Authors & Experts

Interviewees, columnists, authors and pundits of BRICS Business Magazine.


Shaomin Li
Shaomin Li

Professor of International Business at Old Dominion University

Seung Ho Park
Seung Ho Park

ex-President of IEMS

Sergey Vasiliev
Sergey Vasiliev

Deputy Chairman of the Board at Vnesheconombank.

Susana Carrillo
Susana Carrillo

Senior Specialist with the World Bank, in the Capacity Development and Partnerships Unit in the Africa Region

Igor Schegolev
Igor Schegolev

Aide to the President of Russia

George Magnus
George Magnus

Independent consulting economist,
former Chief Economist of UBS

Igor Agamirzian
Igor Agamirzian

CEO of Russian Venture Company

Lev Kuznetsov
Lev Kuznetsov

Governor of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region

S.D. Shibulal
S.D. Shibulal

Founder and CEO of Infosys

Sergei Katyrin
Sergei Katyrin

President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Nzube Ufodike
Nzube Ufodike

Director of Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, Co-Founder of place4BRICS

Kairat Kelimbetov
Kairat Kelimbetov

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Jim O’Neill
Jim O’Neill

Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Viktor Vekselberg
Viktor Vekselberg

Founder and Chairman of the Renova Group Board of Directors

Manish Kejriwal
Manish Kejriwal

Founder and managing partner of Kedaara Capital

Kirill Dmitriev
Kirill Dmitriev

CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and a member of the BRICS Business Council

Michael Calvey
Michael Calvey

Senior partner and co-founder, Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Roberto Mangabeira Unger
Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Harvard Law School Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Ex-Minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil

Artem Konstandyan
Artem Konstandyan

President and Chairman of the Board at Promsvyazbank

Evgeny Gavrilenkov
Evgeny Gavrilenkov

Chief Economist of Sberbank CIB

Nikolai Nikolaichuk
Nikolai Nikolaichuk

Head of the Tomsk City Administration

Charles Wyplosz
Charles Wyplosz

Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

Masha Gordon
Masha Gordon

Executive Vice President, PIMCO Europe

JEAN-MICHEL SIX
JEAN-MICHEL SIX

Managing Director and Chief Economist for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Standard & Poor’s

Vsevolod Rozanov
Vsevolod Rozanov

President and CEO of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd.

Elizabeth Sadova
Elizabeth Sadova

Academic Director of Executive Education Programmes, SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management

MIKKAL HERBERG
MIKKAL HERBERG

Research Director on Energy Security at the U.S. National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Sergey Shestakov
Sergey Shestakov

Deputy Business Development Director at Prognoz

Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya

Executive Director of the National Committee on BRICS Research, Russia

Oleg Preksin
Oleg Preksin

Executive Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), Russia’s Sherpa in the B20

Robert J. Shiller
Robert J. Shiller

2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University

Jorge G. Castañeda
Jorge G. Castañeda

Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University

Raghuram Rajan
Raghuram Rajan

Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Kenneth Rogoff
Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund

Ricardo Hausmann
Ricardo Hausmann

Former Minister of Planning of Venezuela, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development of Harvard University

Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer

Former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany

Javier Solana
Javier Solana

President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, former Secretary General of NATO

Jaswant Singh
Jaswant Singh

Former Minister of Finance, Foreign Minister and Minister of Defence of India

Dani Rodrik
Dani Rodrik

Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

Andrés Velasco
Andrés Velasco

Former presidential candidate and Finance Minister of Chile

Alexander Bazarov
Alexander Bazarov

Member of the Executive Board and Senior Vice President of Sberbank of Russia, Deputy Head of Sberbank CIB

Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Andrei Sharonov
Andrei Sharonov

Dean of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Moscow city’s Mayor Advisor

Bill Hutchison
Bill Hutchison

Executive Director of EY’s Center for Smart City Innovation, Chairman of i-CANADA Alliance

