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Vladimir Skobarev

Vladimir Skobarev
Partner, Director of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Services
Vladimir Skobarev has worked in audit and advisory since 1992 and was one of the founders and partners of NP Consult. He has managed many advisory, audit and internal control engagements for big Russian companies.

Since 2006, he has provided sustainability services, such as preparation and assurance of non-financial reporting, cooperation with stakeholders, improvement of the non-financial reporting system, certified training courses in accordance with the GRI Standards. He is the only specialist in Russia who is certified to conduct financial audit, internal audit and sustainability reporting assurance at the same time. He was in charge of governance and control in certain Russian state-owned companies as the chairman and a member of the boards of directors and internal audit committees. A number of publications on audit, internal control, audit and sustainability issues. He is involved in the development of international sustainability standards. Vladimir became a Partner of FBK Grant Thornton and the Director of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Department in 2017.


Responsibilities

Being the Director of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Department, Vladimir Skobarev oversees the department’s day-to-day operations and the quality of provided services.


Experience

  • 1974–1992 R&D Institutions
  • 1992–2017 NP Consult, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors, Deputy General Director, Director for Audit
  • 2001–2017 Moore Stephens Rus, Member of the Board of Directors, General Director, Deputy General Director
  • 2017–present FBK Grant Thornton, Partner, Director of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Services

Education

  • 1969–1974 Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, Engineer and Electrician
  • 1980–1984 Institute of Technical Cybernetics of the Academy of Sciences, post-graduate studies
  • 1987 PhD in Technical Sciences
  • 1993–1994 Taylorix Institute (Germany), Degree in Audit
  • 1995 General audit qualification certificate
  • 1997 Bank audit qualification certificate
  • 2004 ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR)
  • 2010 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • 2011 Unified audit qualification certificate
  • 2011 Certified GRI Trainer for Central and Eastern Europe, 2014 Certified GRI Trainer for Russia
  • 2014 Certified as Lead Sustainability Assurance Practitioner
  • 2018 GRI Standards Exam, Certificate of Achievement

Memberships

  • Member of the Self-Regulatory Organization of Auditors Association "Sodruzhestvo”, Chairman of the Strategy Committee
  • Member of the Governing Board of the UN Global Compact Local Network Association
  • 2002–2003 Member of the Audit Council under the Russian Ministry of Finance
  • 2012–2013 Chairman of the Board of Non-Profit Partnership “Institute of Professional Auditors”
  • 2012–2013 Member (28/12/2012–31/12/2013 – Chairman) of the working group of the Audit Council under the Russian Ministry of Finance
  • Member of the National Register of Professional Corporate Directors
  • Member of the National Register of Independent Directors under the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Register of the DIRECTORIUM Professional Community of Directors
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Member of the Council for Non-Financial Reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Demographic Policies of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • 2016–2017 Member of the interdepartmental working group on preparation of the Concept for Development of Public Non-Financial Reporting in the Russian Federation
  • Member of the interdepartmental working group on implementation of the Concept for Development of Public Non-Financial Reporting in the Russian Federation
  • Member of the Expert and Advisory Council under the Federal Agency for State Property Management
  • Member of Accountability’s AA1000 (AA1000 APS, AA1000 AS) Working Group
  • Recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation of the Russian Ministry of Finance and the Audit Council under the Russian Ministry of Finance for dedicated work and an invaluable contribution to the development of auditing in Russia
  • Awarded as the Best Corporate Director of a State-Owned Joint-Stock Company in 2014
  • Awarded as the Best Corporate Director of a State-Owned Joint-Stock Company in 2015
  • Included in the Top 1000 best Russian managers in 2006
  • Awarded by the Government with a medal to mark the 850th anniversary of Moscow

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