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Vladimir Melnikov
 Melnikov Vladimir

Position: Head of Consulting
Company: Mmd Corporate, Public Affairs & PR Consultants
Country: Russia


Vladimir Melnikov is best known for his work for UES CEO and President of the CIS Energy Committee, Anatoly Chubais; owner of System Capital Management and Shakhtar football club, Rinat Akhmetov in Ukraine; and Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.

He has an MSc in media and communications from the London School of Economics and an MSc in economy and finance from the Russian Academy of Civil Service (Krasny Diplom). He has guest-lectured on PR and media in Russia at California State University and is now running a master classes “GR and PR: integrated approach” at Vysshaya Shola Ekonomiki.

Vladimir joined Mmd in Russia in 2004, where his financial communications career includes being coordinator of the IPO ‘SWAT Committee’ of lawyers, bankers and PRs for the Rosneft IPO, working on the TMK IPO and leading Mmd’s team on the privatization of utilities, TGK5.  His GR communications experiences includes GE Money, big gaming companies and reverse due-diligence exercises in Russia and Ukraine M&A and foreign direct investment.

He has experience in crisis communications (Heinz), provides crisis training to the top executives of such companies as IBM, Metro, Bunge, TNK-BP, Diageo and has coached Rinat Ahmetov (SCM). 

He is also an analyst of PPP issues, producing an expert thinkpiece, “Public Private Partnerships as an Integral Part of the ‘Strong Russia’ National Ideal” in May 2007.

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