Russian Politics, & Personalities

1st Deputy Prime Minister 2

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BORN: 4 January 1967 in Bilibino, Magadan Oblast

EDUCATION: *Mr Shuvalov graduated from MGU (Moscow State University) Law School in 1993.

CAREER: *Mr Shuvalov worked at the laboratory institute “Ekos”. *He completed active service in the Soviet Army from 1985-1987.  *Upon graduation, he worked as an attaché in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.  *From 1993-1997, Mr Shuvalov was the senior legal advisor for the companies AOZT and ALM Consulting in Moscow.  *He was head of the Department of the State Register of Federal Property, State Property Management Committee of the Russian Federation from March 1997 to January 1998.  *Mr Shuvalov was deputy minister for State Property Management from January to May 1998.  *He was acting chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund from May to September 1998.  *From September 1998 to May 2000, Mr Shuvalov was chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund.  *He served as Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation, with the rank of Federal Minister from 18 May 2000 to May 2003.  *Mr Shuvalov became Presidential Aide responsible for Economic Development in May 2003.  *In 2006, he was given additional responsibility as the deputy chairman of the presidential council on the national projects and demographic policy.  *Upon Mr Medvedev’s inauguration, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin’s Government (10 May, 2008).  *In August 2010, he was appointed Ombudsman to the Investment Policy Department of the Ministry of Economic Development.

MISCELLANEOUS: *Mr Shuvalov speaks good English and therefore fulfils the role of the Government’s main link to the foreign business investment community in Russia.  *He helped to write a great proportion of President Putin’s speeches.  *Shuvalov is seen as a western leaning reformer largely due to his wealth of experience within the business community.  *Probably chosen by President Medvedev.  *Linked to Vladislav Surkov, and Secretary of the State Presidium Council, Alexander Abramov.  *He is reportedly close to Anatoly Chubais, Alexander Voloshin, and banker Alexander Mamut, all members of Boris Yeltsin’s “Family”.  *Earned 4.8 million roubles in 2008, and 6.5 million roubles in 2009.  *Married to Olga Shuvalova.  *They have four children, two boys, and two girls.

SUBORDINATES: *Mr Shuvalov’s portfolio includes foreign trade, economic freedoms, small business, state property, anti-monopoly policy, and investment policy.

CHAIRS: *Commission on International Humanitarian and Technical Aid; *Government Commission on the Social and Economic Development of the Far East, the Republic of Buryatiya, Trans-Baikal Territory, and the Irkutsk Region; *Commission on Facilitating Road Traffic Safety; *Commission for Economic Development and Integration; *Commission on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses; *Commission on Housing Construction; *Commission on Radio and Television Broadcasting; *Government Commission on Migration Policy.

Official Government Biography

Written by Nina Jobe

September 3, 2009 at 6:39 PM

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