Our Team


  • The #1 international emerging markets focused financial communications team

  • Offices in New York, London, Moscow, Beijing and Hong Kong

  • More capital markets experience from the region than any other team

  • Multilingual team with native Russian, English and Mandarin speaking professionals


  • Tom Blackwell

    • More than 10 years working in communications in Russia
    • Advised on more Russian IPOs than any other communications professional in the market (from Raspadskaya to MD Medical Group and many in between)
    • High-profile Russian M&A experience, including Pepsi-Lebedyansky, Enel-OGK-5 and others
    • Extensive crisis communications expertise
    • Fluent Russian, native English

    Tom Blackwell

    Mobile: +7 919 102 9064

    Email: blackwell@em-comms.com

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  • Sam Vanderlip

    • More than 10 years in investor relations and financial communications in Russia
    • Headed IR practice for leading Russian companies in banking and chemicals sectors
    • Member of UK IR Society
    • Significant crisis communications experience in Russia, including for Telenor, BBH (owners of Baltika) and Sibir Energy
    • M&A experience includes MDM Bank-URSA Bank merger and Enel's initial acquisition of OGK-5 stake
    • Fluent Russian, native English

    Sam Vanderlip

    Mobile: +44 7554 993 032

    Mobile: +7 499 918 3134

    Desk: +44 20 3709 5714

    Email: vanderlip@em-comms.com

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  • Tom Kiehn

    • Joined Moscow team in October 2012, part of New York team since 2016
    • Previously was Head of International Communications at TNK-BP
    • Before joining TNK-BP, established and led the investor relations practice at UralChem
    • Over ten years of experience, with background in both IR and PR
    • Member of the UK IR Society, sat on board of Russian IR Society
    • Has lead communications for over USD 5 bln in M&A transactions
    • Fluent Russian, native English

    Tom Kiehn

    Mobile: +1 646 384 3361

    Email: kiehn@em-comms.com

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  • Stuart Leasor

    • Prior experience includes leading developing markets coverage for M:Communications, Managing Director in charge of the PBN Company's Global Financial Communications Team and Head of Emerging Markets for FD (now FTI)

    • Nearly 30 years’ experience in financial and crisis communications and wider reputation management.

    • Has wide experience in most corporate situations including restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, crisis communications and IPOs, as well as mainstream financial and investor communication

    Stuart Leasor

    Mobile: +44 7703 537 721

    Desk: +44 20 3709 5711

    Email: leasor@em-comms.com 

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  • Peter Morley

    • Joined current EM team in October 2011, has extensive contacts among London’s key financial media
    • Previously editor with Bloomberg News, Fitch Ratings (financial institutions), Control Risks (political risk)
    • Worked as journalist for St. Petersburg Times
    • Over 10 years’ experience in Russia, including as translator for business, media and culture clients
    • Fluent Russian, native English

    Peter Morley

    Mobile: +44 7927 186 645

    Mobile: +7 916 447 2873

    Desk: +44 20 3709 5712

    Email: morley@em-comms.com

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  • Anna Glikman (Yarmarkova)

    • Heads up EM's Hong Kong office.

    • Previously was Head of communications and event management in Sberbank International 

    • Prior to Sberbank, successfully worked on M: Communications extensive portfolio of financial and corporate communications clients, including a top US investment bank, IBS Group, MMK, MDMG, VTB Group and Wermuth Asset Management

    • Considerable IPO experience; MDMG, OKEY Group, Pharmsynthez, Human Stem Cell Institute and Exillon Energy

    • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Master's Degree in Investor Communications from the Higher School of Economics (HSE)

    • Fluent English and conversational German, native Russian

    Anna Glikman

    Mobile HK: +852 9311 5053

    Mobile RUS: +7 926 204 76 57

    Email: glikman@em-comms.com

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  • Denis Denisov

    • Over 15 years experience in PR, GR, marketing and financial comms.
    • Joined EM in February 2015 from Citigroup, where he served as Director, Head of Communications in CIS and the bank’s Operating Committee member since 2009. He also represented the Citi Foundation in Russia and oversaw its multimillion dollar portfolio of social investments in CIS in the areas of financial inclusion and literacy, support of entrepreneurship and environment protection.
    • Denis spent 13 years at Citi in various senior marketing and communications roles in Moscow and London. Prior to that he worked in ABB Russia as PR manager since 2000.
    • From 2010 to 2013 Denis was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Microfinance Center in Moscow. RMC’s mission is to promote a strong and sustainable micro-finance sector in Russia.
    • Fluent English, native Russian speaker.

    Denis Denisov
    Mobile: +7 (985) 410-35-44
    Desk: +7 495 363 3187
    Email: denisov@em-comms.com 

  • Irina Logutenkova

    • Over 5 years’ experience in Rosneft Investor Relations, before that worked as a financial analyst at Finam and as an editor at Gorod publishing house

    • While at Rosneft participated in TNK-BP and Ruhr Oel acquisition/integration as well as in other M&A deals, Eurobonds placements, strategy development and web site redesign

    • Worked on award-winning annual reports, developed new investor tools and internal analytical materials

    • Master’s degree in Economics with specialization in investment valuation and corporate finance from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Bachelor’s degree in Economics with specialization in capital markets from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. “Financial modelling” certificate from Ernst&Young Academy of Business

    • Fluent English and conversational German, native Russian

    Irina Logutenkova

    Mobile: +7 (910) 438-4843

    Desk: +7 495 363 2433

    Email: logutenkova@em-comms.com

  • Sergii Pershyn

    • Joined current EM team in October 2012
    • Provides media communications support and advises a range of firm’s international and Russian clients with focus on consumer, transportation and industrial sectors
    • In addition to day-to-day support, has advised on a number of deals including IPO
    • Holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the Kharkiv National University of Economics
    • Fluent English and conversational Spanish, native Russian and Ukrainian

    Sergii Pershyn

    US Mobile: +1 929 855 8188

    Email: pershyn@em-comms.com

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  • Laura Luo

    • Joined EM team in Beijing in June 2017, has strong connections in financial community in Greater China.

