Oleg Volkosh, President, Mediaplus Group, Russia
Member of YPO since 2012. Russian Chapter
About Oleg Volkosh
Oleg Volkosh is the president of Media Plus Group in Russia. He is the founder and CEO of Channel 31. In 2011, he was recognized as the Person of the Year for his contribution to the development of the advertising industry. He is also a member of the Young President’s Organization.
Media Plus Group (work and origin)
Building a Brand
How have you seen Advertising change?
How is technology changing advertising?
Adjusting to changing mode of advertising from TVs to handheld devices.
What does success mean to Oleg?
For Oleg, success is a combination of staying in the present rather than living in past or dreaming about the future and maintaining a balance between personal and professional relations.
Advice to young entrepreneurs.
Position: President of Mediaplus Group
RUSSIA/YPO Impact Officer
Career: In 2002 Oleg accepted a proposal of his long-time business associates and headed Media Arts FCB agency which in 2003 took the leading position in the attraction of new customers in Russia. Headed by Oleg Volkosh Media Arts FCB was renamed FCB MA in 2004 and became DraftFCB in 2008 because of the international merger of Draft and FCB nets. Oleg was Media Arts Group Vice-President for BTL and creative services and then Senior Vice-President. On April 20, 2010 Board of Directors appointed Oleg Volkosh to the position of the President of Media Arts Group holding. Since 2016 he has been a head and a partner of Mediaplus Group Russia – the part of SERVICEPLAN international network media holding.
Experience: Oleg Volkosh was an administrator at the State Committee on TV and Radio of Kazakh SSR (February 1990 through March 1991) and an editor of the international TV contest Voice of Asia (1991-1992). In 1992 he established and headed the advertising agency Rival. Then in 1993 Oleg created and became the head of Channel 31, TV and Radio company which was one of the first commercial media-holdings in Kazakhstan. Also he established RosMediaMonitoring company (RMM) and was its general director in 1994-1996. RMM together with Gallup Media was transformed into Gallup AdFact company in 1996 with Oleg at the head until 2002.
In 2011 Oleg Volkosh became Person of the Year for ‘Contribution to the Development of the Advertising Industry’. Person of the Year awards has been initiated by RBC media holding.
In 2012 Oleg Volkosh joined YPO. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of YPO Russia, PR and Communication Officer and in 2017 he headed the Russian branch of YPO and became Chapter Chair of YPO Russia. In 2018 he joined the YPO Europe Board and Executive Committee. Starting the year 2018 he is the first YPO Impact Officer in Europe.