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Maksim Sokolov

Minister of Transport, Russia

Maksim Sokolov was appointed Russia’s Minister of Transport in May 2012, having been Director of the Government Department of Industry and Infrastructure since 2009. Prior to this, he was a Member of the Saint Petersburg Government and Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade. From 2004 to 2009, Sokolov was Chairman of the Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects for the city of Saint Petersburg. From 1999 to 2004 he was Director-General of Corporation S., and from 1992 to 1999, Director-General of Rossiya. Previously, Sokolov was a Lecturer at the Economics Department of Saint Petersburg State University.