14 Oct 2013 13:43

Interfax appoints Roman Badanin head of Internet Projects Service

Interfax Information Services Group has created the post of Executive Director for its Internet Projects Service, in light of its internet business expansion, and appointed Roman Badanin to the post. Badanin has held management posts with the online publications Gazeta.ru and Forbes Online since the early 2000s.

Badanin will manage online news projects and help develop a strategy for the group in this segment.

"I‘m really pleased that Roman has joined the team. His experience, professionalism and principled approach is just what Interfax values and admires. We have an excellent audience and I am sure that it will appreciate this," said Yuri Pogorely, the executive director of the Interfax Financial-Economic Information Service.

Research group TNS says the monthly audience for popular Interfax news projects - www.interfax.ru and www.finmarket.ru - is approximately 4 million readers.

Roman Badanin graduated from the history department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He carried out research work until 2001 and from 2001 until 2011 held various managerial posts at Gazeta.Ru. He was the chief editor of Forbes Online, which is part of the Russian division of the Axel Springer publishing house, from December 2011 until September 2013.

***Interfax is the largest diversified information group in the CIS. It is acknowledged as a leader on the Russian B2B information market. Interfax was founded in 1989 when a group of journalists set up an information agency, which became the first non-government channel of real-time political and economic information about the Soviet Union.

Interfax offers political and economic news, fundamental and exchange information, professional solutions for risk management, marketing, investor relations and PR. The Group consists of a network of national, regional and local information agencies, working in Russia and throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union. Interfax clients include government institutions in Russia and the leading countries of the world, companies and banks, financial market participants and investors, and major Russian and international media outlets.

Interfax is the most cited source of information on Russia and the CIS in the foreign press and is one of the most frequently used sources of real-time information in the world.