Eduard Voytenko

Eduard Voytenko

  • CEO at Baikal Communications Group
  • lobbyist, specializes in the development and implementation of GR and lobbying projects in the interests of large international and domestic companies from various industries, including companies with state participation. Consults corporate CEOs on HR-aspects in the domain of Government Relations. Coordinates the work of the legislative and regulatory blocks of the company 
  • manages the development and implementation of election campaigns on a regional and federal scale and the implementation of anti-crisis communication activities in the interests of public authorities and business 
  • responsible for strategic, operational and project management in the company
  • founder of the Research Centre for Legal Expertise
  • head of the board of trustees at Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research
  • PhD candidate in political science; academic director of the advanced GR training for practitioners at MGIMO School of Business (“GR and Lobbying in Business and Non-profit Sector” program)
  • member of professional international lobbying association – the Society of European Affairs Professionals 
  • laureate of the Top 1000 Russian Managers Ranking by the Russian Managers Association in nomination Professional Services, the 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, HR-consulting in the field of Government Relations
  • 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, TASS) and communications agencies (IMA Press, CROS, Mikhailov & Partners)
  • graduated from Cherepovets Military Engineering Institute of Radio and Electronics as Electronic, maintenance Engineer, Chinese Translator. Holds a degree in Media Management from National Research University Higher School of Economics. Defended PhD thesis on the topic “Impact of the Media on the Social and Political Modernization Processes in Taiwan” in St. Petersburg State University

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