Vice-governor of St. Petersburg, chairman of the Press and Public Relations Committee
Born on November 28, 1960, in Krasnodar Krai.
Graduated from the economic faculty of the Leningrad Institute of Textile and Light Industry named after S.M. Kirov.
In 1985-1990 worked as a correspondent of the Smena newspaper.
In 1990 became reporter of the Komsomolskaya Pravda ("The Komsomol Truth") for Leningrad and North-West Region.
In 1993 headed the representative office of the Komsomolskaya Pravda in North-West Region.
In 1994 became director general of Komsomolskaya Pravda - St. Petersburg Company.
Irina Potekhina is chairman of the Baltic Press Association.
Married, has a daughter.