Konstantin Kontor

Konstantin Kontor is Director and Professor of Finance and Strategy at the American Institute of Business and Economics in Moscow. In 2000 – 2009 Mr. Kontor also served as visiting professor of financial strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where he taught courses in finance, strategy, and M&A for BA and EMBA students.

About the Instructor
Mr. Kontor also manages KKP Partners, a Moscow based strategic and investment consulting company focusing on corporate finance, financial and macroeconomic analysis, and business VIP-education.

Clients of AIBEc and KKP Partners include the Ministry of Antitrust Policy and Support of Entrepreneurship (MAP of Russia), RAO UES, AFK Sistema, ANK Bashneft, Gazprombank, the MDM Group, Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia, a major Russian insurance company ROSNO, Housing Finance Bank and Swedbank, major entertainment holding companies Ritzio Entertainment Group, Unicum and Nastroyenie, restaurant holding RP-COM, Nizhny Tagil Integrated Steel Works, leading ceramic manufacturer Estima, IT companies Diasoft and Bell Integrator, a Latvian M&A company JSC IBS Prudentia, as well as a number of individuals from the Russian Forbes-100 list.

Prior to founding KKP Partners in 1998, Konstantin served as Director of Research at RINACO Plus, a major Russian investment company, analyzed and headed investment projects at NIKOS Corporation, worked as an analyst at G-Bar Limited Partnership (Chicago) and UCLA Center for Finance and Real Estate (Los Angeles).

Mr. Kontor Holds an MBA in financial strategy, securities and risk management from the Anderson School at UCLA and M.S. with highest honors in theoretical physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Mr. Kontor published several articles in international financial newspapers and magazines (Euromoney, Emerging Markets Investor, The Wall Street Journal etc.) and actively participated in discussing financial, strategic, and macroeconomic issues and specific features of capital markets on Bloomberg, Reuters, and TV shows. He delivered numerous presentations at major international conferences and investor meetings in Moscow, London, New York, Geneva, Zurich, Madrid, Vienna, and Hong Kong.

Konstantin is the author of popular online financial courses placed on the international platform Coursera that gained much positive feedback.