Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, former Russian Deputy Minister of Finance and First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia
Dr. Sergey Aleksashenko is currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a position he’s held since 2015. Mr. Aleksashenko is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.
From 2008 – 2014, Mr. Aleksashenko was a Director of macroeconomic research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and served as a member of the boards for Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, United Grain Company and United Aircraft Corporation.
From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Aleksashenko was a member of the PARNAS party’s Political Council. He was the President of the investment boutique Antanta Capital from 2004-2006, and from 2006-2008 he acted as the President and CEO of Merrill Lynch Russia.
During the 1990s, Mr. Aleksashenko served as a Senior Expert in the Commission on Economic Reform in the Government of the USSR, Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of budgetary planning and tax policy, and First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia in charge of monetary and foreign exchange policy and settlement system. While at the Central bank, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for Sberbank, VTB Bank, Mosnarbank (London) and BCEN-Eurobank(Paris).
After public service in Russia, Mr. Aleksashenko spent ten years in private business as a Managing director of Interros Holding, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Power Machines and Open Investment and and as a member of the Board for Norilsk Nickel and Rosbank.
Mr. Aleksashenko graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1986 and spent four years in the Central Economic-Mathematical Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences where he earned his Ph.D.