Charles Robertson
Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital

Wilson Nunes Martins
Wilson Nunes Martins

Governor of the state of Piauí, Brazil

Sergey Zhvachkin
Sergey Zhvachkin

Governor of Tomsk Oblast, Russia

Zola Tsotsi
Zola Tsotsi

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Eskom Holdings

Li Tie
Li Tie

Director-General of the China Center for Urban Development

Victor Sadovnichy
Victor Sadovnichy

Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State Univercity, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Nikolay Kropachev
Nikolay Kropachev

Rector of Saint Petersburg State University, professor, doctor of law

Denis Konanchuk
Denis Konanchuk

Head of the SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre

Jane Playdon
Jane Playdon

Education Writer for TopUniversities.com

Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Ndubuisi Ekekwe

President of the First Atlantic University

Eugenia Slouchak
Eugenia Slouchak

Managing Partner at Europe Finance

Alexei Chaplygin
Alexei Chaplygin

Education Ranking Director at Interfax

Justin McGuirk
Justin McGuirk

Winner of the Venice Architectural Biennale’s Golden Lion Award, columnist for The Guardian

Vasily Baburov
Vasily Baburov

Urbanist and architecture critic

Karl Johansson
Karl Johansson

EY Regional Managing Partner

Wang Jianlin
Wang Jianlin

Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group

Nouriel Roubini
Nouriel Roubini

Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, Professor of Economics and International Business at the Stern School of Business, New York University

Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye

President of the Republic of Korea

Celso Amorim
Celso Amorim

Brazil’s Minister of Defense and former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jean-Pierre Lehmann
Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Founder of The Evian Group, an international coalition of corporate, government and opinion leaders, and Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at IMD

Mo Ibrahim
Mo Ibrahim

Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, founder of Celtel

Simon Anholt
Simon Anholt

independent policy advisor on strategies, author of the Nation Brands Index, winner of the 2009 Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking

Sergey Mitrofanov
Sergey Mitrofanov

Head of the Moscow office of Brandflight, founder of Mitrofanov & Partners

Shailesh Rao
Shailesh Rao

Director of New Products & Solutions at Google Enterprise, Head of Google’s Cloud Global Business Unit

Pankaj Ghemawat
Pankaj Ghemawat

Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University

Vladislav Inozemtsev
Vladislav Inozemtsev

Head of the Public Administration Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of Moscow’s Centre for Post-Industrial Studies

Marcos Troyjo
Marcos Troyjo

Director of the BRICLab at Columbia University, where he also teaches international affairs

Michael Spence
Michael Spence

Nobel laureate and William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at the Stern School of Business, New York University

Jack A. Goldstone
Jack A. Goldstone

Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, Head of the International Laboratory for Political Demography and Macrosociological Dynamics at Moscow’s RANEPA

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Jeffrey D. Sachs

Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Joel Whitaker
Joel Whitaker

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research at Frontier Strategy Group

Pierre Casse
Pierre Casse

Professor of Leadership at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Eugene Abov
Eugene Abov

Publisher of Russia Beyond the Headlines

Christopher Hartwell
Christopher Hartwell

Head of Global Markets and Institutional Research, SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Shang-Jin Wei
Shang-Jin Wei

Director of the Chazen Institute, and N. T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School

Simeon Djankov
Simeon Djankov

Rector of the New Economic School and Visiting Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

Evgeny Kaganer
Evgeny Kaganer

Professor of Information Systems at IESE Business School

Claire Hsu
Claire Hsu

Co-founder of the Asia Art Archive and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Kristel Van der Elst
Kristel Van der Elst

Head of the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Foresight Team

Vladimir Plungian
Vladimir Plungian

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Lomonosov Moscow State University

Maxim Kronhaus
Maxim Kronhaus

Head of the Social Linguistics Centre at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Andy Puddicombe
Andy Puddicombe

former Buddhist monk, co-founder of Headspace

Alejandro Aravena
Alejandro Aravena

award-winning Chilean architect

Rodrigo Canales
Rodrigo Canales

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management

Oliver Stuenkel
Oliver Stuenkel

Professor of International Relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo

