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Faculty

The best professors from the world’s leading business schools teach at the SKOLKOVO MBA: INSEAD, IESE, Cambridge, Stanford, Duke, MIT, HKUST, CEIBS, etc.

Each of them has an impressive suite of academic knowledge, and also successful practical consulting or research experience. The professors draft their own academic courses tailored specifically for the SKOLKOVO MBA, adapting international practice to Russian realities and the specifics of the class.

    • Benoit Leleux
      IMD
      Entrepreneurship

      Benoit Leleux

      IMD

      Entrepreneurship

      Benoit Leleux is an internationally recognised specialist in entrepreneurship, venture capital, private investments and family businesses.

      Benoit has several academic degrees, including a PhD from INSEAD, specialising in Corporate Finance and Venture Capital and MBA from Virginia Tech. Now he teaches at IMD, where he ran for a long time the MBA programme and research centre. Since 2008 Benoit has been director of the IMD award Lombard Odier Global Family Business.

      Benoit’s educational courses for managers at all levels have received more than a dozen international awards and are used at leading international corporations.

    • Lluis Martinez-Ribes
      ESADE
      Marketing

      Lluis Martinez-Ribes

      ESADE

      Marketing

      Lluis Martinez-Ribes has an MBA from ESADE, University of Stirling (Great Britain) and Harvard Business School. Today he is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Innovation in Marketing and Retail at ESASE, one of the world’s top business schools.

      Lluis has worked in 26 countries for such companies as Bayer, Coca-Cola, Danone, Desigual, Heineken, Ikea, Nestlé, Pepsico and Unilever. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Academy of Retail Trade and was appointed an Expert in Retail Innovation for the European Commission.

    • Pierre Casse
      Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
      Leadership

      Pierre Casse

      Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

      Leadership

      Pierre Casse is Professor at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and a visiting lecturer at a number of universities in France, England and the USA. Previously he was Professor at IMD and Chair of the Faculty of Leadership at Solvay Business School. Pierre is Dean Emeritus of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership

      Pierre’s research interests include organisational behaviour, the global market and cultural differences, international negotiations and strategic leadership. He has published several books on these topics, and in 2016 the publishing house Alpina Publisher issued Pierre’s first book in Russian: Challenging Leadership: The Skolkovo Approach.

      Pierre advises a number of multinationals and is the general director of the Business Innovation Network, President of the Private Foundation and independent director of a Russian bank.

    • Derrald Stice
      Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
      Financial Accounting

      Derrald Stice

      Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

      Financial Accounting

      Derrald Stice teaches at HKUST on master’s programmes, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, and is a professor of Financial Accounting at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Derrald has significant experience of working in CIS countries: in the past he lived in Ukraine and taught in Kazakhstan. He has won teaching awards on numerous occasions.

      As well as teaching, Derrald is a financial consultant and dedicates most of his time to research. His area of expertise is accounting and its use on capital markets, and also how to avert stagnation and crisis in business. Derrald’s research is constantly published in topical publications. In 2016 he published a number of articles in the Wall Street Journal.

    • Nikos Tsikriktsis
      CEIBS
      Operations Management

      Nikos Tsikriktsis

      CEIBS

      Operations Management

      Nikos Tsikriktsis is Professor of Operations Management at CEIBS (China). Previously he taught at IMD and the London School of Business and Finance. He has a PhD and MBA in operations management from Boston University.

      Nikos studies operations strategy, service management and logistics. He has published articles in such business journals as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

      Nikos designs educational programmes, delivers training courses and participates in the implementation of consulting projects for a number of organisations operating in the construction, mining industry and financial sectors all over the world.

    • Earl Kay Stice
      HKUST
      Accounting/Financial and Managerial Analysis

      Earl Kay Stice

      Brigham Young University,

      HKUST

      Accounting/Financial and Managerial Analysis

      Earl Kay Stice has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Brigham Young University (USA) and a PhD from Cornell University (USA).

      He has been included on two occasions in the list of the top ten lecturers at HKUST.

      Earl has delivered a variety of executive education and corporate training programmes in the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Africa. He has been an expert witness in major cases related to the recovery of damages and tax disputes. Earl is the co-author of accounting and financial accounting textbooks. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Business, The Accounting Review and in other academic and professional journals.

    • Keith Goodall
      Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
      Strategic & Managerial mindset

      Keith Goodall

      Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

      Strategic & Managerial mindset

      Keith Goodall has a PhD from Cambridge University where he is currently a researcher at Judge Business School and senior lecturer at Wolfson College.

