Pavel Melnikov

Pavel Melnikov brings with him 10+ years of professional experience in government relations work, CSR, and crisis communications from both previous government work and private industry.

Responsibilities in Kesarev

– development and handling complex reputational management, CSR and advocacy campaigns

– governmental relations and stakeholder outreach

– crisis communications.

Professional experience

Pavel started his career at the Federal Customs Service. After that he worked as the Press Secretary to Igor Artemiev, State Duma Deputy and current Head of the Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) both at State Duma and FAS.  

Thereafter Pavel spent three years as being responsible for corporate PR in Pirelli Russia and seven years as the Vice President on Government Relations and Crisis Communications at Russian office of Grayling, the global PR and GR agency.

Background: Pavel graduated with Honours from the Management Faculty of the Russian Customs Academy. In 2014 he finished several courses on Global compliance, Global corporate lawyering, Antitrust and Competition law.

He is invited to give lectures at the prominent Russian higher education institutions such as Moscow State University (MGU), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Higher School of Economics, etc.; he also held special courses on Public Affairs at the MGU and MGIMO.

Pavel is a member of the Government Relations league uniting Russian Government Relations professionals and member of the Russian Public Relations Association.

Ranks and Recognitions: Pavel is listed as a Leading GR Consultant in Professional services sector by Kommersant newspaper and Russian Managers Association (Top-1000 Russian Managers-2014, 2015, 2017).

Languages: Pavel is fluent in English.