Ignaty has been trained and worked as a business development manager both in Russia and the UK, and has won the prestigious award of Young Manager Organizer in the area of Education, Research and High Tech in 2005. He has been teaching for more than 10 years at both school and University level, as well as privately. He has co-founded Periplus Education, a British online tuition agency, with which, in 2011, he won the Shell LiveWire ‘Grand Ideas’ award given to acknowledge the most innovative ideas submitted by young entrepreneurs.
Ignaty has recently published "Rasskaz-Sensatsiya", the Russian language textbook aimed at business people learning Russian at the Elementary/Pre-Intermediate level.
He is married and enjoys travelling, playing chess and golf, and cooking. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.