Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov.
Born in Leningrad on September 29, 1968.
Completed his national service in the army in 19871989.
Graduated from St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics in 1991. He also studied at the universitys Faculty of Law from 1989 to 1991.
From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Sokolov taught at the St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics.
From 19921999, he was General Director of ROSSI Concern.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Sokolov was General Director of Korporatsia C.
From 2004 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects of St. Petersburg.
In 2009, Mr. Sokolov became a member of the Government of St. Petersburg: Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade.
On December 4, 2009, he was named Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Sokolov was appointed Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order No. 660.
Maksim Sokolov has been awarded the Ribbon of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 2nd class and the Governor of St. Petersburg Badge «For the Humanization of the St. Petersburg school».
He has three sons.