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Valery Katkalo

Valery Katkalo

Dean, Sberbank Corporate University; Vice-President, EFMD


In December 2012, Mr. Katkalo became Director of Sberbank Corporate University.

From 2010 to 2012, he was Vice-rector of St. Petersburg State University, for management.

From 1997 to 2010, he held the position of Dean of the Higher School of Management, St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU HSM). Under his leadership, SPbSU HSM for the first time in Russia received the most prestigious international EQUIS accreditation (accreditation of business schools based on the quality standards of EFMD) and EPAS (bachelor’s degree in Management), as well as the AMBA accreditation program (Executive MBA), became the only representative of Russia in the global alliances of leading business schools CEMS and PIM.

He was one of the founders of SPbSU HSM in 1993.

In 1986, he graduated (with honors) from the Faculty of Economics of the Leningrad State University.

In 1992 and 1994, he participated in summer schools on new institutional economics at the Universities of Saarland and T?bingen (Germany).

Medal of the Order For merits before Fatherland II degree (2004), For merit in labo (1986), honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (2008) and the Ministry of General and Professional Education of the Russian Federation (1999).

Author of over 100 scientific papers (some published in the USA and Germany), including 6 books.

He supervised research projects for the World Bank, Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Education and Science, Open Society Institute, Eurasia Foundation.

Honored worker of higher school of the Russian Federation (2010).

Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences.