Tele2, the alternative telecom operator, has joined the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU). The Company has thereby joined the ranks of the largest Russian and international companies in providing assistance in the organization of the work of the #1 Business School in Russia.
The representatives of Tele2 have joined the Strategy Committee under the Advisory Committee of GSOM SPbU. Among them there are Elena Ivanova, Deputy General Director for Organizational Development and Human Resource Management, and Svetlana Skvortsova, Deputy General Director for Strategic Planning and Big Data Management. The companies that are members of the Advisory Board of GSOM SPbU take an active part in the life of the University, and share their expertise and technologies. They assist in creating educational programs and assign some of their best staff as teaching practitioners and guest lecturers. The members of the Advisory Board support researchers and talented students with grants, and finance the key Business School development projects.
Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, GSOM SPbU Director:
“The role of business in education is growing and we are proud that the leaders of Russian business are joining the Advisory Board of GSOM SPbU. The best attract the best. The aim of our joint efforts is to provide future leaders with an education that meets the highest world standards. Together with the Advisors, we open broad career perspectives for the alumni of the Business School and believe that their future achievements will help contribute to the development and prosperity of our country”.
Svetlana Skvortsova, Deputy General Director for Strategic Planning and Big Data Management at Tele2:
“GSOM SPbU impresses us with its modern educational approach, success in development and recognition in the world. We are inspired by involvement in the formation of a new generation of Russian managers who are going to make a significant contribution to the future of national business. Tele2 positions itself as a company that acts according to different rules, changes the usual state of affairs and is ahead of its time. These principles cross the main guidelines of management education today: effectiveness, meeting the requirements of the day, and development of extraordinary decision making. All of these we see in the training of the Business School students”.