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Managing Director

Ignaty Dyakov1


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 Economics from University College London. In addition, he has also completed the Association for Project Management Professional Qualification (APMP).

Ignaty has been trained and worked as a business development manager both in Russia and the UK, and has won the prestigious award of Young Manager Organizer in the area of Education, Research and High Tech in 2005. He has been teaching for more than 10 years at both school and University level, as well as privately. 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.

He is married and enjoys travelling, playing chess and golf, and cooking.


Ignaty is always happy to talk and present at various conferences, networking events, and workshops. His most recent talks include ones at the Federation of Small Businesses Central London business breakfast and University College London Show and Tell event. He has also been featured in The Times, The Guardian, interviewed by Thomson Reuters, The Voice of Russia, REN TV and BBC Radio 5 Live.



Since 2016, Ignaty Dyakov has been offering life coaching and health coaching (including cancer coaching). Please contact him via his website Life Sensei UK to request your free 30min initial consultation.


Russian language textbooks by Ignaty Dyakov are available on Amazon, in Foyles, European Bookshop, Librairie du Globe and in a number of other bookstores across Europe and USA.



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