Working For The Future
In October, the Higher School of Economics University held a
workshop entitled "Challenges posed by globalisation in the Mineral Resources
Industry". Employees of Severstal participated in the event to give their
expert opinions and guidance on the subject.
A case study entitled "Rio Tinto’s Development Trends in the Context of
Chinese Domination of the Global Iron Ore Raw Materials Market" was used as a
focus for discussion during the event. Krill Kozenyazhev, Vadim Akopov, Anna
Butova, members of Severstal Resources management team, and Alexander Pustov,
an analyst from Severstal's Strategic Marketing Department, analysed the
various solutions to the aforementioned case study proposed by the
The workshop, which was jointly organised by Severstal and the
students at the Higher School of Economics University, engaged over 100
students from Moscow's leading higher educational establishments. Kirill
Kozenyazhev, a senior manager in Severstal Resources’ Strategic Development,
gave a presentation to the audience before the projects were presented for
discussion. Kirill presented on the major trends in the global raw materials
market and described the outlook for Severstal's raw materials division.
The entrants were reduced to a shortlist of five finalists, representing the
Higher School of Economics, the Russian School of Economics, Moscow Physics and
Technology Institute and the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Each of
the finalists were given the opportunity to present their solutions to the case
study to the audience and experts.
In the face of the challenges set out by the case study the students
demonstrated great knowledge and presented interesting, logical solutions to
the case study, following which they received constructive and interesting
feedback from the experts.
At the end of the workshop, the participants mingled with the workshop's
guests to ask questions about Severstal and learn about the Company's career
Workshops such as these are invaluable to Severstal as they demonstrate
Severstal’s credentials a leading employer, help to identify the most talented
and promising students looking to pursue a career with our company, and then
invite those students to take trainee jobs at Severstal in the future. More
events like these will be held for students of Moscow's leading higher
educational establishments in the future.