Tom Blackwell heads EM, a financial communications consultancy focused on Russia and emerging markets, with offices in New York, London, Moscow and Hong Kong. EM was created following a successful MBO and carve out from M: Communications, where Blackwell was the Managing Director of the UK agencys Russian office.
Prior to joining M: Communications, Tom worked for The PBN Company (part of WPP), where he was Managing Director of the firms Moscow office and also led its international financial communications practice in Russia.
Among Toms particular areas of expertise are IPO communications, and he has led the communications for more Russian IPOs than any other professional in the market. In addition, Tom has substantial experience managing the communications for privatisations, major cross-border M&A transactions and shareholder activism campaigns. Tom has a first-class degree in Modern Languages from the University of Durham and is a fluent Russian speaker.