Kouriatchev, who brings with him 30 years experience in government and business, reports to APCO Europe chairman Brad Staples. He was most recently executive vice-president at World Business Solutions. Prior to that he was vice-president and head of the Moscow office of Russia Petroleum and director of government relations with tobacco company RJ Reynolds International/Russia.
Kouriatchev has also held various senior management posts in the Russian government.
‘Mikhail will be an immense help in identifying new business opportunities, gaining access to new markets and addressing regulatory barriers on behalf of our clients,’ said APCO Worldwide president and CEO Margery Kraus.