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Andrey Afonin

Andrey Afonin

Director, Bank of Russia University


In 1998 graduated from the Moscow State Aviation Technology Institute (MATI) with a Master’s degree in Materials science. In 2002 got a Ph.D. degree in Quality Management. Studied at various training programmes in a number of international universities and business schools (Kingston University, Manchester Business School, Lancashire Business School, INSEAD, ESMT and others) as well as in corporate universities of large international corporations.
Has been working in the field of Human Resource Management for more than 20 years.

From 1995 to 2006 worked in consultancy in international projects (Tacis, WorldBank and others), having grown from project assistant to project director. From 2006 to 2008 held the position of Management Development Director at the Corporate Energy University of the Unified Energy System of Russia. From 2008 to 2010 – Director for Personnel Development and Corporate Culture at JSC «SOLLERS». From 2010 to 2015 – General Director of Rosatom Corporate Academy.

Since 2015 Andrey has been working in the Russian rocket and space industry as the General Director of Roscosmos Institute for professional education & training. He is responsible for the creation of Roscosmos Corporate Academy.
Guest speaker and lecturer in several universities and business schools. Chairman of the Committee for Corporate and Business Education at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Member of the Expert Council of the Committee for Education of the State Duma (Russian Parliament).