Dmitry Polikanov was born in 1975 in Moscow. In 1998 he graduated with honors the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
His job experience includes top manager positions in various international, public and NGO structures – the PIR Center (the Russian Center for Policy Studies), ICRC delegation in Moscow, All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), Central Executive Committee of the United Russia Party, Russian Geographical Society.
In 2014-2020 he was President of the Deaf-Blind Support Foundation “Con-nection”. Since 2019 he has been working in the Executive Committee of the Popular United Front, a presidential movement.
In 2017-2020 he also chaired the Board of the Donors’ Forum.