Flexi Communications» integrated communications agency informs that its team has been complemented with Edward Baumgartner, a well-known UK expert in PR.
As the Managing Partner of FC, Edward will be responsible for promoting the corporate identity of Central Asian and Kyrgyz companies in the United Kingdom and across Europe. He is the founder of Baumgartner Ltd, a consultancy that focuses mainly on the CIS and Baltic countries. Edward has worked for ABC, Fox, The Economist Group and Global Insight, among others. Edward's professional track record speaks for itself. His joining the team of key FC team members will boost the competitive advantage of the company in the Kyrgyz market. His expertise will be of great value to Flexi Communications with regard to developing communication strategies for foreign clients, which, in turn, would help them optimize their own PR and marketing budgets. "The services provided by Flexi Communications are based on first-hand experience and expertise of employees," notes Vugar Khalilov, CEO of Flexi Communications.
From 2002 to 2005, Edward was a partner and head of the Russia and CIS business at Shared Value, a London-based investor and public relations consultancy. His role involved advising the senior management of leading regional companies on communications strategy, and his clients included Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Evraz Holding, Modern Times Group, Pharmacy Chain 36.6, Sukhoi, the Russian Regional Jet consortium, Sistema and Interros. He has also been the lead writer of annual reports for numerous Russian blue-chip companies, including Sistema, Comstar, Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods and Rosinter. In 2009, Edward was the leader and head researcher of a project to write a five-year plan to develop a strategic industry for the government of Kazakhstan, as part of the country’s accelerated industrial development and diversification program.
Edward has a BA in History from Vassar College and an MA in Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Flexi Communications is an integrated communications agency providing local and international companies in Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries with services in corporate financial communications, market regulators relations, marketing, web-design and special events planning.