Changing the financial landscape

Igor Yurgens, Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

1952 – Born in Moscow
1974 – Graduated, Moscow State University
1980 - Officer of International Relations Department, UNESCO
1991 - Department Chairman, General Confederation of Trade Unions, Moscow
1996 – Chairman, Board of Directors, MESCO, Moscow
2000 – Member of Expert Council for Insurance and Non-State Pensions of the Russian Federation State Duma
2001 – Vice President and Executive Secretary, Russia Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Today we will talk about the world economy. The G20 summit in Washington is expected to discuss measures to stave off a global recession. Opposing views on how to regulate financial markets and the role of institutions like the International Monetary Fund have already surfaced. And the biggest question is whether broader groupings like the G20 should supplant the elite G7 club as the main forum governing the world economy. We will discuss it today with Igor Yurgens, the Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.