On June 23, at a press conference held at Rianovosti, the Russian Direct Investment Fund presented the pilot version of its investment portal for foreign investors. The event was attended by representatives of regional development institutions and top executives of international companies – Phillips General Manager in Russia and CIS Peter Woollings and Nestle CEO in Russia and Eurasia Mauricio Patarnello.
The website contains an interactive database of investment projects that passed the RDIF expert assessment and are ready for further consideration. The portal will help businessmen investigate sites available for establishment of production facilities in Russian regions. Representatives of international companies attending the presentation highly appreciated the functionality and convenience of the new resource.
Mauricio Patarnello, Nestle CEO: “The portal allows investors to quickly identify strategic regions for investing. Our company has been working in Russia for over a hundred years and has enterprises in seven regions. We know well enough that in order to succeed in Russia, you need to have strong ties with regions. This is essential for foreign business".