Ariuna Namsrai, senior director, serves as APCO’s managing director for Russia, CIS and Central Asia, helping clients manage their most important cross-border policy and business-related issues. For more than a decade, she has worked with senior government officials and corporate executives worldwide to successfully advance their policy and business issues, and promote their strategic commercial and reputational interests in the United States and globally.
Given Ms. Namsrai’s background and knowledge of Eurasia and the United States, government and corporate clients rely on her to help them effectively position their agendas with key U.S., European and Asian audiences, including opinion influencers, the business and investment communities, political leaders and journalists. She leads efforts to utilize APCO’s International Advisory Council (IAC) – a high-level group of former government officials, journalists, business leaders and public relations experts – to develop effective solutions for clients.
Ms. Namsrai, a naturalized American citizen, is a native of Mongolia. She began her career representing her native country as part of the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations in New York. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Eurasia Foundation.
Ms. Namsrai has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in international economics, with emphasis on international trade, finance and banking, from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow (MGIMO) and a Master of Arts in international development from American University in Washington, D.C. She is proficient in Russian, Mongolian, Spanish and English.