Alexey Alexandrov
Сhief Physician, Psychiatrist-narcologist, Minsk Regional Clinical Center "Psychiatry-Narcology"
Graduated from the Vitebsk State Medical University with a degree in "General Medicine". He worked as a psychiatrist at the Vitebsk Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital.
He completed the fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.
From 2005 to 2008, he worked at the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology of BelMAPO.
From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the chief narcologist of the Ministry of Health of Belarus.
From 2011 to 2016, he worked at the Department of Public Health and Healthcare of BelMAPO.
Since 2005, he is a narcologist of the first qualification category.
Since 2011, he has been working at the Minsk Regional Clinical Center "Psychiatry-Narcology". Since 2018, he has been the chief physician of this institution.
He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Belarusian Psychiatric Association.
He is a Member of the Academic Council of the state institution "Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Mental Health".
Participated in international projects with WHO.
Since 2002, he has been participating in harm reduction projects in Belarus.
Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos
Researcher, Data & Media Lab, University of Peloponnese
Physician, Public Health scientist, expert on smoking and tobacco harm reduction.
Education-Training-Medical practice:
  • 1992-1998: Medicine, 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2000: GP training at Lamia General Hospital, equivalent to S.H.O. grade (3 months)
  • 2000-2002: GP-equivalent practice at rural area of Martino and health center of Atalanti (18 months).
  • 2002-2004: Resident in department of Internal Medicine, Kastoria General Hospital (2 years training in Internal Medicine).
  • 2004-2005: Fellow in department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology clinic, Kastoria General Hospital (16 months, duties equivalent to resident).
  • 2006-2007: Military service, working as a physician in military camps in the island of Kos and in Kastoria (9 months).
  • 2007-2008: Resident in Cardiology, Cardiology Clinic of Sitia General Hospital-Crete (7 months).
  • 2008-2011: Resident in Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center-Athens Greece (41 months, completed my training in cardiology).
  • 2011-2020: Research fellow, department of Cardiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center.
  • 2013-2014: Clinical Observer and Researcher, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gathuisberg, Leuven-Belgium (Scholarship from the Hellenic Society of Cardiology).
  • 2014-present: Researcher (external associate), Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece
  • 2017-present: Researcher - Research and Teaching Fellow (external associate), National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece (now Department of Public and Community Health, University of West Attica).
  • 2018: Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Patras Medical School.
  • 2019-2020: Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2020-present: Researcher (external associate), Data & Media Lab, University of Peloponnese, Greece.

Sergey Filippov

Advisor to the Director, All-Russian Research Institute of Tobacco and Tobacco Products on technical regulation issues
Worked for British American Tobacco as a Regulatory Affairs Manager (1996-2001).
From 2001 to 2015, he was the Deputy General Director of the Tabakprom Association (Russian Association of Tobacco Manufacturers).
Since 2015, he has been an expert at the Council for the Development of the Tobacco Industry and the Union of Consumer Market Participants.
Since 2018, he has been an Advisor to the Director of the All-Russian Research Institute of Tobacco and Tobacco Products on technical regulation issues.
Evgenia Gnuchikh
Deputy Director for Research and Innovation, Federal State Budget Scientific Institution all-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Tobacco, Makhorka and Tobacco Products
Evgenia Gnuchikh is a Deputy Director for Research and Innovation of the Federal state budget scientific institution all - Russian scientific research institute of tobacco, makhorka and tobacco products (FSBSI ARSRITTP) in Krasnodar. Evgenia Gnuchikh is a Candidate of Technical Sciences.
She is an author of the doctoral dissertation on the topic "Scientific and practical justification and improvement of technologies for tobacco products of reduced toxicity with the development of innovative methods for a comprehensive assessment of the quality and safety of finished products." She is an author of 54 scientific papers. Currently, Evgenia Gnuchikh is one of the most authoritative scientists in the field of tobacco and tobacco products research with more than 15 years of experience in this field.
Alexander Grek

