general manager, partner

Areas of expertise:

Media relations, strategic communication, change management, reputation management, employee communication, crisis management, brand communication, personal effectiveness and media speaking skills

Professional experience: 

Mr. Ilyin started in political consulting and journalism in 1998 and has worked in public relations since 2000. Oleg managed PR and media communication projects for the leading Russian and multinational corporations, as well as governmental organizations and NGOs. In 2004-2007 he served as VP for international relations at Imageland Edelman and from October 2007 became general director of BrainBox Public Relations and member or Board of Directors at Market Group. From 2009 Mr. Ilyin serves as general director and partner of MediaFactor and Integrated Communications Network. Oleg delivered more than 50 training sessions for managers and executives in the areas of media relations management and communications.


Mr. Ilyin graduated from the Russian State Humanitarian University (RGGU), and College Francais attached to the Moscow State University (MGU). Oleg received professional training in Russia and UK. Author of 80+ publications in the Russian and foreign media, member of International Public Relations Association (IPRA), keynote speaker at the professional conferences in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, China, USA, and Canada. Oleg speaks English and French.


Indesit Company, Ariston, BAT, adidas, Samsung Electronics, SAS, BSGV, Unilever (eight brands), TNK-BP, Lafarge, Wedgwood, Absolut, Candy Elettrodomestici, Shell, Bentley, Russian Unity of Car Ensurers, Nissan Motors, Toyota Motors, Аvtomir, Stinol Plant, VKO Group, Government of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Spanish Embassy, Israeli Tourist Representative Office.