The President also held a separate meeting with those graduates who were appointed acting governors of the Orel, Ivanovo, Samara, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk regions and the Nenets Autonomous Area during their studies. The meeting was also attended by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino and First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko.
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The Management Personnel Pool programme was established upon the President’s instruction. In June 2017, the first group began studies at the Graduate School of Public Administration at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, in cooperation with the country’s major education institutions, including Sberbank Corporate University, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the Higher School of Economics.
The 74 participants admitted for the first programme included heads of federal and regional government bodies, local governments and companies that are partially owned by the government.