Jury Members Jury Members


Anna Belova

Anna Belova
Professor, Vice Dean of Higher School of Management
National Research University "Higher School of Economics"

Anna Belova graduated from Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute and possesses a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. In 2001-2003 she has been Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation and was respond for reforms of Russian railways. In 2003-2005 she has been Vice-president of OJSC “RZD” and was responsible for the reforms and corporate development. In 2005-2007 she served as advisor of the head of the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy and was responsible for transformation of Russian nuclear industry. In 2007-2011 she was a Member of the Board, Deputy CEO, Director of Strategy, Corporate Development and Integration of OJSC "Siberian Coal Energy Company". She is a member of the Advisory Council of ANO “Strategic Initiatives Agency for New Projects Promotion”, manages “Strategic Planning” working group, and is a member of a working group for public-private partnership development in the innovation sector of the Government Commission on High Technology and Innovation chaired by V. Putin.

Kjersti Wiklund

Kjersti Wiklund
Chief Operating Officer, VimpelCom Russia

Kjersti serves as Executive Vice-President and COO of VimpelCom Russia since 2011. Prior to joining VimpelCom she held the position of Vice President and Technical Director of Kyivstar and was a member of the Board of Kyivstar Company. Before joining Kyivstar Kjersti worked as Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer in DiGi Telecommunications (Malaysia). She was Executive Vice President and the CIO in Telenor Nordic, previously worked as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer in Telenor Norway and in other companies. Kjersti’s specialization is strategic development and general management. Kjersti earned her Master of Science Degree from Chalmers University of Technology and her Master of Business Management degree from the Norwegian School of Management.

Artem Kudryavtsev

Artem Kudryavtsev
President of Company ТТК (CJSC TransTeleCom)

Artem Kudryavtsev was born in 1971. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. From 1993 to 2000 occupied various senior positions in CJS Promradtechbank. From 2000 to 2008 worked as a Financial Director and later as First Deputy Finance and Development Director at JSC Sistema Mass Media (AFK Sistema). From 2008 to 2009 led Tsifrovoye Teleradioveschaniye (AFK Sistema) as a CEO. In 2009-2010 Artem Kudryavtsev worked as a First Deputy Director of Corporate Governance at Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRS). In August 2010 appointed President of Company ТТК.  At the same time Artem Kudryavtsev acts as Vice-president of Russian Cable Television Association (RCTA). In 2011 and 2012 Artem Kudryavtsev was ranked among the top 10 best telecommunications industry executives according to the Executives Rating by the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant publishing house. 

Artem Kudryavtsev

Svetlana Mironyuk
Editor-in-Chief, Russian News & Information Agency “RIA Novosti”

Svetlana Mironyuk graduated from the Geography Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1990 with a degree in International Economic Geography. She speaks English and Hungarian. In January 2003, Mrs Mironyuk was appointed Board Chair (currently Editor-in-Chief) of the Russian News & Information Agency "RIA Novosti", Russia's leading media holding with a rich 70-year history. For the last ten years of RIA Novosti news agency grew from a usual mass media of a traditional format to the leading international media holding RIA Novosti news agency including five largest specialized news agencies. The RIA Novosti holding comprises the eponymous Russian News & Information Agency, PRIME Business News Agency, RAPSI Russian Legal Information Agency, R-Sport Sports News Agency, Moskovskiye Novosti Publishing House publishing newspapers in Russian and English (The Moscow News), RIA Rating Analytics Agency, press centers in Russia and abroad as well as over 40 online resources in 14 languages. The RIA Novosti News Agency is the core asset of the RIA Group. The International Olympic Committee assigned RIA Novosti the status of national host news agency and national photo pool for the XXII Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi in 2014. In addition Svetlana Mironyuk is an active public figure. She holds state and government decorations.

Nykos Skylakis
General Director, De Agostini

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1967. Graduated from the Athens Economics and Business Studies University, with a degree in Business Administration. Continued his studies in Strathclyde University, obtaining a Masters of Science in Marketing. Started his career in IBM Asia Pacific, in 1991-1992 based in Sydney Australia as a Market Analyst with responsibility for 11 countries across South East Asia. In 1993-1994 served as an officer in the Greek Army General Headquarters, as an Economist in the Division of Budgeting and Planning. 

From 1995 to 1999 worked in various marketing positions in Quality Brands International, launching various product lines in dairy and confectionary business, like Campina, Nabisco, Hersheys. From 2000 to 2005 has been the Marketing director in DeAgostini South East Europe, overseeing the Greek, Cyprus, and the entry in the Balkans market. In 2006 he was promoted and expatriated with the position of General Manager for the start up of DeAgostini in Russia/ CIS, based in Moscow.  

He has attended the program of the Creative Problem Solving Institute, in Buffalo, USA, as well as Effective Leadership course in London Business School. He has extensive lecturing experience, covering mostly Marketing and Business Development fields.


Stay current with A.T. Kearney by subscribing to our RSS feeds.

Local Leader Local Leader