Economic and technological progress has always been a function of human talent and energy. Today, as the role of natural resources, production facilities, and other material assets in supporting economic growth becomes increasingly limited, and the volatility of financial markets remains high, human capital is a key investment. Long-term economic development strategies in a number of nations already prioritize this factor. Russia has traditionally been ranked quite high in the world ratings of human capital development. But has this potential been fully realized? What skills do the national economy and society need at a time when a new industrial revolution that may completely change the structure of employment is taking place? What problems and tasks in human capital development need to be addressed at the government level? Does Russia need a national human capital development strategy?
Stanislav Shekshnia , Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD
Mikhail Abyzov , Minister of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Artamonov , Governor of Kaluga Region
Alexander Auzan , Dean, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Olga Batalina , Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Labour, Social Policy and Veterans’ Affairs of the Russian Federation
Pekka Viljakainen , Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Sergey Vorobiev , President, Co-Founder, Ward Howell
Alexander Galitsky , Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Robert Dudley , Group Chief Executive, BP
Sergey Kravchenko , President, Boeing Russia/CIS
Greg Marchi , Senior Strategic Advisor, Coursalytics, Inc.
Antti Parviainen , Chairman of the Board, Innovestor Group
Artyom Khromov , Chairman, The Russian Union of Students; Member, Public Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Blair Sheppard , Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC
Lev Jakobson , First Vice Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics