In October 2017 Petr Aven has endorsed two professorship positions for NES professors for 2017-2018 academic year: Petr Aven assistant professor of Finance Olga Kuzmina (PhD, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business), and Alfa-Bank Banking Group assistant professor of Economics Maria Petrova (PhD, Harvard University).
Petr Aven is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank Banking Group and the board member of the NES Board of Directors and NES Endowment Fund since 2012.
In 2016 the management of Alfa-Bank has established Alfa-Bank Banking Group professorship for assistant professor of Economics Maria Petrova, and Petr Aven professorship for associate professor of Finance Ruben Enikolopov (PhD, Harvard University), for 2016-2017 academic year.
“I support NES as I believe that it is impossible to build an efficient economy is a state with no or very few qualified economists.” – said Petr Aven.
NES accepts the support with deep gratitude and expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Aven personally and to the Alfa Bank.