Andrey Sharonov joined the team of the Skolkovo Business School in September 2013 after leaving his position as Deputy Mayor in the Moscow Government for Economic Policy. From 2013 to 2016, he was the rector of the business school, and in 2016, appointed president of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Andrey Sharonov was born in Ufa in 1964. He graduated from Ufa Aviation Institute and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and he has a candidate of sociological sciences. From 1989 to 1991, Mr Sharonov was a member of the Soviet parliament, and until 1996, he was Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Youth Affairs. From 1996 to 2007, he worked in the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation as department head, deputy minister and state secretary. From 2007 to 2010, he served as managing director and chairman of the Board of Directors of Troika Dialog Investment Company, where he also headed up the investment banking business.
On 22 December 2010, the Mayor of Moscow appointed Mr Sharonov Deputy Mayor in the Moscow Government for Economic Policy overseeing budgeting, state procurements, industry and policy in support of entrepreneurship, regulating the trade and services market.
Mr Sharonov was awarded the Aristos prize for 'Independent Director' in 2009, the national award 'Director of the Year – 2009' for 'Independent Director' and the international award 'Person of the Year – 2012' for 'Business Reputation'. He also received special award for personal contribution to the development of corporate management in 2016 from the Independent Directors Association and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He was also awarded the Order of Honour and commendations from the President of the Russian Federation, and has the status of an Honoured Economist of the Russian Federation.