Vladimir Yakunin Participated in the Ceremony of Opening of Northwestern Corporate Education Center RZD-LEADER
Morskoi Business Severo-Zapada (Site news), December 11, 2014
Opening of Northwestern corporate education center RZD-Leader took place in St. Petersburg on Thursday, December 11. President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin, Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, Vice President of RZD Victor Stepov and Director of the Oktyabrskaya Railway Oleg Valinsky participated in the solemn ceremony.
In the framework of opening of the center President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin said, "Today, we open an educational cluster creation of which will allow increasing of quality of corporate management demand for which is very big now. Besides classrooms there will also be a hotel there for employees from other cities who study there, museum of the Oktyabrskaya Railway and conference halls. The building has state-of-the-art equipment, needs of not very mobile groups of the population are taken into account and all this reflects approach of RZD to corporate system of governance, corporate culture and ethic from the very moment of construction."
Yakunin emphasized that opening of the building of the Northwestern center of corporate education was only the first step towards development of the territory near the Baltic Railway Station that received a name of innovative education cluster of the Oktyabrskaya Railway.
After completion of the opening ceremony President of RZD Yakunin handed out certificates to graduates of the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format Executive MBA of Stockholm School of Economics of 2014.
Yakunin stressed, "The more people study there the stronger the railways will become and hence the stronger our country will be."
As an honorable professor of Stockholm School of Economics head of RZD Vladimir Yakunin also read a lecture dedicated to topic "Role and place of corporate governance in the course of reforming of system-forming Russian companies into vertically integrated holdings" for students of the third module of corporate educational program "Basics of marketing."
Permanent working place of 159 employees of the divisions of the railway offices of which are to be accommodated in the building are arranged in this building with area of almost 17,000 square meters. It is planned to train 200 people on this territory per month.
There will be structures being resources of the educational system of Russian Railways in St. Petersburg on the territory of one building: office and classrooms of the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format Executive MBA of Stockholm School of Economics, division of the corporate university of RZD in St. Petersburg, railway center for assessment, monitoring of staff and youth policy, innovative simulator facility of the Oktyabrsky educational center of professional qualifications, office and classrooms of the Small Oktyabrskaya Railway.
Infrastructure support of the center includes a conference hall, lecture classrooms, business library with equipped computer working places, hotel for 48 rooms, café, underground parking, gym and shower rooms.
Education Center RZD-Leader