"If a company wants to see a constant inflow of talented people, it must work very closely with universities".
“Global demand for energy continues to rise, even under crisis conditions. This is especially true for the economies of specific regions. Over the past five years energy demand has increased by 12%, whereas in the Asia-Pacific region it has grown by 29%.”
“Business is motivated by profit. If there’s money to be made in Russia, which there is, then the capital will flow in no matter what. We need to create an environment in which Western investors […] want to be here because they can see that Russia is ripe for business and there is money to be made”.
“Concessions and PPPs do work in Russia; we know this for certain”.
“If we are in a position to cut down transactional costs (administrative barriers such as access to the market, competition, the big share of the state, etc.), it will be very helpful for the economy”.
“International trade is one of the most accessible instruments, and one of the cheapest to use”.
“Teacher training is better today than it was three or four years ago. Most teachers know what information technology is and use it. The teaching profession is now a very prestigious one and it is very difficult to find a job as a teacher in the big cities”.
“Open data is a market option and it’s much better to use it as a business model, especially in the information sector.”
"Technologies (…) mean big changes in the leadership competencies that businesses need so that they can remain successful, as well as win and defend market share".
“I believe that the self-confidence we acquired is, indeed, the legacy of which we will continue to be proud.”