Founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Society Studies (Moscow).
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Doctor of Sciences (Economics).
Worked for the Communist journal. Was employed as an expert on economic issues by the Free Russia parliamentary faction in the Russian Federation Supreme Soviet, and as the scientific supervisor and director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies non-profit organization.
Between 1992 and 2003, worked at Interbank Financial House JSC (Moscow), then as deputy head of a subsidiary of the Credit-Moscow commercial bank, and as Vice-President and later First Deputy Chairman of the management committee and then Chairman of the management committee of the Moscow-Paris commerical bank (Moscow).
Member of the presidiums of the Council on Foreign and Defense policy and the Russian International Affairs Council. Member of the scientific councils of RIA Novosti and the Valdai International Discussion Club. Executive Director of the World Political Forum.
Editor-in-Chief of Svobodnaya Mysl journal.
Author of over 1150 articles published in Russia and abroad.
Academic focus: theory of post-economic social formation.