President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia)
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow.
Graduated from the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction Institute (MADI) and received MBA from the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Since 1979 Sergey Katyrin has taken top positions in the Young Communist League of the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction Institute (MADI) and YCL's Moscow City Committee.
Sergey Katyrin took an active part in the establishment and development of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, since its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. In 1991-1992 worked as a head of Headquarters and in 1992 became vice-president and member of the Board of the CCI of Russia.
Sergey Katyrin was elected President of the CCI of Russia at the 6th CCI of Russia’s Congress in March 2011.
Coordination of the national chambers of commerce and industry network, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions; and cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels, are high-priority tasks of Sergey Katyrin’s activities as President of the CCI of Russia.
Sergey Katyrin represents the CCI of Russia in major non-governmental business associations. He is a member of the Russian Government Commission on Competition and Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and has a membership in many others important public and advisory official bodies.
At the same time, Sergey Katyrin is engaged in the international activities of the CCI of Russia being the Chairman of the Russian Chapter of the BRICS Business Council, the Chairman of the Russian Chapter of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council, and member of the Council of Chief Executives of CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
From 2006 to 2012 Sergey Katyrin served as Deputy Secretary of the Russian Public Chamber.
He is awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” IV class, the Order of Friendship, the Order of Honour, the Medal "For Labour Valour" and a number of other state and public awards.