He joins from MEC Global Solutions in London, where he was the managing partner. For the past two-and-a-half years, he has led the global accounts for DaimlerChrysler and Danone.
Meanwhile, Maria Kolosova has been promoted to the position of operations director and will report to Guinot.
Melanie Varley, MEC's chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "These appointments at MEC Russia are part of our ongoing commitment to profitable growth in the country. Christian has considerable experience in the international market and Maria is well respected by the industry in Russia."