MARINA JIGALOVA Investor, developer of entrepreneurial projects for several industries and one of the top leaders in the Russian media market.
Marina Jigalovas professional expertise includes creating, scaling, and developing businesses into industry leaders, implementing effective growth strategies, transforming and restructuring enterprises, and enabling major business initiatives in various industries. In addition, Marina Jigalova has many years of experience in the operational leadership of diversified industrial companies, including strategy management, effective team building, and leadership in marketing infrastructure and communications, including reputation management.
Currently Marina Jigalova is developing a number of projects in several industrial spheres. She is the controlling shareholder of Independent Media, one of the countrys largest media holdings. She leads its digital transformation and long-term strategic development.
Over the years, Marina Jigalova has held top management positions in financial and industrial corporations, including Senior Vice President of PJSC «Sberbank», vice president FIG «Interros», Deputy General Director «North-Western Shipping Company», and a banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2003, Marina Jigalova founded the Russian office of the Walt Disney Company and acted as its permanent head for 13 years. In this position, she was responsible for developing all business segments and brands of the company within the territories of the CIS countries, including Georgia and Mongolia.
Over the years, M. A. Jigalova has held leading positions in the top management business rankings, multiple winner of industrial and state awards, jury member of several business contests.
Marina Jigalova graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO), the Harvard Business School, as well as the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors.