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Business programme 2018

January 23
16:00–17:00 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda Russia is a major player in global information technology with scientists, startups, and major companies all contributing innovations in a diverse array of areas – from block-chain and fintech to cyber security and smart city technologies. What are the most recent ‘Made in Russia’ innovations to enter the global marketplace? What role are Russia’s cities playing in the deployment and scaling of new technologies?
Russia is a major player in global information technology with scientists, startups, and major companies all contributing innovations in a diverse array of areas – from block-chain and fintech to cyber security and smart city technologies. What are the most recent ‘Made in Russia’ innovations to enter the global marketplace? What role are Russia’s cities playing in the deployment and scaling of new technologies?
Moderator:
Tom Blackwell
CEO, EM
CEO, EM
Panellists:
Alexander Borodich
Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform
Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform
Alexander Borodich is a founder of Universa Blockchain for businesses and VentureClub, Russia’s number one crowd investment platform and investor club, a business angel, with a track record of over 70 investment projects. Key areas of investment: internet of things, cloud computing, smart cities and SaaS at the seed and idea stages.
He is a managing partner of Future Action, a digital marketing agency, and founder of FutureLabs, a laboratory of the future engaged in the development of technology complex systems. For four years, Alexander Borodich was in charge of online marketing at Acronis, a US-based major global IT company specializing in data protection solutions. He started numerous successful digital companies and developed Affiliate marketing, Google AdWords, SEO, and SMO.
As the head of marketing at Mail.Ru Group, he oversaw marketing projects, negotiations with key partners, company’s product line promotion, SEO/SEM strategy, and event management. Since 2010, an entrepreneur. He is the Head of the Economic Council of Liberland.
Alexander has often been a speaker at industry conferences. He is a mentor and lecturer at the marketing department of the Higher School of Economics. He was the head of the Moscow State University School of Economics and Mathematics from 2010 till 2013, where he has been teaching New Economics for over 13 years.
Alexander Borodich received MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) in 2007, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, and got a degree in marketing at the Higher School of Economics National Research University.
Kirill Varlamov
Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Kirill Varlamov is a head of Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), created by the current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. IIDF was established in March 2013. IIDF main goals are financial and consulting support of internet projects at all stages of development, searching and selecting startups and growing them to a highly valuable business.
Kirill is also a CEO at Naumen, company cofounded with Аleksandr Davydov in 2001. Naumen is one of the leading companies in software development in Russia.
Born in 1974 in a city of Sverdlovsk, Kirill graduated Ural State Technical University in 1996, attended classes at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. In 2012 Kirill graduated Moscow management school Skolkovo as Executive MBA. In November 2012 Kirill became a winner at national finals of Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year” in IT section. That contest is being held for 27 years in 140 cities of 50 countries around the world.
Sergey Gorkov
Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Born December 1, 1968, in the Orenburg Oblast.In 1994, graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of Russia with a specialization in Law. In 2002, graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a specialization in Finance & Credit.1994-1997 — Deputy Head and Head of the HR Department at Menatep Bank.1997-2005 — held senior positions at the HR departments of Yukos and Yukos Moscow oil companies.2008-2010 — Director of the HR Policy Department of Sberbank of Russia2010-2016 — member of the Executive Board and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank.From February, 2016 — State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Chairman.Has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Services to the Fatherland, 2nd class and the Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Aleksandr Ivanov
Chief Executive Officer, Waves Platform
Chief Executive Officer, Waves Platform
Sasha Ivanov graduated from Moscow State University in 2001, having studied in the Theoretical Physics faculty. He undertook further study at Leipzig University in Germany, and took an early interest in electronic currencies. From 2008-09 he was involved in programming bots to trade on the international forex markets, making use of artificial neural networks, later working on trading operations and neural network trading systems for banks.
In 2013 Sasha launched Coinomat.com, the first instant cryptocurrency exchange, and in 2014 created CoinoUSD, the first fiat-backed crypto token. In 2015 he launched Coinoindex.com, the first tradeable cryptocurrency index, and the Cryptoasset.fund blockchain-based venture fund, which held $200K under management.
