Success stories

From zero to 300,000

VRP Consulting is a global IT firm that counts global players like Facebook, Burberry and Rolls-Royce among its clients. From its office in Belarus it directs its activities in Europe, the second most important market after the United States. Nastassia Shabasovich supports the team in Minsk and is responsible for expanding business in Germany. Continue reading

On the Path to Success with Artificial Fibres

Chemical firm expands its customer base and develops new materials

Iryna Smartselava works for Europe’s largest producer of artificial fibres, SvetlogorskKhimvolokno AG in Belarus. The state enterprise set up a new product line two years ago to produce multilayer non-woven fabrics. These so-called laminates are breathable and are popularly used in hygiene products. Continue reading

German Measuring Technology for the Belarusian Market

Kirill Filippenko’s family are among the pioneers in the private sector in Belarus. Immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, his father established one of the first private companies in the former Soviet Union. And this “entrepreneurial gene” has been passed on to his son. Upon completing his degree in systems engineering and an MBA, he began working at his parents’ company. Continue reading

Irina Skakun – Negotiate Better

When Irina Skakun came to Germany for the MP, she was still working as Sales and Development Manager for EKOTrade in Minsk, a trading company for foodstuffs and additives. She now successfully imports EU goods for the wholesaler Agroproduktservis – thanks to the MP. Continue reading

Juri Smirnov, Andrei Romanjuk – New fields of activity for Belarusian advertising professionals

As the managing director and owner of his small advertising agency, Belorg S, Juri Smirnov is responsible for almost everything from the financial planning to the fitting of door locks. Six years ago, the trained marketing specialist took over the family business and expanded it further. In addition to standard services such as the creation of logos and print products, his company also offers customers multimedia and outdoor advertising solutions. Continue reading