The prospects of economic relations between Russia and the European Union in the context of the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are high on business community’s agenda. Business on both sides is working on retaining well-established mutually beneficial ties and is seeking new formats and opportunities for cooperation in trade, investment, science, technology and other areas. Which new opportunities does the ‘EU — EAEU’ format open not only for major economic players, but also for SMEs? Will the new format become the basis for diversification of foreign economic relations? What future projects of business cooperation ‘from Lisbon to Vladivostok’ can be discussed today?
Moderator: Martina Larkin ,
Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Team, World Economic Forum
Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Team, World Economic Forum
BSc in Finance; MBA. Former: positions in marketing and sales, Nestlé Switzerland; Associate Vice-President, Lazar & Company, a New York-based investment bank. With the World Economic Forum: oversaw the development of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a community of exceptional young leaders around the world; headed the Global Knowledge Networks, which include the Network of Global Agenda Councils, a brain trust of over 1,000 global experts across multidisciplinary fields, and the Global Academic Networks, the foremost global community of universities, think tanks and other research-based organizations. Editor, Outlook on the Global Agenda, which provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Agenda Councils on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Currently, Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Team. Member of a number of non-profit boards. Yale World Fellow (2011).
Panellists Petr Baskakov ,
President, United Transport & Logistics Company (UTLC) Sergey Boev ,
General Director, RTI Markus Borchert ,
Senior Vice President, Market Europe, Nokia Alexander Bychkov ,
President – General Director, IC RUSS-INVEST Ronald de Jong ,
Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Market Leader, Royal Philips Viktor Evtukhov ,
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Andrey Kostin ,
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Member of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee, VTB Bank Alexey Likhachev ,
Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Mordashov ,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Rakhim Oshakbayev ,
Deputy Chairman, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken" Philippe Pegorier ,
President, Alstom Russia; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB) Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy ,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK) Jean-Pascal Tricoire ,
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Cees ’t Hart ,
President, Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg Viktor Khristenko ,
President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Anatoliy Chubais ,
Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation Alexander Shokhin ,
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
President, United Transport & Logistics Company (UTLC)
Petr Baskakov has been a member of the Board of Directors and the CEO since TransContainer’s formation as a joint stock company in 2006. Petr has over 24 years of experience in the Russian railway transportation industry, graduating from the Moscow Institute for Railway Transport Engineers in 1986 with a degree in the Management of Railway Transportation Processes. Before joining TransContainer, Petr held management positions in the Podolsk Production and Railway Transportation Enterprise of the Federal Ministry of Transportation. In 1993, he was appointed head of Moskva-Tovarnaya-Kurskaya station, a Moscow rail-side cargo terminal. Between 1999 and 2000, he worked in management positions in Moscow Railways, and was appointed head of the Moscow Railway Container Shipping Department in 2000. Since 2003, Petr has been the head of TransContainer branch of OJSC Russian Railways and later OJSC TransContainer. On November 2014 has been appointed President (CEO) of UTLC. Currently holds both positions.
General Director, RTI
Doctor of Economics, Professor. From 1971 until 1999 S.F. Boev worked at the Institute of Radio Engineering named after A.L. Mints. Since 2000 S.F. Boev was performed the functions of General Director at Concern RTI Systems (Radiotechnical and Information Systems), JSC. In 2008 S.F. Boev was assigned to the position of General Designer of prefabricated radar stations. Since 2011 S.F. Boev is the General Director at JSC RTI. Since 2013 S.F. Boev is the Board of directors’ member at JSFC Sistema. S.F. Boev significantly contributed to the development, creation, adoption and deployment of radar stations. Sergey Fedotovich Boev is a laureate awarded by the State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technologies, Honoured Economist of Russian Federation, Honorary Radio Operator of Russia, a Member of International Telecommunications Academy. The head of Intelligent Radiophysical and Informational Systems department at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Co-chairman of the industrialists and entrepreneurs “Russia — EU” roundtable workgroup dealing with information, communication and space technologies. Member of Presidential Council for Modernization of Economy and Innovative Development of Russia and member of Science Board under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Member of the Public Council for Innovations and High Technology under the Committee of Science and High Technology of State Duma of the Federal Assembly or the Russian Federation. Member of Commission on the Military Industrial Complex of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Senior Vice President, Market Europe, Nokia
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich; Master of Business Administration (Sloan Fellow), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Senior Vice-President Nokia, Market Europe – April 2015 – today. President Greater China Region, Nokia Networks (formerly NSN) - March 2012 – March 2015. Head of Customer Operations Greater China, NSN - January 2010 – February 2012. Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Radio Access Business Unit, NSN - April 2007 – December 2009. Senior Vice President Strategy and Marketing, Siemens Mobile Networks - July 2005 – March 2007 Senior Vice President Global Customer Unit Vodafone, Siemens Mobile Networks - January 2001 – June 2005 Multiple leadership and management roles, Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems and Siemens Business Services - 1991-2001. In 2014, Markus received the China Friendship Award, the highest honor awarded by the Chinese government to foreign nationals working in China. Markus is married and has three children.
President – General Director, IC RUSS-INVEST
Alexander Bychkov, President-General Director of PJSC “IC RUSS-INVEST” Born September 1961 From 1992 he heads IC RUSS-INVEST, a diversified investment company with 20 years of successful experience in the Russian financial market. Company has been among Top-5 of the largest investment companies in Russia in terms of own capital for many years. Graduated from Moscow State University and the University of Chicago Booth, School of Business, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA); he is a Doctor of Economics as well. Alexander Bychkov, President-General Director of PJSC IC RUSS-INVEST, became a winner of the Entrepreneur of 2011 competition in Russia in the Financial & Legal Services Russia category in a competition held by Ernst&Young. Member of the board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Since 2013–CEO of SGM Agency LLC, a company that measures sustainable development of cities and regions in Russia and rates them. Mr. Bychkov is an expert on sustainable development, corporate management, world economy, green economy, Russian financial market and investment.
Ronald de Jong
Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Market Leader, Royal Philips
Ronald de Jong joined Philips in 1990. Over these years he has held a number of key management positions: he was in charge of Philips’ professional products and systems manufacturing in Germany, covered marketing and sales, supplies and service operations and managed supply chain in Europe. Such vast experience contributed to his understanding of market capabilities and helped him learn more about interacting with consumers. Following his role as Managing Director and Member of the Board of Philips Deutschland GmbH (with responsibility for bottom line in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) which he held from 2004, Ronald was appointed CEO Emerging Markets in 2008, and became a member of the Executive Team of Philips Healthcare. In 2011, Ronald was appointed Chief Market Leader and member of the Executive Committee in order to strengthen Philips’ focus on customers and markets. In 2012, Ronald de Jong became a member of the Supervisory Board of SNV, an international not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands.
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.
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Member of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee, VTB Bank
With VTB Bank since 2002. President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council Previously held positions: In 1996 under the Presidential Decree Appointed as Chairman of Vnesheconombank, with the authorities being extended in 1999 for another three years. In 1995 – Elected First Deputy Chairman, National Reserve Bank. 1993-1995 – Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department, Imperial Bank. 1979-1992 – Diplomatic service: during 1979-1982 – in the USSR Consulate General in Australia, in 1985-1990 – in the USSR Embassy in Great Britain. In 1979 – graduated cum laude from Moscow State University with a degree in International Economics, Ph.D. in Economics. Awarded with the Orders of Merit for the Fatherland III, IV degree, the Medal of Honor and the Order of Merit (France). Born in 1956, in Moscow.
Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Alexey Likhachev was born on the 23rd of December, 1962, in Arzamas-75 (Sarov). 1985: the Lobachevsky State University of Gorky, the Radiophysical Department. 1998: Ph.D. in Economics, the Lobachevsky State University of Gorky. 1985 – 1987: Engineer at the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering. 1987 - 1988: Secretary of the Youth League Committee at the Gorky Research Institute. 1988 – 1992: the Second Secretary, the First Secretary, the Secretary of the Gorky Youth League Committee. 1992 – 2000: Director of Aval, Social and Industrial Insurance Company, Nizhni Novgorod. 2000 – 2007: State Duma Deputy of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, a committee member, Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma Committee of the RF for economic policy, business and tourism. 2007 – 2008: Councilor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2008 – 2010: Director of the Joint Department of Analysis and Regulation of Foreign Economic Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2010 – 2015: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Since 13 February, 2015, A. Likhachev held the position of the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Since 5 October, 2016, Alexey Likhachev held the position of the Director General of ROSATOM.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Born in 1965, Alexey Mordashov has been working for Severstal since 1988. He started his career as a senior economist, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1992. In December 1996, he was appointed as Severstal’s Chief Executive Officer. Between 2002 and 2006 he served as CEO of Severstal Group and was Chairman of Severstal’s Board of Directors. Since the introduction of the new structure of corporate governance in December 2006 Mr. Mordashov has been CEO of Severstal. From December 2014 till June 2015 Alexey served as CEO of AO "Severstal Management" - managing organization of PAO Severstal. In May he was elected as Chairman of Severstal’s Board of Directors. Vice-Chairman of World Steel Association. Head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs’ Committee on Integration, Trade and Customs Policy and WTO. Serves on the Entrepreneurial Council of the Government of Russian Federation. Co-chairman of the “Trade as a Global Driver” Taskforce of the “Business 20” of “Group of Twenty”. Co-chairman of the Northern Dimension Business Council. Vice-President of Russian-German chamber of commerce, member of the Russian-German workgroup responsible for strategic economic and finance issues. Member of the EU-Russia Business Cooperation Council. Alexey earned his undergraduate degree from the Leningrad Institute of Engineering and Economics. He also holds an MBA degree from Newcastle Business School of Northumbria University (UK).
Deputy Chairman, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken"
President, Alstom Russia; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Philippe Pegorier has been President and General Director of Alstom Russia since January 2011. Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure equipment and services. Mr. Pegorier started his career 30 years ago in Moscow after graduating from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux. He subsequently held positions in the Ministry for the Economy and Finance of France in Paris, Teheran, Kiev and Moscow. He also served as diplomatic advisor to Christine Lagarde during her term as Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade of France. Philippe Pegorier holds the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)
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.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and named Chairman & CEO in April 2013. His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and USA. Within the General Management, he served as Vice Executive President of the International Operating Division from 2002 before being appointed in 2004 Chief Operating Officer (COO). Moreover, Jean-Pascal is President of the France-China Committee since 2009. Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a MBA.
Cees ’t Hart
President, Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg
• June 2015 – present, President & CEO, Carlsberg Group, Copenhagen, Denmark.• January 2009 – June 2015, CEO, FrieslandCampina, Amersfoort, Netherlands.• May 2008 – January 2009, CEO, Friesland Foods, Netherlands.• January 2006 - May 2008, Senior Vice President Marketing Operations Foods Europe & Member of the Executive Board Unilever Europe.• 2002-2006 CEO Lever Fabergé Italy, Member of the Executive Board of Home and Personal Care Europe.• 1998-2002 CEO Poland, Member of the Executive Board of Unilever Central and Eastern Europe.• 1997-1998 Vice-President Foods for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.• 1993-1997 Business Unit Director Foods in Hungary.• 1984-1993 various positions at Unilever (marketing, product manager).Organisations:• The Dutch Dairy Association (NZO), Chairman.• The Dairy Foundation (Zuivelstichting), Chairman.• The Dutch Dairy Association (Productschap Zuivel), Member of the Executive Board.• The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), Member of the Executive Committee.• KLM, Member of the Supervisory Board, Starting 2014.• The Confederation of Danish Industries.• EU-Russia Industrialists’ Round Table, co-chairman.• Foreign Investment Advisory Committee (FIAC), Russia.• The Brewers of Europe, Board Member.Education:• Harvard, General Management Program.• Nima A & B, Marketing.• University of Leiden, Master of Arts (MA), Social Sciences.
President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Born on August 28, 1957. Graduated from Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute in 1979. Holds a PhD in Economics. • Since 1998 held a number of posts in the Government of the Russian Federation, serving as Deputy Prime Minister, First Deputy Prime Minister. • 2004-2008 – Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation. • 2008-2011 – Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. • On February 1, 2012 was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The Chairman of the EEC Board organizes the activities of the Commission Board and bears responsibility for the exercise of its functions.
Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
In January 2014, Anatoliy Chubais was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO Managing Company LLC, which was set up within the scope of the OJSC RUSNANO Strategy up to 2020 envisaging division of management functions and possession of company assets. Since September 2008, Anatoly Chubais has headed state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies and, since it was transformed into an open joint-stock company in March 2011, had held the position of Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO RUSNANO. From 1998 to 2008, Anatoly Chubais headed up RAO UES of Russia. From 1997 through 1998 he was First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from 1996 through 1997 Chief of Staff of the Russian Presidential Executive Office. From 1992 to 1996 he was Deputy Prime Minister and then First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation for economics and financial policy. From 1995 to 1996, Anatoly Chubais was the Russian Federation manager in the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. 1991–1994 saw him as Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for management of state property, when he authored and co-ordinated the Russian privatisation programme. Earlier, in 1990–1991, he was Vice-Chairman and then First Vice-Chairman of the Leningrad Soviet executive committee.
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
Arkady Arianoff ,
Chairman of the Board, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the Russian Federation Anatoly Artamonov ,
Governor of Kaluga Region Tatiana Valovaya ,
Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission Alexey Grigoriev ,
Head of METRO AG Representative Office Moscow, METRO GROUP Victor Dmitriev ,
General Manager, Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Frank Schauff ,
Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Chairman of the Board, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the Russian Federation
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 Krasnoye village, the Hvastovichi district of the Kaluga Region. In 1974 graduated from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute named after V.P. Goryachkin. On graduating the institute came to Hvastovici district of the Kaluga Region, where worked as a state farm “Hvastvichesky" repair shops’ chief. Since 1975 - Chief Engineer of the state farm "Shahtovsky" in Mosalsk district. In 1978 was appointed "Gruzdovsky" state farm Director. In 1985 - Chief of the Regional Agricultural Department, and a few months later was elected First Secretary of CPSU Mosalsk district committee. In 1991 was appointed Obninsk construction and industrial joint stock company CEO. Since November 1996 – Vice Governor of the Kaluga Region. November 12, 2000 was elected Governor of the Kaluga Region. March 14, 2004 was elected Governor of the Kaluga Region for the second time. July 22, 2005 according to the new order of forming executive powers of governmental authorities the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin introduced A.D. Artamonov’s candidature for considering of the Kaluga Region Legislative Assembly to appoint him the authority of the Kaluga Region Governor. July 26, 2005 the Kaluga Region Legislative Assembly deputies made up their minds to appoint A.D.Artamonov the authority of the Kaluga Region Governor for a five year term on a special session. July 26, 2010 the Governor came into office for another term on.
Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Born April, 11, 1958, in Moscow, Russian. Graduated from Moscow financial institute, faculty of the international economic relations.Member of the Board (Minister) at the Eurasian Economic Commission, responsible for the development of the integration and macroeconomics. The main objective of the Eurasian Economic Commission (permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) is to ensure functioning and development of the EAEU, to prepare proposals for its further integration.Prior to her cabinet appointment (from the period of October 2001 till February 2012) Tatiana Valovaya was the Head of the Department of the International Cooperation of the Government of the Russian Federation. From 1989 to 1994 – member of the Permanent Mission of the USSRand the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union (Bruxelles), responsible for economic and monetary affaires. Later Valovaya hold different positions in the Ministries of the Russian Federation, in Administration of the President of the Russian Federation. Ph.D. in Economics, professor of the Financial University (Moscow). Author of numerous publications on international economic relations, regional economic and monetary integration, economics, and history of Europe and Eurasia.Fluent in English and French.
Head of METRO AG Representative Office Moscow, METRO GROUP
1960 Born in Bonn, Germany. Education: 1977-1982 International law studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations. 1982-1985 Post-graduate studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations. 1986 Dissertation and promotion to candidate of legal sciences. Professional career: 1986-1992 Soviet/Russian Embassy, Berlin. 1992-1993 Foreign Ministry, Moscow. 1993-1995 Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow. 1995-1996 Foreign Ministry, Moscow. 1996-2001 Russian Embassy, Bonn/Berlin. 2001-2002 Deputy Director, Foreign Ministry, Moscow. 2002-2013 Director, Corporate Communications, Siemens LLC., Moscow. Marital status: Married, 2 daughters. Foreign languages: German, English.
