She was born on April 12, 1983.
In 2000, Yana Butenko finished her secondary school wherein she was awarded a gold medal for her outstanding academic achievements.
From 2000 to 2006, she was studying to obtain her Specialist’s Degree (integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree) at the Omsk State Technical University (Omsk, Russia). She graduated with the Specialist’s Degree in State and Municipal Management wherein her GPA was 4.97 / 5.00, and Yana Butenko was awarded Diploma with honours.
During the period 2001 – 2004, she was simultaneously studying at the School of Foreign Languages at the Omsk State Technical University (Omsk, Russia). Her GPA was 5.00 / 5.00, and she topped the class throughout. The Diploma was issued in accordance with Government requirements for additional qualification “English translator in the field of professional communication”.
Since 2005, Yana Butenko has been engaging in scientific activities. In 2006, she began to conduct dissertation research on the theme “Realization of the Adjustment Mechanism of the Regional Policy of Asymmetrically Developing Region”. The dissertation’s scientific novelty consisted in creation of the author’s methodology for assessing municipalities’ asymmetry in a region; revealing of economical and institutional asymmetry, as well as social and economic asymmetry of municipalities’ development; updating of the regional policy of asymmetrically developing region on the basis of the author’s mechanism of smoothing the unevenness in the territories’ developing.
Also, from 2008, she was working as a Lecturer certified by the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (Moscow, Russia) in the disciplines on Management and Economics.
In 2008, she was employed by the Omsk Regional Institute (partner of the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics) as a Lecturer, then got her promotion to an Assistant Professor at the Management Department, after that she was appointed as a Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Economics and Management. Since January 2009, Yana Butenko was working as a Dean of new Faculty of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining; during her tenure, she opened some new courses and specialties.
From October 2009 to April 2010, she was studying business valuation at the Siberian State Transport University (Novosibirsk, Russia). Yana Butenko graduated with the qualification of Business Appraiser wherein her GPA was 5.00 / 5.00, and she was awarded Diploma with honours.
In 2010, Yana Butenko successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Ural State University of Economics (Yekaterinburg, Russia). In January 2011, according to the decision of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, as well as by the decision of the Dissertation Council at the Ural State University of Economics, she was granted with the Academic Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics.
In 2011, she was employed by the Omsk Institute (Branch) of Russian State University of Trade and Economics (Omsk, Russia) as an Assistant Professor of the Commerce and Logistics Department, then got her promotion to an Associate Professor. Yana Butenko also was a Head of Student Scientific Society engaged in research of strategies for the development of commercial activity. At the beginning of 2012, she was appointed as a Head of the Management and Marketing Department. From September 2011 to May 2012, she was working as a Responsible person at the Commerce and Logistics Department, but since May 2012, she was appointed as a Responsible person at the Management and Marketing Department for the implementation of а Quality Management System (QMS) according to the requirements of International Standards (ISO 9000 series) and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
In July 2012, Yana Butenko was awarded the Academic Rank of the Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural History (Moscow, Russia).
Since 2013, she was working as an Associate Professor of the Department of Management Theory and Business Technologies (formerly known as “General Management Department”) at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Besides, she was a Coordinator of the Master’s Degree Program “Management of business” and an Academic Leader of University’s Enactus team.
Starting from 2006 to the present time, she is actively participating in scientific and practical conferences, as well as conducting research, publishing research results and undertaking consultancies in the fields of Management and Economics.