The purpose of the Council's work is to ensure the successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the Organization, coordinate the activities of its governing bodies. The Council of at least 12 members is elected by the Board of the Organization upon the recommendation of the President for a term of 4 years. The President of the Organization is a member of the Council ex officio. The Council has the right, by its decision, to co-opt into its membership new members of the Council with subsequent approval of the decision by the Board of the Organization.
The Board of Trustees is competent to:
- submit proposals to the agenda of the Congress, the Presidium of the Board, the Board;
- make proposals on the Organization’s participation in the international organizations;
- make proposals on human resources matters for consideration by the governing bodies of the Organization;
- make decisions on the forms and procedures for supporting the Organization.
Members of the Board of Trustees have the right to:
- participate in the activities and programs of the Organization and its regional offices;
- receive any information relating to the activities of the Organization;
- give verbal and written recommendations to the Presidium of the Board, the Board of the Organization on any issues of the Organization's activities;
- represent the interests of the Organization in the government bodies and local government, in relations with enterprises, institutions and organizations, as well as individuals.
Members of the Board of Trustees shall refrain from actions which may harm the legitimate rights and interests or reputation of the Organization. The discharge of the duties of the members of the Board is voluntary, personal and gratuitous. The Council meets once every six months. Board meeting may be conducted without joint presence of its members. Organizational and technical support of the Board meetings is provided by the Executive Central Office of the Organization.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of “OPORA RUSSIA”
Sergey R. Borisov
Born in December 26, 1953 in the Serpukhov city, Moscow area.
Married, has two children.
Education: higher, PhD (economy).
1973 - 1978 – student of Moscow State University of Technology n.a. N.E. Bauman (MSUT).
1990 - Case study course of Harvard Business School.
1988 - 1991 – student of the Academy for Foreign Trade (international organizations development).
1997 – 2005 – the President of Moscow Fuel Association.
1998 - 2009 – the President of Russian Fuel Union.
2002 - 2012 – the first President of All-Russian Non-governmental Organization of Small and Medium business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
2002 – 2012 the President of Nonprofit Partnership “All-Russian Union of Business Associations “OPORa”.
2011 – 2014 The Vice-President of Sberbank Russia on development of small and medium business.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of All-Russian Non-governmental Organization of Small and Medium business “OPORA RUSSIA” since November 2012.
Honorary President of “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-profit Partnership “OPORA”
The Deputy Chairman of the Public Council at the central office of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.
The member of Scientific and Consultative Council under the Russian Federation General Prosecutor’s Office.
The member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
The member of the Council on public television of Russia.
The member of the Board of Trustees of the Non-Commercial Partnership “National Business Center of the Forum “Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation”.
The member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of the Lawyers of Russia.
The member of the Presidential Council of the Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade.
The member of the Russian Council on International Affairs.
The Chairman of the Russian side of the Russian - Swiss Working Group on Development of Small and Medium Business under Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation between Russian Federation and Swiss Confederation.
The professor of the Chair of “Theory and practice of business and power interaction” State University – Higher School of Economics.
President of Nonprofit organization “School of Technological Entrepreneurship”.
In 2013 was awarded the Honorary Golden badge of "OPORA RUSSIA".
Awarded medal "In memory of the 850th anniversary of Moscow" (Presidential Decree 26.02.1997).
Awarded the Order of Friendship (Presidential Decree № 422 on conferring state awards of Russia).
Awarded by the President of the Russian Federation with the Gratitude for substantial contribution to development of institutes of civil society and activity for protection of rights and liberty of person and citizen (30.04.2008)
Awarded by the President of the Russian Federation with the Gratitude for the active participation in the campaign by the election of the President of Russian Federation (01.08.2012).
Awarded by the President of the Russian Federation with the Gratitude for the merits in the sphere of small and medium business development and active public activities (February 2019).
International State Awards
Awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (30.03.2011).
By the decision of the Presidential Council of the Russian Business Academy obtains a title “The Honorable Businessman”
Awarded Gold Medal "Public Recognition" for substantial personal contribution to the development of small business in Russia, fruitful activity for deepening dialogue and cooperation of business associations with Government, active citizenship (Chevalier of Golden Badge of Honor, Moscow, 2003).
The winner of the national award of the Expert Council of the Russian Biographical Institute «Person of the year 2004» for the contribution to the development of civil society.
The Chevalier of the International Order of St. Constantine the Great (Russian department).
Awarded the Civil Jubilee Order Silver Star "Public Recognition" (2005).
Awarded of an annual international award RBC "Person of the Year 2008" in the nomination "Head of Non-Governmental Organization" (25.02.2009).
Russian Orthodox Church
The Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of 3rd degrees (14.11.2012).
Awards of Ministries and Government departments
For merits in development of a fuel and energy complex of Russia is given the title “The Honorable Oilman”, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Awarded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation with the Certificate of honor for long-service, high professional level and substantial personal contribution to entrepreneurial development of the Russian Federation.
Awarded by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation with the Certificate of honor for active and fruitful cooperation on creating conditions for the development of small and medium-sized businesses. Medal of the Ministry for Emergency Situations for the commonwealth for the sake of salvation (Order No. 253-K of 09.07.2012).
Awarded by the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation with the Certificate of Merit and Honorary Mark of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation for substantial assistance in strengthening the legality and development of the system of the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation (Order No. 90-PO of the General Prosecutor's Office of 30.07.2012).
Awarded by the Federal Tax Service with the Certificate of honor for the fruitful cooperation with the Federal Tax Service aimed to improving the conditions for the doing business in Russian Federation (Order No. MMV-10-9 / 968 of 14.09.2012)
Awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with the Mark "For contribution to international cooperation" 23.05.13.
Awarded by the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation with the Gratitude for active assistance to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation in realization of its powers in the established sphere of activity" 10.09.13
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor, 23.09.13.
Awarded by the Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation with Gratitude for significant contribution to the development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation, 06.11.13.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor "For joint fruitful cooperation in the field of environmental protection" 09.09.13.
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor «For fruitful cooperation in the implementation of the main directions of State policy in the field of protecting the health of citizens" 09.08.13.
Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor "For merits in the development of the national info communication complex and long-term conscientious work" 03.09.13.
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor "For active participation in the implementation of the state policy for the development of small and medium-sized business in the social sphere" 27.09.13.
Awarded by the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation with Gratitude "For the achieved labor success and long-term conscientious work" 24.09.13.
Federal Customs Service - Certificate of honor "For rendering the practical assistance to the customs authorities of the Russian Federation in solving the issues facing them" 13.12.13.
Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) - Certificate of honor 20.09.13.
Federal Tax Service - Certificate of honor "For the merits in professional work, essential assistance in solving tasks assigned to the Federal Tax Service and in connection with the 60th anniversary" 26.12.13.
Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation - Certificate of honor "For many years of fruitful work, personal contribution to the development of entrepreneurial activities in Russia and in connection with the 60th anniversary" 29.11.13.
Federal Antimonopoly Service - Honorary badge for the merits in the development of competition in Russia (Order No. 944 of May 26, 2016).