Ten RANEPA graduates elected regional governors on September 8
The 85 constituent regions of the Russian Federation held elections on the single voting day on September 8. Ten out of 16 regional heads elected by direct vote are graduates of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
RANEPA graduate Andrei Chibis has been elected to head the Murmansk Region; Alexander Osipov, the Trans-Baikal Territory; Vadim Shumkov, the Kurgan Region; Oleg Khorokhordin, the Altai Republic; Igor Artamonov, the Lipetsk Region; Batu Khasikov, the Republic of Kalmykia; Oleg Kuvshinnikov, the Vologda Region; Roman Starovoit, the Kursk Region; Alexander Beglov, St. Petersburg; and Alexei Teksler, the Chelyabinsk Region.
The new Governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, earned his degree from the Institute of National Economy (now the South Russian Institute of Management, RANEPA branch in Rostov-on-Don) in 1993, and completed a RANEPA MBA program in 2005.
Oleg Khorokhordin, elected head of the Altai Republic, earned a PhD in Sociology from RANEPA in 2003. He is also a participant in the 2nd Management Personnel Pool program at RANEPA Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA).
The new head of the Kurgan Region, Vadim Shumkov, is also a student of the 2nd Management Personnel Pool program at RANEPA GSPA.
The Governor of the Lipetsk Region, Igor Artamonov, elected on September 8, is also enrolled in this program. Mr. Artamonov holds a 2003 professional retraining certificate from the Russian Academy of National Economy (now RANEPA).
The new Governor of the Murmansk Region, Andrei Chibis, is a graduate of the first Management Personnel Pool program at RANEPA GSPA.
Aleksei Teksler, elected Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, like Mr. Chibis, also completed the first Management Personnel Pool program at RANEPA GSPA earlier this year.
Batu Khasikov, elected head of the Republic of Kalmykia, earned a PhD from the Russian Academy of Public Administration (now RANEPA) in 2005.
Oleg Kuvshinnikov was re-elected in the Vologda Region. He has been leading the region since 2011. In 2005, he earned an MBA degree (Master of Business Administration) from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (now RANEPA).
Roman Starovoit, elected Governor of the Kursk Region, graduated from the North-West Academy of Public Administration in 2008 (now the North-Western Institute of Management, a branch of RANEPA).
The head of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, also graduated from the North-West Academy of Public Administration (now a branch of RANEPA) in 2003.
We congratulate the newly elected governors and hope that their example will be inspiring for all students of the Presidential Academy.