Mikhailov & Partners Announces New Appointment

8th July 2014, Moscow – Ellen Pinchuk, International Projects Director at Mikhailov & Partners, is moving to the position of Deputy CEO of the company. In her new role she will be responsible for the future expansion of Mikhailov & Partners’ presence on the international markets.

“International positioning is becoming more and more important for many companies. I am confident that in her new position Ellen will be able to take the next step in developing Mikhailov & Partners’ international business, while preserving our unique expertise and the individuality of the Russian agency”, said Svetlana Gorevaya, CEO of Mikhailov & Partners. Strategic Communications.

Mikhailov & Partners established its International Projects Department in 2009. Over the past five years, Ellen Pinchuk has built a team that is now running projects in China, the United States, Bangladesh, Vietnam and may other countries. This appointment is yet another step in the development of international public relations in the interests of Russian companies, entrepreneurs and public figures.

Commenting on her appointment, Ellen Pinchuk said: “I am grateful to Mikhailov & Partners for the trust placed in me and the opportunity to develop the firm’s international practice at a new level. I am delighted to be part of this dynamic and creative team and am confident that we will succeed in building on the successes achieved over the past five years”. 

Ellen Pinchuk joined the Mikhailov & Partners team in 2009 and has led the design and delivery of international positioning programmes for Russian companies and senior executives abroad. Before joining the company Ellen worked as a correspondent for Bloomberg News in Moscow (2007-2009). Her work as a reporter was highly regarded by the professional community, winning two New York press club awards. Ellen has lived for over 20 years in Moscow and is fluent in Russian. She came to Moscow in 1991 to produce television programmes for international TV channels. In 1999 she became a producer, and later a reporter and editor-in-chief at CTV Canada in Moscow, covering events in Russia and the CIS. She was also a CTV special correspondent in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel. Thanks to her reporting experience, Ellen has become one of Russia’s leading media trainers and advises heads of major Russian and global companies on how to talk to the media. In her new role she will continue to conduct training programmes for senior executives of Mikhailov & Partners clients.

The new appointment is effective 7th July 2014.

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