1993–1996: economist of the 2nd category, senior economist, chief of the section with the International Finance Division of the Bank of Russia Foreign Operations Department.
1996–2001: deputy head, head of the Ost-West Handelsbank AG representative office, Moscow.
2001–2003: director of the Bank of Russia Open Market Operations Department.
2003–2011: director of the Bank of Russia Market Operations Department.
2011–2013: Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
From September 1, 2013 to March 2, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia — Head of the Bank of Russia Financial Markets Service.
From March 3, 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (since 18 October 2013).

Education

1993: Graduated from the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University (economics-mathematics).
Front row participants:
Georgiy
Gorshkov
First Deputy President - Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
First Deputy President - Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
Georgy Gorshkov was born in 1975. In 1997, he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, and in 1999, he received an MBA from Imperial College Management School in London. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences. From 1994 to 2002, he worked as Deputy General Director of LLC Creative Marketing Group; from 2002 to 2004 as General Director of LLC CMG Strategy; from 2004 to 2008 as Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing Department, and Director of Card Development Department of Russian Standard Bank. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Business Department of VTB24. From 2012 to 2016, he was First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of Leto Bank and became First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of Post Bank in March 2016.
Dmitriy
Grigorenko
Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Ruben
Enikolopov
Rector, New Economic School
Rector, New Economic School
Ruben Enikolopov is the Rector of the New Economic School. He has been the Professor at NES since 2008 and at Pompeu Fabra University since 2013. Professor Enikolopov is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and at the International Growth Center (IGC), London.
In 2001, Ruben Enikolopov finished the Lomonosov Moscow State University (diploma with distinction in Physics). In 2002, he got his master's degree from the New Economic School. In 2008, he got his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. In 2012-2013, he also worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA). Professor Enikolopov was also involved in evaluating the effectiveness of projects of the World Bank and the UN.
Ruben Enikolopov is the leading expert in the field of economic data analysis. His works are published in the top-5 economic academic journals according to Scopus. Professor Enikolopov raised more than $ 2.5 million for his own research, including prestigious grant from the European Research Center. He is in the editorial board of such scientific journals as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Applied Econometrics etc.
Andras
Horvai
Country Director, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
Country Director, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
Andras Horvai is the Country Director and Resident Representative for the Russian Federation.
Until September 2015, he served as Manager of Operations and Portfolio, managing the World Bank Group's Office in Vienna and the portfolio of World Bank-financed projects in the countries of Southeast Europe.
Since joining the World Bank in 1993, Mr. Horvai has worked extensively on Europe and Central Asia, including the countries of Southeast Europe, Turkey and Poland, as well as South Asia. He also served as the World Bank's Country Manager for Croatia.
Prior to his World Bank career, Mr. Horvai held senior positions in the National Bank of Hungary, including that of General Manager, and also served as Alternate Executive Director of EBRD. Mr. Horvai is a graduate of the University of Economics, Budapest.
08:30–09:45
Conference hall (Krasnodar Region stand)
The New Social Agenda Ecology as a Measure of Quality of Life The Environment National Project was approved in late 2018, and is the biggest, most systemic project to preserve Russia’s unique natural environme...
The Environment National Project was approved in late 2018, and is the biggest, most systemic project to preserve Russia’s unique natural environment in the country’s post-Soviet history. Total funding for the project is more than RUB 4 trillion, of which over RUB 3.5 trillion will come from private sources.
Eleven federal projects are to be implemented by 2024, including: effective waste management, the clean-up of hazardous accumulated environmental damage, and a drastic reduction in air pollution in major industrial centres. There are also plans to improve the quality of drinking water and clean up bodies of water, including the Volga River, Lake Baikal, and Lake Teletskoye; to preserve biodiversity and create new specially protected natural areas; and to increase the area covered by restored forests; etc. How will project implementation impact the lives of ordinary Russians? How realistic is it that all of the objectives set out in the national project will be achieved? These questions will be discussed by representatives from government and business, as well as experts involved in the national project.
Moderator:
Maria
Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV
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:
Natalia
Gonchar
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Born in Krasnoturyinsk. Graduated with honours from the Ural State Mining University in 1998 as a specialist in Mining Engineering with a degree in Environmental Engineering Protection in Mining.
Natalia Gonchar won the scholarship of the Sverdlovsk Region Governor for the 1996-1998 academic years. In 2003 Ms Gonchar defended a thesis on Geotechnology and Geoecology and got a PhD in Engineering.
From 2005 through 2012, Ms Gonchar held various positions, from the main specialist to deputy head of the environmental safety department of UMMC- Holding (Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company).
In 2006, she received further education at the Ural State Forest Engineering University under the "Ecologist in the field of professional practice" program and got a degree in Ecology.
Since 2012 Ms Gonchar has headed the EHS department of the Russian Copper Company.
In 2017 Natalia Gonchar was appointed Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). She is responsible for environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, occupational safety and health in the companies of RCC Group. She has the Certificate of Merit from the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Ruslan
Gubaydullin
Executive Director, Association Clean Country
Executive Director, Association Clean Country
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Maxim
Egorov
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Dmitry
Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born on July 7 1971 in Astrakhan to the family of engineers-geophysicists.
1993: Graduated from Ufa Oil Institute majoring in mining engineering and geophysics. Started work activity in Shelf geophysical group in Gelendzhik.
1993: Invited to the Tarasovskoye Directorate of Geophysical Works in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a geophysical engineer.
1994-1995: Geologist with the Tarkosalinskoye oil and gas exploration expedition.
1996-2001: Personnel Director, First Deputy General Director at Purneftegazgeologiya. Starting in 2000, led the development of the Khancheiskoye field and managed oil and gas exploration there.
May 2001: Appointed General Director of Khancheineftegaz.
From 2002: First Deputy Head of the Administration of Purovsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
2003: Graduated from the occupational retraining institute at the Ural Academy of Public Administration specializing in State and Municipal Management.
2005: Elected Head of the Purovsky District.
2009: Included in the personnel pool of the President of the Russian Federation.
March 2010: Nominated by the Russian President and confirmed as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly.
12 March 2015: Appointed Acting Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by Presidential Executive Order.
1 October 2015: Elected Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly. The region reaches stable social and economic development in all areas and becomes of the top 5 regional leaders in the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Presidential Executive Order.
Dmitry Kobylkin has multiple awards and titles of honour including:
Certificate of Merit of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2011);
Honorary Citizen of Purovsky District Title (2011);
“For Serving the Justice” Badge of Honour, Federal Arbitration of the Western-Siberian District (2012);
Medal of the Order for Service to the Motherland, Second Degree (by Order of the President of the RF, 2012);
Badge of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce of the RF (2013);
Certificate of Merit by the Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2013);
Medal “For Excellence in Emergency Relief Operation”, Ministry of Civil Defence Affairs, Emergencies, and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation;
Badge “For Social Partnership”, All-Russia Trade Union of Education Workers (2015);
Badge of Honour “For input into the development of the legislation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area”, Legislative Assembly of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2015);
Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2015);
Medal “For loyalty to the North”, Association of indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and Russian Far East (2015);
“Order of the Faithful Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow”, Third Degree, Russian Orthodox Church (2015);
“The Order of Friendship” (by the Order of the President of the RF, 2015)
Badge “For Contribution to International Cooperation” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (2016)
Gratitude of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017)
Married, with three children.
Igor
Nechaev
General Director, MCC EuroChem
General Director, MCC EuroChem
Gleb
Nikitin
Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
Born in Leningrad on August 24, 1977 in Leningrad.
Education:
1999 г. – St Petersburg State University of Ecomonics.
2004 г. – St Petersburg State University, law major.
2007 г. – Post graduate studies at the Presidential Financial Aacdemy, PhD.
2008 г. – Presidential State Service Academy.
Трудовая деятельность:
1999–2004 – various positions at the St Petersburg State Property Management Committee.
2004 – appointed the general manager for the state property commercial management at the Federal State Property Agency.
2007 – appointed first deputy general manager for Federal Property Management Agency.
2011 – appointed acting general manager for Federal Property Management Agency.
2012 – appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and trade of Russian Federation.
2013 – appointed First Deputy Minister of Industry and trade of Russian Federation.
September 26, 2017 - appointed acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
September 26, 2018 - appointed Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region
Awards:
In 2009 has been awarded 2nd Degree Order for Service to the Motherland.
In 2010 awarded a citation from the Government of Russia.
Holds other awards.
Additional information:
Grade II Full State Councelor of St Petersburg.
Grade II Full State Councelor of Russian Federation.
Speaks foreign languages.
Married, two children.
Anna
Popova
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Ms. Popova, M.D., has a degree in medicine and prophylactics, professor in medical hygiene.
Worked as an epidemiologist, chief of epidemiology at Budennovsk hospital, chief epidiemologist in State Center in Serpukhov and Pushino, deputy head of Rospoterbnadzor in Moscow oblast, head of HR or Rospoterbnadzor and deputy chief of Rospotrebnadzor .
After a decree of the government of Russian Federation government N1931 temporary acted as chief of Federal Agency for consumer protection and human wellbeing from October 23, 2013.
Following a decree of the government of Russian Federation N571-p appointed head of Rospoterbnadzor.
Married, has two children
Front row participants:
Vladimir
Dmitriev
General Director, Kalashnikov Concern
General Director, Kalashnikov Concern
Irina
Zhukova
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Education: Russian State University for the Humanities, specialization- historian-archivist
Experience: Irina started her career at Philip Morris Sales and Marketing in 1995, she occupied various positions in the Department of Corporate Affairs. In the period of 2008 – 2012, she was the Head of the Communications and PR Department at Tetra Pak. In February 2012 Irina returned to Philip Morris Sales and Marketing as Director for Communications and Public Relations. Since May 2017 Irina is heading the branch of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
Irina is a member of Board of Directors in the Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing; she is also a member of Trustee Council of the National Award Media Manger of Russia. Irina is also heading the working group on CSR in non-commercial partnership the Association of Branded Goods Manufacturers in Russia (RUSBRAND)
Irina Zhukova has many times been rated in the top list of the Directors on corporate and public relations in the Service and Manufacturing of the Consumer Goods sector (project Top 1000 Russian Managers by business journal Kommersant and the Russian Managers Association
Vladimir
Ivanov
Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Yuriy
Korotaev
General Director, Duracell Russia
General Director, Duracell Russia
Svetlana
Radionova
Head, Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service
Head, Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service
Alexander
Shadrikov
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan
Dmitriy
Shkolniy
President, National environmental operator
President, National environmental operator
Renata
Siusaite
General Director, Centre for Caucasus Nature
General Director, Centre for Caucasus Nature
08:30–09:45
Rosseti Territory
Round table Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges Developing the Power Grid in the Russian Regions in an Era of Global Technological Change Digital transformation of power systems will make it possible to accelerate socioeconomic growth in the regions, increase energy security by creati...
Digital transformation of power systems will make it possible to accelerate socioeconomic growth in the regions, increase energy security by creating new possibilities for infrastructure, and significantly improve people’s quality of life thanks to new standards of service. How will digitalization affect regional economies? How can we use digitalization to improve life for people living in the regions and provide the right environment for the development of small, medium-sized, and large businesses? What tools and mechanisms for long-term tariff regulation should be considered in order to tackle the challenges of digital transformation in Russia’s regions?
Roundtable Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Oleg
Bocharov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Vitaly
Korolev
Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Born June 23, 1980 in Krasnoyarsk.
Education:
Has degrees in law and economics and CSc.
Professional experience:
2001–2002: worked for Krasnoyarsknefteproduct
2002–2005: worked for Krasnoyarskenergo
2005: joined the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS)
2008: head of the FAS Energy Control Department
2015: deputy head of the FAS
Awarded honorary certificates of the FAS in 2006 and 2010 and official letters of recognition in 2008 and 2009 for significant contributions to the development of state policies promoting fair competition.
2009: awarded an honorary certificate from the association of small and medium-sized businesses OPORA ROSSII for significant contributions to the development of small and medium-sized businesses.
2012: awarded the title Honorary Worker of the Antimonopoly Services
2014: awarded the title of Honorary Worker of the Energy Sector
2015: awarded an Official Letter of Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
Pavel
Livinsky
Director General, Rosseti
Director General, Rosseti
Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.
In 2017, he became Head of the Moscow Department of Housing, Utilities and Amenities.
On 11 September 2017, he was appointed Director General of Rosseti.
Valery
Seleznev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Heads of the Regions
of the Russian Federation
09:30–11:00
Conference hall 13 (Pushkin)
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Digital Transformation and Quality of Life from a Regional Perspective Sberbank Panel Session All countries are committed to digital transformation. Business models are changing. People’s behaviour is changing. The pace of transformation is ...
All countries are committed to digital transformation. Business models are changing. People’s behaviour is changing. The pace of transformation is staggering. New technologies disrupt the way we live and produce, manage, and make decisions in virtually all areas. Digital transformation manifests itself in many global trends, such as big data, AI, IoT, etc. Data is the new oil. Leading digital nations come top in the quality of life rating. The Russian Digital Economy programme is shaping federal and regional agendas. Some Russian regions have already started to implement best digitization practices. Does digital transformation affect quality of life? What needs to be done to become a global leader in digital transformation and quality of life?
Moderator:
Herman
Gref
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Herman Gref was born on February 8, 1964, in the village of Panfilovo, Irtysh District, in the Pavlodar Region of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
1990: graduated from the Law Faculty at Omsk State University, specializing in Jurisprudence. He also holds a PhD in Economics.
1991–1992: legal counsel, category 1, for the Committee for Economic Development and Property of the Administration for Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg.
1992: appointed head of the Petrodvorets District Agency of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1992–1994: Chairman of the Property Management Committee, Deputy Head of Petrodvorets Administration.
1994: became Vice-Chairman and then Senior Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1997–1998: Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1998–2000: Senior Deputy Minister for State Property of the Russian Federation.
2000–2007: Minister for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since November 2007: CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO Sberbank of Russia.
Awarded orders “For Merit to the Fatherland”, 3rd and 4th degrees, Order of Honour, order of Alexander Nevsky, the P.A. Stolypin medal, 2nd degree, the order of Faithful Saint Prince Daniil Moskovsky, 1st degree, the Certificate of Merit and Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
He was awarded the highest French distinction, and was made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.
For special achievements in the banking sector and his personal contribution to the development of Sberbank, he was awarded the Golden Sign of Sberbank of Russia.
Panellists:
Maxim
Akimov
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 1, 1970 in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluzhskaya oblast. Graduated history department of Kaluiga State Pedagogical University. Worked two years as a history teacher. Served in the military. 1994 – 1996 – headed Fineart-Audit. 1996 – 1997 – chairman of a regional commission on securities. 1997 – 2001 – deputy director of economy and industry department of Kaluzhsky regional government. 2001 – 2004 – first deputy of a state property committee of Kaluzhskaya oblast. 2004 – minister of economic development of Kaluzhsky region. 2004 – 2007 – first deputy of Kaluga mayor, then mayor of Kaluga. 2007 – May 2012 – deputy governor of Kaluzhskaya oblast. May 22, 2012 appointed deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. May 24, 2013 appointed first deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. Married, has two sons.
Andrei
Vorobyov
Governor of Moscow Region
Governor of Moscow Region
Andrey Vorobyov was born on April 14, 1970 in Krasnoyarsk.
2000: Worked as a staffer at the Government of the Russian Federation – assistant to Deputy Chairman of the Government Sergey Shoigu.
2000–2012: President of the Inter-Regional Public Foundation of Support for the United Russia Party.
2002–2003: Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, representative of the executive authority of the Republic of Adygea, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on Control over Maintenance of Federation Council Operations, member of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Taxes.
2003–2011: Deputy at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the fourth and fifth convocations, Deputy Head of Faction of the United Russia party.
2005–2012: Head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia.
November 8, 2012 to September 8, 2013: Acting Governor of the Moscow Region.
September 10, 2013: Appointed Governor of the Moscow Region.
Eduard
Lysenko
Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow
Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow
Mikhail
Mishustin
Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Mikhail
Oseevskiy
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Rostelecom
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Rostelecom
In March 2017 he was appointed President of PAO Rostelecom. Has proven experience in a variety of major state and business structures.

Professional Experience

1986–1993 – Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA)
1993–1999 – Deputy Head, and then Head of St. Petersburg Currency Exchange
1999–2003 – Deputy Chairman of the Board, and then First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Promyshlenno-Stroitelnyy Bank (SPb).
2003–2011 – Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, headed the Governor’s Administration
2011–2012 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2012–2017 – Deputy Chairman – CEO, VTB Bank
Education
Kalinin Polytechnic Institute, major in Engineering Electrophysics
Front row participants:
Anton
Alikhanov
Governor of Kaliningrad Region
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.
Maksim
Parshin
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Born on July 23, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region. In 1998, Mr. Parhin graduated from Moscow State University and, in 2001, he completed a post-graduate course. In 2008, he graduated from the International Institute of International Business under the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA).2002–2013: deputy division director, division director and then deputy department director at the Russian Ministry for Economic Development.2013: He was appointed Deputy General Director of FSUE Mail of Russia.2014–2015: Deputy Director, Federal Service for Labour and Employment. 2016–2018 — Head of the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Maxim Parshin was awarded the Certificate of Honour of the Government of the Russian Federation. On August 16, 2018 was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
09:45–11:45
Conference hall 4
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges National Projects and the Regions: Key Questions at the Beginning of the Road Work on the national projects is entering a practical phase. Project (programme) passports have been developed, and key targets have been identifie...
Work on the national projects is entering a practical phase. Project (programme) passports have been developed, and key targets have been identified, along with those responsible for meeting them at the federal level. Key performance indicators have been established for the leaders of Russia’s regions, and agreements will soon be signed between the centre and the regions on implementing the national projects. In order to continue this work, the Government of the Russian Federation and the country’s regions will need to answer some fundamental questions. How should work on the projects be organized in the regions? Do the regions have the powers they need to achieve the goals that have been set? What management tools can be employed? What is the financial status of the regions involved in implementing national projects? Do Russia’s regions have sufficient revenue to achieve the goals that have been set? How will this achievement be monitored?
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:
Tatyana
Golikova
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister 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.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
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.
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.
Vitaly
Mutko
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born on December 8, 1958 in the Krasnodar Territory.
Studied in Leningrad, where he graduated from the River Vocational College, the Water Transport Institute and (by correspondence) the Law Department of Leningrad State University.
Worked as a technician on the vessels of the North-Western River Shipping Line and was chairman of the trade union committee of the River College.
1983-1991: instructor, section head, secretary, chairman of the Kirov regional Council of People's Deputies, head of the region's administration.
1992-1996: Deputy Mayor of St Petersburg, Chairman of the city Committee on Social Issues.
From 1993: President of Football Club Zenit; under his leadership the team moved into the Russian football elite. In 1999, it won the Russia Cup and in 2002 won bronze at the Russian football championship.
The Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) was organised in 2001 at the initiative of Mutko, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union, President of the Russian Football Premier League and Vice President of the Football Federation of St Petersburg and North-West Russia.
2002: elected to the Executive Committee of Russia's Paralympic Committee. For the past 13 years, Mutko has been the volunteer chairman of St Petersburg's Special Olympic Committee for the rehabilitation of people with mental disabilities. For 10 years he has chaired the Golden Pelican charity movement.
2003: appointed member of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Assembly, representing the St Petersburg Government.
2008: appointed the Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy.
May 21, 2012: Reappointed Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.
October 19, 2016: appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia by a presidential decree.
Married, with two daughters.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on the 21 July 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 graduated from Higher School of Economics (Masters in Economics). 04.2002 – 06.2006 – serve in various capacitites at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. 07.2006 – 07.2010 – serve in various capacitites at Rosbank, Société Générale group. 07.2010 – 06.2012 – Head of Research on Russia and CIS at Crédit Agricole CIB. 06.2012 – 08.2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital. 09.2013 – 03.2015 – Head of the long-term strategic planning department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 03.2015 – 11.2016 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. From 30 November 2016 – Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Anton
Siluanov
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance 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.
12.2011 –05.2018 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Since 05.2018 – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – 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.
Front row participant:
Heads of the Regions
of the Russian Federation
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 14 (Tolstoy)
The New Social Agenda Bringing Care Closer: New Possibilities for Rural Russia In partnership with Russian Post and Post Bank Providing access to basic healthcare, educational, financial, and public services is an extremely important issue today for rural areas, where ever...
Providing access to basic healthcare, educational, financial, and public services is an extremely important issue today for rural areas, where every fourth resident of Russia resides. Villages, particularly remote and hard-to-reach areas, often lack the necessary social, telecommunication, and other infrastructure. Oftentimes, the only socially significant facilities in these populated areas are a post office and sometimes a shop. Due to the lack of prospects for business development and generating profit, major retailers do not come to remote and/or sparsely populated areas. There are usually no pharmacies or health clinics, and banks are leaving due to the low demand for services and low profit margins. As a result, the local population has difficulties performing basic financial operations – opening an account, withdrawing cash, paying for utility services, obtaining and repaying loans both to individuals and for small business development – as well as getting access to social and medical services. This all leads to people leaving their homes in search of work and a better life in big cities. It is clear that the problem needs to be resolved ‘here and now’, by combining the efforts of the state, business, and the expert community. Is there a solution to the problem of infrastructural isolation in areas which are hard to reach and far away from regional centres? How can we support the infrastructure of these towns and settlements at the level enjoyed by regional centres and large cities? How can we avoid infringing the rights of local populations and meet their basic needs for food and medicine, good-quality telecommunications, and modern financial services? Is business currently ready to support the state in ensuring access to social services in rural areas, and, most importantly, are there practical examples of this readiness? What could major market players from various sectors do to improve this situation, both separately and working in partnership with each other?
Moderator:
Maria
Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV
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:
Pekka
Viljakainen
Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen was born in Finland 1972. He studied engineering at the University of Technology in Lappeenranta. For 25 years worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He started as an entrepreneur in 1986, by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. (1986-2004). His company was merged with TietoEnator in 2000. Mr. Viljakainen is widely known by his nickname, Bulldozer. The nickname was earned by his reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations. During his corporate carrier he acted as trusted advisor for CEO’s and chairman’s specializing for the transformation related to enterprise digitalization and HR.
After 26 years of his active Visual Systems-Tieto carrier, he left from operative roles on 2011 and focused to his non-profit leadership education project called www.nofear-community.com . Because of this he has been visiting speaker and advisor for several international corporations and faculties (like IMD Business School).
Since 2012 Mr Viljakainen is acting as senior advisor for the president of Skolkovo Foundation. Since that among other directions of work, he has been acting as a founder and advisor for several nationwide entrepreneurship programs in Russian Federation. Startup Tour Open Innovations 2013-2018 (over 85 cities of Russia and CIS) and international conference Startup Village 2013-2018. During those programs he has build a strong network of entrepreneurs, local governmental institutions as well as universities across Russia and abroad.
Mr Viljakainen is the member of Strategic Board of the Russian Postal Service and member of the Supervisory Board of PAO “Pochta Bank”. Chairman of the Board of ‘’Skolkovo – Venture Investments’’, Chairman of the Board “ZYFRA”.
Mr Viljakainen is also known as investor, business angel and advisor for several high-tech companies. Those activities are handled thru his family investment office called www.Aii.fi
He is also well known supporter and philanthropic for several areas related to education, classical music as well as several social projects. His hobbies are helicopter flying PPL(H), cross country skiing, weight lifting and triathlon.
