Irina Solonova
CEO, Managing partner
at Centre of Foreign Trade Development Ruspro llc.

Centre of Foreign Trade Development Ruspro llc.
Private company

St.Petersburg, Moscow, Krasnodar

Expert in:

Finance Technology Design Environment Energy Materials Processes Construction

More about this expert:

Passion I am personally fond of any new technologies which make our life more effective and people environmental impact less destructive. Russian market is a newborn as regards environmentally friendly technologies and eco-behavior. Still the changes are visible – new generation is ready to absorb new ideas. I very welcome any new producers who would like to put new ideas/products/services/technologies to Russian market. How did I become me? I have 15 years of professional experience in both real estate eco-development and internationalization activities. In 2000 – 2011 I got practical experience in real estate and construction market in Russia working on managerial positions in such companies as SetlCity (, Management company of Industrial Construction Bank ( and GVA Sawyer ( During my time in construction industry I have been involved in numerous projects connected with redevelopment of old industrial territories into modern day mix-use projects as well as green development projects of 100-500 Hectares for new residential communities. I used to act as an active member of Ecological and Development committee in the Russian Guild of Real Estate Developers and management companies and still have good network at the organization and real estate professional community in the whole. I also participated in many architectural competitions as an organizer and/or member of the State committees responsible for choosing the best architectural projects to be realized in St.Petersburg. Starting from 2012 I have been in internationalization business, firstly working in Finnish Global Trade Organization Finpro ry (General Consulate of Finland in St.Petersburg), assisting Finnish companies from Construction, Logistics, Machinery, Maritime, Education segments to develop on Russian market. Starting from 2014 I at the helm of Centre of foreign trade development Ruspro llc. ( as CEO and managing partner. While Ruspro works in almost all market segments, my own impute is energy&efficiency in construction and different aspects of educational markets. The problems I solve Market entry solutions, partner search, establishing presence in Russia, cross border projects.