Our team

Quid Pro Quo International - Boutique Investment Advisory and Consulting Firm Focusing on Connecting Strategic Investors and Industry Leaders from GCC with Lucrative Expansion Opportunities and Investment Projects in CIS Countries & Central Asia - 2016 to Present

Through a deep understanding of your strategy, investment criteria, goals and strategic direction QPQ actively searching most suitable projects and opportunities for you.

QPQ provides full support through our key relationships, top-level advisors, consultants, lawyers, and influencers.

We help facilitate your project/investment through our strong connections, great regional knowledge, and understanding of intricacies and complexities of economic and political factors of the markets we work with which enables risk minimization and ultimately successful investment.

Top priority is given to projects in politically stable growing economies, which can forecast and demonstrate a high internal rate of return and a great return on investment.

You gain an extremely valuable business collaborator who can connect you into new, productive, well-paid markets.


Oksana Tashakova

Founder of QPQ International.
Responsible for Strategy,
Marketing and Business Growth.

Oksana is a professional who understands the power of connection and what is required to survive and thrive in our VUCA world.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 event 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 Synergistics , Leadership Agility, Action Learning, Executive Coaching and more.

Vlad Tashakov

Co - Founder and Managing
Director of QPQ International.

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 growth of revenue and development of client base. With his experience he develops brand strategies, initiate strategic alliances and interacts with new clients to develop sustained business for the organization.

His experience and education generates valuable insights into what matters most: what is needed in the complex current business reality in order to grow 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 number of businesses, including:

Living Green – natural home cleaning products company in New Zealand;

Academia of Human Potential - providing revolutionary corporate training and human resource development to help organizations transition into and be more successful in today’s global economy.

Turkish Tag - wholesale and retail distribution business of Turkish ready-made garments.

Wealth Dynamics Unlimited – platform for entrepreneurial events and e-Learning

QPQ International - Investment Advisory and online Sustainability Platform and a global community of investors, project initiators and international consultants in Sustainability Sector.

Our Strategic Partners

MTCM Investment AG is a leading provider of advisory services for alternative investments. We act as a partner for product due diligence and advisory services for institutional investors such as private banks, pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and family offices. We differentiate ourselves by sourcing, co-structuring and distributing custom-tailored investment and risk management solutions. A solid basis of trust, short communication channels and transparency will ensure that we are your advisor of choice.

Marcos Montero

Founder and Partner at the MTCM and Strategic Partner and Advisor to QPQ International

Marcos started his career in 2003 in the Fixed Income Trading of BNP Paribas. In 2008 he was in charge at Credit Suisse for structuring and issuing all kind of EMTN Notes, Structured Products, Fund-linked Products and CDOs. In 2010 he founded an innovative Asset and Investment company in Switzerland with focus on swap mortgages and mezzanine loans and MTCM Investment AG.

Dr. Patrick Knaus

Structured Product Partner at the MTCM and Strategic Partner and Advisor to QPQ International

Patrick has extensive experience in financial risk management and derivatives. Prior to joining MTCM, he was Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS Global Asset Management. As Head Trader of the structured fixed income team of UBS Investment Bank in Switzerland and Hong Kong he covered the full life-cycle of structured EMTN notes from issuance over market making to unwind. Patrick holds a PhD in physics from University of Karlsruhe for his research activity at CERN.

Our Advisors

Dr. Pendar Ostovar

Managing Director at the Climate Risk Strategy Consulting Ltd

20+ years of senior strategy and sustainability experience, primarily in the financial services sector. Pendar Represented the Strategy and Research portfolio on the British Bankers' Association (BBA) ExCo and sat on the BBA Enterprises board. Ran the Macroprudential Advisory Group at the BBA and facilitated UK-based banks advise the Bank of England on potential systemic risks on the horizon. Was selected among KPMG UK's thousands of its own in-house consultants to articulate KPMG's own strategy for the board.

Jorgen Nellemose

Managing Director at the Clarity Consulting Ltd

20+ years of experience in the energy and renewables industry. 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, The Netherlands, Spain, Romania, USA, Mexico, Panama, Columbia, Middle East, Togo, Nigeria, Angola, Rwanda, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, Singapore and China. Strong finance professional graduated from Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales.

Dr. Aziz Mulay-Shah

Managing Director of Global Communications Agency Ltd

A former senior Canadian diplomat and now the Managing Director at Global Communications Agency based in Dubai. Over the past 20 years, Aziz has been a governance and public policy planner with Global Affairs Canada and was a Director of Policy in the Office of the Privy Council. As a diplomat, Aziz worked as a senior advisor on strategic communications and Middle East policy for Canada's Prime Minister. For the last 12 years, he has lived and worked in Dubai, including four years as Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the UAE. More recently, he taught communications and diplomacy at university in Dubai and is co-author of a chapter on policy planning in the emerging field of positivity and wellbeing.

Claudio Palmieri

CEO CLS Energy Consultants DMCC

Claudio has close to 30 years’ 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.

Our Core Team

Vadim Dyakov


Masters Degree in Technology and Science from National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and almost 15 years in IT engineering. Vadim founded AVE Tech Start-up and currently is the lead IT engineer at the QPQ International.

Rex Fernando

Client Relationship 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 U.A.E, India, the U.S.A. and the U.K. Currently he supports customers as a Relationship Manager at the QPQ International.

Uliana Semenova

Key Account Manager and IT Product Development Coordinator

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.

Jenifer Fernando

Admin, Communication and Client Relationship Manager

Bachelor degree in Microbiology and Post Grad in Business Administration. Jenifer 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 the Client Relationship Manager at the QPQ International.

Contact us and gain an extremely valuable business collaborator who can connect you into new, productive, well-paid markets.