Born in 1966 in Ulyanovsk. In 1990 he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance with a degree in "Economic Cybernetics", then from the postgraduate school at St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance, Executive MBA program at the Higher School of Economics, DBA in IBS Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Trained in the ESC-Lyon (Ecole Superior de Commerce), SDA Bocconi University, Henley Management College etc.
Evgeny dealt with operating and corporate management in Russian and foreign companies, was the head of business development, financial management and human resources departments. From 2009 to present, he is an independent director on the Board of directors of Russian companies, the director general of venture capital company RESII, the director of The DBA programme at The International school of business of the Financial University.
Evgeny Plaksenkov is included in the list of the 50 best independent directors according to the Russian Association of Independent Directors, is nominated for the "Aristos-2008" in the category "Financial Director". In 2008, he topped the rating of the Russian Managers Association and "Kommersant" newspaper "Top 1000 Russian Managers" in the category «Professional Services - Financial Director».
Evgeny Plaksenkov currently engaged in corporate management, venture capital business, teaching and research.