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Meet Our Leaders
Oksana Tashakova
Founder of QPQ International.
Responsible for Strategy, Marketing and Business Growth
A serial entrepreneur with a flair for communications, branding and building relationships. Oksana is a founder of QPQ International – Boutique Investment Advisory and Online QPQ Sustainability Platform.

In the past Oksana has founded Wealth Dynamics Unlimited - premier entrepreneurship education company and the Millionaire Summit events - where an influential group of entrepreneurs, in a simple and actionable way, reveals hands on strategies and ideas to grow your business and wealth.

Oksana is a public speaker and a regular contributor to a range of high-end publications. Her passion for sustainability and helping business owners achieve growth in a stagnant and turbulent economy saw her found QPQ Sustainability Platform.

Oksana has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Auckland University of Technology, NZ. Post grad from Oxford NTL Institute of Organisation Development and other professional certifications like Gallop Strength Finder, Human Synergistic, Leadership Agility, Action Learning, Executive Coaching and more

Vlad Tashakov
Co-Founder and Managing Director of QPQ International.
Responsible for the Platform Growth.
With a background in marketing, finance, and business development, and Masters with Honors in Business from the Auckland University of Technology, Vlad uses his strong work ethic, his leadership, and finely-honed consumer-analytic skills to build relationships with new business prospects, allowing for the growth of revenue and development of client base. With his experience, he develops brand strategies, initiates strategic alliances, and interacts with new clients to develop sustained business for the organization.

His experience and education generate valuable insights into what matters most: what is needed in the complex current business reality in order to grow a successful business. Vibrant and insightful, both a critical thinker and challenge-seeker, Vlad is constantly in search of what furthers personal development and success.

Vlad is a serial entrepreneur and co-founded a number of businesses, including:

Living Green – eco-friendly home cleaning products company in New Zealand;
Academia of Human Potential - providing revolutionary corporate training and human resource development;
etc!

QPQ Deal Advisors
Claudio Palmieri
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Claudio has almost 30 years of experience in the development, design, engineering, construction, commissioning, project management, service and operation, maintenance and consulting of power, renewable energy, energy-from-waste, water desalination and water treatment; and was involved in the development and delivery of a number of high profile power and renewable energy projects.

He has worked in senior management positions for ABB, MTU Friedrichshafen and Kharafi National.

Claudio has more than 25 years of experience in the Middle East.

William Zeelie
Curator, Deal Advisory – Africa, Projects
With over 40 years experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors and a flair for strategy formulation, project management, operational improvement and executive mentoring, with specific skills around project development to financial close. Key focus has been around project development through to financial close, EPC and O&M identification, construction and operations. William has sat on the board of numerous companies and his strength is in identifying, progressing and securing energy and infrastructure projects in Africa.

Member of the Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA), South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (MSAIEE) and institute of Directors (IOD).

Alex Fornal
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Alex is passionate about serving the green transition to 100% renewable energy. He has over 20 years' experience in renewable energy project development, EPC project management, commissioning and financing of wind, solar and battery storage projects; He has a proven track record of over 200MW of wind farms and over 55MW of solar farms with strong insight and understanding of European and global PV, wind and energy storage markets and grasp of developmental principles throughout project lifecycles, from acquisition through consents and grid to construction project management, financial close and PAC commissioning. Alex applies a proactive cordial and constructive approach to the finance of projects through project - investor facilitation.

He is entrepreneurial, commercially astute and passionately committed to serving the Green Transition to Renewable Energy and Energy Storage and to mitigating climate change.

Jørgen Nellemose
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Skilled in Management, Business Development, Compliance, Risk Management, Insurance, Project Control, Due-diligence, M&A/JV, Financial Management, Project Management, Optimisation, HSEQ and Change Management.

Led a variety of technical and commercial projects across Scandinavia, UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Romania, the USA, Mexico, Panama, Columbia, the Middle East, Togo, Nigeria, Angola, Rwanda, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, Singapore and China.

Strong finance professional graduated from Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales

Will Hogan
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Will Hogan is a builder of community and collaboration in Impact, focused on capital formation for Impact businesses, projects, and funds, and provides capital introductions services as a Managing Director at Umergence, LLC, a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer. Recent focus Impact themes include energy and the environment/ ClimateTech, sustainable food + agriculture, health, and wellness.

Will has driven new business initiatives within and across organizations at firms such as Amalgamated Bank, Aetos Capital, Morgan Stanley, and E&Y. He also serves on the board of directors of Jenga Ventures, a newly formed nonprofit working to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa‟s Great Lakes Region.

Will holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an AB in Public Policy from The University of Chicago, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate from Concordia University (Montreal).
Steve Byng
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, engineering & commissioning of water, effluent & sewage treatment systems, renewable energy systems & ESCO projects.

He studied Chemistry and has held senior positions in Thames Water, ABB Kent Industrial Measurements, Clearwater Systems, Delphi, and Energy Management Systems. Steve has worked all over the world for the past 30 years - with a particular emphasis on the Middle East & Asia Pacific regions.
Cory Williams
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
A high-impact leader with 25 years of experience in fast-growth companies, business transformations, and venture capital-related enterprises - at Board level, or as Chief Executive and/or Adviser. An emphasis on integrity, vigor, and good judgment in the face of complexity and difficulty.

Spectacular growth, turnaround, and exits achieved in roles as Founding investor and/or Chief Executive - most notably at Bionomics Ltd, The Optima Corporation and ASX-listed CleanTeQ Holdings. Bionomics has grown from start-up to over $200mil and CleanTeQ from turnaround to over $500mil. Equivalent (or more) learning gained from various less successful early stage enterprises.

A proven record in strategy, new business development and marketing spanning several different industries (biotech, software, water) and geographies (Australia, Singapore/Asia, Scandinavia, US, UK and New Zealand).
Manuel Duggal
Curator, Deal Advisory - Projects
Manuel has over 25 years of international commercial and business development experience in the power and environmental engineering sectors. He has built up a comprehensive understanding of infrastructure requirements for the utility, renewable energy, and oil & gas sectors in remote and outlying locations, supplying turnkey energy and infrastructure solutions to clients. He has worked extensively throughout Europe,
the Middle East and Africa, with both private and publicly listed companies, latterly heading the commercial development for solar hybrids in Africa.

Manuel has worked on turnkey power generation projects for infrastructure, mines, oil & gas applications, industry, hospitality and utilities. Specializing in solar-thermal hybrid with storage, integration of power plants into processing plants, power efficiency and feasibility studies, power plant construction and supervision/EPCM.
QPQ Core Team
Uliana Semenova
Product & Operations Manager
Project manager, communications specialist. Obtained Masters degree in International Private Law and International Litigation. Worked as a Head of Communications for several start-ups, has vast experience in IT Project Management.

Currently Product & Operations Manager at the QPQ International.

Anna Klymenko
Key Account Manager & Coordinator
Master degree in Accounting and Audit. Extensive experience in the traditional and renewable energy sector with focus on fundraising and debt finance. In her last position worked as a Corporate Finance Manager at Trifonivka SPP and Nikopol Solar in Ukraine.

Currently Key Account Manager & Coordinator at QPQ International.

Imane Jabari
Assistant Manager, Deal Advisory
Masters Degree in Economics and Finance. Through her prior work at ACWA Power, Imane has experience of supporting management of NOOR projects, some of the largest renewable energy projects in Africa based in Morocco.

Her experience spans sponsor liaison, financial modeling, review and structuring of project documentation, budgeting, sensitivity analysis, capital requirements management, contractual compliance and senior executive reporting.

Jennifer Fernando
Admin, Communication and Client Relationship Manager
Bachelor degree in Microbiology and Post-Grad in Business Administration. Jennifer has 15 years experience, starting off in QC for one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world.

She progressed to administrative functions and is currently Key Communication Coordinator, Admin and Client Relationship Manager at the QPQ International.

Rex Fernando
Business Development Manager
B. Com and Post Grad in Plantation Management. Rex has nearly 20 years experience in Customer Service, Sales and Recruitment.

He has worked across geographies supporting companies in the UAE, India, the USA. and the UK. Currently he supports customers as a Business Development Manager at the QPQ International.

Faela Pingkian
Bookeeping and Admin
With extensive experience contributing to the growth, development, and success of several sustainability initiatives Faela has developed exceptional planning, leadership, and
management abilities.
Her experience in CleanTech and Renewable Energy space is now leveraged to
support key accounts and strategic direction development at QPQ International