Born on September 15, 1955. Alexander Murychev graduated from Moscow State Teacher Training University and got a PhD in the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the USSR Communist Party. He holds Doctor’s degrees in Economics and History. Mr. Murychev is a Professor at Higher School of Economics. 1991-1993 – Regional Issues Counsellor, Reforma International Foundation. 1994 – Vice President, Russian Association of Industrial and Construction Banks. 1995-1999 - President, Russian Association of Industrial and Construction Banks. 1999-2006 – Chairman and President, Association of Russia’s Regional Banks. 2006 till present – Executive Vice President, Member of Executive Board, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Chairman, Association of Russia’s Regional Banks. 2015 till present – Member of Supervisory Board, Otkrytie FC; Chairman, National Payment Council; Member of the National Council on Occupational Qualifications and the Commission on Disabled Persons under the President of the Russian Federation.