Dr. Roman Chukov has graduated with bachelor and master’s degree (cum laude) from the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University. He holds a PhD degree in political science, has a number of scientific publications on institutionalization of the G7, G20 and BRICS and was twice awarded by the state for working at the Russian G20 and BRICS presidencies in 2013-2015. For more than nine years Roman has been involved in the G8, G20 and BRICS youth, academic and civil society initiatives on behalf of Russia. Since 2015 till now he also works as a Research Fellow at the Russian Federal State Budgetary Science Institute of Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as in the National Committee on BRICS Research. In 2016 and till now he serves as the Russian Y20 Sherpa for ensuring further continuity of Y20 work on international scale and Chair of the Board at the Russian Centre for Promotion of International Initiatives.