We continue our column "Better, Smarter, Stronger!"

Today we want to tell you about a very well-rounded and ambitious DBA student of EMAS Business School – Andrey Verbitsky!

Andrey dedicated his professional life to medicine. During the difficult time of the pandemic, he did not stand on the sidelines and as head of a medical facility, he organized a department to rehabilitate patients with pneumonia and also opened a vaccination center. Andrey performed a great number of remote consultations with severe patients from the region's covid-hospitals. For his active work in this field, in 2021 he was awarded the Commemorative Medal "For selfless contribution to the organization of the All-Russian campaign of mutual help" from the President of the Russian Federation and the Commemorative Medal "For selflessness" from the Chairman of the Council of the All-Russian Association of Veterans (a symbol of gratitude from veterans).

Andrey also has many accomplishments in the management field. In 2021 he took part in the Healthcare track of the All-Russian Managerial Contest "Leaders of Russia", where he became a finalist. Out of 5200 participants he was included in the top 125. The EMAS Business School leadership course helped him much in his participation in the contest, and, according to Andrey himself, "formatted" his thinking well. 

And in the field of sports, it seems that Andrey is without equals! From the age of 11 to 27, he was actively practicing karate. Then his attention shifted to his family and work, and there was no time left for sports. But in 2015 his wife got him a gym membership as a gift and he started exercising regularly. Two and a half years later Andrey started participating in armlifting competitions. According to Andrey's words, the philosophy of preparing for competitions is close to strategic management: "You can't delegate it to anyone – there's only you and the weights! To prepare properly, you need a plan with weight percentages for a certain period – business planning in its purest form, with corrections based on the results of passing the stages, and the accuracy of the forecast calculation is the same as in strategic management: if you calculate incorrectly, you won't reach the right weight".

Indeed, the knowledge acquired in EMAS will be useful not only in business but in any area of life!

Andrey is also a winner of city, republic, district (Southern Federal District) tournaments since 2018, Eastern European NAA (National Armlifting Association) champion in 2018, European NAA champion in 2019, Eurasian NAA champion in 2020 and 2021. At the latest tournament, he fulfilled the standard "NAA Master of Sports in armlifting". 

We wish Andrey further victories and good luck, and you should follow his example and apply the knowledge and techniques obtained at EMAS in your life. This will help you achieve impressive results because WE MAKE THE STRONG BECOME SUCCESSFUL!