Biography of Igor YurgensIgor Yuryevich Yurgens - a high-class specialist in the economic sphere, the president of such non-profit non-governmental organizations, such as the All-Russian Union of Insurers and the Russian Union of Motor Insurers; an influential expert and former head of the board of the Institute of Contemporary Development.
Yurgens Igor Yuryevich
A number of his statements about the Russian people, the drama of the consequences of the rejection of the Crimea and, in general, interference in the affairs of Ukraine, as well as the full-scale slide of the Russian Federation into isolationism, some mass media considered Russophobic.
Childhood and family of Igor YurgensThe current recognized expert in the field of reforms in the most important areas of state policy was born on November 6, 1952 in Moscow. His mother, Lyudmila Yakovlevna, taught music. The paternal grandfather, an ethnic German, was the financial director of the Nobel oil company in Baku. His father, Yuri Teodorovich, headed the Azerbaijani Central Committee of the trade unions of oil industry workers and the publishing house of the newspaper Trud.
Igor Yurgens studied political economics
In 1980, Igor Yuryevich was assigned to the Central Committee of the Communist Party in the capital of France, where he worked for the next five years in the UN International Committee on Education. Returning to Russia, he continued to work at the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions. His position was part of the Politburo nomenclature, which implied the presence of a black "Volga", special rooms and other privileges.
Career Igor YurgensIn the early 1990s, an expert in economics,expanded the sphere of professional activity in the field of finance and investment by visiting Ruben Aganbegyan’s courses in the evenings, he was elected to the leadership of the new structure - the General Confederation of Trade Unions. By the end of the year, Igor Yurgens headed the Mesco International Company, which was engaged in the protection of property interests in insurance claims, then the National Union of Insurers, and later the core department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. However, he was responsible for the activities of the Bureau, which included the 28 richest people in the state.
Igor Yurgens engaged in insurance
In 2003, he was elected a member of the Public Organization, established by decree of the leader of the state, which was designed to address the issues of investing pension funds. In the same period, the economist was among thosefor whose signature they opened an open letter to Putin criticizing the aggressive behavior of the country's leadership in the person of the Prosecutor General’s Office towards the Yukos oil company.
In 2005, an experienced economist became deputy president of Renaissance Capital, joined the collective leadership of the National Association of Stock Market Representatives, the domestic branch of the Swiss manufacturer Nestle, an American supplier in the field of IT technologies Hewlett-Packard, the oil and gas concern British Petroleum.
In 2008, Igor Yurgens became one of the founders of the party “Fair Russia”, as well as the head of a new analytical institution - the Institute of Modern Development - which united the country's leading economic experts: Yevgeny Gontmakher, Vladimir Maui, Elvira Nabiullina, Arkady Dvorkovich.
Personal life of Igor YurgensIgor Yurgens is married. His wife, Irina, taught at the International University in Moscow. The couple raised a daughter, Catherine, who was born in 1977. She is a top manager at Blue Sky PR.
Igor Yurgens is married and has a daughter
He likes to read not only educational and professional literature, but also works of art, such as the psychological detective stories of Daphne du Maurier. In an interview, Yurgens noted that he plans to write about everything that he had to go through in life - about the Emergency Committee, about the attempts of oligarchic coups, about work during Medvedev's presidency.
He celebrated his 60th anniversary in the Yusupov Palace on the Moika. Not only the loving daughter and wife came to congratulate him, but also many friends, among whom were Anatoly Chubais and Oleg Soskovets.
Igor Yurgens todayThe economist and social activist is known for his statements, which often cause some irritation among representatives of domestic power structures. The expert repeatedly baptized in the media by the “Kremlin liberal” announced the need to improve the political structure of the country,expressed conviction of the importance of non-interference of state bodies in economic life, its modernization and the eradication of the existing dependence on the sale of petroleum products abroad.
Speech by Igor Yurgens at the MEF
In 2016, the media reported on the negotiations that are underway regarding the entry of an economist into the right-wing liberal party.
Yurgens is convinced that in order to develop the insurance market in Russia, it is necessary to introduce the principles of public-private cooperation. In this regard, he announced his intention to make a proposal to the leadership of the country on the transfer of compulsory medical insurance to private firms.
Interview with Igor Yurgens on the activities of auto fighters