• LUKSHA Pavel

    Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Member of the Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

    Pavel Luksha is a professor of practise at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Pavel has managed educational programmes for leaders in innovation, future education and R&D particularly in nuclear, electric power, oil and gas industries, etc. Pavel is an initiator of the Club R&D directors established in 2010 under the auspices of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, the State University – Higher School of Economics, Russian Venture Company and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

  • MELNYK Dara

    Researcher and the Head of the Research Group at SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre

    Dara has a BA from The National University of Ostroh Academy, an MA from St. Petersburg State University.


    Head of the SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre, Expert in developing and implementing educational programmes

    Olga Nazaykinskaya has been working in the field of management and business education since 2005. She is a developer of several corporate educational centres.


    PhD (Candidate of Sciences in Economics) is a Senior Analyst at SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre

    Nataliia’s professional and research interests include universities and their impact on regional development, university innovation, managerial competencies in the era of digital economy, public-private partnership. Natalia provides expert support, and prepares recommendations and lists of literature for the participants of educational programs at SEDeC and the SEDeC team.

  • SAKHAROVA Valeria

    Head of International Program to Strengthen TVET Systems and Labour Markets in CIS, Asia and the Middle East under cooperation of Russian Federation and International Labour Organisation

    In 2007-2009 Valeria was a leader of international Task Team on Quality in Fast Track Initiative partnership of the global program Education for All. In 2008-2011Valeria worked as a deputy director at the Centre for International Cooperation in Education Development.


    Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Founding Director, School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen

    Candidate of Sciences (St. Petersburg State U); PhD (UC Berkeley). In 2006-2009 – lecturer and Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University, in 2009 – 2011 – Newton international research fellow of the British Academy. An expert in strategic management of research universities, Dr. Shcherbenok leads project work in integrated programs and strategy sessions for university leadership. He is the author of a MOOC "Universities: Transformational Governance".

  • SMAGIN Ivan

    Research Fellow, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

    Ivan Smagin (MA, Manchester University/Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences) has been working at SKOLKOVO Business School since 2010. As a moderator he took part in several educational programmes and foresights including New Leaders of Higher Education, Teams 5/100: The Global Competitiveness of Russian Universities, Foresight Fleet-2012, New Leaders of Higher Education – 2014, New Leaders of Evraz-2014, etc.