Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Yaroslav Lissovolik worked in the International Monetary Fund, in Washington, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation (2001–2004). In 2004 he joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist and became Head of Company Research in Russia in 2009, and then a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia in 2011. In 2015-2018 Yaroslav Lissovolik was Chief Economist and subsequently Managing Director of Research and Member of the Management Board at the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). Since 2018 he has been Senior Managing Director — Head of Research at Sberbank Investment Research (CIB).
Besides, Yaroslav Lissovolik is a member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP), Bretton Woods Committee and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Member of the Global Advisory Council, National Academy of Belt and Road Green Development, China. In 2012 Yaroslav Lissovolik became a member of the Government Expert Council.
He has published books on the Russia's entry to the WTO and Russia's integration into the world economy, as well as numerous articles and papers on economic and policy issues.