Graduated from the Faculty of Geography at Lomonosov Moscow State University, an expert on economic geography of foreign countries. In her professional career, Svetlana focused mainly on management and public relations. 2016 – Senior vice-president, Head of Marketing and Communications at Sberbank Group. 2003-2014 – Lead a major international company - Multimedia media holding RIA Novosti for 11 years. Formed the spirit of innovation and of a continuously developing company, responsive to market demands. 2001 - 2003 - The first vice-president of the largest privately held PR-Companies - CJSC "Public affairs & Public relations Company" (CROS). 1992 - 2000 - Deputy Head of the department of Information and Analytical Support and Communications at CJSC «Media - Most." Participated in the creation of the first independent Russian media: NTV, Echo of Moscow, the newspaper "Segodnya" and others. A prominent philanthropist and community activist, Svetlana has received many professional, government and state awards.