Arkady Dvorkovich

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Arkady Dvorkovich
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Dvorkovich in 2018
FIDE President
Assumed office
3 October 2018
Preceded byKirsan Ilyumzhinov
Personal details
Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich

(1972-03-26) 26 March 1972 (age 47)
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Alma materMoscow State University, New Economic School, Duke University

Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich (Russian: Аркадий Владимирович Дворкович; born 26 March 1972)[1] is a Russian public servant and economist, who was Deputy Prime Minister in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet from 21 May 2012 until 7 May 2018. He was previously an Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation from May 2008 to May 2012.

Dvorkovich is considered to be a close confidant of Dmitry Medvedev[2] and an important figure in Russian politics. He rose to prominence during Medvedev's presidency but has recently suffered from the resurgence of Igor Sechin.[3] Since 2015, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Directors in Russian Railways company.

Dvorkovich's father, Vladimir, was an international chess arbiter.[4] Dvorkovich is an official of the Russian Chess Federation and was elected president of FIDE in October 2018, succeeding Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.[5]



Dvorkovich with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, 6 March 2013

Some of Dvorkovich's professional interests are economic regulation, financial management, and tax planning. According to BusinessWeek (2003) Arkady was included in the list of 50 potential world leaders.

Dvorkovich speaks English and German.

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  1. ^ Arkady Dvorkovich Government of the Russian Federation
  2. ^ Clover, Charles; Belton, Catherine (22 December 2011). "Medvedev urges far-reaching reforms". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ ""Роснефть" ждет денег из ФНБ не позднее 1 июня". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Arkady Dvorkovich interview regarding RCF candidate for FIDE President". Chessdom. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  5. ^ Staff writer(s) (3 October 2018). "Arkady Dvorkovich: Russian politician crowned world chess head". BBC.

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Preceded by
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President