Anastasia is a sailor at heart having been out on the water from an early age. Starting her career in journalism, a stint as editor of marine magazine Captain Club quickly turned her focus back on the marine sector, where she furthered her education in the Russian Navy. She has extensive experience in event management and marketing, working at Expoforum on a number of boat shows and exhibitions. She has extensive knowledge of marine equipment and is an ardent lobbyist on behalf of the boatbuilding sector in Russia. She has worked extensively in the fields of export promotion and cluster development, helping Russian firms to export to new markets, and also assisting international firms to unlock the vast potential of the Russian boating market.