EM, the leading strategic communications and investor relations agency for clients in emerging markets across Eurasia, has made new hires in London, Moscow and across Europe as it capitalises on the momentum from a record-breaking 2021.
Nick Morey joins in London to strengthen EM’s fast-growing global tech practice, bringing deep expertise gained over more than a decade working in the UK and US advising tech clients from start-ups to global giants.
Former Bloomberg journalist Anna Baraulina also joins EM in London, where her wealth of experience will further strengthen EM’s offering to financial services clients on media strategy and media relations.
EM’s European practice is also growing. Asya Levadnaya, a strategic communications advisor to EM’s HNW and philanthropy clients with nearly two decades of experience, joins the agency in Luxembourg, while former Bloomberg editor Maria Ermakova comes on board based in Milan.
Meanwhile, EM’s market-leading presence on the ground in Moscow is further strengthened with the addition of Svetlana Yastrebova, a former Big4 consultant and journalist at Vedomosti and other publications covering the tech sector and Russian economic policy.
Anna Vasilenko, CEO of EM, said:
“2021 was an outstanding year for EM. We advised on all but one Russian IPO during the year, helping clients raise almost USD 4 billion through listings in Moscow, London and New York. Obviously there is only one way to follow the most successful year in the history of EM, and that’s by making the next one even better. We see a substantial IPO pipeline for the next several months, as well as strong client demand for establishing sophisticated public profiles among the Russian and international financial community. The addition of new and exceptional talent with global experience positions us perfectly to continue our growth in 2022 and beyond by helping companies access public capital markets, expand internationally or reframe their equity stories.”