Oleksandr Sakharenko

Responsibilities in Kesarev

– analytical services to foreign and multinational companies

– stakeholder mapping, opinion and intelligence gathering

– stakeholder communication and outreach

– association management

– general business development and potential clients outreach.

Professional experience

Dr. Sakharenko has an extensive experience of rendering governmental relations, public affairs and public relation services. Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting he had worked as the Government Relations Manager at Grayling, the world’s second largest GR, PA and PR consultancy. His clients included large multinational companies like British Airways, BSA, Diageo, Disney, FlyDubai, Medtronic, Sanofi, Schering-Plough, SES Astra and others.

Before moving to business Oleksandr had spent eight years on high positions at the Ukrainian governmental service, including the State Investments and Innovations Agency and the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine. There he was involved into development and updating Ukraine’s investment and innovation legislation, developing contacts with large sovereign and private investors, elaboration and implementation of the political reform and public information policy.

Ranks and Recognitions

The fifth state employee rank.

Background: Dr. Sakharenko holds PhD (political sciences) and Master of International Relations degrees from the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where he is now giving lectures on regional studies and political systems as the Assistant Professor.

Languages: Oleksandr is fluent in Ukrainian, English, German, Polish and Russian and has the basic knowledge of French and Arabic.