About Us

IBLF Russia works with business, governments and civil society to enhance the contribution that companies can make to sustainable development.

Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, IBLF Russia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation currently supported by over 100 of the world’s leading businesses. IBLF Russia provides strategic counsel to companies to enable them to understand and respond to the development challenges that they face, particularly when operating in transition and emerging economies.

As well as managing a number of programmes that provide businesses with opportunities to directly enhance their impact on society, IBLF Russia helps businesses connect with other organisations and develop successful cross-sector partnerships.

Since 1990, we have worked in over 90 countries. Our work benefits from long-term relationships with regional networks across the world, many of which IBLF Russia has helped to establish or strengthen.

Our current areas of work include raising sustainable business standards, improving prospects for enterprise and employment, and enabling companies to contribute to health and human development issues.


  • International and local: we bring together senior executives of multinationals and Russian corporations around the critical management issues of the day
  • Neutral: We are not aligned to any political or private commercial interests, giving our stakeholders an enhanced level of trust and confidence in our work
  • Relevant: We focus on the critical issues affecting business in Russia today
  • Cross- sectoral: We bring together decision-makers from business, government and civil society to find solutions at the interface of business and society
  • Well-connected: We have access to the top-most levels of business and government within Russia and internationally
  • Inspiring: We stimulate new thinking and inspire senior executives to find new approaches to common management challenges

Boris TkachenkoCEO, IBLF Russia. CEO, “Youth Business Russia”. CEO, Mentoring Institute.

His past experience includes 20 years working in technical assistance projects, focused on institutional, regulatory and legal framework for small and medium-sized business development in Russia.

Boris comes to IBLF from the Russian Microfinance Centre (RMC), where he was Executive Director.

He graduated as Masters in law at Rostov-on-Don State University, continued with Post-graduate course in Law at the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Boris has also extended his higher education in the fields of psychological consulting, organizational psychology and business training delivery. He has completed professional training programmes Mentoring and Training in Cross-Sector Partnership.

Elena Emelianova Chief Accountant IBLF Russia.

She has substantial experience of working in international business and NGOs. Before joining IBLF Russia she was a chief accountant of Moscow branch of Santera Company and Marathon Oil Company. She also has worked with leading NGOs such as Open Society Institute, McArthur Foundation, and Eurasia Foundation. Elena is a member of the Institute of Professional Accountants of Moscow Region.

Natalia Antonenko IBLF Russia Project Assistant and office manager.

Before joining IBLF Russia, Natalia worked as administrative manager for international companies and was responsible for overall office maintenance, project logistics and administrative support for the professional staff. Natalia graduated from the Moscow Linguistic University.

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