Tatyana Shubina

Director for Personnel and Operations

Tatyana has over 14 years of professional experience in human resources and organizational development in both multi-national and Russian corporations. Tatyana comes to Skoltech with a track record of significant improvements in overall organizational performance due to HR strategy development and execution, including executive staff recruitment and retaining efforts, labor and trade union negotiations, while directing, motivating and leading teams of over 6,000 people.

Prior to joining Skoltech Tatyana served as the HR Director for Rusnano (2007 -2010), a start-up governmental development institution, leading a recruitment drive, brining in two-thirds of the work force in nine months and developing HR policies and procedures at the start up phase of the project. Tatyana also developed the company’s HR corporate strategy as well as created long-term and short-term compensation and benefits programs.

At Gallaher Liggett-Ducat, Moscow multinational production and sales company, as HR Director (2005 -2007) Tatyana successfully managed trade union relations. She also addressed the company’s turnover rate by implementing good recruitment practices, and developing market-based compensation systems and incentive programs. Tatyana was responsible for regional integration of operations (production, logistics, procurement, HR, communication) during a merge with JTI.

During her time at Yukos-RM (2003-2005), Tatyana focused on Russia’s regions, reorganizing the company’s regional offices and starting up new ones. She also implemented an incentive program and staffed executive positions within Russia and the CIS.

She also demonstrated her recruiting potential when working as Supervisor of Organizational Development, Employee Relations and Resourcing at Philip Morris Kuban (1998 -2003). In that position, Tatyana recruited 300 temporary workers in two months. With Philip Morris, she also implemented a corporate performance management system for executive level and initiated the development of performance appraisal for lower grades. The latter of which went on to be introduced as best practices throughout the CIS at Philip Morris and is has been in use since.

Prior to Phillip Morris Tatyana worked as a consultant for a multinational consulting company for management and organization development programs in Russian and multinational corporation, facilitating change management process in the companies and strategy implementation. Before that Tatyana has experience working as a junior faculty member at the Kuban State University as a teacher of foreign languages.

Tatyana graduated from Kuban State University as a linguist in English and French and earned her Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics in 2006. She continued her education attending various management and leadership development programs and HR professional training including the SHRM certification program for HR professionals.