Thorsten Pattberg
Thorsten Pattberg

German writer, linguist and cultural critic

Tao Ran
Tao Ran

Professor in the Department of Economics at the Renmin (People’s) University of China

Matthew Ferchen
Matthew Ferchen

Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, Resident Scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Pushpa Arabindoo
Pushpa Arabindoo

Co-Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory at University College London

Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa

writer, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Enrique Peña Nieto
Enrique Peña Nieto

President of Mexico

Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates

Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mikhail Pogosyan
Mikhail Pogosyan

President of the United Aircraft Corporation

Oleg Budargin
Oleg Budargin

Director General, Rosseti

Leonel Fernández
Leonel Fernández

former President of the Dominican Republic

Petr Fradkov
Petr Fradkov

CEO at EXIAR

Boris Ivanov
Boris Ivanov

Managing Director of GPB Global Resources

Aníbal Gaviria
Aníbal Gaviria

Mayor of Medellín, Colombia

Vladimir Vasiliev
Vladimir Vasiliev

ballet master, choreographer, theatre director and actor

Yu Yongding
Yu Yongding

former President of the China Society of World Economics

Gazmend Haxhia
Gazmend Haxhia

President of Albania Experience

Adair Turner
Adair Turner

former Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority

Pavel Kazaryan
Pavel Kazaryan

Director of the Escola Bolshoi

Karen Kostanian
Karen Kostanian

Head of EEMEA Energy Research and Head of Russian Equity Research at BofA Merrill Lynch

Willie Li
Willie Li

Deputy Head of Nantong Sijian Construction Group

Jamie B. Gelbtuch
Jamie B. Gelbtuch

MBA, PMP, founder and principal consultant at Cultural Mixology

Pranjal Sharma
Pranjal Sharma

Consulting Editor at Businessworld

Serge Hoffmann
Serge Hoffmann

Partner at Bain & Company in Hong Kong

Pierre-Laurent Wetli
Pierre-Laurent Wetli

Partner at Bain & Company in Moscow

Joe Watt
Joe Watt

Chairman of the Management Committee and Managing Partner, EY, CIS

Anatoly Chubais
Anatoly Chubais

Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Mohamed A. El-Erian
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz and a member of its International Executive Committee, Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council, previously served as CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO

Oleg Sienko
Oleg Sienko

CEO of JSC Scientific Production Corporation UralVagonZavod

Xavier Trias
Xavier Trias

Mayor of Barcelona

Andrew Sheng
Andrew Sheng

Distinguished Fellow of the Fung Global Institute and a member of the UNEP Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance, former chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the author of From Asian to Global Financial Crisis

Sanjeev Sanyal
Sanjeev Sanyal

Deutsche Bank’s Global Strategist, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; author of The Indian Renaissance: India’s Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline

Evgeniy Nadorshin
Evgeniy Nadorshin

Chief Economist at Sistema Joint Stock Financial Corporation

Kishore Mahbubani
Kishore Mahbubani

Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Dennis J. Snower
Dennis J. Snower

President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Professor of Economics at the Christian-Albrechts— Universität zu Kiel

Vladimir Korovkin
Vladimir Korovkin

Head of the Digital Technologies at the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Boyd Cohen
Boyd Cohen

Climate and urban strategist and the author of annual ‘smart city’ rankings

Andrei Degtyarev
Andrei Degtyarev

Chairman of the Board at Absolut Bank

Vitaly Fridlyand
Vitaly Fridlyand

Director General of Fujitsu Russia and CIS and Vice President of Fujitsu

Gleb Davidyuk
Gleb Davidyuk

Managing Partner, PhD, iTechCapital Venture Fund

Fulvia Montresor
Fulvia Montresor

Director and Head of Technology Pioneers for the World Economic Forum

José Mujica
José Mujica

President of Uruguay

Sergey Chemezov
Sergey Chemezov

CEO of Rostec

Denis Manturov
Denis Manturov

RF Minister of Industry and Trade

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen

Nobel Prize-winning economist

Mahamoud Ali Youssouf
Mahamoud Ali Youssouf

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti

Joaquim Chissano
Joaquim Chissano

Former President of Mozambique

Ian Goldin
Ian Goldin

Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor of Globalization and Development at the University of Oxford

Natalya Kasperskaya
Natalya Kasperskaya

CEO, InfoWatch Group

Sergey Andreyev
Sergey Andreyev

CEO and President, ABBYY

Alexander Shokhin
Alexander Shokhin

President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Alexei Rakhmanov
Alexei Rakhmanov

President, United Shipbuilding Corporation

Dmitry Ontoev
Dmitry Ontoev

Analyst at the Institute for Emerging Markets Studies at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Dr. Andrey Shapenko
Dr. Andrey Shapenko

Project Leader at the Institute for Emerging Markets Studies at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Bulat Nureyev
Bulat Nureyev

Deputy Director at the Institute for Emerging Markets Studies at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Mukesh Eswaran
Mukesh Eswaran

Professor of Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Canada

Mikhail Supotnitskiy
Mikhail Supotnitskiy

Deputy Director of the Russian Ministry of Health’s Centre for Planning and Coordination of Scientific Research

Vladimir Yashin
Vladimir Yashin

First Deputy Chairman of the Board at Promsvyazbank

Zadok Hakim
Zadok Hakim

Chairman of the Board at JAG Energy

Erwin Arrieta-Valera
Erwin Arrieta-Valera

Former Minister of Mines and Energy of Venezuela

Arsen Gasparyan
Arsen Gasparyan

Director of the US Bureau of Barcelona-based Esproenko

Yaroslav Gorodetsky
Yaroslav Gorodetsky

CEO of CDNvideo

Alexei Nesterov
Alexei Nesterov

Director General at Perm Chemical Company

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

Head of the Mobilium Advisory group

Sirjjan Preet
Sirjjan Preet

Research Consultant at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman of Google

Mikhail Grudinin
Mikhail Grudinin

Director General at the Russian Institute of Urban Development and Investment

Vladimir Pirozhkov
Vladimir Pirozhkov

President of ASTRAROSSA Design

Evgenia Kolesova
Evgenia Kolesova

Head of the Economic Analysis and Research Department at the Urbanica Institute of Spatial Planning

Martijn Burger
Martijn Burger

Academic Director at the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization

Charles David Kleymeyer
Charles David Kleymeyer

holds a PhD and is a culture and development sociologist. He is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Support of Native Lands, and he manages the international program at Food for All/Making Change. Kleymeyer has worked in grassroots development since 1966, in organizations that include the United States Peace Corps, Harvard Medical School, the Inter-American Foundation, and the Development Gateway. He is the author of Cultural Expression and Grassroots Development

Vladimir Rakhmanin
Vladimir Rakhmanin

Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO)

Arkady Zlochevskiy
Arkady Zlochevskiy

President of the Russian Grain Union

Madou Sylla
Madou Sylla

Managing Partner at Systems & Solutions International Group (SSIG). Participant of the Open Innovations Forum

Gleb Romanov
Gleb Romanov

Managing Partner at Eastex Group

Andrey Zubarev
Andrey Zubarev

holds a PhD and is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Central Banks’ Issues with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Steve Brescia
Steve Brescia

Co-founder and Executive Director of Groundswell International, an NGO that supports sustainable family farming and healthy local food systems in eight countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia

Natalia Zaitseva
Natalia Zaitseva

Head of the Sustainability Lab at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies SKOLKOVO

