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Elena Chernyshkova

Being the founder of the first ever Education and Not-for-profit executive search practice in Russia, Elena is a member of the Stanton Chase Moscow team. Her deep expertise covers the education, charity and not-for-profit sectors.

On the non-executive side, currently, Elena is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the European University in St. Petersburg. She is a regular speaker and moderator at significant events in education, science, and charity.

Before joining Stanton Chase, Elena was President of the SISTEMA Charity Foundation. She also worked as Executive Director of the 5–100 Academic Excellence Programme Project Office under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Elena’s other previous roles include Strategic Projects Director at the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management, Advisor to Dr. Dmitry Zimin, the Honorary President of Vimpelcom, and Co-founder and Director of Dmitry Zimin’s Dynasty Charity Foundation.

Elena graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Diploma in economic geography.

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