Mikhail SHMAKOV, born on August 12, 1949 in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (1972) majoring in mechanical engineering. Received second university degree in economics (1987).
President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR).
Titular member of the Governing Body, International Labour Organization (ILO).
Trade Union Coordinator of the Russian Trilateral Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations.
Member of the Executive Bureau and General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Vice-President of the Pan-European Regional Council of Trade Unions (PERC-ITUC).
President of the General Confederation of Trade Unions (VKP).
Member of the First Convocation of the Public Chamber of Russia.
Member of the Board of the Free Economic Society of Russia and International Union of Economists.
President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Professor Emeritus of the Institute of Trade Union Movement under the Academy of Labour and Social Relations (Moscow); Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Doctor Honoris Causa of St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences of trade unions.
Author of numerous books and articles on social and labour relations, social policy, theory and practice of the working class- and trade union movement.
Head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency