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 Core Team
Oleksandr Zot
Business Development & Investor Relations
With Masters Degree in Engineering and Bachelor's Degree in Finance Oleksandr has over 15 years of experience in financial research and investment banking.

He is experienced in serving clients in major financial hubs, such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, Bangkok, and Singapore.
Ameira Balasubramaniam
Business Development & Developer Relations
With a Business Management and Finance background and over 20 years of work experience in areas of Human Resources, Business Development, and Finance. Ameira was a Banking and Wealth Management Professional after which she has moved on to be an integral part of a successful start-up company in Chennai, India involved in the construction of Eco Home and manufacturers of Biological Sewage Treatment Plants.

Ameira is passionate about Sustainability and Humanitarian work and has worked & volunteered with the Belgian Red Cross in post Tsunami Recovery & Reconstruction works in Sri Lanka. Currently, Ameira is supporting the mission of QPQ to make our planet green again.
Imane Jabari
Lead Key Account Manager, Deal Advisory
Masters Degree in Economics and Finance. Through her prior work at ACWA Power, Imane has experience in supporting the 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
Communication & Client Relationship Manager
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Post-Grad in Business Administration. Jennifer has 15 years of 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 & Client Relationship Manager at QPQ International.
Rex Fernando
Business Development Manager
B. Com and Post Grad in Plantation Management. Rex has nearly 20 years of 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 QPQ International.
Mahwish Naveed
Key Account Manager, Deal Advisory
Mahwish has extensive experience in Customer Relationship Management with several Multinational Companies. She has worked as a trainer and mentor for international projects based in Malaysia. Her experience spans project reviewing and structuring, critical path analysis, creating a Gantt chart, and reviewing the project progress using PM tools. Mahwish holds an MS Project Management degree from SZABIST University, Pakistan. Currently, working as a Deal Advisory Support at QPQ international.
Joan Francisco
Admin, Bookkeeping & Deal Advisory Support
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. With extensive experience in Administrative Support, Sales, and Research. Joan has first-hand experience in organizing and planning meetings with Investors and Project holders. She makes sure to provide support to the team by performing tasks related to organization and strong communication.
She has developed teamwork, leadership skills, and customer service skills that are valued assets to the company. Currently Customer Service Manager at QPQ International.
Sakshi Kalia
Legal Counsel
Bachelor of Laws and a degree in International Law and Diplomacy. Sakshi has been practicing as a litigation lawyer before courts and tribunals in India.

Currently handling legal affairs at QPQ International as a Legal Counsel.
Deal Advisors
Claudio Palmieri
Curator, Deal Advisory - MEA
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.
Alex Fornal
Curator, Deal Advisory - Europe, Canada, South America
Alex is passionate about serving the green transition to 100% renewable energy. He has over 20 years of 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 a grasp of developmental principles throughout project life cycles.

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.
William Zeelie
Curator, Deal Advisory – Africa
With over 40 years of 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. The 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).
Will Hogan
Curator, Deal Advisory - North America, South America and Caribbeans
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).
Dr. Nat Moser
Curator, Deal Advisory - CIS and Europe
Nat has 25 years' experience in energy investment and project development, most recently as Managing Director of Wind Solar Energy LLC where he led a team that assembled a 400 MW portfolio of operating and RTB wind and solar parks in Ukraine.

He has held senior executive positions at Pharos Financial Group, Poltava Energy, and Factor Capital and has worked on projects across the world, with a focus on Eastern Europe and North America.

Nat holds a BA and Ph.D. from Manchester University and an MPhil from Oxford University.
Stephen Byng
Curator, Deal Advisory - MENA, Asia Pacific
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.
Giovanni Cerchiarini
Curator, Deal Advisory - Europe, South Asia, and Africa
Giovanni's career spans over 30 years across multiple industries including
Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Energy, Engineering & Construction and Utilities in various jurisdictions including Europe, Middle East, South Eastern Asia, Americas and Africa. As part of senior leadership teams in various companies like saipem, Larsen&Toubro, GE Grid Solutions and Terna, Giovanni has gained significant experience in defining international footprint with a constant focus on stakeholders' and investors' global return.

The most recent experience of leading international operations of Europe's largest transmission system operator provides him with a hands-on understanding of investment approval processes as well as the challenges and constraints associated with the subsequent investment supervision.
Arijit Datta
Curator, Deal Advisory - Debt
Arijit is an Entrepreneurial Finance Business Partner who brings along over 18 years of diverse experience covering various aspects of Finance covering Investment Banking Transactions Advisory, Finance Operations, and Business Risk Management specialist expertise.

He has worked in various roles with Credit Suisse Group in the Channel Islands, UK, Singapore, and India across different managerial and specialist functions for 12 years. During this period, he led several highly complex strategic initiatives across various forms of products and business areas and some of the key initiatives include various types of Issuance of Bonds & Structured Notes for Group Capital & Treasury, the establishment of Branch Operations in countries, Structured Lending and Financing transactions for Clients and Complex Products and Instruments.

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has pivoted his specialist expertise from Investment Banking to the Energy Finance & Transactions Advisory segment and has led several engagements across different segments in the Clean & Renewable Energy.
Mukesh Kolhe
Curator, Deal Advisory – Oceania
An experienced CEO and Senior Management professional with a background in Renewables, Mukesh has led teams from multiple geographies in Australia, Germany, France, India, and China.

Mukesh has more than 30 years of experience comprising 14 years at Robert Bosch, 5 years at ABB India limited, 12 years at Suzlon Energy where he has led multiple strategic initiatives before moving to Melbourne Australia as CEO of Suzlon Australia. Mukesh worked extensively to rebuild the Brand Suzlon and reactivated Business development and sales of new turbines coupled with wind farm co-development projects and has overseen EPC project proposals of more than 5 GW.

Mukesh has a Bachelor of Production Engineering from, India. He also holds a post-graduate qualification in Cost and Works Accountancy from ICWAI. In addition, he has certification in Supply Chain Management and Production & Inventory management from APICS USA.
Samir Al Wakeel
Curator, Deal Advisory
Samir is a well seasoned manager with over 30 years of international experience which includes projects and product management, start-up operations, sales, business development and strategic planning. Since 2014 to date, he has been offering consultancy services and interim management for the ICT, Renewable Energy, and the Pharma Industry in Europe and the Middle East.

Samir has wide experience in the Telecom industry holding various positions and serving B2B & B2C market segments as well as in the Energy sector (ICT for power utility & renewable energy). He has an outstanding record of directing multicultural teams on an operational and strategic level and in implementing projects in Western Europe (Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria and UK), Eastern Europe (Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Ukraine), Middle East, Asia (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) and the USA. Moreover, in his early career stage he has been engaged in experimental research (physics laboratory, superconductivity, scanning electron microscopy).

Samir holds a MSc degree in Renewable Energy from the Vienna Technical University, an Executive MBA from the University of Fribourg (iimt), and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication from the University of Applied Science in Zurich.
He believes in lifelong learning and is passionate about new technologies, renewable energy and green developments. Samir speaks multiple languages fluently. He is married and living in Zurich, Switzerland.


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