Ilya CHERKASOV was born 15 April 1963.
He got his degree in economic cybernetics in Zhdanov Leningrad State University. Diploma in economics and mathematics.
He worked in the Mikhailovsky theatre, as well as the Mariinsky theatre and “Bankirsky dom” Corp.
He occupied the post of general director of football club “Zenit” from October 2002.
He is the director of Saint Petersburg Academic Philharmonia named after D.D.Shostakovich since 18 April 2006.