Nikita Kiselev has three years of experience working in the public and for-profit sectors. Nikita earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as a Master’s of Economics from the Financial University. Nikita is a Strategic Development, Global Trade, and SME Empowerment Expert. For his outstanding performance in his studies, Nikita was awarded a Russian Government personal scholarship. Nikita interned for the Russian MFA and is now a Senior Associate in the Government and Public Sector Strategy Consulting department of PwC Russia. In PwC, Nikita works on projects for Russian development institutes, as well as governments from MENA, Western Europe, and Central Asia. He focuses on projects in the sphere of international development, social and economic reforms on state and regional levels, and international trade-related technical assistance. He is also contributing to PwC programs aimed at enhancing business opportunities of Russian SMEs from various regions. Nikita is interested in economic development and enhancing local, small business capabilities.