Yuriy Fedotov, Head of the Department of Operations Management at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), has been appointed Executive Director of GSOM SPbU.
“GSOM SPbU is now facing a difficult task: in a changing and difficult to predict reality, not only to remain one of the best international business schools in Russia and Eastern Europe, but also to continue its effective development, ensuring the achievement of new ambitious goals. Our mission is to create knowledge, develop leaders and changing the world for the better is the cornerstone of GSOM SPbU. The main criterion for its success is the high quality of educational programs, research and applied studies, as well as the demand for alumni in the labor market. Now the latter is especially important for us: it is necessary to help both those who graduate and current students in career development. With the support of GSOM SPbU trustees and partners, we intend to provide all students with educational practices and interesting internships in the summer. Improving the quality of education is a process that never stops, and business representatives who are members of the boards of educational programs are always actively involved in it. Now we will be assisted in this work by the emerging The Teaching Excellence Lab. The research work of the GSOM SPbU teams is no less significant - research and practice must go hand in hand so that the effectiveness of managerial decisions is up to par and in line with current trends.”
Yuriy Fedotov has been working at GSOM SPbU since the first day of its foundation. He is a PhD in Economics and Associate Professor at the Department of Operational Management at St. Petersburg University, as well as the Chief Editor of the Russian Journal of Management.
Konstantin Krotov, who previously held the position of First Deputy Director of GSOM SPbU, continued his career at SKEMA Business School (France). On behalf of the entire team, Yuriy Fedotov thanked him for his years of work at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University and noted K. Krotov’s personal contribution to the development of the Business School Development Strategy until 2025 and the successful completion of audit procedures by leading international associations, which allowed GSOM SPbU to become the first and only in Russia, the owner of the prestigious "triple crown" accreditations EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.