New IYC Russia office opens in Moscow
IYC has continued the strategic expansion of its wide global network with the opening of its new IYC Russia office, based in Moscow. The company has identified Russia as a country of key importance, with the IYC Russia team now in place to provide specialist on the ground support for the active local market.
The new office will be headed by Marat Urusov. Having worked in the yachting industry since 2014, previously heading the brokerage department at West Nautical, Marat has a long background in the luxury industry and marketing having studied international marketing and economics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) followed by an MBA at the Academy of National Economy. Prior to entering the yachting sector he worked in the luxury car sector in positions including the Head of Sales and Marketing at Bentley Russia. Over the past three years Marat has enjoyed tangible success as a broker, building an impressive list of yacht sales of both new construction and second hand yachts. His extensive marketing experience, paired with a deep knowledge of the luxury and yachting industries, make him ideally qualified for supporting IYC’s valued Russian clients and for developing the company’s presence in this important global hub.
Marat Urusov says: “I am excited to join IYC family and look forward to combining my knowledge and experience to explore and develop new business opportunities. This is a great company with a long established name and high quality services. IYC’s approach to the industry is very much in line with my vision and nature and I‘m happy to be the part of fantastic team during this important step in the journey”.
Along with Marat the new Moscow office will also be home to a highly experienced team, all native Russian speakers, offering their expert knowledge and support to IYC’s Russian clients. The Russia office will link up with the company’s global office network and industry-leading team, providing full support and premium services for IYC Russia’s clients no matter where they are in the world.