Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute for Contemporary Development
Since 2001 has been vice president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Yurgens also is Honorary Council General of Monaco in the Russian Federation.
Mr. Yurgens graduated from the Moscow State University. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and is a professor at the Higher School of Economics.
Starting in 1974 he served in various positions with the international departments of the All-Nation Professional Unions Confederation and of the UNESCO Secretariat.
His previous positions include first group vice president of Renaissance Capital – the Investment Bank for Russia and the CIS (2005-2010), Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee, Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2000-2004); head of the All-Russian Insurance Association (1998-2000); Chairman of the Board of MESKO Insurance Company (1996-1997); and First Deputy of the CIS Trade Union Confederation (1992-1997).
Igor Yurgens has received a number of Russian and international awards including Russian Federation State Order of Honor, the French L’Ordre National du Merite, Orders of the Reverend Sergiy of Radonezh and of Daniil of Moscow from the Russian Orthodox Church.