As Chief Customer Officer, Maxim Grishakov leads the company’s efforts to drive sustainable revenue growth through developing and executing solid customer strategies, delivering sales plans across channels, driving geographical reach, and building strong commercial and selling capabilities in his teams. Maxim is a seasoned leader with over 18 years of experience in FMCG, publishing and retail. Having started his career in consumer marketing, he later moved to general management and led Russian and Mexican businesses of Wm. Wrigley Jr Company as well as Kimberly-Clark in Russia. His latest job was as CEO of food retailer Spar Retail in Moscow. Maxim studied in the Faculty of International Information at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) for several years before moving to the United States. He received his BA degree in marketing communications at Southern Utah University in 1995. He also completed executive programs with Harvard Business School and London Business School.