Press releases | Archive 2007
RBC's senior executives top the list of Russia's best managers
Moscow, September 28, 2007. - The Russian Managers Association and Kommersant Publishing House have published their annual list of the top 1000 Russian managers. In 2007, General Director of OAO RBC Information Systems (RTS, MICEX: RBCI) Yuri Rovensky, Vice Chairman of Finance Dmitry Belik, Corporate Affairs Director Natalia Cherepova, head of RBC's Technical Support Andrei Glazkov and head of RBC's Human Resources Department Laila Kuzovkina were named among the best managers in the Media Business category.
Yury Rovensky was ranked among the top ten Senior Executives, while Dmitry Belik topped the list of the best CFOs. Andrei Glazkov was first in the IT Directors Rating. This year, Natalia Cherepova was also named among the best, as a runner-up in the Corporate and Public Affairs Directors category, and Laila Kuzovkina was for the first time shortlisted in the HR Directors Rating, taking the fourth place.
The joint project of the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant Publishing House has been awarding the nation's best managers and leaders in their respective areas for eight years now. The rating is based on the principle of "the best choosing the best", where expert assessments are made by fellow businessmen: senior executives and directors of Russian companies as well as members of nonprofit industry and regional business associations and unions. In total, over 400 experts take part in the voting.
Candidates are grouped by industry and by area of their professional commitment. The rating is based on assessments of professional reputations, personal qualities and accomplishments of the nominees. The final ratings feature candidates with the highest overall grade.
This year, the procedure of compiling the Top 1000 list was altered. For example, if before only General Directors participated in the rating in the Media Business category, this year directors of specific corporate departments were shortlisted as well. Furthermore, commercial banks and insurance companies were split into separate categories apart from the financial sector, and specialists rendering professional information technology services were ranked in a special industry sub-rating.