This year's selection of the best top managers in twenty industries of St. Petersburg economy has been carried out by 250 heads and owners of the businesses of the city and Leningrad region.
We have corrected the methods and this time we asked the participants of the poll to choose not one, but three major competitors and rate them from 1 to 3, where 3 is the highest mark of quality. This allowed to get a more precise picture of the preferences of each industry and go wider than just showing the "champion"; we became more objective and fair in providing a pool of favorite players in business community and determined the first, second and third places in each of the twenty categories.
The idea was brought to us by S&K Vertical Law Firm, the partner of this year's ranking who was responsible for the poll. The firm itself did not participate in the ranking in order to avoid the conflict of interests.
Elena Bolshakova, editor of Kommersant's Top Managers of the Year Business Guide
The ranking's results are available here.