Stanislav Shekshnia

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Stanislav spent 10 years as a business executive and entrepreneur in France, the United States, Russia and Central Europe.

He has a Master's degree in Economics and a Ph.D. from Moscow State University as well as an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. Between 1991 and 2002 Stanislav was Director of Human Resources, Central and Eastern Europe for Otis Elevator; President and CEO, Millicom International Cellular, Russia and CIS; Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom; and CEO of Alfa-Telecom. He served as Chairman of Vimpelcom-R and is board member at a number of Russian companies.

In 2002 Stanislav co-founded Zest Leadership international consultancy. With Zest Leadership he concentrates on leadership, leadership development, organisational development and intercultural management. He provides personal coaching to business owners and corporate executives. His clients have included BP, TNK-BP, KAMAZ, Telecominvest, and United Technologies.

Stanislav has over 15 years experience graduate level teaching in Russia, France and United States. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 5 books, including Russian management bestseller Managing People in Contemporary Organization (seven editions since 1995), Group Focus (2003, with M.Rousseau-Ovchinnikov), Kak Eto Skazat Po-Russki: Western Management Methods in Russia (2003), Corporate Governance in Russia (edit. with S. Puffer and D. McCarthy upcoming), New Russian Business Leaders (with M. Kets de Vries and associates, upcoming). He has published book chapters, articles, executive commentaries, interviews and case studies on entrepreneurship, leadership, people management, intercultural management and business and management in Russia.

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