Companies about ICEF graduates
ICEF graduates make successful careers in leading companies both in Russia and abroad. Among the graduates, over 2000 to date, there are lots of great specialists, who contribute to the development of business and industry. Top managers of the leading companies share their opinions about ICEF graduates, talk about who they want to recruit in the financial field and in consulting and what demands are placed on the candidates.
Vladimir Chernyavsky McKinsey & Company senior partner
Consulting demands applied knowledge of how business works and how business decisions are made. How to elaborate a strategy? How to reach efficiency? What is quality product marketing? Young specialists face these questions every day. That is why such skills as how to define tasks, to think conceptually and in big-picture terms, not to fixate on details - this is all important for successful work in consulting.
Kirill Kondrashin, the head of debt capital market in C.I.S. region at J.P. Morgan
Language fluency and “implementation” into international environment are the main advantages of ICEF. It enables one to organize business communication on a new level. Moreover, ICEF offers a good mixture of fundamental knowledge and practical skills, which together with the international component makes it possible for the students to adapt quickly in global corporations.
Marat Ismagulov, HR director of Alfa-Bank
Fundamental higher education is essential for getting a good position in a prospering company. And the company's success is determined by the people. That is why the worker’s personal qualities are getting more and more important.
Ruslan Vesterovsky, Deputy Governor of The Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Banks are now in a process of transformation, they are turning into IT companies in some way. That is why the fintech orientation is undoubtedly a professional trend. Banks are looking for mathematicians, financiers, analysts with IT skills. Moreover, there is need in risk-analysis, IT security specialists. That is why classical education demands additional IT skills. These are the processes of automatization, integration of new IT products into classical banking spheres, data analytics with the use of special programmes and so on.
Larisa Vaipan, the head of the recruitment department of Bain & Company (Moscow office)
Strategic consulting has been working with students for a long time; for us it is the biggest part of recruitment. We take more people for entry-level jobs than for any others. In our business we always need to recruit many young and smart guys. Most of the staff in our company are from HSE, 60% from them are from ICEF. ICEF students are always in priority. We have never stopped hunting for them, even in the recent difficult months. I think it will not stop in the nearest future.