International cooperation in the field of education: RSBC organized seminars for managers of major Indian banks


On September 9-10, 2019 a seminar “The current state of the banking system and insurance sector in Russia: key problems and modern challenges” took place at Plekhanov Russian Economic University. The seminar was held for middle and senior managers of two large Indian banks: Oriental Bank of Commerce and Canara Bank, and for representatives of the insurance sector. From the Russian side the event was organized by the Russia-Singapore Business Council.


The seminar was initiated by the Asia Pacific Center of Management Education (APCME), one of the leading consulting and educational organizations in Asia, and conducted by the Basic Department of Economic Analysis and Corporate Management in Manufacturing and Exporting High-Tech Products of the State Corporation “Rostec”. RSBC has a long-term partnership with the Department.

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Dr Vladimir Grigoryev, a prominent expert in financial management, financial consulting and fundraising, was a lecturer. Many years of experience not only in research and teaching, but also in real business on leadership positions make Dr Grigoryev a truly unique specialist. This was appreciated not only by the participants of the seminar, but also by Mr Ajay Pathania, Director of APCME.

The participants commended the quality of the content and the high level of organization of the event.


At the end of the programme there were held negotiations between Ajay Patania and Sergey Pronin, Deputy Chairman – Executive Director of RSBC. The negotiations resulted in agreement to expand further cooperation between APCME and RSBC.

The development of international cooperation in the field of education is one of the priority activities of the Russia-Singapore Business Council. The experience exchange helps to establish contacts and strengthen partnership between the business communities of Russia and Asian countries.


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Russia-Singapore Business Council (RSBC) was established in 2009 at the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the State Corporation “Rostec”. The main aim of RSBC is to establish contacts between the business and expert circles of Russia and Singapore, the EAEU and ASEAN and to develop mutually beneficial bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Cooperation in the field of science and education is one of the priorities of the Council.

Currently, 67 Russian companies are members of RSBC. The partners of the Council are over 40 Singaporean organizations.


Asia Pacific Center of Management Education (APCME) is one of Asia’s leading providers of educational programmes. Acting as an integrator, APCME collaborates with leading educational institutions in Singapore and other countries. Particular attention is paid to individual management education solutions for clients in the Asia-Pacific region. The main customers of APCME are large public and private organizations.


Plekhanov Russian Economic University is one of the largest universities in Russia, the country’s oldest higher educational institution of economic profile. In 2011, as part of the development and strengthening of cooperation between the university and the State Corporation “Rostec”, the Basic Department of Economic Analysis and Corporate Management in Manufacturing and Exporting High-Tech Products of the State Corporation “Rostec” was created. The teaching staff of the department includes leading scientists of the university and practical scientists of Rostec.