General Secretary, CCTT
Gennady Bessonov was born in 1950. He graduated from the Fergana Polytechnic Institute in 1973, the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in 1992, and the Higher Diplomatic courses of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001.
He had worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 2005 and held various diplomatic posts in the Central office of the Ministry and abroad. From 2001 to October 2005 Mr. Bessonov had been the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Gothenburg (Sweden). Starting December 2005, Gennady Bessonov is the Secretary General of the CCTT. Starting 2014 Mr. Bessonov is the Trans-European Railway Project Manager (TER) of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Since 2014 Mr. Bessonov is an adviser of the Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO “RZD”.