In 2016 Sasha founded custom tokens blockchain platform Waves, which crowdfunded $16M (30,000 BTC).
Andrey Kuzyaev
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Andrey Kuzyaev, born on October 6, 1965, in Perm, Russia.
In 1987, he graduated from the Perm State University with a degree in Economics.
In 1991, founded and took the lead of one of the first exchanges in Russia, Perm Commodity Exchange, later reorganized to become Perm Financial and Industrial Group (PFIG) of which he is Chairman of the Board and owner. One of the main assets of PFIG since 2005 is ER Telecom Holding. The Group also holds assets in oilfield services, financial sector, and real estate. PFIG consists of 50 companies that employ over 20 000 people.
Since its establishment in 1995 and until 2003, Andrey Kuzyaev was General Director of LUKOIL-Perm, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company. In 2000, he was appointed President of LUKOIL Overseas, operator of LUKOIL's international upstream projects, and in 2005, Vice President of LUKOIL Oil Company.
In December 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Board of ER-Telecom Holding, and in July 2015, he was appointed as President of the company.
Andrey Kuzyaev is also Chairman of the Board of the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund and Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Perm State University.
Nikolay Nikiforov
Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Nikiforov was assigned the role Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation on May 21, 2012. Earlier he took position of Executive Director in the Information Technology Centre of Tatarstan Republic, and later Deputy Prime Minister of Communications in Tatarstan Republic. He has successfully completed a large-scale project on development and integration of electronic government in the Republic of Tatarstan.
Sergei Cheryomin
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Born July 5th , 1963 in Kislovodsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a specialization in international journalism and completed his postgraduate course at Moscow State University specializing in global economic issues.
In 1992, he was an intern at the New York Institute under the Investments and International Accounts Program and in 1993 joined a course for banking specialists at Fairfield University (USA).
From 1991 to 2003 Mr. Cheremin headed various banks.
In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Moscow Bank of Reconstruction and Development (MBRD).
From 2005 to 2009 he acted as the Chairman of the Board of MBRD, he also served as Senior Vice President and Head of External Relations of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009 to 2010 — Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009— Chairman of the Board of Business Council for Cooperation with India, member of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
November 8th 2010, Mr.Cheremin was appointed Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Department for External Economic and International Relations.
In 2015 was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
January 24
11:00–12:30 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
Russian Competitiveness in the Global Energy Sector In an era of growing competition in energy markets, Russia holds an uncontested advantage in its first-class resource base, geographical location, and attractive regulatory system. The Russian fuel and energy sector is attractive to investors in all key regions, from the point of view of both its development potential and valuations of its assets. What steps should be taken by Russian companies (and by the government in support of them) to leverage Russia’s experience and competitive advantages in organizing and managing complex technical solutions? How can advantages in energy sector be leveraged to stimulate the development of corresponding industries? How are technical innovations impacting the global energy balance, and what steps should Russia take to both respond to and embrace these changes?
In an era of growing competition in energy markets, Russia holds an uncontested advantage in its first-class resource base, geographical location, and attractive regulatory system. The Russian fuel and energy sector is attractive to investors in all key regions, from the point of view of both its development potential and valuations of its assets. What steps should be taken by Russian companies (and by the government in support of them) to leverage Russia’s experience and competitive advantages in organizing and managing complex technical solutions? How can advantages in energy sector be leveraged to stimulate the development of corresponding industries? How are technical innovations impacting the global energy balance, and what steps should Russia take to both respond to and embrace these changes?
Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
With two decades of journalism under his belt at Bloomberg Television and CNN, Ryan Chilcote's been an eyewitness to many of the biggest stories of our time. Thanks to his unique background spanning general and financial news, Chilcote is as at home interviewing world leaders and politicians at the World Economic Forum in Davos as he is reporting from the world's front lines. Ryan has received several awards for his work. Among them: an Emmy nomination for Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences, a New York Film Festival World Medal, a Clarion Award, and a nomination at the Prix Bayeux Competition for War Correspondents. Chilcote's relentless reporting has taken him from the United States throughout the whole of Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Iceland. After graduating from the University of California in 1995, Chilcote moved to Russia where he worked for CNN and traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union. In 2007, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Bloomberg. Since March 2017, he joined the PBS NewsHour team.
Panellists:
Vagit Alekperov
President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
Graduated from the M. Azizbekov Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute in 1974. Doctor of Economics. Full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Recipient of five orders and eight medals, and a Certificate of Gratitude from the Russian Federation President. Two times winner of the RF Government Prize. Employed since 1968; worked at oil fields in Azerbaijan and Western Siberia. 1987-1990: General Director of the Production Association Kogalymneftegaz of Glavtyumenneftegaz of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas. 1990–1991: Deputy Minister; First Deputy Minister of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas. 1992-1993: President of the Oil Concern Langepasuraikogalymneft. 1993–2000: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO “LUKOIL”. Since 1993: President of OAO “LUKOIL”.
Elected to the LUKOIL Board of Directors since 1993.
Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 26, 1972 in Moscow.
Education
1994: Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economic Cybernetics.
1994: Graduated from the New Economic School with a Masters in Economics.
1997: Graduated from Duke University in North Carolina with a Masters in Economics.
Experience
1994: Consultant, senior expert, chief executive and scientific director of the Economic Expert Group of the Russian Ministry of Finance.
2000: Expert at the Centre for Strategic Research.
August 2000: Adviser to the Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2001: Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2004-2008: Head of the Presidential Experts' Directorate.
2008-May 2012: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order.
Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
Dr. Yergin is the Pulitzer Prize-winner for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which has been translated into 20 languages. He is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.
In 2014, the Prime Minister of India presented Dr. Yergin with “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.” In 2015, the University of Pennsylvania presented him with the first Carnot Prize for “distinguished contributions to energy policy.” Dr. Yergin was awarded the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”
Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, and on the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. He is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union and became an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing.
Dmitry Konov
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Year of birth: 1970
1994: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in International Economic Relations.
2001: Received an IMD MBA degree.
2004–2009: Various positions at OAO AK SIBUR, including Advisor to the President, Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, President, member of the Board of Directors.
2005–2012: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO SIBUR Russian Tyres.
2006–2011: President of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2007–2010: Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Polief.
2007–2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Sibur-Trans.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO RusVinyl.
Since 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO SNHK.
2008–2011:Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Sibur-Fertilizers.
Since 2009: Chairman of the Management Board of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2010–2013: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO Tobolsk-Polymer.
Since 2014: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgaz .
Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO STGM, ZAO STGM.
2011 - 2016: General Director of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
Mr. Konov served in the Treasury Department of OAO NK YUKOS, held various positions at AKB Trust and Investment Bank, including Vice President – Head of the Investment Banking Department and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Department, was a member of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and OAO Gazprombank.
Alexander Novak
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr Alexander Novak, born August 23rd , 1971 in Donetsk region of Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy. From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk. In 2002-2007 was Vice Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk Krai administration. From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai. From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008, a member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. He is a graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
Denis Khramov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Graduated in 1997 from the Urals State Law Academy with a degree in Law. In 1999 completed a master’s course in Private Law with the Russian School of Private Law. In 2004, he obtained his candidate degree in Law.
From 1995 he was an in-house counsel at Transneftegaz CJSC. In 1997, he joined the Legal Center for Northern Territories as a lawyer and was subsequently appointed Chief Specialist and Deputy Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy in 1999.
In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
In 2002, he joined Zarubezhneft JSC as Deputy Head of Division with the responsibility of supervising subsoil use, economic and financial affairs. In 2007 he became Senior Lawyer at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
From 2008 he held a number of positions with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including Chief Officer for State Policy and Regulation in Geology and Subsoil Use and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and was appointed First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in 2014. During his service with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, he was in charge of economic and financial affairs, geology and subsoil use.
His outstanding service was recognized with awards at different levels.
In December 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at OAO NOVATEK.
17:00–18:00 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
It’s More Than Just Football: Realizing the Opportunities of World Cup 2018 With the support of the Department for External Economic and International Relations, Moscow City Government According to experts, Russia’s attractiveness to foreign investors has risen over the last two years. An important role in this process has been played by various major international sporting events held in the country, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the World Cup, which attract an enormous number of fans, tourists, and business executives, provide the country with an opportunity to demonstrate its potential, and stimulate the development of infrastructure which can be used in the longer term. How are the authorities in Moscow making use of these opportunities? Where are the most favourable conditions for investment being created? Which sectors benefit the most from the hosting of major events? Moscow is expecting more than a million extra tourists during World Cup 2018 – is the city ready to receive them? How can the economic impact of hosting major events be assessed? What conditions must the Moscow authorities put in place in order not to miss out on the positive effects? Which sectors might receive the strongest stimulus for growth? What other positive effects do major international sporting events have on life in major cities? What other events outside the world of sport could have a positive influence on the investment climate? What plans are in place to make use of the infrastructure that will remain after World Cup 2018?
According to experts, Russia’s attractiveness to foreign investors has risen over the last two years. An important role in this process has been played by various major international sporting events held in the country, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the World Cup, which attract an enormous number of fans, tourists, and business executives, provide the country with an opportunity to demonstrate its potential, and stimulate the development of infrastructure which can be used in the longer term. How are the authorities in Moscow making use of these opportunities? Where are the most favourable conditions for investment being created? Which sectors benefit the most from the hosting of major events? Moscow is expecting more than a million extra tourists during World Cup 2018 – is the city ready to receive them? How can the economic impact of hosting major events be assessed? What conditions must the Moscow authorities put in place in order not to miss out on the positive effects? Which sectors might receive the strongest stimulus for growth? What other positive effects do major international sporting events have on life in major cities? What other events outside the world of sport could have a positive influence on the investment climate? What plans are in place to make use of the infrastructure that will remain after World Cup 2018?
Moderator:
Tinatin Kandelaki
General Producer, Match TV
General Producer, Match TV
Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2x2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
2002–2007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
2008–2011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later –Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
2010–2012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.
Panellists:
Shlomo Weber
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
2016 – present Rector — New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 2013 - present — Academic Director, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1997 – 2016— Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University.Some of Professional And Other Positions:Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Executive Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Board of Directors, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the International Academic Council, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Education Research Consortium (EERC).Some of recent Academic Awards:2013 – Winner of the National Megagrant Competition,3rd wave, The Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation; 2010 –Fernand Braudel Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence; 2004 – E.H.E.S.S. Professorship, University of Toulouse, France; 2002 – The Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists; 2000 – Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.Some of the administrative duties:Academic Director, International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia, Research Director, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Chairman, Department of Economics, SMU.
Alexander Ivlev
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Alexander is the leader of EY Russia. He is actively involved in the work of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia. At the 2007 World Economic Forum, Alexander was entered in the list of Young Global Leaders, and in 2009 he was included in the top 100 young leaders in the Russian Presidential Reserve. He is vice president of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Russia.
Alexander is a member of the Expert Council of the Open Innovations Forum, the Executive Committee of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Public Council of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. He leads the National Business Initiative’s road map Improving the quality of the regulatory environment for business.
Alexander supervises the Entrepreneur of the Year program in Russia.
Alexander has over twenty years of experience in strategic development, client service and government and corporate affairs.
He is a graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University (1991) and has an EMBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2003).
Victoria Lopyreva
Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018
Ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018
Alexis Rodzianko
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, came to this role after three decades as a banker in New York and Moscow. He held senior positions in IFC Metropol, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan in Moscow from 1995 through 2013. Previously he was a senior banker at Chemical Bank in New York in the Emerging Markets business of the bank.
He serves as an independent member of the Board of SKB Bank in Russia and is a member of the Board of Centurion Capital (a Russian microfinance company).
Before receiving his MBA from Columbia University in 1980, he served as interpreter at the SALT II negotiations in Geneva. He is a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College.
A fluent Russian speaker, he owns the Moscow Polo Club and represents Russia at the International Polo Federation (FIP). He is married and lives in Moscow with his wife Inna.
Sergei Cheryomin
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
Born July 5th , 1963 in Kislovodsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a specialization in international journalism and completed his postgraduate course at Moscow State University specializing in global economic issues.
In 1992, he was an intern at the New York Institute under the Investments and International Accounts Program and in 1993 joined a course for banking specialists at Fairfield University (USA).
From 1991 to 2003 Mr. Cheremin headed various banks.
In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Moscow Bank of Reconstruction and Development (MBRD).
From 2005 to 2009 he acted as the Chairman of the Board of MBRD, he also served as Senior Vice President and Head of External Relations of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009 to 2010 — Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSFC Sistema.
From 2009— Chairman of the Board of Business Council for Cooperation with India, member of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
November 8th 2010, Mr.Cheremin was appointed Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Department for External Economic and International Relations.
In 2015 was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
January 25
11:00–12:00 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
Russia: New Production Hub Manufacturing accounts for 63% of Russia’s industrial sector, and it continues to expand at a rapid rate. Policies designed to support investors and train highly-qualified management and skilled staff, as well as increase productivity, make Russia an increasingly attractive location for establishing new manufacturing facilities. Which sectors offer the most potential and what modern technologies can be deployed to boost productivity and returns on manufacturing in Russia? What are the main challenges confronting investors seeking to launch production in Russia, and what recent case studies best illustrative successful ventures?
Manufacturing accounts for 63% of Russia’s industrial sector, and it continues to expand at a rapid rate. Policies designed to support investors and train highly-qualified management and skilled staff, as well as increase productivity, make Russia an increasingly attractive location for establishing new manufacturing facilities. Which sectors offer the most potential and what modern technologies can be deployed to boost productivity and returns on manufacturing in Russia? What are the main challenges confronting investors seeking to launch production in Russia, and what recent case studies best illustrative successful ventures?
Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
With two decades of journalism under his belt at Bloomberg Television and CNN, Ryan Chilcote's been an eyewitness to many of the biggest stories of our time. Thanks to his unique background spanning general and financial news, Chilcote is as at home interviewing world leaders and politicians at the World Economic Forum in Davos as he is reporting from the world's front lines. Ryan has received several awards for his work. Among them: an Emmy nomination for Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences, a New York Film Festival World Medal, a Clarion Award, and a nomination at the Prix Bayeux Competition for War Correspondents. Chilcote's relentless reporting has taken him from the United States throughout the whole of Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Iceland. After graduating from the University of California in 1995, Chilcote moved to Russia where he worked for CNN and traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union. In 2007, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Bloomberg. Since March 2017, he joined the PBS NewsHour team.
Panellists:
Yossi BenAmram
President, Europe, Russia, Africa and Middle East (EURAM), MSD
President, Europe, Russia, Africa and Middle East (EURAM), MSD
Hemant Kanoria
Chairman, Managing Director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
Chairman, Managing Director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
A pioneer in the field of infrastructure, Hemant Kanoria has reshaped India's infrastructure landscape with innovative ideas and a strong passion for excellence. "Srei" was conceptualised in 1989 as an initiative marking the entry of private sector in the field of infrastructure, a domain hitherto restricted to public sector. In the last two decades, Srei has been developed into one of India's largest holistic infrastructure institutions with an asset base of around USD 5.5 billion. Hemant's contribution towards inclusive infrastructure development in India has been non-pareil. He is a visionary and a strategist who always believes in offering simple solutions to complex problems. Many of his ideas were first of its kind and created new business sectors. He is known in the country for having unleashed a new wave of rural entrepreneurship. He is also the Trustee of the Kanoria Foundation which, under its umbrella, has entities with a total asset base of about USD 10 billion. The group is at the vanguard of thought leadership in the country, especially in the area of infrastructure development and financing. Hemant has over three decades of experience in industry, trade and financial services. He is currently serving as Board Member in the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, Neotia University and New Delhi Institute of Management. He has held several prestigious positions like President of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure and served on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) besides being a Member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India.
