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Professor Olivier Védrine, MBA, KOSLJ, ESCML, MH(S)


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 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Professor Olivier Védrine, MBA, PhD (Cand.), KOSLJ, ESCML, MH(S)

Professor Olivier Védrine is a Professor of Leadership and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned an International Executive MBA degree from the International School of Management (ISM) in Paris, France and is a PhD candidate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He has completed executive seminars by the College of Europe at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, and is an academic teacher, researcher, journalist and conference speaker. Professor Védrine has language proficiency in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.

Professor Védrine has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and is the Rector and Founding President of Continental University. His professional experience includes:

  • Chief Editor, Russian Edition, National Defence Journal (Revue Défense Nationale) 
  • Editor, European Union Foreign Affairs Journal 
  • Auditor, Institute of National Higher Defence Studies (Auditeur de l’IHEDN) 
  • Lecturer of the European Commission, Team Europe France (Experts’ Network ) 
  • Associate Researcher, University of Québec, Montréal, Canada 
  • Associate Researcher, Russian Institute of Strategic Researches, Moscow, Russian Federation 

Professor Védrine is a Visiting Lecturer at the Russian State University for Trade and Economy in Moscow and Omsk. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow. Professor Védrine has also been an invited Visiting Lecturer at other universities in Germany, Poland, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Romania, Netherlands, Georgia and Portugal.

Professor Védrine’s professional memberships include:

  • Chairman, European and International Advisory Board, Continental University, Kiev, Ukraine 
  • Expert Member, National Union of Political Scientists, Russian Federation 
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, “Questions of Political Science”, Russian Federation 

Professor Védrine’s honours and awards include:

  • Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College 
  • Knight, Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem 
  • European Star for Civilian and Military Loyalty, Medal of Honor (Silver Rank) 

As a Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Leadership of New Westminster College, Professor Olivier Védrine is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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