SKOLKOVO Financial Innovations & Cashless Economy Centre
Becoming a leading center of competence in cashless economy and financial innovations both locally and globally.
Impact on the business community;
International promotion within professional and academic areas;
Personal and professional development of the team.
Creation of an intellectual, open and independent environment in school to gather different stakeholders (government leaders, managers in the field of cashless economy, entrepreneurs, etc.) on one platform for discussion and development of a holistic view;
Creation of relevant educational courses/products;
International promotion of the School’s brand name via research dissemination;
Niche consulting in the payments-related areas.
Director of the Financial Innovation & Cashless Economy Centre
Andrew Korolev is seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of professional background in payment system business development in the Russian and CIS financial services markets with emphasis on strategic marketing and product development.
Andrew was CEO of MasterCard Russia from 1997 to 2008. He established MasterCard positioning in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia & Armenia, including creation and management of 2 local offices and development of comprehensive local customer network.
Andrew has extensive experience of the settlement system and the interaction of banks and is an expert in the field of payment systems.
Andrew Korolev is an independent director of the Board of Directors of Non-Commercial Partnership “National Payments Council”.
Andrew Korolev has two higher education, and Executive MBA of Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS.