IE’s Russian alumni were not affected by the recent economic downturn that hit the country. Apart from being highly qualified, most of the Russian companies relied on their most skillful employees to face the recession. IE´s Russian alumni have been recognized by Russian companies as very “innovative and creative”. They are all in top positions in important companies. To name a few: Jonhson&Jonhson, BCG, Estee Lauder, Proctor&Gamble, Kelly Services and LSG Skychefs. Above, a picture of some alumni during an IE dinner in Moscow.