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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstab, Kazakhstan, 2009/04/02 - A first Bishkek based communications agency in Central Asia, serving clients from western countries.
Flexi Communications provides services in corporate finance communications, marketing, liaising with market regulators and organizing specialized events. The company focuses on successful brands and growing public companies in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Flexi Communications is a regional communications consulting center for foreign investors and companies that operate in or plan to enter the markets of the countries located in the Central Asian region.
Flexi Communications is founded and headed by Vugar Khalilov, who has extensive experience working in British media industry and communications consulting. The company is headquartered in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. The agency enjoys established relationships with communications agencies in London and Moscow.
According to Mr. Khalilov, today’s corporate finance communications consulting market in Central Asia and specifically in Kyrgyzstan is underdeveloped. “Projects in this field are implemented by foreign PR agencies. However, few people know that those are not familiar enough with the specifics of regional markets. Flexi Communications integrated all these aspects and put the Western expertise in geographic proximity to the companies in need of professional services in corporate and personal image,” commented Vugar Khalilov.
Flexi Communications (flexicommunications.com) already carries on cooperation with such successful companies as OJSC AsiaUniversalBank, CJSC Central Asian Stock Exchange, CJSC MGN Group and CJSC Pharmaco Group.
Eugene Gourevitch, General Director of MGN Group, “The current economic crisis has undoubtedly cast a shadow of skepticism and caution on the attitude of global investors. They are increasingly wary of their existing counterparties and are even more fearful of dealing with new ones. Ironically, the Central Asian markets that are currently experiencing image problems in the eyes of Western investors are lacking the presence of professional communication firms willing to combat those perception problems through the implementation of a coordinated communications strategy for their clients. In this environment of fear, a firm that takes its communications and image efforts seriously will undoubtedly improve its chances of gaining new partnerships and prevail over its competitors who choose to ignore it. MGN welcomes Flexi’s debut on the market as a long-delayed necessity that is certain to improve not only the image of its clients but of Central Asia on the whole”.
Aibek Sultangaziev, the press-secretary of the Kyrgyz Prime Minister, notes, “The perception of Kyrgyz enterprises by the business community is of great importance, since it is one of the main components of the general image of the country. The more information is available in regards to investment opportunities in Kyrgyzstan and promising Kyrgyz companies, the broader scope of investors will find the country appealing”.
Vugar Khalilov previously worked as a presenter and a producer for the BBC Russian Service at the BBC World Service headquarters in London. He was also a partner at Peregrine Communications, one of the leading British corporate finance communications agencies.