«We follow the progress of our graduates and it brings us great joy. Many have glittering careers, and some of them, like those in the rankings, come under the spotlight. I think that there will be more instances of such public recognition with every passing year, – says Bulat Nureyev, Director of MBA SKOLKOVO. – That is the unique nature of the MBA: students come to us at a certain stage of their career, aged 23–35. And the programme is a great impetus for a new cycle of professional growth».
Ekaterina Regeda, Deputy General Director of Hals-Development, took first place for construction and development in the Directors of Legal Affairs category. Also representing this sector is Ekaterina Samorodova, PR Director at the FSK Group who completed the MBA programme at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO three years ago. She joined the top Directors of Public and Corporate Relations. Nikolay Parfentiev, MBA-6 graduate, was recognised in the category of IT Directors in the energy and fuel sector. Currently, he is Director of Digitalisation and Information Technologies at Rosseti. Two graduates of MBA-10 were recognised at the same time: Sergey Solovyev, Director General of T1, in the Senior Managers category, and Vasiliy Fokin, Head of ESG in Danone Russia, in the category for Directors for Corporate Social Responsibility.
«The graduates in these rankings represent the most diverse sectors and positions, and that's what the MBA is all about – it’s universal, and the knowledge acquired can be applied in many different areas, – emphasises Bulat Nureyev. – All the while, we're overhauling the programme, wanting to add more specialisation. Our students will have the opportunity to plot their educational trajectory and customize their teaching so that it is in line with them and their objectives».