Head, Federal Anti-monopoly Service
In March 2004, he was appointed the Head, the Federal Antimonopoly Service by the Order of Mikhail Fradkov, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation .
Since 2006 - Chairman, the Interstate Council for Antimonopoly Policy (ICAP) of the CIS Member Countries.
In 1990, he was elected Deputy of the Leningrad Soviet of People’s Deputies, Chairman, the Commission for Ecology and Urban Management.
Since 1995 - Chairman, the Commission for Urban Economy; Chairman, the Budget Committee of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly.
In 1996, he was appointed the First Vice Governor and Chairman, the Finance Committee of the Administration of St Petersburg.
In 1999, he became a Deputy of the third State Duma of the Russian Federation. Deputy Chairman, the Yabloko faction; Deputy Chairman, the Credit Institutions and Financial Market Committee.
In 1983, he graduated from the Leningrad State University with a degree in Biology; in 1998 - from the St. Petersburg State University with a degree in Jurisprudence.
Member of the Government Commission for Monitoring of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation, Government Commission for Administrative Reform, Government Commission on Competition Development and Small Business Support, Steering Committee of the International Competition Network (ICN).
Head, the Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Professor.
Candidate of Science.
Author of 43 scientific articles and inventions, 7 monographs on the budget and economics.Awarded the Fourth Class Order For Merit to the Fatherland. Honored Economist of the Russian Federation.