Project work Russia & East Europe


  • A number of years’ business dealings with Russia and two years recently living and working in Moscow, and three years in Kazakhstan have helped me understand both where my international experience and expertise can be valuable and to help companies best applied to help companies improve their processes and business performance
  • Project work carried out in Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia & The Ukraine

Previous examples

  • As Deputy Vice President for HR & OD, I developed the People Strategy, implemented coaching & mentoring (including some executive coaching), worked on talent development and leadership development processes, the HR shared service centre and facilitated some reorganisations in Upstream.
  • Leadership development workshop designed & held for high-potentials at NIS (Serbian National Oil Company) in Belgrade on ‘Corporate values, culture and result-oriented performance management’
  • As General Director of the Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Corporate University in Astana, Kazakhstan I worked with all of the large national companies on leadership development, change management, transformation, talent identification, assessment & development, event management, coaching & mentoring, e-learning, HR consulting, People Strategies, outsourcing (and HR shared service centre)
  • HR audit for Eataly Moscow restaurant complex
  • Coaching, consultation, talent development and setting up a new technical training centre for Sibur chemicals company in Moscow, Tyumen & Tobolsk
  • Strategy workshop on the future development of the Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Corporate University in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Benchmarking advice on talent management in conglomerates for SCM Holdings in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Invited presentations given on shared services at various conferences in Russia & Eastern Europe


Project or longer-term work in Russia, Ukraine, Serbia & Kazakhstan (or for Russian companies elsewhere), including the following areas:

  • HR processes design, development & implementation
  • HR audit
  • Executive coaching & mentoring
  • Talent development & management
  • Leadership development
  • People Strategy
  • Organisational development & change management
  • Shared service centres
  • Corporate Universities & training centres
  • Business culture and cultural differences between Russia and other countries