Maxim Surnin graduated from Irkutsk State University with a Law degree. Since 1996, he took the position of a legal counsel in various commercial structures, and was later appointed General Manager of Renova Group for East Siberia. In addition, he worked in Corporate Governance of OJSC «Irkutskenergo», followed by his appointment as Vice President for Heat Business, CJSC «Integrated Power Generation Systems», Russias largest private operator in power generation and heat supply. In 2013, he became General Director of Technopark, Skolkovo Innovation Center. At present, Maxim Surnin holds the position of Chairman of Supervisory Board, BAIKALSEA Company. Maxim Surnin has the academic degree of the Candidate of Law.