Russian economist, Rector of St. Petersburg State University, Doctor of Economics, Professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute in 1984.
Since 1995 he has been working at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
In 2006 he became the rector of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
From 2012 to the present as a rector, he heads the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "St. Petersburg State University of Economics".
Professional achievements and awards
He was awarded the Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in the field of education, the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit to the Republic of Poland, the Government award of the People's Republic of China "For outstanding contribution to the development of Chinese-Russian relations." He is the Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms (French government’s award).
Head of Association of Vice-Rectors of International Relations of Higher Educational Institutions in Saint-Petersburg. Permanent member of many committees which organise international conferences.
Member of the Presidium of the Council of Rectors of Saint-Petersburg, member of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental working subcommittee on humanitarian and scientific cooperation, expert council on Legislative Support of Education under the Federation Council Committee on Education and Science of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.