Sergei F. Sutyrin is a Professor and World Economy Department Head at St. Petersburg State University, WTO Chair holder since 2010. In addition to his professorship at SPSU he has delivered lectures in several Universities in Finland, Germany, Japan. Research interests of Prof. Sutyrin include Russian foreign economic relations, international trading system and global governance. He is an author of more than 250 books, pamphlets and articles in different fields of economic theory. Sutyrin has been involved in many research and educational projects funded in particular by EU, DAAD, CIDA, International Trading Center.