Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development foundation, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Holds a Ph.D. in Economics.
Worked at the UNESCO Directorate for External Relations and Cooperation (Paris). Head of the international directorate of the All-Union Trade Unions Confederation. First Deputy Chairman of the General Confederation of Trade Unions. Chairman of the board of directors of the MESCO international insurance company. President of the All-Russian Insurance Association. First Vice-President and head of the department overseeing contacts with governmental and public organizations at CJSC Renaissance Capital.
Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute for Contemporary Development.
Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliamentary System Development Foundation.
Member of the presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy. Member of the Expert Council on Insurance and Non-State Pensions of the Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets of the State Duma.
Chairman of the board of directors of the Baltic Forum NGO.
Author of numerous textbooks and publications.
Recipient of state awards.
President of the All-Russian Insurance Association, Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs