Governing Bodies

Governing Bodies

  • Andrey Yakunin

    President of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Economics'97)
    Has an EMBA joint degree from London Business School and Columbia University GSB. Founder and Managing Partner of VIY Management, the Chair of the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA).
  • Alexander Arkhipov

    Executive Director of the SPbU Alumni Association

    Prior to joining the Association, Alexander was Community Investment and Internal Communications Director at JTI Russia. Career highlights include a senior management role at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. A graduate of St. Petersburg State University. Holds a Masters degree from King’s College London. In 2017 and in 2018 Alexander was listed among the best corporate sustainability managers in Russia in a ranking produced by the country’s Association of Managers.
  • George Abdushelishvili

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Economics’ 85)
    One of the Ward Howell Russia & CIS office founder. Senior partner. The chair of the board. Runs the projects in fields of corporate management, organizations’ transformation and business value growth. Philanthropist. The Global 200 Executive recruiters rating list participant. Member of boards of several commerce and educational organizations.
  • Maria Gorizontova

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Psychology'97), a graduate of Stockholm School of Economics
    Managed EMBA programmes of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia, was Chair of the Board of Directors at the Dve Palochki restaurant chain, Director of Strategic Development Department at Food Retail Group, General Director at SWISSAM Hospitality Business School.
  • Andrey Denisenkov

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Economics '97)
    Holds an MBA degree from the IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2012 to present Head of the Project Finance Department in charge of direct Investment and real estate at the non-state pension fund BLAGOSOSTOYANIE.
  • Maria Evnevich

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Economics’02, Law'07)
    Candidate of Economic Sciences (an equivalent to PhD awarded in Russia and ex-USSR), Associate Professor of SPbU. Since 2010 a member of the Board of Directors at Maxidom. Responsible for marketing, advertising, and public relations.
  • Andrey Nesterov

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Journalism’ 05)
    Strategic and operational marketing director, Tricolor. The Kommersant newspaper's List of the best marketing directors of Russia regular participant. SPbU and RANEPA academy visiting lecturer. Author of the educational courses, devoted to strategic communication and neuromarketing.
  • Egor Popov

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Management'00)
    A 1997 graduate of the SPbU Faculty of Economics, a 1998 graduate of the bachelor’s programme in Management, a 2000 graduate of the SPbU post-graduate school. Has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Since 2006 to present involved in construction and investment projects in real estate.
  • Igor Khodachek

    Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association

    An SPbU graduate (Geography '10)
    A 2008 graduate of The North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (formerly North-West Academy of Public Administration). In 2010 obtained a master’s degree from St Petersburg University in Geography. Since 2009 has been counsellor to the SPbU Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs. Participated in the development of the SPbU Strategic Plan 2020.