Olga Golodets

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Date of birth: 01.06.1962

Age: 54

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: Russia


Olga Golodets was born June 1, 1962 in Moscow.

In 1984 Golodets graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, and in 1990 - post-graduate Institute of Labor USSR State Committee. In the same year she defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of economic sciences. While studying in graduate school, Golodets, according to official biographies, engaged in scientific activities in the Central Research Laboratory of the Research Institute of Labor labor resources and employment problems of the RAS Institute.

In 1997 he took the position of Director Golodets Social Fund programs "Reformugol" - an organization operating on the basis of an agreement concluded by the Russian government and the World Bank. In particular, the fund Golodets involved, according to media reports, "the creation of new jobs for the miners."

In 1999 Golodets led the management of social policy and personnel of the company "Norilsk Nickel". In 2001 she was appointed deputy governor of the Taimyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous District on social issues, Alexander Khloponin, before his election to this office who served as general director of "Norilsk Nickel". In December 2001, Golodets returned to the "Norilsk Nickel", becoming deputy CEO Mikhail Prokhorov, Human Resources and Social Policy. In the spring of 2006 under the control of "Norilsk Nickel" was transferred to the pension fund, "Interros-Dignity", renamed the NPF "Norilsk Nickel", and Olga Golodets won him the post of chairman of the board. In future work Golodets in the "Norilsk Nickel" and other structures belonging to Prokhorov, has allowed a number of media outlets to call her "creature" and "right hand" of the businessman. Golodets itself noted in an interview with reporters that the work in the "Norilsk Nickel" has become a serious school for her.

As the deputy general director of "Norilsk Nickel", Golodets was repeatedly awarded professional awards. Thus, in November 2004, the Association of Managers named it the best Russian personnel director, and in November 2007 had established Golodets Managers Association and the publishing house "Kommersant" premium "Aristos" in the category "Best HR Director."

In July 2008, during the co-owners of the business section of "Norilsk Nickel" Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Potanin, Golodets left the company. She took the post of executive director of the group Onexim Prokhorov and has headed the board of directors of the insurance company belonging to the group of "consent". It was noted that in the future under the leadership of the company-insurer Golodets by 2010 was able to achieve significant improvements in performance: a fourteenth line in the ranking of hundreds of the best insurance companies she rose to eighth.

After the departure of the "Norilsk Nickel" Golodets, however, while it continued to lead the board of the pension fund, which has been included among the assets of Onexim Group. In this position it remained until December 16, 2008, when the fund return after the control of "Norilsk Nickel", departed Potanin, the council was forced to resign. At the end of December 2008 it became known that the company sent to the former management of NPF, including Golodets, requesting them to voluntarily give up life pensions assigned to them in accordance with the pension scheme, previously developed social policy service MMC. According to the newspaper "Kommersant", Olga Golodets itself as the head of the Foundation Council relied monthly pension payments in the amount of 200 thousand rubles. Later svedeniyo reaction of the former leaders of NPF at the request of "Norilsk Nickel" in the media is not found (approx. Ed).

In an official press release, "Norilsk Nickel" reported that Golodets initiated the creation in December 2007, the All-Russia inter-sectoral association of employers - producers of nickel and precious metals, and then topped it (according to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the president of the Association she began in July 2008 ). It was also noted that Golodets and top managers of MMC, which is to bring together members of the council, and after leaving the "Norilsk Nickel" continued to perform the duties of the organization leaders. Combining Golodets headed until December 2010.

In 2009 Golodets featured in the media as a member of the board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) (in the same year of the reign of the RSPP Bureau entered and Prokhorov). In 2010, the press called her deputy Prokhorov as the chairman of the committee on the labor market and human resources strategies RSPP. In that position, the businessman offered a number of the Committee`s amendments to the Labour Code, including redundancies and simplify the introduction of 60-hour work week with the employee`s consent. However, the Committee`s proposals have caused a negative reaction in the society and have not been adopted by the State Duma.

December 2, 2010, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin appointed Golodets his deputy on health and education. Another deputy mayor Lyudmila Shvetsova was instructed to "be responsible for social support, housing policy and work with civil society organizations." Thus, with the advent of Golodets Shvetsova, which under the previous mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov was responsible for all the social block, it lost a large part of the powers. "It`s a tough, strong leader, capable of operating It is believed that such a person can lead to all." - Described the then Golodets "top manager of one of the largest insurance companies" in an interview with "Kommersant".

December 30, 2011 it was reported that Sobyanin appointed Golodets his deputy for social affairs. It was noted that the "social center" it was decided to re-unite "in one hand" (Shvetsova, the entrance to Moscow`s list of "United Russia" in the elections to the State Duma of the sixth convocation, was elected). The decree on the appointment of Golodets was signed by the mayor of January 10, 2012.

May 21, 2012 Golodets took the post of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the government, where she was assigned to cover the social block. About his new position Golodets wrote as a very high "in the hardware system": it was reported that she "will oversee the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labor actually". The sphere of responsibility also carried demographic and youth policy, education, culture, science, tourism, as well as interaction with the public and religious organizations. It was noted that the post of Deputy Prime Minister Golodets to complete health care reform, to ensure sustainability of the pension system, as well as to adjust labor laws. Soon after his appointment, Golodets announced that it intends to visit all the regions of Russia.

Promulgated in April 2011 Declaration Golodets income allowed the press to call her very wealthy woman in the Moscow government: official`s revenue in 2010 amounted to more than 57 million rubles, in addition, she owned two apartments and a half villa in Switzerland. However, next year Golodets income fell sharply and amounted, according to the declaration, 11.19 million rubles.

Olga Golodets is married and has two children.