About the Center


Konstantin Panin

Prior to joining Summa Group in 2011, Konstantin Panin managed the office for Russia and the CIS for APCO Worldwide, an international public affairs firm.

From 2007-2009, Mr. Panin was deputy CEO of Basic Element, and from 2005-2007 he served as vice president for government and business relations at Shell Russia.

Between 1999 and 2005, Konstantin Panin held management positions in corporate affairs at Philip Morris International in Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and South Korea. Between 1995 and 1999, Mr. Panin served as a public-affairs and government-relations consultant to international corporations working in Russia.

He began his professional career as a freelance reporter at the Komsomolets newspaper in Rostov-na-Donu.

Konstantin Panin graduated from the Department of Journalism of Moscow State University, and earned a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.