Ivan Kim, Rostelecom press secretary, will take over the leadership of the technological practise of R.I.M. Porter Novelli
The Agency of Political and Business Communications will go into R.I.M. Porter Novelli, and Ivan Kim, its Head, will take the position as the Head of High Technology practice.
The agency R.I.M. Porter Novelli continues to expand its business not only through organic growth and improvement of quality and efficiency, but also by way of external acquisitions.
“We are the agency with open architecture and several professional teams have joined our company over the past decade. It is difficult to talk about takeovers in the highly fragmented Russian communications market, it is rather the integration of people, expertise, technologies, and customer bases. The team as to the Agency of Political and Business Communications is small, but extremely professional. We know them very well by our collaborative work in the past, and are confident that they will quickly and effectively blend into our team”, — said Yakov Minevich, Partner, Managing Director of R.I.M. Porter Novelli.
Ivan kim, Managing Director of the Agency of Political and Business Communications, is well-known in the market as a top-ranked specialist in the telecom industry. Over a number of years, he has worked in various Rostelecom units performing the functions of the Press-Secretary as to largest Russian telecommunication company. He has lived through ambitious campaigns as to promoting Electronic Government, regional information system development, Rostelecom re-branding, information support of “WEB-elections 2012” and many more events.
“I knew R.I.M. Porter Novelli long ago, and I have worked with them a lot as a customer. Now, we understand how we, while preserving the customer base and the best practices of the Agency of Political and Business Communications, can combine them with R.I.M. resources and team, bringing up to a new level both the quality of work as a whole and the technologies of project development and implementation that are being used. The task to update the High Technologies practice is very exiting, and in the present conditions it may become one of the key breakthrough business lines of the agency”, — said Ivan Kim.
For Porter Novelli, high-technology business has been traditionally one of the leading ones, which is confirmed by the long-term cooperation with such giants as HP, Microsoft, T-Mobile, BT, and others. In Russia R.I.M. Porter Novelli also has got vast experience of working with technology and telecommunication customers, such as Rostelecom, MegaFon, 3com, NIS GLONASS, Uptime Institute, IBM, MTS, and others. Up to this day, the position of the Head of the High Technologies practice has been vacant.
Ivan Kim was born in 1972, he graduated from the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University. In 2011, he earned MBA degree of the Higher School of Economics in the sphere of political and business communications. He started working in telecommunication industry in 2003 in the Southern Telecom Company, in 2006–2007 he was Deputy Director General of the specialized communication agency AGT Telecom, and for the next 7 years he took various positions in Rostelecom management, such as Adviser to Director General, Press-Secretary, Director of Information Support Department. In May, 2014, he established the Agency of Political and Business Communication specializing in the implementation of comprehensive projects in GR and PR field.