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Marina André-Khvatova

Executive Director, Senior Consultant and Project Manager _

Fields of Competence
Strategy and Development – development strategy, partnership building, market researches, accompanying in negotiations and acquisitions, assisting companies in their regional development, lobbying and executive staff coaching

Human Resources – conceiving and conducting business seminars for executive staff

Professional Experience
Marina Khvatova has gained considerable experience of project management in Russia while working in Saint Petersburg City Hall in the department of External Relations headed by Vladimir Putin and a vice-mayor of Saint Petersburg Anatoly Sobtchak (1988-1993).

Marina has been living and working in France since 1993. After graduating from the ENA (National School of Administration) in Paris, she was working as a senior consultant in strategy and cross-cultural management in a Franco-American consultancy firm.

In 1997 Marina created ALEST, a consultancy firm, with an aim to accompany Western Companies and especially French ones on the markets of ex-USSR countries. She interferes in different projects such as regional market researches, negotiations, supporting commercial decisions, putting French companies and establishments in touch with Russian ones (the State Duma, Federal Council, Russian President Administration, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg Governments).

Five years ago Marina André-Khvatova developed a new activity in ALEST: consulting in human resources aimed at Russian teams of French subsidiaries. She conceives long-term projects and builds successful company strategies, which later are divided into company projects or regional development.

Marina has been accompanying such clients as Auchan, Danone, Thales, Carrefour, Vinci, and Leroy Merlin for many years now in their development in Russia. She conducts conferences about Russia and the Ukraine in different Universities (IAE in Nancy, Rennes University) and trains junior consultants at ALEST.

Marina André-Khvatova graduated from Leningrad State University (Philological Department specialised in literature and Roman languages). Then, she obtained a Doctorate degree in Linguistics at the same University. In 1994 after following a Master course, Marina got a diploma at the ENA (National School of Administration) in Paris.

-  Market researches in the fields of retail, energy, regional development and environment
-  Creating and conceiving companies’ projects
-  Creating and conducting business seminars for executives and top-managers
-  Individual executives’ consulting
-  Cross cultural management
-  Conferences on Russia and Eastern European Countries

Her Clients
-  Vinci Construction Grands Projets
-  Veolia Environnement
-  Electricité de France
-  Gaz de France
-  Auchan Russia
-  Leroy Merlin and Leroy Merlin Vostok
-  EADS Telecom
-  Alcatel
-  Mauboussin
-  L’Oréal and Produits Beauté International
-  Yves Rocher
-  Carrefour
-  Eutelsat
-  Danone
-  Lafarge
-  Solvay
-  Panavi
-  Laboratoires Servier Industries
-  Thales ATM, Thales International,
-  Thales Université
-  Renault
-  PSA Peugeot-Citroën

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