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Elena Sukacheva

Elena joined the Economist Group in 2011. As Managing Director of the Global Content Solutions Units and Global Events she leads global teams that develop and execute over 100 content marketing campaigns and over 60 events worldwide. Prior to this appointment Elena was Senior Vice-president of Circulation, Americas and Head of Integrated Marketing, Americas.

Elena has held a variety of strategy and marketing posts prior to her time at The Economist. Formerly Senior Director of Strategy for the Beverages Unit at Kraft Foods, Elena was responsible for key strategic initiatives for brands such as Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Gevalia and Kool Aid. Elena also ran the ecommerce coffee business for Kraft.

Prior to Kraft, Elena was Associate Partner at McKinsey and Co, serving the retail and consumer packaged goods clients. She was also Vice-president, Brand Strategy on the Cadillac and Pontiac accounts at Leo Burnett’s Detroit office and prior to this position she held and Account Director role at Publicis United’s Moscow office. Elena started her career as a broadcast journalist in Moscow on a First National channel.

Elena holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Communications from Wayne State University and a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Moscow State University.  


Jeff Pundyk

As Global Vice President of Content Solutions at The Economist Group Jeff works with a team that includes journalists, researchers, editors, analysts, social media managers and creatives who produce and distribute thought leadership based on their proprietary research.
Prior to joining The Economist Group, Jeff spent 10 years at McKinsey & Co., where he was publisher of The McKinsey Quarterly.

Jeff started his career writing obituaries at a daily newspaper in New Jersey. After years as a reporter and editor there, he segued to B2B tech publishing, where he was the founding editor of TechWeb in the early ‘90s.

In addition to his work with The Economist Group, Jeff is a regular columnist for CMO.com, where he writes about Digital Disruption.  Follow Jeff on Twitter: @Jpundyk


Irene Mia

As Global Editorial Director Irene is responsible for leading and growing the Thought Leadership business globally according to the Economist Group’s standards of editorial quality, creativity and independence. She also develops and oversees large global client relationships from an editorial perspective playing a key role in disseminating and presenting the Economist Group's views and work to clients and other high-level audiences around the world.

Previously, Irene was regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), where she provided intellectual and strategic leadership to the regional editorial team within the EIU's Country Analysis division.

Before joining the Economist Group, Irene was a director and senior Economist within the Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance at the World Economic Forum and she has written and spoken extensively on issues related to national competitiveness and development.

Before joining the World Economic Forum, Irene worked In various positions across the international affairs and international trade divisions at the headquarters of Sudameris Bank in Paris.

Irene holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the Institute for the Studies of the Americas, London University, and a PhD in International Economic and Trade Law from L. Bocconi. She speaks Italian, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Mina Seetharaman

Mina Seetharaman is the Global Director of Content Strategy in The Economist Group’s Content Solutions Unit. In this role she develops content marketing programs designed to help clients meet specific marketing and audience objectives leveraging the full suite of The Economist Group’s broad portfolio of content offerings. 

Prior to joining The Economist Group, Mina was an Executive Director and co-founder of OgilvyOne’s Content Marketing and Advanced Video Practices. There she focused on how content can play a role in the brand-customer engagement experience, from the early stages of a journey, through loyalty and advocacy activities across all channels.

Mina’s clients have included Citigroup, HSBC, GE, American Express, SAP, Dove, Kraft, Time Warner Cable, DuPont, IHG, UPS, IBM, FM Global, Philips, Nestlé and TD Ameritrade. She has also worked at IconNicholson (now Digitas|LBi) and The New York Times Digital. She holds a BA in German and Russian from McGill University and an MA in Journalism from NYU.

Mina lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children who regularly remind her that, regardless of what’s on her business card, they are still the boss of her.


Heidi D’Agostino

Heidi D’Agostino is the Global Director of Research at the Economist Group. She has developed, implemented and interpreted numerous global research programs in the corporate, not-for-profit and governmental sectors. She specializes in addressing client needs using the full sphere of research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, social listening, traditional media, and secondary/public data).

Heidi is best known for her global thought leadership research experience in which she has leveraged corporate, agency and academic collaborations to shed light on a social issue or trend. Prior to joining the Economist Group, she co-authored a number of white papers and journal articles including: Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty (2004, 2005, 2006), Children's Pastimes and Play in Sixteen Nations: Is Free-Play Declining?: American Journal of Play (2009), Huggies Every Little Bottom: Diaper need in the U.S. and Canada (2010), and Social marketing at a critical turning point, Journal of Social Marketing (2012). She received her Bachelors of Arts from New York University.


Genevieve Moore

Genevieve Moore joined the Economist Group in 2007 and is currently the Vice-president of Business Development for the Content Solutions team with commercial responsibility for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  She has worked at the intersection of media, research, and custom content for over 20 years.  She started her career in the early days of the Internet at Wired/ HotWired, then moved to a sales strategy role within Yahoo’s international team.  She then spent several years within boutique marketing research firms conducting quantitative and qualitative research on behalf of Fortune 500 clients including GE, JP Morgan Chase, Dell and others.  Leveraging both her media background and research experience, Genevieve has been instrumental in helping structure award winning content and communications programs for the Economist Group’s largest clients.

Genevieve has lived and worked in Barcelona, Paris, Beijing, New York, San Francisco and London and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  


Anna-Louise Maloney

In her current role as Head of Marketing for The Economist’s Content Solutions unit Anna-Louise has worked with a range of clients including: Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, HP, Statoil, Janssen, Novartis, BNY Mellon, Zurich, Aviva, PWC, Deloitte, EY, CISCO, Accenture managing a global team and overseeing the execution of over 120 programmes annually.

She started her career in the City of London and  holds a BA in English Literature and Spanish from Surrey University, a professional marketing diploma from the London School of Marketing and a Marketing Certificate from City University, London. 

Born in Hong Kong, raised in London and currently living in New York she considers herself a global citizen.


Laurel West

Laurel West is editorial director, Asia. She has lived in Asia for more than 20 years, including 12 years spent in The Economist Intelligence Unit's core country analysis division covering India and South-east Asia. Many of her recent thought leadership projects have focused on China. She has a wide range of interests, including globalisation, education, the evolution of consumer markets in Asia and women's issues (both in overall development and the corporate world). 


Monica Woodley

As editorial director, EMEA Monica manages a team of editors. In her five years with the Economist Group, she personally has managed research programmes for companies such as Barclays, BlackRock, State Street, BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, EY, Deloitte and PwC, on topics ranging from the impact of financial regulation, to the development of innovation ecosystems, to how consumer demand is driving retail innovation.

Monica regularly chairs and presents at Economist Events, such as the Insurance Summit and the Future of Banking, as well as third-party events such as the Globes Israel Business Conference, the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights and the Geneva Association General Assembly. Prior to joining The Economist Group, Monica was a financial journalist specialising in wealth and asset management at the Financial Times, Euromoney and Incisive Media. She has a master’s degree in politics from Georgetown University and holds the Certificate of Financial Planning.

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