Biography

Chikunov, Alexander. Born in Krasnoyarsk, USSR, in 1963. In 1985 received a degree in Economics from Novosibirsk State University. During 2002-08, years of the Russian electricity sector reform, worked as a top manager for Russia’s largest energy (electricity and heat) company “RAO UES”. At the end of 2008 realized that he wanted to live “to make the World (and the Future) better”. Created “Rostock Group” that sponsors projects both aimed at improving the future for the humanity and conceived to be significant for the society as a whole – primarily those ones that may radically increase the human lifespan, fight Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related illnesses, etc. In 2010, having read Peccei’s works as well as D. Meadows’ “The Limits to Growth”, focused on the question “Is it possible and how to prevent the global catastrophe?” In 2011 co-founded “Institute of World Ideas” to find answers, prepare “the action plan” for the business and government and become “a bridge” between thinkers and decision makers.