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Olga Surikova

Olga Surikova

Director, Tax and legal

KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Olga joined KPMG in April 2011. Before that Olga worked for more than 7 years in the Moscow office of one of the largest international audit and consulting companies, and then in an international German law firm.

Olga has extensive experience in many fields of taxation and law, including structuring the activities of companies in Russia and abroad, introducing tax accounting and taxation functions, analysing tax risks, representing clients in court, providing advisory services concerning Russian and international taxation, and consulting on transactions and business restructuring.

Over the past few years, she has been a speaker at the EEF (Eastern Economic Forum) and at many other business venues, discussing the investment climate and tax competitiveness of the Far Eastern Federal District, as well as barriers to, and proposed measures in support of, investment. She also actively participates in various studies and KPMG projects to improve the investment attractiveness of the Far Eastern Federal District. 


In the Media


An interview for RBC TV on the outlook for Northern Sea Route as the Suez Canal is blocked by the massive cargo ship.


Comments for RBC+ on benefits for Arctic Zone residents.

Comments for RBC+ on the attractiveness of Russian preferential territorial regimes for entrepreneurs.

Comments for Izvestia on how Covid-19 has affected investment projects in preferential zones.

Comments for Vedomosti on the main functions of priority social and economic development areas.

Comments for Izvestia on the state of Far Eastern economy.

Comments for RBC-TV on the need for systemic support of forestry in the Russian Far East.

Comments for Izvestia on in-demand services among businesspeople working in priority development regions.


Comments for TASS on the attractiveness of Russian territories with preferential tax regimes for foreign inventors. 

Comments for Vedomosti on raising capital in the Far East.

Comments for on changes to the rules governing privileges for ASEZ and FPV residents.

Comments for Vedomosti on investment attractiveness factors in the Far East. 

Comments for Kommersant Supplement on the resource potential of the Arctic. 

Comments for on the territorial ownership of investment projects of offshore zone on Russky Island residents. 

Comments for The Financial Times on the development outlook of the Free Port of Vladivostok.

Comments for Kommersant Prilozhenie on increasing the cargo turnover rate via the Northern Sea Route.

Comments for Kommersant Prilozhenie on the need to monitor climate change in the Arctic. 


An interview for DV Kapital on special administrative regions on Russky Island in the Far East and on Oktyabrsky Island in the Kaliningrad Region, with a special legal regime for re-domiciliated foreign companies.

Comments for Forbes on climate change in the Arctic.

Comments for RBC+ on the role of well-developed territories in the economics of the Far East.

An article for Forbes on the development of the Arctic.

Comments for Kommersant on investment projects in the Russian Arctic.

Comments for on a draft law that guarantees for 10 years stable fiscal terms for the Far East.

Comments for Vedomosti on tax benefits being obtained by enterprises belonging to the defence-industrial complex.

An interview for on investment activity in the Far East.


Comments for the Russian Far East Development Ministry on a single tax for the Free Port of Vladivostok residents.

Comments for TASS about advanced development zones.

Comments for about investing in the Far East.

Comments for Vedomosti about the legal boundaries for territories of advanced development.

Comments for Kommersant about zeroisation of VAT for the Far East.

Comments for Vedomosti about advanced development zones.

Education and qualifications
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

  • Certified tax advisor, Russian Tax Chamber

  • State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Problems of North and the Far East

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