Cofounder and managing partner of educational centre “Benoit House”
Kira Taimanova, cofounder and managing partner of educational centre “Benoit House”, program director of Okhta Lab.
Kira held a position of head of event management department in SPN Ogilvy and Mikhailov and partners Communications Agencies.
In 2009 she founded the Educational Centre Benois House, one of the first edutainment projects in St Petersburg.
In 2016 Kira created a concept of Russia's first cultural space in a shopping mall (Okhta Lab at the “Okhta Mall”) and she is continuing to develop its program.
Okhta Lab was in a shortlist of the Martela EdDesign Awards and was awarded in 2018 by Russian Coworking Awards as the best event venue.
Kira has a master’s degree in creative industries management (Birkbeck, University of London).