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Okrepilov Vladimir Valentinovich 

Outstanding scientist and economist, Doctor of Economics, professor, full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of LLC «Test — St. Petersburg». Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg.

The founder of a new field of economic science — Economics of Quality, based on the application of tools of quality management, standardization and metrology for ensuring the economic and social progress and improving the quality of life. Leads the scientific school on Economics of Quality.

The author of works on increasing the regional development efficiency through the implementation of quality management models at the meso — and macro — levels. Under his leadership the first fundamental research and practical calculation of the economic effect of activities in the fields of standardization and metrology was carried out; having no direct analogues in the world national quality management system based on the implementation of methods of targeted program planning and aimed at increasing the pace of economic modernization was developed. Dr. Okrepilov made a decisive scientific and organizational contribution to the creation of a unique scientifically justified multi-level system of continuous professional training on Economics of Quality. Scientific school «Economics of Quality» led by him is included in the Register of the leading scientific and pedagogical schools of St. Petersburg.

Author and co-author of more than 500 scientific works, including 31 monographs, 6 textbooks, 15 training manuals. They cover: Economics for Quality, enhancement of the innovative development efficiency, theory of standardization and ensuring of the measurement uniformity/traceability.

Dr. Okrepilov is one of the developers of the «Concept on improving the quality and competitiveness of products of the industrial companies of St. Petersburg»; the standards of habitation, approved by St. Petersburg Law of November 15, 2005, № 584-8; the Strategy for socio-economic development of St. Petersburg for the period of up to 2030; the Comprehensive scientific and technical development program of the North-West Federal District of the Russian Federation for the period of up to 2030.

Dr. Okrepilov puts a lot of effort in the activities aimed at the development of education and scientific potential of St. Petersburg, training of professionals in the field of quality management. He heads a number of the basic Chairs at St. Petersburg State University of Economics and St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. Holder of the honorary doctorate in the top five universities in the city.

Dr. Okrepilov takes active part in public activities being the Co-chairman the Economic Council of St. Petersburg Governor, Member of the Russian Federation Civic Chamber, member of St. Petersburg Public Chamber, Chairman of the Public Council under the Committee on industrial policy and innovations of St. Petersburg, member of the Public Council of Committee on state orders (procurement) of St. Petersburg, Chairman of the Public Council of the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg,  the member of the Public Council of St. Petersburg, member of the Presidium of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg, member of the Bureau of the RAS Department for Social Sciences  of RAS.

Dr. Okrepilov is the President of the Russian Academy of Metrology, full member (academician) and the President of St. Petersburg branch of the Academy of Quality Problems.