SDM ’11 Sergey Naumov Wins Leadership Award

Sergey Naumov and Pat HaleSergey Naumov, SDM '11 By Lois Slavin, SDM Communications Director
February 28, 2012

On February 15, 2012, Sergey Naumov was named the winner of the Class of 2011 System Design and Management (SDM) Program Student Award for Leadership, Innovation, and Systems Thinking. The award was presented before members of the SDM community at a celebration held at the MIT Faculty Club.

Sergey was praised specifically for his work as industry liaison for the 2011 MIT Career Fair — an event at which he not only raised awareness of SDM among prospective employers and MIT at-large, but also arranged for 20 SDM Fellows to present before attending companies. For his accomplishments and contributions, he will receive a $500 cash award.

Sergey Naumov, winner of the Class of 2011 SDM Student Award for Leadership, Innovation,and Systems Thinking, with Pat Hale, Executive Director, SDM.
Photo by Dave Schultz

Established by the SDM staff in 2010, the SDM Student Award for Leadership, Innovation, and Systems Thinking honors a first year SDM fellow who has made strategic and sustainable contributions to fellow SDM students as well as the broader SDM and MIT communities. This student also demonstrates superior skills in leadership, innovation, and systems thinking, and works effectively and collaboratively with SDM staff, students, and alums.

Other nominees included Neil Gadhok, Andrea Ippolito, Pankaj Kashyup, Melissa Rosen, and Fady Saar.

Last year’s winner was Rafael Maranon.

Sergey Naumov, SDM ’11
Photo by Kathy Tarantola Photography