General Manager, Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
CEO, Association of Russian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers, member of the Board, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, member of the Council, Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation PhD in Medicine, a degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Institute of Medicine. In 2002, he co-founded the Association of Russian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers and led it until 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he was Deputy Director of Federal State-Owned Institution Research Center for Testing of Medical Applications under the Russian Service for Supervision of Healthcare. In October 2007, a general meeting of the Association once again elected Victor Dmitriev its CEO. Founded in 2002, the Association of Russian Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers includes leading Russian pharmaceutical companies with around 75% of Russia’s medicine output, more than 40% of exports, and more than 80% of domestically produced medicines for the Essential Medicines Provision Program. The Association’s mission is to develop the Russian pharmaceutical industry to ensure the necessary supplies of modern, quality, and affordable medicines to the public.
Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
EDUCATION DEC. 2000 – DEC. 2003: Doctor of Philosophy in East European History, University of Cologne OCT. 1992 – SEPT. 1993: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Master of Science (Econ) APR. 1989 – SEPT. 1992: Studies at the University of Cologne and at the Volgograd State University, USSR CAREER OVERVIEW JUN. 2007 – PRESENT: Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB) JUL. 2001 – JUN. 2007: Advisor, Foreign Policy to the Party Executive of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Berlin OCT. 2001 – APR. 2005: Lecturer, Institute for East European Studies, Free University, Berlin JULY 1999 – JUNE 2001: International Secretary, Young Socialists, Bonn/ Berlin DEC. 1998 – DEC. 2003: Chairman, German Youth Council (DNK) JULY 1996 – JUNE 1999: Managing Director, Social Democratic Youth Organisation in the Rhineland, Cologne SEPT. 1995 – AUG. 1996 Research in the Russian Archives, Moscow MAY 1995 – MAY 1996 Project Manager, Association for Social Security Policy and Research (GVG), Cologne APR. 1994 – MAY 1995 Clerk, City Administration of Cologne PUBLICATIONS Monography and articles
It’s highly likely that, over time, the EAEU will become just as integrated and significant a structure as the European Union is now.
My dream is open transport, open circulation, an open flow of people, finance and goods within the EU and the EAEU.
The European Union is our most important, steady, long-term partner.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To participants, organizers and guests of the
25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I sincerely congratulate the Forum organizers and all those who have taken and are taking part in its work on this significant anniversary.
Over the years, the Forum has become a highly respected and representative international event. Its participants, which include Russian and foreign politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, focus on a variety of topics concerning the domestic and world economy: from specific areas of industrial cooperation to information security and environmental protection. Mutually beneficial long-term contracts are signed and business experience is exchanged in the course of direct and constructive communication.
The Forum’s anniversary is taking place at a difficult time for the entire international community. The mistakes of Western countries in economic policy over many years and illegitimate sanctions have led to a wave of global inflation, the disruption of usual supply chains, and a sharp increase in poverty and food shortages. Yet, as can be the case, along with these challenges, new prospects are emerging. This is why the Forum’s slogan – New Opportunities in a New World – seems so relevant.
I am confident that for Russia the 2020s will become a period when the country strengthens its economic sovereignty, which involves the accelerated development of its infrastructure and technological base, qualitative upgrades in the level of training for specialists, as well as the establishment of an independent and efficient financial system. In addition, the Russian economy will increasingly rely on private initiatives and, of course, will remain committed to transparency and broad international cooperation.
It is in our common interests to bolster trade and investment, encourage the joint development of technologies, strengthen financial and stock markets, and increase the share of settlements in national currencies. It is crucial to introduce and develop truly mutually beneficial integration models, as is already being done in the Eurasian Economic Union.
I strongly believe that the Forum will continue to make a significant contribution to solving numerous high-priority challenges facing humanity, while mutual trust, meaningfulness and commitment to fruitful dialogue and partnership will invariably remain its distinguishing features.