Editor-in-Chief, TechInsider

  • A physicist by training.
  • He worked as an editor in the magazine "Expert" and the newspaper "Vedomosti".
  • He headed the editorial offices of the magazines "Popular Mechanics", "National Geographic", "Best Life".
Sergey Katasonov
Head of the Expert Council for the Development of Competition in the Markets of Nicotine-Containing Products, The State Duma
Education:
  • In 1980, he graduated with honors from the secondary school N 50 named after N.E. Zhukovsky in Orenburg.
  • In 1985, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Agricultural Mechanization of the Orenburg Agricultural Institute.
  • In 1985, he started his career as an assistant and then senior lecturer at the Department of Mechanization of Animal Husbandry of the Orenburg Agricultural Institute.
He has academic degrees: Candidate of Technical Sciences (1989), Doctor of Economics (2006).
Academic titles: Associate Professor (2004), Professor (2008).
He is a Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. He began exercising his powers in 2012. In the State Duma he is the first Deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, a member of the State Duma commission for reviewing federal budget expenditures aimed at ensuring national defense, national security and law enforcement. He is a member of the trilateral commission on inter-budgetary relations and an interdepartmental working group monitoring the development of the situation in the subjects of the Russian Federation.
In 2015, he entered the TOP-5 rating of the ISEPI Foundation of LDPR deputies who have high chances of being re-elected to the State Duma in single-mandate districts.
In 2016, he was elected to the State Duma of the seventh convocation.
Gintautas Kentra

Doctor-expert, National Association "Densaulyk"

In 1993 he graduated from the Alma-Ata State Medical Institute - general medicine and specialization in therapy. He worked as an ambulance doctor, a doctor in the therapeutic department of the City Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Almaty, a doctor at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK, deputy. chapters doctor GLB No. 5 in Almaty, head of the medical service of the penitentiary system of the Criminal Penitentiary System for the city of Almaty and Almaty region. In Atyrau on the Kashagan project in the oil and gas company "Batemen oil and gas". Work in pharmaceutical companies. Since 2020 doctor-expert of the program "Harm Reduction from NCDs" in NGO "Aman-Saulyk" and ALE "Densaulyk".

Gulnar Kurbanbayeva

 Expert, National Association "Densaulyk"
She was born in 1964 in Karaganda.  She has economic and legal higher educations. Since 1986 she has worked in the coal industry. From 1991 to 1998, she worked in state bodies (the administration of Karaganda and the Karaganda region). From December 1998 to the Present she has been the head of the Association of Entrepreneurs of the Karaganda region. Since 2009 she has been the co-head of the Expert Group on Entrepreneurship under the Interdepartmental Commission of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Entrepreneurship. She is the Head of the Project team for the introduction of new approaches to state regulation of entrepreneurial activity in Kazakhstan. Since 2015 she is a member of the NCD working group, an author of a number of studies on the economic evaluation of the introduction of alternative tobacco products with nicotine-containing products, as well as on changing the state regulation of alcohol and nicotine-containing products. She is a Public Assistant to the Vice Speaker of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Andrey Loskutov
President, Russian Cigar Union
Andrey Loskutov is the President of the Russian Cigar Union, an author of 10 books, a public man.
He was born in Volgograd. He lives in Moscow.
He heads the Nicotine Alliance which represents the tobacco industry in the legislative and executive authorities of Russia.

Johann Rossi Mason

Founder, Mason & Partners
Medical-scientific journalist, born in 1969. She collaborated with La Repubblica for 10 years. Of an Italian mother and an American father, his roots go back to the four corners of the world. She specializes in psychiatry, neuroscience, human ethology, cultural anthropology and social psychology. Johann Rossi Mason has collaborated with the most important Italian newspapers. She founded the communication agency Mason & Partners which works with the most important pharmaceutical companies and scientific companies. In 2021 she founded the MOHRE Mediterranean Observatory for Harm Reduction in Medicine. She is the editorial director of the Mohre.it portal. She is a radio and TV presenter (Rai). She has written 10 books, including three on smoking and the harm caused by tobacco.
Tatyana Naumova
Project Manager, NTV
Project Manager of NTV, Gazprom-media.
25+ projects on federal channels (editor-in-chief, author-presenter, producer, project lead). Education: LSE, HSE. Interests: spiral dynamics, creative thinking, EQ.
Professional moderator and facilitator.

