Civil Service and Personnel Directorate of the Moscow Government

Directorate Head

Alexandra Aleksandrova


  • Born 28 November 1972, Minsk.
  • 1995: Graduated from the Philosophy and Economics Faculty at the Belarusian State University.
  • 1999: Obtained an MA at the University of Manchester (UK).
  • 1999: Continued her postgraduate education by studying Sociology at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
  • PhD (Sociology).
  • 2001-2011: Underwent training in general and personnel management. Fluent in English.
  • 1998-2000: Worked at the Effective Policy Foundation, took part in election campaigns in Moscow. Supervised information campaigns for the Centre of Strategic Projects.
  • 2000-2008: Worked at Ward Howell International, a company specialising in headhunting and executive search. Held the posts of Project Manager, Development and Education Manager, and Operations Manager. In addition to commercial projects, successfully sought out and evaluated managers for the civil service and executive authorities in Russia’s constituent entities.
  • 2008-2011: Held the post of Deputy Head and Deputy General Director of the United Russia nationwide party project «Personnel Reserve: the Country’s Professional Team». Supervised the development and introduction of the concept of forming a personnel reserve to service state and party needs, and also oversaw the project’s operational management.
  • January 2011-present: Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate of the Moscow Government.
  • 6 June 2013: Appointed Acting Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate.
  • 7 October 2013: Appointed Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate.
  • Married, with a hobby in Moscow’s cultural heritage.

About the Directorate

Areas of activity

  • Formulating proposals for shaping the personnel policy of the Moscow mayor and Moscow government, and seeing this policy implemented within Moscow’s statutory bodies with a view to increasing their efficiency.
  • Preparing proposals to improve legislation on the civil service and implementing it in Moscow’s statutory bodies.
  • Preparing, jointly with Moscow’s executive authorities, proposals to improve the structure of Moscow’s executive authorities, the mayoral administration, and the Moscow government.
  • Providing personnel for the Moscow mayor, the Moscow government, the mayor and Moscow government administration, as well as for Moscow’s executive authorities, in compliance with the decisions of the Moscow mayor and Moscow government.
  • Forming a Moscow government personnel reserve.
  • Organising professional personnel training for the civil service and the additional professional education of state civil servants in Moscow; forming, placing and executing Moscow government orders for the additional professional education of civil servants.
  • Organising and implementing the awarding of state decorations of the Russian Federation and decorations of Moscow to employees and residents of Moscow. Providing organisational and technical support for commissions and councils dealing with issues of personnel policy or civil service set up in the mayoral and Moscow government administration in compliance with the laws of the city of Moscow, and decisions made by the Moscow mayor or the Moscow government. Coordinating the activities of Moscow’s statutory bodies concerned with joining, pursuing and terminating employment with the civil service, and overseeing the observance of civil service laws in Moscow’s statutory bodies.