Twenty-five winners joined Vnesheconombank’s team of regional managers in April 2018. Together with the fourth batch of managers selected from 26 January to 26 April, the number of regional managers representing Vnesheconombank in Russian regions exceeded 100.
The new 25 regional managers come from 20 Russian regions, including 11 regions not previously covered by the project. These are the Bryansk, Volgograd, Kirov, Kurgan, Kursk, Murmansk, Pskov, Yaroslavl Regions; the Primorie Territory and the Republics of Sakha (Yakutia) and Tuva.
The candidates were selected in the following stages: they sent applications to the Leader ID platform of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives; the applicants were preliminarily evaluated and had video interviews; the most successful candidates were called for face-to-face interviews; the winners were selected. The finalists will subsequently receive training and become regional managers of Vnesheconombank.
“Congratulations to the finalists of the fourth batch of managers. You have come a long way to prove that you deserve to be part of Vnesheconombank’s team and join with us in developing Russia, working for the benefit of your own regions. I am confident that you will make a significant contribution to our common cause,” Vnesheconombank’s Deputy Chairman and Member of the Board Alexey Ivanchenko said. “However, not all regions were able to provide suitable candidates for the first four batches of managers, so we will continue looking for regional managers in 2018. At the same time, we are not going to lower our expectations of candidates, because their status as the Bank’s representative will authorise them to be a link between Vnesheconombank and a Russian region and will help them to reach a totally new level of interaction with regional senior officials and the business community as well.”
When the winners receive regional manager certificates, they will begin a proactive search for investment projects and submit them to the Bank. Their functions will also include assisting project initiators in preparing the necessary documents for submission to Vnesheconombank. Regional managers and Vnesheconombank communicate through the online platform created by Vnesheconombank to submit investment projects to the Bank and track applications for financing.
The four batches of regional managers selected by Vnesheconombank are a total of 104 people from 61 regions. Overall, the Bank received more than 1,000 applications from candidates across Russia.