Ksenia Valentinovna Yudaeva has served as a First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia since September 2013 and was appointed to the Central Bank's Board in October 2013. At the Bank of Russia she is responsible for international relations, macroeconomic forecasting and research and previously oversaw domestic monetary policy. Dr. Yudaeva came to the Bank after spending one year as Chief of the Presidential Experts' Directorate of the RF Presidential Administration, where she was also Russia's Sherpa to the G20 during the Russian presidency. Prior to her government service, Dr. Yudaeva was Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Macroeconomic Research at Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, from 2008 to 2012. She has held positions at several think-tanks in Russia, including Academic Director of the Center for Strategic Research and Scholar-in-Residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Dr. Yudaeva earned a degree in Economics and Mathematics from the Moscow State University, a Master's degree in Economics from the New Economic School and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.