Educational Background: 1984: graduated from Khabarovsk Polytechnic University in Economics. 1999: Post-graduate programme at Khabarovsk Academy of Law and Economics, CSc in Economics. Awards: 2002: award pin for performance excellence in the Financial Service of the Russian Federation
2007: title of Honorary Economist of the Russian Federation. Professional background: 1978: started her career as a civil engineer in the Pozharsky District Soviet of Peoples Deputies in Luchegorsk. Worked her way up to head of department.
1992-2001: Head of Regional Financial Department, Pozharsky District, Primorsky Territory. 2001-2005: Primorsky Territory Administration: head of department, Deputy Head of Financial Department, Head of Budget Division. In this position, Vera Scherbina was in charge of developing the methodology for inter-budgetary relations and budget formation.
2005: Administration of the Koryak Autonomous District: Head of Division for Finance and Taxes, Deputy Governor, Head of Financial Department. 2008: Federal Inspector, Economic Policy Department; Chief Advisor at the Department of Economic and Social Policy for the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far East Federal District. December 2008: Minister of Finance in the Amur Region. October 2012: September 2015: Senior Deputy Prime Minister of the Amur Region Government. September 2015: First Deputy Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region Government. January 2016: appointed Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region Government