Pavel Melnikov brings with him 10+ years of professional experience in public affairs work, CSR, and crisis communications from both previous government work and private industry.
Responsibilities at Kesarev
– development and handling complex reputational management, CSR and advocacy campaigns
– public affairs and stakeholder outreach
– crisis communications
Pavel started his career at the Federal Customs Service. After that he worked as the Press Secretary to Igor Artemiev, State Duma MP and current Head of the Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS), both at the State Duma and FAS.
Pavel spent three years in charge of corporate PR at Pirelli Russia and seven years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Crisis Communications at the Russian office of Grayling, a global PR and GR agency.
Pavel graduated with Honours from the Management Faculty of the Russian Customs Academy. In 2014, he completed several courses on global compliance, global corporate lawyering, antitrust and competition law.
He is invited to give lectures at prominent Russian higher education institutions such as Moscow State University (MGU), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and the Higher School of Economics; he has also held special courses on Public Affairs at the MGU and MGIMO.
Pavel is a member of the Public Affairs League, uniting Russian Public Affairs professionals, and a member of the Russian Public Relations Association.
Ranks and Recognitions
Best Lawyers recommends Mr. Melnikov in the area of Government practice.
Pavel is listed as a Leading PA Consultant in the Professional Services sector by Kommersant newspaper and the Russian Managers Association (Top-1000 Russian Managers-2014, 2015, 2017).
Pavel is fluent in English.