On June 17, 2021
SberSolutions (formerly Intercomp) have launched #CEOSTORIES club for TOP managers of Russian and international companies for whom we will organize regular meetings, events, conduct research and share expertise. A series of #CEOSTORIES events opened in St. Petersburg in ERARTA, the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. St. Petersburg International Business Association is the event's partner.
The first event of the series was held as a discussion on the topic Lessons from a New Reality and was moderated by Kristina Muravieva, CEO of Expert North-West magazine.
Top managers of companies actively operating in the North-West region were among the speakers of the panel discussion:
- Natalia Podvoyskaya, CEO of SberSolutions Russia and CIS
- Robert Mann, CEO, Ahlers Russia
- Mikhail Kiyanov, Director of IKEA Parnas
- Konstantin Mandelshtam, CEO, UNIFUD
- Julia Kolesnikova, CFO, Ariston Thermo Rus
During the panel discussion, the speakers talked about their experience of managing a company in a pandemic: the difficulties they faced, how the approach to working with teams and clients was transformed, and how this affected the company's performance.
The speakers shared their experience in solving the problems that the crisis posed for their company. Many noted that flexible decision-making and employee engagement have helped their company streamline existing processes, find new growth opportunities, and perform better than in previous years. Remote work played a great role in adjusting companies' activities. The panel members talked about how they managed to switch to remote work and unanimously came to the conclusion that putting in place hybrid work – i.e. combining remote work with office work - had been a successful solution to improve work performance and maintain the continuity of their company's business processes.