Stephanie Lvovich serves as an executive director for APCO's business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Stephanie has regional responsibility for business development and is also the global chair of APCO’s food and consumer products practice. She has 16 years of public affairs and political research experience and specializes in providing corporate positioning and strategic counsel on issue-based communication and trade association strategy and management. Ms. Lvovich has particular experience working in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and media sectors. While she specializes in these areas, she has also worked across a range of other sectors including pharmaceutical, financial services, tobacco, alcohol and international trade.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Lvovich was managing director for the Citigate GCG in London and Brussels, where she managed the European public affairs business. Prior to working for the Citigate GCG, Ms. Lvovich worked for European public policy advisers from 1998 to 2001, where she was the head of the media group. She began her career in Moscow, where she worked until 1998 as public affairs director for the U.S. CIS Strategies (the public affairs arm of PBN).
Prior to public affairs consulting, Ms. Lvovich worked in political research. From 1996 to 1997, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, conducting interviews and primary research on Islamic fundamentalism amongst Turkish political officials, members of the Parliament and civil society groups. Before living and working in Istanbul and Ankara, Ms. Lvovich worked as a researcher at the Centre for International Studies from 1994 to 1996.
Ms. Lvovich has authored articles in the field of public affairs, corporate reputation, the alcohol industry, food marketing and obesity, as well as political developments in Russia, and she has presented at conferences internationally on marketing issues concerning food and consumer products.
Ms. Lvovich’s contributions to public affairs have been recognized through a number of awards, including Pioneer to the Life of the Nation presented by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, the European Parents Association award for outstanding contribution on media and children, and the Fulbright Fellowship in 1997.
Ms. Lvovich holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Washington.