Director General

Svetlana Chupsheva
Director General, Member of Management Board
2000 — 2004
Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague.
  • Starting from 2000, Svetlana Chupsheva was working at Bank of Russia Samara region branch, then Government of Samara region.
  • In 2001, Svetlana Chupsheva graduated from Samara State Economic Academy with honours.  
2004 — 2011
  • From 2004, Svetlana Chupsheva served as Director General of Samara Regional Government Ranking Agency, then Samara region Economic Development Agency.
  • From 2009, Svetlana Chupsheva became advisor to Deputy Head of Government of Samara region, then advisor to Regional Credit Commercial Bank Ltd. 
2011 — ...
  • From 2011, Svetlana Chupsheva served as ASI Corporate Director. In 2015, she was appointed Head of Social Projects Direction.
  • On February 13, 2017, Svetlana Chupsheva was appointed ASI Director General. 

Svetlana Chupsheva was awarded a certificate of honor of the President of Russia, and certificates of gratitude of the President of Russia and the Mayor of Moscow.

Svetlana Chupsheva is raising four children.

Young Professionals Direction

Dmitry Peskov
Head of Young Professionals Direction
1975 — 2008
 Dmitry Peskov was born in Voronezh in 1975.
  • He graduated from Voronezh State University in 1998.
  • In 1999, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree from the University of Manchester in Political Science.
  •  Since 2000, he worked at MGIMO University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, where he led the development of the university development strategy, the Center for Internet Policy, and the creation of the Russian Association for International Studies. Dmitry Peskov’s last position at MGIMO - Director for Innovation, Deputy Vice-Rector for Research. 
2008 — 2009
  •  In 2008, Dmitry Peskov created the Metaver project group for developing new education formats and projects at the intersection of education and venture economy.
  •  In 2009, Dmitry Peskov became Head of the Department of Strategic Development of OJSC State Joint Stock Company All-Russian Exhibition Center. 
2011 — ...
  • Since August 11, 2011 Dmitry Peskov has been serving as Head of ASI Young Professionals Direction.

Yuliya Khanzhina
Deputy Head of Young Professionals Direction

HR Potential Division

Robert Urazov
Division Director

Zhanna Kadyleva
Director of practice "Competence Development"

Business & Technology Division

Sergey Cherkasov
Division Director

Mikhail Rublevsky
Director of practice "Business communities"

Ecology Division

Maksim Evdokimov
Division Director

Arina Kholshcheva
Director of the practice "Foodsharing"

Eugeny Belov
Director of the practice "Climate adaptation"

Social Projects Direction

Quality of Life Division

Aleksander Pirozhenko
Division Director

1977 — 1999
  • Alexander Pirozhenko was born in Leningrad in 1977.
  • He graduated from the North-Western Academy of Public Administration of the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration in 1999 with a degree in state and municipal administration.
  • After graduating from the Academy, he worked as an assistant to A.V. Shipilov, a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, in St. Petersburg. 
1999 — 2012

  •  In 2000, he was Deputy Director of Economic Programs of the EPI-Center for Economic and Political Research of St. Petersburg. Then in 2004 he took the position of Deputy Head of the Department - Head of the Electric Power Industry Department of the Department for Control and Supervision in the Fuel and Energy Complex in the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
  • During his work, he received a commendation and a certificate of honor from the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
  • In 2008, he was appointed the Director of the Department of Governance in the Economy and Competition Development in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and in 2011 received a certificate of honor from the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.  

2012 - ...
  • Starting from 2012, Alexander began working at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. He started as a Director for the development of priority programs and served in the position for several years.
  • In 2018, Alexander Alexandrovich returned to work at the Agency and headed the Best Practices Direction. 

Ekaterina Zhiganova
Deputy Director of the Division –
Director of the practice of programs in the social sphere

Urban Economy Division

Olga Zakharova
Division Director

1976 — 2008
  • Olga Zakharova was born in Moscow in 1976.
  • In 1999, she graduated from the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology.
  • From 2000 to 2002 she served as Deputy General Director of the Agency of Unusual Travel LLC.
  • From 2002 to 2004 she held the position of Director of the External Advertising Department of LLC "Advertising Agency Silver Rain". 
2009 — 2015

  • From 2005 to 2008 she was General Director of the Mia Shvili fashion house, Mia Shvili CJSC.
  • From 2009 to 2011 she served as Executive Director of Dozhd TV Channel LLC.
  • From 2011 to 2015 took the position of Director of Gorky Park.
  • In 2014, she graduated from the Higher School of Economics. In 2014, she completed professional retraining at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. 

2016 - ...
  • From 2016 to 2017 she served as Managing Director of A-Properties LLC.
  • Since 2018, she has been heading the Project Office for Tourism Development of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. 

Regional Development and Investment Division

Igor Karachin
Division Director

Tatyana Golovina
Deputy Division Director

Rasim Galyamov
Director of the practice "Regional analytics"

Dmitry Abramov
Director of the practice "Priority regional projects"

Laboratory of Initiatives

Andrey Doroshenko 
Head of the Initiative Laboratory
Key initiative:

  • National rating of the investment climate in the regions 

Center for Youth Initiatives

Alexander Vaino 
Head of the Center for Youth Initiatives

Operational Office

Georgiy Belozerov
Chief Operating Officer

1976 – 2004
  • Georgy Belozerov was born in Ekaterinburg in 1976.
  • In 1997, he graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Engineering and Economics. 
  • He established a group of companies in the Ural and Far Eastern regions for waste processing.
2004 – 2014

  • In 2004, he studied under the Presidential Management Training Program, and since 2007, has served as Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Regional Association of Graduates of the presidential program.
  • From 2011 to 2014, he was a chairman of the All-Russian public organization "Russian Management Community of participants of the Presidential Management Training Program-RUS.

2012 - ...
  • 2012-2019 he was a Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.
  • 2014-2019 he served as Deputy Director of the Department of the Government of the Russian Federation for the establishment of the Open Government system. 
  • Since February 2019, he has worked as a Network Director for the Promotion of New Projects, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • From May 25, 2021, he held the position of Corporate Director of the ASI 

Ilya Mamykin
Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Andrey Pysin
Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Leadership Project Support Center

Svetlana Egelskaya
Director of the Center

Digital Development Center

Mikhail Dubtsov 
Director of Digital Transformation

Producer Center of Initiatives

Natalia Kulbjatskaya
Director of the Center

International Relations Office

Mikhail Makarov
Director of the Office

Corporate Office

Olga Levitskaya
Corporate Director

Denis Abdrakhmanov
Director of the Center
for Interaction with Federal Authorities

Vsevolod Kutikov
Director of the Center for Ensuring the Activities of the Supervisory Board and Expert Council

Sergey Skoropistsev
Director of the Center for Strategic Management
and Internal Audit

Administrative Office

Lyudmila Shepeleva
Administrative Director

Svetlana Moskvina
Head of Procurement services

Olesya Yudina
Head of HR Department

Center for Human Capital Development

Ivan Vorobiev
Director for Working with Human Capital

Office of Economics and Finance

Finance Director,
Chief Accountant

Office of the General Director

Igor Karachin
Chief of the Office –
Communications Director

Elena Shishkunova
Press Secretary,
Head of Communications Service