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).
In 1980 he graduated from the Kiev Technological Institute of the Food Industry.
He began his career in 1971 as a mechanic of mechanical assembly works at the Kiev plant “Tsukoravtomat”.
After graduation, he worked as a commissioning engineer for instrumentation and automation equipment at the same enterprise, then in the apparatus of the former Ministry of Food Industry of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as Gospischeprom, Ukrpischeprom, State Department of Food) in positions from senior engineer to head of the State Department of State Food Industry.
From April 03, 2000 he has been working as a technical director, and from November 09, 2006 to the present time, as a general director of the Ukroliyaprom association.
Managing Partner of Veeries, Brazil
Agronomist, with postgraduate degree in sugarcane/biofuel industry and extension in economy.
Current Managing Partner of Veeries, responsible for the analysis of commodity markets.
He has been working as a market analyst and business consultant since 2003, coordinating analysis, studies and projects related to agribusiness. Speaker in Brazil and abroad
Commodity Risk Manager- Vice President, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region StoneX Financial Inc- FCM Division
Mr. Matt Ammermann is a commodity risk management consultant in the Eastern Europe/Black Sea region with the StoneX Financial Inc- FCM Division.
Working at the forefront of risk management in one of the fastest and largest growing agricultural markets in the world, his team provides risk management solutions to help improve and control margins and the impact of commodity prices to a business’s operation. For the past decade plus, Mr. Ammermann has been working in the region with producers, traders, exporters, crushers, millers, and consumers from all commodity groups helping to educate and guide them on how to effectively manage their price risk. StoneX also offers in-depth market intelligence, which provides tremendous value in the volatile commodity markets. Growing up on a farm and active in its operations, Mr. Ammermann understands the markets are changing; companies that actively manage their price risk will be in a better position to grow and adapt to these market changes.
The FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. provides full service, 24-hour futures and options brokerage, advisory, clearing and execution services on all major commodity exchanges worldwide. The company adds value for clients across a variety of financial markets by helping them to systematically identify and quantify exposures to commodity price risks. StoneX Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: SNEX) is a Fortune-500 financial services firm with a nearly 100-year history, StoneX’s 1,200 employees serve clients from 40 offices in 15 countries.
Member of the Board of Directors
Ekaterina Tuzovskaya – member of the Board of Directors at SABER EVNAT, General manager at EVNAT, developer of the innovative technology of fast airless mixing of liquid substances, owner of 7 registered patents, including 3 registered internationally, nominee for the International European Business Prize for outstanding achievement, nominee for the Golden Mercury Awards, author of many publications in scientific and technical journals (including Tank Storage Magazine UK), and honored with the title of Prominent Executive.
Regional Director for Eastern Europe of the Donau Soja Association, Executive Director of the Donau Soja Organisation
Oksana Prosolenko has wide experience and succeeded in implementing various development projects, expanding markets, attracting investments and entering into foreign markets for Ukrainian livestock, poultry and crops. Has significant experience in cooperation with industry and cross-industry associations, government commissions, holds a wide network of local and international business contacts. Graduated from AgroМВА KMBS. Among the most significant implemented projects are participation in the IPO on the London Stock Exchange, development of poultry export and support for entering the EU market, certification of Ukrainian corn for deliveries to the PRC, development of the market for the supply of soybeans and its processed products, corn, barley from Ukraine.
Currently Ms. Prosolenko is the Regional Director for Eastern Europe of the Donau Soja Association and the Executive Director of the Donau Soja Organisation.
Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC)
Currently: Poseidon Tradewaves (agricultural trading) – Commercial Director
2017 – 2020 “Agrosynergia” (Chuguevsky oil extraction plant, sunseed crushing) – Deputy Director for Commercial Issues, Director of the Trade House
2016 – 2017 “Calipso Invest. Corp “(trading in agricultural products) – Commercial Director
2013 – 2015 CJSC “Creative” (sunseed crushing) – Director of the sunseed crushing department
2010 – 2012 LLC “TD Protein-Production” (soybean processing, PG “Creative”) – General Director
2008 – 2010 CJSC “Creative” (sunseed crushing) – Head of Sales for packaged products
2006 – 2008 CJSC Pologovskiy MEZ (sunseed crushing) – Head of the Marketing Department.
2004 – 2006 OJSC “Monomakh” (tea and coffee production) – Marketing Director
2001 – 2004 SIREX Marketing Service (marketing consulting) – Head of Marketing Research Department
POSEIDON TRADEWAVES is a new trading structure within the “FREDOM PHARM INTERNATIONAL” holding, which is providing supplies of grain, oilseeds and products of their own processing from Ukraine to international markets.
The company makes every effort to optimize the interaction between buyers and manufacturers, offering the best solutions in organizing trade processes, logistics and financing.
Among the key product categories the company works with there are vegetable oils (raw and refined sunflower, rapeseed and soy), as well as meal and cake (sunflower, rapeseed, soy) and grain crops.
POSEIDON TRADEWAVES exports agricultural products from Ukraine to Europe, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa (more than 50 countries in total).
Corporate Client Manager
Head of Sub Business Unit Oilseed Rape
Since 01.02.2021 KWS SAAT SE: Head of Sub Business Unit Oilseed Rape
Steering the oilssed rape activities of the KWS group on an operational and strategic level
01.01.2019 – 31.01.2021 KWS SAAT SE: International Sales Manager & Marketing Manager Oilseed Rape
Steering of global sales and marketing activities related to the crop Oilseed Rape
01.02.2016 – 31.01.2019 KWS SAAT SE: International Sales Manager Middle East & Africa, corn division
Organize and steer in close cooperation with the regional director the sales activities and strategies. Market analysis, variety registration, field days, implementation of go to market strategy.
01.12.2014 – 31.01.2019 KWS SAAT SE: Agroservice Manager Middle East and Africa, sugar beet division
Planning and implementation of marketing activities, sales coordination with local partners, project management, technical consultation of sugar beet factories, coordination and conduction of market introduction of the CONVISO® SMART system, planning and conduction of farmer events within the region and in Germany
01.03.2013 – 31.11.2014 BASF crop protection: Project Manager “Clearfield®-Oilseed-rape”
Market and competitive analyses, planning of field trials, preparation of marketing material, support of partner companies (seeds), stakeholder analysis, representation of interest towards external stakeholders, organization of customer events
01.09.2012 – 28.02.2013 BASF crop protection: Trainee – Sales and Marketing
Market and competitive analyses, business model development, AI defense
October 2010 – 16.05.2012 Master of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Specialization: Plant production systems In-depth studies: Plant protection Thesis: Computer based recognition of perennial weeds in the field
October 2006 – 13.01.2010 Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. In-depth studies: plant sciences Thesis: Effect of an ethoxylated soybean oil on the efficacy of bromoxynil potassium, bromoxynil octanoate, foramsulfuron and iodosulfuron on velvetleaf, maize and oilseed rape.
Grains, Oilseeds and Wool Analyst
Dennis Voznesenski, based in Sydney Australia, is an Agricultural Analyst in Rabobank’s global RaboResearch team. Focusing on Grains, Oilseed and Wool markets, Dennis undertakes strategic research and develops market insights to support Rabobank’s rural and wholesale clients. During his time at Rabobank, he has developed forecasting models, co-authored papers including Getting Granular with Plant-Based Meat Substitutes and RaboResearch’s semi-annual Australian Crop Outlook, and features regularly on RaboResearch podcast channels. Prior to joining Rabobank, Dennis worked as a commodity analyst at IKON Commodities, a risk management consultancy and commodity brokerage. Dennis has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Sydney. To get Dennis’s most recent updates, you can follow him on LinkedIn (Dennisvoz) & Twitter (Voz_Dennis).
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
Orest is a Senior Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine. Orest joined CMS from an international trading company where he was a Senior Legal Counsel for the Black Sea and Asia (excluding China) and covered a wide range of matters, including agriproducts trade transactions (plain vanilla and structured deals), acquisitions of inland and port silos, project financing and transactions concerning land. He has over ten years of experience in cross-border finance, capital markets, debt restructuring and international physical and financial commodities trading.
Orest is experienced in advising on international trade and the transportation of a wide range of commodities (with a focus on grains, oilseeds and vegetable oil).
Orest’s recent experience includes advising Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), the export credit agency of South Korea, on a secured US$36 million financing to Grain Terminal Holdings, a Singapore-based joint venture between Posco International (Korea’s largest trading company) and the Orexim Group (a leading agri transshipment and exporting company in Ukraine) that controls a Ukrainian grain terminal (MMW) based in Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
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