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Andrey Shestopalov

Andrey Shestopalov
Group Partner

Andrei leads Government Consulting Practice. He is also Managing Director of National Competitiveness Institute.

Andrei was born in Tyumen. He has graduated from Tyumen Industrial Institute. He has been actively involved in business project since 1990. In 1991-1996 Andrei was Board Director in Hermes Concern.

Since 1996 Andrei has been working with Russian regions providing them with strategic advice. He was founder and leader of International Foundation for Regions Development that was involved in regional development programs. After that he held the position of Regional Development Head at Economic Development Ministry of Russia.

In 2004 Andrei has founded and lead Council for National Competitiveness, non-profit collaboration platform in the field of strategic planning. At the same time he became Managing Director of National Competitiveness Institute that participated in creating the first regional strategies in Russia (Tomsk, Nizhniy Novgorod).

In 2009 Andrei together with National Competitiveness Institute has joined Stas Marketing group.

Andrei also serves as World Bank expert. His professional interests include public sector development, public policy, government bodies’ effectiveness and efficiency, cluster initiatives, place marketing and branding.