Stanislav Shekshnya

Board member (Independent director)

Chairman of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Social Policies Committee.


Stanislav Shekshnia has a Master's Degree in Economics, a Ph.D. from Moscow State University, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. From 1991-2002, Dr. Shekshnia held the positions of Director of Human Resources for Otis Elevator in Central and Eastern Europe, President and CEO of Millicom International Cellular in Russia and CIS, Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom, and CEO of Alfa-Telecom.

He has served as Chairman of SUEK, Vimpelcom-R and as Director of a number of Russian and Ukrainian companies. Stanislav was an independent director at DTEK BV, Ilim Timber Industry and Ener1. Currently Dr. Shekshnia is an independent director at Dentsu Aegis Network Russia Board of Directors. In 2002, Stanislav Shekshnia co-founded Zest Leadership International Consultancy. Currently Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Partner of Howell Zest, Talent Equity Consulting Company which has offices in Moscow, Paris, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Almaty and Riga. He focuses on leadership, leadership development, corporate governance and business in emerging economies. Dr. Shekshnia also provides personal coaching to business owners and corporate executives.

Dr. Shekshnia is an Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD.

He has over 15 years of graduate level teaching experience in Russia, France and United States; and is the author, co-author, or editor of 7 books, and numerous articles, executive commentaries, interviews and case studies on entrepreneurship, leadership, people management, intercultural management and business and management in Russia