Marina Veldanova is Professor of Business Practice, Executive Coach and Director of the Healthcare Development Centre at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. She is the author of more than 80 scientific and business publications.
Marina graduated with honours from Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University as a pediatrician, and specialized in endocrinology. She also holds a PhD and Doctor of Science in Medicine.
In 1997-1998 she graduated with honours in Marketing from the International Academy of Marketing and Management (MAARMAN), studied Marketing at the Management Centre Europe in Belgium and at the International Institute of Management, giving numerous training sessions on developing and teaching staff, leaders and teams. In 2008, Marina graduated from the International Executive Programme at INSEAD (France).
Marina began her business career in marketing in 1993 with Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany and Austria). In 2000, Marina became Head of the Healthcare Marketing Department at Berlin-Chemie (Germany and Italy).
Marina became CEO of Polpharma SA (Poland) in 2006. After the company became a part of AKRIKHIN, one of the largest enterprises of finished medicines in Russia, she also held the position of Vice President for Marketing and Sales.
Since 2009, she has worked as CEO of Ipsen Pharma LLC (France) in Russia. Between 2014 and 2018, she managed the cluster of Russia and CIS companies in parallel as Senior Vice-President.
Marina took courses in Executive Coaching and Leaders as Teachers at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in 2018.
Marina was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Companies, a member of the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing, was recognized as the "Best Top Manager" of the Russian pharmaceutical industry in the 2008 Platinum Ounce competition and entered the "Top 1000 Best Managers of Russia" in 2014.
At the moment she is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Skolkovo Club of Independent Directors, member of Innovation & Leadership Community YBP Milano, expert on the She Leads project and is Director of the SKOLKOVO Healthcare Development Centre.
Marina is involved with top management and executive coaching, strategic consulting and research publications. Her teaching interests are in the areas of strategic marketing, leadership and team development.
Marina teaches on degree and corporate programs and leads projects for: Personnel Management Reserve RANEPA, Sberbank, Leaders of Russia, UTS, Gazprom Proektirovanie, Home credit bank, Otkritie Bank, Transcontainer, MPA, Alfa Bank, MOOVE, regional development programs and others.