About Chairman

Aleksei Kudrin is one of the key economy experts of Russian Federation, he has vast experience in the sphere of financial control and perfect understanding of financial management processes at different governmental levels.

His regional experience was formed in 1992-1993 when he was the Head of the Saint Petersburg Mayor’s Office Financial Department. Later on in 1993-1996 on the positions of the Deputy, First Deputy of the Mayor, member of the Saint Petersburg Government, Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Committee for Economy and Finance at the Saint Petersburg Mayor’s Office Aleksei Kudrin paid special attention to the effective and efficient use of public funds.

In 1996-1997 Aleksei Kudrin continued working on the improvement of public resources (including financial resources) management and control mechanisms at the federal level holding the position of the Deputy Head and Comptroller General of the Russian President Office.

In 2000-2011 Aleksei Kudrin was the Russian Minister of Finance and was repeatedly recognized Finance Minister of the Year by reputable British financial publications. As the Russian Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin contributed to Russia’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF). After Russia’s accession to FATF in 2003 it was following all the recommendations (rules) of the organization.

As the Minister of Finance Aleksei Kudrin managed to significantly improve Russia’s position in Open Budget Survay.

In 2012-2018 Aleksei Kudrin held leading positions in economy strategic development organizations (Center for Strategic Research).

At the moment Aleksei Kudrin is the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, and Chair of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) for the period 2019-2022, which has 195 members supreme audit institutions (SAIs) all over the globe.

Scientific and social activity

In 2018 defended a doctoral dissertation on the topic "Theoretical and methodological approaches to the implementation of a balanced and effective budget policy".

  • Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg State University
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gaidar Institute
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Arctic Federal University
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian School of Economics
  • Member of the Council under the President of Russia for the implementation of state policy in the field of protecting families and children
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the European University at St. Petersburg
  • Co-Chairman of the Mariinsky Theater Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage

INTOSAI Chair mandate

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The Congress of INTOSAI is the supreme organ of the Organization and is composed of all Full, Associate and Affiliate Members. Once every three years it holds regular meetings, each of which shall be chaired and convened by the head of the SAI of the country in which the Congress is held.

The head of the SAI of the country in which the last preceding Congress was held, will be Chair of the Governing Board.

The Governing Board meets annually to provide strategic leadership, stewardship, and continuity between Congresses.

The tasks of the Governing Board are:

  1. to take in the time between Congresses all measures deemed by it necessary to attain INTOSAI’s aims, including, in particular, performance of the tasks assigned to the Governing Board by the Congress. All decisions and resolutions presented to Congress have to be presented to Governing Board first.
  2. to revise and approve the INTOSAI Statutes and the INTOSAI Strategic Plan prior to endorsement by the Congress; and monitor the implementation of strategic plan;
  3. to approve the Terms of Reference, and leadership of the INTOSAI Goal Committees;
  4. to determine whether the qualifications of the Supreme Audit Institutions or institutions (in case of application for Associate Membership or Affiliate Membership) wishing to join INTOSAI meet admission requirements and to decide on their admission;
  5. to recognize Regional Organizations;
  6. to establish committees and appoint their chairs;
  7. to approve the triennial budget, including any recommendations for
    the adjustment of membership dues;
  8. to approve the annual budgets, also in consideration of the implementation of
    the Strategic Plan of INTOSAI;
  9. to approve the necessary steps in case of an accumulated surplus as established in the INTOSAI Financial Regulations and Rules;
  10. to review and approve the annual report of the General Secretariat and to submit it together with its own comments to the Congress for endorsement;
  11. to recommend the Supreme Audit Institutions responsible for hosting the International Journal of Government Auditing and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) for six-year renewable terms to the Congress.

The Congress determines, upon a proposal from the Governing Board, the country whose SAI will host the next Congress.

The Supervisory Committee on Emerging Issues is chaired by the Chair of the INTOSAI Governing Board and reports directly to Governing Board.