Arkady Dvorkovich

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Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.jpg
FIDE President
Assumed office
3 October 2018
Preceded byKirsan Ilyumzhinov
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
21 May 2012 – 7 May 2018
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Preceded byIgor Sechin
Succeeded byAlexey Gordeyev
Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
In office
May 2008 – May 2012
PresidentDmitry Medvedev
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byKonstantin Chuychenko
Personal details
Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich

(1972-03-26) 26 March 1972 (age 49)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Alma materMoscow State University, New Economic School, Duke University

Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich (Russian: Арка́дий Влади́мирович Дворко́вич; 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 Dvorkovich, 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

In 2018, he served as chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee, collaborating closely with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who praised him for his work afterwards.[8] Subsequently, on 3 October 2018, he was elected FIDE President, receiving 103 votes, ahead of 78 votes for FIDE Vice President Georgios Markropoulos; noted English GM Nigel Short withdrew his candicacy only minutes before voting commenced.[8]

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.
  6. ^ a b c RU@CN 俄罗斯联邦政府副总理 (in Chinese). Embassy of Russia in Beijing. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  7. ^ "New Economic School" (PDF). New Economic School. April 2019. pp. 23, 35.
  8. ^ a b "FIFA chief congratulates Russia's Dvorkovich with election as FIDE president". TASS Sports. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2020.

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Preceded by
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President