November 1993, Medvedev became the legal timber business affairs director of Ilim Pulp. In 1998, he was elected a director of 布拉特斯基 LPK paper mill. In 1999, Mei's departure Ilim Pulp.
2000 -2001 year, Medvedev was appointed part-time state-controlled enterprises Gazprom board chairman. 2001 -2002, he became vice-chairman of Russian gas, Russian gas in 2002 once again served as Chairman of the Board. October 2003, Medvedev was promoted to director of the office of the president. November 2005, Medvedev was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.