French Embassy in Russia / Trade and Economic Mission
Provided advice and support to French companies seeking expansion and business opportunities in Russia
Followed French companies trade negotiations and supported them to local authorities
Arranged financing development projects in Russia and CIS supported by international financial institutions (Coface, EBRD and World Bank)
Organised Ambassador’s meetings with Russian businessmen, and ministerial delegations
Coordinated bilateral works and provided analysis in the fields of IT and services
Promoted French companies know-how and French initiatives :
-more than 350 companies advised in 6 years and over 100 directly helped in their exploration of the Russian market, in particular during professional business events (SviazExpoComm, CSTB, Infokom) ;
-promotion of the French clusters to the Russian Institutions (Techno-park, Special Economic Zones).
Followed implementation of Russian-French projects in the fields of :
-digital terrestrial broadcasting (Thomson) and satellite communications (cooperation project between Thales Alenia Space / RSCC), accompanied Russian officials and Ministers in France;
-microelectronics, STMicroelectronics and Air Liquide projects with Mikron, reported progress of Altis buyout negotiations.
Coordinated Russian-French working committee in the field of IT, followed issues related to French companies’ activities in Russia (Alcatel, BULL, Eutelsat, Orange Business Services, Thales, TDF, Thomson, Viaccess).
Regular with the Ministry of communication and Mass-Media, with the Federal Agencies for Special Economic Zones, of Cadastre, with the Rusventure fund; and frequent business trips in the region to strengthen business relationships with local authorities and businessmen.