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LSS University experts

All LSS University materials were developed by experts from Russia, CIS and the West who had numerous opportunities to apply their skills implementing Lean Six Sigma methodology within the post-Soviet space. Our experts gained experience working for leading consulting companies and their competencies cover most economic sectors such as extractive and energy industries, manufacturing, banking, metallurgy, medicine, food processing, IT, marketing etc.

LSS University leaders:

Sergey Baum

Last 10 years of Sergey’s professional career have been devoted to implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodology. He used his LSS expertise streamlining processes in a number of large companies which belong to various economic sectors: oil & gas, metallurgy, banking, food processing, manufacturing and IT.

Mr. Baum was in charge of continuous improvement program (based on Lean Six Sigma) in five companies within Sibur-Russian Tires holding. Sergey is a key figure in Lean Six Sigma implementation program in Kazhakhstan’s biggest crude oil producer - Tengizchevroil LP (joint venture between Chevron, ExxonMobil and local KazMunaiGaz). He facilitated over a hundred diverse LSS projects.

Sergey delivered all types of Lean Six Sigma training programs to professionals and managers alike. He also provided consulting support to medium and large sized companies in their LSS implementation efforts which included projects selection, execution and finding complex solutions.

Sergey graduated from the faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University and New Economic School.

Anatoliy Buzikov

Anatoliy has spearheaded process efficiency initiatives in electronics (LG Electronics) and oil & gas (Kulan Oil, Chevron) fields for over 11 years. Personally facilitated and provided support to over 100 Lean Six Sigma projects improving manufacturing, warehousing and services processes.

Being a head of a consulting company Mr. Buzikov is well aware of medium and large sized companies’ needs; he possesses keen perception of peculiarities associated with LSS implementation in the post-soviet space.

Anatoliy is an experienced trainer capable of delivering all types of Lean Six Sigma programs. He ensures that his audience learns the subject by providing well-structured information, engaging students in discussions and keeping them interested throughout the course.

Publications: Anatoliy Buzikov "6 Sigma – revolutionary method for quality management", "Success" –published in a magazine for top business leaders, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2006.

Carmen Beernaert

Ms. Beernaert is a mature Lean Six Sigma expert and has extensive experience in the application of LSS methodology with GE in various line functions as well as Lean Master Consultant with George Group and Partner with Accenture.

Carmen Beernaert has 15+ years of experience as leader of Lean Six Sigma transformations, increasing shareholder value in different global companies. Carmen Beernaert led 10’en of Lean transformation journeys which resulted in sustainable, tangible, bottom-line business results. She led & supported transformations as well in operations as in transactional processes. As partner with Accenture she was QA director for major Lean transformations in Europe and Russia, lead thought leadership development around reaching sustainable performance improvement through operational excellence as a transformational journey, on which she wrote several papers.

Over the last 15 years, Carmen Beernaert trained & coached 700+ LSS experts, 150+ top leadership and 350+ middle management in the LSS philosophy. Carmen Beernaert is convinced of the sustainability of results and is fascinated about the positive impact LSS has on leadership style and the employee satisfaction & motivation.

Carmen is also author of the German book: "Six Sigma + Lean Toolset : Verbesserungsprojekte erfolgreich durchführen".

Andrey Kopylov

Mr. Kopylov is a logistics expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. He was in charge of transport and warehouse logistics for ProLogics and NLC-Trans companies. Andrey initiated and then led reorganization and optimization processes (operational activities, planning, fiscal control, paperwork).

He participated in several big consulting projects in TransCare AG (planning for logistics facilities infrastructure such as seaports, warehouses, container terminals and optimization stockholding and procurement systems).

In his current role as chief executive officer in transport logistics company, OLTM, Mr. Kopylov is managing developmental and operational activities.

Andrey graduated from the faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University.

Vladimir Kirienko

Mr. Kirienko has 10 years of supervisory and performance improvement experience. Areas of application included FMCG distribution, real estate, petrochemical and power industries.

Vladimir implemented Lean practices at three petrochemical plants of SIBUR holding and at two power stations of WGK-3. Being an expert in using 5S, quick changeover, value stream mapping, brain storming and other Lean tools he also helped others to master these techniques. His extensive and versatile experience enabled him to understand specific challenges which have to be met by those who venture to implement Lean Six Sigma in Russia.

Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (graduated with honors).


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