Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard joins the Association of European Businesses (AEB)

Moscow – March 26, 2010 – Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard joins the Association of European Businesses (AEB). The AEB is  an independent non-commercial organization which was established in 1995 on the initiative of several European companies registered in the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of EU member states and the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Russian Federation. The AEB represents and promotes the interests of European companies conducting business in and with the Russian Federation.

Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard: “We are pleased to become a member of the AEB, which is the largest platform uniting European companies in Russia. Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard has extensive experience in the communications market, and I believe that our expertise in PR can be the base of fruitful cooperation beneficial to both parties. We plan to take an active part in the work of Association”.

Galina Skatkina, Head of Corporate and Public Affairs Practice of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard, will represent the agency in the AEB Corporate Communications Committee. Galina is an expert in management of corporate communications campaigns with over 10 years of experience. Before joining Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard Galina was Project Director of large PR Holding IMA Group where she was responsible for strategic management of the key clients such as Christie’s, BNP Paribas, Royal Dutch Shell, Sakhalin Energy, VTB, Storm International, etc. She was also responsible for senior management of PR support of large scale governmental projects for Administration of the President of Russia, the  Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture, Central Election Commission, and Government of Moscow.


The AEB is an independent non-commercial association funded by membership and sponsorship.

AEB membership is made up of enterprises and entrepreneurs from the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which have business activities with and in the Russian Federation. These members form the AEB General Assembly (GA), which determines the overall strategy and policies of the association.

The AEB was established in 1995 on the initiative of several European companies registered in the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of EU member states and the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Russian Federation. The mission of the AEB is to represent and promote the interests of its Members by supporting them in doing business with and in Russia through quality lobbying, information support, and through activities aimed at improving the Russian trade and business environment in conformity with internationally accepted business principles and promoting integration and partnership between the European Union (EU) and Russia.  www.aebrus.ru