Promoting Understanding of Russia

A View of Moscow's Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Moscow's Borodinsky Bridge at Night
"Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" Statue, Russian Exhibition Center, Moscow
AFP #9 Fellows in the town of Gorodets near Nizhny Novgorod
AFP #9 Fellows visiting Moscow's Skolkovo School of Management
AFP #8 with President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus
center left
and President of Alfa-Bank Petr Aven
center right
One of the islands of the Valaam Archipelago visited by AFP #9 Fellows
AFP #6 Fellows in Baku, Azerbaijan
AFP #9 Fellows in Sochi

Alumni Profiles

Name Group Fellowship Year Workplacement Area of Expertise
Arthur, Taryn AFP# 7 2009-2010 Otkritie Financial Corporation Investment Strategy
Battle, Hans AFP# 3 2005-2006 Solntse Mexico M&A
Bayer, Edith AFP# 6 2008-2009 Baker and McKenzie; KfW Carbon Fund Environmental Law and Public Policy
Beavin Patten, Amy AFP# 7 2009-2010 Center of Political Technologies Center for Business Ethics Public Policy
Bell, Christopher AFP# 9 2011-2012 Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund Infrastructure Finance
Bentley, Merideth AFP# 7 2009-2010 Green Cross Russia, Moscow, Russia Environmental Law
Blong, Matthew AFP# 10 2012-2013 Nalco (an Ecolab Company)
Burns, Scott AFP# 5 2007-2008 Alfa Capital Partners Development / Finance
Citron, Laura AFP# 7 2009-2010 The PBN Company Government Relations
Clark, William AFP# 3 2005-2006 Tambeineftegaz Financial modeling
Clausen, Nathan AFP# 1 2003-2004 Institute for Economic Analysis Economic Research
Conaty, Elsa AFP# 8 2010-2011 Urban Economics Institute Economic Policy
Davery, Seraphina AFP# 10 2012-2013 CTC Media, Inc.
de Zardain, Paul AFP# 1 2003-2004 TNK BP
Drotar, Jeffrey AFP# 10 2012-2013 Deutsche Bank
Elks, Sonia AFP# 10 2012-2013 Reuters Journalist/Reporter
Fean, Dominic AFP# 10 2012-2013 Electricite de France (EDF)
Fengler, Paul AFP# 5 2007-2008 Alfa Bank International economic development, start-up and project management
Fisher, Nicholas AFP# 7 2009-2010 Human Capital LTD Media Consulting
Fowler, Marcy AFP# 8 2010-2011 Carnegie Moscow Center Nuclear Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Policy
Freese, Susan AFP# 5 2007-2008 Higher School of Economics; BBDO Russian Linguist
Gagas, Adam AFP# 3 2005-2006 Alfa Capital Partners
Gianneschi, Allison AFP# 5 2007-2008 NIKKOLO-M
Goad, Timothy AFP# 4 2006-2007 Vostsibexportles, Irkutsk
Grayson, Marina AFP# 6 2008-2009 UNHCR; Human Rights Watch
Grenfell, Andrew AFP# 9 2011-2012 Russian Microfinance Center; Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund Local Government
Grenfell, Penny AFP# 10 2012-2013 FAIRGirls / Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund
Harrington, Mary AFP# 6 2008-2009 Standard & Poor's
Hendley, Michael AFP# 8 2010-2011 BOA Merrill Lynch Equity Research
Hickerson, Thomas AFP# 6 2006-2007 Microsoft Russia IT, Marketing, International Business
Hodge, Nathan AFP# 3 2005-2006 Ekspert Magazine Journalism
Horn, David AFP# 7 2009-2010 AMD Energy Policy
Hunter, Abigail AFP# 10 2012-2013 Boston Consulting Group
Jacobson, Leon AFP# 8 2010-2011 Akin Gump; Human Rights Watch International Law
Jarrell, Jason AFP# 4 2006-2007 TNK-BP
Javed, Sofia AFP# 9 2011-2012 The Associated Press Journalism
Jones, Kevin AFP# 5 2007-2008 Carnegie Moscow Center
Jones, Patrick AFP# 8 2010-2011 PepsiCo Sales & Distribution of Consumer Goods
Kates, Glenn AFP# 9 2011-2012 The New York Times Digital Journalism
Kay, Lawrence AFP# 8 2010-2011 World Bank Energy
Keith, Laura AFP# 9 2011-2012 The PBN Company Government Relations
Koban, Ksenia AFP# 5 2007-2008 Planet Finance, Moscow Municipal finance and investment
Koppel, Catherine AFP# 8 2010-2011 Reuters Television Journalism
Kreidler, Michael AFP# 6 2008-2009 European Public Policy Advisors
Kumar, Neal AFP# 5 2007-2008 TNK BP
Lahan, Amanda AFP# 3 2005-2006 Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Expert Institute Strategic Communications, International and Public Relations
Latta, Anthony AFP# 6 2008-2009 Microsoft, Russia, Anti-Corruption Department
Le Jeune, Christine AFP# 6 2008-2009 Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
Lindley, Jr, James AFP# 3 2005-2006 European Public Policy Advisors Energy, Franchising, Public Health, IPR
Lockwood, Alisa AFP# 8 2010-2011 Press and Political Section, Delegation of the European Commission to Russia Financial Services Volunteer Corps (USAID) Political risk


The Alfa Fellowship Program is sponsored by Alfa-Bank, and is administered in the U.S. and U.K. by Cultural Vistas and in Moscow by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue.
OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.