Chairman, Board of Directors CONSORT Group
Michael Bogdanov (b. 1952) held a number of academic and journalistic positions in Moscow and London, specializing in international affairs and foreign policy issues, after graduating from the St. Petersburg State University (Department of Linguistics). He’s held a PhD in Modern Anglo-American Relations since 1988 and has been a member of the Russian Journalists Union since 1982.
Since 1989 Michael was actively involved in management consulting, including management selection issues. In 1992 Michael founded BusinessLink Moscow (later BLM) – one of the first Russian companies providing consulting services for foreign businesses entering the emerging Russian market. From 1996 his company has focused on executive search and management selection and eventually become one of the most successful and recognized Russian HR consulting brands known now as CONSORT Group where Michael holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Michael Bogdanov was among the founding fathers of the Russian Association of Personnel Search Consultants (APSC) in 1996. He was elected President for five annual terms in 1999-2002 and 2003-2005). Since 2005 he has acted as APSC’s Senior Vice-President and Chairman of the Expert Council.
In 2005 CONSORT Group joined IESF (The International Executive Search Federation), a major international network of independent Executive Search consultants, and Michael was appointed IESF Country Manager for Russia/CIS.
Michael is the author of numerous articles on executive search and management selection practices in Russian professional publications and media.
Since 2002 he was continuously included in Russia’s “Top 1000 Managers List” published by the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant Publishing House.