Doing Business in Russia 2014


Inspiration in Tough Times

  • December 10, 2014
The 'CEO of the Year Russia 2014' awards come at just the right time. They celebrate the achievements of the best CEOs. They are a lesson in the possible, a benchmark to aspire to and something to be proud of.

High Flyer Spreads its Wings

  • December 10, 2014
Aeroflot has just launched its low-cost carrier Pobeda and is aiming to increase the frequency of flights on its current international routes. Aeroflot is a winner in the combined performance and investment performance categories. CEO Vitaly Savelyev gives an insight into his strategy.

Industry Shows its Metal in a Tough Climate

  • December 10, 2014
Steel companies are unlikely winners from the ruble's tumble but competition from China is adding to the impact of the market's cyclical downturn.

Value Engineering Can Cut Costs

  • December 10, 2014
David Whitehouse is AECOM Chief Executive Continental Europe and has worked in Russia for more than two decades. Raymond Fadel is AECOM Country Manager for Russia and has worked with leading developers and architects for 25 years.

Home Grown Retail Giant

  • December 10, 2014
Magnit is Russia's largest retailer, a ranking that Sergei Galitsky, founder and CEO of Magnit, has achieved through organic growth. Magnit is the winner in the CEO of the Year Large Company category, for combined performance, and growth, investment and operating performance.  

Grocery Chains a Safe Port in Rough Seas

  • December 10, 2014
The retail trade is one of the largest economic sectors in Russia and the food business dominates. Grocers represent four of the five biggest retailers.

Aiming for Victory in the Aisles

  • December 10, 2014
Russia's top four retailers are all grocery chains, a sign of the tough competition in this sector. As President of DIXY Group since 2009, Ilya Yakubson has transformed the company through a mix of organic growth and acquisition. DIXY Group is a winner in the CEO of the Year Large Company category, for growth and operating performance.

Rival Approaches to Air Travel

  • December 10, 2014
Russia's airline industry is about to undergo another wave of transformation with the launch of more budget seats through Aeroflot's Pobeda subsidiary.

Little Room for New Players in the Telecom Sector

  • December 10, 2014
Russia's telecom market is a paradox: highly competitive yet difficult to enter. With Tele2 now part of Rostelecom the country has four players on the federal level. All are involved in rolling out the latest-generation LTE services.  

Ringing the Changes

  • December 10, 2014
MegaFon has focused almost exclusively on the Russian market, where it has about 70 million subscribers. MegaFon's Executive Director, Consumer Business, Mikhail Dubin says rather than expand overseas, the company aims to offer the most advanced technology at home. MegaFon is a winner in the combined performance ranking.

Foreign Companies in Russia for the Long Term

  • December 10, 2014
Philippe Pegorier heads French power company and†train maker Alstom's operations in†Russia, Ukraine and†Belarus. And†since May, he has chaired the†Association of†European Businesses, or AEB, a†Moscow-based lobby group with over 600 member companies.

Aligning the Stars of Present and Future

  • December 10, 2014
The nexus of present and future business is to be found in education, especially where it focuses on the skills of startups and entrepreneurship. Andrei Sharonov is Dean of The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and he was also a contender for The Moscow Times Person of the Year award in 2013.

Innovation and the Bottom Line

  • December 10, 2014
A growing number of entrepreneurs is addressing the deficit of small and mid-sized companies in the Russian economy. The drivers of this growth range from investors and venture capital companies to business schools and start up academies.  

Steelmakers to Benefit from China Focus

  • December 10, 2014
The strained relations with western governments may have a silver lining for steel companies as Russia accelerates work on new pipelines to Asia.

The Moscow Times Awards

  • December 10, 2014
The mobile phone operator has been implementing a federal socio-educational project called "The Web for All Ages" for two years now, training older people to use the Web with the company's own employees and volunteers.

The Making of an Award- Winning CEO

  • December 10, 2014
BRAINFORCE AG helped to prepare the 'CEO of the Year Russia 2014' awards and it is the representative of the ranking system in both Russia and China. Martin Schneider, Chairman and CEO of BRAINFORCE and Managing Director of its German unit, explained the thinking behind the awards and what they tell us about Russian business.

CEO of the Year 2014 Medium and Large Companies

  • December 10, 2014
Doing Business in Russia 2014
Doing Business in Russia 2014
The СCEO of the Year Russia 2014Т awards come at just the right time. They celebrate the achievements of the best CEOs. They are a lesson in the possible, a benchmark to aspire to and something to be proud of.
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