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‘You just need to aspire to become better, and by that I mean better than yourself’

‘You just need to aspire to become better, and by that I mean better than yourself’
Yury Kiselev graduated from ICEF in 2006, and after that entered the MSc programme at Cass Business School in London – one of the best business schools. Now Yury is a Director at Société Générale Bank (London office) and Head of Central and Eastern Europe, CIS & Russia on the international Debt Capital Markets. In this interview he told us what ‘bonus’ ICEF confers on its graduates, how to recognize your true purpose and why goals should be ‘over the top’.

'I am still learning from my fellow ICEF students'

'I am still learning from my fellow ICEF students'
Vladimir Mukharlyamov enrolled at ICEF after his success in the All Russian Olympiads in Economics and Entrepreneurship. After graduating from ICEF BSc in 2008 he continued studies on the MSc programme in Finance and Economics at the London School of Economics. On completion of his MSc Vladimir started a PhD in Economics at Harvard University. Since 2016 he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Georgetown University. His research has been published in The Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Financial Studies. Vladimir is a winner of Golden HSE Award in the Alumni Success category.

'Research is like a detective story, it is very engaging'

'Research is like a detective story, it is very engaging'
Martsella Davitaya is an ICEF 2017 BSc programme graduate who received first class degrees from both HSE and University of London. Right after her BSc she entered a PhD programme at Columbia University (USA), where she is currently studying, doing research and teaching. In the interview she spoke about her career choices, her impressions of studying at Columbia and her future plans.

Companies about ICEF graduates

Companies about ICEF graduates
ICEF graduates make successful careers in leadingcompanies both in Russia and abroad. Among the graduates, over 1750 to date, there are lots of great specialists, who contribute to the development of business and industry.Top managers of the leading companies share their opinions about ICEF graduates, talk about who they want to recruit in the financial field and in consulting and what demands are placed on the candidates.

‘Fundamental education is not a goal in itself, but a way of getting life skills’

‘Fundamental education is not a goal in itself, but a way of getting life skills’
Asan Kurmanguzhin graduated from the ICEF BSc programme in 2008, then enrolled on the MSc programme at the London School of Economics. After having worked in McKinsey he also received an MBA from Harvard. He is now a CEO at SberMarket, a part of Sberbank’s ecosystem. SberMarket is a successful online grocery delivery service, which was recently launched all around Russia. In the interview Asan spoke about career building in the technological sphere, e-commerce and the main difficulties of studying on the MBA.

'After ICEF it is easy to enroll at a western university, as you have already studied in an international environment'

'After ICEF it is easy to enroll at a western university, as you have already studied in an international environment'
Dmitry Storcheus graduated from ICEF’s BSc programme in 2011 and then entered the MSc programme in Mathematics at The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York (NYU). In 2017, after working for Google for several years, he continued hisstudies at NYU on a PhD programme created jointly with the corporation. Currently he is a Software Engineer in the Google Research department in NY and conducts research with one of the institute’s most outstandingresearchers, Professor Mehryar Mohri, who is also his colleague in the Google Research laboratory. Dmitry specializes in Machine Learning (ML), in particular in AutoML – the most cutting-edge trend which allows the creation ofself-studying neural networks that do not demand the participation of a programmer.

'This Master’s Programme Has Given Me My First Experience of Living Outside Uzbekistan'

Khushnuda Khamidova earned her BSc degree in Economics with Finance in Tashkent before she enrolled in ICEF MSc Programme – the choice she made to gain expert knowledge and life experience.