Polina Maltseva earned her BA from ICEF in 2008 and enrolled in the Master’s programme of the London School of Economics. In 2009-2012, worked as a consultant with McKinsey and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School (USA). Began working in 2014 as Director of Operations for the Letovo International School, now a revolutionary example of Russian school education. Currently works for the Ascon Group’s Dobrograd (“Kindville”) project to create a cultural and educational urban environment.
A 2002 ICEF Bachelor’s alumnus Vasily Storozhuk has also graduated from the London Business School, Northwestern University and Wharton Business School, as well as defended his thesis at MSU. He is now the CFO at UGMK Holding, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Koltso Urala” Bank. In the following interview, he recounts why it is important to regularly update one’s knowledge, how to put one’s experience to good use career-wise and why it is important to have a forward-looking perspective.
Mikhail Pakhomov Graduated in 2005 from ICEF in Moscow. Worked as an analyst for Colliers International, did strategic consulting with AT Kearney, helped develop projects and products at Wikimart and Fast Lane Ventures, and managed product development at 003.ru (part of Media Market Saturn online discounter). Since 2013, the founder and CEO of board game publisher Cosmodrome Games. Currently earning an EMBA from HSE.
Olesya Kondrakhina, ICEF Principles of Accounting lecturer, Assistant Lecturer for the Management Accounting programme at the University of London and three-time winner of the Best Teacher award at ICEF, spoke on how to keep a lecture hall full of students interested in accounting, the latest technical tools in her arsenal and a childhood dream.
Ekaterina Kolchina Graduated from HSE ICEF with a bachelor’s in economics and finance. She then received her master’s in management from London Business School. Kolchina interned at KPMG before joining McKinsey in Moscow. While at McKinsey, she also worked on projects in Great Britain and Spain. After heading the project management office at Letovo School, Kolchina became deputy CEO of Papa John’s in Russia and the CIS.
Maria Verbetskaya, a 2018 ICEF Bachelor’s programme graduate, placed 2nd in HSE University’s Student Research Paper Competition (NIRS) and is now studying on the Master’s programme at the Rotterdam School of Management. In her interview Maria explains what she learnt from her participation in NIRS, how ICEF made her stronger and her love for management.
‘The ICEF Academia programme immerses students in advanced economics and teaches them how to think critically’
Danil Fedorovykh, Teacher of the Economic Thinking course within the Advanced Training programme tailored for the top students of ICEF, shares his experience of teaching first-year students and tells us about goals of the ICEF Academia programme.