Nikita Drakokhrust

Senior Consultant

Nikita provides strategic counsel to clients, in the areas of stakeholder and government relations, detailed research, strategic communication, and issues management.


Prior to joining Loyalist, Nikita served as Director of Election Readiness at the Ontario PC Party where he also oversaw the 2020 by-elections in the Ottawa region.  During the 2019 federal election, Nikita served at campaign headquarters in Ottawa on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada.


In 2018, Nikita supported Doug Ford’s Ontario PC leadership campaign and went on to work at campaign headquarters for the PC Party for the 2018 provincial election. Following the election, Nikita was hired as the Policy Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade where he supported the development of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Subsequently, he became the Issues Manager to the Minister of Transportation, where he provided detailed research in preparation for the government’s announcement of the plans for the Ontario Line transit project.


Nikita graduated from Ryerson University with an Honours B.A. in Politics and Governance. During his time at Ryerson University, Nikita earned a Minor in Economics and studied in multiple cities globally including Singapore and Washington DC.