Eduard Voytenko

  • CEO, Managing Partner at Baikal Communications Group
  • lobbyist, leads GR and lobbying strategies building and implementation in the interests of Russian and international companies from different industries including companies with public ownership. Solid experience in GR and lobbying strategies for business and non-profit organisations
  • responsible for the company’s strategic management
  • head of the board of trustees at Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research
  • PhD candidate in political science. Visiting Professor at MGIMO University (Director of the course for graduate students “GR Management and Lobbying Technologies” and the advanced GR training for practitioners “GR and Lobbying in Business and Nonprofit Sector”)
  • expert of the Open Government
  • member of the Russian Public Relations Association
  • laureate of the Top 1000 Russian Managers Ranking by the Russian Managers Association in nomination Professional Services, section of Government Relations Directors in 2014 and 2015, in nomination Top 250 Leaders in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • the scope of professional interests and practice includes strategic and political consulting, lobbying and technologies of interaction between business and state in Russia, the USA and the EU, investor relations with China, communication consulting, international negotiations
  • implemented dozens of media, social and political, governmental, GR and lobbying projects at federal and regional levels, as well as a number of international media and communication campaigns
  • before establishing his company he worked for the security services, major media holdings (Kommersant PH, ITAR-TASS) and communications agencies where he held different positions, in particular, he launched and headed GR and Lobbying at Mikhailov & Partners
  • graduated from Cherepovets Military Engineering Institute of Radio and Electronics as Electronic, maintenance Engineer, Chinese Translator (2000). Holds a degree in Media Management from National Research University Higher School of Economics (2011). Defended PhD thesis on the topic «Impact of the Media on the Social and Political Modernization Processes in Taiwan» in St. Petersburg State University (2018). Completed the upgrading course “GR and Lobbying in Business and Nonpofit Sector” in MGIMO University (2019).