    • Provides communication support to EM clients in the region

    • Previously worked in China Global Television Network (CGTN) as a business reporter for 6 years, and mainly covered areas such as macro economy, M&A investment, and technology.

    • Worked as an analyst in fund management industry in Melbourne, Australia

    • Degree qualified in B.Com Actuarial Studies, and M.A Editing & Communication

    • Fluent English, native Chinese.


    Email: luo@em-comms.com

  • Jeroen van de Crommenacker

    • A leading EMEA Equity Capital Markets professional with over 10 years experience in ING Bank (formerly ING Barings) EMEA ECM and M&A teams, helping to raise over US$10 billion across 100+ transactions for landmark Issuers out of Russia, CIS and Central and Eastern Europe
    • Product expertise across the ECM spectrum including IPOs, secondary capital market raisings and sell-downs through equity and equity-linked transactions
    • Played a lead role in defining issuer investor communication strategy surrounding ECM Offerings and in the post-transaction aftermarket
    • A former London Stock Exchange Qualified Executive (London Sponsor team) and London AIM Nomad

    Jeroen van de Crommenacker

    Mobile: +44 7887 946 719

    Desk: +44 20 3709 5713

    Email: crommenacker@em-comms.com

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  • Sian Glaessner

    • Provides media and communications support and advice to a range of the firm’s clients
    • Previously worked as managing editor of RIA Novosti’s English-language news site, and as an editor in RIA Novosti’s translation department on news and government site content
    • Has 6 years’ experience with the BBC in radio and TV current affairs, and as a broadcast journalist on news and business programmes with BBC World Service
    • Diverse work in translation and editorial projects including for museums in Sweden and the Netherlands, the Russian International Affairs Council, and in-house with PwC Russia
    • Fluent Russian, native English

    Sian Glaessner

    Mobile: +7 906 738 14 16

    Email: glaessner@em-comms.com

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  • Tamara Dzhanashiya

    •  Joined current EM team in March 2014

    • Leads media monitoring, analysis and research projects for a number of the firm’s clients

    • Master’s degrees in International Relations form the London School of Economics and in Diplomacy of Russia and Foreign States from the Saint Petersburg State University

    • Wide range of experience during her studies, including working for governmental bodies, such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Government of St. Petersburg

    • Fluent English and Georgian, conversational German and native Russian


    Mobile: +352 691 520 585

    Email: dzhanashiya@em-comms.com


  • Ruben Bunyatyan

    • Joined current EM team in September 2016
    • Provides media monitoring, analysis and research projects for a number of the firm’s clients
    • Prior to EM worked as Assistant to Managing Director of Geist Galleries, primarily overseeing the galleries’ communications and partnerships
    • Holds Master’s degrees in Italian History and Literature from University of Oxford
    • Fluent English, German and Italian, conversational Spanish and native Russian


    Mobile: +7 917 269 5848

    Desk: +7 495 363 2434

    Email: bunyatyan@em-comms.com

  • Anastasia Gladkikh

    • Head of operations and administration in EM’s Moscow office

    • Worked in client relations for Singapore Airlines in Russia

    • Worked as English teacher (for 8 years)
    • Specialist’s degree in philology from the Moscow State Lomonosov University
    • Fluent English, native Russian





    Mobile: +7 915 329 2702

    Desk: +7 495 363 2844

    Email: gladkikh@em-comms.com


  • Dmitriy Zhadan

    • More than five years' experience working in IR and Capital Markets for leading Russian companies

    • Joined EM’s Moscow team in July 2017 from Polyus, where he took part in a number of complex projects to transform the company over the course of three years, including re-establishing the IR practice, a rouble bonds placement, delisting from the London Stock Exchange, preparation for a Eurobonds placement, SPO and strategy development

    • Worked on developing new formats for the Polyus annual report and investor website, as well as a number of other tools for investors and analytical materials for internal use

    • Before joining Polyus, worked at Sberbank Russia on M&A transactions, and in the Acron IR department

    • Fluent English, native Russian 



    Dima Zhadan

    Mobile: + 7 (916) 770 89 09

    Desk: +7 (495) 363 2849

    Email: zhadan@em-comms.com


  • Olga Golubkova

    • Joined New York team in October 2016

    • Provides media monitoring, works on research projects and assists with creation of investor materials, press releases and journalist databases for a number of the firm’s clients

    • Has background in journalism. Prior to EM worked as an editor at the UCSD Guardian

    • Holds a degree in Sociology and Economics from the University of California, San Diego

    • Fluent English, conversational German and native Russian




    Olga GolubkovaMobile: +1 619 764 3780

    Email: Golubkova@em-comms.com


  • Alessia Peretti

    • Joined the EM Moscow team in March 2017

    • Provides media monitoring, conducts analytical research, prepares corporate materials for a number of clients and works with mass media, also takes part in event management

    • Previously worked in cinema distribution and has experience organizing the shooting of documentaries 
    • Graduated from Touro College New York completing Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management

    • Native Russian and Italian, fluent English, conversational French 



    Alesya PerettiMobile: +7 (916) 820-6386

    Email: Peretti@em-comms.com




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