Award for Excellence

Alfa-Bank and Oxford Said Business School Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

The Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia, established in 2003, is awarded annually by Alfa-Bank and Oxford Said Business School to foreign firms that successfully conduct business in Russia, while at the same time contribute to a broader improvement in Russia’s business culture and society in general.

The firm has to meet the following three criteria:

  1. A significant positive impact on the community, demonstrated by the size of investment, number of jobs created, stimulation of other business opportunities and direct community involvement.
  2. An excellent record of responsible business practice in Russia, demonstrated by a commitment to transparency in business operations, environmental good practice and investment in the workforce.
  3. An ability and commitment to carry out operations in Russia for the long term, demonstrated by profitability, duration of operations in Russia and future business potential.

The Past winners included Procter & Gamble (2003), Nestle (2004), United Technologies (2005), Deutsche Bank AG (2006), General Motors (2007), Intel (2008), McDonalds (2009), Danone (2010) and Unilever (2011).

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10 November 2011 Alfa-Bank and Oxford University’s Said Business School Present Unilever with Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia.

16 November 2010 Alfa-Bank and Oxford University’s Said Business School Present Danone with Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia.

12 November 2010 Remarks by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic
Alfa-Bank and Oxford Said Business School Award Ceremony For Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia — 2010.

25 November 2009 Alfa-Bank and Oxford Said Business School present the Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment to McDonald’s in Russia

13 October 2008 Alfa-Bank and the Said Business School at Oxford University have announced that the 2008 Alfa-Bank Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia has gone to Intel

25 October 2007 General Motors CIS was selected as the 2007 winner of the fifth annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment, sponsored by Alfa-Bank and the Oxford Said Business School

20 June 2006 Alfa-Bank and the Lauder Institute presented Deutsche Bank the 2006 Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

17 June 2005 Alfa-Bank and the Lauder Institute presented United Technologies Corporation the 2005 Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

21 May 2004 Alfa-Bank and the Lauder Institute have selected Nestlé as the 2004 Winner of the Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

20 May 2004 Alfa-Bank — Lauder Institute Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

28 Jule 2003 Alfa-Bank and the Lauder Institute have selected Procter & Gamble as the First Winner of the Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia

17 June 2003 Alfa-Bank Chairman of the Board of Directors Mikhail Fridman Announces Creation of Alfa-Bank and Lauder Institute Award for Foreign Investment