Andrey Slepnev, the new director of the Russian Export Center Group, has assumed his office.
Development of non-resource exports becomes a driver for the Russian economy, and this makes REC enhance its functions and become a full-fledged headquarters for the national project “International Cooperation and Export”, both in terms of organization and essence. Today we have all conditions and resources necessary for it. We should ensure not only growth of the exporters’ number, but also the change of their structure and quality – primarily at the expense of medium-sized and small businesses. Hardly all companies consider themselves as global players, with many of them relying on the Russian market only or a narrow regional segment sometimes. They fail to realize that their product may be successful worldwide and has good prospects. Enhancing the coordinating function is the important task for us to be solved this year. Our goal is to combine the client-oriented approach with public resources and provide favorable conditions for exports in our country
Andrey Slepnev has also added that heavy investment in the foods line is needed. Last year, REC delivered excellent results in the number of supported companies and export turnover, and it was in no small part due to electronic services.
According to experts, Andrey Slepnev’s vast professional experience in developing and regulating international trade, as well as coordinating the President’s priority project “International Cooperation and Export” will make it possible to plan the work appropriately and reach high efficiency.
Andrey Slepnev was born on September 13, 1969 in the town of Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Region. He worked at the Presidential Experts Administration from 2005 to 2007, and later held posts of deputy ministers of agriculture and economic development of the Russian Federation. In 2012-2016, he was a member of the Board (Minister) of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission, and in 2016 was appointed Deputy Head of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation – Director of the Project Activity Department of the Government of the Russian Federation.