Stanislav Shekshsnia

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise INSEAD 
Executive Board Programme and Advanced Board Programme INSEAD

Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, co-director of Leading from the Chair and Scandinavian Executive Institute Executive Board development programs. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective corporate governance at emerging markets and organizations. Shekshnia is the author, co-author, and editor of 11 books, including recently published Leading a Board (2019), CEO School (2018), Athletic CEOs (2018), and Russian management bestsellers Managing People in Contemporary Organization (seven editions since 1995). He has published book chapters, articles, executive commentaries, interviews and case studies on entrepreneurship, leadership, people management, intercultural management and business and management. 

Stanislav Shekshnia is a senior advisor at Ward Howell talent equity advisory with an office in Moscow. Stanislav provides advice and personal coaching to business owners, senior executives and executive teams. 

Dr. Shekshnia is a Chair of the Board of Samolet Development and an independent director at Novolipetsk Steel (FTSE: NLMK). He has served as a Board Chairman of Russian Fishery, SUEK, Vimpelcom-R and a board member of several international companies. 

In 1991-2002 Stanislav Shekshnia held positions of CEO, Alfa-Telecom, President and CEO, Millicom International Cellular, Russia and CIS, Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom, Director of Human Resources, Central and Eastern Europe of Otis Elevator. 

Stanislav Shekshnia has a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Economics from Moscow State University, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. 

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Betina Nygaard

CEO, Scanmarket

The Executive Board Programme is at a very high level and the professors and experts are extremely skilled. The academic level is high, but is nevertheless served in a down-to-earth manner – it is not just theories that “fly around the room”, but continuously present cases that illuminate and support relevant issues. In short, I am really excited about the whole program and implementation. One of the most important things I take home is the composition of a board. So how important diversity is to the dynamics and effectiveness of the board, so that good results are achieved that satisfy the owners and which can form the basis for good sparring for the CEO. Betina Nygaard continues