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VTB managers to train at St Petersburg Graduate School of Management

17 February 2014

VTB and St Petersburg University Graduate School of Management (SPU GSM) have launched an advanced corporate training programme called New Energy for Leadership. Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of the VTB Management Board and Director General of the Graduate School of Management, spoke at the launch ceremony for the programme.

Leading GSM faculty members with both academic and business experience have developed the programme for VTB Bank’s senior managers. This year 52 of them will take the programme, which takes 1.5 years and includes seven full-time modules and intense distance-learning courses covering incentivisation methods, leadership, team-building, and change and risk management.

After the opening ceremony, Mr Kostin gave a lecture on the corporate bond market for GSM graduate students including practical examples from the experience of VTB and VTB Capital.

«I have always believed that knowing how to talk to people is crucial for bankers. The New Energy for Leadership programme will teach the skills of leadership, persuasion and compromise, and how to deal with people. I’m confident that the programme’s graduates will put their newly acquired skills and knowledge to work at VTB Bank.».
Andrey Kostin,
President and Chairman of the VTB Management Board and Director General of the Graduate School of Management

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