Director’s speech
Director’s speech

I’m pleased to greet you in the biggest University of the biggest country in the world!

The North-West Institute of Management of the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration is one of the leading Institution in Saint-Petersburg, the Centre of Fundamental and Scientific Research, innovative platform, alma mater of well-qualified professional managers.

Enrollment at the Presidential Academy – it is a responsible, important and timely decision. You begin your way at changeable and interesting time, time of big discoveries and contradictions which day after day change the global picture. It is a time where such skills as keeping an open mind, maintaining your own principles confidently and making responsible decisions are valued most of all.

So, be creative and patient, active in study and student life, because not only your own career, but the development of our world depends on your success. I believe that just your youth and activity will became a source of new achievements and positive changes in our society.

Believe in yourself!


Vladimir Shamakhov

Director of the North-West Institute of Management of RANEPA
Doctor of Economics, The First Class Acting Adviser of the Russian Federation