Our core team includes seasoned professionals with proven track records in media, business, government and academia. Working together, we are able to develop and formulate strategies encompassing public affairs, government and media relations, grassroots and social media campaigns, and equally important, ensure quality and results-oriented execution of these strategies.

Aydar Zhumabaev, Policy Advisor (Kazakhstan)

Aydar Zhumabaev possesses thorough understanding and working knowledge of the policy and media scene in Kazakhstan.

His current responsibilities include memberships in the President of Kazakhstan’s National Council and Media Council, as well as chairing the Broadcasting Association of Kazakhstan. In 2003-2009, Mr. Zhumabaev was Director General of the Kazakhstan branch of the International Broadasting company “Mir.” Earlier, he was Editor-in-Chief of Tan TV and Radio Company, Director General of NTK TV Channel, Chairman of the International Journalism Center.

Aydar Zhumabaev graduated from the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute (Moscow, Russia).

Denis Raspopov, Policy Advisor

Denis Raspopov is an established political and election campaign advisor in Russia and Ukraine. He has a wide network of relations within public offices at the federal and regional levels, and has long-established working relations with a number of Deputies of the Russian Federation State Duma and Governors.

Since 2006, Mr. Raspopov has managed election campaigns and special political projects in Russia and Ukraine, including regional campaigns in St. Petersburg City and Leningrad Oblast, Yekaterinburg, Saratov, Moscow Oblast, Krasnodar Krai, and many others. In this capacity, he was responsible for the overall strategy development and execution, opinion research, media relations, and interaction with federal authorities.

In 2006, Mr. Raspopov was Communications Director at Akrikhin, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, responsible for development and execution of corporate affairs and product support strategies.

Prior to that, he worked in leading Russian communications agencies, providing media and communications assistance to public and private sector clients.

Mr. Raspopov is a graduate of the Journalism Department of the Moscow State University.