Ivan
Kolomoyets
Chief Executive Director, Uchi.ru
Chief Executive Director, Uchi.ru
Ivan Vladimirovich Kolomoets, head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, member of the Expert Council for Education under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008: Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of General and Applied Physics (studied 2002–2008). The prize taker and winner of Physics Olympiads at various levels (also the winner of the All-Russia Olympiad).
Since 2011: co-founder and head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, which currently has 2,5 m active users from all regions of Russia.
Vladimir
Komlev
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, National Payment Card System
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, National Payment Card System
Education
In 1989, Mr. Komlev graduated cum laude from Bauman Moscow State Technical University majoring in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Systems and Robotics).
In 1989, he completed training at Business and Management School of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
In 1995, he graduated from Moscow School of Economics majoring in Bank Accounting.
In 2000, Mr. Komlev graduated cum laude from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation majoring in Banking and Finance.
In 2011, he studied at Harvard Business School.
Career
Since August 2014 ― Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board of NSPK JSC.
2000 - 2014 ― General Director of CJSC United Card Services.
1995 - 2000 ― Vice-President, Deputy General Director of CJSC United Card Services.
1991 - 1995 ― Deputy General Director, later on General Director of LLC Profit-FORMS.
1989 - 1991 ― Head of Foreign Economic Department of ISA (Intersectoral State Association) Prominform.
Konstantin
Noskov
Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science majoring in Automated Information Processing and Control Systems. Holds a Master of Strategic Management from National Research University – Higher School of Economics. 2000–2001 – Economic Analyst with the programme “Big Money” on the NTV channel; 2001–2006 – employed with the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation: 2001–2004 – Chief Specialist, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the Economic Development Programmes Section of the Department for the Economic Development Programmes and Cooperation with International Financial Organizations; 2004–2006 – Deputy Head of the Department for Strategic Development of Social and Economic Reforms, Deputy Head of the Department of the Performance Budgeting and Consolidated Financial Statement; 2008–2011 – employed with the Government of the Russian Federation: 2008 – Deputy Head of the Department of Public Administration, Regional Development and Local Administration; 2009–2011 – Head of the Department of Information Technology and Communications. On 30 November, 2014 he was appointed as the new Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
Nikolai
Podguzov
General Director, Russian Post
General Director, Russian Post
Born May 29, 1974 in Leningrad.
1997 – graduated Saint-Petersburg State Technical University.
2000 – graduated Moscow State University of International Relations
2000 – 2003 – occupied various positions at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
2003 – 2006 – vice-president of the TRUST bank. 2006 – 2010 – vice-president of the Renaissance capital – Finance Consultant. 2010 – 2012 – deputy head, VTB Capitol.
2012 – 2013 deputy director of the Economics Department at the Government of the Russian Federation.
2013 – 2017 – deputy minister of economic development of the Russian Federation
2017 – CEO of Pochta Rossii, the Russian postal service
Dmitry
Rudenko
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
Dmitry Rudenko was born in 1969. He completed higher education and in 1993 graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University majoring in “Radio-electronic systems and mobile units control systems”. He has had a successful career from a specialist in the Department of Calculations to the head of Promradtehbank HR department. He then worked as head of Retail Business Department, Deputy and First Deputy Chairman of Russian Standard Bank, and First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of VTB24 Bank. From 2012 to 2016 he was the President and Chairman of the Board of Leto Bank and became President and Chairman of the Board of Post Bank in March 2016.
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 15 (Dostoyevsky)
The New Social Agenda Social Entrepreneurship as a Factor Contributing to the Country’s Wellbeing In the current economic environment characterized by harsh competition, ever more companies and entrepreneurs are expressing their readiness not on...
In the current economic environment characterized by harsh competition, ever more companies and entrepreneurs are expressing their readiness not only to turn a profit, but also to solve important social problems. Ensuring equal access for all citizens to high-quality social services, and attracting entrepreneurs into this area, could provide a new source of growth and improve quality of life. In today’s Russia, it is vitally necessary to create a social ecology which prioritizes not profit but better living conditions, through harnessing all the resources of the state, business, and society. What must be in place in order to create an integrated system for socioeconomic development in the regions and the country as a whole? How are existing measures for supporting social entrepreneurship working? Do they meet today’s standards and requirements? What efforts must the regions make to create an environment for developing socioeconomic potential?

Awards Ceremony for Winners of the Best Social Project of the Year Competition for Social Entrepreneurship Projects
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:
Dmitry
Golovanov
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Dmitry Y. Golovanov was born in 1971 in Moscow. In 1996 he graduated from the State Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Finance and Credit specialty).In 1988 – 1994 he workedin the Main Territorial Department of the Bank of Russia in the Moscow Oblast.In 1994 - 1998 D.Golovanov worked in Unicombank where he rose from senior economist to head of lending and investment department. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of CB Respublikansky Bank. Since December 1999 he was acting director of the Russian Bank for Development and in August 2000 he was appointed member of the board and First Deputy Chairman of the Board (since April 2011 – SME Bank). From June 2014 till June 2016 – Chairman of the Board ROSEXIMBANK.From July 18, 2016 Dmitry Golovanov entered upon his duties as SME Bank’s CEO. The decision on his appointment was made by the Supervisory Board of the Bank on June 28, 2016.
Vadim
Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Yuliya
Zhigulina
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Natalia
Larionova
Member of the Management Board, State Secretary, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation
Member of the Management Board, State Secretary, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation
Irina
Makieva
Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
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.
Eugeniya
Shokhina
Director, Foundation for the Support of Social Projects
Director, Foundation for the Support of Social Projects
Evgeniya Shokhina was born February 9, 1982 in Moscow.
2003 – graduated the Department of Applied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics.
2005 – received an MBA in Political and Business Communications at the Communications Management Institute at MHSE.
2011-2012 – graduated the Executive MBA program in Innovative Management and Management in Energy Business at the Communications Management Institute at MHSE.
Since 2016 – studies Corporate law at the The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Has a PhD in Political Science.

Work experience
Since 2017 – Social Projects Foundation, director
Since 2013 – RSPP Business School, president
2015-2017 – deputy head of the Tula Oblast delegation at the Government of the Russian Federation
Since 2010 – editor-in-chief, Business Russia Magazine
2007-2011 – Center for Corporate Events Management at RSPP, director
2001 – 2006 – various business ventures
Founder of the RSPP Children’s School – social project for children aged 7-14 in professional orientation and entrepreneurial activity.
Recipient of the Presidential Honorary Certificate for social and economic achievements in 2015.
Recipient of the VI Award Young Enrepreneur of the Year in Social Entrepreneurial Projects in 2014.
Recipient of the Honorary Certificate from the Ministry of Economic Development for social and economic policy design in 2012.
Supports Russkaya Beryoza foundation (since 2007), holds charity events
Married, mother of four
Front row participants:
Irina
Abramova
Chairman of the Commission on Industry, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, Fiscal and Tax Policy, and Natural Resource and Ecology Issues, Civic Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Chairman of the Commission on Industry, Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness, Fiscal and Tax Policy, and Natural Resource and Ecology Issues, Civic Chamber of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Oksana
Kozyreva
Head, Altai Territory Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Head, Altai Territory Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Ms Kozyreva came to social entrepreneurship with the administrative and managerial background; she is a certified social entrepreneurship trainer. In the Altai Centre, together with trainers and experts, she has developed more than 200 projects. More than 250 entrepreneurs and individuals received social entrepreneurship training. She closely collaborates with federal and regional experts and associations.
The Russian competition titled ‘Best Social Project of the Year 2017’ recognised her as the best manager of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI). Social entrepreneurs of the region annually become winners of this competition in major categories.
Alexey
Nazarov
Partner, Head of Global Strategy Group, Head of Public Sector, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Partner, Head of Global Strategy Group, Head of Public Sector, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
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.
Agnessa
Osipova
President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA)
President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA)
In 2014 – elected a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Management.
On December 1, 2016 joined the Expert Council on development of trade activities in the Russian Federation of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.
Since June 2016 – President of the Russian Franchise Association (RFA).
Since 2016 – Osipova A.A. Member of the World Franchise Council (WFC) Under the leadership of Osipova A. A. JSC "BRPI" developed promising areas of activity of the enterprise, including the development of production and its modernization, franchise business promotion, improvement of the concepts and formats of outlets. Special attention is paid to supporting small and medium-sized businesses that provides the opportunity to open new businesses and create additional jobs in the regions of Russia and CIS countries. Currently more than 300 cafes of the company in 115 cities and countries of the CIS and Baltic States provide jobs for more than 2,000 people.
The plant quality management system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001-2008. In 2014 JSC "BRPI" received a certificate "Management System of food safety" FSSC 22000.
The plant quality management system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001-2008. In 2014 JSC "BRPI" received a certificate "management System of food safety" FSSC 22000.
Since 2009 JSC “BRPI” has been an Official Purveyor to the Moscow Kremlin.
JSC "BRPI" - the official licensee of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014
The company conducts charitable activities and charity trips for school children to the ice cream factory, provides support to orphanages in Moscow and St.-Petersburg, to municipal societies and funds of the disabled.
JSC "BRPI" is a partner of the military tattoo festival "Spasskaya Tower" in the Red Square, the primary sponsor of ice-cream Festival in Sokolniki park, a partner in many Federal, municipal, sports, cultural and other social events.
Irina
Serbina
Chair, Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Chair, Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Date of birth: January 26, 1963.
Education - Omsk State University, 1980-1985, History Faculty. Diploma with honors.
Additional education: I and II International Schools of Civil Initiatives and Social Management; The program of Internship in USA “Civic education and upbringing”, School for project evaluation.
The President of the first in Russia «Center for Social innovation» (infrastructural organization created for support and development of social entrepreneurship).
One of the authors who implemented new model, School of Social Entrepreneurship, it successfully works in 19 subjects of RF.
Awarded with ASI diploma for the contribution into the development of the best social practices in RF,
Laureate of "Impulse of Good" award in the nomination « For Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Promotion ».
The member of the Public Chamber of the Omsk Region since 2017.
Mikhail
Terentyev
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Social Policy, and Veterans' Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Social Policy, and Veterans' Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Svetlana
Engel
President, Municipal Non-Commercial Fund for the Support of Small Enterprise in Kemerovo City
President, Municipal Non-Commercial Fund for the Support of Small Enterprise in Kemerovo City
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 2
The New Social Agenda Preserve and Enrich: Implementing the National Culture Project The aims of the national project for culture are to increase public interest in Russia’s national cultural heritage and to create an environment in...
The aims of the national project for culture are to increase public interest in Russia’s national cultural heritage and to create an environment in which citizens can develop their creative potential. This, in turn, will require the building of a diversified infrastructure throughout Russia which meets the needs of contemporary society; the introduction of new technologies and organizational forms for cultural institutions; the widespread promotion of cultural initiatives; and the implementation of innovative projects. To realize this cultural transformation will require not only attracting various forms of funding, which is particularly difficult at the regional level, but also the development of a dialogue between the cultural community, the state, business, and charitable organizations with the aim of coming up with effective solutions. Leading museums, theatres, and other cultural institutions, which have successful experience of introducing new ideas and practices and involving businesses in cultural projects, could help to drive this dialogue forward. In order to achieve the planned outcomes set out in the national project, it will be important to scale up this experience across the entire country, and also to create an environment which will promote the development of a tradition of philanthropy and patronage in culture. What issues must be resolved with regard to the Culture National Project by 2024? What types of support for cultural development in the regions should be prioritized? What are the prospects for cooperation between various cultural institutions, and between cultural institutions and the business community? Examples of successful cultural projects. What role might philanthropy and patronage play in implementing the national project?
Moderator:
Leonid
Parfenov
Journalist, Writer, Ancor
Journalist, Writer, Ancor
Panellists:
Eduard
Boyakov
Art Director, M. Gorky Moscow Art Academic Theatre
Art Director, M. Gorky Moscow Art Academic Theatre
Born in 1964 in Dagestan. Graduated from Faculty of Journalism of Voronezh State University and Faculty of Marketing of the Russian Economic Academy named after G.V. Plekhanov.
An MBA Degree of Moscow Business School. Winner of The Diaghilev Award (2005, Perm), member of the Community Council under the Ministry of Culture (2013), the founder and the Chairman of Russian Artistic Union (together with the writer Zakhar Prilepin, 2017), confidant of V.V. Putin during election campaign (2018). Eduard Boyakov created several theatres: «Practika», «Polittheatre» (Moscow), «Scena-Molot/Stage-Hammer» (Perm); documentary theatre project «Chelovek.doc», charity project «Аrt-Stroika».Eduard Boyakov produced and directed more than 40 performances in Mariinsky Theatre, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Art Theatre named after Chekhov, Meyerhold Centre, «Practika» theatre and others. He participated in co- productions in the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Centre, The Barbican, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Holland Park Opera Festival as well as in a unique for Russia project – grandiose show «Prisoners of the Caucasus» in Roza Hutor resort in the Olympic mountain village (2016), Easter concert of the «Sretensky Monastery Choir» (2016) and others. Currently Eduard Boyakov is considered the best festival producers in the country. It was his idea to create the national theatre festival «Golden Mask», the festival of contemporary play «New Drama» (principal Russian drama festival), Moscow Easter Festival (together with Valery Gergiyev), the biggest international festival for children in Russia «The Long Recess», and the annual festival «Тradition» in Zaharovo estate near Moscow (together with Zakhar Prilepin). Eduard Boyakov is the author of the concept of artistic and tourist cluster «Koktebel-Park» (Crimea, 2017), it was commissioned by the Corporation of the Development of Crimea and presented at Yalta Economic Forum (cumulative investment – 4 billion roubles), the concept of pavilion «Cultprosvet» in VDNH (former pavilion «Culture»). Eduard Boyakov – the rector of Voronezh State Art Academy (2013-2015), the author of the research on cultural environment and politics of Voronezh region «Voronezh Pulse» (2013). In March 2014 Eduard Boyakov was one of the first to sign the letter of artistic community in support of the President of Russia’s position on Ukraine and Crimea. As the confidant of the President, Eduard Boyakov took an active part in the preparation and execution of the presidential election campaign in March 2018 –participating in the meetings and official radio and central/regional TV debates. At present Eduard Boyakov appears in the media (Channel One, newspaper «Izvestia», and others.) as a professional and an expert in the social and cultural development of Russia. Since December 2018 occupies the position of Artistic Director of Gorky Moscow Art Theatre.
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.
Oleg
Zhukov
Partner, TM Defence
Partner, TM Defence
Vladimir
Medinsky
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Born on 18 July 1970 in Cherkasy region, USSR. In 1987-1992 studied in Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), studying at MGIMO University. In 1992 graduated with honors.
1992-1998 – has been working in media business.
1993-1994 - postgraduate studies at MGIMO University, received a PhD in Historical Sciences.
1998-1999 - Director of the Department of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation. State Counselor of the tax service (2d Class)
1999-2004 - head of management of the political bloc «Fatherland-All Russia», head of Moscow Executive Committee of the “United Russia” political party.
2004-2005 - Deputy Head of the Central Election Committee of “United Russia”
2010-2012 - Member of the Commission under the President of Russia on counteraction of falsification of history
2012 - appointed the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
2013 - Chairman of the Russian public-state organization "Russian Military and Historical Society".
2017 - Member of the bureau of the Supreme Council of "United Russia".
Member of the Writers' Union of Russia. Author of a historical and journalistic books (more than 1 million copies sold in Russia and abroad).
Awards and titles
Commendation of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2006)
Commendation of the President of the Russian Federation (2006, 2010)
The Order of Honor (2014)
Order of St. Rev. Sergius of Radonezh (II degree) (2014)
Certificate of honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2015)
Award "Man of the Year - 2016" (“For development and support of domestic cinema," 2016).
Medal “The 75th Anniversary of the 8th Krasnoznamennaya Guards Motorized Rifle Division named after I.V. Panfilov "(2016).
Order of Merit of the Republic of Khakassia of the Russian Federation (2016)
Oksana
Oracheva
General Director, Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
General Director, Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Foundation since 2014. Prior to joining the Foundation Oksana served as Russia Program Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program at Moscow office of the Institute of International Education from 2000 till 2010. Oksana was chair of the Governing Council of the Russian Donors Forum in 2015 and 2016. Oksana is a political scientist and has over 20 years of work experience in non-profit sector. Since 1989 she has been teaching different courses on political history and political science. She has written more than 50 scientific publications on federalism, center-periphery relations and good governance. Oksana holds a MSocSc in political science degree of the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in political history from Perm State University and did research as a visiting professor at Yale University.
Zelfira
Tregulova
General Director, The State Tretyakov Gallery
General Director, The State Tretyakov Gallery
Front row participants:
Marina
Andreykina
First Deputy Art Director, A.P. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater
First Deputy Art Director, A.P. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater
Elena
Beregovaya
Director, Charity Foundation for the Promotion of Social and Cultural Initiatives and Guardianship "Way of Life"
Director, Charity Foundation for the Promotion of Social and Cultural Initiatives and Guardianship "Way of Life"
Innokentiy
Dementyev
Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Date of birth: 26.01.1987
Education:
2003-2008: Saint Petersburg State University, faculty of economics.
2015-2016: Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
Work experience:
2008-2010: worked in consulting company, was responsible for working out business plans, infrastructure projects and policies in innovation sphere.
2010-2013: worked in STC group («Speech Technology Center»), in 2011 became chief operating officer of LLC «STC-innovations», led a number of projects devoted to biometric technologies.
2013-2016: worked in the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, first as head of infrastructure unit, than since 2015 as Deputy director of the High Technologies Development Department. Was responsible for IT-industry development and supporting of technology parks.
2016-2017: worked in the Russian Venture Company (project office of the National Technology Initiative) as a Director of the NTI ecosystem development Department.
In May of 2017 became Deputy Director of the Presidential Grants Foundation, responsible for the organization of competitions for Russian non-profit organizations, pretending for grants of the President of the Russian Federation. Also responsible for monitoring and control of the implementation of supported projects.
Fatima
Mukhomedzhan
Deputy Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Deputy Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Fatima Mukhomedzhan, deputy director of the Art, Science and Sport Foundation.
Education: Graduated from the Moscow State University (Lomonosov MSU) in 1996.
Professional experience: 2nd-degree specialist of V/O Rosvneshtorg at the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade from 1996 to 1997.
Coordinator of the Info-Business magazine in ZAO Community-Press from 1997 to 1998.
Project coordinator in OOO Mendel Info Marketing from 1998 to 2002.
Assistant to Shakuum M.L., deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia of the 4th and 5th convocations, from 2006 to 2009.
Advisor to Shvetsova L.A., Deputy Mayor of Moscow, from 2009 to 2011.
Ms. Mukhomedzhan has been working for charity since 2011. She took the deputy director position in Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Foundation in December 2011. The foundation has been established to assist in arranging art, culture and sports events of public significance and implementing social and scientific awareness projects in Russia.
Elizaveta
Oleskina
Director, Charitable Foundation ‘Old Age for Joy’
Director, Charitable Foundation ‘Old Age for Joy’
Graduate of Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, founder and director/CEO of “Enjoyable Ageing” charitable fund, a non-profit organisation aimed at helping elderly and disabled people, member of the Council on Guardianship under the Government of the Russian Federation. The foundation led by Elizaveta provides psychological, financial, medical, social and welfare support as well as information and advice to elderly people in difficult situations. Currently the foundation is collaborating with 25 regions, supervising 150 care homes, paying the wages of 160 carers, training the staff for care organisations. Apart from that, the fund is setting up a reliable home care service. It was “Enjoyable Ageing” that initiated the establishment of public long-term care system in Russia and is now actively participating in developing its mechanisms. Since 2018 the foundation will be part of the Federal pilot project of implementing the LTC system in accordance with the President’s order.
Alexander
Tkachenko
Archipiest; Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Archipiest; Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alla
Khatyukhina
Director, Yaroslavl Art Museum
Director, Yaroslavl Art Museum
Lev
Jakobson
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 3
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Reform of Regulation and Oversight: New Directions Despite the early termination of the similarly named priority project on 1 January 2019, reform of regulation and oversight will continue. Russian ...
Despite the early termination of the similarly named priority project on 1 January 2019, reform of regulation and oversight will continue. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has already announced that as part of the reforms, there will be a ‘regulatory guillotine’ – a comprehensive review of mandatory requirements in which all are at risk of being declared no longer fit for purpose. In parallel, the Russian Government is developing an entirely new draft federal law on regulation. This will be a single, systematizing legal act covering each step of the government’s monitoring procedures in detail.
How exactly will the ‘regulatory guillotine’ mechanism be implemented? What will the new mandatory requirements look like? How can we ensure a balance between the interests of business and government during checks?
Moderator:
Yuri
Lyubimov
Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation
Born on May 10, 1977.
Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University Department of Law in 1999 and from the European University Centre of Nancy University (France) in 2000.
From 2000 to 2005, he taught and worked at a number of St. Petersburg law firms.
2005 – October 2008: Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
In October 2008, he was appointed First Deputy Head of the Federal Registration Service and, in March 2009, First Deputy Head of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography.
August 2009 to June 30, 2012: Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
By Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 924 of June 30, 2012, he was appointed to the position of Secretary of State – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
He has authored a number of research papers and co-authored a scientific and practical commentary to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Full State Counsellor of Justice of the Russian Federation, First Class.
Since February, 2019 - Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
Has been awarded the Order of Honour.
Panellists:
Vsevolod
Vukolov
Head, Federal Labor and Employment Service
Head, Federal Labor and Employment Service
Born April 17, 1969Mr. Vukolov graduated from Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation in 1994 and from Russian Academy of Public Administration in 2000. Between 2001 and 2008 Vsevolod Vukolov hold various positions in the Executive Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, including as the Director of Public and Local Administration Department. Vsevolod Vukolov is a 1st degree state councellor.In 2013 Mr. Vukolov was appointed as the Head of Federal Employment Service (Rostrud).
Yaroslav
Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Diploma in Economics, Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov.
In 1992 Yaroslav Kuzminov and Evgeny Yasin came forward with the project of a new type of university specializing in Economics.
In 2011 Y. Kuzminov headed the Expert Group “Labor market, Professional Education, and Migration Policy” in the framework of the development of the Russian Federation “Strategy 2020”.
Yaroslav Kuzminov is Deputy Head of the National Coordination Council for Supporting Young Gifted People; member of presidium of Presidential Economic Council; member the Presidential Commission on for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool established; member of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government; member of the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration et etc.
Professor Kuzminov is an author of more than 100 academic works published in Russia and abroad, and a co-author of over 10 monographs and textbooks. He has been also regularly writing for leading Russian and foreign periodicals.
By decrees of the President of the Russian Federation Y. Kuzminov has been awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland (2012) of the IV class and the Order of Honour (2002).
Denis
Novak
Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Anna
Popova
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Ms. Popova, M.D., has a degree in medicine and prophylactics, professor in medical hygiene.
Worked as an epidemiologist, chief of epidemiology at Budennovsk hospital, chief epidiemologist in State Center in Serpukhov and Pushino, deputy head of Rospoterbnadzor in Moscow oblast, head of HR or Rospoterbnadzor and deputy chief of Rospotrebnadzor .
After a decree of the government of Russian Federation government N1931 temporary acted as chief of Federal Agency for consumer protection and human wellbeing from October 23, 2013.
