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Alex Sidorenko

Alex Sidorenko is a uniquely qualified specialist with over 13 years of strategic, innovation and risk management experience across Australia, Russia, Poland and Kazakhstan, awarded Risk Manager of the Year in 2014.

Alex is the co-author of the global PwC risk management methodology, the author of the risk management guidelines for SME (Russian standardization organization), risk management textbook (Russian Ministry of Finance), risk management guide (Australian Stock Exchange) and the award-winning training course on risk management (best risk education program 2013, 2014 and 2015).

In 2012 Alex created Risk-academy www.risk-academy.ru a free web portal dedicated to risk management in SME across Russia and CIS.

Alex worked as a Head of Risk Management at RUSNANO, one of the largest private equity funds in Russia, specializing in technology investment. Alex won an award for best ERM implementation at RUSNANO in 2014.

Prior to that Alex worked in senior risk roles at Skolkovo Foundation, Strategy Partners, PwC and Deloitte.

Alex recently published his second risk management book called “Effective Risk Management 2.0”. Alex also regularly presents at risk management conferences in Russia and Europe. In November 2012 Alex short a series of TV programs dedicated to risk management in start-ups. Alex also teaches at major Russian business schools including OpUS, Technopark Skolkovo, MIRBIS, MFUA, SKOLKOVO and USIB.

He has successfully completed his double Bachelor degree in Risk Management and Econometrics at Monash University, Australia, achieving the top risk management and statistics student award two years in a row.