I have more than 15 years’ experience to be an expert, a speaker, a coach for individuals and groups, and an educator for university students and consultant for small businesses in the area of modern and project management, innovations, municipal and regional sustainable development, and processing coal combustion products. As Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Amur Region (Far East of Russia) in 2007-2009, I took part in developing the regional Strategy of Social Economic Development for the period of 2010-2025. I have an experience to interaction with regional governments in eastern part of Russia and North Eastern Provinces of China.
My background is geochemistry. I hold a PhD in Experimental Mineralogy (Geoscience) from the Russian Academy of Science and an Executive MBA Certificate from the Free Market Business Development Institute (FMBDI) of Portland State University (Oregon, USA). I also have several Certificates on completion online courses in sustainable regional development, circular economy, geodesign and natural boundaries of the Earth of universities in US and Sweden.
I published articles in top peer-reviewed journals about distribution of noble and rare earth elements in coal combustion products and decrease of environmental impact from industrial use of coal as power source. In 2017-2018 I took part in the project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Russia’s Energy Sector Policies and Operations” on the territory of Amur region as part as United Nations Development Program and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia. My modern research interests connected with sustainability of small communities in British Columbia, Canada.