Anastasia Belostotskaya
Anastasia Belostotskaya

Analyst at the Sustainability Lab at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies SKOLKOVO

Sarah Payne Naylor
Sarah Payne Naylor

Partner in The Naylor Group, where she provides leadership coaching to executives within the US Federal Government. She was an Assistant Director in the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C. where she worked on national public policy legislation related to hunger, healthcare, and social service issues. She also served on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the Board of International Social Services, and the Global Priorities Campaign

Richard Hsu
Richard Hsu

is Adjunct Professor at Tongji University’s School of Design and Innovation, Sino-Finnish Centre in Shanghai. He is founder and curator of TEDxShanghai; Researcher and producer of Urban-Rural Bridge in China; and Founder and creative director of Pan-Asia Network (PAN). Richard Hsu is a past participant in the Moscow Urban Forum.

Rustem Khamitov
Rustem Khamitov

Head of of the Republic of Bashkortostan

Bo Andersson
Bo Andersson

AVTOVAZ president

Vladimir Remyga
Vladimir Remyga

Head of research at the Russian-Chinese Economic and Financial Center of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Olivier Schwab
Olivier Schwab

World Economic Forum Executive Director for China

Stiven Veldhoen
Stiven Veldhoen

a Partner at Strategy& in Beijing

Tiger Shan
Tiger Shan

a Shanghai-based Partner at Strategy&

Bassem Awadallah
Bassem Awadallah

CEO of Tomoh Advisory, and a former finance minister of Jordan

Adeel Malik
Adeel Malik

Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies at Oxford University

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Alexey Kalinin

Director of the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Ekaterina Molchanova
Ekaterina Molchanova

Project Lead at the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO of the New America Foundation, Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a former director of policy planning in the US State Department (2009–2011)

Andrey Ostrovsky
Andrey Ostrovsky

Deputy Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences

Konstantin Turmin
Konstantin Turmin

Director of the Asian Markets department at the Russian-Chinese Trade Development Center

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Richard Kozul-Wright

Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; is the author, most recently, of Transforming Economies: Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs

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Daniel Poon

an Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Mario Ottiglio
Mario Ottiglio

Director of Public Affairs and Global Health Policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)

Ilya Gubin
Ilya Gubin

Novikombank President

Vasily Brovko
Vasily Brovko

Head of Communications, Information, and Research at Rostech Corporation

Neal A. Hartman
Neal A. Hartman

Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Роман Шпаков
Роман Шпаков

глава инвестиционной корпорации QBF

Ksenia Sosnina
Ksenia Sosnina

CEO of International Paper

Margarita Fedotova
Margarita Fedotova

First Vice-President of the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RASPP)

Viktor Kladov
Viktor Kladov

Head of the International Cooperation Department at Rostech Corporation

Roger E. Kanet
Roger E. Kanet

professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami, where he also served as Dean of the School of International Studies (1997–2000); a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Dina Moulioukova
Dina Moulioukova

researcher at the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami

Igor Lotakov
Igor Lotakov

Managing Partner of PwC Russia

Kanayo F Nwanze
Kanayo F Nwanze

is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He is a participant of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus

an economist and banker from Bangladesh. He won the Nobel Prize for his achievements in combatting poverty

Nikolai Kardashev
Nikolai Kardashev

one of Russia’s best known international astrophysicists. He initiated a mega ambitious project to deploy interferometers both on Earth and in space with the super long Radioastron and Millimetron bases

Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson

American biologist, Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Mikhail Epstein
Mikhail Epstein

a linguist, philosopher, and professor of cultural theory and Russian literature at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and Durham University (UK). He is also Director of the Centre for Humanities Innovation (Durham University). He has authored of 30 books and over 700 articles and essays, which have been translated into 19 languages overall

Rosetta Williams
Rosetta Williams

Director of Delhi Public School Premium School Franchise

Alexey Maslov
Alexey Maslov

Professor and Head of the School of Asian Studies at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. He is also a member of the Academic Council of the Higher School of Economics

