Wed 21 Oct 2015 | 08:30 | Duration 2:00 | Chambre de Commerce Kirchberg
Breakfast briefing - Corporate Governance in Russia
in cooperation with

is pleased to invite you to the breakfast-conference:


Professor Stanislav SHEKSHNIA
Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD
Practical Information
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am
Venue: Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg, 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Registration to the conference is free of charge for ILA members and INSEAD alumnis.

Online registrations are open until 19 October 2015
Our speaker
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 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 NIS (Naftna Industria Srbie) Board of Directors, Dentsu Aegis Network Russia Board of Directors, Group “Russian Fishery” and “Stroytransgaz”.

In 2002 Stanislav Shekshnia co-founded Zest Leadership International Consultancy. With Zest Leadership he concentrates on leadership, leadership development, organizational development and intercultural management. Dr. Shekshnia provides personal coaching to business owners and corporate executives.

Currently Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Partner of Howell Zest, Talent Equity Consulting Company which has offices in Moscow, Paris, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Alma-Aty and Riga. He concentrates on leadership, leadership development, corporate governance and business in emerging economies.

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 he is the author, co-author, or editor of 7 books, including Russian management bestseller Managing People in Contemporary Organization (seven editions since 1995), Kak Eto Skazat Po-Russki: Western, Management Methods in Russia (2003), Corporate Governance in Russia (edit. with S. Puffer and D. McCarthy, 2004), and New Russian Business Leaders (with M. Kets de Vries and associates, 2004) and “Coaching: How to manage free people” (2010). He has published book chapters, articles, executive commentaries, interviews and case studies on entrepreneurship, leadership, people management, intercultural management and business and management in Russia.
8.30 Registrations and welcome coffee

8.45 Introduction by Raymond Schadeck, chairman of ILA

9.00 Presentation on “Corporate Governance in Russia” by Stanislav Shekshnia

During his presentation, Professor Shekshnia will explain his view on Corporate Governance in Russia and will put it in perspective with corporate governance models usually applied in western countries. Amongst others, the following key elements will be addressed:
  • Separation of the Chairman and CEO functions, or not
  • Director succession plans
  • Director remuneration
  • Relationship between the Board and the Shareholders
Professor Shekshnia will conclude with the lessons to be learned for companies that are interested in developing business with Russian partners.

10.00 Questions & Answers session with the audience

10.30 Conclusion by Marc Molitor, president of the INSEAD Alumni Association Luxembourg and networking coffee

The presentation and Q&A session will be conducted in English.