Ksenia Yudaeva was the Head of the Macroeconomic Research Center of Sberbank, the largest Russian commercial bank, with the responsibilities covering macroeconomic development analysis & risks and providing relevant reports to the top management of the bank, investors and general public. She also holds the position of Deputy Head of the Expert Committee at the Russia Government Committee on Enhancing Resilience of the Russian Economy. As a member of the Committee she advises the Government on policy issues related to the global financial and economic situation. Prior to joining Sberbank, Yudaeva worked for several Russian think tanks, including the Center for Strategic Research (the major think tank advising the Ministry of Economy), and Moscow Carnegie Center (Moscow’s arm of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). She has numerous articles in Russian press and publications in Russian and international academic journals and conference volumes.