Mariinsky Theater

The Mariinsky Theater is one of the most influential and historical theaters for opera and ballet in the world. It opened in 1860 in Saint Petersburg and is named after the wife of Tsar Alexander II – Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Currently its general director is the world famous conductor Valery Gergiev.

Alexander Afanasjev

Founder and CEO of WirelessInMotion LLC

Alexander Afanasjev is founder and CEO of WirelessInMotion LLC, a technology startup based in Russia and the U.S. He has degrees from Nizhny Novgorod Technical College and Nizhny Novgorod State University and is a certified Project Managemetn Professional.

Igor Agamirzian

Russian Venture Company

Igor Agamirzian is the CEO of Russian Venture Company, serves on the board of trustees of the Skolkovo Foundation, and is a member of the board of directors of the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation.

Jim Albaugh

The Boeing Company

Albaugh is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Travel All Rusia

Travel All Russia

Travel All Russia LLC a destination management company for Russia with headquarters in Arlington VA, USA & St. Petersburg, Russia and local offices in Europe and Asia. It provides various types of travel arrangements for trips through Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia from fully-customizable luxury private tours to value small group packages, Trans-Siberian journeys and Russian river cruises.

Tatiana Anan


Tatiana Anan is founder of Recruitnet, an online service that facilitates direct interaction between employers and freelance recruiters, allowing companies to quickly and easily find personnel at various levels across Russia.

Nikolai Andreev

Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Nikolai Andreev is the head of Laboratory of Popularization and Promotion of Mathematics at Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics.

Takuya Aoyama

Hyatt International, LLC

Takuya Aoyama is Vice President Acquisitions and Development with Hyatt International, LLC for Europe, Africa and Middle East, and is responsible for expanding Hyatt's portfolio of brands in the markets of Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe.

Artem Avetisyan

Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Artem Avetisyan graduated from the Financial Academy under the Russian Government in 1998 and completed postgraduate study there in 2001. At the age of 22, he founded the Independent Expert and Estimation Center which later became the NEO Center Consulting Group.

Alexey Aylarov

CEO, Zingaya


Alexey is a CEO and co-founder of Zingaya. Alexey has a Master's degree in computer systems and networks from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and splits his time between Sunnyvale, California, and Moscow, Russia.