A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Maxim Akimov

Maxim Akimov

Chief Executive Officer, Russian Post
Biography
Born on March 1, 1970 in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluga Region



Education:

1994: Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State Pedagogical University

Degree: History and socio-political disciplines

2003: professional retraining course at Moscow International Institute of Econometrics, Informatics, Finance and Law

2019: postgraduate course at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

PhD (History)



Career:

1994-1996: general director of AOZT Fineart

1996-1997: Chairman of the regional commission on the securities market

1996-1997: chairman of the regional commission for the securities market, Administration of the Governor of the Kaluga Region.

1997-1999: chairman of the Securities and Stocks Committee, Kaluga Region Governor's Administration

1996-1997: chairman of the securities and stock market committee, head of the economy department - deputy director of the department, and deputy director of the economy and industry department of Kaluga Region

1999-2002: chief specialist, head of the department for work with the regions in the Kaluga Region, representative office of the Regional Commission for the Securities Market of Russia in the Central Federal District in the Kaluga Region

2002-2004: First Deputy Chairman of the State Property Committee of the Kaluga Region

2004: Minister of Economic Development of the Kaluga Region

2004-2007: deputy city mayor, first deputy city mayor of Kaluga, mayor of Kaluga

2007-2012: Deputy Governor, First Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region

2012-2013: Deputy Head of the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation

2013-2018: First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Government Office of the Russian Federation

2018-2020: Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

February 2020-present: General Director and Chairman of the Management Board of Russian Post

Member of the Board of Directors of Russian Post, RVC company, member of the Supervisory Board of the Higher School of Economics, Digital Economy ANO, member of the Board of Trustees of the Skolkovo Foundation, RANEPA, RFS, member of the Board of RSPP.

Owns no shares or stakes in subsidiaries or affiliates of Russian Post