Management Board Member, Institute of Contemporary Development
Deputy director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).
Dr. Gontmakher graduated with a degree in Geography from Moscow State University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. From 1993 to 1994 he served as Deputy Minister for Social Protection, 1994-1995 – Department Head within the Administration of the Russian Government, 1998-2003 – Head of the Social Development Department of the Cabinet Apparatus, 2003-2004 – Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. 2006-2009 - Head of Social Policy Center, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.