Yury V. Spiridonov got a PhD degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
From 1987 to 1989 he served in the army of the Soviet Union. Since 1989 he worked in the Institutions of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and was the Deputy Director in science field of the International Institute of the Academy. Then he held the post of the Deputy Head of the Chamber on the population social protection of the Presidential Political consultative Council. Later he was the Advisor to the Deputy Head of Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.
In 2003 he became the Director – Chairman of the Board of the Investment Agency of the Central Federal District. Now Mr. Spiridonov is the President of the Russian Investment Agency “Invest in Russia”.