Alex spent nearly a decade implementing project-based experiential education internationally. In 2011, as a member of the Democracy and Art nonprofit, he organized and directed a dual degree program with the British “London Metropolitan University” MARCH and the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Alex is an ex-CEO of the $7.4Bn public company on LSE and is a participant of cross-registration emerging markets program at HBS with MS from the MIT.
Chief Product Officer
Aoki is an experienced Art Director/Game Developer who spent more than 28 years working for SEGA and Nintendo. He is a key contributor to their multi-million sales figure titles, including their Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Sonic the Hedgehog series. His passion gears toward making fun and educational software for all ages. He always stays positive, looks for new challenges, and enjoys solving problems.
Marina is a serial entrepreneur and mother of two. She is a board member at the global consultancy DataArt and has previously worked on AI-driven app Hopper. In 2016, Marina exited Travel.ru, the company she founded and ran as CEO for 6 years. She has been building companies since 1998, when together with friends Marina co-founded Mail.ru, today one of Russia's largest internet players (LSE: MAIL.LI). Marina is an ex-McKinsey & Co. consultant and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Head of Engineering
Aside from developing web, 3D graphics, GPU-based simulations and scalable server-side applications for 15 years, been studying cognitive science and optimization methods for the last five. Applied machine learning in cyber-security and led an R&D project unifying evolutionary methods with neural networks.
Business lawyer & Tech. enthusiast
A business lawyer with extensive experience in finance and investing, M&A, intellectual property, technology, joint ventures, strategic and tactical advice to principals and senior management, governance, compliance, regulatory, endeavors between non-profit and for-profit entities, in multiple industries and both US and foreign jurisdictions. Currently, Steve is part of the in-house legal team for a private investment firm. Previously, a Deputy General Counsel at Ziff Brothers Investments, and a partner at Goulston & Storrs in Boston. Steve is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He lives with his family in Seattle and is an avid reader of history, bicyclist, cook and hiker.
Int. Business Relations
Ronit Fuhrmann has broad technological, management and business experience in leading, forming and executing on business plans, product-roadmap plans, and customer success strategies. With both a BSc. in Math and computer science and an MBA, she connects the business, customers, and engineering.