Anton Vaino (Антон Эдуардович Вайно) was born February 17, 1972, in Tallinn. A Russian politician, he was appointed chief of staff of the Russian government on December 27, 2011.
Vaino graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Russian Foreign Ministry in 1996, with a degree in international relations.
After graduating, Vaino embarked on a diplomatic career. In the late 1990s he joined the Russian embassy in Tokyo and then joined the Second Asian Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In 2002, Vaino joined the Presidential Protocol Directorate, holding various positions from 2002 to 2004. He was then appointed deputy head of the Presidential Protocol Scheduling Directorate. He was promoted to first deputy head of this department in 2007. In October of the same year Vaino was named deputy chief of the Government Staff. The following year Vaino was named chief of the Prime Minister's Protocol and deputy chief of the Government Staff.
In a reshuffle following State Duma elections in December 2011, Vaino was appointed chief of staff of the Russian government on December 27, 2011.
Vaino is married and has a son.