Vnesheconombank has extended deadline of the first stage of selection of certified managers in the region to 26 May 2017. This decision was taken following communication of the Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank, Board member and curator of the project Alexey Ivanchenko with candidates and managers during an online briefing «New model of VEB in the regions».

During the online broadcast with more than 100 potential candidates from different regions of Russia, Alexey Ivanchenko spoke about main stages of Vnesheconombank’s initiative to launch a new mechanism of work with investment projects in regions of Russia and answered questions of potential certified managers on the air.

Applications from candidates are submitted on the specialized platform of the Agency for strategic initiatives LEADER-ID ( and lasted to April 30, but according to numerous requests from regional participants, the date was postponed. «We will extend the receipt of original bids until May 26, Alexey Ivanchenko said at the briefing, and our goal is to take up to three real candidates in each of 23 pilot regions of Russia at the beginning of June to represent them as managers that we are ready to train and certify».

The initial stage of the project involves 23 of the pilot region of Russia (the list of regions is available on the website It is planned to extend the project to the entire territory of the Russian Federation until the end of 2017. After May 26, candidates for the role of the certified managers will be identified in the pilot regions, from June 1, it is expected to launch a mechanism of selection of candidates in the other regions. In August, it is planned to start an online platform «Development projects’ factories» to assess investment projects, by September certified managers will start to work with it uploading projects and making their assessments. By the end of December 2017, «Development projects’ factories» will work in the operating mode with connection of all users on the entire territory of Russia.