Erken Naurzbekov

 Deputy Director, Department of Agro-Industrial Complex and Food Industry, Atameken

Tatyana Perezhogina

Head of the Testing Center for Tobacco and Tobacco Products, All-Russian Research Institute of Tobacco, Shag and Tobacco Products

Meiram Raganin

President, Expert Society of Dentists of Kazakhstan
  • 1989-1991 City dental clinic of Ust-Kamenogorsk - Dentist
  • 1991-1991 Karaganda State Medical Institute. Department of Pediatric Dentistry Assistant Professor
  • 1991-1994 Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Dentistry childhood Alma-Ata State Medical Institute. Graduate student
  • 1991-1994 Alma-Ata State Medical Institute, Department of Pediatric Dentistry Assistant Professor in combination
  • 1994-1999 LLP "Medical Center" Avicenna "Dentist
  • 2000-2004 Clinic LLP «NAN & K» Head doctor
  • 2004 The Kazakh State Medical Academy. Astana Assistant of the Department of Dentistry
  • 2004 The Kazakh State Medical Academy. Astana Deputy Dean pediatric, dental faculties
  • 2005-2006 Kazakh State Medical Academy. Astana Head of the Department of Dentistry
  • 2006-2009 Doctorate at the Department of Childhood Kazakh National Medical University Dental them. SD Asfendiyarov Doctoral
  • 2009-2014 LLP "Center for Medical Technology" Maryam, "the Director-General
  • 2014 Family and Preventive Dentistry Head doctor

Svetlana Romanovskaya

Chairman of the Board, National League of Consumers of Kazakhstan
Academic titles, degrees, activities:
  • Candidate of Legal Sciences, dissertation topic: "Legal culture of the individual in civil society".
  • Conducted more than 360 trainings. She is a professional facilitator, has led and coordinated about 20 conferences, 30 round tables.
Work experience:
  • Head of the organization and management of wholesale and retail trade in Auezovsky district Food Trade (1984).
  • Chief Accountant and Head of the company "Shart-7" (1991-1994).
  • Vice-President of the Public Association of Lawyers "Legal Initiative" (1994-1996).
  • President of the Association of Impeccable Business Enterprises (since 1996).
  • Chairman of the Board of the "National League of Consumers of Kazakhstan" (since 1994).
  • Contract trainer of the International Foundation "Konterpart Consortium" (since 1998).
  • Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Law of the Higher School of Law "Adilet", teacher of the subject "Practical and theoretical foundations in the field of Consumer Rights Law" (2001-2003).
  • Chairman of the Board of the NGO "League of Training Trainers" (since 2002).
Zhazira Shuikebaeva
Director, Technical Regulation Department, Atameken
Alexey Trofimov
Deputy Director for Science, Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science Institute of Biochemical Physics named after N.M. Emanuel of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Deputy Director for Science and Head of the Laboratory of Photo- and Chemiluminescent Processes of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science of the N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCF RAS) (Moscow), Doctor of Chemical Sciences.
Specialist in the field of chemical and biochemical physics, molecular photonics and chemiluminescence, author of 83 scientific papers.
Chairman of the Dissertation Council at IBHF RAS and a member of the Dissertation Council of the Moscow State University.
Alexey Trofimov was nominated as a candidate for corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences in specialty "Chemical physics".

Naira Vardanyan

Chief Specialist of Quality Infrastructure Development Department, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia

Faruk Yener

Area Director, RUTCAB, BAT

Faruk Ener is the CEO of the new regional division of British American Tobacco and is responsible for the Group's business in eight countries, where Russia is becoming the leading market. Farook took office on January 9, 2020 and replaced Attila Kundrak, who had been managing BAT Russia since 2014.
Before coming to Russia, Faruk Ener worked at the headquarters of British American Tobacco and was responsible for the global strategy for the development of the tobacco heating system. In 2010-2012, Faruk was responsible for the brand portfolio in Japan, then until 2015 he was the Marketing Director of BAT Turkey, after which from 2015 to 2017 he headed the business in the North Africa region.
Faruk Ener was educated in industrial engineering at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. After graduating from university, he started his career at Philips Electronics.
Faruk joined the team of the Turkish division of British American Tobacco in 2002 as a Sales Director.
Zhanna Zakaryan
Head of Quality Infrastructure Development Department, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia

Andrey Zheleznov

The head of the product group “Tobacco” of the Operator of the state marking system "Honest Sign"

Prior to working with “Honest Sign”, he implemented IT projects in the b2b market, in particular:
  • development of the distribution network of the electronic reporting transmission system Contour-External,
  • launch of the electronic document management system Diadoc,
  • development of a software solution for Profitbase developers,
  • development of remote accounting service for small businesses knopka.com.
  • Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, sphere of scientific interests is ethics.