Washington, D.C. – January 25, 2015. It was announced today that Cellucci Associates, Inc. opened its second office in the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana. The expansion is a result of its continued interest in working with the Government of Kazakhstan and other regional interest. The firm opened its first office in Kazakhstan in 2014 in Almaty.

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA was the first American elected to the Board of Directors (Coordination Council) of the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association (EECSA). Cellucci was a guest of the Government of Kazakhstan at the Astana World Economic Forum in 2014.

Cellucci commented: “Over the course of the past year I’ve been a guest of the Government of Kazakhstan at various events in the region. We’ve established a great relationship based on the advancement of science, technology, and business.”

Cellucci Associates, Inc.’s interests in Kazakhstan are representative of the firm’s core capabilities and include science and technology, economic development, and government-to-government advisory services.

“Kazakhstan is a important player in key sectors directly affecting not only regional affairs, but most importantly the larger global economy. I envision the Government of Kazakhstan not as just a client but more importantly as a partner,” stated Lester Quintana, Senior Vice President of Consulting Services. Mr. Quintana additionally expressed his vision for positioning the Government of Kazakhstan as a world leader in cyber security and assisting the Republic maintain economic autonomy through enhanced national security.

Cellucci Associates, Inc. has established a close working business relationship with the U.S. State Department. The firm’s strategy for Kazakhstan includes commercialization based partnerships for fiscal strength & security throughout government, which include regional projects, related to critical key infrastructure.

The firm will work with interested parties to harness Kazakhstan’s friendly foreign investment and pro-business policies to allow western firms access to the region. Kazakhstan is a vital gateway to large markets such as China and Russia.

About Cellucci Associates, Inc.


Consultants to business, industry, and government, Cellucci Associates, Inc. provides solutions on high technology strategic management, commercialization and marketing of emerging technologies. The firm was founded in 1999 by Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA, the first Chief Commercialization Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security and the White House in both the Bush and Obama Administrations. The firm provides services through its 14 global offices.