A Ukrainian national, Ivan is based in Kyiv. He has experience managing a wide range of public affairs projects, including a number of cross-jurisdictional public affairs assignments in Ukraine, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Ivan’s background includes extensive work with think-tanks such as the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, the German Advisory Group, the Bureau for Economic and Social Technology (System Capital Management), and the International Center for Policy Studies. He previously served as director for economic studies at the Yalta European Strategy (YES), the top meeting place for international business and policy leaders in Ukraine.
Working languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English
A Swedish national, Marcus has extensive experience working with international public policy and financial communications. His client list ranges from Fortune 500 companies to advocacy groups, NGOs and start-ups. His previous roles include working in Brussels for nearly five years with top think-tanks like the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the European Enterprise Institute.
Marcus has been involved in various capacities in this region since 2004, including running an international agency in Ukraine. Following the market turmoil during the 2008-9 meltdown, he launched a private practice in which he collaborated with Ivan Poltavets on a number of regional public policy and communications projects.
Working languages: Swedish, English, French