Dmitry Konov
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Year of birth: 1970
1994: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in International Economic Relations.
2001: Received an IMD MBA degree.
2004–2009: Various positions at OAO AK SIBUR, including Advisor to the President, Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, President, member of the Board of Directors.
2005–2012: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO SIBUR Russian Tyres.
2006–2011: President of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2007–2010: Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Polief.
2007–2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Sibur-Trans.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO RusVinyl.
Since 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO SNHK.
2008–2011:Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Sibur-Fertilizers.
Since 2009: Chairman of the Management Board of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2010–2013: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO Tobolsk-Polymer.
Since 2014: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgaz .
Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO STGM, ZAO STGM.
2011 - 2016: General Director of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
Mr. Konov served in the Treasury Department of OAO NK YUKOS, held various positions at AKB Trust and Investment Bank, including Vice President – Head of the Investment Banking Department and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Department, was a member of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and OAO Gazprombank.
Andrey Kuzyaev
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Andrey Kuzyaev, born on October 6, 1965, in Perm, Russia.
In 1987, he graduated from the Perm State University with a degree in Economics.
In 1991, founded and took the lead of one of the first exchanges in Russia, Perm Commodity Exchange, later reorganized to become Perm Financial and Industrial Group (PFIG) of which he is Chairman of the Board and owner. One of the main assets of PFIG since 2005 is ER Telecom Holding. The Group also holds assets in oilfield services, financial sector, and real estate. PFIG consists of 50 companies that employ over 20 000 people.
Since its establishment in 1995 and until 2003, Andrey Kuzyaev was General Director of LUKOIL-Perm, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company. In 2000, he was appointed President of LUKOIL Overseas, operator of LUKOIL's international upstream projects, and in 2005, Vice President of LUKOIL Oil Company.
In December 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Board of ER-Telecom Holding, and in July 2015, he was appointed as President of the company.
Andrey Kuzyaev is also Chairman of the Board of the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund and Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Perm State University.
Maxim Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on the 21 July 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 graduated from Higher School of Economics (Masters in Economics). 04.2002 – 06.2006 – serve in various capacitites at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. 07.2006 – 07.2010 – serve in various capacitites at Rosbank, Société Générale group. 07.2010 – 06.2012 – Head of Research on Russia and CIS at Crédit Agricole CIB. 06.2012 – 08.2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital. 09.2013 – 03.2015 – Head of the long-term strategic planning department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. 03.2015 – 11.2016 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. From 30 November 2016 – Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Heinz Haller
The Dow Chemical Company, President, Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa; Executive Vice-President
The Dow Chemical Company, President, Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa; Executive Vice-President
13:00–14:00 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
Russia–USA Bilateral Relations One Year on Supported by the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) and American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Over the last few years, relations between Russia and the United States have been characterized by increased tension and decreased understanding. Commercial relations, while clearly underdeveloped, represent one of the few areas where Russians and Americans continue to work together as Russia’s economy has turned the corner from recovery to slow growth. What can we expect for Russian–American relations in 2018? What are the strategic issues that require closer cooperation between the two countries and what can be done to mitigate points of disagreement? What could serve as a foundation for improving relations, and what steps should the leaders of Russia and the US take to strengthen mutual trust? How can business play a role in improving relations?
Over the last few years, relations between Russia and the United States have been characterized by increased tension and decreased understanding. Commercial relations, while clearly underdeveloped, represent one of the few areas where Russians and Americans continue to work together as Russia’s economy has turned the corner from recovery to slow growth. What can we expect for Russian–American relations in 2018? What are the strategic issues that require closer cooperation between the two countries and what can be done to mitigate points of disagreement? What could serve as a foundation for improving relations, and what steps should the leaders of Russia and the US take to strengthen mutual trust? How can business play a role in improving relations?
Moderator:
Daniel Russell
President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
Daniel A. Russell is the President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Business Council. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus and for international security and arms control issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs until July 2013. A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Russell served as Chief of Staff to Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns from 2008 to 2009, as Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow from 2005 to 2008 and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2000 to 2003.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Mr. Russell has held positions in Washington and abroad, including Director of the Office of Russian Affairs, Director of the Office of European Political and Security Affairs, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg, Special Assistant for Europe to the Under Secretary of Political Affairs, and First Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Mr. Russell has worked in the State Department offices responsible for relations with the United Kingdom and Cuba and served at the U.S. Embassies in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Russell holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Panellists:
Shlomo Weber
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
2016 – present Rector — New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 2013 - present — Academic Director, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1997 – 2016— Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University.Some of Professional And Other Positions:Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Executive Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Board of Directors, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the International Academic Council, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Education Research Consortium (EERC).Some of recent Academic Awards:2013 – Winner of the National Megagrant Competition,3rd wave, The Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation; 2010 –Fernand Braudel Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence; 2004 – E.H.E.S.S. Professorship, University of Toulouse, France; 2002 – The Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists; 2000 – Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.Some of the administrative duties:Academic Director, International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia, Research Director, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Chairman, Department of Economics, SMU.
Thomas Graham
Managing Director, Kissinger Associates
Managing Director, Kissinger Associates
Fyodor Lukyanov
Research Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Fyodor Lukyanov was an international journalist in 1990-2002. He collaborated with numerous newspapers, radio and television broadcasters. Since 2002, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Russia in Global Affairs journal. In 2012, Lukyanov was appointed as the Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy – one of the oldest Russian NGOs. Since 2015, Fyodor Lukyanov has been the Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. Fyodor Lukyanov is a Research Professor at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University – Higher School of Economics. He is considered one of the most well-known Russian experts in the field of international relations and foreign affairs, author of numerous articles in Russian and foreign media. Lukyanov received the Government Award of the Russian Federation in 2011 for his contribution to international journalism.
Alexis Rodzianko
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, came to this role after three decades as a banker in New York and Moscow. He held senior positions in IFC Metropol, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan in Moscow from 1995 through 2013. Previously he was a senior banker at Chemical Bank in New York in the Emerging Markets business of the bank.
He serves as an independent member of the Board of SKB Bank in Russia and is a member of the Board of Centurion Capital (a Russian microfinance company).
Before receiving his MBA from Columbia University in 1980, he served as interpreter at the SALT II negotiations in Geneva. He is a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College.
A fluent Russian speaker, he owns the Moscow Polo Club and represents Russia at the International Polo Federation (FIP). He is married and lives in Moscow with his wife Inna.
15:00–16:30 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Panel session
New Socioeconomic Challenges and Successful Practices for Overcoming Them With each passing year, increasing attention is being devoted worldwide to solving social development challenges faced by society, including by means of large-scale initiatives undertaken by major charitable foundations, governments, and intergovernmental organizations. The latest trends in this area include challenges that have emerged in the social sector as a result of digitization and robotization, and the search for ways of effectively integrating technology into systems for providing social and charitable assistance, as well as the development of the concept of ‘social investment’, which promotes the idea of investing in projects and initiatives designed to achieve a significant social and/or environmental impact. How can the potential of the digital economy be harnessed to solve socially important problems in Russia and at a global level? What issues in social development and philanthropy are most current and in need of priority attention? For which issues can we already provide a response by ensuring the necessary support for relevant projects? Which support formats are the most effective (assistance at the initial stages of a project, consolidation of current projects and initiatives, assessment of the impact of projects that have already been implemented, etc.)? How is organized charitable activity involving government, charitable foundations, business, and social investors already responding to new social challenges in Russia and the world? Which global best practices should be followed in tackling problems in the social sector? What steps should Russia take to strengthen its role as part of the global socioeconomic agenda?
