Director for Strategic Communications and Brand Development
Elena Martynova is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing. She has been working as Deputy CEO at USM, a diversified Russian holding company, since 2012. She also serves as a member of the Executive Board and Director for Strategic Communications and Brand Development of MegaFon and is a member of the Board of Directors of Kommersant Publishing House. Between 2012 2018, Elena was a member of the Board of Directors of the broadcaster UTH, which at the time was managed by USM and included Disney Russia, STS, U, MuzTV and other TV channels. Over the course of her professional career, Elena has held executive positions at several companies, including Hachette Filipacchi Publishing House, Russian Standard Corporation.
Elena is a winner of the Media Manager of Russia award. She was named PR Director of the Year at the 2020 Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards, the largest communications award in Eastern Europe, partner of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA). According to TOP COMM and Top 1000 Russian Managers ratings, she was among the top three best communication directors in Russia across all nominations in 2018-2020 and has consistently ranked first in the Diversified Holding Groups category for the last five years.
Elena graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.