|Moscow State University, BS||1996|
Ilya Ponomarev has more than 20 years of international operational and investment experience working in high technology industries with primary focus on IT and energy. During recent decade it was complemented with active political and social life involvement as well as government relations practice.
Currently Ilya is a member of Russian Parliament â€“ State Duma, Social Democrat representing Novosibirsk â€“ the capital of Siberia, and chairing Hi-Tech developing subcommittee, introducing legislation to support emerging innovation economy in Russia. Among his recent achievements is the amendment to the Civil Code, legalizing LLPs in Russia, and Net Businesses Act. He also heads International Business Development, Commercialization and Technology Transfer for Skolkovo Foundation â€“ managing company of the project chaired by Pres. Medvedev, which is to become the spinal cord of Russian innovation ecosystem.
Before being elected, Hon. Ponomarev was working for Secretary of IT and Telecom as national coordinator for hi-tech parks task force - $6 bln. private-public project to develop a network of small settlements across the country for fostering innovation and R&D activities.
Earlier Ilya held various positions in government offices and private companies. Most remarkable positions include:
Before joining Schlumberger, Ilya was among founders of two successful high technology start-ups in Russia. His first job position was in Institute for Nuclear Safety (IBRAE), Russian Academy of Sciences.
Ilya Ponomarev is member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (IT), Council for Foreign and Defense Policies, Council for National Strategy, fellow at â€œOpen Russiaâ€ foundation. Hon. Ponomarev is supervising innovation policies research at Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR, think-tank chaired by Pres. Medvedev), and political studies at Institute of Globalization Studies (IPROG). He is member of Central Committee, Political Party â€œFair Russiaâ€ (Social Democrats). Hon. Ponomarev is an author of numerous research papers and magazine articles about new economy development, regional policies and international relations.