Michael Akim

Professor, HSE, Graduate school of business

Board Member, Chairman of the Modernisation & Innovation Working Group, Association of European Businesses; Associated Partner, Vitus Bering Management Ltd.; Professor of Graduate School of Business, HSE University

Michael graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute in 1986 and in 1991 from Latvian Academy of Science IWC with Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and MBA in 2000 from IONA (USA). In 1992 Michael moved to the United States where he worked in R&D, Technology and Product Development, at Rexam and subsequently with Champion International’s Corporate Technology Group, then Champion Int. was acquired by IP in 1998 and Michael joined International Paper R&D center in Tuxedo Park, NY. In 2001 he joined Troy Chemicals as a Regional Manager for CIS & Russia. In 2005-2006 he worked at Fisher International management consulting firm, as a Vice President, Research. In 2006 he joined Emerson Process Management as a Director of their European Pulp and Paper Business. Since 2008 Michael worked with ABB in Russia and since 2014 as Vice President of Strategic Development. Since September 2020 Michael is Associated Partner with Vitus Bering Management Ltd. and Professor of Graduate School of Business, HSE University

Session participant

14:00 – 14:45