MOSCOW, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
M:Communications, the strategic consulting arm of King Worldwide, the leading financial and stakeholder communications firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Thomas Kiehn and Katya Romanovskaya to its Moscow office, representing the latest additions to the firm's fast growing Russian practice. These appointments will reinforce M:Communications' financial public relations offering and complement its already market leading team.
M:Communications Co-chairman, Nick Miles, said: "Since we opened our office in Russia in 2010, we have established by far the leading financial communications and IR business in Russia. We already have a team of 12 focused on working with a high quality Russian client base and these new hires are a commitment to go further."
Thomas joins M: Communications from TNK-BP, where he was Director of International Communications for more than two years. Prior to TNK-BP, he was Director of Investor Relations at Uralchem, where he helped to implement investor relations and corporate communications functions since the company's establishment.
Commenting on the new hire, M:Communications Managing Director for Russia Tom Blackwell said: "Thomas is the dream hire for M:Communications in Russia. His experience spans high-level investor relations, media relations and crisis communications, with a proven knowledge of how to make all of these disciplines work together. This is exactly what we are about at M:Communications, and what differentiates us most from our peers in the Russian market."
Earlier in the summer, M:Communications also hired Ekaterina Romanovskaya from the World Bank. Ekaterina brought more than 12 years of experience working in senior positions in corporate and financial communications, having lead the communications teams at Icon Private Equity, Accent Real Estate Investment Managers, Knight Frank and Alfa Bank, and having also worked on the agency side at Kuzmenkov & Associates (a Hill & Knowlton affiliate).
"From day one we set out to hire the very best professionals in the market," Nick Miles added. "Having reinforced our team with the likes of Thomas and Ekaterina, it's fair to say that everything is going to plan."
M:Communications clients in Russia include Brunswick Rail, Etalon, Fastlane Ventures, Federal Grid Company, IBS Group, MD Medical Group, MMK, Novorossisk Commercial Sea Port, Phosagro, Russian Helicopters, Sibanthracite, Tinkoff Credit Systems, VTB Group and Wermuth Asset Management.
For more information:
Tom Blackwell, Thomas Kiehn, Ekaterina Romanovskaya: +7-495-363-2841
Stuart Leasor : +44-20-7920-2300