Head of the Committee for the Investment of Saint Petersburg Education: Saint Petersburg University of Trade and Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Professional activities: Since October 2012 has preside over a Committee for the Investment of Saint Petersburg. 2011 - 2012: Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects, Vice Chairman of the Committee. 2009 - 2011: JSC «Agency for the Direct Investment of Saint Petersburg», the CEO.
General Manager, Wrigley Russia Maher joined Mars Inc. (in Slough, Berkshire) in 1992. As of today Maher has more than 20 years of experience in the leadership positions in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sector. Overall, Maher has lived and worked in more than 10 countries worldwide, including Great Britain, Russia, Kazakhstan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Africa. Maher graduated from the University of Manchester, Great Britain. He has held various leadership roles in sales, marketing, supply chain, production and business management. Since 2013 he has been the General Manager of Wrigley Russia. Maher was born in Lebanon, married and has three sons.
Partner, Head of the Real Estate, Automotive & Transportation, Infrastructure and Government & Public Sectors in the CIS, EY Olga has more than 20 years of experience in Real Estate, specializing in real estate valuation, feasibility studies, financial analysis, real estate portfolio strategy development, concept development, cluster analysis, hospitality, financing and transaction structuring. Olga was the first RICS Chairwoman in the CIS; she is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Russia. In 2010 Olga won the prize "Personality of the Year" at the Annual Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards. Her personal and professional achievements have made Olga one of the most influential real estate market experts.
Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague. In 2001 she graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics with Honors. Commencing from 2000 Svetlana Chupsheva worked at the Central Department of the Bank of Russia for Samara Region, then at the Government of Samara Region. From 2004 she held position of the Director General of the Rating Agency of the Government of Samara Region, and was the head of the State Institution Agency for Economic Development of Samara Region. From 2009 – adviser to the Deputy Chairmen of the Government of Samara Region – Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of Samara Region, then adviser to the Chairman of the Board of the CB Regional Credit, LLC. From 2011 – corporate director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). On August 10, 2015 she was appointed as the line director of the Social Projects of the ASI. From 2017 – Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. She is awarded with the Certificate of Merit issued by the President of the Russian Federation, she has the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the President of the Russian Federation and the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the Mayor of Moscow.