We have more than 150 professors from the world's leading business schools. The expert network of the School unites more than 1,300 professionals who act as speakers on educational programs and experts in research projects. We are betting on the development of our own professorship, able to work at the intersection of academic experience and relevant business practices.
High complexity projects and programs management. Implemented project management in Russian market-leading companies: TNK-BP, Alfa-group, X5 Retail group, Olympic organization committee Sochi 2014, InterRAO Group, National Technology Initiative. A member of working groups on national projects and portfolio management standards (GOST). Built a sophisticated knowledge management system for Olympic organization committee Sochi 2014. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Advisor on planning and knowledge management. Publications in Harvard Business Review and other management magazines. One of the authors of a handbook for CIOs.
- Moscow Power Energetic Institute (МPEI). Qualified as Engineer Physicist.
- IT-management school based on the Academy of National Economy. Qualified as IT Manager.
- Moscow State University Economics Department jointly with National Сorporate Directors Association. Qualified as Corporate Director.
- PM Standard Certificate in project management field.
- Project management expert professional (PMEP) Certificate.
- Change Management Practitioner PROSCI Certificate.
- Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe 4) Certified Agilist.
- IOC Certificates "Designing and Delivering Workshops".
Dr. Pierre Casse is a professor at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and a guest speaker at a number of universities in France, England, and the USA. Previously, he worked as a professor at IMD and held the Suez Chair of Leadership at Brussels School of Economics and Management. Dr. Casse is the Academic Dean Emeritus of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
His areas of expertise include Organizational Behaviour, Global Market and Cultural Differences, International Negotiations and Strategic Leadership. Professor Casse has published several books on these topics, and in 2016 Alpina Publisher released the first Russian translation of his book titled Success. Leader. Action.
Dr. Casse also works as an external consultant for a number of multinational companies. He is the CEO of Business Innovation Network and the President of the Private Foundation.
Moty Cristal is a professor at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University and the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (Israel).
He is also Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya, and runs international negotiation programmes at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Harvard Law School, and MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).
Moty Cristal received his PhD from the London School of Economics. He is the founder of NEST Consulting Group and the CEO of Negotiation Strategies LTD—a company that conducts delicate negotiations, teaches crisis management, and provides consulting to corporate and government executives.
Barbara Igel is a professor at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, and a distinguished adjunct professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok (Thailand).
She received her doctorate degree (Dr. rer pol) in Economics.at the Freie Universitat Berlin where she started her academic career in as Lecturer.
Barbara was visiting Professor at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto university). She worked with Ecole Nationale d’Administration et Gestion (ENAG) and several other international university partners in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.
Her consulting work includes services for IDA Washington and the Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan, the Thailand Science Park and the National Electronic and Computer Technology Engineering Center (NECTEC) among others.”
Her publications include over 50 international refereed journal articles and book chapters.
Pavel Luksha is a Professor of Business Practice at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Luksha has managed the educational programmes for leaders in innovation, future education and R&D, particularly in nuclear, electric power, and oil and gas industries, among others.
He helped found the Club of R&D Directors that was established in 2010 under the auspices of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, the State University – Higher School of Economics, Russian Venture Company and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Luksha is a member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives under the President of the Russian Federation. Since 2008, he has been working on educational system improvement, including in cooperation with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Open Government, and other organisations.
Since 2010, Luksha has been in charge of the Education Foresight 2030 project, including the Higher Education Development Foresight and the Global Education Futures Report. Since 2012, he has also headed the Competence Foresight 2030 project.
Luksha holds an MA in economics from the State University – Higher School of Economics and a PhD in economics from the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, RAS. He conducts research in both strategic management and organizational development within the Research Group of organizational evolution at the University of Hertfordshire.
Tatiana is one of the most well-known Russian experts in the energy field – the author of many studies and a specialist of great reputation and world renown. She possesses over twenty years of experience in analyzing Russian and global energy markets, including production, transportation, demand, energy policy, pricing, taxation, and market restructuring.
Tatiana has worked in the Center for International Energy Markets Studies at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS) since 2002, starting as a Research Fellow and rising to the position of Head of the Department for International Energy Markets Studies. Currently she commands a variety of prestigious roles, such as Head of the Research Division at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS), Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University (New York), and Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).
She is a member of the Government Commission of the Russian Federation on the fuel and energy complex.
Tatiana Mitrova is a graduate of the Economics Department at Moscow State University, having earned a Ph.D. in Economics. In terms of academic appointments, she is an Assistant Professor at the Gubkin Oil and Gas University and a Visiting Professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
She is the author of more than 120 articles and studies in scientific and business journals on energy issues, as well as 4 monographs.
Гор Нахапетян с отличием окончил факультет прикладной математики Ереванского государственного университета в 1991 году. В 2008 году прошел курс обучения в бизнес-школе INSEAD.
Свой профессиональный путь Гор начал в 1992 году в «Диалог Банке». Участвовал в первых торгах на только что открывшейся бирже ММВБ. В Тройку Диалог перешел в 1993 году и стоял у истоков создания компании. Позже руководил группой разработки специальных проектов, на основе которых была создана Управляющая компания Тройка Диалог (с ноября 2012 года – «Сбербанк Управление Активами»), которую возглавил в 1996 году. В 2001–2003 годах участвовал в проекте по приобретению и реструктуризации ОАО «Росгосстрах».
С 2006 по 2013 год являлся членом Координационного совета Московской школы управления СКОЛКОВО и председателем Комитета по кадрам и этике. С 2013 по 2016 год был избран Председателем Совета выпускников СКОЛКОВО.
В настоящее время - член Попечительского Совета Московского мультимедиа арт музея, Фонда поддержки и развития Гоголь-центра, Со-учредитель благотворительного фонда "Друзья", сервиса индивидуального подбора дополнительного образования "Профилум" и коммуникационной площадки менторов и экспертов «Experum».
In 1990, Evgeny Plaksenkov graduated Cum Laude from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in “Economic cybernetics”. He received his Executive MBA degree from Higher School of Economics, DBA degree from International School of Business of Financial University, and PhD degree (Doctor of Philosophy in Project and Programme Management) from SKEMA Business School (grande école, France). He also studied at EMLYON Business School (then known as ESC Lyon), SDA Bocconi University, and Henley Management College.
During 1990s he developed and executed over 20 projects of corporatization and privatization for Russian companies. Evgeny worked as the director of corporate education programs at IMISP (International Management Institute of St. Petersburg); HR Director at OTIS (Eastern Europe, Russia); CFO and CEO of MIEL-Group. From 2004 till present, Evgeny Plaksenkov serves as an Independent Director on Board of Directors of several Russian and international companies.
Dr. Plaksenkov joined SKOLKOVO team as a professor in June 2009.
Evgeny was included in top 50 Independent Directors by the Association of Independent Directors of Russia. He was nominated for «Aristos-2008» award in CFO category. In 2008 Evgeny Plaksenkov went to the first line of “Top-1000 Russian Managers” ranking by the Association of Managers of Russia and «Kommersant» journal in «Professional Services – Financial Director»nomination.
Evgeny Plaksenkov is currently working as a professor and a researcher in the areas of strategy, finance, project and programme development. He is also engaged professionally in corporate governance, venture capital business, and consulting.
Professional Services: CEO and CFO category.
Tom Rawlins is the founder of the Leading Integrity initiative and a PhD Candidate in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham.
Tom obtain a degree in Mathematics and Management at Nottingham University and then switched to a degree in Russian language and literature. After graduation, despite being offered a place at law school, he moved to Russia, witnessing the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Tom’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up a number of companies in Moscow: educational trips to the UK, graphic design, etc. Then at the age of 25, he joined Rockwool, the world’s largest stone-wool manufacturer. At Rockwool, Tom and was the Head of the Russian Representative Office, then Vice-President and Deputy General Director for general matters and oversaw the takeover of an ex-Soviet factory with 600 employees in a town of Zheleznodorozhny, Moscow Region.
Elizabeth Sadova is a SKOLKOVO Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. Her areas of expertise include Leadership, Organizational Development, Change Management, and Performance and Talent Management. Sadova has created several multi-module programmes on leadership for HR directors and executives of Russian and multinational companies.
Sadova combines her professional management and international experience with her expertise in business education. She worked over 10 years for CBSD/Thunderbird. Among her clients were such companies as Boeing, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Danone, ExxonMobil, TNK-BP, Hewlett Packard, Unilever, Сorning, and others.
Since 2007, Sadova has been Academic Director of SKOLKOVO Executive Education Department. In this capacity, she has worked with such companies as Federal Grid Company, Gradient, Ratiopharm, Evraz Group, and others.
Sadova also has many years of experience as an individual coach, working with senior executives of several international and Russian companies in improving cross-cultural communications, understanding the Russian business model, forming an executive team, and managing conflict and relationships. Among her clients are American Express, Corning, International Enterprise Singapore, ArcelorMittal, Renaissance Insurance, and Kaspersky Laboratories.
In addition to her pedagogical education, she went through the international educational programme for universities and business schools at SDA Bocconi (Italy), holds MBTI certification from OPP Oxford (UK), and is certified in organizational management through the University of California, Riverside (USA) and in leadership programmes through IMD (Switzerland) and Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA).
Her research interests include the Russian management model and its influence on organizational development.
Andrey Shapenko’s key areas of expertise are Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, and Cross-Cultural Communication. He is engaged in research and teaching and serves as an Academic Director of SKOLKOVO MBA. Shapenko co-authored programmes reStart and LIFT (SKOLKOVO-IMD) and teaches at many other executive education programmes at SKOLKOVO and other schools. He is a certified executive coach.
Shapenko was a winner of the 2016 EFMD Case Writing Competition and a finalist of the 2017 CEEMAN Case Writing Competition. Case studies on doing business in Russia written by him are taught as part of the MBA, Executive MBA, and open enrollment programmes at SKOLKOVO and other business schools. He writes influential opinion columns for leading Russian business media, and speaks at Russian and international conferences, including TEDx.
Before joining SKOLKOVO, Shapenko had worked at some of the largest oil and gas and chemical companies in Russia and abroad for more than 10 years, managing strategy development, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and change implementation projects.
Shapenko holds a PhD in Economics from the Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from IMD Business School (Lausanne, Switzerland). He is currently obtaining a doctorate degree at Cranfield University (UK).
Andrey Shcherbenok (PhD, St. Petersburg State University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley) was a Mellon postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University (2006-9) and Newton international research fellow of the British Academy (2009-11).
Since 2012 he is a professor of practice at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. At SKOLKOVO Business School, Andrey leads project work in integrated educational programs and works as an expert and leader in strategy sessions for top management of Russian universities, gives lectures on various aspects of university governance, does research into higher education and organizational theory. In 2017 Andrey he authored a MOOC “Universities: Transformational Governance”.
Since 2016 he is also a founding director of a multidisciplinary educational and research greenfield, School of Advanced Studies (SAS) at the University of Tyumen.
Senior Lecturer, Program Director, MSc in Finance and MA in Finance at NES. He is teaching at Department of finance and mathematical methods in economics. Courses taught at NES: Asset Pricing, Macroeconomics-II, Blockchain and its application to finance. Oleg holds a PhD, London Business School.
George Sifri is a project management professor and the main developer of project management courses for the programmes of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. As a teacher he has received the highest possible evaluations on his courses for corporate SKOLKOVO clients (Lukoil, Evraz, Novatek).
Dr. Sifri has been working extensively with Projects & Engineering College at BP since 2002. He has been the lead developer for their flagship courses “Project Management Essentials”, “Introduction to Project Management”, and “Project Management in Practice”. He is a subject matter reviewer for several of the other courses offered such as Managing Risks in Projects.
Dr. Sifri is one of three instructors that taught Projects and Engineering the BP way in Houston four times a year from 2006 till 2015.
He has more than 30 years of experience in managing projects. He has given numerous lectures and training courses for such companies as Motorola, HP, Dow Jones, BP, Lukoil, PKN Orlen, PeopleSoft, ABB, Eurotel, and Novartis.
Dr. Sifri is also the author of dozens of articles and white papers on project management.
Andrey Volkov holds a Doctor of Engineering Science degree. He was involved with the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO from its beginning, and was the first Dean of the School from 2006 till 2013.
He is one of the leading experts in Russian educational policies. While serving as an advisor to the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, he led a group of experts from the G8 countries on Russia’s educational initiatives.
Volkov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics (MIFI) in 1984. Between 1984 and 1991, he worked as a research fellow at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors. From 1991 to 2002, he was one of the founders and leaders of the Togliatti Academy of Management—an educational institution that is known for its innovative teaching approaches.
From 2002 to 2005, Volkov was Vice-Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), where he served as Director for Top Executive Personnel Training Programmes. His clientèle included some of the largest Russian companies, such as RAO UES of Russia and Sberbank, as well as the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the RF Ministry of Industry and Energy.
Since 2003, Volkov has served as President of the Russian Mountaineering Federation. He was awarded the title of International Master of Sport. He climbed Mt. Everest in 1992. Volkov was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1993, and the Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland in 2006 for his work on Russia’s participation in the G8 Summit.
Marat Atnashev’s academic interests at the SKOLKOVO business school include project management, organizational development, Dutch disease problem, institutional model of economics and macroeconomic issues in countries with a dominance of the commodity sector.
In 1999, Marat graduated with honours from the Energy Department of the State University of Management (Moscow). In 2003, he defended a PhD thesis on Investment Project Management at the same department 2006–2015 — Associate Professor of the Faculty of Economics at the Higher School of Economics
2002 — awarded an INSEAD MBA (France) degree
2008 — graduated from the Academy of Major Projects and Engineering of BP at the MIT (USA)
2016 — received an MPA (Master in Public Administration) degree at Harvard Kennedy School (USA)
Has a numerous publications on macroeconomics and energy topics. He is actively developing these areas at academic conferences and has published articles in most prestigious Russian media – Vedomosti, Republic, TV Rain and others.
In September 2016 Marat Atnashev was appointed the Dean of one of the largest business schools in Russia—Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Since the November 2019 he holds a CEO position in one of the companies in Russian Alfa Group.
2011–2015 — Vice President of Major Projects, Head of the Iron Ore Division at EVRAZ.
2010–2011 — Head of Major Projects Directorate at Gazprom Neft, one of the initiators of Gazprom Neft Development, a project company.
2000–2010 — different positions at TNK, including TNK BP
2004–2006 — CFO of Udmurtneft
2006–2008 — Head of Kamennoye Oil and Gas Production Enterprise
2008–2010 — Director, Vice President of Major Projects
Ms. Elena Vitchak serves as the Head of Human Resources Department and Vice President at CJSC Sistema.
Ms. Vitchak served as a Member of Management Board at Sistema JSFC since September 25, 2012 until February 18, 2017 and served as its Vice President and Head of Human Resources Department until February 18, 2017.
She served as an Executive Vice President at Sistema JSFC since September 25, 2012. She served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Human Resources Department at OJSC MTS BANK from 2010 to 2012.
She served as the Head of the Administrative Complex at Public Joint Stock Company HALS-Development (formerly Sistema-Hals JSC) since October 2008, Human Resources Director since June 2008 and Member of Management Board since July 2008.
She served as Human Resources Director at Mikeny OOO from 1998 to 1999, Big Price Invest OOO from 2000 to 2002 and Capital Insurance Group from 2002 to 2008.
She attended The State Academy for Professional Retraining and Career Enhancement of Executives and Investment Experts majoring in personnel management.
Ms. Vitchak graduated cum laude from Rostov State University and majoring in Russian Language and Literature.
Consultant, executive coach, and instructor specialising in leadership team development. Belukhin worked with major private and state-owned corporations in Russia, Western Europe, Singapore, and the Asia-Pacific region for 10 years. He is an INSEAD Associated Executive Coach, an Associate Partner of the Center for Creative Leadership, a member of Avvartes Partners (Switzerland), and a Guest Lecturer at Hanken & SSE Executive Education. In 2016, Belukhin and co-author Myles Downey published a book titled Enabling Genius (enabling-genius.com).
Prior to joining the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Belukhin was Client Director of Leadership Development Practice at Ward Howell, the head of a business line at Human Capital Solutions (exclusive partner of Mercer in Russia), and the HR Director at Sobinbank. Before that, he headed the T&D function at the Renaissance Capital Consumer Finance Group and worked as the Deputy Director of the MTS Corporate University.
Belukhin holds a Master's Degree in Sociology from the Moscow State Pedagogical University and is a graduate of the Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change programme at the INSEAD Business School.
In 2014, Pavel Bilenko accepted the offer to head the creation of an international company that manufactures pumps and pump-related equipment. He designed the company's business processes from scratch, built a team of 224 people at the plant, and expanded the production to an annual turnover of more than RUB 7 billion. From 2015–2016, Bilenko was the CEO of a high-tech machine-building plant. There he assembled and supervised a team that manufactured machine-building equipment. As a leader of the company’s team, he brought in technology from a leading European manufacturer, which allowed the company to make its own centrifugal pumps and pump-related equipment instead of importing them.
In 2014, Bilenko opened a Pre-School Supplementary Education Centre in Kaluga, whose team was named the best among two hundred similar centres in Russia in 2015. Children from more than one hundred families regularly attend the centre.
From 2007–2014, he rose from the position of Engineer to that of Department Head at a machine-building holding. Bilenko has managed large projects with a total turnover of more than RUB 15 billion. All projects were completed on time, financial targets were achieved, and quality indicators met customer requirements.
As a head of Industry 4.0 Educational Programmes, Pavel is organizing and leading educational sessions and modules for the major Russian companies and corporations: Russian Railway Corporation (RZD), United aircraft corporation, Sibur, Evraz, Rostech. At the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Pavel taught at the educational programmes of monocities management teams development, MBA and EMBA programmes, Executive education programmes, digital transformation programmes and so on.
Pavel is the author of articles in professional journals: Oil and gas vertical, Petroleum, Oil Industry, Science Intensive Technologies and business portal FORBES. He is a developer of Organizational Digital Manufacturing Maturity Model (ODM3) which is methodology for the assessment company’s digital maturity.
