Date of birth: July 27, 1963 Place of birth: Kaluga Region, Kozelsky District, v. Ozerskoye Education: higher Graduated from the state educational institution of higher professional education "Yaroslavl State Technical University" in 1985. Educational background: engineer, chemist-technologist Academic degree: Candidate of Chemical Sciences PROFESSIONAL CAREER 1985-1994 shift foreman, shift supervisor, senior production engineer, production engineer of the 3rd category, deputy foreman of shop 25-21 of Voronezh Plant SK, Voronezh. Voronezh 1994-1999 head of shop 25, head of production - trainee of plant management, head of production at Voronezhsitezkauchuk OJSC 1999-2000 technical director of Voronezhsitezkauchuk joint stock company 2000-2007 First Deputy General Director - Technical Director, Deputy General Director - Technical Director, Technical Director - First Deputy General Director of JSC Voronezhsitezkauchuk 2007-2009 general director of JSC Voronezhsitezkauchuk 2009-2010 Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Region - Head of the Department of Industry, Transport and Communication of the Voronezh Region, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Region - Head of the Department of Industry, Transport, Communication and Innovations of the Voronezh Region. 2010-2013 Deputy Governor of the Voronezh Region - First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Region 2013-2017 - Head of the urban district of the city of Voronezh 12.2017 - Acting Governor of the Voronezh region September 15, 2018 - Appointed as Governor of the Voronezh Region HONORS 1999 - Diploma of the Government of the Voronezh Region 2010 г. Gratitude of the Governor of the Voronezh Region 2010 Medal for Participant of firefighters liquidation in 2010 2011 г. 2011 Commendation of the President of the Russian Federation 2011г. 2011 Acknowledgement from the Governor of the Voronezh Region. 2013 M.T. Kalashnikov Badge of Honor, Small Arms Designer Medal 2013 г. Badge of Honor "For Services to the Voronezh Region". 2013 г. Medal "For merits before the Fatherland" II degree 2014 г. Badge of Honor "Gratitude from the land of Voronezh". 2015 г. Gratitude of the Governor of the Voronezh Region 2017 г. Commendation of the Governor of the Voronezh Region 2017 г. Certificate of Merit of the Government of the Voronezh Region
President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS
Vyacheslav Nikolaev was appointed First Vice President for Customer Experience & Marketing in August 2019, having earlier served as Vice President for Marketing beginning in June 2017. Vyacheslav first joined the Company in 2004 and has held a number of senior positions in marketing and commercial management, including as B2B Director from 2011–2017 and before that as Group Director for Commercial Control, as well as Director of MTS Russia. Before joining MTS, Vyacheslav worked as a supervising telecoms analyst, leading the sector research teams at Trust and Renaissance Capital. Vyacheslav began his professional career in 1997 as a consultant at European Public Policy Advisers (UK) and J'son and Partners (Sweden). Vyacheslav was born in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To participants, organizers and guests of the
26th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 26th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
As in the past years, the event’s rich and substantive agenda covers a broad range of relevant and significant issues. Scientists, entrepreneurs, politicians and public figures will discuss key trends and prospects related to the Russian and global economy. They will examine the profound tectonic shifts that are gaining momentum today.
These are in no small measure due to the ongoing formation of a multipolar world and efforts by most countries to secure political and economic independence. Given this, I consider it to be both vital and timely that the theme for this year’s Forum is Sovereign Development as the Basis of a Just World: Joining Forces for Future Generations.
I should note that the Russian business community continues to be active in today’s economic reality. I would therefore like to once again express my gratitude to all those working at companies and organizations, whether in senior positions or as team members, for having done much to overcome the severe consequences of unlawful sanctions.
According to experts, the global economy will continue to decelerate in 2023. In contrast, Russia’s GDP could grow by 1–2%. At the same time, it is vital to make the most of the opportunities that are presenting themselves. That means focusing on attaining technological and financial sovereignty, forging strong ties, developing optimal logistics routes, improving infrastructure and tackling inequality and poverty.
Boosting the labour market is another priority. In order to achieve this, there needs to be a close partnership between the state and the business community, particularly with regard to introducing lean manufacturing technology and modernizing enterprises. And of course, more work is needed to optimize professional training and retraining programmes and improve the national employment service.
I firmly believe that the Forum will continue to help attain global economic objectives and serve as an example of constructive dialogue that leads to results.