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Movers and Shakers

Nigel Turner a Chief Executive Officer of BMI, one of the UKs largest airlines since 2004, has become head of the newly launched daily roundtrip service between Moscows Domodedovo and Londons Heathrow which began in October 2006. BMI has a commercial agreement with Transaero, the Russian Federation carrier which simultaneously launched the route, effectively doubling the number of roundtrip flights between the two airports to 4 per day. A graduate of Sheffield University in 1980 Mr.Turner was promoted to finance director of BMI in 1994. In 2002 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the entire British Midland PLC group. Nigel had responsibility for procurement and charter activities within BMI, with a particular emphasis on aircraft procurement and airport charges.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Tebbutt-Ford has joined the ProLogics Group as Business Development Director in Russia. Marcus has been living and working in Russia for more than eleven years, much of that time spent in risk management at DRUM Resources and more recently as a consultant at British American Tobacco. Following a six month break in the UK to spend time with his wife and newborn son, Marcus will now be responsible for developing the existing ProLogics outsourcing services, including industrial personnel, owner/operated truck fleet and in-store merchandising teams.

 

 

 

David Thomaes has strengthened the DTZ global corporate services team in Russia by his appointment as Consultant in Occupier Services. Prior to joining DTZ, Mr.Thomas was head of corporate sales and development for Move One Relocations in Moscow and held the role of country manager for Move One in the Czech Republic and Slovakia prior to coming to Moscow. His experience in retail sales, direct sales and corporate management spans 13 years. David is a graduate of Fanshawe College in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No More Sauteed Kangaroo Liver at Dougs Steak House

ANZBIR (Australian New Zealand Businessmen in Russia), a Moscow-based networking club for antipodeans, had its first event after an 18 month hiatus. on October 19th at the newly opened Doug's Steakhouse. David Gorrel, an Australian expatriate business consultant, has taken over the reins of the club, and was delighted with this first event of the season. Approximately 50 expatriates and businessmen from various countries (not limited to Australasia) turned up for the event. The Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand were in attendance as well. Sponsorship was provided by DHL; CIS operations of DHL are run by New Zealand expatriate Garry Kemp. Mr. Gorrel had this to say on the future of ANZBIR: "I am very pleased with the turn out for this first event, and we plan on many more over the coming months. ANZBIR plans to link up with various other expatriate business clubs in town to create truly valuable networking events that hopefully shall benefit all, no matter where you are from. While we were glad to see that Dougs Steak House serves nothing but the finest steak imported from Australia, and great Australian shiraz to boot, we are quite disappointed that they have removed sauteed kangaroo liver from the menu.

ANZBIR can be contacted at anzbir@gmail.com







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