Galina Panina graduated from Central European University, Budapest with MA in Political Science.
She worked in international PR Agencies like: PRP A Weber Shandwick Affiliated Group, Mmd, The PBN Company.
Her specialization is corporate communications and she took part in the following big projects: Sochi 2014 Bid, New designed US Banknote - Federal Reserve System’s project, Open World projects in Uzbekistan, re-structuring of Rinat Akhmetov’s company "System Capital Management" in Ukraine, etc.
Previously to Leroy Merlin, she was the PR officer for the Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum - an organization of 14 countries exporting gas from Middle East and Africa, including Venezuela and Russia. Being at this position, she organized from the Russian side the First Gas Summit in Qatar, Doha.