MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed Mikhail Mishustin as Chairman of Russia’s Government, the Kremlin press service reports citing the signed presidential decree.

Earlier, the State Duma gave its consent to the appointment of Mishustin as Chairman of Russia’s Government by a majority vote; 383 lawmakers voted affirmatively, 41 MPs abstained.

On January 15, Putin offered Mishustin, the head of the Federal Tax Service, to take a post of Prime Minister and submitted the candidacy to the lower house of parliament for approval.

Addressing to the State Duma MPs, Mishustin said that new ministers and government members will be personally responsible for achieving national development goals. He is also going to actively work with regions to perform tasks put by the President.

He also believes it necessary to solve problems related to the investment protection, withdrawal of administrative barriers for businesses, creation of a positive investment climate and many others.

Mikhail Mishustin was born in Moscow in 1966. In 1989, he graduated from the Moscow Machine Tool Design Institute with the computer-aided-design occupation. He is the Doctor of Economics and Full State Counsellor I Class of the Russian Federation.

In August 1998, he was appointed as a deputy chief of the Federal Tax Service; and from March 1999 to March 2004 he acted as a deputy tax minister. From March 2004 to December 2006, he led the Federal Agency for the Cadastre of Real Properties; from January 2007 to March 2008, he was a head of the Federal Agency for the Administration of Special Economic Zones.

In March 2008, Mishustin became a president of UFG Asset Management investing institutional

and private capital in Russia and other CIS countries since 1996.

On April 6, 2010 he took the post of a head of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.