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Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.jpg
FIDE President
Assumed office
3 October 2018
Preceded by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
21 May 2012 – 7 May 2018
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Igor Sechin
Succeeded by Alexey Gordeyev
Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
In office
May 2008 – May 2012
President Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Konstantin Chuychenko
Personal details
Born
Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich

26 March 1972 (1972-03-26) (age 49)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Alma mater Moscow State University, New Economic School, Duke University

Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich (Russian: Арка́дий Влади́мирович Дворко́вич; born 26 March 1972) is a Russian public servant and economist, who was Deputy Prime Minister in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet from 21 May 2012 until 7 May 2018. He was previously an Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation from May 2008 to May 2012.

Dvorkovich is considered to be a close confidant of Dmitry Medvedev and an important figure in Russian politics. He rose to prominence during Medvedev's presidency but has recently suffered from the resurgence of Igor Sechin. Since 2015, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Directors in Russian Railways company.

Dvorkovich's father, Vladimir Dvorkovich, was an international chess arbiter. Dvorkovich is an official of the Russian Chess Federation and was elected president of FIDE in October 2018, succeeding Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Education

Career

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Dvorkovich with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, 6 March 2013
  • Since 1994 – consultant, senior expert, CEO, scientific director of the Economic Expert Group of the Ministry of Finance of Russia.
  • Since 2000 – expert in the "Center for Strategic Research"
  • Since August 2000 – adviser to the Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation German Gref
  • Since 2001 – Deputy Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Since April 2004 – Head of Expert Group of President of the Russian Federation
  • Since 13 May 2008 – Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
  • 21 May 2012 until 7 May 2018 – Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

In 2018, he served as chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee, collaborating closely with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who praised him for his work afterwards. Subsequently, on 3 October 2018, he was elected FIDE President, receiving 103 votes, ahead of 78 votes for FIDE Vice President Georgios Markropoulos; noted English GM Nigel Short withdrew his candicacy only minutes before voting commenced.

Some of Dvorkovich's professional interests are economic regulation, financial management, and tax planning. According to BusinessWeek (2003) Arkady was included in the list of 50 potential world leaders.

In addition to Russian, Dvorkovich also speaks English and German.

Honours and awards

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