Pavel Melnikov
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 of complex reputational management, CSR and advocacy campaigns

– public affairs and stakeholder outreach

– crisis communications

Professional experience
Pavel started his career at the Federal Customs Service. Afterwards, he worked as Press Secretary for Igor Artemiev, State Duma MP and former Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), both at the State Duma and the 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 distinction 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 educational 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 MGU and MGIMO.

Pavel is a member of the Public Affairs League, which brings together 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.