Honorary Consul of | Jamaica to the Russian Federation
Chet currently holds a BA and MA in Law from the Russian People’s Friendship University and a MBA from the Business School of Kingston University in the United
Kingdom. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Alinga Consulting, a Moscow based professional service firm (acg.ru) since 1999. He has played a leading role in managing the company’s service delivery and as advisor to it’s major clients. Chet specializes in consulting on taxation of foreign companies in Russia. His experience includes: advising a large US industrial gases company on a multi-million dollar equity and debt investment into Russia; providing transaction support to a French food manufacturer acquiring a factory in the south of Russia; and providing tax structuring to a UK investor in the Russian agro sector.
Chet has helped more than 200 companies in Russia, including: Harley Davidson, Hilton and Papa John’s.
Prior to Alinga Consulting, Chet worked as a compliance lawyer in Kres FB, a Moscow based securities broker and as Country Manager for The School of Russian and Asian Studies, an education consultancy.
During his time in Moscow Chet served as a member of the Audit Commission of the Association of European Business from 2006 to 2010. This commission works closely with the Executive Board of the AEB, giving Chet considerable insight and experience in corporate governance of a leading business chamber in Moscow.
His experience in Moscow’s business community also includes being a founding member of the Small Business Forum, a business association organized in Moscow to unite and lobby the interests of both foreign and Russian entrepreneurs. To this end the Association launched “Small Business Week” in October 2000 – a series of events culminating in a conference that attracted presenters from the Russian government and State Duma.
Among Chet’s recent achievements is his appointment as Honorary Consul of Jamaica to the Russian Federation. On October 06, 2016 he received the Writ of Commission signed by Mrs. Kamina Johnson Smith, the Minister of the Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica. The ceremony took place in the Jamaican Embassy in Berlin. Apart from the issue of visas and representation of the interests of Jamaican citizens, Chet will be responsible for the promotion of business between Russia and Jamaica.
Chet is a native English speaker and speaks fluent Russian, and conversational Spanish.