He holds an MBA from the London School of Business and Columbia University, as well as a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Economic Policy Management (Columbia University). Prior to joining Corporate University, he served as chairman of the accreditation commissions. The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in business schools in the UK, France, China, participated in the development and implementation of corporate training programs for companies such as VTB, Rosneft, Aeroflot, Russian Railways, Nestlé and others. Supervised and participated in the implementation of applied research and policy analysis projects for federal authorities of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the World Bank, international funds. For 18 years he worked at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University, including as First Deputy Dean, Head of MBA Programs, Deputy Director for Academic and Scientific Work. From 2012 to 2014, he was the academic director of the Executive MBA program of the HEC-Paris Business School and GSOM SPbU. In addition, he was an adviser to the President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank and a consultant to McKinsey in London.