Our teachers

Narek Sirakanyan
The SESSIA President
Studied in more than 5 countries including UK, USA, Canada, Cyprus and Russia. Graduated from McGill University (Canada). He worked as an analyst in the investment banking department at Credit Suisse (London). In 2011 he became Vice-President of the international mining department of the Russian State Nuclear Corporation "Rosatom”. Since 2014 he has been Chairman of the executive board of the Bing Han International pharmaceutical company (Hong Kong); and since 2016 – President of SESSIA Ltd (Hong Kong). What’s more, since 2017 Narek has been President of the investment management company Freedom International Group (Hong Kong). Narek was personally responsible for issuing bonds of a major state organization worth 500 million US dollars with the following currency swap, and he took part in IPO and M&A transactions worth more than 20 billion US dollars.
Oleg Abelev
The Russian Academy for Foreign Trade
In 2005 Oleg graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, faculty “Mathematical methods in economics and anti-crisis management”, major “Anti-crisis management”. In 2009 he received PhD in Economics, thesis “Commercial bank in the structure of market interactions”. Oleg has education in anti-crisis management, and has been working with financial markets for over 15 years. Lecturer in the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Lecturer in the Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry of Economic development of the Russian Federation. Oleg has his own column in the Forbes magazine, his works are also published in printed and electronic mass media devoted to finance, and he teaches the online course on personal investment. Co-presenter of the You-tube channel about cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Charles Cai
University of California Riverside
Dr. Charles Cai is an Assistant Research Engineer and Adjunct Professor at the University of California Riverside. His research focus is on bioenergy, distributed energy production, and sustainable communities. He is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded several companies including MG Fuels, Supramax Holdings, and Ignite Renewable Energy. He was selected by Forbes Magazine to the 30 under 30 list in 2017. In cryptocurrency, he is involved in creating energy solutions for mining, consolidated asset management, computational trading, and blockchain development for microeconomies.
Nguen Tien Min
Vietnam National University
In 2003 he graduated from the Moscow National Academy of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science. In 2006 he was awarded PhD in Economics by The Moscow State University of Civil Aviation. Since 2014 he has been teaching in the Vietnam National University, faculty “Global economy and business”. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Vietnam E-commerce Association (http://www.vecom.vn).
Yaroslav Kabakov
Deputy CEO of the “FINAM” company
Graduated from The Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, major – economist, he has a PhD degree in economics.
Between 2003 and 2004: The executive director of the “Neftegazservice” company.
Between 2004 and 2005: The lead specialist in the pricing control department of the “Akron” public company.
Between 2005 and 2007: The financial director in the branch of the “GMD-Russia” holding.
Since 2007: The head of the training center in the “NETTRADER” company.
Between 2007 and 2013: The rector of the “Training center “FINAM””.
Between 2013 and 2015: President of the Association of the Microfinance organizations. He has the qualification certificate FSFR 1.0 (ФСФР 1.0).
Since 2015: The Vice-President of the self-regulated microfinance organization “Edinstvo”.
Since 2016: The Deputy CEO of the “FINAM” company.