By the offer of the Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Aysen Nikolaev, the Regional Coordinators Committee approved Vladimir Vasiliev, the Acting Executive Director of the Northern Forum, who worked as Minister for Federal Relations and External Relations, Head of the Department for External Relations, First Deputy Minister for External Relations and Ethnic Affairs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Vladimir Vasiliev has been involved in the activities of the Northern Forum since 1994, participating in many projects, holding the positions of coordinator of the environmental program, president of the Northern Forum Academy (2001-2014), Executive Director of the Northern Forum (2012-2014).
Daryana Maximova, who has been the Acting Executive Director of the Northern Forum since July 2019, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Acting Executive Director.
Daryana Maximova is a recognized expert in the field of international cooperation with the countries of North America, Arctic regional studies, being also a researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences and an Associate Professor at the Department of International Studies at the Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies of the M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University.