The Board is a permanent collegial body of RUSSOFT management. It consists of 12 representatives: the Chairman of the Board and 10 members of the Management Board from RUSSOFT memberы, also President of RUSSOFT is ex officio a member of the Board. Each member of the Board has one casting vote. The Chairman of the Board has an equal vote with other members of the Board.

Under the purview of the Board:

  • Admitting and expelling companies from RUSSOFT;
  • Setting annual membership fees;
  • RUSSOFT participation in other organizations;
  • Establishing subsidiaries and open RUSSOFT offices;
  • Adoption and correction of the RUSSOFT budget.

The Board meetings are held every month alternately in Moscow and in Saint-Petersburg. The participation in the meetings is open for all the partnership members. For others the participation is available by invitation only.

Oleg Nishonov
Chairman of the Board at RUSSOFT Association, General Director of "Techexpert Information Network" LLC

He has been working in the Codex Group of companies since 1997. He deals with issues of legal support and state regulation of the industry. Participated in the industry working group on the development of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, etc. In 2009-11 he was an arbitration assessor of the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. Member of various working groups under the Ministry of Communications of Russia. He has been on the Board of RUSSOFT NP since 2013.

Extensive experience in the development of legislative acts, representing the interests of the industry, participation in various working groups and councils at the FOIV. 27 years of work in an OT company with a service and grocery business. Expertise in government regulation of the IT industry, legal aspects of business, taxes and finance.

Valentin Makarov

Graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in 1978. Completed a course of Manchester Business School (MBS) on the privatization of industrial enterprises in 1993 and a course of advanced training at the Diplomatic Academy on international cooperation in 1997. During the decade from 1978 to 1988 was working as a defence enterprise engineer at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. From 1988 to 1992 - secretary of the USSR Mission to UNESCO. From 1992 to 1995 – deputy director of the office of the ‘Interprivatization’ Fund. From 1995 to 1996 - executive director of the Association of Special Economic Zones of Saint-Petersburg. From 1996 to 2000 - Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of Saint-Petersburg. From 1999 – President of ‘Fort-Ross’ - Saint-Petersburg Consortium of software developers, which was transformed into Non-Commercial Partnership ‘RUSSOFT’ after merging with NSDA Association in 2004. Valentin Makarov is also a member of the Board of APKIT, a member of the Expert Council at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, a member of the IT-Associations at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The leader of the SafeNet working group at the National Technology Initiative.

Maxim Bolotov

He has more than 50 scientific publications and 5 certificates of state registration of software. Graduated from Taganrog State Radio Engineering University. 

He was repeatedly included in the TOP 250 of the All-Russian rating of the СEO magazine. Since 2016, Member of the Board of RUSSOFT. 

Ensured the interaction of RUSSOFT with the IT Education Support Fund of the Rostov Region and with the Agency for Digital Development and Communications of the Krasnodar Territory. An active member of the RUSSOFT Committee for the development, training and retraining of personnel. He co-organized the All-Russian youth IT forum "FEATURE".

Alexander Egorov
Founder and CEO of Reksoft

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. Holds an MBA degree from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Member of the Management Board since 2002, twice was its chairman. More than 30 years in the Russian software industry. He has extensive experience in promoting on the international and Russian markets in both service and product models. 

Mentor of Skolkovo, member of the Grant Committee of the Russian IT Development Fund. Since 2022, advisor to the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications on "IT Services". Oversees the RUSSOFT Digital Transformation and Import Independence Committee.

Roman Kletskikh
GR Director of NAUMEN Group

He has been in the GR industry for 29 years. Has a legal education, MBA. MGIMO and RANEPA Certificates in GR and Public Administration. Held senior GR positions in companies: Consultant Plus, 1C, InfoWatch, MDG.

RUSSOFT's representative in APKIT, in particular: Member of the Council for the Development of Certification of IT Specialists.Representative of RUSSOFT in the Expert Council on Regulatory Policy at the ANO "Digital Economy". Head of the IT Committee in the Association "National Champions". Previously, he headed the export committee at the Domestic Software ARPP, was a member of the jury of the Moscow Export Center, lobbied for International Factoring in Russia.

