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Blake Marshall is new ITIC vice president

Blake Marshall, a leading specialist on Russia and Eurasia, has joined the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) in Washington as a vice president.

He will be responsible for directing policy and programmes for ITIC’s initiatives in 85 countries, and its expansion into new markets such as Brazil.

The ITIC is a nonprofit organisation that uses research and education to promote tax reform and public-private efforts to improve the investment climate in transition and developing economies. It works closely with ministries of finance and tax authorities in non-OECD countries, as well as international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank. ITIC’s work, including analysis and capacity-building efforts is supported by more than 100 corporate sponsors such as Deutsche Bank, the China National Petroleum Corporation, IBM and Mondelez.

Marshall was formerly senior vice president and managing director of PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a strategic communications firm specialising in Eurasian markets, and before that, executive vice president of the US. Russia Business Council, a Washington-based trade association.

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