Project work Eastern Europe & Central Asia


  • A number of years’ business dealings with Russia and two years recently living and working in Moscow, and four 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 in TNK-BP, 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.
  • 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, engagement surveys, People Strategies, outsourcing (and HR shared service centre)
  • Designed & facilitated Kazakhstan Wealth Fund Transformation events and the annual international HR Conferences of Kazakhstan
  • As Senior Consultant for Sibur Corporate University, one of the leading Russian establishments and the largest chemicals company, delivered: executive coaching; talent development; leadership development; organisational design & development (including delayering and working in a matrix organisation and the future of the Corporate University); change management; competence frameworks; international benchmarking of processes; mobilisation of international network; refreshment Young Specialist programme; international best practice Crisis Management, in Moscow and other locations (including Tyumen, Tobolsk, Voronezh, and Tomsk).
  • Vision, strategy, organisational design and consultation on setting up a new technical training centre for Sibur in Tobolsk, Siberia
  • Review of organisation design & processes of Sibur’s R&D and research centres to stimulate innovation
  • HR audit for Eataly Moscow restaurant complex
  • Strategy workshops including the business strategy for the United Chemical Company Kazakhstan and the future development of the Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Corporate University
  • 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’
  • Advice on setting up Corporate Universities in 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, Kazakhstan & other former Soviet Union countries (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
  • Business development for European technology organisations in Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia