Dr. Alexander Shokhin is the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) since 2005. Previously he took the positions Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (1991-1994, 1998), Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development, Russian governor at the IMF and the World Bank (1991-1994), Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, in particular First Vice Chairman of the State Duma (1994-2002), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Group “Renaissance Capital” (2002-2006).
Dr. Shokhin helped to establish one of the leading Russian universities – National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) and since 1995 he is the President of HSE.
Dr. Shokhin is a member of a number of bodies under the Russian President and Government, in particular he is the Chairman of Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications, member of General Committee of Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Shokhin was the B20 Chairman during the Russian presidency in 2013. At the present time he is a member of the B20 International Business Advisory Council (IBAC).
Dr. Shokhin graduated from the Economical Faculty of the Moscow State University. He has an academic degree of Doctor of Economics.