Mr. Aleksandr A. Auzan was born in Norilsk on July 11, 1954.
He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and now holds a degree Doctor of Science (Economics) and Professor.
At the end of 1980s, Mr. Auzan became one of initiators to start consumer right associations. He was a member of the Bureau of Consumers International, a global consumer organization. From 2005 to 2011, he was head of the Association of Russian Economic Think-Tanks (ARETT). He was a member of the RF Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights and the RF Presidential Commission for Modernization and Technological Development of Russia's Economy. He also was head of the Advisory Working Group of the Commission. From 2011 to 2012, Aleksandr Auzan was head of the Expert Group "Optimization of State's Presence - Reducing Regulatory Functions and Ensuring Transparency and Feedback from Citizens and Businesses" to update Strategy 2020. Currently, he is a member of the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation, Advisory Council under the Russian Government, Governmental Commission on Administrative Reform.
Mr. Aleksandr A. Auzan is the author of more than a hundred scientific papers, including four monographs. He regularly publishes articles and gives interviews to the media. He also gives lectures on institutional economics, modernization of the economy, socio-cultural values, and dynamics of the social contract. It has many years of practical experience in advising national and regional governments.