NURCE - The Nazarbayev University’s Research Centre for Entrepreneurship


Ekaterina Chegnova

Ekaterina Chegnova has an EMBA degree from Synergy University Presidential program (2017-2019). She also graduated from MSLU with the diploma Linguist with knowledge of English and German languages (2004-2009). Ekaterina is the co-founder and Academic Director of the School foreign languages (since 2009) and an associate Professor of the Institute of International Education of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (since 2019) in the areas “Cross-cultural Communication”, “Project Work”

Author of language and business articles on such portals as,, the-, magazine Secretary, General Director in Action Media.

Invited expert in the field of learning foreign languages at Moscow FM, Radio1, Capital FM,, IDEA-Class, webinar host for Aktion Media.

Multiple speaker on intercultural communication at the Interforums, Home Conference for Assistants, Personal Assistants Higher League”, Trendy English, ELT Trends in the section for teachers of Business English, online Synergy Global Forum.

Experience in conducting trainings for companies since 2017: Auchan, Head Hunter, Caterpillar, Hoff, Evraz, Degolyer, etc.

Leading areas of training: elevator pitch, public talk, sales, negotiations, legal English, presentations, business communication, intercultural relations, business correspondence.