Dmitrii Gusak was born in Nakhodka, Russia. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in 2013 from Saint-Petersburg State University majoring in International Relations (specialization in European Studies). During his studies at Saint-Petersburg State University, he received a scholarship from Santander Bank and completed an exchange semester at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, majoring in Public International Law and International Relations (2011-2012).
After his third year of studies (summer-autumn 2012), Dmitrii has completed an internship at the Committee for External Relations of Saint-Petersburg (St.Petersburg Government), Legal Department. This internship proved to be successful and resulted in deepening his knowledge of the peculiarities of Saint-Petersburg’s external economic relations.
In 2013 Dmitrii started his Master’s program at Saint-Petersburg State University majoring Economics (with the specialization - International Trading System). During the first year of his Master’s Degree, the chosen field of research was tariff and non-tariff barriers of European Union to Russian companies, which became a great impetus for him to apply for IELPO LL.M. Program.
During his studies Dmitrii participated in numerous scientific conferences, UN models and business-case competitions. In 2013-2014 year he took part in Changellenge Cup Russia 2013, Microsoft Case Competition Sky 2013, McKinsey Annual Business Case Competition 2014 and Future Today Cup 2014. And in Microsoft Case Competition Sky 2013 and McKinsey Annual Business Case Competition 2014 his team was among 25% and 15% of best teams of these competitions, respectively.
With IELPO LLM, Dmitrii hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the interaction between economics and law and fulfil his interest in the tendencies of international trade’s development.
Apart from his native Russian, Dmitrii fluently speaks English and Spanish.