American-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Helen Teplitskaia founded the
American-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 1992. Under her
leadership, the ARCCI has evolved into a premier organization facilitating
US-Russian trade, investment and technological cooperation.
Since 1991, Ms. Teplitskaia
heads the Eurasian consulting practice of Imnex International, Inc. She
also serves as Director of International Energy Advisory Council and Adjunct
Professor of International Business and Markets at Northwestern University
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she established the Russia
program in 1998.
A distinguished expert in Russian
and Eurasian affairs, Ms. Teplitskaia assisted a variety of government
agencies and private sector companies, including the United States Agency
for International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic
of Uzbekistan, AT&T, Baker & McKenzie, Case New Holland, Gazprom,
Gillette, Ingersoll-Rand, Maytag, Motorola, Pepsi-Cola and Morgan Stanley
Dean Witter with start-up operations in Russia and other former Soviet
markets, acquisitions, direct investment, joint ventures and licensing,
political interfacing and media relations.
Ms. Teplitskaia has spoken
on a wide range of topics regarding Russian/former Soviet Union economic
and trade issues at conventions and conferences organized by the leading
government, private and academic institutions, including the U.S. Department
of State, Department of Commerce, Organization for European Co-operation
and Development (OECD), Eurasian Business Summit, Northwestern University,
Harvard University, University of Chicago, Dow Jones, Bankers Association
for Financing and Trade, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She has been featured on CNN, CNN FN, CNN
International, ABC, NBC, WTTW11, BBC, and National Public Radio programs;
the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Crains Chicago Business, and
the Journal of Commerce.
Ms. Teplitskaia holds MIS degree
from the St. Petersburg Academy of Culture and MBA from Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management.