My collaboration with the school led to nearly-immediate results. Arkady Dvorkovich
, a talented first-time graduate from the NES, was awarded a position in the Ministry of Finance. There, he headed the Economic Expert Group, a center for analysis I set up in preparation of negotiations with international financial institutions. For years now, NES graduates have been getting jobs in the government and Central Bank of the Russian Federation
. In these positions, they apply the knowledge they obtained at the NES and, at the same time, continue to grow as they gain valuable practical experience. Many of them have gone on to have brilliant careers.
Today, as a member of the Board of Directors, I regularly attend meetings and activities held at the school. I am pleased to see that the NES is further growing and evolving, that tremendous attention is being paid to the quality of the education program, and that professors and graduates from the school are becoming increasingly prominent in Russia and across the globe.