Vera Yakovleva

Programme Director

Vera joined the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Foundation in August 2013.

As soon as she completed her university education in 2002, she became involved in the not-for-profit sector by working on various humanitarian, research and educational projects with various social and political organisations.

Vera also has broad familiarity with commercial organisations.  Before she joined the PERI Foundation she worked more than three years as senior manager for public relations with the Summa Group, where she developed the company’s charitable and corporate responsibility endeavours.

She brings all of her prior experience and professional expertise with not-for-profit organisations to bear on the formulation and execution of the Foundation’s strategy.

Her professional interests and assignments include inaugurating and managing Russian and international programmes and projects for the Foundation along with coordinating and supervising their execution.