John Bonar Founder

A Scot with over 50 years experience of working in emerging markets, these past 25 years in Russia.



A 70-year old Scot born in Edinburgh.

Whose heart still stirs at the skirl of the pipes, affects the image of a traditionally taciturn Scotsman but the twinkle in his eye betrays a mischievous inner soul. After a lifetime in media and marketing he is now driving The Vostok Group in directions where he sees opportunity in emerging markets. 


Skills and Experience

Russia & CIS
25 Years Experience
Middle East
14 Years Experience on the ground
UK & European Business
British Born with 40 years business experience
Investment Strategy
Vision & Leadership


Johns Blog Posts

Ussurisk Train Station
Business in Russia
Next stage unfolding

I am poised in Ussurisk, Primorski Krai’s busy rail junction, on the early morning of 31st July with hours to go before my coach to Suifenhe the

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