Gelibterman Leonid Vladimirovich

Professional and business experience:

Vice President of the Global Wine Tourism Organization (GWTO) EurAsia

Board Member of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RST), Chairman of the Committee for gastronomy tourism (RST)

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Russian Gastronomy Weeks (RGW) project

Founder of the Moscow Diplomatic Gastronomy Club (MDGC)

Advisor to the Ambassador of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of the Natural Gastronomic Heritage of the All-Russian Society for the Conservation of Nature (VOOP)

Member of the Russian-Mexican Joint Commission on cultural cooperation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Member of the Expert Board of the Russian State Duma Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure

Coach and expert in the "Masters of hospitality" national project

Coach and expert in the "Ecosophy" national project

Member of the Russian National Culinary Association

Honorable member of the Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia

Member of the task force on arctic tourism of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum

Titles and qualifications:

• Cavalier "Sign of Dignity" of the National Culinary Association, Russia

• Commander of the wine order Caballero del Vino (Spain)

• Ambassador of Taste for the Global Gastronomy

• Commander of The Order of Malta

• Chevalier of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (France)

• Infanção in Confraria do Vinho do Porto (Portugal)

• Ambassador of taste of the Greek taste beyond borders project

• Honorable Member of the Georgian Culinary Federation

• Honorable citizen of Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania, the USA)

• Full member of the Agrarian University Complex International Association

• International Wine and Spirits Judge (International Wine and Spirits Challenge, London since 2002), tasting and sommelier competitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar (Russia)

• Accredited specialist in the Wines of Jerez «Formador Homologado» (Spain)

• Certified Rioja Wine Educator (Spain)

• Certificate of Achievement ViniPortugal (Portugal). Introduction in Wines in Portugal course

• International Judge of category B (World Association of Chefs Societies — WACS)

  • Lecturer and author of the Enogastronomy etiquette and protocol course for the Executive MBA programmes at the Institute of Business Studies of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow), at the MGIMO School of business and international competencies, at the Higher School of Business of the Moscow State University by M. V. Lomonosov, at the State University of Management (Moscow).
  • Lecturer and author of the educational programme «Gastrodiplomacy» of the Department of International Relations of the Institute of Business Studies of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow) and additional professional education programme "Gastrodiplomacy" of the Institute of Business Studies (IBS) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow). Director of the IBS Center of the Gastrodiplomacy.
  • Author of the «Entrepreneurships in Wine Business» course at the HSE University (St. Petersburg).
  • Conducted lections in: Azerbaijan (Baku); Armenia (Yerevan); Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels); Hungary (Budapest); Greece (Athens, Corfu); Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian); Latvia (Riga); Lithuania (Druskininkai); Mongolia (Kharkhorin); Portugal (Porto); Uruguay (Punta del Este); Sweden (Stockholm); Estonia (Viljandi).
  • Was invited as a speaker and a moderator to the Global forums of the UNWTO (Lima, Peru; Moscow, Russia; Chisinau, Moldova), to the World Leadership Conference in Jakarta (Indonesia) and 1st GWTO Global Summit on Responsible Enotourism.
  • Moderator of the "Ambassador session" of the Global financial Forum ECUMENE (Moscow)
  • Organizer of Festivals of the Russian cuisine and gastronomy events in Armenia (Yerevan), Germany (Berlin), Greece (Athens, Corfu), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol), Netherlands (The Hague). Represented the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea Culinary Routes international project.
  • Author and Organizer of the «Gastrocamp» international project


  • The presenter and participant of the programmes dedicated to management, tourism and wine and gastronomy topics on the radio channels (Voice of Russia, Echo of Moscow, City FM, Mayak, Radio Russia, Radio Podmoscow, Radio Premium, Radio Sputnik, Business FM, Mediametrics, Classics, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Autoradio), TV channels (RTR, Russia 24, NTV, OTR, Culture, 5 channel, REN TV, Telecafe, Russia Today, BRICS TV, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Business TV,

  • Regional media channels of the cities of Abakan, Anadyr, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Khabarovsk, Kaluga, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Orel, Penza, Perm, Pskov, Petrozavodsk, Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Salekhard, Samara, St. Petersburg, Suzdal, Syktyvkar, Togliatti, Tyumen, Veliky Novgorod, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Yuzhno-Sakhalins, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl, Yelets and other Russian cities.

  • The author of the Wine Alphabet (2002) and the Big book of a gourmet traveler (2012), as well as of more than 300 publications and interviews in mass media of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, North Macedonia, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and Uzbekistan.

  • Author of the idea and host of the Travel for taste TV series on Telecafe TV channel (Digital television of the First Russian channel).