Neil MacKinnon
Neil MacKinnon

Global Macro Strategist at VTB Capital

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Yekaterina Kozinchenko

General Director of Strategy& (part of PwC’s international network)

Denis Shulakov
Denis Shulakov

First Vice-President of Gazprombank

Steven Charles Cowley
Steven Charles Cowley

CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, Head of the EURATOM/CCFE Fusion Association, and President-Elect of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University

Anthony Lake
Anthony Lake

Executive Director of UNICEF

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Maria Printseva

Analyst at Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Anna Sharipova
Anna Sharipova

Director of Organizational Development of Rostec

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Evgeny Shvarts

Director for Conservation Policy, the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia, Doctor of Geographical Sciences

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Evgeny Simonov

International Coordinator, Rivers without Borders (RwD) Coalition

Tatiana Voloshkina
Tatiana Voloshkina

Vice President – Head of Private Capital and Investment Management Block of Promsvyazbank

Ruslan Yusufov
Ruslan Yusufov

Chief Analyst, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Wealth Transformation Centre

Ilfat Gamilov
Ilfat Gamilov

Analyst, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Wealth Transformation Centre

Jeremy Rifkin
Jeremy Rifkin

President of the TIR Consulting Group

Zhores Alferov
Zhores Alferov

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nobel Prize in Physics winner in 2000

Vladimir Mau
Vladimir Mau

President and Chairman of the Academic Board at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma

Professor and Secretary to the Government of India at the Department of Science and Technology

Epaminondas Christofilopoulos
Epaminondas Christofilopoulos

Chief Executive Officer, Greek Millennium Project Node/Phemonoe Lab, Head of International Cooperation, PRAXI/FORTH

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Andreas Feller

Global Head of Investment Solutions and Advisory at Bank Julius Baer

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Eoin Banahan

Аssociate Professor, Audencia Business School, Nantes— France

Victoria Perskaya
Victoria Perskaya

Doctor of Economics, Professor, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director of the Research Centre on International Economic Relations

Natalia Trunova
Natalia Trunova

General Manager of Lengiprogor Institute (St. Petersburg)

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Malte Zeeck

Founder and co-CEO of InterNations

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Kamila Novak

Research Associate, Sustainable Business Lab, Institute for Emerging Market Studies of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Olga Podoinitsyna
Olga Podoinitsyna

Member of the Board at VTB Capital

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Renat Batyrov

General Manager of Skolkovo technology and research park

Anna Belyaeva
Anna Belyaeva

Head of the Financial Markets Unit at Promsvyaz Bank

Azat Fazlyev
Azat Fazlyev

Acting President of Bashkortostan’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Sergei Kukharenko
Sergei Kukharenko

Cand. Sc. (Philology), Assistant Professor of Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University

Yana Leksyutina
Yana Leksyutina

Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University

Bjørn Lomborg
Bjørn Lomborg

Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center

Jeffrey Frankel
Jeffrey Frankel

Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Dmitry Rudenko
Dmitry Rudenko

President and Chairman of Post Bank’s Board of Directors

Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Co-founder of the Nouveaux Philosophes (New Philosophers) movement

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans

Former Australian Foreign Minister, President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, Member of the Aurora Prize jury

Ishac Diwan
Ishac Diwan

Affiliate at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative at Harvard University

Dmitry Sharonov
Dmitry Sharonov

Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan

Fernando Cruz
Fernando Cruz

Senior Research Analyst, Euromonitor International

Tomas Krieger
Tomas Krieger

Head of Commerzbank in Latin America

Alexander Rost
Alexander Rost

Head of Commerzbank’s business in the Indian subcontinent and in ASEAN countries

Onkar Kanwar
Onkar Kanwar

Chairman of Apollo Tyres Ltd.; chairman of BRICS Business Council (India Chapter)

