July 30, 2013 14.02 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Russia’s CTC Media has appointed Yuliana Slashcheva as its new CEO, effective August 1.
She will succeed Boris Podolsky, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Slashcheva was most recently president and CEO of Mikhailov & Partners, Russia’s largest domestic strategic communications company.
She first joined Mikhailov & Partners in 1994 and subsequently held senior positions at BBDO, ESN Group and Kolenergo.
Commenting on her appointment, Angelo Codignioni, co-chairman of CTC Media, said: “We are delighted to welcome Yuliana to CTC Media. Yuliana has the leadership experience, management skills and strategic vision to lead the company to even greater success in the future.”
Lorenzo Grabau, co-chairman of CTC Media, said: “We look forward to working with Yuliana on the next stage of the Company’s development, as we build on the success of our existing channels and services.”
Both further commented: “We would like to thank Boris for his considerable contribution and commitment to the Company over the past six years, first as CFO and then CEO, and wish him the very best for the future.”