Former head of government relations at
Coca-Cola HBC and X5 Retail Group joins Kesarev as Partner to support clients from FMCG and technology sectors

April 25, 2022

Moscow, Russia

Vitaly Zhigulin joined Kesarev as Partner in April 2022 to focus on advising clients in the technology & media, FMCG and financial services sectors as well as on coalition building and association management.

Vitaly brings with him more than 15 years of professional experience managing Government and Public Affairs in Russia. He was formerly heading government relations function in the number of major international and Russian companies, including X5 Retail Group, Coca-Cola HBC Russia, Huawei Technologies, SAP Russia and CIS and GE Capital. As an Executive Director he has also led the Association of E-Commerce (AKIT) in Russia, uniting top-20 internet trade companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Vitaly onboard. His experience in developing and leading government relations campaigns in the most developed organizations within their sectors on the Russian market coupled with his skills of leading a business association uniting members with diverse interests are highly valuable for our clients. We wish him success in the new role”, said Evgeny Roshkov, Kesarev Executive Partner.

Vitaly Zhigulin said: "I am proud to join Kesarev, the strongest government relations consultancy in Russia and I am looking forward to supporting the clients in these challenging times to develop and implement sound strategies to continue building their relations with the authorities in Russia.”