1. Beginning in Siberia
2. Topics of Research and Forecasts
3. Executive Experience in Heavy Industry
4. Leadership of the first ever Arctic Seaway Economic Expedition
5. Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
6. European Professorship and International Lecturing
7. Professorship in the U.S.A.
8. U.S. and European Consulting Practice and Directorship
9. Membership in Professional Organizations and Editorial Boards
10. Awards
11. Published Works

Dr. Vladimir Kvint, is an economist and strategist. He is a US Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee (Washington, DC), a Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science and the Russian Academy of Sciences (Foreign Member Ad Vitum). He was a Professor of International Business at American University from 2004 to 2007 and a Professor at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business from 1990 to 2004. In addition, until 2000, for five years he was an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at the Stern School of Business at New York University. From 1992-1998 he served as the Director of Emerging Markets at Arthur Andersen LLP in New York.

Since 2007 he is the Chair of the Financial Strategy Department at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Moscow School of Economics. In 2010 he became a Founder and the Head of the Center for Strategic Studies at the Institute of Complex Systems Mathematical Research of the same Moscow State University. Since 2007, he is an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at LaSalle University (PA). In 2009 -2012 he was the Global Head of Emerging Markets at one of the largest in the world and oldest architectural and planning company RMJM. Since 2013 Dr. Kvint is a member of the Board of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation and a member of the Internationalization Advisory Board of La Salle University.

He has the title of Honorary Doctor from the United States, Russian, Albanian, Ukrainian, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic Universities. He was honored with National and Scientific Awards from several countries. Dr. Kvint's studies have focused on the theory of strategy and its practical implementation and on the theory of the Global Emerging Market and solutions to poverty. He is the author of 21 books and more than 350 articles and an advisor to the governments of several countries. Dr. Kvint’s work has appeared in such well-known publications as The New York Times and Harvard Business Review, among others. He had been a contributor to Forbes magazine. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Boards of several professional publications.

1. Beginning in Siberia

Dr. Kvint was born the son of two successful professional engineers in the very heart of Siberia in what was unfortunately the capital of Stalin’s infamous labor camp, Gulag. He then moved to Norilsk, the most northern city in the world, located 1,000 miles above the Arctic Circle where he worked and graduated from high school. He began his 14-year career in the non-ferrous metals industry at the age of 14 as a construction and metal worker. Most of Dr. Kvint’s education was completed in parallel with his professional and athletic (boxing) activities.

In 1972 he graduated as a Mining-Electrical Engineer from Krasnoyarsk graduate Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals (currently part of the Siberian Federal University). In the same year he was accepted as a PhD Candidate at Moscow graduate Plekhanov Institute of National Economy. In 1975 he presented and defended his dissertation “Organization and Stages of Management of Technical Development of Production” and successfully earning his PhD in Economics at the age of 26. By the age of 28 Dr. Kvint had established himself as the Chief Economist and Vice Chairman of a major Russian high-tech company in addition to being well educated in the fields of Mining-Electrical Engineering, Economics, Long-Term Planning and Law.

2. Topics of Research and Forecasts

40 years of Dr. Kvint's research and scholarly activity have been dedicated to the development of the Theories on New Regional Economic Development and Preparation of Production, creation of Theory of the Global Emerging Market and development of input to the Theory of Strategy. Among Dr. Kvint's achievements are the Theory of Regionalization of Scientific-Technological Progress; an Evaluation of the Role of the Scientific-Technical Strategy in the Regional Economy; the development of the Methodology of Regional Strategic Programs; the Theory of the Global Emerging Market; the System of Optimizational Models of Business Strategies in Emerging Markets and the development of Economic Solutions to Poverty, Unemployment and Migration. He contributed with his own approach to the development and implementation of the Global Economic Strategy.

“While his strategic analyses and forecasts of events are not infrequently outspoken, controversial, and at times even criticized as outlandish or impossible, in hindsight, they have been remarkably accurate and insightful. Indeed, it becomes evident that his forecasts are soundly grounded in detailed analysis of fact, coupled with a unique perspective and the wisdom gained of a long and unique career.” – James W. Michaels, Forbes Magazine

One of his most outstanding and accurate strategic forecasts was published in 1989, proclaiming that “by 1992 there will be no country called the Soviet Union”. In fact, the Soviet Union disappeared in December of 1991. Dr. Kvint’s cover story in the February 1990 issue of Forbes Magazine was called “Russia Should Quit the Soviet Union”, and received worldwide attention even though his strategic forecast was published several times before in different countries. This forecast was on the basis of analysis of several economic and political trends, but the core of this analysis was the study of the category of Quality and its role in different societies.

Among his well-known forecasts are: accurate prediction of exchange rate between East and West Deutsche Marks during unification of Germany; prediction of an early step down of President Yeltsin and his replacement by a successor in uniform; Ruble's Default in 1998, etc.

3. Executive Experience in Heavy Industry

Despite an invitation to work as an associate professor in Moscow, Dr. Kvint after receiving his PhD returned back to Norilsk, the most Northern city in the world. In 1975- 1976, he continued his work in the mining-metallurgical industry. He founded and was Chief of the Department of Organization Management at the Norilsk Mining –Metallurgical Concern, which was the largest Russian enterprise (150,000 employees) and still one of the largest producers worldwide of nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and osmium. Under his leadership, the company’s first General Organizational Structure, focusing on the strategic improvement of final products was developed. The theoretical results of his work were published in 1976, "The Acceleration of the Industrial-Technical Development" in Moscow. This book received the U.S.S.R. Annual Award “Best Popular Scholarly Book of the Year”.

In 1976, Dr. Kvint was promoted to the position of Deputy Director General and Deputy Chairman of “SibTsvemetAutomatica,” a scientific-technological company, which automated the non-ferrous metals industry throughout the Soviet Union. He was responsible for economic policy, business and resource planning, the organization of compensation systems, and accounting departments in this company of 5,000 employees at that time. Under Dr. Kvint’s economic strategy, this company became one of the first self-sufficient firms in the U.S.S.R. despite the Soviet command planning system. In addition, he was Chief of the Forecasting Economics Laboratory of the Non-Ferrous Metals, Gold and Diamond Industry, and prepared strategies and forecasts for the non-ferrous, precious metals and diamond industries.

4. Leadership of the first ever Arctic Seaway Economic Expedition

In 1978, he was invited to join the most prestigious in the Soviet Union think-tank, established back in 1724 by Peter the Great - the Academy of Sciences, and was elected as the Chief of the Department of Regional Problems of Scientific-Technological Progress at the Institute of Economy and Industrial Organization of the Siberian Branch of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences. The Siberian School of Economics was at that time under the leadership of the world renowned economists Abel Aganbegyan and Nobel Laureate in Economics Leonid Kantorovich.

In the Academy, Dr. Kvint found a tremendous lack of accurate empirical statistics and economic information. As a result, many economic studies based on this inaccurate information had no practical use. With Dr. Kvint’s business and research experience, he immediately recognized this serious problem and developed the methods of studying economic situations, natural resources, and strategic business opportunities through the organization of Complex Economic Expeditions. In 1979 the Chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Academy appointed him as Head of these expeditions. Several of these major expeditions were unprecedented. For example, in 1980 the academicians ventured across the entire eight seas of the Arctic Seaway by ship, helicopter and SUV. Another economic expedition in 1981 traveled through three seas along the entire Pacific Coast of Russia to evaluate the area’s natural resources and productive forces.

5. Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)

In 1982, Dr. Kvint was elected as a Senior Researcher and then as the Head of Department of Theory of Organizational Systems and later a Leading Scholar of Political Economy at the Institute of Economics of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences (Moscow). During these eight years he discovered and developed the concept of two new global trends: Regionalization and Technologization. He defined the category of regional scientific-technological policy and the role of this policy in the reduction of poverty and ecological protection. In the late 1980’s he came up with the theory of Regional and the Global Emerging Market. In 1986, he wrote the report on the organization of strategic development of scientific-technological process which he brought to the attention of the U.S.S.R. Council of Ministers, explaining that without the activation of technological factors, as well as the managerial function of motivation, the Soviet Union would have no economic future. After this predication, Dr. Kvint again faced a great deal of pressure from the Soviet Communist power structure.

In 1985, Dr. Kvint prepared his second Doctoral dissertation on the “Regional Management of the Scientific-Technological Development of the National Economy”. Among the consequences of Dr. Kvint’s recommendations would have been the decentralization of the Soviet command economy. As a result, he was not allowed to present his dissertation to the Scientific Council until February of 1988, when he finally received the highest scientific degree in the Soviet Bloc, “Doctor of Sciences in Economics”. In 1989, he received the lifetime title of “Professor of Political Economy” - the highest state academic title in the former Soviet Bloc. During his years at the Academy he experienced great support of three prominent economists: Leonid Abalkin, Abel Aganbegyan and Aleksandr Granberg.

The fundamental ideas of Dr. Kvint’s theories were explored in his dissertations and books. Since 1989, he has continued his studies in Austria, and then in the United States. However, the developments of his Theory of the Global Emerging Market and his input to the Theory of Strategy have their roots in all of his years of scholarly activity which started back in Siberia. For these studies, Dr. Kvint would later receive international recognitions. (Kvint, Vladimir “The Global Emerging Market in Transition”, Fordham University Press, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006; Kvint Vladimir “The Global Emerging Market: Strategic Management and Economics”, Routledge, New York, London, 2009).

6. European Professorship and International Lecturing

In 1988-1989, Dr. Kvint was finally allowed to travel outside of the Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc, upon which he gave speeches and lectures on the results of his studies. He was invited to many universities and prestigious academic centers in Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, China, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany. Among his many lectures was his speech in front of the Presidium of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences. In 1989-1990, he worked as a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, an institution with more than 100 years of history.

In 2009 Professor Kvint gave a lecture at London School of Economics and Political Science., in 2010 - in the Scottish Parliament, and in 2011 at Imperial College London and The University of Edinburgh (2009-2012).

In 1989, he gave lectures and consultations in several think tanks and leading corporations of the United States including the RAND Corp, Kissinger Associates, General Electric, General Motors, Transamerica, Timex, and the Exxon Corporation, among others. Since 1990, Dr. Kvint has lived and worked in the United States.

Dr. Kvint has lectured at universities in Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay.

In the U.S.A., lectures were given at:

7. Professorship in the U.S.A.

Dr. Kvint’s first professorship was in International Economics department at Babson College, MA, a worldwide leading school of Entrepreneurial Studies. Following this, from 1990, until the fall of 2004, Dr. Kvint was a Professor of Management Systems and International Business at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business. In addition to his professorship at Fordham, from 1995 through 2000 Dr. Kvint served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business Strategy at New York University's Stern School of Business. This was a very productive period in his academic career. He developed major elements of his Theory of the Global Emerging Market, presented it at many conferences and published six books and several articles in major U.S. academic and business magazines, journals and newspapers. In 2004-2007, he was a professor of International Business at the American University in Washington, DC. In addition to his regular courses for MBA and Master of Science in Management students he developed and taught for the most advanced students a special course on the Strategy in the Global Emerging Market. Since 2005 he is an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy and Management Systems at LaSalle University in Pennsylvania.

In the U.S.A., Dr. Kvint gave the following major courses of lectures:

8. U.S. and European Consulting Practice and Directorship

Since 1989, Dr. Kvint had been an Economic Consultant to the General Electric Corporation, Cable and Wireless (Great Britain), Timex Corporation, TOSCO Corp., Engelhard Corporation; “Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP”, “Hogan and Hartson LLP” and “Baker & McKenzie” - the three largest law firms in the world.

From 1992-1998, Dr. Kvint was the Director of Emerging Markets at Arthur Andersen, at the time, the largest professional auditing and consulting services firm in the world. This job gave Dr. Kvint the opportunity to study emerging market countries of Latin America, Pacific Asia, and Eastern Europe and to implement his theory into the global practice.

