Warmest congratulations to our Dean, Prof. Sir Igor Eleferenko, who received the Imperial Order of Saint Anne from the Romanov House (Russian Imperial House).

The Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, Head of the Imperial House of Russia and Supreme Head of the Imperial and Royal Orders of Russia decorated Prof. Eleferenko by Decree of July 4/17, 2022, in reward of merits transferred by the Motherland, the Russian Orthodox Church to the Russian Imperial House according to his multiple contributions, especially as Chairman of the Pushkin Union National Cultural Heritage Support and Promotion Fund.

H.E. Prof. Sir Igor Eleferenko Ph.D. (Russian Federation) has been elected on 6th April 2020 as the Dean of Al-Khalifa Business School. 

Born on 23rd May 1958, in Moscow; in 1980 he graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute named after M. Teresa.

He has more than 40 years of experience as Associate Editor, Editor, Deputy Head of the APN Bureau in Havana, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief of AVID APN, Editor-in-chief of TRK “TV-News” JSC “RIA”; Chief editor of the TV-News TV company RIA Novosti; Head of the Bureau of RIA Novosti in Argentina; Deputy General Director, General Director of CJSC Russian Channel – Worldwide Russian Television; Chief Editor of the Main Edition of Socio-Political Programs of the Directorate of Information, Socio-Political and Sports Programs of TV Center OJSC.

He served as deputy chairman of the Moscow City Public Relations Committee, head of the department of public and political organizations until November 2010, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma of the fourth convocation, was a member of the United Russia faction, chairman of the Duma’s commission on interethnic and interfaith relations, a member of the Duma’s commissions on veteran affairs, culture and mass communications, the organization of the Duma’s work, and a member of the joint commission Moscow City Duma and Moscow Regional Duma on the coordination of legislative activity.

He serves as Professor at the University Leon Tolstoi and MGIMO University.

He is Advisor to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, State Counselor and Colonel of the regular troops of the Cossacks.

He is a member of the Union of Journalists of Moscow, and has been President for several years of the International Film Festival and the television “Radonezh”.

He is a member of the International Academy of Television and Radio. He is a member of many national and international academies and has received the highest decorations from the Russian Federation.

He is the author of more than 1,000 publications in Russian and foreign press, more than 50 scientific articles and monographs and a multitude of documentary films.

He is the Grand Prior of the Sovereign Order of Malta in the Russian Federation.

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