Alexei Chekunkov appointed Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Vladimir Putin signed an executive order appointing Alexei Chekunkov to the post of Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.
“In accordance with Article 83 (e) of the Russian Federation Constitution, Vladimir Putin appointed Alexei Chekunkov Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. This Executive Order shall enter into force on the day of its signing,” the document states.
Earlier, State Duma deputies supported Chekunkov’s appointment to the post of Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.
Born in Minsk on October 3, 1980.
Graduated from the International Economic Relations Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).
2001-2011: Co-managed the Russian direct investment sector, as well as major projects of international and Russian financial organizations, including in Russia’s Far East, namely, the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and the Khabarovsk Territory.
2011-2013: Co-founded the Russian Direct Investment Fund and worked as its Director, Board Member and Investment Committee Member. Oversaw investment in healthcare, energy-saving technologies and the raw materials sector, as well as the establishment of the Russian-Chinese Investment Fund together with the China Investment Corporation (CIC).
2014-2020: General Director of Russia’s Far East and Arctic Development Fund (VEB.RF Group).
2015-2019: Member, Alrosa Supervisory Board.
He is a member of the Government Commission for the Socio-Economic Development of Russia’s Far East and the State Commission for Arctic Development, as well as the Board of Directors at RusHydro.