Chairman, Strategic Counsel, FPRCA
Named by PR Week as one of the 100 most influential figures in its 21-year history, Michael is one of the most respected figures in public relations and public affairs in the world. He is a Fellow of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA, UK). Before Eurasia Advisory, he served as European Vice-Chairman at Edelman. He has twice been Chair of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) and is a senior adviser to the European Centre for Public Affairs. Michael has provided UK, EU and global public affairs advice, crisis management and media relations counsel to a wide range of businesses, trade associations, governments and regulatory bodies, often at chairman and CEO level, over a long period. His experience has encompassed many sectors including aviation, energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecommunications. The wide range of clients whom he has advised includes Aviva, BT, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Gazprom, Microsoft, Pfizer and Samsung.
Managing Director, Founder
Alex is a senior strategic adviser with vast experience with international organisations, governments, businesses, high-profile individuals, media and non-profits. He has held advisory roles in London, Brussels and Moscow, which often included counsel to senior figures and business leaders. Alex has worked with the United Nations, G8 summits, the Council of Europe, leading consultancies, and global and national media. He ran projects with the world's leading brands including Hyatt, Bosch, Intel, Motorola, EuroChem, SUEK, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Oriflame, MTV, BBC, and worked with clients at global business and political events. His experience included successful assignments with prominent public figures, resonant political campaigns, and advising to global business leaders. His clients include heads of state, top businessmen, celebrities and world religious leaders. In 2017, Alex was Russia's member at the European Meeting of the Trilateral Commission. Alex's strengths are in strategic advisory, international media relations, stakeholder engagement, reputation management, crisis and issues communications, managing global brands, partnerships and alliances, and public policy. Alex holds the MSc in International Public Policy (Policy Analysis & Administration) from UCL.
Sir Stephen Bubb
Strategic Counsel, Senior International Adviser, Global CSR & Philanthropy
Sir Stephen Bubb is globally recognised as a leading voice in philanthropy, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility. He has provided strategic advice to governments and businesses, often at Minister and Chairman level. He was formerly Chief Executive of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) for 15 years, and Secretary General of the European Third Sector Leaders Network, which creation he has driven. He is Director of UK’s Charity Futures Programme, which promotes NGOs’ governance and leadership. Sir Stephen has taken part in numerous global events speaking on civil society, business and government relations, including G7/G8 summits and international investment forums. Sir Stephen has received accolades for his work and leadership from former UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron. Sir Stephen Bubb was knighted in 2011.
Strategic Counsel, Senior International Adviser, International Relations
Seda is a strategic communications leader with exceptional experience in PR, media relations and corporate communications. She previously worked as Director of Communications for the Council of Europe and held senior communications posts with the United Nations. She has advised corporations, businesses and UHNWIs. Seda's experience stretches across continents from Americas to Europe and Russia. She has excellent knowledge of international media and senior executive experience. She also has years of experience in print and broadcast journalism for news organisations ranging from BBC to El País to Newsweek. Seda was instrumental in producing a prominent film about Pope John II and public events with Mikhail Gorbachev in Strasbourg and London. Seda holds the MA in Arts & Literature from Moscow State University, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Senior International Adviser, Crisis Communications, Campaigns, Media Training
Cathie Burton is a globally renowned communications expert in international media relations, managing crisis response, and developing campaigns and messages that resonate across borders. She has worked as a media trainer providing counsel to senior decision-makers and preparing leaders for media engagements, hostile questioning and public enquiries. Cathie has served as OSCE Spokesperson and its Head of Communications & Media Relations, where she managed major crises and led a revamp of online communications. Her previous role was at the Council of Europe, where she was Head of Campaigns and later Spokesperson. Starting her career as a journalist in the UK and France, she worked for outlets such as the Guardian, the BBC, Reuters and Agence France Presse. She previously worked as Labour Party Spokesperson in the European Parliament. She was a professor at Syracuse University and the University of Strasbourg. She is a co-author of Hitting The Headlines in Europe textbook, published by the Institute of Public Relations and catalogued by the British Library and The Library of Congress.
PR Lead, Russia & CIS, Senior Adviser
Kirill is a senior PR and communications professional with expertise in corporate communications, campaigns and brand management. His experience spans across industries including media, telecoms, entertainment, hospitaly, fashion, and retail. Kirill graduated from Moscow State University in 2000 with a Master's in Journalism. He started his career as a reporter in Kommersant. Then he worked in MTS progressing from PR Manager to Head of Press. In 2004 he started working for Motorola as PR Manager for Russia & CIS. His achievemnts included launching “Hello, Moto!” campaign, "brand-ambassador" activities with Maria Sharapova and David Beckham, and organising successful lifestyle events GQ Man of The Year and Russian Fashion Week. Kirill managed global corporate communications and product PR support for YotaDevices with the HQ in Russia and representative offices in Finland and Singapore.