With each passing year, increasing attention is being devoted worldwide to solving social development challenges faced by society, including by means of large-scale initiatives undertaken by major charitable foundations, governments, and intergovernmental organizations. The latest trends in this area include challenges that have emerged in the social sector as a result of digitization and robotization, and the search for ways of effectively integrating technology into systems for providing social and charitable assistance, as well as the development of the concept of ‘social investment’, which promotes the idea of investing in projects and initiatives designed to achieve a significant social and/or environmental impact. How can the potential of the digital economy be harnessed to solve socially important problems in Russia and at a global level? What issues in social development and philanthropy are most current and in need of priority attention? For which issues can we already provide a response by ensuring the necessary support for relevant projects? Which support formats are the most effective (assistance at the initial stages of a project, consolidation of current projects and initiatives, assessment of the impact of projects that have already been implemented, etc.)? How is organized charitable activity involving government, charitable foundations, business, and social investors already responding to new social challenges in Russia and the world? Which global best practices should be followed in tackling problems in the social sector? What steps should Russia take to strengthen its role as part of the global socioeconomic agenda?
Moderator:
Tinatin Kandelaki
General Producer, Match TV
General Producer, Match TV
Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2x2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
2002–2007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
2008–2011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later –Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
2010–2012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.
Panellists:
Olga Bashkirova
CEO, Renova Charity Foundation
CEO, Renova Charity Foundation
Irina Efremova-Garth
Head of Corporate Citizenship, IBM Russia/CIS, board member of Donors Forum
Head of Corporate Citizenship, IBM Russia/CIS, board member of Donors Forum
Piers Cumberlege
Board director and Vice Chair of the investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)
Board director and Vice Chair of the investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)
Maria Krasnikova
Director, Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Director, Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Abigail Nobel
CEO, ImPact
CEO, ImPact
Dmitry Polikanov
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
Education
In 1998 graduated the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). One year later he defended his PhD in political science there.
Professional background
In 2003-2006, he was Director for Public and International Relations at the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). In 2007-2012, he was at the leading positions in the United Russia party. In 2012-2013, he was First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society. In 2014 he helped to set up and headed the Con-nection charity foundation, the goal of which is to establish the sustainable system of assistance to the deafblind people in the Russian regions.
Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Government, Public Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Council on Charity in Social Sphere at the Russian Government, a number of ministerial and inter-agency working groups. Since 2017 Dr. Polikanov presides the Executive Board of the Donors’ Forum. Member of the board of a number of NGOs, including the Board of Trustees of the “Lake Baikal” charity.
Dr Polikanov is the author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, Russian foreign and domestic policy. He was also a top manager at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Federal Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation.
Hobby
Exotic travels in Russia and abroad.
Valerie Rockefeller
Board Member of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Board Member of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Shamina Singh
President, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
President, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
Alexander Stuglev
Chief Executive Officer, The Roscongress Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, The Roscongress Foundation
After graduating from Ustinov Baltic State Technical University (St. Petersburg) in 1996, Alexander Stuglev began his career organizing conventions and conferences at the company Exhibitions-Seminars-Business (ESB). He was shortly appointed CEO of ESB and became one of the founders of convention and exhibition activities in Russia.
In 2006, Stuglev took over the company Restek Congress, the main contractor for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. A year later, he became Executive Director of the SPIEF Foundation, the Forum’s operator. In 2009, Stuglev was appointed CEO of the SPIEF Foundation. In the following years, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum became the largest event of its kind in Russia with participants traditionally including heads of state, top politicians, and leaders of global business.
In December 2015, the SPIEF Foundation was renamed Roscongress Foundation and became the operator of several major convention and exhibition events in Russia, including forums in Sochi and Vladivostok as well as the Foundation’s offsite sessions abroad.
Alexander Stuglev was awarded the Medal of the Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland’, second class, on 17 August 2017 for his contribution to preparation for and the holding of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Alexander Tkachenko
Archipiest, Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Archipiest, Chairman of the Committee for Philanthropy, Civic Education, and Social Responsibility of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Anna Yanchevskaya
President and Chairman of the Management Board of Sistema Charitable Foundation
President and Chairman of the Management Board of Sistema Charitable Foundation
18:00–18:30 (GMT+1)
Conference Hall №2 (Level -1)
Broadcast
Press Briefing by Arkady Dvorkovic, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation