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ICEF broke its last year’s record for the highest number of First Class Honours

ICEF broke its last year’s record for the highest number of First Class Honours
The September of 2021 will see the HSE and University of London Double-Degree Bachelor’s Programme celebrate its twenty-first class. First Class Honours are going to be awarded to 143 graduates of ICEF – the result surpassing the record of 2020.

Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer

Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer
The 2021 HSE Best Lecturer Competition has summed up its results. Sixty-six lecturers became winners in two categories and five in three, including Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF. Here is what Daniil thinks he owes his best lecturer award to, why ICEF students are special, and what modern teachers should be like.

‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’

‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’
Olga Shikhantsova is a Bachelor’s graduate from the Faculty of Economic Studies (FES) and a Master with a degree in Financial Economics, ICEF. In the early spring of 2021, she joined the SpeedInvest venture capital fund as a Principal with a focus on seeding Fintech. In May, Olga was included on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Finance and Investment category. In this interview with the HSE News Portal, Olga speaks about her work in the venture capital industry, time management, management philosophy and her affection for HSE University.

Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change

Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change
Dzhangir Dzhangirov, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Sberbank, has been teaching finance courses at ICEF for more than ten years. Here’s what Dzhangir thinks about the benefits of teaching for a practicing expert, what present-day employers can use to motivate their staff, and where universities and businesses can come together for more relevant training programmes.

'ICEF is a popular choice among challenge pursuers'

Elena Olevanova
Elena Olevanova earned her bachelor's degree from ICEF in 2003. She studied and worked abroad, first at the Royal Bank of Scotland and then as part of ABN AMRO Energy Sector Coverage team. In 2018, Elena moved to Sydney where her role was to set up ABN AMRO office from scratch and where she is currently an executive director focusing on structured finance and portfolio management. In this interview, Elena shares how working for a boutique bank is different from working for a larger bank, why having a patron is essential for career growth, and why being a foreigner is an advantage on Australia’s labor market.

Shakespeare, yoga, self-isolation: ICEF students share their experience of LSE Summer School 2021

Shakespeare, yoga, self-isolation: ICEF students share their experience of LSE Summer School 2021
Every year, ICEF awards its best-performing undergraduate students with trips to LSE Summer School at the London School of Economics, a key member institution of the University of London (UoL). While last year the School delivered its courses online, this year it offered its participants a choice between online and offline learning – and many chose to come to London despite challenging travel restrictions due to COVID. In this interview, our students share which mode they chose and why, how PCR testing services work at universities in London, what made their travel challenging, and, most importantly, how they found their experience.

'University molds our personalities. Its role is not merely to teach us model building'

'University molds our personalities. Its role is not merely to teach us model building'
Yulia Chekunaeva graduated in one of ICEF’s first classes in 2003. She chose to do her master’s at the University of Warwick and then worked at Sberbank and Goldman Sachs. Yulia is currently Director for Capital Markets & Strategic Initiatives and a Board member at En+ Group, the world’s leading producer of low-carbon aluminum and renewable energy. In this interview, she tells about her student years in London and the USA, her passion for racing, and how new social values are re-shaping the business environment.

‘Strong Faculty with Excellent Research Ability’

‘Strong Faculty with Excellent Research Ability’
Despite the pandemic and the travel restrictions, HSE University continues to hire international faculty members. Runjie Geng, from China, joined HSE ICEF in 2020 as Assistant Professor. He spent the first semester working remotely and was only able to come to Moscow at the end of 2020. International faculty member talks about joining HSE University and getting used to life in Moscow.

'I have always wanted to be versatile'

'I have always wanted to be versatile'
In the spring of 2021, HSE ICEF graduate Oleg Bezumov made it to Forbes 30 Under 30 winners list in category Finance & Investment. Oleg currently holds an executive position at Goldman Sachs (London) investment banking department and has participated in the world’s biggest IPO that raised $29 billion for Saudi Aramco oil company. In this interview Oleg shares how living in London can spur personal development, how sports contribute to career success, and what provides the yardstick for prestige in the investment business. He also tells about the benefits of networking and his encounter with David Beckham.

Matching the alumni: ICEF Mentoring Programme in action

Matching the alumni: ICEF Mentoring Programme in action
Along with Career Development Centre, ICEF operates a mentoring programme to prepare its students for the job market – a project started in 2016 by Maxim Bochkov, a graduate of ICEF Bachelor’s Programme and currently an Associate at Oliver Wyman. In this interview, Maxim unveils the secret to a good mentor-mentee match and explains how the matching process happens and why alumni find mentoring exciting.