Luc Jones and Natalia Kulkova

Luc Jones
Partner / Commercial director Antal Russia
Luc Jones has been working at the Moscow ofce of Antal Russia since March 2002. Previously, he had been heading up the IT/Telecom practice at the ofce in Warsaw for between 1998 – 2000 and has also worked as a Corporate Recruiter for CRM giant, Siebel Systems, Inc covering EMEA’s emerging markets, based in Prague (2000 – 2001).
Luc is a well-known labour market and recruitment expert in Russia/CIS; the recruitment experience that he has gained in diferent countries allows him to comprehensively analyse recruitment problems and fnd lasting solutions. At the moment, Luc is a Commercial Director of Antal Russia, being responsible for building strategic partnerships with key market players in the CIS.
During his time in Russia, Luc has written two books: “Guide to Successful hiring in Russia/CIS”, and “Why Russians don’t Smile” – both are guides to doing business in Russia and CIS for foreign business people. Luc is also the author of several columns in periodicals and a frequent guest on TV & radio programmes concerning careers in Russia.
Luc is an active member of various business associations in Russia.

Natalia Kulkova
HR Director Antal Russia
Natalia has received two degrees – frst from the University of Russian Academy of Education (Psychology) and second from the State University of Management (Innovation Management). Also Natalia fnished certifed courses in such companies as SHL, CBSD, Thomas, PDI.
Natalia has successful HR experience since 1999, in such companies as “Transneft”, “Russian Standard Vodka”, Holcim Rus.
In 2012 Natalia joined Antal Russia in a role of HR Director. Natalia’s main tasks is development of the internal HR practices, improving the assessment and employee development system and strengthening the company’s employer brand.