YPN Current Affiliation: 
Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc.
YPN Biography: 

After studying human rights as a Chevening scholar, Diyar Autal worked with a London-based human rights NGO where he was a legal fellow and worked on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) cases from the Balkans. He then served as a project manager with the United Nations working on good governance projects across Eastern Europe. His projects focused on human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and involved policy analysis, capacity development, and advocacy.

When then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev initiated the Skolkovo Innovation Center, a $10 billion project to stimulate technological innovation, Diyar served as an advisor for international partnerships with the new initiative. With the team, he was responsible for establishing research and development partnerships with leading multinational corporations and scientific institutions. After Skolkovo, Diyar worked in development finance joining Citigroup in Moscow as a senior project manager for investor relations where he worked with the bank’s key investment and co-financing clients and partners. 

Diyar’s interests include U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Russian, transatlantic and Sino-Russian relations as well as East European and Eurasian politics. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. as an advisor with a global risk and investigations practice at Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc.


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