VEB BEGINS CERTIFIED MANAGERS SELECTION IN MURMANSK REGION
Since June 1, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) will expand the program of managers selection in the regions. Murmansk Region and another 61 regions of Russia will join to the 23 pilot entities of the Russian Federation.
The Institute of Certified Managers will become one of the main tools for the broad range of regional projects formation within the framework of the new investment process of VEB. The collaborative work of managers, projects initiators and the bank will be based on the platform "Projects Development Factory". It will allow in online mode:
To carry out the selection of applications on sector financing priorities;
To assess the possibility of investing in the project according to its main financial indicators;
To track status changes on requests and view other statistical information in a convenient graphical form;
To carry out an express assessment of projects;
To provide consultancy support to clients from certified managers.
Moreover, the platform "Projects Development Factory" will consolidate the information on available measures of the state support. With the help of this information, a certified manager will be able to determine the state support measures that are applicable to the projects of his region, as well as compare them with the conditions for providing aid in other entities of the Russian Federation.
As a part of the scaling of the new work model with regions across Russia, VEB intends to select, train, test and certify up to three managers in each entity of the Russian Federation. Applications submit from the candidates from those entities of the Russian Federation, which are connected to the project from June 1, will also take place on a specialized platform of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives LEADER-ID.
According to the results of the first stage selection more than 180 applications were received in 23 pilot regions. Majority of the candidates represent regional Institutes for development and the business community. More than two-thirds of the selection participants occupy leading positions in the regions.
Within the framework of the second stage of selection, experts will analyze applications sent by candidates from the pilot regions. Face-to-face or video interviews will be carried out with the best of them. Winners will sign agreements with the bank on confidentiality and will be trained and certified. Further, an agreement on cooperation will be signed with each certified manager, after which they will start working together with regional investment projects in the interests of VEB. In the course of work together with VEB, they will be able to gain new experience and expand their business connections with the representatives of government and business. The best managers will be invited to enter the labour reserve of VEB 2.0 and join the management team for the existing and new projects of the bank. In the future, VEB will consider the possibility of paying reward to the most successful managers involved in the preparation and implementation of regional projects.
As Alexei Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman and Member of the Board of VEB, notes representatives of regional development institutions, business and public organizations are already interested in the project.
"In spite of the fact that up to the present moment the selection was conducted only in 23 regions we have already received more than 50 applications from the candidates of the entities of the Russian Federation which were not included in the pilot. All of them will be considered in the framework of scaling a new model of work with regions across Russia. Till the end of September, we will get certified specialists in all regions of Russia,” – comments Alexey Ivanchenko.
In order to participate in the project, the candidates for VEB managers have to apply for a specialized platform of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives LEADER-I.
State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (VEB)" is a national development bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Russia. It is founded in 1924 and operates on the basis of a special federal statute on the Bank for Development since 2007. The supreme management body of VEB is the supervisory council which is headed by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
According to the Development Strategy until 2021, VEB will focus its work on financing high-limit projects of industry; infrastructure development; support for non-resource exports; assistance in the process of defense technologies conversion to the civilian ones; support of innovations and projects of the National Technological Initiative. VEB will work at a new quality level: proactively search for the projects that correspond to the priorities of the state, deeply analyze business projects together with customers, attract private co-investments, monitor the projects using the advanced technologies.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) is a Russian autonomous noncommercial organization established by the Government of the Russian Federation to implement a set of measures in the economic and social spheres. Effective since 2011. It deals with the promotion of priority projects, the implementation of measures on the business environment in Russia improvement, the development of professional personnel, etc.
LEADER-ID - information platform of ASI for the search, development and promotion of leaders. Start of work: July 2013. The number of users is more than 91 thousand.
VEB press-office on projects:
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