Dr Sakharenko has an extensive experience of rendering governmental relations, public affairs and public relation services. Working as a counsel, Oleksandr is responsible for providing analytical services to foreign and multinational companies including stakeholder mapping, opinion and intelligence gathering; stakeholder communication and outreach; association management and general business development and potential clients outreach.
Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting he worked as the government relations manager at Grayling, the world’s second largest GR, PA and PR consultancy.
Before moving to business Oleksandr had spent eight years in high positions at the Ukrainian governmental service, including the State Investments and Innovations Agency and the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine. There he was involved into development and updating Ukraine’s investment and innovation legislation, developing contacts with large sovereign and private investors, elaboration and implementation of the political reform and public information policy.
Dr Sakharenko holds a PhD (political sciences) and master’s in International Relations degrees from the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, where he gives lectures on regional studies and political systems as the Assistant Professor.