Bilenko graduated with honours from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Faculty of Engineering Technology), graduated with honours from the State University of the Ministry of Finance (Faculty of Finance and Credit), and completed the Executive MBA Programme at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Alexey Kalinin joined SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Markets Studies in 2013. He leads research in geoeconomics of the emerging markets, global strategies, sustainable development, digital, and innovation. His previous experience includes running industrial consulting practice at the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies for four years in parallel with teaching strategy in Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School. Alexey also has over 15 years of industrial experience in strategy and international business in Russian energy, engineering, and ICT sectors. Alexey holds Oxford Diploma in Global Business, MBA, and MSc in Engineering.
More than 10 years of experience in management consulting, specializing in risk management, risk analysis, assessment of strategic and operation risks, business continuity, transformation of major public and private companies of various industries of Russian and neighboring CIS countries economy (incl. aviation, energy, mining, nuclear, O&G, petrochemical, utilities and etc.); executive managers development.
Alexander has a wide practical work experience as manager by risk assessment of the largest Russian airline firms, as consultant in the banking sector, as manager and partner in international and Russian consulting groups in the business education sphere.
Vadim Makhov gained extensive practical experience working at Severstal from February 1994 to June 2009, where he began his career as Deputy Head of the Economic Research Laboratory and rose to the position of Chairman of the Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors.
Working as Deputy General Director for Strategy and Business Development of Severstal from 2002 to 2008, he was engaged in the development and implementation of the company’s strategy, the development and promotion of its new business lines, and the initiation of many projects, including the creation and development of Severstal Corporate University.
In 2004–2007, Makhov was in charge of restructuring the company’s assets in the USA and Western Europe. From 2008 to June 2009, he was Chairman of the Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors at Severstal.
In June 2011, Makhov was appointed General Director of United Heavy Machinery Plants (OMZ Group), and he held this position until mid-2016.
Under his leadership, a number of effective transformations were completed in metallurgy, machine building, and consumer goods production. He had an active role in many unique, innovative projects implemented by different Russian and foreign companies, and contributed to the development of many new products.
Makhov founded and headed Bard Worldwide, a private equity fund that invests in developing cutting-edge technologies. Makhov graduated with honours from the S. Ordzhonikidze State Academy of Management, where he defended his thesis in Economics. In 2000, he received an MBA from Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University (UK).
Education: Executive MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Economic Geography, Eotvos Lorand University; Economic Geography of Foreign Countries, Moscow State University.
1992-2000 — Head of the Department of Information and Analytical Support and Public Relations at Media-Most. 2001-2003 — First Vice President of the Public Relations Development Company (KROS). 2003-2014 — General Director of RIA Novosti Media Holding. 2016-2017 — Senior Vice-President of Sberbank of Russia.
Member of the Board of Trustees of Podari Zhizn (Give Life), a foundation to help children with serious diseases; Member of the Board of Druzya (Friends) foundation; Member of the Board of Trustees of Vykhod (Way Out), a foundation for helping solve the problem of autism in Russia; Member of the Board of the Method Centre, a foundation working to develop a system for searching for missing people.
Vladimir Preobrazhensky, one of the best Russian executive managers, is ranked among the top 10 Chief Financial Officers in Russia.
Beginning in the mid-1990s, he worked as CFO and member of the boards of directors and management boards in large Russian private corporations, including Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, VimpelCom, and Incombank.
Since 2007, Preobrazhensky has been a Visiting Professor at NES, teaching “Economic Dimensions of Strategy” and “Strategic Thinking for Financial Professionals”. From 2012 to 2014, Preobrazhensky was Head of Research at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Currently, he is: Member of the Academic Council of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Member of the Board of Directors at Volga Dnepr Airlines, M.Video, MultKubik; and Private investor.
Preobrazhensky graduated from the Aerospace Department of Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) (1984) with a major in Aircraft Mechanical Engineering.
Andrei Sharonov joined the SKOLKOVO team in September 2013. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Mayor in the Moscow Government for economic policy. In 2013 was appointed Dean of SKOLKOVO Business School and in September 2016 he was elected President of the Business School.
He graduated from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; holds a Ph.D. in sociological science.
From 1989-1991 Mr. Sharonov was People’s Deputy of the USSR, and until 1996 was Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Youth Affairs.
Between 1996 and 2007 he served in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation as department head, deputy minister and state secretary.
From 2007 through 2010 Mr. Sharonov was managing director and chairman of the Board of Directors of Troika Dialog Investment Company, and headed the investment banking business. Andrei is a Chairman of the Board of NefteTransService LLC, member of the Management Board of such companies as PAO Sofkomflot, OAO NOVATEK, PAO PhosAgro, member of Supervisory Council of PAO VTB Bank.
By directive of the Moscow Mayor dated 22 December 2010, Mr. Sharonov was appointed Deputy Mayor in the Moscow Government for Economic Policy overseeing budgeting, state procurements, industry and policy in support of entrepreneurship, regulating the trade and services market. He was chairman of the Regional Energy Commission.
Mr. Sharonov is a deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the Moscow Urban Forum.
Mr. Sharonov was awarded the Aristos prize for “Independent Director” in 2009, the national award “Director of the Year – 2009” for “Independent Director” and the international award “Person of the Year – 2012” for “Business Reputation”. He also received special award for personal contribution to the development of corporate management in 2016 from the Independent Directors Association and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Sharonov was awarded the Order of Honour and is an Honoured Economist of the Russian Federation.
Over 15 years in the field of consulting and professional services. In 2000, started working for Marsh & McLennan Companies, where he headed the Russian branch of Marsh Risk Consulting as Senior Vice-President of the corporation until 2009.
Then, he was Partner and General Director of the Russian office of Oliver Wyman consulting company until 2013. In 2013–2014, he transformed NEO Centre Consulting Group.
As Senior Partner and a practising consultant, he participated in many projects related to transforming enterprises and financial institutions, increasing business performance and labour efficiency, managing risk, and evaluating the viability of new business ideas and the entry into new markets.
He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1993. Shishakov received the qualification of Economist and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Moscow International Business School (MIRBIS). He completed a training course in the International Compliance Expert programme at the Manchester Business School in 2010.