Kundapur Vaman Kamath
Kundapur Vaman Kamath

Chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries

Leonid Boguslavsky
Leonid Boguslavsky

Chairman of ru-Net’s Board of Directors; one the richest businessmen in Russia

Robert J. Shiller
Robert J. Shiller

Professor of Economics at Yale University; co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices; 2013 Nobel Laureate in economics

Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto

President of the Institute of Liberty and Democracy; author of The Mystery of Capital

Alexander Mikheyev
Alexander Mikheyev

General director of JSC Russian Helicopters

Viktor Kladov
Viktor Kladov

Director for international cooperation and regional policy at Rostec

Simon Anholt
Simon Anholt

Independent policy advisor on strategies; author of the Nation Brands Index; winner of the 2009 Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking

Jonathan Batty
Jonathan Batty

External relations leader of IBM Watson Internet of Things at IBM

Adam Greenfield
Adam Greenfield

Founder and managing director of Urban Scale

Anton Emelianov
Anton Emelianov

CEO of Unified Electronic Trading Platform (UETP)

Branko Milanovic
Branko Milanovic

Visiting presidential professor at City University of New York Graduate Center; former lead economist in the World Bank’s research department

Achyuta Ghosch
Achyuta Ghosch

Head of research at NASSCOM

Semen Davydov
Semen Davydov

Managing partner at Sevimura Capital

Moha Ennaji
Moha Ennaji

President of the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies in Morocco; president of Cultural Studies at Fez University

Kemal Dervis
Kemal Dervis

Former minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey; former administrator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); vice president at the Brookings Institution

Zia Qureshi
Zia Qureshi

Former director of development economics at the World Bank; non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Olga Lemeshko
Olga Lemeshko

Research associate at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Ekaterina Molchanova
Ekaterina Molchanova

Project leader at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Keith Townsend
Keith Townsend

Head of International Paper Russia

Oleg Remyga
Oleg Remyga

Head of China Studies, SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Andrei Bystritsky
Andrei Bystritsky

Chairman of the Development and Support Fund of Valdai

Ilya Tarasenko
Ilya Tarasenko

general director of RAC «MiG»

Nicolas Maure
Nicolas Maure

president of AVTOVAZ

Dmitry Rudenko
Dmitry Rudenko

chairman of the Board of Directors of Post Bank

Vasily Brovko
Vasily Brovko

director for Special Commissions of Rostec

Dani Rodrik
Dani Rodrik

professor of International Political Economy at  Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Jörg Reinhardt
Jörg Reinhardt

chairman of the Novartis Board of Directors

Michael Heise
Michael Heise

chief Economist of Allianz SE

Peter Singer
Peter Singer

professor of Bioethics at Princeton University

Robert Muggah
Robert Muggah

research director at Igarapé Institute

Lorna Solis
Lorna Solis

founder and CEO at Blue Rose Compass

Jane Burston
Jane Burston

head of climate and environment at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK

Melanie Walker
Melanie Walker

senior adviser to the president of World Bank, co-chair of the Neurotechnology & Brain Science Future Council and a clinical associate professor of Neurology & Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington

Alexander Filonik
Alexander Filonik

head of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Roman Skoriy
Roman Skoriy

deputy head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism

Fahim Kawsar
Fahim Kawsar

director of Internet of Things research at Nokia Bell Labs

Josev ‘Yossi’ Vardi
Josev ‘Yossi’ Vardi

chairman of International Technologies

Liubov Yaroshenko
Liubov Yaroshenko

expert at the Russian Trade and Economiс Development Council, a Ph.D. in Political Science, and a member of the Alumni Club of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund

Almira Nagimova
Almira Nagimova

expert in Arab capital markets, Ph.D. in Economics, author of “Mutual investments between the Persian Gulf countries and the CIS”

Tim Benton
Tim Benton

professor of Population Ecology and UK Champion for Global Food Security at the University of Leeds

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