2008-2010: School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Internet MBA — Master of Social Sciences in Business Administration program (Sweden);
2004-2006: Faculty of Direction and Theater of the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (MGUKI, Moscow), degree in directing theatrical performances;
1998-2000: University of South Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, USA, Master of Mass Communications;
1989-1996: Faculty of Medicine of the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow. General medicine and English-Russian interpreting degrees.
From 2005 to present : emceed events organized by companies in the following fields:
Electronics, Electrotechnics and software: Microsoft, European Tech Tour, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Panasonic, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens, BEKO, Ricoh, Jabra, NEC, Iriver, Binatone, Trustmaster;
Pharmaceuticals: Bayer, Takeda, Sanofi-Pasteur, Janssen-Cilag, F.Hoffmann-La Roche, NovoNordisk, Bausch and Lomb, UCB, Alcon, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries;
Automotive and Heavy Machinery: Caterpillar, Volvo CE, Renault, Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor CIS, Kia Motors, Daimler AG (Fuso Truck and Bus, Mercedes-Benz Cars Group), Volkswagen AG (VW and Skoda), BMW AG (BMW and Mini), Michelin, Terex, AGCO, Gestamp, Lada-Service, Club Audi;
Development, construction and retail: MEGA, IKEA, Auchan, Metropolis Mall, Selgros C & C, Saint-Gobain Isover, Saint-Gobain Packing, HeidelbergCement, Vitra (Eczacıbaşı Group), Forbo Flooring Systems, Dorma, Wendy’s, CoffeeHouse;
Banking & finance: Visa, Toyota Bank, Nomura Holdings, Inc., BNP Paribas, Bank of Cyprus, Banque Societe General Vostok, Rosbank, Velez Capital, ALD Automotive;
Consultancy, NGO, PR and advertising: Ernst and Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grand Thorton, Clifford Chance, McCann Erickson, Mikhailov & Partners, Sokurov and partners, SPN Ogilvy PR, Willard PR, Life Line Foundation, Grant a Life Foundation, National Association of Contact Centers;
Consumer goods: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Mars, Unilever, Tetra Pak, Estee Lauder, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, Colgate-Palmolive, Kodak, SABMiller PLC (Transmark), Grolsch, Heineken, Electrolux, DIM Paris, Baon, Bunge, Red Bull, Belaya Dacha;
Oil and gas, energy, coal and chemicals: ExxonMobil (Mobile 1), Shell, BP (Castrol), Bayer, Motul, Schlumberger, DuPont, BASF/Wintershall, Ryazan Oil Refining Company (TNK-BP), SUEK AG;
Telecoms: Telenor, MTS, Orange Business Services;
Show business: Discovery Channel, Publishers Eksmo/LitRes, Makhaon and Aplina Business Books. Moderated press conferences and presentations with David Lynch and Takeshi Kitano, the singer Valeria, the lawyer Pavel Astakhov, TV presenters Vladimir Solovyov and Andrei Malakhov, Miss Universe Oxana Fedorova and others, which included interpretation of their speeches from English into Russian and back;
Tourism, Hotels and Transportation: The Autonomous Province of Italy Valle D’Aosta, Austrian Tourist Office, Switzerland Office of Tourism, the Swiss Region of Matterhorn, Marriott Grand, Marriot Tverskaya, Metrolpol, Jet Travel, Ascent Travel, AeroClubTour, Intourbureau-Omega, Unifest Travel, UTS Travel, Continent Express, the State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation;
Sports: UEFA, FC Chelsea, British Formula One team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (F1 pilots Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Alexander Lyons Button), the FIS-International Ski Federation, the International Rugby Board, the New League sports club, the City of Moscow Department of Sports and Physical Culture (Moskomsport), the Olympic Committee of Russia, and the ski parks Yakhroma and Club Kant.
Emceed events organized by:
— the Moscow City Government (Department of Family and Youth Policy, Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations, Department of Culture). Emceed concerts with the participation of the mayor of Moscow and other Moscow government officials in Geneva, Paris, Krakow, Dusseldorf and Sofia;
— Governments of the Russian regions: Nizhny Novgorod, Kaluga, Stavropol, Ulianovsk and Voronezh regions, as well as the administrations of the city of Serpukhov, of the Moscow region, and the town of Dedenevo in the Moscow region;- Governments and agencies of foreign countries: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Embassy of Tunisia in Russia, Embassy of Spain in Russia, and Nuffic Neso Russia (Netherlands Education Support Office), American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham);
— Emceed events with the participation of the President of Russia, the Russian Presidential Envoy to the Central Federal District of Russia, the representatives of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the Russian Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Communications, the Ambassadors of the United States, France, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Brazil, South Africa, China, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Norway to Russia, the President of Iceland, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and the Crown Prince of Belgium.
From 1996 to 2005: Manager, journalist, editor:
2002-2005: Project manager for media projects at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Embassy, Moscow, and Specialist with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, Moscow;
2001-2002: Editor of the international news desk, TV-6 television channel, Moscow;
2000-2001: Business news journalist, The Russia Journal newspaper, Moscow;
1997-1998: Manager of Corporate Relations, British American Tobacco Russia, Moscow;
1996-1997: PR-manager. International Medical Clinic International SOS. Moscow.