He has been conducting executive training and seminars on risk management, strategies, and corporate transformations for major companies (Gazprom, Lukoil, SUEK, Wimm-Bill-Dann, Novatek, Sukhoy, Transneft, etc.) since 2004.
In 2015, Shishakov joined the team of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Since then, he has lectured in corporate programmes as Professor of Business Practice.
Viktor Shkipin is working as a Marketing Director at VTB. Since February 2016, Viktor Shkipin had been leading the financial services business of PJSC VimpelCom. Before that, he had worked as the Marketing Director at Alfa Bank.
Viktor worked at Alfa Bank from 2007 to 2016. He was appointed the Marketing Director in 2008. Until October 2008 he had been the Head of Product Development, Retail Bank.
Prior to joining Alfa Bank, Viktor had occupied the position of the Marketing Department Head at M. Video for several years. From 1996 to 2003, he worked in various positions at the Coca-Cola Company, including that of the Retail Marketing Director in the company's representative office from 2001 to 2003.
In 2014, while working as the Marketing Director of Alfa Bank, Viktor launched the Alfa Future People festival. The project, which started as Alfa Bank's marketing campaign, soon grew into a separate brand. Currently, Viktor is the Director of the Alfa Future People festival and the General Manager of OAO Alfa Future People.
Viktor has graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University, and Cavendish College in England. He holds diplomas from the London Chamber of Commerce in Marketing, PR and Advertising.
Education: 1994 Moscow Institute of Public Utilities & Construction Speciality, Russia Certified Specialist, Economics & Industrial Management.
Awards and Grants: 2001 MNS of the Russian Federation. Qualification certificate of the Central Commission for Tax Consulting of the Tax Ministry of the Russian Federation on tax consulting; 1994 Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation for general audit. Qualification certificate of the Central Attestation and Licensing Audit Commission.
Professional Experience: 2000 – Present Independent Board of Directors member of a number of Russian companies; 2012 – Present Lecturer at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Russia; 2007 – Present Lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Russia; 2003 – Present Independent Consultant: Strategic & Financial management, operational resources management; 1997 – 2015 Lecturer at IFL Russia (Swedish School of Management, Russia); 1993 – 2003 Taxes consultant and Lecturer at Training & Methodological Center of the Ministry of Taxes of the Russian Federation, the member of the Moscow Chamber of Tax Consultants, the co-chairman of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the North-West District, the Chairman of the Tax Advisory committee of the Chamber of Tax Consultants, a member of the IPAR (Institute of Professional Auditors of Russia); 1990 – 2000 President of an auditing company UHY Atomic-Audit, an associated member of Urbach Hacker Young International.
International Experience/Professional Development: 2004 - Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences (Jyvaskyla, Finland) “International marketing programme”; 1999 – 2000 Swedish School of Management “Develop your business”; 1990 – 2001 Internships in the Urbach Hacker Young International (London, UK).
Nikolay Verkhovsky develops and conducts corporate programmes, business games, strategic and project sessions. He provides consultation on strategy, project and innovative management, and corporate transformation.
Verkhovsky graduated from the School of Cultural Politics as a developer and trainer of business games and managerial activities. He is Director of Educational Programmes at the School of Cultural Politics.
In 2000–2002, he worked at the Center for Strategic Research “North-West”, where he co-authored the Doctrine for Development of Russia's Northwest and founded the School for Innovative Managers.
In 2002–2004, he organised a number of workshops and events within the Innovative Russia report preparation effort for the Ministry of Education.
In 2006–2007, he founded and worked as a trainer at the Local Government Young Leader School of the All-Russia Council of Municipal Government and the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
Since 2008, Verkhovsky has been a programme developer and Head of Project Work for Corporate Programmes at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. He has worked as Project Manager and Consultant for Evraz, RAO UES of Russia, Integrated Energy Systems, United Aircraft Corporation, RF Federal Tariff Service, the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Rosatom, Roscosmos, Sportveshchaniye/Panorama, Metinvest, MTS, the Moscow City Government, and others.
Verkhovsky currently manages projects as part of the integrated programme for developing single-industry cities in Russia, commissioned by Vnesheconombank (VEB).
Marina Veldanova - Director of educational projects, Associate Professor of Business Practice, Coach of SKOLKOVO Executive Coaching, Career and Development Centre Marina Veldanova has PhD in Medicine. She is the author of more than 60 scientific publications, the member of the Russian Association of pharmaceutical marketing, an active speaker at pharmaceutical conferences. Marina Veldanova graduated from Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University as a pediatrician. She also received a specialization in endocrinology.
She started her career as a marketer in Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany-Austria). Then she got her major diploma with honors in marketing at International Academy of marketing and management (MAARMAN). She also studied at Management Centre Europe (MCE) in Belgium.
In 2000 she was the Head of the medical marketing department of Berlin-Chemie (Germany-Italy).
In 2005 she studied at the International Institute of Management, passed numerous trainings on developing and teaching staff, leaders and teams.
In 2006 she became the CEO of Polpharma SA (Poland). After the company became a part of Akrikhin one of the largest enterprises of finished medicines in Russia she held the position of Vice President for marketing and sales.
In 2008 Marina graduated from INSEAD (France).
Since 2009 she has worked as a General Director of Ipsen Pharma LLC (France).
In 2014-2018 she managed the cluster of Russia and CIS companies.
In 2018 she finished programs of executive-coaching and leaders as teachers at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Adjunct and Visiting Professors
The uniqueness of the educational programs of SKOLKOVO business school is the combination of practice and academia: lectures, project work and case study solving are complemented by speeches of expert practitioners. Each module of our educational programs we invite experts who deliver two-hour talks about successes and failures, about what helps to develop and find nonstandard methods of solving problems. Among our guests are businessmen, politicians, sportsmen, cultural figures, scientists and artists.
Stephen Carver received an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, where he currently is a Senior Lecturer. Like many professors, Carver began his career in business. He was in charge of strategic change implementation in a transnational corporation, later headed the Floating Harrods project for Virgin, and managed oil production projects in the North Sea. At present, he runs a company that provides project management services to major banks and law firms, many of which are on the FTSE 100 Index list.
Carver devotes most of his time to teaching and research, studying project management, crisis management, and communications. His articles are regularly published in business journals such as Management Focus, Project Management Journal, and Financial Times Handbook of Management.
