Anton Siluanov was born April 12, 1963 in Moscow. First employed by the Russian Finance Ministry in August 1985, Siluanov was named acting finance minister in September 2011, replacing the outgoing Alexei Kudrin.
In 1985, Anton Siluanov graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute, specializing in Finance and Credit. Upon graduation he joined the finance ministry of the Russian Federal Socialist Republic, working initially as an economist and then a senior economist.
Between March 1987 and May 1989, Siluanov completed military service in the Soviet Army. He then returned to the Russian finance ministry, serving in roles from lead economist to consultant and deputy department head up until February 1992.
Siluanov continued his rise in the Finance Ministry throughout the 1990s and was deputy director of the Budget Management Division from 1992 to 1997.
In the late 1990s he was appointed director of the Macroeconomic Policy and Banking Department of the Finance Ministry, serving in this position from October 1997 to July 2003. In March 2001, he was also made a member of the board of the Finance Ministry.
Siluanov’s first tenure as deputy finance minister was between July 2003 and May 2004. He then served as director of the Inter-Budget Relations Department for six months, before being reappointed deputy finance minister in December 2005.