Ex-Senior Vice President of the Russian Export Center Heads the International Export and Import Center

11/06/2020 10:03


The International Center for Export and Import became a member of the Association “Russian House of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation” (RH ISTC) which is a partner of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.

The new Head of the International Center for Export and Import said that the focus will be on supporting Russian exporting companies, including consulting and information.

“We also plan to cooperate with foreign companies focused on trade with Russia. I am sure that the work of the ICEI will lead to real results and mutual benefit for all sides of this large-scale project,” - Igor Zhuk said.

The International Center for Export and Import (ICEI) being a part of the RH ISTC started its work on June 1 in Moscow. The main task of ICEI is to promote and provide a full range of services to Russian export-oriented enterprises and foreign businesses.

ICEI will have three divisions: international, regional, development and training. The functioning of each of them requires a clear and detailed understanding of the existing specifics and market conditions. There are only a few high-level specialists who possess the full range of these competencies. Igor Zhuk, who headed the ICEI, is one of them.

We remind that RH ISTC provides assistance to Russian companies when entering the world market. In the current situation, when countries are experiencing self-isolation, it is extremely important for Russian high-tech companies and small and medium-sized businesses to maintain ties with foreign partner companies and increase their presence abroad. Demand for some products has seriously weakened, and in some cases this has led to the loss of entire links formed over the years of logistics chains. Knowledge of foreign markets and various aspects of their functioning increase in price. The accumulated experience should become publicly available, the Association believes.


Since 1991, Igor Nikolaevich Zhuk has worked in leading positions in insurance companies such as Soglasie And Rosgosstrakh. In August 2011, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Federal Financial Markets Service. In 2013, he became Deputy Head of the Bank of Russia's Financial Markets Service. In 2014, he became Head of the Insurance Market Department. He worked in this position until March 2018. Then Igor Zhuk became Vice-President of the Russian Export Center, where he led the “Unified Export Promotion Network”, which included 17 countries, including China, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany.