EUSP is a pioneer and leading expert in the field of endowment building and its development in Russia. The university’s Endowment Fund was registered in May 2007 — the first in St. Petersburg and the second in Russia. The Fund currently consists of five endowment funds to support the university’s core activities that are managed and invested in a diversified manner. In terms of volume, the EUSP Fund is one of the largest university endowments and holds the leading position in the country in terms of endowment per student (on a par with the world’s leading universities). At the beginning of the 2022 year, the Fund has accumulated more than 3 billion rubles. Income from the endowment provides up to a quarter of the university’s budget. The EUSP Fund is characterized by the transparent and collegial administrative and decisionmaking structure.

The founder of the Fund is EUSP. Principal decisions (changing the Charter, appointing the Management Board) are made by the university’s Academic Council. The Fund’s Board of Trustees  performs supervisory and strategic functions.


Management Board of EUSP Endowment Fund (2016–2019)

Oleg Kharkhordin, Head, Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Center "Res Publica"

Svetlana Lavrova, Executive Director of the EUSP Russian Endowment Fund, Adviser to Rector on Financial Issues 

Alexander Kurylev, Vice-Rector for Development, Head of the Development Office

Olga Dragan, Chief Financial Officer

Vladimir Gel'man, Professor, Department of Political Science

Yulia Vymyatnina, Professor, Deputy Head, Department of Economics

Oleg Markovsky, a graduate of the Department of Economics,  the Chief of Administration of Perspective Development of the Department of Perspective Development and Strategic Planning of NOVATEK


Board of Trustees of EUSP Endowment Fund (2020–2025)

George Abdushelishvili, Senior Partner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ward Howell International 

Oleg Viyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, PJSC "SFI"

Otar Margania, SPBU, Dean of the Faculty of Economics

Dmitry Pankin, President, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Vadim Volkov, EUSP Rector, Head of the Research Institute for the Rule of Law

Oleg Zherebtsov, General Director of the Pharmaceutical Company Solopharm

Alexander Voloshin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO



Svetlana Lavrova
Executive Director of the EUSP Russian Endowment Fund, Adviser to Rector on Financial Issues
Tel: +7(812) 716-73-23
Fax: +7(812)386-76-39
Email: svetlana@eu.spb.ru

Alla Samoletova
Chief of Staff
Tel: +7(812) 386-76-23
Fax: +7(812)386-76-39
Email: asamoletova@eu.spb.ru 

Svetlana Timofeeva
Assistant to Executive Director
Tel: +7(812) 386-76-49
Fax: +7(812)386-76-39
Email: stimofeeva@eu.spb.ru