Ceremony of official coming to office of Governor of Ivanovo Region Pavel Konkov who won elections of September 14 took place on Friday. Correspondent of Interfax reported this.
In the hall of the state philharmonic society of Ivanovo Konkov swore to serve residents of the region devotedly and to fulfill his duties honestly on the Constitution of Russia and Bylaws of Ivanovo Region in presence of members of the regional government, members of the regional parliament, heads of municipalities, top-ranking officials of Ivanovo City and representatives of public organization of the region and mass media.
He thanked residents of the region for big confidence expressed for him and remarked that in his activity he would be guided by principles of openness, responsibility, unity and self-esteem.
According to Konkov, development of industry and infrastructure, construction of housing and roads, enforcement of order in the housing and public utilities sector and forestry sector, support of agriculture and social sector will be the key direction of work.
The head of the region stressed, "I will do anything possible for every resident of Ivanovo Region to be proud that he is from Ivanovo."
Deputy representative of the President of Russia in the Central Federal District Nikolai Konstantinov, representatives of the regions, security agencies, business and clergy participated in the solemn inauguration ceremony.
During the elections Konkov nominated by One Russia party scored 80.32% of votes of the voters with 36.85% attendance.
Since October of 2008, Konkov has been senior deputy chair of the government of Ivanovo Region and was the head of the economic development section.
In October of 2013, he was appointed as acting governor of Ivanovo Region by a decree of the President.
Konkov was born in Ivanovo in 1958, he graduated secondary school No. 32 with golden medal and from the Moscow Textile Institute cum laude. He studied in Stockholm School of Economics Russia. He worked at Klimov machine-building plant in Moscow Region and had post-graduate studies. In 1984, he returned to Ivanovo. In Ivtekmash association he passed a path from foreman to director of production and secretary of the communist party committee of the association.
Since 1996, he worked in business structures. He was director of department, technical director, president of Megapolis company. Afterwards, he was general director, chair of the Board of Directors of Kolobovo weaving mill. He was executive director of finishing factory Krasny Oktyabr.
He was member of the third convocation of the legislative assembly of Ivanovo Region. Between 2003 and 2004, he was chair of the legislative assembly.
Between 2004 and 2008, he was the head of Ivanovo textile association.
Konkov is deputy chair of the committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia for enterprise in textile and consumer industries and chair of the board of guardians of the Shuya orphanage.
He was decorated with medal of order "For merits to the Fatherland" of the second degree (2004), certificates and gratitude letters of the Governor of Ivanovo Region. He is an honorable textile worker of Russia.
He is married. There are two adult sons in the family.

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