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Stanislav Shekshnia

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise


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Research Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Governance of Entrepreneurial Companies
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Emerging Economies
  • Emerging Companies
Teaching Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Emerging Companies
  • Coaching
  • Organisational Culture


Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, co-director of Leading from the Chair and Scandinavian Executive Institute Executive Board and Advanced Board development programs. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective corporate governance at emerging markets and organizations. Shekshnia is the author, co-author, and editor of 11 books, including Leading a Board (2nd edition, 2021), CEO School (2018), Athletic CEOs (2018), and more than 50 articles on corporate governance, entrepreneurship, leadership, people management and intercultural management.
Stanislav Shekshnia is a senior partner at WH advisors (Dubai). Stanislav provides advice and personal coaching to business owners, senior executives and executive teams.

Since 2001 Dr. Shekshnia has been an independent chair and director at a number of companies in the USA, France, Russia, Ukraine, Holland and Serbia.
In 1991-2002 Stanislav Shekshnia held positions of CEO, Alfa-Telecom, President and CEO, Millicom International Cellular, Russia and CIS, Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom, Director of Human Resources, Central and Eastern Europe of Otis Elevator.
Stanislav Shekshnia has a Ph.D. and Master's Degree in Economics from Moscow State University, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

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