Dmitry Peskov

Director of the direction "Young professionals", Independent Non-profit Organization Agency for Strategic Initiatives to promote new projects.

He was born on December 26, 1975 in Voronezh. In 1998, he graduated from Voronezh State University majoring in political youth movements. In 1999, he received a master’s degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and UM-Manchester (University of Manchester).

Since 2000, he has worked at MGIMO (U) of the Russian MFA, where he directed the elaboration of the University development strategy, Center for Internet Policy, creation of the Russian Association of International Studies. His last position was Director for Innovation, Deputy Vice-Rector. Since 2009, he has been Head of Strategic Research of All-Russian Exhibition Centre Government Corporation OJSC. Since 2011 to the present day, he has been the director of "Young Professionals" Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

Dmitry Peskov is a member of the Working Group of the Economic Council at the President of the Russian Federation in the area of "Social Policy and Human Development"; Expert Council of the Government of the Russian Federation; Supervisory Board of World Skills Russia movement; Working Group to develop a set of measures aimed at increasing the number of highly skilled employees by 2020 to the level of not less than one third of the number of skilled employees at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Russian Federation; Public and State Council of the system for independent evaluation of the quality of professional education, a member of the RSPP Council for the development of youth, innovation and small businesses, a member of the Interdepartmental Commission for Technological Development of the Council Panel at the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovation development of Russia; National Council at the President of the Russian Federation for professional expertise (Head of the working group to support the best practices of qualifications development); Supervisory Board of the Federal State Autonomous Institution of Higher Education Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics"; Interagency Working Group for the development of e-learning, distance learning technologies to implement educational programs in educational institutions under the Ministry of Education of Russia; Council on Engineering and Industrial Design at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation; Management Board of the Fund for Support of Deafblind Charity Fund; from 2013 to 2014, he is a member of the Board of Directors of UAC OJSC, AREC GC OJSC, Mashpribor Institute for Continuing Education, since 2014 to the present day he has been a member of the Board of Directors of AEROFLOT OJSC, RZhD OJSC.