Mikhail Kochnev
ex. Head of Product and Project management SUNLIGHT
With over 8 years of exceptional experience in innovation project and product management, Mikhail Kochnev has achieved remarkable results as a successful expert in the methodology of management and development of innovative projects. He developed a unique project management methodology, executed major projects (SUNLIGHT, Russian Post), and improved the educational environment through his research.

Mikhail Kochnev holds a Bachelor's degree in "Innovative Technologies" from Ural Federal University and a Master's degree in "Management and Analytics for Business" from Higher School of Economics.
He worked as a Team Lead at Red Bull Russia, Head of Project Team at Ural Federal University, and National Research University "Higher School of Economics".

From 2015 Mikhail mentored numerous startups, developed a unique project management methodology called "Integrated Information and Analytical System for Innovative Project Management," and implemented this methodology in the educational process at key universities in the country, including Kazan Federal University, Ural Federal University, and Higher School of Economics, among others.

From 2017 to 2020, Mikhail held the position of Project Team Lead at LennyBot, developing an educational bot that teaches English vocabulary using the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve. From 2020 to 2021, he led and supervised major projects and products at Russian Post, as a Project Team Lead, implementing fulfillment throughout Russia and introducing a transport telemetry system that collects over 40 metrics about the company's fleet to effectively manage more than 5,000 vehicles in real-time. In addition to this, Mikhail served as a Lead Project Manager at successful startups 7-technology and NUTSon from 2020 to 2022, managing teams of over 25 people. Currently, he is the Head of Product and Project Management at SUNLIGHT, responsible for the development and successful launch of new innovative projects and major company initiatives.

Overall, Mikhail Kochnev is an expert in the methodology of management and development of innovative projects with over 9 years of experience in large companies and a portfolio of numerous projects with a broad audience. He is dedicated to continuous development and growth in his professional field.