Two leading experts joined the GSOM SPbU faculty team

The friendly team of GSOM SPbU pleased to welcome two new professors in the GSOM SPbU faculty - known banker and crisis manager Stuart Lawson and specialist in enterprise architecture and modern approaches in management Maxim Arzumanyan.



Stuart Lawson


Stuart Lawson was nominated as the "Best Russian Banker" of 2007-2010. During over 36 years of banking experience he has worked in the posts of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of four Russian banks. For 25 years he worked at Citibank, including the post of Vice President of the company in the offices of 11 countries: England, Scotland, Greece, France, Norway, Italy and the United States, Kenya, Puerto Rico, and Russia.


He is the head of the British business center and executive director of the Moscow office of the company "Ernst & Young. He reads regularly lectures at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Vlerick Business School, Said Business School in Oxford, UK, MGIMO and Banking Institute of Higher School of Economics in Moscow and even in Moscow Art Theater School. He is a professor of GSOM SPbU since 2017.


Maxim Arzumanyan


Maxim Arzumanyan is co-founder and director of the Interuniversity Academic Competence Center for Enterprise Architecture «EA Lab» (2014), a leading expert of Russian consulting companies Consultant Business Engineering Group and Smart Architects (since 2012).


He is an educational programs architect, consultant in the business incubator INGRIA (2016). Permanent member of the community "Zhivie Goroda", a member of the program committee of the Forum of Zhivie Goroda". He took part as a speaker of TEDxSZIU conference. He has successful experience in implementing projects in the field of enterprise architecture, business process management and information for the PJSC "Gazprom", PJSC "Gazprom Neft", PJSC "Rosneft", "Russian Post", the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and Government of the Leningrad region. Since 2017 he is a professor of Information Technologies in Management department of GSOM SPbU.





Interview with Stuart Lawson "Gladiator's Lessons" about life, career path, and about the benefits of failures and errors.


  Video of Maxim Arzumanyan speech  "Unreasonable people in the world of reasonable technologies" at the TEDxSZIU conference.