Grain Services (Italy)
SGS Group (Switzerland)
Serbia Grains Association
Sergey Feofilov - Director General of UkrAgroConsult, Ph.D. in Economics.
Founder of UkrAgroConsult company - the first Ukrainian consulting agency specializing in agricultural sector of Ukraine and Black Sea region (since 1994).
Sergey Feofilov has more than 20 years of expertise in analysis of agricultural market of Ukraine and the Black Sea countries. He has broad national and international contacts in trading, banking and investment spheres, is a recognized speaker at the major international agri conferences. Sergey was trained under a number of national and international programs (1997 – UK, 2006 - USA).
1992 - 1994 - Director of state owned consulting company UPVE.
In 1992 - Head of the Foreign Economic Activities Department at Ukrneftegazstroy
1987 - 1991 - Trader, Deputy Director at the Foreign Trade Association “Ukrimpex”
1981 - 1984 – Senior Economist at Ukrainian Republican Office of the State bank
Philippe Chalmin is a professor of economic history at Paris-Dauphine University where he is in charge of the International Affairs Master.
He is a founding chairman of CyclOpe – leading European commodity research institute, which annually publishes the Cyclope commodity yearbook on the economy and global markets.
Philippe Chalmin has a keen interest to agricultural matters and presently chairs the French Observatory on food prices and margins set up by the French government. He was also a member of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Prime Minister’s office and the chief economist of Euler credit insurance group.
Mr Chalmin holds a doctorate in history from the Sorbonne and is an author of more than thirty books on economies, agriculture and food, history and international affairs.
Andrea Cagnolati - managing Director of Grain Services with a family tradition of more than fifty years.
For over 30 years, together with the company, he deals in agricommodities consulting and brokerage for the Italian retail market, with a focus towards the food first processing industry.
Ten years ago, Grain Services has been the first operator to educate buyers about arbitrage and integration between commodity and futures markets.
He is a speaker at several conferences, about the formation of agricommodities prices in Italy and collaborates with leading analysts at the international level.
Leandro Pierbattisti is a Chief Analyst and advisor for Federation of Country Elevators Association (Federación de Acopiadores de Cereales de Argentina), based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a member of the Price bureau of the Arbitral Chamber of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange.
Previously Leandro spent 5 years as a Chief Economist at France Export Céréales,
He was also anauthor of a regular column for Actualités Agricoles, Perspectives Agricoles, Yvoir d´Arvalis Institut du Végétal.
Leandro Pierbattisti has been also involved in business consulting in France, with Laboratoire d’Organisation Industrielle Agro-alimentaire de l´Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Centre d´Economie Rural de la Haute-Normandie.
Leandro graduated in Agricultural Engineering at the Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), completed a Master in Agricultural Economy, Development and Policies at the Grande Ecole de l´Institut National Agronomique de Paris (INA-PG).
Elizaveta Malyshko – is a grain market leading expert of "UkrAgroConsult" (1998), studying the main trends in the global grain market and specializing in forecasts for crops and trade, S&D; balance of Ukrainian grain, preparation of specialized studies. Education - Higher, Kiev Polytechnic Institute (1996).
General Director of The Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR), Ph.D., Dmitry Rylko was born in 1957 in Bryansk. Graduated with distinction from the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Since 1983 Dmitry worked at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) in in a variety of positions.
From 1996 - Head of the Center for Agribusiness IMEMO.
Among the main tasks of the Centre is a study of problems and development trends of Russian and foreign agribusiness, the main directions of scientific and technical progress in agribusiness (biotechnology), land issues in various countries around the world, marketing and pricing issues in agribusiness in Russia; issues related to the functioning of the Russian food market.
Since October 2001, Dmitry Rylko is a CEO of the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR), an information-analytical agency, carrying out a wide range of applied and theoretical research in the field of global and domestic agro-food system. In the center of the Institute’s research is analysis of current condition and forecast of domestic ag food markets.
Mark Lindeman is a crop-assessment analyst with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in Washington DC. For over twenty years he has been a regional specialist responsible for forecasting production of grains and oilseeds in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Mark studied agronomy at the University of Maryland and received specialized training in the agricultural applications of remote sensing at Cornell University. He conducts annual crop-assessment travel in Ukraine and meets regularly with grain producers, agricultural officials, and independent commodity analysts.
Azamat Shamsiev is a Principal Banker in the Agribusiness team of the Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness Business Group of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to relocating to Almaty in 2014, Azamat spent three years in Istanbul and London offices of EBRD having originated, executed and managed over forty projects in upstream and downstream Agribusiness sector across Central Asia and wider region. Prior to joining EBRD, Azamat worked for four years at Renaissance Capital as a senior investment banking associate based in Hong Kong, Almaty and Moscow. At Renaissance Capital Azamat was involved in structuring and execution of over a dozen of high profile corporate finance advisory transactions in M&A, Equity and Debt Capital Markets across different industries. Before that Azamat worked at the Asian Development Bank’s resident mission in Uzbekistan.
Azamat holds Master Degree in Internal Commerce & Policy from George Mason University, Bachelor Degree in Economics (cum laude) from Plekhanov Academy of Economics and a Certificate with distinction on International Business & Strategic Management program from Harvard University.
For 25 years from 1991 till now with SGS Group at different positions:
April 2010-Present Vice President Global Business Development Agriculture and Food - Responsible for business development and new initiatives/projects including Market Research and Information services in Agriculture and Food.
Feb 2007-2010 Global Grain Product Manager
May 2005-2010 Managing Director SGS Ukraine. Managing of leading Inspection Company with more than 20 offices and 900 employees.
2002-May 2005 Business Manager Agricultural services
Yulia Garkavenko is a leading expert of UkrAgroConsult being with the company for more than 10 years. Since 2008 she is specializing in oilseed and vegoil market of Ukraine and Black Sea countries. Yulia’s primary focus is crop forecasts, S&D; balances and market studies.
Yulia is an author and chief editor of UkrAgroConsult’s specialized weekly Newsletter "Black Sea Vegoils & CIS" (Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Belarus). She has a 13-year experience in analysis and forecasting of Ukrainian and CIS ag markets, holds numerous publications in Ukrainian and foreign journals.
Yulia graduated from European University of Management and Business majoring in Finance and Crediting (1999).
Director at KPMG, Ukraine.
• Diploma in International Law (with honors), Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National University, Ukraine
• Diploma of Master of Science (M.Sc.) (specialization - public management), CERAM (Graduate School of Management), Sofia-Antipolis, Nice, France
• Advocate (Kiev City Bar Association)
During 2001-2006 Oleg worked in International Corporate Tax (ICT), KPMG Canada, where he became a Senior Manager. In Canada, Oleg specialized in international planning and structuring of investments, developed and implemented effective international taxation schemes, participated in creation of effective mechanisms for repatriation to Canada of foreign income and financing of foreign companies, supervised preparation of tax returns for income tax companies, also provided advice on tax issues.
In January 2007, Oleg began working in tax and legal department of KPMG. In Ukraine, Oleg is specializing in tax and legal structuring of investments in and from Ukraine, analysis of tax and legal status of Ukrainian companies, revenues and profits repatriated from Ukraine, financing of business projects, as well as corporate reorganization and restructuring of the business.
Oleg led numerous projects related to business restructuring, tax modeling and development of international holding structure for Ukrainian corporate groups to conduct IPO on foreign exchanges, as well as a project on intra-group restructuring and financing of Ukrainian companies of one of the international broadcasting groups.
Tatyana Adamenko is a Head of Agrometeorology department of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center, Ph.D. in Geography. Tatyana graduated from Odessa Hydrometeorological Institute and defended her thesis on the topic "Influence of agrometeorological conditions on corn yield efficiency in Ukraine.
Tatyana is an author of numerous publications about climatic impact on yield formation, an author of a dynamic model of crop forecasting depending on weather conditions, a co-author of the national monograph "The climate of Ukraine", "Natural and hazardous weather in Ukraine", "Assessing the impact of climate change on sectors of the economy."
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center – is the main body of forecasting weather, agrometeorological conditions of crops vegetation, yields, hydrological regime. It provides public authorities and consumers of all levels with information on weather conditions, dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena, and sharp weather changes.
Viktor Aslanov is a Head of Research Bureau "Grain&Oilseeds; Kazakhstan" – a young community of experts and operators of grain and oilseed industry in Kazakhstan. Viktor has over 10 years of experience in analysis of agricultural market, 17 years expertise in related industries.
Research Bureau "Grain&Oilseeds.Kazakhstan;" is involved in coverage of agro-industrial complex in Kazakhstan and Asian countries, dialogue with members of agri market, production of analytical reviews and other information services.
Since 2013, Igor Pavenskiy is a Deputy Director of Strategic Marketing Department, specializing in the agrarian market and tariff policy at "Rusagrotrans".
In 2008-2013 - Head of Market Analysis in Strategic Marketing Department at "Rusagrotrans".
In 2002-2008 - Chief expert on grain market analysis at IKAR.
In 2001-2002 - Specialist of the Food Markets Regulation Department at Ministry of Agriculture, Russia.
Holds a PhD in Economics (2001).
Wayne Gordon - Executive Director Commodities, Rates and FX
Wayne is responsible for CIO’s strategy and investment recommendations on commodities, specializing in agriculture and precious metal markets. He is also responsible for the CIO view on Australia and New Zealand in the area of economics, interest rates and FX. Wayne is a key speaker in communicating the UBS house view across industry conferences and the media.
Before joining CIO, Wayne worked as a portfolio strategist at Merricks Capital in Australia, co-managing a proprietary long-short agricultural commodities fund. Prior to that, he was the head of agricultural research at UBS Investment Bank, based in New York. His focus was on proprietary trading, index products and corporate risk management strategies.
Wayne has also held positions at Rabobank International as a senior strategist focusing on global agricultural markets, Asian economics, and foreign exchange. Wayne started his career at the Australian Federal Treasury, where he specialized in macroeconomic forecasting, minerals and energy sector analysis, and reached the senior economist level.
Wayne was raised on a family farming property in South Australia and remains involved in his family's more-than-a-century-old agricultural businesses. His experience encompasses agricultural science and business strategy.
Wayne has been a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg TV and FoxBusiness, and has been quoted on Reuters, in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal
Ms Suncica Savovic is Secretary General at „Zita Srbije - Serbia Grains“ Association since 2009. Ms Savovic has 11 years of experience in world grain markets as a research analyst responsible for International markets section in Associations publication Report from the domestic and international markets of grain, animal feed, oil seeds and oils.
Ms Savovic is monitoring price movements in both domestic and world grain and oil seeds markets, as well as estimates and forecasts in reference to production, sown areas, inventories, exports, consumption in the domestic market, nearby markets in the region and relevant international markets. Her main focus is on data management and development of accurate statistical analysis which are important to succesfull production and trading operations.
Ms Savovic expertise are: agricultural markets, marketing and world agricultural trade, food market research reports and industry analysis (Serbia and world), agricultural and trade policy analysis, and agricultural strategy development.
Elena Voloshina has 20-year experience of working in financial sector. She became a head of Ukrainian office of IFC in 1998.
As a top manager, Elena persues her strategic goal to motivate and unlock potential of people, companies and the country. Now IFC is one of the largest foreign investors in the country. IFC can annually invest in Ukraine around $ 300-500 mln., and more than half of funds are devoted to agribusiness support. In 2014, IFC has invested in Ukrainian projects $ 470 million.
Volodymyr Lapa - Head of State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers Protection.
Alexander Gavriliuk – Partner, Audit, Head of agribusiness practice at KPMG in Ukraine.
Alexander has over 18 years of experience at KPMG. He has been working on projects related to preparation and audit of financial reporting for the largest Ukrainian agricultural, industrial and trade companies. In 2006 – 2008 he worked at KPMG in Shanghai.
Alexander graduated from the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and got an MBA from the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. He is a member of ACCA and is a certified auditor.
KPMG in Ukraine offers services in audit, tax and legal consulting, transaction support, restructuring, corporate finance, risk consulting and management consulting.
Nataliia Porvina, Director of Agro Business Support Department, Credit Agricole Bank
In 2001, Nataliia graduated from Kyiv National Economic University and obtained Master degree in Economics with specialization in “Bank Management”. She started her career in Credit Agricole Bank as a Chief Specialist of Corporate Risk Unit in 2003 and worked her way up to the Director of Credit Risk Analysis Department and Agro Business Support Department.
From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Porvina headed the Corporate Risk Division where she was in charge of corporate customers’ risk assessment, including the customers of agrarian sector.
From 2012 to 2015, Nataliia was in charge of Credit Risk Analysis Department. The scope of her responsibility covered financial analysis of corporate customers (both local and international), development and provision of methodological recommendations concerning the analysis of agricultural enterprises, trainings for managers of large, medium-size and small corporate business (creation of “financial school”), participation in economic forums and conferences.
In 2016, Nataliia became the Director of Agro Business Support Department with the following scope of responsibility: specialized analysis of agribusiness customers, drafting of market reviews, support and development of partnership programs for agribusiness finance, preparing methodological recommendations for due diligence of agricultural enterprises.
Nataliia Porvina is an active participant (expert and speaker) of various conferences, round tables, forums and other events addressing agribusiness issues in Ukraine. She provides consultancy to customers on agribusiness products and partnership programs, takes part in development of new and improvement of the existing banking products for agrarian customers.
Alexander is a representative of Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
After having been studied and graduated in economics and business administration as major at the universities in Slovakia, Belgium and Italy, Alexander took different management positions in state and private organizations, dealing in export and investment support and business climate improvements. He focused mostly on business development projects in the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe.