This year marks 15 years since the day I joined Interros, one of the largest private investment companies in Russia. Prior to that, she worked in various fields and directions, including in the justice system, in the public service, in the field of consulting and other large holdings. For me, the recipe for success is always to be a passionate professional, to work for the result. Support and understanding from the family are certainly important - I have always had them and have them. My daughter is also a graduate of the law faculty of Moscow State University. We started a family dynasty. I remember when she was supposed to go to first grade, a respected person offered me a job in the government. My family didn’t mind, but the opportunity to be with my daughter at this stage of life was more important to me. Now I can say that, having made such a choice, I made the right decision - although there were critics who believedthat I missed the chance. But believe me: if you keep the integrity of nature, life provides other chances.
I am very lucky to have teachers and mentors. Often these are my leaders, who sometimes believe in me more than myself. As a child, could I have imagined today's achievements? Of course not. Films about the police and investigators influenced my choice of profession while still in elementary school. My classmates and I even created a task force that "provided assistance" to the residents of the village where I lived.
In the third grade, I wrote my mother a receipt: when I grow up, I will become a policeman.
The plans have changed a bit, but the essence has been preserved. Then one person spoke to me in a fatherly way to understand how real my dream is. A short but important meeting with the head of the city's criminal investigation department, to which I came for a referral for admission. Surprisingly, he did not dissuade me, but simply calmly, without frightening, told me about the hidden side of the profession that I could not know. I didn’t change my mind to enroll in the law faculty of Moscow State University, but after this conversation I realized an important thing: growing up, a person must honestly answer to himself the question of why he needs this or that step. So you are more firm, more confident walking along your path, taking responsibility for your actions.
Each of us primarily works for ourselves, our well-being and self-realization. I think that the most important things in memory are the first things on which your skills and experience are formed. How, for example, can we forget the process where my former teacher spoke on the side of opponents in court, who a few months ago told us about other approaches to a controversial situation? After such deeds, consciousness changes.
Do people believe in the law? I would very much like to hope that the increased number of appeals to the courts and lawyers testifies precisely to faith in justice. Although I have another, not so pleasant thought - that it has become more difficult for people to find common ground in disputes with each other, there is a need for arbitrators.
Now lawyers are faced with a challenge related to the development of information technologies: it is necessary to determine their legal nature.
I am a member of a number of expert councils for the development of legislation in the field of digital assets, where we, together with colleagues, are looking for legal answers to questions: will robots or online individuals be subjects of law, how digital assets will be inherited, and the like.
Dress code requirements? Gone are the days when judges, interrupting the process, sent lawyers to change if they came in clothes with short sleeves (I was told such stories). Today, by and large, there are no special requirements - the minimum wardrobe standards in the business environment: a ban on necklines, zippers and open shoulders, tight-fitting and leather clothing. Interestingly, red lipstick and manicure are allowed by the business dress code. Stylists recommend us the rule of three "not" in relation to accessories: do not strum, do not shine, do not hang. Bag - A4 size to hold paper. And no packages!
And it's all about her
Age: 48 years
Family: spouse and daughter
Main personal rule: "Look at the root!"
Sources of inspiration: family, socializing with friends, ballet, opera, travel, sports
Favorite TV shows with a plot from the field of law: Suits, White collar
Dream: a house by the sea and a private jet
Photo: personal archive