Following a decree of the government of Russian Federation N571-p appointed head of Rospoterbnadzor.
Married, has two children
Konstantin
Chuychenko
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff
Born on July 12, 1965 in Lipetsk.
Graduated from the law faculty of Leningrad State University in 1987.
1987–1989 – intern and investigator for the Prosecutor's Office in Leningrad, Kalininskii District.
1989–1992 – served as an officer in the security services.
1992–1994 – Managing Director of Interiuraudit De Faria and T (joint stock company).
1994–2001 – member of the Saint Petersburg International Bar Association.
2001–2002 – Head of Gazprom’s Legal Department.
2002–2008 – Head of Gazprom’s Legal Department, member of the board at Gazprom.
Since May 13, 2008 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation and Head of the Presidential Control Directorate.
Savva
Shipov
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
He was born on January 15, 1980 in Kaliningrad. In 2001, he graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy. In 2005, he graduated from the post-graduate department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a PhD degree in law. From 1999 to 2002 Savva Shipov worked as a specialist of the State Legal Department of the Ministry of Federal Affairs, National and Migration Policy of the Russian Federation. From 2001 to 2002 – an expert in the working group of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation in the preparation of proposals on the division of powers between the federal bodies of state power, bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and local self-government. From 2002 to 2007 – worked as a lawyer, head of the legal department, deputy director of the NGO "Center for Legal Support to Local Government." From 2006 to 2008 – the expert of the interdepartmental working group on federal relations and local self-government of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on the improvement of public administration. From 2007 to 2008 – President, Head of the Legal Experts Group on State Building and Local Government NGO "Center for Public Reforms." From August 2008 – Deputy Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From October 2008 - Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From January 2010 - Director of the Department of State Regulation of Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. From 2011 to 2016 – head of the Federal Accreditation Service. In June 2016 Savva Shipov was appointed deputy minister of economic development of the Russian Federation
Front row participants:
Marina
Bludyan
First Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
First 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.
Dmitriy
Grigorenko
Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia)
Sergey
Katyrin
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Car and Road Construction Institute and the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Took an active part in establishing and developing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which held its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. At the 7th congress in March 2016, he was elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for a second term. The range of Sergei Katyrin's activities as President of CCI Russia includes effective coordination within the national network of chambers of commerce and industry of Russia, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions. Establishment of productive cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels constitutes yet another area of his daily concern. Sergei Katyrin represents Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in major business unions where he is among the board members.
He is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption and takes part in meetings of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption. He sits on the government's Commission for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and is a member of the Public Council for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, which works under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. At the same time, Sergei Katyrin fulfils functions related to the international activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, being Chairman of the Russian chapter of the BRICS Business Council and Chairman of the Russian National Branch of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Committee of the Chief Executives of CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry. During the term of Sergei Katyrin’s presidency, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Russian Business.
Alexey
Repik
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
Born in Moscow, Russia on 27 August 1979.Graduated from the State University “Higher School of Economics”, Diploma in Economy and Business Administration.Since 1995 in Healthcare and Pharmaceutics.R-Pharm Founder. President of All-Russia Business Association “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”), actively participating in the improvement of investment climate in the Russian Federation and the establishment of the regional investment standard.Member of the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.Member of the Presidential Council for Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy.Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Head of Commission on Investment Climate.Representative (public ombudsman) of the Commissioner of the Presidential Council on the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs on issues related to the protection of the rights of foreign investors.Board-member and Co-chairman of Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on pharmaceutical and medical industry.Co-Chairman of the National Rating CommitteeMember of the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (pharmaceutical, medical equipment and technologies).Member of the Supervisory Board of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives".
Mariya
Shklyaruk
Vice President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Vice President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Candidate of economic sciences (2013),
Magister Legum, Universität Hamburg, Law faculty (2012),
St. Petersburg University of MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), 2006 — economist, 2001 — jurist, diploma with honors.
Author of the "Legal Statistics: systematic conflict between knowledge of crime and its intradepartmental work applications" study, marked in 2014 as one of the "14 most interesting economic research papers on Russia", http://www.opec.ru/1784375.html
Coauthor of the “Study of the mechanics of the Russian law enforcement system inner workings” research paper, marked in 2012 as one of the “12 most interesting econom
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.
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 5
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges The Fuel and Energy Sector: Creating the Conditions for Investment to Guarantee the Continuing Competitiveness of the Russian Economy The fuel and energy sector is currently the largest investor in the Russian economy, and also maintains a leading position on the global stage. It ...
The fuel and energy sector is currently the largest investor in the Russian economy, and also maintains a leading position on the global stage. It creates value throughout the production chain, from geological surveying to resource consumption (fuel for vehicles, electricity for homes). Improving efficiency at all stages of production will guarantee Russia’s economic development and increase competitiveness. How can we stimulate investment to make this ambitious aim a reality? How can we reconcile traditional sectors of the economy with breakthrough technologies and the economy of the future? Given external pressure and artificial restrictions, how can we create a sufficient stimulus to attract investment and keep developing the sector?
Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Oleg
Belozerov
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive 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.
Alexander
Dyukov
Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Born in 1967. After leaving school in 1985 he entered the Lenin’s Shipbuilding Institute. Subsequently, from 1996 to 1998, Dyukov took up the post of Financial Manager and Chief Executive director of CJSC St-Petersburg Oil Terminal. In 1998 he was economics director, and during 1999 acted as chief director, of JSC St-Petersburg SeaPort. In 2000 he resumed his duties in JSC St-Petersburg Oil Terminal as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2001 he took an IMISP MBA degree. In February 2003 he was appointed President of JSC AK SIBUR. Since July 2005 he has also been President of JSC AKS Holding. In November 2005 he ceased working as the President of JSC AK SIBUR. He is President of OJSC AKS Holding, and since December 2005, he has also been President of JSC SIBUR Holding. Since November 2006 he has been Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC SIBUR Holding. From 2011 — Deputy Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC SIBUR Holding. On 23 November 2006 he was appointed Acting President of JSC Gazprom Neft’. On 30 December 2006 he was elected President of JSC Gazprom Neft’ by the ordinary general meeting of shareholders.
Dmitry
Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born on July 7 1971 in Astrakhan to the family of engineers-geophysicists.
1993: Graduated from Ufa Oil Institute majoring in mining engineering and geophysics. Started work activity in Shelf geophysical group in Gelendzhik.
1993: Invited to the Tarasovskoye Directorate of Geophysical Works in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a geophysical engineer.
1994-1995: Geologist with the Tarkosalinskoye oil and gas exploration expedition.
1996-2001: Personnel Director, First Deputy General Director at Purneftegazgeologiya. Starting in 2000, led the development of the Khancheiskoye field and managed oil and gas exploration there.
May 2001: Appointed General Director of Khancheineftegaz.
From 2002: First Deputy Head of the Administration of Purovsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
2003: Graduated from the occupational retraining institute at the Ural Academy of Public Administration specializing in State and Municipal Management.
2005: Elected Head of the Purovsky District.
2009: Included in the personnel pool of the President of the Russian Federation.
March 2010: Nominated by the Russian President and confirmed as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly.
12 March 2015: Appointed Acting Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by Presidential Executive Order.
1 October 2015: Elected Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly. The region reaches stable social and economic development in all areas and becomes of the top 5 regional leaders in the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Presidential Executive Order.
Dmitry Kobylkin has multiple awards and titles of honour including:
Certificate of Merit of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2011);
Honorary Citizen of Purovsky District Title (2011);
“For Serving the Justice” Badge of Honour, Federal Arbitration of the Western-Siberian District (2012);
Medal of the Order for Service to the Motherland, Second Degree (by Order of the President of the RF, 2012);
Badge of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce of the RF (2013);
Certificate of Merit by the Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2013);
Medal “For Excellence in Emergency Relief Operation”, Ministry of Civil Defence Affairs, Emergencies, and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation;
Badge “For Social Partnership”, All-Russia Trade Union of Education Workers (2015);
Badge of Honour “For input into the development of the legislation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area”, Legislative Assembly of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2015);
Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2015);
Medal “For loyalty to the North”, Association of indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and Russian Far East (2015);
“Order of the Faithful Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow”, Third Degree, Russian Orthodox Church (2015);
“The Order of Friendship” (by the Order of the President of the RF, 2015)
Badge “For Contribution to International Cooperation” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (2016)
Gratitude of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017)
Married, with three children.
Natalya
Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Pavel
Livinsky
Director General, Rosseti
Director General, Rosseti
Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.
In 2017, he became Head of the Moscow Department of Housing, Utilities and Amenities.
On 11 September 2017, he was appointed Director General of Rosseti.
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.
Dmitriy
Pumpyanskiy
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sinara Group
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sinara Group
Russian businessman, born in 1964, graduated from Kirov Urals Polytechnic Institute in 1986. PhD in Technical Sciences, Doctor of Economics. Authored 4 monographs and over 70 scientific papers.
Heading TMK since 2002, Chairman of the Board of Directors at TMK and Sinara Group since 2005. Formerly held key positions at various Russian metal and pipe companies.
Member of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, member of the Management Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, president of Non-Profit Partnership Russian Steel, Сhairman of the Supervisory Committee of Ural Federal University, Board member at Worldsteel and Industry Development Fund.
Mr. Pumpyanskiy was awarded a second class Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, a forth class Order for Merit to the Fatherland and Order of Honour, is a Russian Government prize winner in Science and Technology, was conferred an Honorary Metallurgist title.
Front row participants:
Alexander
Liberov
President, Chief Executive Officer, LLC Siemens
President, Chief Executive Officer, LLC Siemens
Born February 20, 1974 in St. Petersburg, German citizen
Education:
1991-1996: St. Petersburg State University of economics, Master of Sciences in Business Administration and Marketing.
1999-2001: Siemens BA education (Stammhauslehre).
1996-2001: St. Petersburg State University of economics and University in Hamburg, PhD in Marketing controlling.
Professional career:
Since 2015: CFO Siemens LC Russia, Moscow.
2014-2015: Country Division Controller for Mobility Division in Asia-Pacific,
Siemens Pte, Singapore.
2012-2014: Sector Cluster Controller for Infrastructure and Cities Sector, Siemens Pte, Singapore
CFO Siemens Rail Automation in Singapore and Australia.
2011: Corporate Finance, Siemens AG, Munich.
2010-2011: Sector Cluster Controller for Energy Sector in Russia and Central Asia, OOO Siemens, Moscow.
2008-2010: M&A Projects, Siemens AG Energy Sector, Erlangen.
2004-2008: Director Finance and Controlling, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, USA.
2001-2004: BA Production at Computed tomography factory, Siemens AG, Forchheim.
1998-1999: Logistics, Siemens AG Med, Erlangen.
1996-1998: BA Sales and Service, Siemens rep. Med, Moscow.
Valery
Seleznev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 7
The New Social Agenda Smart City: From Theory to Practice 2018 saw the launch of the Smart City project across the Russian Federation. Implementing innovative digital and engineering solutions for urban in...
2018 saw the launch of the Smart City project across the Russian Federation. Implementing innovative digital and engineering solutions for urban infrastructure will increase the efficiency of urban economic management and make cities more pleasant and attractive places to live. Phased implementation of integrated smart solutions in all areas of urban life will increase safety, reduce expenditure on administration, housing, and utilities, improve the urban environment and transport links, and so attract investment. What solutions should be introduced first in Russian cities, and which projects might receive state support? How should the Smart City project be implemented in the regions, and what needs to be included in regional programmes? What global technologies and experience do we need to harness? What mechanisms have been developed to make cities smarter and evaluate progress against this goal? What is the role of the state, business, and residents in shaping the environment of smart cities?
Moderator:
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Panellists:
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Vasily
Brovko
Director for Special Commissions, Rostec
Director for Special Commissions, Rostec
Vasily Brovko was born on February 6, 1987. In 2009 he graduated from the Political PR and Public Relations Department of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University. He created his first online media project in 2004 – a youth internet journal Sreda.org, and two years later he was named the producer of the political and entertainment division of O2TV, where he developed more than 15 television programs.
In 2007 Brovko took on the position of Director of the Prime Time Broadcasting Directorate for the radio program Mayak, where he helped to rebrand the radio station.
In 2008-2009 he worked as the creative director of Russian Pioneer journal. In 2008 Vasily Brovko founded the Apostle Center for Strategic Communications. He produced Infomania project, which the Apostle made for STS channel. In 2010 the program received a special TEFI critics’ prize for experimenting in the conversion of TV and Internet. Under his leadership Apostle worked with such companies, as Aeroflot, Oriflame, Anji football club, the largest internet provider YOTA, the Moscow Government, the Tatarstan Republican Government and others.
In 2009 he launched a TV project Unreal Politics with a well-known anchor Tina Kandelaki and the President's pool journalist Andrey Kolesnikov. For 6 months the talk show was viewed by over 5 million people. Unreal Politics became the first TV program first launched in the Internet and then transferred to the federal TV channel.
In 2012-2013 Vasily Brovko led the positioning of Rostec in Russia and abroad. The wide range of projects was developed i Under his management. They included the rebranding of Rostec and a number of holdings within the corporation, all components of the brand have been renewed. In December 2013 at the invitation of Rostec’s management he was appointed as the head of communications department, and then communications, analytics and strategic research department.
In 2014 Vasily Brovko was appointed as the member of RT-Inform Board of Directors – the company specializing in complex projects for Russian companies and holdings. He is the Chairman of the Board of the National Computerization Center – a design bureau for the creation of ecosystem products for the digital economy. As the director of RT-Expo, he oversees Rostec’s participation in the key civil exhibitions and events.
In 2016 Vasily Brovko was appointed to become a Director for Special Commissions. He is responsible for special projects within different industries – mostly, these are comprehensive development projects. Under his leadership, a project of a single electronic and educational environment is implemented, the global IT infrastructure development within the framework of 2018 World Football Championship, as well as information and analytical support, which are provided to the corporations' management bodies.
Gevork
Vermishyan
Chief Executive Officer, MegaFon
Chief Executive Officer, MegaFon
Gevork Vermishyan was elected as CEO of MegaFon from November 14, 2018. In July 2011, Gevork Vermishyan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of MegaFon; on November 30, 2017 he was elected as the Company’s Executive Director.
From 2002 to 2007, he held several management positions at OAO «LUKOIL», advancing from an analyst role to Deputy Head of the corporate borrowing department responsible for banks and financial markets.
Gevork Vermishyan has been a member of the Management Board since November 2011. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of PJSC MegaFon in July 2011. From 2002 to 2007, he was at LUKOIL OJSC where he rose from the position of analyst to Deputy Head of Corporate Borrowings. From 2007 to July 2011, he was the Head of Corporate Debt at AFK Sistema. Mr Vermishyan graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in the faculty of International Economic Relations.
Diane
Galbe
Senior Executive Vice President, SUEZ
Senior Executive Vice President, SUEZ
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. At the pre-term gubernatorial elections in Leningrad Oblast that took place on 13 September 2015 Alexander Drozdenko received the majority of votes. On 30 September 2015 Alexander Drozdenko took office as the Governor.
Evgeniy
Kovnir
General Director, Digital Economy
General Director, Digital Economy
Vladimir
Yakushev
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Front row participants:
Boris
Glazkov
Vice-president, Rostelekom
Vice-president, Rostelekom
Lev
Gorilovskiy
Member of the Board of Directors, Polyplastic Group
Member of the Board of Directors, Polyplastic Group
2013, graduated from Moscow State University, Faculty of Business Administration.
2015, graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University.
His Master’s thesis won the All-Russia competition of graduation qualification works organized by Ernst & Young.
2010–2013, implements successful projects in the field of mobile applications development, custom development, and IT.
2013, he joins the POLYPLASTIC Group, where he successfully launches a platform for large-scale freight transport optimization by shifting the logistics distribution model on to an online auction.
Today, the POLYPLASTIC Group is the biggest producer of polymer piping systems in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. At present, the Group includes 16 manufacturing plants and more than 15 trading houses.
He organized a project for launching a retail business: an online store and pick-up site were opened in Moscow to improve the company’s service and speed up deliveries.
During development of the retail store and expansion of sales of polymer piping systems, he entered into contracts with the Obi GmbH and Castorama retail networks in Russia.
At the end of 2015, he commences successful development in the sphere of refurbishment and renovation of utility networks in Moscow using trenchless methods. Methods that had no mass application previously became recognizable in all big companies of Moscow, such as Mosvodokanal, Mosgaz, Rosvodokanal, etc. During 2015–2017, a massive reconstruction of the city centre is implemented using these technologies.
As a result of the work, a new construction line for utility networks appeared with a turnover of RUB 1 billion in 2017. At the moment, about 1/4 of the water supply network in Moscow has been restored using these technologies.
Currently, he is working on a new project for analyzing concession projects and developing new directions for the Group.
Oksana
Demchenko
Head, National Competence Center for Smart Cities
Head, National Competence Center for Smart Cities
Vladimir
Dmitriev
General Director, Kalashnikov Concern
General Director, Kalashnikov Concern
Alexander
Ivanov
General Director, Vostok; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Waves Platform
General Director, Vostok; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Waves Platform
Alexander Ivanov has earned a reputation as a visionary in the blockchain arena by founding successful tech companies, projects and products to help improve business, banking and public administration systems. After more than a decade of evolving electronic payment mechanisms, he founded Waves Platform, a global public blockchain platform with a market cap of $1.7 billion (as of 19th December, 2017), which crowdfunded 30,000 BTC ($18 million) in 2016, representing the second-largest successfully crowdfunded blockchain project (after Ethereum). The name references Ivanov’s background as a theoretical physicist and the recently-discovered gravitational waves predicted by Einstein a century ago. Waves Platform has subsequently developed into one of the largest tech communities and formed partnerships with a variety of renowned international organisations, from Deloitte to Astana International Finance Centre. Recently, Ivanov has initiated a new grand-scale project Vostok to create the first usable blockchain solution for scalable digital infrastructure, helping to expand the global accessibility of blockchain.
Sergey
Kalugin
Adviser to the Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Adviser to the Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Andrey
Kuzyaev
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Andrey Kuzyaev, born on October 6, 1965, in Perm, Russia.
In 1987, he graduated from the Perm State University with a degree in Economics.
In 1991, founded and took the lead of one of the first exchanges in Russia, Perm Commodity Exchange, later reorganized to become Perm Financial and Industrial Group (PFIG) of which he is Chairman of the Board and owner. One of the main assets of PFIG since 2005 is ER Telecom Holding. The Group also holds assets in oilfield services, financial sector, and real estate. PFIG consists of 50 companies that employ over 20 000 people.
Since its establishment in 1995 and until 2003, Andrey Kuzyaev was General Director of LUKOIL-Perm, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company. In 2000, he was appointed President of LUKOIL Overseas, operator of LUKOIL's international upstream projects, and in 2005, Vice President of LUKOIL Oil Company.
In December 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Board of ER-Telecom Holding, and in July 2015, he was appointed as President of the company.
Andrey Kuzyaev is also Chairman of the Board of the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund and Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Perm State University.
Anton
Petrakov
Director for Government Relations, Yandex
Director for Government Relations, Yandex
Dmitry
Razumovsky
Mayor of Kaluga City
Mayor of Kaluga City
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
Current position - Mayor of Kaluga City
CSc in Economics.
Artyom
Sedov
General Director, The Big Three (“Bolshaya Troyka”)
General Director, The Big Three (“Bolshaya Troyka”)
Candidate of Technical Sciences; winner of the Russian Federation National Award; Deputy Chairman of the Working Group on the implementation of the Smart City project under the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation; winner of the Presidential Grant for research in priority areas of science and technology of the Russian Federation (energy efficiency), Presidential and Governmental Scholarships; author of 50 patents of the Russian Federation, 100 articles, six manuals.
From 2012 to 2014 he participated in the development of the unique Smart City Laboratory of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. The laboratory has gained worldwide recognition. President of the Russian Federation, members of the Government of the Russian Federation, Mayor of Moscow, and UN representatives visited the laboratory at various times.
In 2013–2015 as an expert consultant, he was directly involved with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and UN-Habitat on the development of Smart Cities Indicators, which have been approved internationally.
From 2015 to the present, he is CEO of the Bolshaya Troika Production Company. During this time, Big Three has become an established leader in the software development for the digitalisation of waste management. The system has already been implemented in half of the Russian Federation regions, has participated in the development of several Federal government information systems for the Housing and Utilities Sector and the urban environment.
Bolshaya Troika is in the State Register of accredited organisations operating in the information technology field.
The company employees are members of the expert councils in a wide variety of organizations, such as the International Electrotechnical Commission ICE, the International Organization for Standardization ISO, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation IPEEC, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and UN-Habitat, the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation.
Currently, joint international projects with the Republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are also being implemented.
Moreover, in 2018, the company became a resident of Skolkovo, won a grant from the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology, obtained licenses from the Federal Security Service and the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control of the Russian Federation for information security and technical protection of confidential information.
Kseniya
Sukhotina
General Director, Rusatom Smart Utilities Ltd
General Director, Rusatom Smart Utilities Ltd
Ksenia Sukhotina is a graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management and an ICM Certificate from the UK.
Ksenia has held executive positions at Russian international consulting companies and headed a centre at Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS.
Ksenia has worked in the nuclear industry since 2010. In 2015–2017, she served as First Deputy CEO for Strategy and Organizational Development at Atomenergomash (AEM), Rosatom’s machine-building division. She has served as CEO of United Thermal Power Company (OTEK) since January 2018, and in July 2018, she was appointed CEO of Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions (RIR).
Valentina
Fedoseeva
Partner, EY
Partner, EY
Alexander
Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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 September 2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.
10:15–11:30
Conference hall 9
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges Industrial Clusters: How to Make the Regions More Attractive to Investors The country’s key development aims include becoming one of the world’s five largest economies, accelerating the rate of technological development i...
The country’s key development aims include becoming one of the world’s five largest economies, accelerating the rate of technological development in the Russian Federation, and creating a highly productive, export-oriented sector within the manufacturing industry. It is not possible for industry to develop rapidly or for enterprises to increase labour productivity without an influx of investment from major companies that have proven industrial competence and forward-looking development plans. Vital to tackling this challenge will be new industrial models which increase the quality of the offering for potential investors, along with a targeted approach to implementing investment projects, taking into account technological priorities and based on the skills that the region needs and has developed. Russia is currently home to more than 40 industrial clusters across the majority of sectors within the manufacturing industry. Niches for investment in high-tech production projects are appearing as a result of cooperation between clusters. This approach helps to improve the quality of the regions’ investment offering and ensures demand for the clusters’ output. How might we exploit the potential of existing industrial clusters for developing regional industry and establishing innovative production? How are the regions creating new niches for investment? How should we use the potential of interregional industrial cooperation to attract investors to the regions?
Moderator:
Andrey
Shpilenko
Director, Association for the Development of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia; Member of the Strategic Council for Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Director, Association for the Development of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia; Member of the Strategic Council for Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
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.
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing human relations potential of the military industry at the Government of the Russian Federation
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing PPPs for creating new generations of weaponry and military equipment, head of the pilot projects group at the Government of the Russian Federation
Panellists:
Igor
Artamonov
Acting Governor of Lipetsk Region
Acting Governor of Lipetsk Region
Born on March 14, 1967, in the town of Budyonnovsk of Stavropol Krai.
Graduated from:
G. V. Plekhanov Moscow Institute of National Economy;
State University - Higher School of Economics under the MBA-Finance Program;
Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation;
Participant of the second set of the Personnel Management Reserve Development Program of the Higher School of Public Administration (Ranepa).
1992-1994 Head of the Credit and Economic Work Department of the Budyonnovsk branch of Sberbank.
1994-1996 Deputy Manager of the Budyonnovsk branch of Sberbank of Russia.
1996-2000 Managing Director of the Budyonnovsk branch of Sberbank of Russia.
2000-2001 Director of the Customer Service Department of the Stavropol Bank of Sberbank of Russia, was a member of the Board of the Bank.
2001-2003 Head of Credit Department of the North Caucasus Bank of Sberbank of Russia.
2003-2004 Work in the interim administration for the management of the Far Eastern Bank of Sberbank of Russia.
2004-2007 Deputy Chairman of the Board of the North Caucasus Bank of Sberbank of Russia.
2007-2011 Head of West Siberian Bank of Sberbank of Russia.
2011-2013 Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia.
2013-2018 Vice-President of Sberbank of Russia – Chairman of Central Russia Bank.
Since 02.10.2018 Acting Head of the Administration of Lipetsk Region
Denis
Kravchenko
Deputy Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Denis Kravchenko, born April 17, 1976 in Volgograd into a family of engineers.
1999: graduated from St Petersburg State Polytechnical University
2005: postgraduate degree in economics from the same university.
2002: joined government service with the central office of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament. Held a number of major administrative posts in the United Russia party's parliamentary faction; headed the public relations department of the State Duma's central office.
2002–2003: pro-bono adviser to Russian Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov.
2007: deputy head, State Committee for Youth Affairs, subsequently transformed into the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
From 2011: government service at the regional level as a Deputy Governor of Pskov Region, supervised the regional representative office of the Russian government.
March 2014: Deputy General Director, United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC).
February 2016: promoted to his current position of Senior Deputy General Director and State Secretary at the URSC.
September 2016: became a member of the 7th State Duma. Currently Vice-Chairman, State Duma committee for economic policy, industry, innovative development and entrepreneurship.
Class 2 Full Counsellor of State of the Russian Federation.
Card-carrying member of United Russia since 2003.
Since 2014: member of the Expert Council under the Russian government and of administrative bodies at several Russian defence enterprises.
Incumbent chairman of the Youth Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Holds a number of government and ministerial awards, including a presidential commendation (2007).
In 2016, the Russian dailies Vedomosti and Kommersant named Kravchenko among the top 50 best senior managers in Russia.
Married, with two children; lives in Moscow.
Alexander
Misharin
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Alexander Misharin was born in 1959. He graduated from the Urals State University of Railway Transport as a Railway Transport Electrification in 1981. He obtained his second university degree, in economics, from the same university in 1997. Misharin has a CSc degree in economics and a DSc in engineering.He started out as an electrician and rose through the company to become chief engineer of Sverdlovsk Railway. He served as Deputy, First Deputy Minister of the Railways, Chief of Sverdlovsk Railway, Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Director of the Department for Industry and Infrastructure of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.He was Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region from 2009 to 2012.Alexander Misharin became First Vice-President of Russian Railways JSCo in December 2012.
Igor
Orlov
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Orlov was born on 17 August 1964 in Debaltsevo, Donetsk Region. In 1987, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation, specialising in Electric Equipment for Aircrafts, and gained a qualification as an Electrical Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics.After graduating, he was appointed as an Electrician to repair the electrical equipment at the Mechanical Engineering Enterprise Zvezdochka in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region. After working from 1988 to 1994 for scientific-research design and technology bureau Onega in Severodvinsk of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor came back to Zvezdochka as Deputy General Manager. In 2008, he left Severodvinsk but continued his career in the same capacity at the Yantar Pribaltiysky Shipbuilding Works in Kaliningrad. Soon after that, he was appointed Managing Director of this enterprise. For just half a year, he worked as Senior Deputy Executive and Production Director of the car assembly company LLC Avtotor-Holding in Kaliningrad. In January 2012, Mr. Orlov became Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region. During his long career in industry, Igor Orlov was decorated with state and departmental awards: the Medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of the second degree (2011), the Medal of Peter the Great (2004), the Medal “For Labour Valour” (2004) and the Lapel Pin “Shock Worker of the 12th Five-Year Plan” (1991).
J.V.
Raman
President in Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, The Unilever Group
President in Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, The Unilever Group
Aleksandr
Subbotin
Member of the Board and Minister in Charge of Industry and Agriculture, Eurasian Economic Commission
Member of the Board and Minister in Charge of Industry and Agriculture, Eurasian Economic Commission
Mikhail
Sutyaginskiy
Chairman of the Board, Titan Group of Companies
Chairman of the Board, Titan Group of Companies
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:
Olga
Arkhangelskaya
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Olga has more than 15 years of experience in Real Estate, specializing in real estate valuation, feasibility studies, financial analysis, real estate portfolio strategy development, concept development cluster analysis, hospitality, financing and transaction structuring. Olga was the first RICS Chairwoman in the CIS; she is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Russia. In 2010 Olga won the prize "Personality of the Year" at the Annual Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards. Her personal and professional achievements have made Olga one of the most influential real estate market experts.
Sergei
Bezrukov
Director of Department of Regional Industrial Policy and Project Management, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Director of Department of Regional Industrial Policy and Project Management, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Grigory
Ivliev
Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
Mr. Ivliev was born in Paniki, Ryazan Region on 27 September 1957
1981 – Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University
1984 – PhD in Law
1985-1994 – served in different capacities in Moscow State Law Academy
1994-1997 – Committee of the State Duma on Legislation and Judicial and Legal Reform, Legal Department of the State Duma
1998-2002 - Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the Department for Relations with the Federal Assembly, NGOs and Religious Organizations
2002-2007 - State Duma, Head of the Legal Department
2007- 2011 - State Duma Deputy of 5th convocation
2011-2015 - State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).
Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, PhD in Law, Associate Professor, Secretary of the Union of Writers of Russia.
Ekaterina
Lyakhova
Director on Economy and Investment, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Chairwoman, Board of Directors, JSC Atomenergoprom
Director on Economy and Investment, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Chairwoman, Board of Directors, JSC Atomenergoprom
Mikael
Melkumyan
Chairman, Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Chairman, Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Irina
Panarina
General Manager, AstraZeneca Russia and Eurasia
General Manager, AstraZeneca Russia and Eurasia
Since May 2017 Irina Panarina has been appointed to the position of General Manager of AstraZeneca, Russia and Eurasia. Irina is responsible for AstraZeneca business in Russia & Eurasia Area and she leads AstraZeneca Russia.
Irina Panarina has worked for AstraZeneca since 2009. In October 2015 Irina joined the Russian team as Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Business Unit Head. Before coming to Russia, Irina Panarina held the position of General Manager at AstraZeneca Ukraine.
Prior to joining AstraZeneca Irina held regional roles at GSK Pharma headquarters in London, UK.
Irina Panarina has work experience in marketing, product portfolio management, people development.
Irina Panarina has degrees from Newcastle University & South Bank University. She also holds MBA degree from INSEAD Business School.
Aleksey
Sagal
President, Arnest
President, Arnest
Born in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropolsky Krai on 05 August 1967.
In 1984, graduated from Comprehensive Secondary School Nr 16.
In 1986-1988, was in the military service with the Soviet Armed
Forces.
Position:
President of AO Arnest
Education:
In 1991, Aleksey Sagal graduated from Stavropol State Polytechnic Institute qualified
as Process Engineer.
In 1997, completed the Courses for Crisis Managers run by the Federal Service for
Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy in Russia.
In 2001-2003, Aleksey completed the MBA (Strategic Management) course at the
Higher Commercial School run by the RF Ministry for Economic Development and
Trade with the Master of Business Administration degree.
Professional Experience:
Aleksey has been working at OAO Arnest since 1998.
In 1998, Aleksey Sagal was elected a member of the Board of Directors, and in 1999,
the Chairman of Arnest Board.
In 2003, Aleksey became the Vice-President of OAO Arnest.
2006 till present - President of AO Arnest.
Arnest Group Today:
The leader of the aerosol industry with two production sites in Russia
(Nevinnomyssk and Novomoskovsk) manufacturing more than 50% of all
aerosols in Russia and nearly 7% of European and 2,5% of global aerosols.
From 2000 to 2017 Arnest Group turnover increased 9 times in volume (from
50M to 429M RUR) and 34 times in value to 18.1 billion roubles (without VAT).
The main contract manufacturer of aerosols in Russia and CIS for such
international companies as Unilever, Beiersdorf, Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oreal,
Coty, Oriflame - covering all their Russia and CIS market products.
In December 2018, supported by RF Government, launched a large-scale project
for exporting of aerosols to Europe, Asia and Africa. AO Arnest (Nevinnomyssk)
and AO Aerosol Novomoskovsk investments will work out at 10 billion roubles; 4
billion roubles have been already invested.
Established National Aerosol Cluster certified by the Ministry for Industry and
Trade of the Russian Federation
28 own brands including Prelest, Simphony, Dividik, Garden and Moskitol.
Over 2400 employees. Company staff development programme with NorthCaucasus Federal University.
The annual paid taxes are over 1 billion roubles; more than 30M of roubles are
invested into the social sphere.
Superb credit history with the following major Russian banks: Sberbank, VTB,
UniCredit Bank, Rosbank.
AWARDS:
In 2005, Aleksey was awarded the Medal of Merit before Stavropolsky Krai.
In 2005, Boris Yelzin, the First President of Russia, awarded Aleksey with a
watch engraved with his name for Aleksey’s input into development of
Stavropolsky Krai industry.
In 2005, according to the Expert South magazine, Aleksey was named the South
Russia Business Person of the Year.
In July 2017, Aleksey was awarded with Stavropol Krai Medal “For Valorous
Labour. Third Degree”.
In 2017, according to the Expert South magazine entered TOP-10 South Russia
Best Entrepreneurs for the last 10 years.
In October 2017, received an Official Message of Thanks from A.G. Dyumin,
Tula Reg
Ninel
Salagaeva
Deputy Governor, Administration of the Pskov Oblast
Deputy Governor, Administration of the Pskov Oblast
Alexander
Svinin
First Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic
First Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic
Date of birth: January 4th, 1988Place of birth: Syktyvkar, Komi RepublicEducation: National Research University Higher School of Economics Sankt Petersburg, Master in Public AdministrationBiography Alexander Svinin was born and grew up in Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic. In 2005 he was admitted to the Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics and in 2009 he graduated with the Bachelor’s degree. Two years later, in 2011, he graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics Sankt Petersburg with the Master’s degree in Public Administration.CareerAlexander has started his career path in the human resources department of the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association.In 2007 he came as an assistant to the Kelly Services, and then was promoted to the consultant role.From 2010 to 2011 he worked as a consultant in the ANKOR. In 2012 he launched his own company Smart Start that aims to help the recent graduates to find a job through the social networks.In 11 months Smart Start had more than 45,000 students from 20 regions of Russia registered, and more than 350 companies placing their vacancies in the application. In 2012 Alexander was elected as member of the board of “Opora Rossii”.In 2015 he became an assistant of the Secretary of the Civic Chamber.Also, in 2015 he became the head of the project “Perspectiva”, launched by the Civic Chamber.In 2015 he headed the “Perspectiva” fund, the grantee of the presidential grants.In 2017 he became an Economic Counselor of the Head of the Udmurt Republic.Then in 2017 he was appointed to the acting First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic.Since 2017 he is the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic.
Alexander
Smekalin
Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region
Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region
Alexander Smekalin was born on March 25, 1980, in the Ulyanovsk region.
In 2002 he graduated with honours from Ulyanovsk State University (Institute of Economics and Business, Management Department).
2002 – 2009 – he made his way up from the Principal Specialist to the Head of the Department of Investments and Foreign affairs of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
2009 – Head of the Investments Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Ulyanovsk region
2010 – Head of the Department of 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
2016 – Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
Married, has two children.
10:15–11:30
Conference hall (Krasnodar Region stand)
The New Social Agenda Science and Society: A Strategy for Future Generations It is very difficult to offer a single definition of the term ‘science’ which fully captures its essence. What sets scientific knowledge apart is t...
It is very difficult to offer a single definition of the term ‘science’ which fully captures its essence. What sets scientific knowledge apart is the profundity of its inquiry into the crux of phenomena, i.e. their theoretical nature. Scientific knowledge begins when regular patterns are noticed in a cluster of facts – a general and necessary connection between them which helps to explain why a particular phenomenon happens one way and not another and to predict how it will develop in the future. One of the problems which arises as scientific knowledge accumulates, and which is particularly relevant right now, is the social responsibility which scientists assume for the outcomes of their work. The results of scientific inquiry can turn out to be dangerous to society, in which case their use for non-academic purposes could be detrimental. Scientists must be aware of their responsibility to society: after all, science cannot be separated from public life, and can exert both a constructive and a destructive influence on it. Who are today’s Russian scientists? What should pure research and information that matters to society look like? Which channels for disseminating information should we be using? Are integrated government support programmes needed in this area? What are young scientists in the 2020s likely to be interested in?
Moderator:
Maxim
Safonov
Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of 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:
Andrey
Adrianov
Vice-President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vice-President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Andrey
Kaprin
Director, National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Director, National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
· Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of RAS, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation.
· Director General of the National Medical Research Radiological Centre (NMRRC) of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Director of the P.A. Herzen Moscow Cancer Research Institute, a branch of NMRRC.
· He is one of the leading specialists in the Russian Federation in the field of diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases. Throughout the scientific and therapeutic activity, Andrey Kaprin conducts a purposeful development of modern methods of surgical and combined treatment of kidney, bladder, prostate and other localizations.
· Since 2014, Andrey Kaprin is heaing the first Russian scientific medical cluster in the field of oncology - the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Radiological Centre" of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, which was established on the basis of three leading medical centers - P. Herzen, A.Tsyb MRRC, and N. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology.
· At present, being the head of the NMRRC of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, being an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences in oncoradiology, he supervises the development of nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy in our country. He has taken charge of most complex and promising areas in the industry: the technical re-equipment of the radiation therapy departments of the regions, the creation of a program and a center for the development of contact methods of irradiation, the introduction and expansion of the first national medical proton center in the country, the introduction of modern methods of training specialists in radiology and radiotherapy, iIncluding telecommunication training and master classes in the regions, many of which are conducted by himself.
· Every year Andrey Kaprin performs over 300 complex surgical interventions for various oncological diseases.
· He has trained more than 300 doctors, including residents and graduate students. Under his leadership, 27 dissertations for the degree of candidate of medical sciences and 9 doctoral dissertations were prepared and successfully defended. The result of many years of hard work was the publication of more than 700 printed scientific works.
Alexander
Nikitin
Head of Tambov Region Administration
Head of Tambov Region Administration
Head of the Tambov Region Government
Date and place of birth: 04.26.1976 Michurinsk city.
1998 - graduated from the Michurinsk State Agrarian University (MichGAU), “Finance and Credit”.
2000 - defended his thesis for the degree of economic sciences candidate in the state scientific institution “All-Russian Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics named after A.A. Nikonov”, Moscow.
Since 2000 - Consultant on financial and economic issues of the Fund of agrarian reform and rural development support of the Russian Federation.
2003-2004 – Head of the agricultural risk insurance department of the open insurance joint stock company “Russia” (Moscow).
2004-2009 – Vice-Rector ofr Economics and Innovation of MichGAU.
2009-2011 – Rector of the Michurinsk State Agrarian University.
2008 - defended thesis for a doctorate in economic sciences in the state scientific institution “All-Russian Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics named after A.A. Nikonov”, Moscow.
In 2009 included in the personnel reserve of the country, of “Social sphere” direction.
Since 2010 - degree of Professor (Order of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation).
In 2010 - elected as a deputy, chairman of the budget and economic commission of the Michurinsk City Council of Deputies of the fourth convocation.
Since March 2011 – deputy of the Tambov Regional Duma of Michurinsk single-mandate electoral district number 7. Elected as a Chairman of the Tambov Regional Duma of the 5th convocation. Member of the Board of the public organization “Russian Public Association of Agricultural Economists”.
Since December 2012 - Member of the Commission of the Council of Legislators of the Russian Federation of Agrarian and Food Policy, Nature Management and Ecology.
In 2014 included in the reserve of management personnel under the patronage of the President of Russia.
Honors: International Order of Saints Cyril and Methodius, breastplate of the trade union of workers of the agro-industrial complex of the Russian Federation and the All-Russian Industrial Association of Employers "For the Development of Social Partnership", Medal named after Academician Terenty Maltsev for his great contribution to the development of scientific and methodological support of effective activities of Russian farms on insurance, accounting and taxation, long-term and effective training activities highly qualified personnel for the country's farms. Awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, a public award in the field of scientific achievements - the Order "For Contribution to Science", established by the International Academy of Patronage and the International Academy of Social Sciences. For many years of fruitful work on the development and improvement of the educational process, active work in the field of scientific research, he was awarded the honorary title "Honored Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation" by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for many years of conscientious work, great contribution to the development of the legislation of the Tambov region and the innovative development of agricultural production, the medal "The Federation Council. 20 years ", the jubilee medal" 75 years of the Tambov region ", the medal" 290 years of the Prosecutor's Office of Russia "for contribution to the interaction and fruitful work of the Tambov Regional Duma with the supervisory authority, the Order" For Merit in the Veterans Movement of the Russian Union of Veterans "for the conservation work memory of soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War.
May 25th , 2015 by presidential decree appointed temporary acting Head of the Tambov Region Administration.
September 13th, 2015.Elected as the Head of the Tambov Region Government
Married, has two sons and a daughter.
Ruslan
Novikov
General Director, Argumenty I Facty
General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Born February 5, 1975, in Moscow
In 1997 graduated from the faculty of law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Ph.D. in Economics, MBA
Since 1997 has worked in banking, manufacturing, construction, trade and investment companies holding executive positions.
Has broad experience in company formation, leading companies to the top positions in the market, crisis management.
Entered the board of directors of "Argumenty i Fakty" in April 2014.
Was appointed as CEO of "Argumenty i Fakty" publishing house in December 2014.
Board member of GIPP - Guild of Press Publishers.
In 2016 was proclaimed laureate of the "Best Media manager of Russia 2016" National Award in Press nomination and Federal Press category.
Maxim
Protasov
Head, Russian Quality System
Head, Russian Quality System
Born: 1972 in Moscow. Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University and completed postgraduate research at the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1999 through 2005: member of the Supervisory Council of the National Securities Market Association, of the expert council of the Financial Markets Committee under the State Duma of the Russian Federation.2011 through 2015: held the position of Chairman of the Management Board of the National Association of Producers and Suppliers of Foodstuffs Rusprodsoyuz. June 2015: appointed head of the Autonomous Non-commercial Organization Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo), set up by Russian Government Directive. Is an active participant in many expert organisations, in particular Open Government, Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, working group of the Public Council of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on foodstuff quality, member of the Commission for Supervising the Code of Fair Practices. Married with three children.
Alexander
Sergeev
President, Russian Academy of Sciences
President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Andrey
Travnikov
Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Born February 1, 1971 in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast.
Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation (2nd class).
Awards: Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Federation (2005); Letter of Recognition from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2011); Honorable Mention from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2013); Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2014); Honorable Mention from the Presidential Administration of Russia.
1990-1992 – served in the USSR Army.
1998 – graduated from Cherepovets State University majoring in electric operation and automation.
1992-2006 – occupied various positions at Cherepovets Metallurgy Plant (Severstal OJSC).
2006 – CEO, Elektroremont LLC.
2010 – First Deputy Mayor of Cherepovets.
2012 – Deputy Governor, Vologda Oblast; First Deputy Governor, Vologda Oblast.
2014 – professional retraining program for executive candidate pool at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
2014 – Deputy President’s Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North-Western Federal District.
November 2016 – Mayor of Vologda.
October 2017 – acting Governor of Vologda Oblast.
September 14, 2018 - appointed Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Front row participants:
Ruben
Enikolopov
Rector, New Economic School
Rector, New Economic School
Ruben Enikolopov is the Rector of the New Economic School. He has been the Professor at NES since 2008 and at Pompeu Fabra University since 2013. Professor Enikolopov is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and at the International Growth Center (IGC), London.
In 2001, Ruben Enikolopov finished the Lomonosov Moscow State University (diploma with distinction in Physics). In 2002, he got his master's degree from the New Economic School. In 2008, he got his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. In 2012-2013, he also worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA). Professor Enikolopov was also involved in evaluating the effectiveness of projects of the World Bank and the UN.
Ruben Enikolopov is the leading expert in the field of economic data analysis. His works are published in the top-5 economic academic journals according to Scopus. Professor Enikolopov raised more than $ 2.5 million for his own research, including prestigious grant from the European Research Center. He is in the editorial board of such scientific journals as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Applied Econometrics etc.
Kirill
Kaem
Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Kirill Kaem, whose family have been doctors for no fewer than seven generations, graduated from the Kirov State Medical Academy in Nizhny Novgorod in 1992. Five years later he graduated with distinction from the economics department at the Lobachevsky State University, after successfully completing his studies in Russia and the USA on an MBA program run jointly with Taylor University. He has over 20 years' experience in senior management roles, including 15 years as a CEO at the corporation's various international branches. He specializes in launching start-ups in new regions and countries, and new business areas at major firms. From 1992 to 1994 he owned his own business, distributing medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. In 1995 Kirill Kaem set up a network of regional outlets for the Swedish company Oriflame in the Volga Region, which helped it become one of the region's biggest tax-payers. In the year 2000 he began working in Germany, in the central office of the company Varta. After Varta's merger with the American group Spectrum Brands, he spent eight years in overall charge of the company's operations in Russia. In 2008 he relaunched the German and American holding JAFRA International in Russia, improving profit margins by 40%. In 2009 he took control of the Russian holding Hygiene Kinetics, the biggest manufacturer in the market for domestic paper and cellulose products. Within two years the company's sales growth was several times higher than average growth in the sector, thanks to the introduction of new technologies. From 2011 to 2013 he headed up a new area of business at 'Alpha Group' - the biggest federal chain of clinics, 'Alpha Health Centre', where in the space of a year he managed to double revenue, whilst the chain itself saw profits rise by over a third. From 2013 onwards he has been a member of the Board of Directors and a co-founder of the international medical centre 'Medcluster', set up at the initiative of Sberbank in partnership with Strategy Group Partners, with Johns Hopkins Medicine International as a potential partner. From 2013-2017 he was director of the Skolkovo Foundation’s biomed cluster.
Finalists of the
Healthy Life Innovative Solutions Contest
Olga
Pilipenko
Rector, Oryol State University
Rector, Oryol State University
12:00–13:30
Plenary session hall
Plenary session Success Factors: Ideas, Personnel, Skills Address by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
Address by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
Moderator:
Nikolay
Korzhenevsky
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Mr. Korzhenevsky earned his Master’s degree at State University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and had internship at Stanford University (California, USA). He specialises mainly in international finance; the core area of his academic interests is the interrelationship between financial markets and macroeconomic processes. He worked as author and presenter of the Markets programme on RBC-TV and later as Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasts, Gazprombank. Since 2013, Mr. Korzhenevsky has been author and presenter of the programme Economics: Day Rates on TV Channel Russia-24, which is devoted to key macroeconomic and financial topics of the day. He also highlights the main economic events (Davos Forum, SPIEF). In parallel he is working on his thesis Contemporary Methods of Monetary Policy and the Implicit Function of Central Banks. He is also continuing his academic activities at the HSE.
Panellists:
Marat
Atnashev
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Marat joined the Business School team in September 2016.
In 2011–2015, he occupied the position of the Vice President of Major Projects and headed the Iron Ore Division at EVRAZ. M. Atnashev also supervised the construction of coal mines in Kemerovo and Tuva, the construction of rolling mills in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, the reconstruction of mines in the Urals and Siberia. He was responsible for the operations and the improvement of performance effectiveness of the company's core business, the management of investment projects, and the development of project competencies in the entire company.
In 2010–2011, M. Atnashev was the Head of Major Projects Directorate at Gazprom Neft, oversaw the creation of Gazpromneft Razvitie, a project company, and was responsible for the implementation of major Russian and international projects, such as Novy Port (Yamal), Orenburg, Messoyakha (YNAD) Prirazlomnoye, Badra (Iraq), and Hunin-6 (Venezuela).
In 2000–2010, he occupied various positions at TNK, TNK-BP, was engaged in organisational development and procurement/supply; worked as CFO at Udmurtneft, Head of Kamennoye Oil and Gas Production Enterprise (was in charge of the production enterprise and managed a large project for the development of a field in Western Siberia). In 2008–2010, he was the Head and then the Vice President of Major Projects.
In 1999, M. Atnashev received a degree with honours from the Energy Department of the State University of Management (SUM), Moscow. In 2003, he received a PhD in Investment Project Management from the SUM.
In 2002, he received an MBA degree from INSEAD, France, and in 2008, he graduated from the BP Academy of Major Projects and Engineering at MIT, USA.
In July 2016, M. Atnashev was awarded an MPA (Master in Public Administration) at Harvard Kennedy School, USA.
He has been holding the position of an expert in project management at the SKOLKOVO Business School since 2009 and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Economics at the Higher School of Economics since 2006.
Andrey
Komarov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant
— shareholder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant, Co-Chairman of the Foundation for Development of Tube Industry, Honorary Metallurgist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Citizen of the Chelyabinsk Region, member of the Guardian Council of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
In the early 2000s, he initiated the modernization of production at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant and Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant, which are both part of the ChelPipe Group. Founder and main ideologist behind the White Metallurgy corporate philosophy. Under his leadership & initiative the state-of-the art metallurgical production process was created in Russia, drawing on this philosophy the following complexes were incorporated & launched within ChelPipe Group: Vysota 239, Iron Ozone 32, Finishing Center, ETERNO.
Following Mr. Komarov's initiative, unique educational programs to train highly skilled workers in the form of a public-private partnerships have been implemented: 'Future of White Metallurgy’ in Pervouralsk and Chelyabinsk, ‘College of Future of Tatarstan’ in Almetyevsk.
He is actively engaged in social and charitable activities; following Mr. Komarov's initiative, a major children's theater festival Snezhnost ("Snowiness") has been initiated and held annually for 15 years.
Artyom
Kopylov
Director General, Agromig
Director General, Agromig
Maksim
Reshetnikov
Governor of Perm Territory
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.
- On 18 September 2017 was elected governor of Perm Territory.
- 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.
Svetlana
Chupsheva
General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague. In 2001 she graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics with Honors.Commencing from 2000 Svetlana Chupsheva worked at the Central Department of the Bank of Russia for Samara Region, then at the Government of Samara Region.From 2004 she held position of the Director General of the Rating Agency of the Government of Samara Region, and was the head of the State Institution Agency for Economic Development of Samara Region.From 2009 – adviser to the Deputy Chairmen of the Government of Samara Region – Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of Samara Region, then adviser to the Chairman of the Board of the CB Regional Credit, LLC.From 2011 – corporate director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). On August 10, 2015 she was appointed as the line director of the Social Projects of the ASI.From 2017 – Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.She is awarded with the Certificate of Merit issued by the President of the Russian Federation, she has the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the President of the Russian Federation and the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the Mayor of Moscow.She brings up four children.
13:30–13:45
Plenary session hall
The Development Award
14:00–15:30
Conference hall 13 (Pushkin)
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges The Economics of Urban Comfort In partnership with the State Development Corporation "VEB.RF" Three quarters of Russia’s population live in cities. Not only do cities create sources of economic growth, they also develop new forms of social i...
Three quarters of Russia’s population live in cities. Not only do cities create sources of economic growth, they also develop new forms of social interaction and shape cultural trends. By attracting the most talented people, cities have the potential to become a driving force in the achievement of Russia’s 2024 development goals. Business has a key role to play through investment in a new type of urban economy and environment. What needs to be done to make this happen? How can effective cooperation between urban communities, the authorities, and investors be forged? What factors create a pleasant urban environment and an attractive model of the future for city dwellers? What role can the development institute ecosystem play here? All of these issues will be discussed during the VEB session at the Russian Investment Forum 2019.
Moderator:
Igor
Shuvalov
Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Born January 4, 1967, in Bilibino, Magadan Region.
1993: graduated from the Law Faculty of Moscow State University with a degree in jurisprudence.
1984–1985: laboratory assistant at the EKOS Scientific Research Institute.
1985–1987: served in the Soviet Army.
1993: attaché of the Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
1993–1995: senior legal adviser at ALM Consulting.
1995: Director, ALM Law Office.
1997: Head of Department of the State Register of Federal Property, State Committee of the Russian Federation for State Property Management.
1998: Deputy Minister for State Property of the Russian Federation.
1998–2000: Chairman, Russian Federal Property Fund.
2000–2003: Chief of the Government Staff in the rank of Minister.
2003: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
2003–2004:Deputy Head of Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.
2004: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
2005: Russian Sherpa in the G8.
2008: First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
May 24, 2018 appointed Chairman of the State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)"
Married with two sons and two daughters.
Panellists:
Konstantin
Aksenov
Vice President for Strategic Development, GS Group
Vice President for Strategic Development, GS Group
Oleg
Belozerov
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive 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.
Stanislav
Voskresensky
Governor of Ivanovo Region
Governor of Ivanovo Region
In 1998 graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in International Economic Relations.
1995-1999 – worked on tax issues in Russian and foreign assurance firms.
1999-2004 – Financial Director for organizations involved in specialized subterranean engineering and construction.
2004-2008 – Deputy Director of the President’s Expert Commission.
2008-2012 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2012-2014 – Deputy Presidential Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District. He was responsible for coordinating the efforts of federal authorities in developing Kaliningrad Region.
Since August, 19, 2014 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
He heads the Russian Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission on Investment Cooperation. He heads the task force on the advancement of Russia’s economic Interests in the Asia-Pacific region under the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration.
On October 10, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Ivanovo Region
Alexander
Kitaev
Head of the Administration of the Gusevsky City District Municipal Structure
Head of the Administration of the Gusevsky City District Municipal Structure
Dmitry
Konov
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Year of birth: 1970
1994: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in International Economic Relations.
2001: Received an IMD MBA degree.
2004–2009: Various positions at OAO AK SIBUR, including Advisor to the President, Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, President, member of the Board of Directors.
2005–2012: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO SIBUR Russian Tyres.
2006–2011: President of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2007–2010: Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Polief.
2007–2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Sibur-Trans.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO RusVinyl.
Since 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO SNHK.
2008–2011:Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Sibur-Fertilizers.
Since 2009: Chairman of the Management Board of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2010–2013: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO Tobolsk-Polymer.
Since 2014: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgaz .
Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO STGM, ZAO STGM.
2011 - 2016: General Director of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
Mr. Konov served in the Treasury Department of OAO NK YUKOS, held various positions at AKB Trust and Investment Bank, including Vice President – Head of the Investment Banking Department and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Department, was a member of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and OAO Gazprombank.
Sergey
Kuznetsov
Head of Novokuznetsk City
Head of Novokuznetsk City
Rustam
Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 - engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika.
1980-1983 - senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise.
1983-1985 - deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board.
1985-1990 - chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District.
1990-1992 - chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee.
1992-1993 - first deputy head of the Arsk District Administration.
1993-1996 - head of the Vysokaya Gora District.
1996-1998 - minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 25, 2010 - President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 24, 2015 - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Order of Friendship (2002); Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007); Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007); Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003);
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005); Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007); Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008); Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009); Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009); Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010); Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013); Order of Honor (2014).
Alexander
Moor
Governor of Tyumen Region
Governor of Tyumen Region
Natalia
Fishman
Aide to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Aide to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Andrey
Sharonov
President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
President, 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”.
Front row participants:
Mikhail
Kotyukov
Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on the 21 July 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 graduated from Higher School of Economics (Masters in Economics). 04.2002 – 06.2006 – serve in various capacitites at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. 07.2006 – 07.2010 – serve in various capacitites at Rosbank, Société Générale group. 07.2010 – 06.2012 – Head of Research on Russia and CIS at Crédit Agricole CIB. 06.2012 – 08.2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital. 09.2013 – 03.2015 – Head of the long-term strategic planning department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 03.2015 – 11.2016 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. From 30 November 2016 – Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir
Yakushev
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
14:00–15:45
Conference hall 4
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges National Infrastructure Priorities for 2024: Defining Them Quickly, Implementing Them Effectively ROSINFRA Infrastructure Congress Event Integrated development of public infrastructure, which must be linked not only to the current needs of businesses, citizens, and the state as a who...
Integrated development of public infrastructure, which must be linked not only to the current needs of businesses, citizens, and the state as a whole, but also to their future requirements, and coordinated efforts on the part of authorities at all levels to bring the most important projects to fruition: these are the main tasks facing Russia’s leadership over the next six years, as set out in the President’s May Decree. In order to ensure that infrastructure limitations serve to stimulate national economic growth, the government has already prepared a comprehensive development plan for major infrastructure, while financing organizations have proposed a range of credit products which could increase investment. Will the national projects prove effective in helping to tackle infrastructure challenges in the regions? How quickly and efficiently will the project selection and preparation phase be completed, ready for implementation to move forward? Will existing support tools and the proposed standard solutions be helpful here? What are the key conditions for state funding and allocating money from the Development Fund? Will cooperation between the primary development institutions create synergy in infrastructure development?

ROSINFRA National Infrastructure Award Ceremony
Moderator:
Pavel
Seleznev
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
PhD in Economics.
1. Education. In 2005, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2010, PhD on developing public-private partnership in Russia.
2. Career. 2005-2007 – senior specialist, VTB Bank. 2007-2009 – Deputy CEO; Member, Management Board, VTB Project Management. 2008-2010 – Board Member, Energocomplex. 2009 – Cofounder, Chairman, Management Board, National Center for Developing Public Private Partnership, an autonomous non-profit organization.
3. Public Activity. Chairman, Committee for Public Private Partnership, Chamber of Trade and Industry. Member, General Council, Delovaya Rossiya. Member, Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Member, Supervisory Council, Federal Center for Project Financing. Member, Working Group for Developing Transportation Related Infrastructure Projects, Presidential Economic Council. Member, Presidium, Council for Public Private Partnership Development, Military Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership in Health Care under the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Innokentiy
Alafinov
First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Igor
Koval
General Director, Russia and CIS, IC Ictas Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
General Director, Russia and CIS, IC Ictas Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
Alexander
Misharin
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Alexander Misharin was born in 1959. He graduated from the Urals State University of Railway Transport as a Railway Transport Electrification in 1981. He obtained his second university degree, in economics, from the same university in 1997. Misharin has a CSc degree in economics and a DSc in engineering.He started out as an electrician and rose through the company to become chief engineer of Sverdlovsk Railway. He served as Deputy, First Deputy Minister of the Railways, Chief of Sverdlovsk Railway, Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Director of the Department for Industry and Infrastructure of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.He was Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region from 2009 to 2012.Alexander Misharin became First Vice-President of Russian Railways JSCo in December 2012.
Vladislav
Onishchenko
Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1995–1998 – Head of the Analytical Department of the PRIME-TASS business news agency;
1997–2000 – Senior Expert with the economic expert group of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation;
2001–2012 – Manager of projects introduced by the Government Executive Office, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international projects in the CIS countries;
2012–2018 - First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 18 August, 2018 he was appointed as the new Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
Mikhail
Rasstrigin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born March 9, 1983, Ivanovo, Ivanovo region.
2005: Graduated from Ivanovo State Power Engineering University
2005 to 2006: engineer, Technical engineering department; leading expert of the Energy sector management team, Engineering testing unit of Ivanovo region hydro-electric power plant.
2006 to 2007: business analyst, Constellation Energy Solutions
2007 to 2008: junior analyst, Analytics Department, Deutsche Securities.
2008 to 2017: leading analyst; Head of the Energy sector division, Analytics Department, VTB Capital.
2017: Assistant to the Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation.
December 14, 2017: Appointed as Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation.
Andrey
Travnikov
Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Born February 1, 1971 in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast.
Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation (2nd class).
Awards: Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Federation (2005); Letter of Recognition from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2011); Honorable Mention from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2013); Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Vologda Oblast (2014); Honorable Mention from the Presidential Administration of Russia.
1990-1992 – served in the USSR Army.
1998 – graduated from Cherepovets State University majoring in electric operation and automation.
1992-2006 – occupied various positions at Cherepovets Metallurgy Plant (Severstal OJSC).
2006 – CEO, Elektroremont LLC.
2010 – First Deputy Mayor of Cherepovets.
2012 – Deputy Governor, Vologda Oblast; First Deputy Governor, Vologda Oblast.
2014 – professional retraining program for executive candidate pool at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
2014 – Deputy President’s Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North-Western Federal District.
November 2016 – Mayor of Vologda.
October 2017 – acting Governor of Vologda Oblast.
September 14, 2018 - appointed Governor of Novosibirsk Region
Michail
Chachin
Vice President, Sberbank
Vice President, Sberbank
Michail Chachin, senior managing Director – Director of Department on work with regional clients in the public sector.
Michail was born in 1968. He graduated from all-Union financial-economic Institute with a degree in "Finance and credit". In 2000 he has finished the Academy of national economy under the government of the Russian Federation with a degree in "management". In 2012 he has successfully held a training program for the development of senior executives in London Business School.
Michail works in Sberbank since 1996, he has gone from Deputy Director of the credit Department of the Tula head office, Director of sales and service to corporate clients and small businesses clients of Srednerussky Bank, Deputy Chairman of the Srednerussky Bank Manager of the head office of the Moscow region, Senior managing Director-Director of Department on work with regional clients in the public sector to Vice President.
He has experience managing corporate and retail business over 20 years. He responsible for interaction and development of relations with regional Executive authorities and industry ministries, financial bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation and municipalities, development corporations, industry funds, public enterprises and institutions.
Michail is married and has two sons.
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Alexey
Chichkanov
First Vice President, Gazprombank
First Vice President, Gazprombank
Alexey has a proven track-record of the first sizable infrastructure PPP/concession projects in Russia, including “Zapadniy Skorostnoy Diametr – ZSD” project (“Western Highway”), Pulkovo Airport expansion project, Orlovsky tunnel project. Alexey was actively involved in a number of major investment redevelopment and industrial projects in St. Petersburg area.
Held leading posts in Saint-Petersburg City Administration, was heading Saint-Petersburg City Government Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects where he was responsible for the city investment policy for 3 year.
In today’s role, supervises the Bank’s PPP & Infrastructure Department. The Bank’s PPP/concession projects (both completed and in-progress) include construction of social infrastructure facilities (Tomsk Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region and Saint-Petersburg), transport infrastructure facilities (Saint-Petersburg, Republic of Komi, Central Ring Road-3 in Moscow, Khabarovsk Region, Republic of Bashkortostan, Novosibirsk, construction of tall-based and free of charge roads in a number of regions as well as so-called “12-tonnes” project, an exclusive Russian federal concession project), and facilities in medicine (Moscow Region, Saint-Petersburg).
Actively participates in the work of the Coordination Council for Investments of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, the Coordinating Council for Public-Private Partnership of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation on public-private partnership. He is a member of the working groups at Ministry of Economic Development and the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Front row participants:
Yuriy
Korsun
Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Entered into office: 25 April 2018
Born: 29 May 1970, Leningrad.
Education
Business School – A.B. Freeman School of Business, University – Tulane University, 1999; MBA, Finance and Financial Management.
Saint Petersburg State University (LSU), 1995; School of Languages.
Employment History
1990 – 1994: IT Manager, SGS S.A.
1995 – 1997: Corporate Account Manager, Xerox Corporation
1997 – 2000: Business Consultant, Headquarters for Developing, Xerox Corp., USA
2001 – 2005: – Corporate Account Manager, Citibank.
2005 – 2007: Corporate Director, ABN AMRO
2007 – 2009: Head of Structured Finance Division, Alfa Bank
2009 – 2018: Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance Division, PAO Sberbank
Since April 2018 – Deputy Chairman, Vnesheconombank.
Vladimir
Kosoy
President, Infrastructure Economics Centre
President, Infrastructure Economics Centre
Born in 1964 in Leningrad. In 1987 graduated from the Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute with a degree in National Economy Planning, Ph.D. in Economics.
Professional experience
2013 – present time - the President of the Infrastructure Economics Centre LLC;
2010 – 2013 – the Vice-President of the Center for Strategic Research;
1994 – 2009 - Member of the Board, Vice-President, Chairman of the Boards of Directors of a number of banks and companies, including Transcreditbank, Baltic Bank, JASO;
1986 – 1989 - scientific and educational activities.
Education:
A member of the Public Council of MTU, Member of the Russian-Chinese working group on the High Speed Railway, participates in the section "Development of speed and high-speed rail traffic" of the Scientific and Technical Council of JSC "Russian Railways", Associate Professor of the Department of High-Speed Transport Systems, the Russian University of Transport (MIIT).
Oleg
Pankratov
Head of Infrastructure Finance Department, VTB Capital
Head of Infrastructure Finance Department, VTB Capital
Igor
Snegurov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group
Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group
Igor Snegurov, Principal Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIS Group.
Born on 15 November 1965 in Leningrad. In 1989, graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute named after M.I. Kalinin specializing in engineering and radio-physics.
In 1989–1991, worked as a researcher at the Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology in Leningrad. Research area: solid state physics, high-temperature superconductivity.
In 1991–2001, worked in various commercial structures in the sphere of transport, logistics, and development.
In 2001, received a degree in banking from St. Petersburg State Economic University.
In 2001–2009, took the position of Chairman and Member of the Board at OJSC Sevzapinvestprombank, then, became Adviser to the President of the bank.
In 2005–2015, took the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors at PF VIS Ltd.
In 2015–2018, Director General of VIS Group.
Since January 2018, returned to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group.
Has various awards for merit to Astrakhan and Yaroslavl Regions and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 2
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Resources for Growth and Investment Prospects: An Analysis of Asset Realization Practices in Russia’s Regions In partnership with the Deposit Insurance Agency The assets of financial institutions which have gone out of business are one factor in investment opportunities. The book value of assets for sale ...
The assets of financial institutions which have gone out of business are one factor in investment opportunities. The book value of assets for sale under the management of the Deposit Insurance Agency currently stands at around RUB 4.5 trillion. Returning these assets to the country’s economy is an important step in improving the investment attractiveness of Russia’s regions, creating new jobs, and increasing regional tax revenues. What investment prospects and new opportunities are available for regional business development, including business projects implemented using assets acquired from liquidated financial organizations? What asset realization practices are being used in the regions? How can the investment potential of liquidated financial organizations’ assets be realized? What are the benefits and advantages to investors of participating in asset auctions?
Moderator:
Anatoly
Aksakov
Chairman, Committee on Financial Markets of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Chairman, Committee on Financial Markets of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Born on 28 November 1957 in the town of Yermolaevo, Kumertau District of the Bashkir ASSR.
In 1975, graduated from the public school of Vilino town of the Bakhchysarai district of the Crimea Region. For two years he worked in the production (a mechanic in the Crimean sovkhoz POH Magarach and as a workman at the Kiev chemical and pharmaceutical plant).
In 1983, he graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in 1986 – from the graduate school of the Department of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor. In 2005, he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry. Honoured Economist of the Chuvash Republic. He published about a hundred papers on the issues of economic and social development of the Chuvash Republic and the Russian Federation.
Since 1986 – lecturer at the Chuvash State University, associate professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Market Economy. 1994–1997 – Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics, Finance and Law (Cheboksary). In 1995–1997, he headed Cheboksary branches of Moscow commercial banks. He was elected a deputy of the State Council of the Chuvash Republic.
1997–2000 – Deputy Chairman of the Government Cabinet, Minister of Economy of the Chuvash Republic. Aksakov oversaw the development of the Programme for the transition of the Chuvash Republic to market economy, the Anti-Crisis Programme of 1998 and the Programme of Social and Economic Development of Chuvash Republic for 1998–2003. He developed and implemented criteria for assessing the performance of the heads of districts and cities of the Republic, was one of the originators of the introduction of mortgage lending to the people of Chuvash Republic, various incentive mechanisms for housing construction in the region, support small and medium-sized businesses and modernization of major production.
1999–2003 – Deputy of the 4th State Duma (elected from a single mandate Cheboksary district), deputy chairman of the Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Committee.
2003–2007 – Deputy of the 4th State Duma (elected from a single mandate Cheboksary district), deputy chairman of the Credit Organizations and Financial Markets Committee.
2007–2011 – Deputy of the 5th State Duma (elected from A Just Russia party list), deputy chairman of the Credit Organizations and Financial Markets Committee.
2011–2016 – Deputy of the 6th State Duma (elected from A Just Russia party list), until April 2015, served as deputy chairman of the Financial Market Committee, in April 2015 was elected chairman of the Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee.
From October 2016 – Depute of the 7th State Duma (elected from the Kanash electoral district of the Chuvash Republic), Chairman of the State Dume Financial Market Committee.
2002–2009 – a member of the National Banking Council of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (under the RF State Duma quota).
Chairman of the Council of the Association of Russian Banks, member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, research adviser at the Department of Financial Markets of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
He was awarded the Order For Service to the Fatherland, 4th Class, medals of the Order For Service to the Fatherland, 1st and 2nd Class; Honorary Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation for his services in state-building, development of budget and tax legislation and active social and political position; Honorary Diploma and a Badge of Honour of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for significant contribution to the development of legislation and parliamentarism. Honoured with Commendation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Federal Security Service.
Married, has two sons, Dmitry and Alexander.
Panellists:
Dmitry
Golovanov
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Dmitry Y. Golovanov was born in 1971 in Moscow. In 1996 he graduated from the State Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Finance and Credit specialty).In 1988 – 1994 he workedin the Main Territorial Department of the Bank of Russia in the Moscow Oblast.In 1994 - 1998 D.Golovanov worked in Unicombank where he rose from senior economist to head of lending and investment department. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of CB Respublikansky Bank. Since December 1999 he was acting director of the Russian Bank for Development and in August 2000 he was appointed member of the board and First Deputy Chairman of the Board (since April 2011 – SME Bank). From June 2014 till June 2016 – Chairman of the Board ROSEXIMBANK.From July 18, 2016 Dmitry Golovanov entered upon his duties as SME Bank’s CEO. The decision on his appointment was made by the Supervisory Board of the Bank on June 28, 2016.
