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SOME FACTS ABOUT iMARS TEAM:
We have traveled half the world, visited more than 150 countries on all continents, conquered the North Pole, swum across the icy Yenisei in early spring, which has strengthened our spirit and willpower, and our range of vision has reached its maximum – 360 degrees. iMARS team’s accolades feature four gold medals, 24 degrees with honors and we speak 12 foreign languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, and Farsi. We are certified marketing specialists, PR specialists, advertising experts, designers, journalists, linguists, lawyers, economists and political analysts. There are also highly specialized personnel available, such as military interpreters, propaganda specialists, civil aviation engineers, even nuclear physicists. The average term of work for iMARS is about five years, and we pride ourselves in staying loyal for a long time. Together we solve the most ambitious tasks for our clients.


SOME FACTS ABOUT iMARS TEAM:
We have traveled half the world, visited more than 150 countries on all continents, conquered the North Pole, swum across the icy Yenisei in early spring, which has strengthened our spirit and willpower, and our range of vision has reached its maximum – 360 degrees. iMARS team’s accolades feature four gold medals, 24 degrees with honors and we speak 12 foreign languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, and Farsi. We are certified marketing specialists, PR specialists, advertising experts, designers, journalists, linguists, lawyers, economists and political analysts. There are also highly specialized personnel available, such as military interpreters, propaganda specialists, civil aviation engineers, even nuclear physicists. The average term of work for iMARS is about five years, and we pride ourselves in staying loyal for a long time. Together we solve the most ambitious tasks for our clients.
Nikolay Kovarsky
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
A well-known Russian entrepreneur, Kovarsky held leading positions in Traktoreksport, Kaskol group, the MDM financial and industrial group, Rosneft’. Kovarsky heads several social entrepreneurial initiatives, in particular, Club 2015 – a union of managers and entrepreneurs.
Vladimir Stupnikov
Partner of iMARS, President
Partner of iMARS, President
In 2003, Mr. Stupnikov graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy. Between 2003 – 2006, he underwent professional training specializing in “Marketing and Public Relations” at the Institute of Economics and Enterprise. In the same period, he worked at the Public Relations Department of the RZhD OAO, and climbed the corporate ladder from the main specialist to Head of Information and Regional Development Department. In 2006, Mr. Stupnikov was appointed Head of the Public Affairs Office of Group E4 OAO (a corporation which specializes in industrial and power project construction). In 2008, he was named Director of Public Affairs and Relations with Government Authorities of Group E4 OAO. Since 2011, he has held the position of Business Development Director in iMARS, and became a Partner of the agency in 2014. Starting from 2015, Vladimir is President of iMARS Communications.

Since 2008, Mr. Stupnikov has been on the list of the Top 1000 professional Russian managers (according to the Managers Association and PH Kommersant). In 2016, he was within the Top 3 PR agency heads in Russia according to the TOP COMM rating. He is a member of committees of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on energy policy and energy efficiency and technical regulation, standardization and adequacy evaluation.
Elena Groznaya
Executive Partner of iMARS
Executive Partner of iMARS
In 2001, Miss Groznaya graduated with honors from the faculty of translation and interpretation of the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Linguistic University. She began her career in public relations in one of the first Russian PR agencies, Maslov PR (known as KetchumMaslov since 2010), then worked in the PR department of BBDO Group.

Miss Groznaya began working at iMARS in 2006. As Chief Operation Officer, she dealt with operation management, team formation, worked with major clients, participated in market tenders and dealt with the development of new practices and competencies, such as social networks, BTL, promotion in film industry – the practice that later on transformed into the iMARSkino brand. Starting from January 2012, she is a Partner of iMARS.
Dmitry Budanov
Director of Project PR Department
Director of Project PR Department
Mr. Budanov manages the implementation of complex communication projects, including international ones, for companies like Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Transmashholding, MRSK Center, Pipe and Tube Industry Development Fund. At different times, he was responsible for implementation of information campaigns for the Federal Passenger Company, United Wagon Company, Gazprombank, SIBUR, AKRON, EVRAZ, VEB-Leasing and other leading Russian companies in power, mechanical engineering, and metallurgy. Prior to this, he worked in Public Relations Development Company, RIA Novosti.

He served with the armed forces of the Russian Federation, including the Russian contingent of the International Peace Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Budanov also holds the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, II Degree, Medal for Strengthening Comradeship in Arms, etc.
Anna Salova
Head of the International Communications Department
Head of the International Communications Department
Anna graduated with honors from the International Journalism Faculty of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a degree in Public Relations in 2009. His career began in the sphere of BTL and integrated marketing communications, after which, as part of FleishmanHillard Vanguard she was engaged in the company’s business development process. Anna was also responsible for the agency key Russian clients promotion in foreign markets.

She has an experience in the field of public relations and reputation management, as well as integrated marketing programs for the largest Russian companies in the most diverse regions of the world: from the US and Western Europe to the Middle East and South-East Asia. In 2015, she became the owner of an international certificate of crisis management specialist in the field of communications.
Irina Galenko
Head of the #iMARSкино department
Head of the #iMARSкино department
Irina graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Altai State University in 2008. From 2008 to 2011 she had been working as a journalist on federal and local TV channels in Moscow.

Irina joined iMARS team in 2011. As a head of the #iMARSкино department Irina is working under the projects related to the cinema sector with the largest studios and film companies: Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Releasing, Yellow, Black and White, Central Partnership, Bazelevs, All Media Company, Our cinema, etc.

In 2014, she underwent professional retraining at the Business School of the Institute of Economics, Management and Law of the RSUH with the "Brand Management" qualification.
Evgeniy Sobolev
Vice Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman of the Board
He served with the armed forces of the Russian Federation, with the UN peacekeeping mission in former Yugoslavia. He also worked for Ingosstrakh, MDM Financial and Industrial Group, UGMK (Ural Mountain-Metallurgical Company), RU-COM Business Group, worked as Adviser to the Minister of the RF on issues of the Public Government. Mr. Sobolev also holds the Medal of the RF for Bravery, and has been awarded with a letter of gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.