Expert of ANO "Digital Economy" (Working Groups Artificial Intelligence, Digital technologies, Digital public Administration).Member of the Council for the Development of Information Technologies and the Digital Economy of the CCI. IFRIT and FSI expert (Bortnik Foundation).

Sergey Lozhkin
Co-founder and CEO of PIX Robotics

Graduate of the Physics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has been actively engaged in consulting and project management in the field of digital business transformation for more than 20 years.

The winner of the XXIII Russian Management Competition "Manager of the Year 2019" in the category "Management Consulting", is included in the "Top 100 IT leaders" of 2023 according to the Global CIO. In 2023, he became the winner of the contest of the best new domestic brands in Russia in the nomination "Information Technologies" from ASI and Roscongress.

He is an invited lecturer of educational programs for business on the topics of management and digitalization of companies, business development in international markets.

Olga Minaeva
Government Relations Director, ABBYY Russia

She has higher legal and economic education (specialization – international business), completed her studies at the HSE GR-elective. Work experience in the GR direction is about 10 years.

During her activity, she was an expert of the working groups "Artificial Intelligence", "Digital Technologies", "Legal Regulation", a participant in the rating "TOP 1000 best managers of Russia". She took an active part in the formation of proposals for measures to support the IT industry at the sites of IT associations in the period 2020-2022.

Currently, she is a member of the Council for the Development of Information Technologies and the Digital Economy of the CCI of the Russian Federation.

Dmitry Odintsov
Development Director of TrueConf

He has more than 28 years of experience in IT. Until 2005, he was the IT Director of the international direction of AFK Sistema. 

Since 2021, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Documentary Telecommunications. In 2022-2023, he was engaged in supporting communications and joint work of the associations ADE, ARPP "Domestic Software" and RUSSOFT. He is a member of the expert commission of the CCR "Communication Services".

Vladimir Rubanov
Chief Technical Officer

For more than 10 years, he headed system software development businesses (founder of Rosplatform, Vice President of Virtuozzo (Parallels Group), CTO/CEO of ROSA "Russian Operating Systems"). Previously - 10 years of scientific career (Head of the operating systems sector of ISP RAS). 

Expert of specialized working groups under the Government of the Russian Federation. Executive Secretary of the Subcommittee on Standardization of Programming Languages in ISO. Lecturer at MIPT and MSU.  An active member of the Russian community of developers of free (open-source) software.

Maria Rukavishnikova
Founder & CEO at GetMobit I Hi-Tech Visioner I Ph.D of Economic Sciences

Founder, visionary and CEO of the Russian technology company Getmobit. Responsible for the strategic vision and development of the company. 

Nominee of the rating of the professional IT community "Top 100 IT leaders" of Russia (2022, 2023). Candidate of Economic Sciences. She has worked in senior positions in Russian and international IT companies, including Aquarius LLC, Autograph LLC, Systematics LLC, NCC, IBM Corporation.

The main focus in the work of the associations is the integration of positions and the development of unified approaches to promote the interests of innovative companies (small businesses), the protection of positions at the federal and corporate levels.

Alexey Smirnov
Chairman of the Directors Board, Basalt SPO

In IT-industry since 1980, among other things, he was engaged in the development of image recognition systems, automatic proof search systems, simulators. Since the mid-1990s, he has been engaged in the development, localization and implementation of free software. Attaches great importance to the participation of Russian developers in key international free software development projects. Defends the need for the widespread use of SPO in OT-education at all levels.

Member of the Expert Council at the Ministry of Finance on the formation of a Unified register of Russian programs. Freelance Advisor to the Minister of Digital Development on operating Systems. Chairman of the Central Committee "Operating Systems".

Dmitry Shushkin
Advisor to the Director General of Metamodel Group LLC

In the IT industry since 2003. Worked at ABBYY for 17 years. He held positions from a project manager to Director general. Has global expertise in the development and marketing of Russian software.

Co-founder of three Russian software companies. Investor. Expert on Russian software and AI at the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation.

As part of the RUSSOFT Board oversees the AI Committee, and also develops the presence of the Association's companies in the Middle East.