Ignaty Dyakov has an MPhil in Linguistics and a Diploma in Business Studies from St Petersburg State University, Russia. He also has an MA in Political Economy of Russia from University College London. In addition, he has also completed the Association for Project Management Professional Qualification (APMP).
Ignaty is a serial entrepreneur with experience both in Russia and the UK. He won the prestigious award of Young Manager Organizer in the area of Education, Research and High Tech in 2005 and was the Finalist of "The best Russian teacher outside Russia" in 2015. A linguist by education, he has also been teaching languages for more than 15 years. He has co-founded Periplus Education, a British online tuition agency, with which, in 2011, he won the Shell LiveWire ‘Grand Ideas’ award given to acknowledge the most innovative ideas submitted by young entrepreneurs and London Business Awards in 2013.
Ignaty has published a series of successful unconventional Russian language textbooks (Russian readers) aimed at business people learning Russian at the Elementary to Intermediate levels (A1-B2). Now they are used at language courses, schools and universities around the world.
Ignaty is married and enjoys travelling, vegetarian cooking, playing chess and learning to play golf. He is a member/associate member of the Society of Authors, the Chartered Institute of Linguists, the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, and the Institute of Directors.
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