Do Russian Companies Need Consulting Services?
All the international audit and consultancy companies (McKinsey, BCG, Bain, EY, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, and others) have severed links with Russia. The strategic consulting services market almost exclusively belonged to these companies, as they had access to international expertise and an impressive portfolio of major projects under their belts. But despite their departure from Russia, the demand for consultancy services has grown considerably. The reorientation of Russian business towards the East, the development of new large-scale infrastructure projects, import substitution programmes, and the recovery of industries such as mechanical engineering, microelectronics, civil aircraft and car manufacturing will require the expertise of professional consultants. Private businesses, state corporations, line ministries and regional governments will be in need of quality consultancy services. For many years, Russian businesses have availed the services of external consultants in order to make strategic decisions. Is there any loss of quality of services offered by Russian consultancy companies? Will Russian consultancy companies be able to pick up the mantle from the foreign companies that have left? Will corporations opt to cut consultancy budgets as a result of the crisis?
Elena Mezhueva, Managing Partner, KSK Group
Denis Dybov, Director of Entrepreneurship Development Department, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Kirill Lykov, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance, T Plus
Michele Pulpito, Vice President, GIM UNIMPRESA
Mikhail Sukhov, General Director, Analytical Credit Rating Agency
Nikita Khilimonchik, General Director of SEZ PPT Orenburzhye
Sergey Shvetsov, Chairman of the Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board