Between 1997 and 2000 Dr. Kvint was a member of the Board of Directors of PLD Telecom (later merged with Metromedia International Telecom Inc.) a publicly traded company on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange. This company was very active and had many branches and subsidiaries in emerging market countries.

His consulting and professorship activity was always used as a continuation of his studies and research activity. Dr. Kvint was the Chairman of the World Economic Development Congress' Summit for Institutional Investors (Washington, DC, 1995); the World Economic Development Congress' Global Risk Management Summit, (Washington, DC, 1996); and the International Banking Congress: US-CIS and Baltics, (NYC, 1997). He was an Economic Advisor to the President of the United Nations' General Assembly. In 1996-2001, Dr. Kvint was an economic adviser to the King of Bulgaria, Simeon II. In 2001, the King returned to Bulgaria and was elected as the Prime Minister. In 2001-2005, Dr. Kvint was an advisor to the government of Albania. Between 2006 and 2008, Dr Kvint was Chairman of the Board of Directors of seaport terminal “Morskoiy Vokzal” in Saint Petersburg (Russia). In 2006-2009 he was a Member of the Board of Directors PAVA Corporation one of the largest Grain and Flower producer in Russia. PAVA was the first Russian grain processing company to make an IPO. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Global Head of Emerging Markets at RMJM one of the largest and oldest architectural and territorial planning firm in the world. Since 2013 Dr. Kvint is a member of the Board of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, member of the Economic Council of St. Petersburg City Government and a member of the Internationalization Advisory Board of La Salle University.

9. Membership in Professional Organizations and Editorial Boards

Since 1993 Dr. Kvint has been a member of the Bretton Woods Committee (Washington, DC), which monitors the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and other multilateral institutions. He is a Senior Advisor and member of the Business Council for International Understanding (NYC) an organization created by the initiative of President Eisenhower in 1955. In 1994, Dr. Kvint was elected as a Full Member (Ad Vitam) of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

In May of 2006, Dr. Kvint was elected as a Foreign Member (Ad Vitam) of the Russian Academy of Sciences - one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, established by Peter the Great in 1724. At the time, Dr. Kvint was one of only three economists serving as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2012 three other current Foreign Members are Nobel Laureates in Economics: the Chief Economic Advisor to President Clinton, Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lawrence Klein and Professor of Columbia University, Dr. Edmund Phelps. This election is the highest academic title that the Russian Academy of Sciences may confer on a foreign scholar, was made in recognition of Dr. Vladimir Kvint’s advancement and development of the theory and analyses of both the Global Emerging Market and Global Marketplace. In 2010 he has been elected as a Fellow of The World Academy of Art and Science (Switzerland).

In addition, during 2002 - 2008, Dr. Kvint was the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Agency of the Russian Federation for Sport, Physical Culture and Tourism. Since 2009 he is the Chairman of the Expert Council on Sport and Physical Culture under the Council of the Federation (Senate) of the Federal Assembly of Russia. In this capacity Dr. Kvint works in tight cooperation with outstanding athlete and sport leader, former hokey superstar and Olympian – Slava Fetisov.

Dr. Kvint is an Honored Member of the Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the International Academy of Regional Development and Cooperation, International Informatization Academy, Russian Academy of Advocacy, World Jewish Academy of Sciences, the International Academy of Emerging Markets, the Academy of International Business, The New York Academy of Sciences, Honored Member of the Russian Club of Economists, the International Public Foundation for the Survival and Development of Humanity.

In 2007-2011, he was a co-chairman of the board of Fedorenko International Economic Foundation. Since 2008, he is a vice president of Nikolai Kondratiev International Foundation. Since 2008-2013 Dr Kvint was a member of the International Committee of the most prestigious international award in energy research - “Global Energy International Prize”.

Member of Editorial Boards of the following professional publications:

10. Awards

For the development of the Theory of Regional Scientific-Technological Programs and for particular implementation of his recommendations in Regional Program “Donbass” (Ukraine) Vladimir Kvint was awarded with Silver Medal “For The Achievements in National Economy”, 1986 (Soviet Union), Artiom Award, 1986 (Ukraine), and Proclamation of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1986 (Soviet Union).

