British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks with about the current situation in British-Russian relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres, about London‘s position on the crises in Syria and Ukraine and shares his opinion on the Yury Gagarin flight.
Read the interview.
Globetrotter Peter Prabhu was one of four entrepreneurs profiled in a magazine feature on “digital nomads” – people who make it their business to discover the world, without sacrificing their careers — or their lifestyle. Read the full story.
We’re glad to announce the publication of our constitution and the appointment of the following people to the executive committee for the next twelve months:
EMBA – 2015 (Hughes Hall College)
Biography: I have over 7 years of professional experience in various business functions (specifically corporate finance and marketing) and industries. My career path has taken me from a food & beverages company to real estate development and back to a large multi-national FMCG.
Aims for my tenure on the committee: My aim is to maintain an intergenerational connection with those that have graduated
from Cambridge Judge Business School and with those that are just beginning by arranging a wide range of social gathering events both professionally enlightening and fun.
MPhil – International Relations and Politics – 2014; MEng 2013 (Pembroke)
Biography: Currently working at Rosneft.
Aims for my tenure on the committee: To increase the frequency and scale of the group’s social events.
MBA – 2013 (Darwin)
Biography: 6+ years of finance and strategy experience with IBM, Ernst&Young and Schneider Electric. Currently serves as Investment Manager at Rosnano and works on startup searching, due diligence and deal structuring in nanotechnology industry
Aims for my tenure on the committee: Increase awareness of Cambridge club in Russia and increase interaction of Cambridge alums by helping organizing events and bringing interesting guests. Particularly will try to bring some prominent people from startup & technology industry
Norair Babadjanian spoke to Kommersant FM about legal protection for foreign investors in Russia. You can find the recordings here
Simon Learmount, Director of the MBA and EMBA programmes at CJBS was in Moscow on 12 March to make a presentation to prospective EMBA students. The event took place at the Golden Apple Boutique Hotel (Maly. Dmitrovka 11) and alumni were invited to join the drinks reception starting from 19:30 to discuss their experiences with prospective students.
On 22 January 2014, Cambridge alumnus Ian Pryde, CEO of Eurasia Strategy & Communications, Moscow, spoke to the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA) on “Russia’s Future Prospects & Russia in Comparison with Emerging Markets of the CIS, Africa, Latin America and Asia.”
Ian covered such topics as Russia’s “catch up with the West” policies; economic diversification and implications of the shale oil and gas revolution; advantages for foreign direct investors and portfolio investors; and Russia’s economy compared to CIS, Baltic and BRICS nations.
A panel discussion comprised of foreign businessmen possessing longstanding experience in Russia followed the seminar, and a surprisingly broad range of views on the outlook for Russia were expressed. The panel included:
- Jon Hellevig, Managing Partner, Awara Group (host of the event)
- Geoffrey Nicholson, Partner / Consulting Leader, PwC Russia and CIS
- Slava Rabinovich, CEO and CIO of Diamond Age Capital Advisors Ltd.
- John Schreiner, VP Theatre Development Russia, CIS, Middle East and India, IMAX
- Lou Naumovski, Head of the Russia representative office, Kinross Gold Corp (moderator)
Congratulations to Cambridge alumnus Andrew Grenfell, whose entrepreneurial activities have been written up in today’s The Moscow Times:
Young Entrepreneurs Look to Sway State’s Social Policy
Each year MBA students at Cambridge Judge Business School complete a Global Consulting Project (GCP) as part of their academic requirement. During the GCP students work with companies like yours for one month, full-time, in teams of four/five. The Projects tackle real management, market and business issues of strategic importance to the company or organisation.
The GCP will run during our Easter break, from 17 March 2014 – 18 April 2014 (up to 100 project days of work). No fee is charged other than out of pocket expenses – any project expenses necessary for the GCP are met by the client and reimbursed directly to the student team.
Proposals can be submitted using the online form at .
Deadline : 16 December 2013.
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Congratulations to Will Bland, who has been written up in the Moscow News for his innovative entrepreneurial activities:
Moscow language site builds learner-teacher community
Will is also the convenor of the Moscow Cambridge Alumni group, and has been instrumental in helping to secure speakers, venues and sponsors for our alumni events.
During Dr Pitelis’ visit to Moscow in connection with our inaugural CJBS Russia alumni event in April 2013, both he and Peter Prabhu (CJBS alumnus) were interviewed by Marina Dzhashi for her “Agree or Disagree” programme on Voice of Russia Radio, about the competitiveness of the Russian economy.
The segment, titled “Can Russia compete globally?”, aired on 4 May 2013. A recording of the interview is available here.