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On behalf of  YPO Europe Region, Oleg Volkosh, YPO Russia, Event Champion


Position: President of Mediaplus Group RUS / YPO Impact Officer

Birthday: June 28, 1972

Hometown: Almaty

Education: Kazakhstan National University, major: Television Journalism (1994)


1990 -1991 - administrator at State Television and Radio of the Kazakh SSR.

1991-1992 - producer of the international television competition "Voice of Asia".

1992 - founded Rival advertising agency and became its head.

1993 - founded and became the head one of the first commercial media holdings in Kazakhstan—the television and radio company "31 kanal".

1994 -1996 - founder and CEO of the company "RosMediaMonotoring" (RMM).

1996 - 2002 - Sale of RMM's share to Gallup Media research company and creation of Gallup AdFact monitoring company, CEO of Gallup AdFact.

2002 - sale of Gallup AdFact to the international group WPP and transfer to Media Arts communications group to the position of CEO of FCB international agency.

2009 - Senior Vice President of Media Arts Group.

2010 - President of Media Arts Group holding.

Since 2016, Oleg Volkosh has been the head and partner of Mediaplus Group Russia, part of Serviceplan international network media holding.

In 2012, Oleg Volkosh joined YPO. Since 2016, he has been a member of Executive Committee of YPO Russia, PR and Communication Officer, and in 2017, he became the head of the Russian branch of YPO and became the Chapter Chair of YPO Russia. In 2018, he joined YPO Europe Board and Executive Committee. Since 2018, the first YPO Impact Officer in Europe.

MEDIA ARTS - the largest Russian communications holding. In 1989, Dmitry Chernyshenko founded Media Arts group of companies.

Services include all types of marketing services and production of advertising materials. Clients are major Russian and international companies (Rosneft, VTB Group, Wimm Bill Dann, Mars and others).

Since 1999, Media Arts has been the representative of FCB international network in Russia.

Since 2002, the geography of Media Arts Group offices has been expanding. FCB MA Moldova agency has been created. Business has been actively growing in Kiev. The division in Kazakhstan has also become part of FCB network.

In 2005, media spaces purchases were separated into a separate business and merged into the new buying company MAGMA. Media Arts Group strengthened the BTL direction; as a result, the Simple MA structure was created, the center for planning and managing BTL projects of the group. Continuing to develop in the BTL direction, the group organized the company Priz & MA with expertise in event marketing. Media Arts' international bids for state campaigns (the Sochi 2014 Olympics, the Kazan 2013 Universiade, World Skills Kazan 2019, World Cup Russia 2018) have brought victory to the country many times.

According to the total rating of the volume of media purchases since 1998, the holding holds a stable seventh place among the largest Russian advertising and communication groups (ratings of Adindex/RBC Daily; AKAR/Sostav).

Since January 2017, the Media arts group of companies has been part of Serviceplan international network, representing the interests of its media division Mediaplus on the territories of Russia and the CIS countries.

MEDIAPLUS - the company Mediaplus, founded in 1983, is the largest independent media agency in Europe with its headquarters in Munich and offices in all major countries of the world.

The Agency is part of the largest and most diversified agency group in Europe – SERVICEPLAN, whose activities are built in accordance with the concept of "House of Communication" – a fully integrated agency model that combines all types of communication disciplines and specialists under one roof.

The Russian representative office of Mediaplus combines various competencies for working with data, digital and traditional media in accordance with the principles that are broadcast to the entire group, which provides a full cycle of marketing communications and solutions to any communication tasks of the customer. Thanks to long-term successful practice in the field of integrated media planning, research and innovation in media, it can confirm a high level of knowledge, as well as guarantee the quality of work and comfortable customer support.

The agency's services also include: strategic and tactical media planning, media audit, SMA (Social media analytics), providing analytics on various mass media, as well as optimization of advertising campaigns expenses.

Today, the team has about 200 employees in Russia, and clients include Renaissance Credit, Boiron, AvtoVAZ, Mitsubishi Motors, and Yevropeiskaya media gruppa.

In Russia, Mediaplus Group is one of the top 10 largest media groups and is the largest Russian communications holding.

YPO - the largest global organization of business leaders from different countries, based on the principles of equality and diversity.

The organization's mission is to create unique opportunities for development and continuous growth of its members to improve the global business climate and expand cooperation between countries. YPO was founded in 1950 and today unites about 29,000 members with total company revenue of more than $10 trillion and 22 million employees in more than 130 countries, including Russia.