In 1992, Dr. Kvint was awarded a two-year scholarship by the Wexner Heritage Foundation (New York City) and in 1993, was presented with the Faculty Scholarship Award by the University of Southern California. In the same year he was awarded by major émigré organization in America NYANA – Honor Award for his input in Economics. In 1997, the New England Center for International and Regional Studies (Connecticut) awarded Dr. Kvint with the title of an Honorary Fellow. He was recognized with a Silver Medal by Cambridge International Biographical Centre (England) as Outstanding Scholar of the XX Century.

In 2001, as a U.S Fulbright Scholar Award recipient, Dr. Kvint conducted studies and lectures at Vlora and Tirana Universities in Albania and provided consultations to the Government of Albania. For these activities, he was given a Proclamation by the U.S Department of State (2002). In 2002, Fordham University honored Dr. Kvint's professorship with the annual GLOBE Award.

In 2002, Dr. Kvint, together with Steve Forbes, was awarded with the Golden Crest by the Renaissance Society of Bulgaria for his role in the Internationalization of Bulgarian and South European Emerging Markets.

In 2003 the United Nations' International Informatization Academy recognized Dr. Kvint with a Gold Medal for his achievements in Emerging Markets studies. In December of 2004 the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences presented Dr. Kvint with the Vernadsky Silver Medal and Diploma, for his development of the Theory of the Global Emerging Market. In 2004 he was awarded with the Golden Crest "Mecenat" and also International Award the Golden Aquarius. For his contribution to the economy of Albania, he was awarded by Albanian government with the Golden Plaque “Mother Teresa”. In 2005, The City Council of New York awarded Dr. Kvint with a Proclamation “For his outstanding contribution to the City, State and Nation”. In 2005, Dr Kvint was awarded with the Medal for the Promotion of International Friendship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In 2006, he was awarded in Kazakhstan with the Medal for Peace in the Caspian Region. For Dr. Kvint’s input in the drafting of law and underlaw regulations for the Protection of Foreign Investments, Entrepreneurship, Economic Freedom and Private Property Ownership Rights, he was awarded the title of Honorary Lawyer of Russia (2003) and one of the highest award for Advocacy in Russia, The Plevako Gold Medal (2006). In January 2006, Russian Edition of one of the oldest Daily “FORWARD” named Dr. Kvint the Scholar of the Year. On September 20th, 2006, by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Dr. Kvint was awarded with one of the highest awards of Russia - the “Order of Friendship”, which President Putin presented to Dr. Kvint in the Kremlin on November 4th, 2006 in a National Holiday celebration event.

Dr Kvint's contribution to the Economics of the Mining Industry was recognized with Gold Order “Miner of Russia” by the Highest Miner Collegiums of the Russian Federation (2006). The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences awarded Dr. Kvint with the Wassily Leontief Memorial Medal for his studies on Emerging Markets (2007). Many years of Vladimir Kvint’s dedication to sport was recognized in 2008 with Peter Lesgaft Medal "For Achievements in Sport Research and Education". This award was issued by the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport of the Government of Russia.

In 2010 Dr. Kvint received the Honorary Title -"Knight of Science and Arts” for his achievements in the development of the Theory of Global Emerging Market. This honorary title - is awarded to outstanding domestic and foreign governmental and public figures, scientists, cultural leaders and artists who have made a significant contribution to the progress of mankind. In the same year he received International Award - Kondratiev Gold Medal, issued once in three years "For Achievements in Social Studies." In the same year Vladimir L. Kvint, has been elected as a Fellow of The World Academy of Art and Science. As written in the Decree of the Academy: "This election acknowledges Vladimir Kvint’s impact on the Development of World Economic Science as well as his fundamental works in the Global Emerging Market and Strategic Research".

For Dr. Kvint’s achievements in many years of research and professorial university activities, in 2011 by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev he was awarded the title of Honored Fellow of the Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Kvint was also recognized by several public and societal organizations for his contributions as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brighton Ballet Theater and as a Board Member of the JCRC of Greater New York.

Honorary Doctorates and Honorary Professorships

Dr. Kvint was awarded with Honorary Doctor Degrees from: