GLOBAL MARINE BUSINESS ADVISORS APPOINTS ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN RUSSIA

Anna Shumeiko

Over the past 5 years Russia has placed more emphasis on their marine sector with a view to modernize manufacturing processes, embrace new technologies and ensure global competitiveness. This focus and the size of the Russian market has brought renewed interest from many in the marine sector globally who are attempting to assess the export opportunities to this market.

Russia is the largest country in the world and borders 14 countries. – Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and North Korea. It has more than 37,600 km (23,300 miles) of coastline and has always encouraged a strong ship building sector.  Most Russian ship builders are state owned with a few joint ventures to facilitate technology transfers, modernize the manufacturing process and drive competitiveness.  The industry has struggled to keep up with their domestic demand. Russia is among the ten largest economies in the world and has a population of 146 million people with more than 1,5 million pleasure boats and over 4 000 boat harbors registered. The country’s main trading partners are China, Germany, Netherlands, Belarus and the USA.

GMBA has recently reviewed this market and given its size, complexity and potential have appointed Anna Shumeiko, based in St Petersburg as an additional Russian based advisor.  Anna is well known to many in the marina sector and will work with Anastasia Kobzeva, the current Russian based GMBA advisor to look after clients interested in this market.

Anna ShumeikoAnna Shumeiko owns Yachting Lab a business involved in the design, development and construction of marinas and tourism resorts.  Anna’s involvement in the industry has spanned over 20 years. Her key competencies lay in the marina design & construction segment including the marketing & sales of marine products. Since 2002 Anna has been involved in the promotion and development of the Russian branch of Marinetek, completing over 70 projects across the Russian Federation including key marinas and boat harbours in Moscow, Sochi and St Petersburg. She has been involved in the international expansion process with Marinetek: from sales agent through to a Russian joint venture with local production.

In 2008-2011 Anna managed a newly built marina in the suburbs of St. Petersburg.  In 2015-2017 as the head of the North-West branch of the Burvestnik Group she also promoted Ferretti Yachts, Chris-Craft and Numarine Boats in Russia.

Her impressive line-up of university qualifications in economics and management ensures clients of GMBA, will have access to a well-connected advisor with considerable skills and experience within the industry. Anna has represented the International Marine Certification Institute in Russia for 5 years. Over 15 Russian pleasure boat manufacturers have come through CE-certification with her help.

Jean Michel Gaigne, GMBA France commented, “Anna has participated in World Marina conferences and hosted an ICOMIA Marinas Group meeting in St Petersburg about 10 years ago.  I was involved in this visit and the welcome Anna gave us was excellent. She is an experienced woman with strong competencies in the industry and will be an asset for GMBA and those wanting to enter the Russian market.”

Oscar Siches, GMBA Spain, also spoke extremely highly of Anna and her experience and knowledge within the industry stating, “Given the interest in this market, having someone like Anna to support clients will be invaluable and provide broader coverage for GMBA in this expansive market.”

GMBA continues to expand its portfolio of clients and advisors and is becoming a valuable resource for the marine industry.

For further information 

Jouko Huju
Email: jouko.huju@gmba.blue
Mobile: +358 40 5509310
Website: www.gmba.blue
Anna Shumeiko
Email: anna.schumeiko@gmba.blue
Mobile: +7 921 9441809

 


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