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Konstantin Polunin

Associate Director

Moscow

Konstantin Polunin has been with The Boston Consulting Group since 2008 and heads the firm’s Public Sector practice area in Russia. He is an expert in the field of nuclear energy and the automotive sector and concentrates on strategy, organization, digital, and innovative development. During his time with BCG, Konstantin has delivered multiple, complex, large-scale projects for various government agencies, as well as for major Russian and global public and private companies.

As a Partner and Managing Director at BCG, Konstantin focused on public company transformation projects from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, he chose to continue on an expert track as Associate Director. His work covers improving Russia’s investment climate, supporting development of the education system, promoting the digital economy, innovative development, megacity development programs and strategies, evaluating and structuring large-scale public projects, and restructuring of major companies.

Konstantin sits on a number of federal expert boards, including the working group of the Russian Presidential Economic Council’s National Entrepreneurship Initiative. He also speaks regularly at major international business forums, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Open Innovations, the Gaidar Forum, events sponsored by the Center for Strategic Development, and many others.  He is often cited in the local print and online media, including such publications as Vedomosti, Kommersant, TASS, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. He has also frequently appeared on central TV channels.

Prior to joining BCG, Konstantin worked as research assistant with the Berlin Technology University, and later moved to Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He also served as a CEO of a mid-sized Russian company.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public sector
  • Digitization and research and technology development programs
  • Strategy and organization
  • Structuring and evaluation of large-scale business projects with public participation
  • Nuclear industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Change management
  • Megacity economics development, regional development

Honors and Awards

  • Award of the National Science Support Fund (founded by Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, and Alexander Mamut in 2000)

Education

  • PhD, chemistry, Russian Academy of Science
  • MSc, chemistry, Technische Universitat
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