UC RUSAL and En+Group President; Basic Element Group Chairman of the Supervisory Board and shareholder of its major assets. He is a Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Russian National Committee and a member of the Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Council, an advisory body to the Russian Government. In 2007 Deripaska was appointed by the President of Russia to represent the country on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC). He founded one of the largest private charity foundation in Russia "Volnoe Delo". He graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and later received a degree from the Plekhanov Academy of Economics (Moscow).