Tomas Casas i Klett
Tomas Casas i Klett
Tomas Casas i Klett
Tomas Casas specialises in three areas: Finance, International Management, and Political Science. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Casas completed his PhD at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 2005.
He began his career as a businessman. Now he is a business angel and deals mainly with issues related to strategy. Since 2006, Casas has worked as a professor at the University of St. Gallen, and partner with the Institute for Leadership and HR Management at the university.
His main teaching interests are Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance. Dr. Casas has developed a course entitled “Doing Business in Asia” in which he focuses on Japan, India, and China. In addition to his position at the University of St. Gallen, Professor Casas regularly works with MBA and EMBA students, as well as with leaders of world-famous educational institutions such as Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and INSEAD.Since 2009, he has regularly taught in various programmes at the Fudan University School of Management.
In 2009, Casas received the Jonathan Welch Memorial Award for the Best Case in Accounting, Finance, and Economics awarded by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) for his paper AMS China: Sell Now or Later.
Rob-Jan de Jong
Rob-Jan de Jong
Rob-Jan de Jong is an international speaker, writer and consultant on strategy and leadership themes. He serves as an expert lecturer at various leading business schools such as the Wharton Business School (USA), Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA), Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands), and Sabanci Business University (Turkey).
After several years as strategist at ABN AMRO Bank (1995-1998), he developed expertise in creating powerful strategic in-house dialogues, which now form the basis of his consulting work. In senior executive education, he facilitated over 150 sessions in the last 5 years, both in academic environments (Wharton School of Business, Nyenrode Business University, Duke CE) and in-house leadership programs. At Wharton, he is one of the five internationally selected faculty members of Wharton’s flagship program: ‘Global Strategic Leadership’.
He has been involved in a wide variety of projects, across several industries and countries, working with profit and non-profit organizations such as ABN AMRO Bank, Philips, Quaker Chemical, Schneider Electric, De Telefoongids-Gouden Gids, NIBC, the Red Cross, Genzyme, ProDelta, Fortis, ASR Insurance, Intertrust, Glaxo Smith Kline, IUCN, Leaseplan and Mexx, and a range of smaller firms.
Keith Goodall received his PhD from Cambridge University, where he currently works as Senior Associate at the Judge Business School and Senior Member of Wolfson College. He lectures in the MBA programme at Cambridge University, and also is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at CEIBS (China). At CEIBS, he teaches MBA, EMBA, and runs his own corporate training programmes.
Goodall is one of the most sought-after business coaches in the world. He regularly organises educational programmes for employees of international companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, Siemens, Lufthansa German Airlines, Shell, BP, Deutsche Bank, GE, Hewlett Packard, and many others.
Goodall also works with Chinese companies, for example, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), the Bank of China, and China Life Insurance Company, and also has a good understanding of the Russian market thanks to his collaboration with JSC Russian Railways.
Evgeny Kaganer holds several academic degrees—a PhD from Louisiana State University, an MBA from Syracuse University, and an MD from Ural State Medical Academy. Currently, he is Full Professor at IESE Business School, teaching MBA and executive courses in Digital Business, IT Strategy, and Dynamic Organisation, and also serves as Academic Director for Learning Innovation.
Before his academic career, Kaganer worked for a large financial company in Russia. Now he is more focused on teaching and research, and studies the changes in business models of organisations related to the introduction of IT. Kaganer’s articles are published in a number of academic and business journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
Kaganer serves as an external consultant for many companies around the world, including HP, Oracle, Carlsberg, and Desigual.
Earl Kay Stice
Earl Kay Stice
Earl Kay Stice received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University (USA), and a PhD from Cornell University (USA).
Twice he has been named one of the ten best lecturers of HKUST.
Stice has trained executives and employees in a number of corporations in the USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and South Africa. He has been an expert witness in major lawsuits related to damages and tax disputes. Stice is a co-author of textbooks on accounting and financial accounting. His articles have been published in The Journal of Business, The Accounting Review, and other scholarly journals.
Professor of the European school of management and technologies (ESMT European School of Management and Technology).
The director of the Center of researches and development of leadership in Berlin, the leading expert in the field of management and corporate ethics.
Teaching experience in business schools and universities:
- • ESMT– Executive MBA program (Organizational Behavior, Managing People, Individual Leadership Development Itinerary), Full-time MBA program (Organizational Behavior, Foundations of Strategic HR Managemnet, Leadership, Global Growth Engines), Executive Transition program, Leading People and Teams, Developing Leaders: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Tools, customized executive education programs for Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, Axel Springer, Thyssen Krupp, Johnson&Johnson, BAT, KPMG, B.Brown, Elster Group, B/S/H, McDonald’s, RWE, E.On, Lufthansa, Gazprom, E.ON, Russian Railways, Rosatom etc.
- • INSEAD Executive Education – corporate programs for Borsa Italiana Group and Philip Morris International, coaching experience in Advance Management Program, International Executive Program, Young Managers Program, and corporate programs for AXA, HSBC, ABN-Amro, SAP, SEB, TNK-BP, etc.
- • Stockholm School of Economics – Executive MBA program, undergraduate courses on Management Consulting.
- • American Institute of Business and Economics, Moscow – MBA program courses on Managing People in Organizations and Career Dynamics and Enhancement.
- • Moscow Linguistic University – Undergraduate courses in Portuguese and English translation.
- • Executive Coach, INSEAD Global Leadership Center, Fontainebleau, France;
- • Research Fellow, INSEAD Global Leadership Center, Fontainebleau, France;
- • Executive Professional Development Consultant, Ernst & Young (CIS) Ltd., Moscow, Russia;
- • Adjunct Professor, American Institute of Business and Economics, Moscow, Russia;
- • Director of Professional Development, Ernst & Young (CIS) Ltd., Moscow, Russia;
- • Consultant and Course Developer, Center for Business Skills Development, Moscow, Russia;
- • Consultant, Global Forestry Management Group, Moscow, Russia and Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dr. Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was also director of the MBA program (2006-2008) and director of Research and Development (2004-2008). He is currently the co-Director of Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL). He was previously Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Director of the 3i VentureLab and Associate Professor and Zubillaga Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA (USA) from 1994 to 1999. He obtained his PhD at INSEAD, specializing in Corporate Finance and Venture Capital. He is the author of “Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation” published in 2015 by Wiley, “Investing Private Capital in Emerging and Frontier Market SMEs” (IFC, 2009), “Nurturing Science-Based Startups: An International Case Perspective” (Springer Verlag, 2008), “From Microfinance to Small Business Finance” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and “A European Casebook on Entrepreneurship and New Ventures” (Prentice Hall, 1996). His teaching cases have earned more than 20 European case writing awards. Prior to his academic career, he was the head of corporate venturing for a leading agribusiness conglomerate in South East Asia. Dr Leleux earned a M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and a M.Ed. in Natural Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and an MBA from Virginia Tech (USA). Dr Leleux is recognized as а leading specialist in entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity and corporate venturing, with а strong interest in family business. Не is the director of the IМD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award since 2008.
Yuri Levin teaches courses in Business Decision Modelling, Operations Management, and Pricing Analytics in MBA, Executive MBA, MS/PhD, and B. Commerce programmes.
Levin has been nominated for the annual MBA Professor of the Year Award every year for the past four years. He has published many papers in the fields of revenue management and dynamic pricing.
He was the recipient of the Queen’s School of Business Award for Research Achievement in 2010 and the New Researcher Achievement Award in 2003. Levin serves as Associate Editor for Operational Management at Management Science journal, actively advises on modelling and optimisation of pricing, and develops corporate training programmes in Strategic Analytics, Operations Management, and Strategic Pricing Optimisation. He is on the advisory boards of several companies.
Lluis Martinez-Ribes earned MBA degrees from ESADE, the University of Stirling (UK), and Harvard Business School. Today he is Associate Professor of Marketing and Retail Innovation at ESADE, one of the world’s best business schools. Professor Martinez-Ribes has worked in companies such as Bayer, Coca-Cola, Danone, Desigual, Heineken, Ikea, Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Unilever in 26 countries. He has been a guest speaker at more than 15 business schools around the world. Martinez-Ribes is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Channel and Retail Academy, and also works as an Expert in Retail Innovation in the European Commission.
Salman Mufti received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of McMaster (Canada), several Executive MBA degrees, as well as awards for teaching excellence in MBA programmes.
His area of expertise as a professor and researcher includes managerial decision-making and information technology strategy. Mufti has taught at public and international schools. Before joining Smith School of Business at Queen's University in 1997, he had spent twelve years working as a manager and consultant at a number of organisations in the private and public sectors. Mufti continues to advise senior executives and government officials, and is a regular speaker at conferences devoted to corporate issues and in executive training programmes.
Professor Nadauld is the Goldman Sachs Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of the Department of Finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business. His research focuses primarily on the securitisation of financial markets, expansion of standard lending and the decline in the securities market. His articles have been published in such journals as The Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Real Estate Economics.
In 2013 Professor Nadauld was declared an honorary member of the Society for Financial Studies. He received the best professor award for three years in a row from his peers at Brigham Young University.
The professor has also worked as analyst at the American research group of Goldman Sachs in New York. He is co-founder of Visible Equity LLC – which provides risk analysis software to more than 500 financial institutions in the country.
Taylor is an avid sportsman, and in 2001 played for America’s national rugby team.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is a leading global project management and strategy implementation specialist. He is the creator of such concepts as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured in Harvard Business Review and the Project Manifesto. In his works, Antonio explains that the project management approach is the framework for combining business and personal relations.
Antonio teaches strategy and project management to managers in such well-known business schools as: Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts and SKOLKOVO business school.
He is the author of the bestseller The Focused Organisation and speaker over a number of years. Antonio has spoken at more than 160 conferences over the past 15 years: European Business Summit, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk.
Previously Antonio worked as Head of Project Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis. Prior he was Head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the largest takeover in financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project and change management.
Antonio was born in Madrid, Spain and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States. He is an economist and has an MBA from London Business School and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.
Doctor Joe Pons lives in Barcelona Spain, where he founded and is currently President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants. The firm specialises in strategic marketing projects, and also in training and upgrading the skills of executives that usually go hand in hand with actions implemented to meet customer expectations.
From 2012 to January 2014 Joe was a Visiting Professor at Babson College in Boston where he taught on MBA courses and executive programmes, and also developed new entrepreneurial marketing principles. Joe has a PhD from IESE business school in Barcelona. He is the author of a number of well-known business cases and also articles on how to apply case methods in management studies. Joe has consulted such companies as Henkel, Electrolux, the World Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefonica, Omnicon, ABN Amro Bank, BBVA and Bertelsmann.
Marc Sachon is a Professor in the Production, Technology and Operations Management Department. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (MS&E) from Stanford University, an MBA from IESE, University of Navarra, and a Master's in Aerospace Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His main areas of interest are operations strategy, supply chain management and process improvement.
Professor Sachon is a member of the Executive Education Academic Committee, which monitors the academic integrity of all the IESE Executive Education programs. He is the academic director of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Munich. He teaches operations strategy, operations management and operational excellence in the IESE Executive Education and MBA programs. In addition to IESE, Professor Sachon has taught courses at other universities in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Iceland, Mexico, and Russia.
His areas of research focus on supply chain management, especially in the automotive industry and Industry 4.0. He has published in academic journals such as IEEE Transactions publications and in business journals such as European Business Forum (EBF). He has written chapters for several books on operations management and process improvement. His cases are among those most widely distributed by IESE (Aldi, Porsche, Netflix).
Derrald Stice teaches at HKUST in master’s programmes, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, and is a professor of Financial Accounting and Auditing at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Dr. Stice has intensive working relationships with the CIS countries. He has lived in Ukraine and taught in Kazakhstan. He is a multiple winner of the Teaching Awards.
In addition to teaching, he serves as a financial adviser, and devotes most of his time to research. Dr. Stice specialises in accounting and its use in the capital market, as well as ways to prevent stagnation and crisis in business.
The results of his studies are constantly published in scholarly publications. In 2016 he published a number of articles in The Wall Street Journal.