      He lectures on the MBA programme at Cambridge University and holds the position of Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). At CEIBS Keith teaches the MBA and EMBA programmes and also runs his own corporate training programmes.

      Keith is one of the world’s most popular business trainers. He organises on a regular basis educational programmes for the employees of such international companies as KPMG, Deloitte, Siemens, Lufthansa German Airlines, Shell, BP, Deutsche Bank, GE, Hewlett Packard and many others. He also works with Chinese companies – for example, the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), the Bank of China and China Life Insurance, and is also extremely knowledgeable about the Russian market thanks to cooperation with Russian Railways OJSC.

    • Evgeny Kaganer
      IESE
      Digital Topics

      Evgeny Kaganer

      IESE

      Digital Topics

      Evgeny Kaganer has a PhD in philosophy from Louisiana State University, MBA from Syracuse University and MA from the State Medical Academy. At present he is a lecturer at IESE where he teaches on the MBA programme on digital business and IT strategy at a dynamic organisation, and also holds the post of Director for Learning Innovation.

      Prior to his academic career, Evgeny worked at a major financial company in Russia. Now he focuses more on teaching and research, and studies changes in organisational business models after the implementation of IT technologies. Evgeny has published articles in such business journals as the MIT Sloan Management Review, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

      Еvgeny advises numerous companies all over the world, including HP, Oracle, Carlsberg and Desigual.

    • Jim Pulcrano
      IMD
      International Module in USA

      Jim Pulcrano

      IMD

      International Module in USA

      Jim Pulcrano has an MBA from IMD and PhD from Grenoble Ecole de Management.

      Before teaching, he worked as an engineer in the Mexican Gulf and West Africa at Schlumberger and managed a Swiss medical equipment manufacturer.

      In March 1993 Jim joined the leadership team at IMD. He focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and the Silicon Valley, and also research on development strategies and innovations. In parallel Jim designs on-line courses and delivers training courses for entrepreneurs as part of the project IMD Startup Competition and runs the organisation The Swiss Venture Kick.

    • Moty Cristal
      Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
      Negotiations

      Moty Cristal

      Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

      Negotiations

      Moty Cristal is a Professor of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, lecturer at TelAviv University and the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya (Israel).

      At the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya Moty is a researcher and runs programmes on international negotiations at IIASA, Harvard Law School and IDSS.

      Moty has a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is the founder of the consulting firm NEST Consulting Group and the General Director of Negotiation Strategies LTD, which conducts complex negotiations and teaches crisis management, and also advises corporate executives and government officials.

    • Tomas Casas i Klett
      HSG, INSEAD
      Macroeconomics, International Module in China

      Tomas Casas i Klett

      HSG, INSEAD

      Macroeconomics, International Module in China

      Tomas Casas i Klett specialises in three areas: finance, international management and political science. In 2005 he completed his PhD at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Tomas is fluent in English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese.

      Tomas started his career as a businessman. Now he is a business angel and focuses primarily on strategic issues.

      Since 2006 Tomas has been teaching at the University of St. Gallen and has been a partner of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University. He teaches primarily courses on entrepreneurship and corporate governance. Tomas created the course Doing Business in Asia, paying particular attention to Japan, India and China. Tomas also works regularly with MBA and EMBA students, and also the leadership of such internationally recognised academic institutions as the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (Canada), the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and INSEAD. Since 2009 he has been a regular lecturer on different programmes at the School of Management at Fudan University.

      In 2009 Tomas was awarded the Jonathan Welch Case Award, granted by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA), for the research work AMS China: Sell Now or Later.

    • Stephen Carver
      Cranfield School of Management
      Change Management

      Stephen Carver

      Cranfield School of Management

      Change Management

      Stephen Carver has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, where he works to this day as a teacher. Like many other professors, he started his career in business. Stephen was responsible for strategic change at a multinational corporation, was head of the Floating Harrods project company for Virgin and managed oil production projects in the North Sea. At present he runs a company providing project management services for major banks and law firms, including a number of companies on the FTSE-100 list.

      Stephen spends most of his time on teaching and research, proactively studying project management, crisis management and communications. He has published articles in such business journals as Management Focus and Project Management Journal and the FT Handbook of Management.

If you have any questions on admission to the SKOLKOVO MBA Programme, please contact the programme consultants:

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please contact the programme consultant:

Maria Polikarpova

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Maria_Polikarpova@skolkovo.ru

Sofia Kalugina

Personal Consultant

+7 903 181 94 14

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Personal Consultant

+7 963 610 28 09

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