Oleksandr Sakharenko
Counsel
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-client outreach.

Professional experience
Oleksandr has extensive experience in rendering public affairs and public relation services. Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting, he worked as the Public Affairs Manager at Grayling, the world's second-largest PA and PR consultancy. His clients included large multinational companies like British Airways, BSA, Diageo, Disney, FlyDubai, Medtronic, Sanofi, Schering-Plough and SES Astra.

Before moving to the private sector, Oleksandr spent eight years in high positions within the Ukrainian public service, including the State Investments and Innovations Agency and the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine. There, he was involved in the development and updating of 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 rank of fifth state employee.

Background
Oleksandr holds PhD (Political Sciences) and a Master of International Relations from the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where he now gives lectures on regional studies and political systems as the Assistant Professor.

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