Yury
Isaev
General Director, Deposit Insurance Agency
General Director, Deposit Insurance Agency
Yuri Isaev was born in Moscow on January 1, 1972. In 1994 he graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, School of Economics. He holds a PhD in economics.
In 1992 he joined Russian Credit Bank as economic analyst, where he held various positions, including head of division, Deputy Chairman of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board and President, Chairman of the Board.
2001: President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Impeksbank.
2002 – 2004: Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
2004: Advisor to the First Deputy Head of Federal Security Service; Deputy CEO, Rusal.
2005: Chairman of the Board, Russian Development Bank
2007: First Deputy Chairman, Social State Association "All-Russian sports society" Dynamo"
2008-2013: Deputy of the State Duma, V and VI convocation; Deputy Head of Financial Market Committee.
Fluent in English and in French.
Andrey
Stepanenko
General Director, Auction House of the Russian Federation
General Director, Auction House of the Russian Federation
Works in the field of management and public property sales since 1994. Since the establishment in 2009 leads The Auction house of the Russian Federation, JSC -— the Russian auction marketplace for the sale of the public and private property by the means of classical and electronic trading (created by the Government of Russian Federation №1186-r dated 19.08.2009). Company holds auctions within the framework of the federal and regional privatization and auctions that sell movable property released by the Ministry of the Defence of Russian Federation. The Auction house of the Russian Federation, JSC was selected by the Russian Government to conduct the electronic trading within the confines of the privatization. Previously, for over than 9 years, Andrey Stepanenko headed the Property Fund of St. Petersburg - a regional auction platform for the sale of the state property of St. Petersburg. Earlier led the Petrograd and Vyborg district agencies of the Management Committee of the property of St. Petersburg (Russia). For labor achievements and the implementation of the procedure of public auctions in the Russian Federation was awarded with the medal "For Service to the Motherland» of the second degree. Candidate of Economic Sciences. He was born in Leningrad, graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (Russia).
Alexey
Chibisov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Perm Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Perm Region
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 3
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges Developing the Market for Gas as a Motor Fuel: New Opportunities for Regions and Investors Investment in new markets and technologies is a vital driver of innovative and environmentally-friendly economic development, including in the vehi...
Investment in new markets and technologies is a vital driver of innovative and environmentally-friendly economic development, including in the vehicles and fuel sector. The high octane rating and eco-friendly properties of natural gas make it possible to build efficient cars which have low aggregate emissions and will conform to the highest global standards now and for decades to come. Developing the market for gas as a motor fuel will require major investment and create new opportunities. What investment will be attracted to expand the number of gas filling stations and LNG fuelling stations by 2025? Who might be willing to invest in this? How effective is investment in acquiring natural gas-fuelled transport for carriers and citizens? What sort of conditions are being created for investors at the federal and regional levels? What will be the long-term outcomes of developing the market for gas as a motor fuel and related technologies?
Moderator:
Irina
Zhachkina
Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Panellists:
Valery
Golubev
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom
Valery Golubev was born on June 14, 1952 in Leningrad.
Education:
Valery Golubev graduated from Ulyanov (Lenin) Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, and the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Federation Government.
He has a PhD in Economics.
Professional experience:
1975–1979:
Central Research Institute of Marine Electrical Equipment and Technology.
1979–1991:
Service in the USSR KGB.
1991–2002:
Head of Secretariat, Head of the Vasileostrovsky District Administration; Chairman of the Tourism Committee at the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
2002–2003:
Representative of the Leningrad Oblast Legislative Assembly in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
2003–2005:
Member of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Director General of Gazkomplektimpex.
2005–2006:
Member of the Management Committee, Head of the Investment and Construction Department of Gazprom; Director General of Gazkomplektimpex.
Since 2006 Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom.
Awards and titles:
Order of Friendship (Republic of South Ossetia).
Anton
Inyutsyn
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr. Inyutsyn was born on 16 July, 1980 in Kaliningrad (now Korolev), Moscow Region.
Education/specialisation
National Research University Higher School of Economics, specialising in Credit and Finance
Supplementary education
FSBEI HPE Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration, specialising in Parliamentarianism (parliamentary activities).
FSBEI HPE Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration, federal programme “Training and Retraining of the Executive Candidate Pool (2010–2015)”, highest reserve level, specialising in Project Management in Public Administration”.
PhD in Law
Brief profile
After graduating from the HSE, Mr. Inyutsyn did his military service at Internal Affairs Agencies of the Russian Federation, Central Staff of the Russian Ministry of the Interior.
2008 to 2012: Department Supervisor at the Russian Government Staff.
2012 to July 2012: Head of the Russian President’s Library and Records Office.
Since July 2012: Deputy Energy Minister, Russian Federation.
Marital status
Married, has a son
State Prizes
• Medal of the Order “For Service to the Fatherland” of the Second Degree;
• Holds a Letter of Appreciation from the Russian President.
Denis
Pak
Director of the Department of the Automotive Industry and Railway Engineering, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation
Director of the Department of the Automotive Industry and Railway Engineering, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation
Evgeniy
Pronin
Director for Gas Engineering Equipment, KAMAZ
Director for Gas Engineering Equipment, KAMAZ
Evgeniy Pavlovich Pronin was born on June 19, 1953 in Novotroitsk, Orenburg region. In 1975 he graduated from Togliatti Polytechnic Institute with a degree in vehicles and tractors, and in 1999 he received a second aducation in Kazan financial and economic Institute with a degree in management.
All labor activity of E. P. Pronin is connected with KAMAZ PTC. From 1976 to 1995 he worked in the Research and Development Center of the company in the field of vehicle design. From 1993 to 1994 he was trained in the research laboratory of Ford Motors Company, USA, as a project engineer and at the same time studied at the Michigan Dearborn University Business school. Then he held a number of senior positions in KAMAZ PTC: he was a chief engineer of gearboxes and engine parts production, he headed KAMAZ Foreign trade company for eight years, worked as Deputy development director for investment and international projects, from 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the Board, Deputy general director for sales and service, and from 2014 to the present - Director for Natural Gas Vehicles.
Professional activity of E. P. Pronin is characterized by high results, he is a honored machine-builder of the Republic of Tatarstan, made a significant contribution to the formation and development of the gas engine industry.
Vladimir
Solodov
Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Born: June 26, 1982 in Moscow. 2004: he graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. 2002: studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). 2004 to 2007: took a post-graduate course at Moscow State University to become a Candidate of Political Sciences. Since 2005: has lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University, headed the Centre for new public administration technologies, participated in development and launch of a number of programmes for training civil servants, including the Programme for Training of Basic and Perspective Levels of the Federal Reserve of Managerial Resources, under which over 300 civil servants have received training. He has authored over 30 articles on public administration. Since 2013: Head of the department of projects and practices in the area “Young Professionals” of the autonomous nonprofit organisation Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects. He was responsible for organising selection of and support for projects in the area of developing professional staff, with 45 projects implemented under his leadership. He has taken an active part in launching the programme “Global Education”, as well as in organising a number of foresight sessions.
Sergey
Khramagin
Chief Executive Officer, State Transport Leasing Company
Chief Executive Officer, State Transport Leasing Company
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 5
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Regional Policy in the Context of Russia’s Spatial Development Through an open public debate which has taken place at a variety of expert forums and in the media, a diverse vision of individual aspects of Russi...
Through an open public debate which has taken place at a variety of expert forums and in the media, a diverse vision of individual aspects of Russia’s spatial development has been formed. At the same time, the main actors when it comes to implementing the future spatial development strategy will be Russia’s regions, and this is having a definite impact on regional policy as a specific focus of the Russian Government. Regional authorities are talking about the need to improve the transparency of decisions that directly affect the regions and for them to be widely discussed in advance. The most critical issues on the regional agenda concern the cooperation between the federal authorities and the regions in the Russian Federation, as well as the way in which powers are redistributed among them, financial support to Russia’s regions, attracting private funding, the growth of metropolitan areas, regional development support tools, single-industry towns, the urban environment, and housing and utilities, among other questions. All of these areas require the fine-tuning of existing mechanisms, the development of new approaches, and their targeted incorporation into the national projects, with mandatory feedback needed from the regions.
Moderator:
Ivan
Fedotov
Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Director, AIRR, Vice Rector, RANEPA
Born on April 11, 1978 in Moscow.
In 2000 he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (ANE). He defended his thesis in 2004. He was conferred the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. In 2007, he received the title of Associate Professor.
Experience:
2001-2002: Executive Director, “International Investment Symposium” Center of ANE.
2002-2004: research fellow, “Investment Management School” Center of ANE.
2004-2007: Deputy Dean, the Faculty “School of Economics of Land Markets” of ANE.
2007-2009: Vice-Dean, the Faculty of Economics of Real Estate, ANE.
2006-2008: leader of the Innovative Educational Program in the framework of the National Priority Project “Education”.
2009 till present: Vice-rector, RANEPA.
Since 2010: Director, the Gaidar Forum – the annual international applied research conference in the sphere of economics.
2012: he supervised the development of socio-economic strategy in Russia up to 2020 (Strategy 2020) on behalf of RANEPA.
2016 till present: Director, the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.
Fluent in English and French. Awarded with the Medal of the Second Class Order For Merit to the Fatherland.
Married, brings up a son.
Panellists:
Vadim
Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vitaly
Mutko
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born on December 8, 1958 in the Krasnodar Territory.
Studied in Leningrad, where he graduated from the River Vocational College, the Water Transport Institute and (by correspondence) the Law Department of Leningrad State University.
Worked as a technician on the vessels of the North-Western River Shipping Line and was chairman of the trade union committee of the River College.
1983-1991: instructor, section head, secretary, chairman of the Kirov regional Council of People's Deputies, head of the region's administration.
1992-1996: Deputy Mayor of St Petersburg, Chairman of the city Committee on Social Issues.
From 1993: President of Football Club Zenit; under his leadership the team moved into the Russian football elite. In 1999, it won the Russia Cup and in 2002 won bronze at the Russian football championship.
The Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) was organised in 2001 at the initiative of Mutko, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union, President of the Russian Football Premier League and Vice President of the Football Federation of St Petersburg and North-West Russia.
2002: elected to the Executive Committee of Russia's Paralympic Committee. For the past 13 years, Mutko has been the volunteer chairman of St Petersburg's Special Olympic Committee for the rehabilitation of people with mental disabilities. For 10 years he has chaired the Golden Pelican charity movement.
2003: appointed member of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Assembly, representing the St Petersburg Government.
2008: appointed the Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy.
May 21, 2012: Reappointed Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.
October 19, 2016: appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia by a presidential decree.
Married, with two daughters.
Vladimir
Yakushev
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Front row participants:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Sergey
Zhvachkin
Governor of Tomsk Region
Governor of Tomsk Region
1979: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Tyumen Engineering and Construction Institute.
1979 - 1984: worked as a foreman, then construction superintendent, principal engineer, Head of Construction and Assembly Department No. 3 of Tomskneftestroi Trust of Tomskneft Production Association.
1983: graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Production and Construction Arrangements, Gorky Engineering and Construction Institute.
1985 - 1987: Deputy Head, NGDU (oil and gas production division) "Vasyugan Neft" of Tomskneft Production Association.
1987 - 1994: Director, Tomskneftestroi Trust, Tomskneft JSC.
1991: graduated from the Academy of National Economy in Kiel (Germany).
1994: General Director, Tomskgaz JSC, Tomskgazprom JSC.
1999 - 2004: President, Vostokgazprom JSC.
1997 - 2007: Tomsk Region Duma Deputy of the second and third convocation, Committee for Economic Policy.
August, 2004: General Director, Kubangazprom LLC (subsidiary company of Gazprom JSC in Kuban, Rostov Region and the Republic of Adygea).
April, 2007: General Director, Gazprom Transgaz Kuban LLC (since July, 2011 — Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar).
February 16, 2012: President of Tom Football Club.
7 February, 2012: President Dmitry Medvedev nominated Mr.Zhvachkin to be appointed as Governor of Tomsk Region by Tomsk Region Duma.
February 15, 2012: Tomsk Region Duma appointed Mr. Zhvachkin Governor with 32 out of 39 votes.
The inauguration took place on March 17.
Honorary Worker of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy Sector of the Russian Federation (1997). Honorary Worker of Gas Industry of the Russian Federation (2000).
Awards: Order of Honour (1999), Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Daniel of Moscow of 2nd and 3rd Grades (2001, 2002), Medal for Exploitation of the Entrails of the Earth and Development of the Oil and Gas Sector of the Western Siberia (1985), Golden Badge for "Best Manager of Russia" (2001, 2003).
Sergei
Menyailo
Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy in the Siberian Federal District
Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy in the Siberian Federal District
Born on 22 August 1960, in Alagir, North Ossetia Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
1983 - Graduated from S. M. Kirov Caspian Higher Naval Academy.
1995 - Graduated from Admiral of the Soviet Navy N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy.
2004 - Graduated from the Russian Federation Armed Forces General Staff Academy.
Served in commanding posts in the Northern Fleet, commanded a surface vessel brigade in the Caspian Flotilla, and held commanding posts in the Black Sea Fleet. Active combat veteran, holds the rank of reserve Vice-Admiral.
2014–2016 - Governor of the City of Sevastopol.
2016 - Since July 28, Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Siberian Federal District
Decorated with the Order For Services to the Fatherland IV class depicting swords, the orders of Alexander Nevsky and of Military Merit, and the Medal for Combat Service.
Married with two sons.
Rustam
Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 - engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika.
1980-1983 - senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise.
1983-1985 - deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board.
1985-1990 - chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District.
1990-1992 - chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee.
1992-1993 - first deputy head of the Arsk District Administration.
1993-1996 - head of the Vysokaya Gora District.
1996-1998 - minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 25, 2010 - President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 24, 2015 - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Order of Friendship (2002); Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007); Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007); Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003);
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005); Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007); Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008); Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009); Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009); Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010); Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013); Order of Honor (2014).
Aysen
Nikolaev
Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad
1994 - graduated from the physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Started his career in finance corporation «SAPI»
1995 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of «Almazergienbank»
1998 – The Chairman of «Almazergienbank»
2004 – Minister of Finance of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2007 – Chief of the Presidential and Government Administration of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2012 - 2017 – Mayor of the city of Yakutsk
May 2018 – appointed as acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
The Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) since September 2018
He was elected to the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Granted title of honor «Honored Worker of National Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)». Decorated with diplomas of the Federation Council, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Married, with three children.
Alexey
Ostrovskiy
Governor of Smolensk Region
Governor of Smolensk Region
Alexey Vladimirovich Ostrovskiy was born on the 14th January 1976 in Moscow.
Education:
In 2000 he graduated from Moscow State Open university (occupation: world economy). In 2003 he graduated from Moscow State University of international relations by Ministry of foreign affairs (occupation – law and legislation)
Professional achievements:
1991-1994 – worked as a journalist in leading russian and foreign mass-media.
1994-2003 – assistant of the Head of Liberal Democratic party in the State Duma, Head of the secretariat of the deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V. V. Jirinovskiy.
2003 – 2007 – Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of 4th convocation (2004-2007), deputy chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on information policy, deputy chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on international affairs, member of the Committee of the State Duma on mandate issues and terms of deputy ethics, member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on providing human rights and fundamental freedoms, control on the provision of the above mentioned issues in foreign countries.
2007 – 2011 – Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of 5th convocation (2008-2011), Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on CIS affairs and interaction with compatriots.
12.2011 – 26.04.2012 - Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of 5th convocation (2008-2011), Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on the affairs of non-government associations and religious organizations.
On 26th April 2012 Alexey Ostrovskiy became the Governor of Smolensk region.
On 18th May 2015 he was assigned as acting Governor of Smolensk region.
On 28th September 2015 Alexey Ostrovskiy took in charge as the Governor of Smolensk region.
Married, has three daughters.
Maksim
Reshetnikov
Governor of Perm Territory
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.
- On 18 September 2017 was elected governor of Perm Territory.
- 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.
Viktor
Tomenko
Governor of Altai Territory
Governor of Altai Territory
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 6
Regional Policy: Responding to Challenges Transport in Russia: Supporting the Development of Major Infrastructure as a Cornerstone of Economic Growth What does Russia’s major transport infrastructure look like today? What condition is it in, and what does it need? In the current economic context,...
What does Russia’s major transport infrastructure look like today? What condition is it in, and what does it need? In the current economic context, it is vital for Russia to radically accelerate the development of transport infrastructure, and to make communication between centres of economic growth easier. Public funding is limited, so private capital will need to be brought in. How should public money be sent? Are sufficient resources available? How attractive are regional projects to investors? What characteristics and individual features make investment projects attractive to the market and potentially successful?
Moderator:
Pavel
Chistyakov
Vice President, Infrastructure Economics Centre
Vice President, Infrastructure Economics Centre
Born on May 13, 1984, in the city of Sverdlovsk.
In 2007, graduated from the Faculty of Geography of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2004 - 2009 - a researcher at the laboratory of regional analysis and political geography at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2009 - 2011 – the leading expert of the Department for Relations with Regions in the Center for Strategic Research.
2011-2014 – the Chief of the Department for Relations with Regions in the Center for Strategic Research.
From April 2014 – the Vice President of Infrastructure Economics Centre LLC.
A member of the Russian Federation Government Commission on Transport, a member of the Project Committee for the National Project “Safe and High-Quality Roads”, and a member of the Consumer Council on Operations of Russian Railways OJSC activities and its subsidiaries and affiliates (SAA).
Actively involved in formation of key federal transport planning documents.
Panellists:
Maxim
Akimov
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 1, 1970 in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluzhskaya oblast. Graduated history department of Kaluiga State Pedagogical University. Worked two years as a history teacher. Served in the military. 1994 – 1996 – headed Fineart-Audit. 1996 – 1997 – chairman of a regional commission on securities. 1997 – 2001 – deputy director of economy and industry department of Kaluzhsky regional government. 2001 – 2004 – first deputy of a state property committee of Kaluzhskaya oblast. 2004 – minister of economic development of Kaluzhsky region. 2004 – 2007 – first deputy of Kaluga mayor, then mayor of Kaluga. 2007 – May 2012 – deputy governor of Kaluzhskaya oblast. May 22, 2012 appointed deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. May 24, 2013 appointed first deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. Married, has two sons.
Dmitry
Artukhov
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Andrey
Bocharov
Governor of Volgograd Region
Governor of Volgograd Region
Evgeniy
Ditrikh
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Ditrikh – Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Full State Councillor of the Russian Federation, 1st class.Born on 8 September 1973 in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast.
In 1996, graduated the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with a degree in Applied Mathematics, in 1999 the Higher School of Privatization with a degree in Law.
From 1995 to 1998, was an adviser, Deputy Chief, and then Chief of the Department of the State Committee for State Property Management of the Russian Federation.
From 1998 to 2004, was Deputy Chief, Chief of the Department, and then Deputy Chief of the Department of Normative and Methodological Support of the Ministry of Property Relations of the Russian Federation.
From 2004 to 2005, was Deputy Director of the Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
From 2005 to 2012, was Deputy Chief of the Federal Road Agency.
From 2012 to 2015, was Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Russian Government.
In 2015, headed the Federal Service for Supervision of Transport.
From 14 October 2015 to 18 May 2018, was the First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia.
On 18 May 2018, he was appointed Minister of Transport of Russia.
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.
Andrey
Kostin
President, Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
President, Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Andrey Kostin was born in Moscow in 1956. He educated Moscow State University in 1979 (major - teaching political economy), PhD in Economics.
He was at diplomatic service at the USSR Consulate General in Australia (1979-1982) and Embassy to the UK (1985-1990). In 1993 – 1995 he was Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department of Imperial Bank. In 1995 he was elected First Deputy Chairman of National Reserve Bank. In 1996 he was appointed Chairman by presidential executive order of Vnesheconombank, in 1999 his term in office was extended for another three years. Since 2002 - President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council of VTB Bank.
He has Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim, 2nd class, Orders For Merit to the Fatherland (2nd, 3rd and 4th classes), Order of Honour, Order of Merit (France), Presidential Letter of Appreciation and Presidential Certificate of Honour, Certificates of Appreciation from the Government of the Russian Federation, Presidential Certificate of Honour, Letter of Gratitude of the Russian Government, Russian Government Certificates of Honour.
Dmitry
Mezentsev
Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy
Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy
Born August 18, 1959 in Leningrad.
After graduating, in 1981, from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers, worked as a workshop expert of the Leningrad-Baltic Locomotive Depot of the Oktyabrskaya Railways.
1983–1984: carried out Young Communist League work in Leningrad.
1984–1990: served as an officer in the Soviet Army, in the army press division.
1990–1991: people’s deputy of the Leningrad City Soviet, head of the Leningrad Soviet and city executive committee press centre.
1991–1996: Chairman of the Press and Media Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office, representative of the Ministry for Information and the Press of Russia.
1996–1999: Deputy Chairman of the State Press Committee of the Russian Federation.
November 1999: President, Centre for Strategic Research (Moscow).
January 2002 – June 2009: member of the Council of the Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (CF FARF), representative of the Administration of the Irkutsk Region on the CF FARF; 2002–2006: Chairman of the CF Commission on information policy.
2004–2009: Vice Chairman of the CF FARF
2006: by directive of the Government of the RF, appointed authorized representative for the SCO Business Council and elected Chairman of the SCO Business Council; re-elected in 2009.
2009–2012: Governor and Chairman of the Government of the Irkutsk Region.
On June 7, 2012, at the SCO summit in Beijing, appointed Secretary-General of the Organisation for January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.
Ambassador.
Professor, Head of Political Psychology Department, St. Petersburg University, since 2008, CSc (Psych.), associate professor of MGIMO (U) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR and of Russia since 1988.
Marries with a daughter and a grandson.
Awards: Order ‘For services to the Homeland’ 4th degree, Order of Honour, medals, officer of the state Order of the Legion d’Honneur (France), medal ‘For strengthening Russian–Chinese Friendship’.
Vadim
Mikhailov
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Born in 1969 in Michurinsk in Tambov region, Vadim Mikhailov graduated in 1992 from the State Financial academy with a degree in finance and credit. From 1992-2003, he worked at auditing firm Arthur Andersen starting as an economist before becoming director of the firm’s bank audit department. From 2003 to August 2009, he served as Director, then Managing Director of Ernst & Young Business Consulting Ltd.
Evgeniy
Chudnovskiy
Director General, Airports of Regions
Director General, Airports of Regions
Front row participants:
Pavel
Brusser
Vice President, Head, Infrastructure and PPP Department, Gazprombank
Vice President, Head, Infrastructure and PPP Department, Gazprombank
Alexey
Tsedenov
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Year of birth: 1976.
1998: Graduated from the Far Eastern State Transport University.
1998 – 2002: Held managerial positions at railway transport enterprises.
2002 – 2004: CEO of LLC Dalneftetrans.
2004 – 2006: CEO of JSC "Far Eastern Transport Group".
2006 – 2009: Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of railway transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
2009 – 2011: Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
January 2012 - June 2012: Head of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport.
June 2012 - February 2017 he worked as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
February 2017 – September 2017: Acting head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Since September 2017: Head of the Republic of Buryatia.
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 9
The New Social Agenda Creating a Modern School: New Opportunities for the State and Business to Collaborate through the National Education Project In the face of globalization and the nascent digital economy, developing human capital is key to the country’s systematic long-term success, while ...
In the face of globalization and the nascent digital economy, developing human capital is key to the country’s systematic long-term success, while investment in human resources is the main driver of investment that will result in concrete and measurable strategic benefits for the socioeconomic development of the regions. In order to increase the level of development in Russia’s regions and make the Russian economy internationally competitive, it is vital to ensure that Russia possesses human resources capable of responding to the challenges of the global economy. Training to produce highly qualified specialists with the skills to implement large-scale projects in high-tech and knowledge-intensive sectors must be systematic. The National Education Project both creates new and develops existing opportunities for individuals at all stages of their education, from ensuring the right conditions are in place to promote early child development and support families, to modernizing vocational education and facilitating continuous professional development for workers. The project aims to establish opportunities for growth and replicate best practices, taking the individual needs and features of each region into consideration. Which regional features allow the project’s best practices to be implemented most effectively? How can we provide the necessary human resources to support the development of innovative sectors of the economy? Which measures undertaken as part of the National Education Project will create opportunities for developing the investment climate in Russia?
Moderators:
Alikhan
Dinaev
Winner, All-Russian Сompetition "Teacher of the Year of Russia - 2018"
Winner, All-Russian Сompetition "Teacher of the Year of Russia - 2018"
Marina
Rakova
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Marina Rakova - the head of projects on vocational guidance and motivation of children to engage in scientific and technical creativity.
In her school years, Marina constantly represented Russia at international scientific forums, conferences, and competitions. By the age of 15 she became an author of more than 30 theorems in the sphere of fundamental mathematics. During the studying at the Moscow State Technical University of Bauman, she was practicing in sphere of identifying and supporting gifted children in the framework of the "Step into the Future" program.
In December of 2014, Marina Rakova applied to the Agency for Strategic Initiatives with the project "A New Model of Additional Education for Children". In May 27, 2015, the project was approved by the Supervisory Board of ASI.
At the end of 2015, the first children's industrial parks "Kvantorium" were opened in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, where was launched the "New model of additional education.” To create unique educational programs, technologies, and equipment, which should be used in the children's "Kvantorium" industrial parks, Marina formed a community of young and deserved scientists, representatives of technological start-ups, as well as heads of large industrial enterprises and state corporations.
There are 53 children's industrial parks "Kvantorium" in 37 regions of our country, and by 2024, about 2 million children will be involved in the activities of 245 children industrial parks "Kvantorium" and 340 mobile industrial parks “Kvantorium” for children living in rural areas and small cities.
• In 2016 she was awarded the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation.
• In 2017, the project of creation of a network of children's industrial parks "Kvantorium" became the winner of the "Development Award" in the nomination of "The Best Project for the Integrated Development of Territories"
• In 2018 she was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Olga
Vasilyeva
Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Date and Place of Birth
13 January 1960, Bugulma (Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic)
Educational Background
1979 – Conducting and Choir Department of Moscow State Institute of Culture
1987 – History Department of the Moscow State Correspondence Pedagogical Institute (evening school)
1987 – 1990 – Full-time competitive postgraduate program at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Candidate (PhD) of Historical Sciences, thesis topic: “The Soviet State and the Russian Orthodox Church's Patriotic Activity during the Great Patriotic War”
1999 – Doctor of Historical Sciences, thesis topic: “The Russian Orthodox Church in the Policy of the Soviet State in 1943–1948”
2007 – Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Relations Program
Degree / Academic Title / Academic Activities
Doctor of Historical Sciences (1999), Professor (2005)
Author of over 160 articles and 8 monographs
Under the supervision of O. Vasilieva, 3 doctoral and over 25 candidate theses have been written and defended.
Professional Experience
1979 – 1982 – Music teacher at Schools No. 578 and No. 91 in Moscow
1982 – 1987 – Senior school History teacher at School No. 91 in Moscow
1990 – 2004 – Worked her way up from Research Assistant at the Institute of History, the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, to Lead Researcher and Director of the Center for the History of Religion and Church of the Institute of Russian History at the Russian Academy of Sciences
2002 – Head of the Chair of Religion Studies at the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration
2012 – Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of the Government of the Russian Federation
2013 – Deputy Head of the Presidential Social Projects Directorate
2016 – Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Honors
Awarded official honors.
Additional Information
Married, has one daughter.
Appointed as the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation by Presidential Decree No. 417 “On the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation” dated 19.08.2016. Sience 18.05.18 - Minister Enlightenment of the Russian Federation.
Andrey
Komarov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant
— shareholder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant, Co-Chairman of the Foundation for Development of Tube Industry, Honorary Metallurgist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Citizen of the Chelyabinsk Region, member of the Guardian Council of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
In the early 2000s, he initiated the modernization of production at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant and Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant, which are both part of the ChelPipe Group. Founder and main ideologist behind the White Metallurgy corporate philosophy. Under his leadership & initiative the state-of-the art metallurgical production process was created in Russia, drawing on this philosophy the following complexes were incorporated & launched within ChelPipe Group: Vysota 239, Iron Ozone 32, Finishing Center, ETERNO.
Following Mr. Komarov's initiative, unique educational programs to train highly skilled workers in the form of a public-private partnerships have been implemented: 'Future of White Metallurgy’ in Pervouralsk and Chelyabinsk, ‘College of Future of Tatarstan’ in Almetyevsk.
He is actively engaged in social and charitable activities; following Mr. Komarov's initiative, a major children's theater festival Snezhnost ("Snowiness") has been initiated and held annually for 15 years.
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.
Mikhail
Men
Аuditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Аuditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Alexander
Povalko
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
In 2016 Alexander Povalko was appointed to the position of General Director of RVC. Before RVC, Alexander served as Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for four years. In the Ministry of Education and Science, Alexander Povalko managed the Department of Programme Management and Tender Procedures, the Department of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Forecasting, as well as the finance and accounting departments.
Previously, Alexander Povalko worked as a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and also in commercial organisations, such as RENOVA-StroyGroup and PАКК company.
Alexander graduated from Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute specialising in radio engineering and from Maimonides Moscow State University with a degree in Applied Mathematics.
Sergey
Sakhnenko
Industrial Director of Radioelectronic Complex; Rostec
Industrial Director of Radioelectronic Complex; Rostec
Vladimir
Uzun
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
Vladimir Uzun (25 December, 1967, Kishinev) – Russian publisher, entrepreneur, Ph.D. in Economics.
In 1991 – graduated from Moscow State University with honors. In 1994 – passed Ph.D. defense on the topic “Mechanism of price determination at the publishing market”.
In June 1991 together with his business partner established OLMA-Press Publishers (later OLMA Media Group) which in the course of time became one of the largest in Europe. From 1991 to 1999 – General Director of OLMA-Press Publishers. From 1999 to 2005 – CEO of printing firm Krasnij Proletary. From 1999 to the present day – Chairman of Board of Directors and president of OLMA Media Group, member of Board of Directors of Commercial Bank SDM-BANK .
Since 2013 to the present day – President of joint stock company Prosveshcheniye Publishers.
Front row participants:
Andrey
Volkov
Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Deputy Chairman of the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers. Andrei Volkov (Doctor of Engineering) has been the Dean of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO since its inception in 2006 till 2013, he is one of Russia's leading experts in education policy and advisor to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Andrei headed the group of G8 experts on questions relating to Russian initiatives in the field of education.
From 2002 – 2005, Andrei was vice principal of the Russian Government affiliated Academy of National Economics.
From 1991 to 2002, he was one of the creators and heads of the Tolyattinskiy Academy of Management, an academic institution famous for its innovative approaches to education.
He graduated from Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics and worked as a research fellow for the Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors from 1984-1991.
He is President of the Russian Federation of Mountain Climbing (from 2003) and a world-class sportsman, who conquered Everest in 1992. Andrei Volkov was awarded the Order of Friendship of the People in 1993, and in 2006 he won the Medal for Services to the Motherland of the First Class.
Sergey
Kravtsov
Head, Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science
Head, Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science
Born on March 17, 1974 in Moscow.
Married, has two children.
Education:
Graduated with honors from the Moscow State Open Pedagogical University with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher (1996) and the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs (University) of the MFA of Russia specializing in State and Municipal Management with foreign language skills (2000).
Professional Experience and Scientific Work:
Senior Researcher, Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Education Management of the Russian Academy of Education;
Education Officer in the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation;
Assistant to the Head of the Federal Agency for Supervision in Education and Science;
Director of FGA “Federal Testing Center”
Director of the Institute for Educational Management of the Russian Academy of Education;
Director of the Department of Regional Development of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
Director of the Department of Program Management and Tendering Procedures of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
In August 2013 he was appointed Head of the Federal Agency for Supervision in Education and Science
Doctor of Education, Associate Professor.
State Councilor of the Russian Federation.
Yaroslav
Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Diploma in Economics, Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov.
In 1992 Yaroslav Kuzminov and Evgeny Yasin came forward with the project of a new type of university specializing in Economics.
In 2011 Y. Kuzminov headed the Expert Group “Labor market, Professional Education, and Migration Policy” in the framework of the development of the Russian Federation “Strategy 2020”.
Yaroslav Kuzminov is Deputy Head of the National Coordination Council for Supporting Young Gifted People; member of presidium of Presidential Economic Council; member the Presidential Commission on for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool established; member of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government; member of the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration et etc.
Professor Kuzminov is an author of more than 100 academic works published in Russia and abroad, and a co-author of over 10 monographs and textbooks. He has been also regularly writing for leading Russian and foreign periodicals.
By decrees of the President of the Russian Federation Y. Kuzminov has been awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland (2012) of the IV class and the Order of Honour (2002).
Anton
Molev
Deputy, Moscow City Duma; Winner, Teacher of the Year in Moscow - 2011
Deputy, Moscow City Duma; Winner, Teacher of the Year in Moscow - 2011
Vasily
Orlov
Governor of Amur Region
Governor of Amur Region
Born on 14 April 1975 in Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region.
In 1998, graduated from the Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University specializing in Philology. Qualified teacher of Chinese and English, interpreter of the Chinese language.
In 2002, graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia specializing in state and municipal management and a foreign language, qualified as manager.
From 2002 to 2007, worked as Director General of the Regional State Unitary Enterprise Amur-Kachestvo.
From 2007 to 2008, Director General at OJSC Amursky Kristall.
From 2008 to 2010, Deputy Mayor of Blagoveshchensk.
In 2012, interim Adviser to the Head of Administration of Blagoveshchensk.
From August 2012 to May 2013, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the region.
From May 2013 to September 2015, Minister of Economic Development of the Amur Region.
In October 2015, became a representative in the administration of Director General at SIBUR.
From March 2016 to July 2017, transferred to the administration of SIBUR as a representative.
From July 2017 to May 2018, Adviser to the Corporate University at SIBUR.
On 30 May 2018, appointed interim acting Governor of Amur Region.
September 27, 2018 appointed Governor of Amur Region
Married with two daughters (born in 2004 and 2018).
Natalya
Tretyak
First Vice President, Gazprombank
First Vice President, Gazprombank
1993 - 2004 - the Committee for education of St. Petersburg.
2004 - 2008-Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.
2008 - 2012-first Vice-rector at the Moscow Institute of steel and alloys.
2012 – Chairman of the education Committee of St. Petersburg.
2012 - 2013 - Deputy Minister of education of the Russian Federation.
2013 - 2016 - the First Deputy Minister of education of the Russian Federation.
2016 - 2018 – Deputy General Director of SGM.
2018 – First Vice President Of Gazprombank.
Member Of the Board of the Russian bar Association
Education.
In 1997-graduated from St. Petersburg state University, faculty of law.
In 2002-graduated from the North-West Academy of public service, specialty: state and municipal management.
In 2016, the Corporate University of Sberbank
PhD in law.
Awards, honorary titles.
Included in the personnel reserve of the President of the Russian Federation.
She was awarded the badge " Honorary work.
Elena
Shmeleva
Head, Talent and Success Foundation; Member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education
Head, Talent and Success Foundation; Member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education
Education
Saint-Petersburg State University (SpBU), Sociology department (1995), Candidate of Sociological Sciences (2005).
Experience
1993-1999 - Research Institute for Complex Social Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University;
1999-2006 – Director of the research agency, Director of the Russian branch of Media Tenor International, international media research institute;
2006-2007 – Expert at The Center for Strategic Research Foundation, Head of Analytical department at General Executive Committee of the «United Russia» political party;
2007-2011 – Head of the Journalism department, Saint-Petersburg State University;
2011-2014 – Vice President of the «Sistema» Charity Fund;
2012-2014 – Head of «Lift to the Future», non-profit partnership for promotion of intellectual and creative potential of the youth;
2012-2014 – Acting Dean of Higher School of Management and Innovation of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Author of two monographs and 32 scientific articles;
Since 2015 – Head of Educational Foundation «Talent and Success», Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 10
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Faith-Based Business Associations: Places of Trust In the face of the ever-changing economic realities of the modern world, new horizons for cooperation based on traditional religious faiths are spr...
In the face of the ever-changing economic realities of the modern world, new horizons for cooperation based on traditional religious faiths are springing up. One of the features of recent years has been the increasing number of clubs and all manner of other business associations with a basis in faith. These are intended to play an important role in supporting social harmony and diversity, but as business organizations, they also encourage increased business activity and provide support in the search for new sources of capital for business development. This increases levels of business activity both among members of particular faith communities and in society as a whole. Modern cooperative organizations like these can help to attract investment, develop entrepreneurial skills, encourage social mobility, and foster a high degree of independence in the lives of traditional communities. Moreover, associations like these open up new opportunities for interfaith dialogue, which can lay the ground for new horizons for cooperation to emerge within both the state and society. They can also reveal new ways of increasing corporate social responsibility. Are there any success stories concerning cooperation between faiths and business? Can businesses based on the values of traditional religious faiths increase trust in business as a whole and help to uncover new sources of capital? What are the long-term prospects and what needs to be done to make them a reality?
Moderator:
Alexey
Bobrovsky
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Alexey Bobrovsky was born on 15 August 1981. In 2002, he graduated from the Journalism Department of the Modern University for the Humanities in Moscow. He has worked as reporter and host on the TV-Centre Channel, Channel 1, Radio Station Business-FM. Since 2009, he has authored and presented the Kurs Dnya [Daily Rate of Exchange] on the Russia-24 TV Channel, Head of the Channel’s Service of Economic News. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet site Vestifinance.ru. Since 2016, he has been General Producer of Vestfinance Forum – a new interactive platform, featuring Andrey Klepach, Boris Titov, Alexander Novak, Ksenia Yudaeva and other authoritative economic experts.
Panellists:
Inal
Ardzinba
Chairman of the Council on Youth Affairs under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Chairman of the Council on Youth Affairs under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Marina
Bludyan
First Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
First 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.
Maria
Voropayeva
Chairman, Public Youth Chamber at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Chairman, Public Youth Chamber at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Evgeniy
Goltsman
Founder, Jewish Business Club Solomon.help
Founder, Jewish Business Club Solomon.help
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.
Albir
Krganov
Mufti of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of the Russian Federation
Mufti of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of the Russian Federation
Albir Krganov (born 10 October 1976, Chkalovskoye, Batyrevsky District, Chuvash ASSR, RSFSR, USSR), Russian public and Muslim religious leader, Mufti of the Centralized Religious Organization ‘Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Moscow and the Central Region ‘Moscow Muftiat’’, chairman of SAM of the Chuvash Republic.
Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Biography
Albir Krganov was born on 10 October 1976 in the village of Chkalovskoye, Batyrevsky District of the Chuvash Republic. Nationality: Tatar.
He graduated from Shygyrdan secondary school, the Madrasa of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia and the European countries of the CIS under the Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque in Kazan, Fakhreddin Russian Islamic University at CSDM of Russia, Russian Islamic University under CSDM of Russia, Department of Chuvash Philology and Culture of the Ulyanov Chuvash State University. In 2015 graduated from RANEPA under the President of the Russian Federation with a master’s degree in ‘Security of Interfaith and Interethnic Relations’.
Mufti of the CRO ‘Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Moscow and the Central Region ‘Moscow Muftiat’’ and the chairman of SAM of the Chuvash Republic. In 2014 the Presidential Executive Order approved Mr. Krganov member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. He is the author and co-author of theological books and study guides ‘Some Wahhabis’ Misbeliefs: Origins’, ‘Islamic Al-Aqidah al Tahawiyaah’, ‘Material Wealth and Knowledge’, numerous articles and publications, scientific almanacs, panellist in programs on national and regional television. Mr. Krganov is a member of the public and editorial council of the Russian National Muslim TV channel Al-RTV.
Married, with three children.
Professional experience
• 1991 — muezzin and the second Imam of the Central Cathedral Mosque of the Shygyrdan village, Batyrevsky District, Chuvash Republic.
• 1992 — Deputy Head of Kazan Muhtasibat and Curator for the Chuvash, Mordovia and Mari El Republics (initiator of SAM and Muftis in these regions of the Russian Federation).
• 1993 — Chairman of the Islamic Centre for Muslims of the Chuvash Republic.
• From 18 May 1994 — Mufti, Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Chuvash Republic.
• From 1998 to 2005 — Head of the Internal Affairs and Public Relations Department, CSDM of Russia.
• From 2001 — Acting Chairman and Mufti of RSDM of the Ulyanovsk Region. For five months Acted for Ulyanovsk Region Mufti Ayub Deberdiyev due to his illness.
• From 2005 to 2012 — First Deputy Chairman of CSDM Russia.
• From 2008 — Chairman of the Council of Public Associations of the Chuvash Republic.
• From 2010 — Mufti, Chairman of CRO SAM of Moscow and the Central Region ‘Moscow Muftiat’
• From 2010—2012 — Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, representative of the Chuvash Republic.
• From 2011 — Member of the Civic Chamber of the Chuvash Republic
• From 2012—2015 — approved by a Presidential Executive Order as a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, deputy chairman of the commission on interethnic relations and the freedom of conscience of CC RF.
• From 2014 — Presidential Executive Order of 18 February 2014 approved Mr. Krganov as a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
• President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the order of 27 April 2015 approved Mufti of Moscow and the Central Region, a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation Albir Krganov as a member of the Commission for Monitoring and Resolving Interethnic Conflicts of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations.
• From 24 December 2015 — First Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Terrorist Coordinating Council under the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
• From 24 December 2015 — Head of the working group on countering pseudo-religious extremism in the Anti-Terrorist Coordinating Council under the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
• From 2016 — Mufti of the Russian Muslim Spiritual Assembly.
Berel
Lazar
Chief Rabbi of the Russian Federation
Chief Rabbi of the Russian Federation
Rabbi Pinchas Berel Lazar was born on 19 May 1964 (8 Sivan 5724) in Milan, Italy, into the family of a rabbi of the local Jewish community. In 1978, after graduating from a Jewish day school, he enrolled in the Rabbinical College in New Jersey. In 1982, he continued his studies at the Talmudical academy Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in New York City, and in 1988 he was ordained with the qualification of dayan, a religious judge.
Rabbi Berel Lazar visited Russia for the first time in 1988. A year later, the leader of the Chabad-Lubavich movement, Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson blessed him for an endeavour to revive the Jewish religious life in the Soviet Union, and in 1989 Rabbi Lazar arrived in Moscow. In 1990, he became Rabbi of the synagogue in Maryina Roshcha district of Moscow. Since 1995, he has headed the Union of Rabbis of the CIS. In 1999 he was elected Chief Rabbi of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.
In 2000, Rabbi Berel Lazar obtained Russian citizenship. In the same year at the Congress of the Jewish Communities of Russia, he was elected Chief Rabbi of Russia. By decree of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, in 2001 Rabbi Berel Lazar joined the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation.
On 2 July 2002, at the founding congress of the World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry in Moscow, Rabbi Berel Lazar was elected Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of this international organization. One of his duties in this position is provide regular and objective updates to the international community about the situation with the Jewish community in Russia and the opposition of public authorities to manifestations of anti-Semitism.
At present, under religious patronage of Rabbi Berel Lazar, Jewish communities have been revived in more than 350 cities of Russia and the CIS; national schools and kindergartens operate, rabbis work in dozens of cities, synagogues and charitable organizations function.
By decree of the Russian President of 30 March 2004 (8 Nisan 5764) Rabbi Berel Lazar was awarded the Order of Friendship “for merits in the development of spiritual culture and strengthening friendship among peoples.”
By decree of the Russian President of 30 April 2014 (30 Nisan 5774) Rabbi Berel Lazar was awarded Order for Merit to the Fatherland, 4th degree “for the achieved success in labour, significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, achievements in the humanitarian sphere, strengthening of law and order, responsible longstanding work, effective legislative and public activity.”
Rabbi Berel Lazar is fluent in Italian, English, Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish. He is married and has 13 children.
14:30–15:45
Conference hall 11
The New Social Agenda Healthy Life Expectancy: The Foundation of Social Development The Event of the Healthy Life Forum Russia’s most important developmental goals include increasing life expectancy to 78 years by 2024, of which 67 should be considered healthy, and t...
Russia’s most important developmental goals include increasing life expectancy to 78 years by 2024, of which 67 should be considered healthy, and to improve the quality of life for the elderly. At present, these numbers differ significantly from region to region and lag behind the European Union. Special state programmes and a bringing together of the efforts of the whole of society are needed to respond to this challenge, especially in light of Russia’s aging population. Health has been shown to depend upon the population’s real income, on affordable and high-quality medicine, on lifestyle choices such as regular physical activity and nutrition, on a safe environment, and on conditions in the workplace. Active involvement in community life, a demand for their experience and knowledge in the labour market, and, of course, respect and concern on the part of young people are of even greater importance to the health of senior citizens. All of these things have a pronounced effect on healthy longevity, which in turn significantly impacts the economic aspects of the life of the elderly.
What tasks need to be resolved by 2024? What measures have proven to be effective in preserving the health of senior citizens? What is the ideal balance for investments in public health by the state, business, and by people themselves? What conditions need to be created for the elderly to play a more active role in the economy? What public and private programmes to support this trend exist in the regions today? What resources will be needed to increase healthy life expectancy?
Moderator:
Evelina
Zakamskaya
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Evelina Zakamskaya was born on November 17, 1977, in Baku, and graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Tver State University. She is a presenter for Radio Mayak and for Mir, a television and radio company. Since 2006, she has been an anchor for television channel Russia 24. She writes and presents Mnenie (Opinion), a talk show covering social and political issues, and Idei, menyayushchie mir (World-Changing Ideas), a series of popular science programmes. Evelina Zakamskaya moderates Russia 24 sessions at major international forums. She is married with two daughters.
Panellists:
Joao
Breda
Head of the European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, Programme Manager for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, World Health Organization
Head of the European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, Programme Manager for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, World Health Organization
Dr João Breda is head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), which is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office and its Division of NCD and Promoting Health through the Life-course. Launched in Moscow in 2014, the NCD Office marked an important milestone in the commitment made by the Russian Federation for combatting NCDs in the WHO European Region.
Before his appointment as head of the NCD Office in February 2017, during the past seven years Dr João Breda has been the Programme Manager: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Regional Office in Copenhagen, responsible for providing support to the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region on the implementation of the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 and the Physical Activity Strategy for the WHO European Region 2016-2025, as well as evaluating their implementation process.
João Breda has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Porto University where he defended a thesis focused on alcohol abuse in young people. He completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health by the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Lisbon University and an MBA from the European University in Barcelona.
In Portugal, before joining WHO in 2010, João worked as a Public Health Specialist at the General Directorate of Health and other institutions of the Ministry of Health at local and central level, particularly in the fields of nutrition, physical activity, obesity and alcohol abuse. He was the first coordinator and led for several years the National Platform against Obesity.
As an academic, João chaired the Department of the Nutritional Sciences of Atlantic University (Lisbon). He also collaborated with Algarve University, Coimbra College of Agriculture and Coimbra Hospitality School.
Among his several dozens of published scientific papers and original books emerges the number one best-selling book on infant nutrition in Portugal.
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.
Mikhail
Ignatiev
Head of the Chuvash Republic
Head of the Chuvash Republic
He was born on January 8, 1962 in the village of Malye Torkhany, Cheboksarsky district of the Chuvash ASSR.In 1990 Mikhail Vasilievich graduated from the Chuvash Agricultural Institute with a degree in agronomy, in 1997 he graduated from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation with a degree in legal studies. In 1998-1999 he passed professional retraining in the Volga-Viatka Academy of State Service in the specialization of "State and Municipal Administration."
Mikhail Vasilievich has a scientific degree of candidate of agricultural sciences.
Mikhail Vasilievich began his labor activity in 1981 in Production Association "Khimprom" (Novocheboksarsk) as an electrician for repair electrical equipment.
1983-1987 - foreman of the field brigade, the head of the Ianishy production site in the collective farm "Progress" of Cheboksary district.
1987-1992 - Chairman of the Board of the collective farm "Progress" Cheboksary district.
1992-1996 - director of CJSC "Progress", Cheboksary district.
1996-1999 - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Chuvash Republic,
1999-2002 - head of the Cheboksary district self-government.
2002-2010 - First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic.
On July 28, 2010, at the request of the President of the Russian Federation, the State Council of the Chuvash Republic Mikhail Vasilievich was granted the authority of the President of the Chuvash Republic. On August 29, 2010, he assumed the office of President of the Chuvash Republic. From January 1, 2012 - Head of the Chuvash Republic.
He is also a member of the State Council of the Russian Federation.
Awards.
Medal of honor, Medal "For agricultural works", Certificate of honor of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Chuvash ASSR, gold medal of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation "For contribution to the development of the Russian agro-industrial complex"
Mikhail Vasilievich has the honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia; he was awarded the honorary badge "For merits in the development of physical culture and sport".
Married, has a son and a daughter.
Oleg
Kuvshinnikov
Governor of Vologda Region; Chairman, Healthy Cities, Districts, and Villages Association
Governor of Vologda Region; Chairman, Healthy Cities, Districts, and Villages Association
Mr. Kuvshinnikov was born in Cherepovets in 1965. He was actively involved in sport in his childhood and youth. He is a candidate master of sports in hockey. 1982 – Began working at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant. 1985–1987 – Served in the Soviet Army. Military rank – sergeant. 1987 – Worked at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant as the operator of the 250 Mill in the rolling shop. 1994 – Foreman of the rolling shop, then head of the 250 Mill and later deputy head of the production shop. 2000 – Head of the rolling shop. 2002 – Head of Sheet Rolling Shop No. 1. 2002–2006 – Deputy of the Cherepovets City Duma and Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. 2003 – Member of the United Russia party. 2004–2005 – Member of the Board of Directors of Severstal. 2004–2006 – Director of Social Amenities at Severstal. 2006 – First Deputy Mayor and acting Mayor of Cherepovets. 2007 – Elected Mayor of Cherepovets (65.3% of votes). 2007 – Member of the political council presidium of the Vologda regional branch of the United Russia party. December 2011 – Governor of the Vologda Region. May 17, 2014 – Acting Governor of the Vologda Region. September 23, 2014 – Elected Governor of the Vologda Region (62.98% of votes). Education: 1991 – Yaroslavl College of Soviet Trade. 1994 – St. Petersburg Trade and Economics Institute. 1999 – State University of Management in the ‘Production Management’ programme (Moscow). 2002 – Completed a training course in a corporate programme for the training of ‘Top 100’ managers. 2005 – Completed training in a MBA programme at the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
Anastasia
Lazibnaya
Founder, Baba-Deda.ru
Founder, Baba-Deda.ru
Anastasia Lazibnaya, founder of the federal portal for seniors Baba-Deda.ru. Anastasia is a social entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience, ten of which she spent with South African media group Naspers (LSE:NPN) and in the innovative mobile technology sector.

In 2011, she founded the Internet portal for seniors ‘Baba-Deda’ www.baba-deda.ru, the most exhaustive federal independent catalogue with specialised programs and offers for seniors in Russia and the CIS. Ms. Lazibnaya currently runs it.
In 2013, the Companies for All project (www.companies4all.ru) was launched with the objective of collecting, generating and broadcasting analytics of the best age diversity practices for Russian employers to free the labour market of age discrimination.
Since 2016 the project has been a developer and operator of educational programmes for mobile and financial literacy for MTS group of companies and the Bank of Russia to support seniors in 25 regions of the Russian Federation.
At the same time, the project develops modern social and cultural formats: the annual Mature Beauty Podium takes place in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan to demonstrate to the society the changing image of seniors and to create a culture of age positivism.
Veronika
Skvortsova
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Veronika Skvortsova was born in Moscow on November 1, 1960.
She graduated from the 2nd Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute in 1983 and completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specializing in neuropathology. In 1994, she qualified as a higher category neurologist.
After graduating, she worked for the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute (the Russian State Medical University since 1991) for 25 years.
Veronika Skvortsova became head of one of Russia’s first neurology emergency services at Moscow’s 1st municipal hospital established on the basis of the neurology clinic of the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute in 1989.
In 1989–1995, she served as assistant and, in 1995–1997, as assistant professor at the Neuropathology Department of the Russian State Medical University.
She became Head of the Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department in 1997.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Director of the Russian Stroke Research Institute in 2005.
She was Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development from 2008 to 2012.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Minister of Healthcare by Presidential Executive Order No. 650 of May 21, 2012.
She is vice-president and co-founder of the National Stroke Association, director of the World Stroke Organization and secretary general of the European Stroke Council.
She is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
Veronika Skvortsova is an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
She has been awarded an Order of Honour and won the Pirogov Prize and Moscow Government Prize in Medicine.
She is the author of more than 400 research papers and holds seven patents for her inventions.
Maxim
Topilin
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
From 1988 to 1994, engaged in scientific research. Since 1994, various posts in Russian Government Office.
In 2001, appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. Supervised the issues of employment and human resources development.
In 2004, appointed Head of the newly formed Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
In 2008, appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation. Нe was responsible for issues of national labour market policy, and social and demographic policy. One of Mr. Topilin’s successful projects was the development of anti-crisis measures for the labour market during the economic crisis of 2008-2010. Moreover, family social support measures taken at that time improved the demographic situation in the country. Mr. Topilin directly participated in the development of the 2011-2015 state programme "Friendly environment" aimed at the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Topilin was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The following issues fall within his competence: labour-management relations, employment, demographic policy, social protection, social security, including retirement security, and state civil service.
Guzel
Ulumbekova
President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
Head of the Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Medical Communities for the Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education.
Chairman of the Commission on Continuing Education of the National Medical Chamber, member of the Coordinating Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia for Development of Continuing Medical and Pharmaceutical Education, member of the Board and Executive Secretary of the Russian Society for Healthcare Organization and Public Health.
Since 2003, she has been heavily involved in expert activities on healthcare organization at the Civic Chamber and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the State Duma Committee on Healthcare, the Strategic Research Centre of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the WHO Council for Evidence-Based Medicine, etc.
Guzel Ulumbekova is the author of the books Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done (2010) and Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done-2 (2015) and a textbook for medical schools Public Health and Healthcare (2011); she is a contributor to and a member of the editorial board of the national guide Public Health and Healthcare (2013).
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.
Front row participants:
Marwan
Akar
General Director, MSD Russia
General Director, MSD Russia
Г-н Акар начал работу в MSD в качестве инженера-технолога производства. По мере развития карьеры он занимал разные должности с возрастающей сферой ответственности, руководил проектами по трансферу технологий производства вакцин и других лекарственных препаратов, способствовал наращиванию производственных мощностей MSD и компаний-партнеров по всему миру.
В 2008 году г-н Акар был назначен на пост руководителя операций производственного подразделения MSD в регионах «Восточная Европа, Ближний Восток и Африка» и «Европа и Канада». В этой роли он поддерживал стратегические проекты по развитию бизнеса, а также отвечал за партнерства с локальными производителями, в том числе в России.
Г-н Акар получил диплом магистра в Мэрилэндском университете (США) по специальности «Химик-технолог». Он также закончил обучение по программе МВА (Магистр делового администрирования) в Имперском колледже Лондона.
Kirill
Kaem
Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Kirill Kaem, whose family have been doctors for no fewer than seven generations, graduated from the Kirov State Medical Academy in Nizhny Novgorod in 1992. Five years later he graduated with distinction from the economics department at the Lobachevsky State University, after successfully completing his studies in Russia and the USA on an MBA program run jointly with Taylor University. He has over 20 years' experience in senior management roles, including 15 years as a CEO at the corporation's various international branches. He specializes in launching start-ups in new regions and countries, and new business areas at major firms. From 1992 to 1994 he owned his own business, distributing medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. In 1995 Kirill Kaem set up a network of regional outlets for the Swedish company Oriflame in the Volga Region, which helped it become one of the region's biggest tax-payers. In the year 2000 he began working in Germany, in the central office of the company Varta. After Varta's merger with the American group Spectrum Brands, he spent eight years in overall charge of the company's operations in Russia. In 2008 he relaunched the German and American holding JAFRA International in Russia, improving profit margins by 40%. In 2009 he took control of the Russian holding Hygiene Kinetics, the biggest manufacturer in the market for domestic paper and cellulose products. Within two years the company's sales growth was several times higher than average growth in the sector, thanks to the introduction of new technologies. From 2011 to 2013 he headed up a new area of business at 'Alpha Group' - the biggest federal chain of clinics, 'Alpha Health Centre', where in the space of a year he managed to double revenue, whilst the chain itself saw profits rise by over a third. From 2013 onwards he has been a member of the Board of Directors and a co-founder of the international medical centre 'Medcluster', set up at the initiative of Sberbank in partnership with Strategy Group Partners, with Johns Hopkins Medicine International as a potential partner. From 2013-2017 he was director of the Skolkovo Foundation’s biomed cluster.
Sergey
Katyrin
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Car and Road Construction Institute and the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Took an active part in establishing and developing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which held its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. At the 7th congress in March 2016, he was elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for a second term. The range of Sergei Katyrin's activities as President of CCI Russia includes effective coordination within the national network of chambers of commerce and industry of Russia, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions. Establishment of productive cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels constitutes yet another area of his daily concern. Sergei Katyrin represents Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in major business unions where he is among the board members.
He is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption and takes part in meetings of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption. He sits on the government's Commission for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and is a member of the Public Council for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, which works under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. At the same time, Sergei Katyrin fulfils functions related to the international activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, being Chairman of the Russian chapter of the BRICS Business Council and Chairman of the Russian National Branch of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Committee of the Chief Executives of CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry. During the term of Sergei Katyrin’s presidency, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Russian Business.
Oksana
Monge
General Director, Sanofi Russia
General Director, Sanofi Russia
General Manager Sanofi Eurasia from October 1, 2018. Prior to that since January 1, 2016 worked as General Manager, Rx, Sanofi Russia & Belarus.
Engineer by training with MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management, UK, Oxana has got more than seventeen years of in-depth knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical industry with a number of leadership roles in Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Sales in Russia and UK.
Oxana started her career in pharmaceutical industry in 2001 with Eli Lilly UK. Over the following 13 years, she took on a number of senior management positions with increasing responsibility. In 2014, Oxana joined Sanofi as a Head of Diabetes BU in Russia.
Ekaterina
Timofeeva
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
В The Boston Consulting Group Макс Хаузер возглавляет экспертную практику Digital в России и СНГ, а также руководит направлением цифровых инноваций. Он начал свою карьеру в ноябре 2005 года в мюнхенском офисе компании. В 2008 и 2009 годах работал в московском офисе BCG в рамках корпоративной программы Experience Russia.

Макс Хаузер имеет большой опыт проектной работы по таким направлениям, как разработка стратегий, повышение организационной эффективности и цифровая трансформация. Его основная специализация — банковский сектор, включая розничный и корпоративный банкинг, страхование, инвестиционные фонды, где он успешно реализовал более 60 проектов для клиентов в Западной и Восточной Европе, СНГ и Азии.

Работая в BCG, Макс неоднократно разрабатывал и помогал внедрять долгосрочные стратегии для банков и страховых компаний в России, Казахстане и на Украине. Для инвестиционных фондов он осуществлял проекты, целью которых было определение ключевых направлений инвестиционной деятельности, а также модели управления. Макс оказывал поддержку ряду финансовых организаций по внедрению методов работы agile и созданию новых digital-бизнесов.

До прихода в BCG он работал в таких компаниях, как A.T. Kearney, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants и Ernst & Young. Свободно владеет английским, французским и русским языками.

ОСНОВНАЯ СПЕЦИАЛИЗАЦИЯ
• Глава экспертной практики Digital в России и СНГ
• Руководитель направления цифровых инноваций
• Розничные банковские услуги
• Корпоративные банковские услуги
• Транзакционный банковский бизнес
• Страховой бизнес
• Инвестиции и частный капитал
• Digital-инновации и трансформации
• Проектирование и развитие организаций
• Планирование и оптимизация продаж

ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ
• Диплом по бизнес-администрированию, Ингольштадтская высшая школа управления (Германия) и Институт EDHEC, Лиль (Франция)
Olga
Tkacheva
Director, Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Centre (RGNKC)
Director, Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Centre (RGNKC)
Olga Tkacheva graduated with honours from S.M. Kirov Gorky State Medical Institute majoring in General Medicine and the therapy internship in S.M. Kirov Gorky State Medical Institute. In 1993, Olga Tkacheva was awarded the scientific degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences, in 1999 – Doctor of Medical Sciences. In 2006, she earned the title of professor. Ms Tkacheva has 32 years of clinical work experience and 28 years of teaching under her belt.
From 2013 to 2018 – Senior Geriatrician of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. From 2015 – present – contracted Chief Geriatrician of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation and Director of Russian Clinical Research Centre for Gerontology. She is the author of more than 300 scientific publications, 11 monographs, national guidelines, has one certificate and three patents for inventions.
She headed the working groups and was a member of expert committees on the preparation of national guidelines ‘Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension’, the recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in pregnant women, national guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy, guidelines on general risk reduction of disease and complications in women, practical guidelines on the use of hormone replacement therapy in peri- and postmenopausal women, national guidelines ‘Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases’, guidelines for physicians ‘Basic Principles of the prevention and treatment of thrombosis in tables and charts’, guidelines ‘Follow-up monitoring of patients with chronic non-communicable diseases and high-risk patients’.
Olga Tkacheva’s scientific research focused on the mechanisms and patterns of the heart and blood vessels ageing and their correlation with cellular replicative ageing, the issues of the age-related metabolic disorders, prevention and treatment of age-related diseases and geriatric syndromes.
She advised on 20 candidate and five doctoral theses.
She is the president of the National Public Organization ‘Russian Association of Gerontologists and Geriatricians’, member of the National Public Organization ‘Russian Society for the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases’, National Public Organization ‘Russian Society of Cardiology’, National Organization ‘Russian Medical Society on Arterial Hypertension’, National Medical Society of Preventive Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, European Geriatric Medicine Society.
She is a member of the editorial board of medical journals ‘Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology’, ‘Preventive Medicine’, ‘Clinical Gerontology’, ‘Archives of Internal Medicine’, ‘Medical Care’, ‘Women’s Health Issues’, ‘Russian Open Medical Journal’, ‘Bulletin of the Ivanovo Medical Academy’.
Xenia
Frank
Chair of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Chair of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, The Elena & Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Xenia Frank is the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Elena & Gennady Timtchenko Charitable Foundation. She initiated the creation of the Foundation in 2010 and oversees strategy and development of its program portfolio which is aimed at supporting active ageing, developing sports and culture, helping families and children. In each area the Foundation seeks comprehensive, sustainable solutions to Russia’s social problems, with a special emphasis on regional development and solutions for small towns and villages.
Xenia Frank is also an active investor with interests in the areas of agriculture, logistics and social entrepreneurship. She has acted as an advisor to young entrepreneurs and an investment judge for the Skolkovo StartUp Academy. She is on the Board of Directors of Transoil, one of the largest private oil and oil product logistics providers in Russia.
Xenia graduated with honours from the University of Edinburgh 2009. She also holds MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD.
Petr
Yablonskiy
Director, St. Petersburg Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Director, St. Petersburg Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
14:30–15:45
Conference hall (Krasnodar Region stand)
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth The Economics of Hospitality, Today and Tomorrow The global hospitality industry is changing with every passing year. Beach holidays, skiing holidays, cultural and educational holidays, and health...
The global hospitality industry is changing with every passing year. Beach holidays, skiing holidays, cultural and educational holidays, and health and wellbeing holidays are the mainstays of the contemporary tourism industry. Traditional types and forms of holiday are losing ground, with shorter holidays now winning out over longer ones, and active breaks preferred to passive ones. Russia is currently in a position to develop attractive tourism products in line with these new market trends. For instance, over the period 2015–2018, the skiing and spa resorts of the North Caucasus have seen demand for tourism services in these areas grow apace, while sites of historical and cultural interest and nature reserves are seeing more visitors every year. However, the principal limiting factor in the development of the hospitality industry remains the insufficient capacity of the accommodation and other necessary infrastructure in areas popular with tourists across the majority of regions of the Russian Federation. How can we solve the problems inherent in attracting investment to build modern tourism infrastructure? What are the strategic priorities for developing tourism?
Moderator:
Yury
Bogdanov
Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel
Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel
Graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical State University. In 2002-2005 worked as a reporter and editor on the 1st Channel. Later continued his career as an anchorman on the "TV-center" channel. In the end of 2012 Yury started working on the leading news-channel Russia-24 as a news-broadcaster. Besides the daily broadcasting he also led several tv-projects: "The Senat", "Energetics", "The housing technologies", "Mobile Reporter", as well as "The Business Agent", the main objective of which is to challenge the investment climate in different regions. Since 2007 Yury also works on the radio: first experience he got on the RSN station, and continued on the Vesti-FM in 2009-2016. Enjoys motor sports.
Panellists:
Anna
Borisova
Development Director, AZIMUT Hotels Company
Development Director, AZIMUT Hotels Company
Anvar
Gadzhiyev
Adviser to the General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Adviser to the General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Katja
Zhekova
First Secretary, Tourism Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation
First Secretary, Tourism Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation
Gernod
Loose
Department Director, Russian Union of Travel Industry in Germany
Department Director, Russian Union of Travel Industry in Germany
Aleksandra
Ulich
Chief Executive Officer, Kivach Clinic
Chief Executive Officer, Kivach Clinic
Sandor
Fabian
First Secretary, Attache for Foreign Economic Relations (Tourism), Embassy of Hungary in the Russian Federation
First Secretary, Attache for Foreign Economic Relations (Tourism), Embassy of Hungary in the Russian Federation
Sergey
Chebotarev
Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of the Russian Federation
Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of the Russian Federation
Front row participants:
Stanislav
Aristov
General Director, VisitCaucasus Foundation
General Director, VisitCaucasus Foundation
Muslim
Baytaziev
Minister of Tourism of the Chechen Republic
Minister of Tourism of the Chechen Republic
Vladimir
Vladimirov
Governor of the Stavropol Krai
Governor of the Stavropol Krai
Vadim
Volchenko
Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea
Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea
Yunus-Bek
Yevkurov
Head of the Republic of Ingushetia
Head of the Republic of Ingushetia
Alexey
Kalachev
Chief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau
Chief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau
Has a vast experience in largest private companies and government bodies. Draws on 15 years in communications, event and project management, which includes organizing and managing Russian and international event projects, exhibitions and conferences, as well as public relations. His main focus is efficient cooperation with event industry players, such as private companies, international industry associations, Russian and foreign state companies, as well as partners representing other industries.
Has held a number of large events both in Russian and foreign venues and provided communications support for government bodies and private companies.
Has worked outside Russia, focusing on event industry, business contacts and organizing exhibitions and congresses for both Russian and foreign participants.
Aleksey
Kozhevnikov
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
Kazbek
Kokov
Acting Head of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
Acting Head of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
Yelena
Krivenkova
Chair of the Tourism Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Chair of the Tourism Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Khasan
Timizhev
General Director, Northern Caucasus Resorts
General Director, Northern Caucasus Resorts
Denis
Filippov
Deputy General Director, DOM.RF
Deputy General Director, DOM.RF
Sergey
Kharitonov
General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation
General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation
Sergey
Shevelev
Director, Shaposhnikov Caucasus State Biosphere Reserve
Director, Shaposhnikov Caucasus State Biosphere Reserve
Ivan
Shmakov
Deputy Director, GBU Information and Analytical Centre for the Protection of Nature Reserves
Deputy Director, GBU Information and Analytical Centre for the Protection of Nature Reserves
16:00–17:15
Conference hall 14 (Tolstoy)
The Business Climate in Russia: On the Path to Growth Export Accelerator: Learning to Trade Globally In partnership with the Russian Export Center Acceleration is one of the main tools employed internationally to help companies gain a foothold on foreign markets and the most successful countri...
Acceleration is one of the main tools employed internationally to help companies gain a foothold on foreign markets and the most successful countries are already making use of it. Currently, less than 1% of all small and medium-sized companies in Russia are exporters. For comparison, this figure reaches 5–7% in Western countries and is considered inadequate. We face the challenge of creating a comprehensive set of tools and incentives to encourage large numbers of Russian companies to start exporting. The ability to export is an objective measure of a company’s competitiveness, and this is one reason why a company must, when joining an acceleration programme, undergo a full assessment of its export readiness in the following areas: competitiveness of its product, marketing, human resources, experience of exporting, and financial resources. Some pilot export accreditation schemes are already being trialled in Russia: these include the Export Growth Accelerator programme (Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Russian Export Center), the Practicum Global Shift programme (Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO), the acceleration of regional companies using professional trackers (Russian Export Center, Nizhny Novgorod Region), and the first online export accelerator (Russian Export Center, Sberbank). Do Russian goods and services face genuine limitations? What can be done to make exporting popular and fashionable? How can modern technology be leveraged for use in export acceleration? Can federal and regional development institutes work together to offer effective state support? What can be learned from the practices of existing accelerators, including international ones?
Moderator:
Andrey
Slepnev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
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
Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Sergey
Katyrin
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Car and Road Construction Institute and the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Took an active part in establishing and developing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which held its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. At the 7th congress in March 2016, he was elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for a second term. The range of Sergei Katyrin's activities as President of CCI Russia includes effective coordination within the national network of chambers of commerce and industry of Russia, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions. Establishment of productive cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels constitutes yet another area of his daily concern. Sergei Katyrin represents Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in major business unions where he is among the board members.
He is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption and takes part in meetings of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption. He sits on the government's Commission for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and is a member of the Public Council for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, which works under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. At the same time, Sergei Katyrin fulfils functions related to the international activities of the