Olivier Tabatoni is Professor of Finance and Strategy at IAE Aix-en-Provence. He focuses on corporate and financial strategy. He is a teacher at the Oxford University Saïd Business School, Visiting Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Haas Business School. Olivier teaches regularly at different universities and business schools in Europe (Oxford, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, HEC), and also at academic institutions in the Far East (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, ISB in India and Sasin Business School in Thailand).
Oliver has won numerous awards for excellence in the classroom and received the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Best Teacher Award for many years. He has a PhD in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Management. He is a fellow of the Ford Foundation and a European Foundation scholar.
Nikos Tsikriktsis, Professor of Operations Management at CEIBS (China). Previously, he taught at IMD and the London School of Business and Finance. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Operations Management, both from Boston University.
Dr. Tsikriktsis studies operational strategy, service management and logistics. His articles are regularly published in leading business journals such as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He develops training programmes, conducts training, and participates in the implementation of consulting projects for a variety of organisations in construction, mining, and financial industries around the world.
Jack Wood is a professor at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and a practising psychotherapist. He served as a pilot in the US Air Force.
His scientific interests include Leadership and Management Team Development, Small Group Structure and Dynamics, Depth Psychology and Unconscious Processes in Social Systems, as well as Negotiation.
Wood teaches courses in Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. For many years, he was a researcher and professor at IMD and Yale University (USA).
Wood received the Academy of Management Learning & Education Award (USA) for Best Paper (with co-authors). His articles have been published in The Financial Times, Perspectives for Managers, The Business Spectator, and Tomorrow’s Challenges. Wood has consulted multinational companies in Asia, India, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
Denis Konanchuk has been managing consulting projects in the field of education at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO since 2010. Denis was involved in implementing a strategic programme for the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk city; the Concept and strategic programme for the Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg city; and the Concept for the Russian International Olympic University, Sochi city.
Since 2008 Denis has been a moderator of project groups at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO programmes and strategic sessions for such corporations as Evraz Group, the United Aircraft Corporation, TVEL, TNK-BP. In 2011-2012 Denis managed the strategic and project work for the programme «Arctic Course: Strategic Development of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University». Since March 2012 Denis has been a moderator of the Open Government working group.
Denis Konanchuk was involved in developing and implementing programmes for the federal and regional level personnel of the Government of the Russian Federation, managers of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, reserve personnel of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, staff of the Central Bank of Russia (2003-2009).
From 2006 till 2010 Denis managed such international and national educational projects as International championship in company management «Global Management Challenge», National Student Championship in business management «Business Battle», International Student Competition in banking «Banks Battle» for Sberbank of Russia.
Yury Krestinskiy is a Healthcare Management Centre Director at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Yury started his first business in 1991 in the publishing industry. He came to work in healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in 1992 as the head of one of the first distribution companies in Russia.
In 1993 Mr. Krestinskiy founded the exiting to the present All-Russia weekly newspaper PharmVestnik (Pharmaceutical Review); he has been the Chairman of Editorial Board since the foundation date. In 1993-2003, a number of publishing, advertising, personnel recruitment, and analytical projects were initiated and implemented on the basis of PharmVestnik. These projects have been brought together as Bionika Group established under Mr. Krestinskiy’s leadership.
Boris Ostrovsky graduated from the Moscow Oil and Gas Institute in 1974 with a degree in Mining Geology and Geophysics.
In 1983, he defended his dissertation on Methods of Geological Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields in Western Siberia and earned a graduate degree. Till 1987, he worked at various enterprises of the Ministry of Geology of the USSR.
In 1987, Ostrovsky began working on moderating management games. He also worked with production groups such as Orenburgneft, Orenburggazprom, Tatneft, Severgazprom, and others, creating strategies, projects, and business development programmes.
From 1996, he worked in Remida Group consulting and auditing company as a consultant. In 2000, he accepted the position of Executive Director for Remida-Consult and became Head of Consulting Programmes with Remida-Audit.
Since 2004 he has served as Chairman of the Governing Board in the Corporate Innovations Cross Industry Committee.
In 2005-2006, he was a member of the Management Board of OAO Faberlic and was responsible for developing the company’s strategy and restructuring its management system.
At present, Ostrovsky is a member of the Governing Board in the Corporate Innovations Cross Industry Committee and President of TrIC, a game training corporation. He develops and conducts his own training courses and project strategy sessions based on state-of-the-art development technologies.
Since 2009, he has been cooperating with the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, where he is Head of Project Work for the Executive Education integrated corporate programmes. Ostrovsky works with Transneft, TNK-BP, Gazprom Neft, and others.
17 years of experience in conducting educational programs and consulting projects for 40 large companies and about 400 SMEs. The last five years, the main focus of attention is the development of small and medium-sized businesses, during this time 23 strategic sessions for owners and their top teams were held.
Since 2018 - Head of decision making practice (game mode) of the “Practicum Global Shift” of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, since 2017 - Director and Producer of the Program “Practicum: Board of Directors”, since 2014 – Head of project work in ”Practicum for Directors” program of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO (delivered 10 programs); from 2013 – Head of decision making practice (game mode) in Practicum for Directors program (delivered 13 programs), since 2011 - moderator of corporate programs of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO (held 16 programs).
Since 2004 - co-founder, and since 2008 – CEO of the “Think Laboratory”, which provides services of creation and delivery of business games, trainings, strategic sessions and consulting support.
Ahmad Rahnema conducts research on international financial relations, risk management, and means of payment. He works at IESE where he is Deputy Associated Dean for Faculty, Director of the Faculty of Financial Management, and holds the Chair for Energy and Social Development. He also lectures on a regular basis at universities in the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and other countries.
As an external expert, Rahnema has worked on several consulting projects for international companies.
Rahnema has published articles in scientific journals and magazines for a mainstream audience. He is the author of several books, including the recent Finanzas Internacionales (International Finance).
Jaume Ribera is a professor of Operations Management at IESE Business School (Spain), and holds the chair of logistics at CEIBS (China).
He regularly consults private and public companies on business process improvement, supply chain management, and project management. Ribera has managed health sector projects in the EU, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America with private, public, European Union and World Bank financing. Ribera is the Vice-President of the Board of Caixa Terrassa, a savings institution in Spain.
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