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).
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Dr. Mihails Kuznecovs
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Dr Mihails is a corporate strategist and business developer with an 19-year track record in energy and renewables industries. Mihails is an experienced board member.

    He has partnered with CEOs and worked for well-established global companies, including RES Ltd., Itera Latvija Ltd., Synecta JSC, Dufry AG, Dostav, AFRY, Block CRS, Elanor, Gulfcrafts, Ertibat Engineering and Zurich Insurance Qatar.

    He is the owner of Ersteberg Ltd, a business and investment advisory. His most notable realised project is the construction of a $410 million clean power plant. Mihails led the company during the construction and handover phases and was primarily responsible for executing transparent corporate governance and building consensus and relationships between the board, headquarters, departmental heads and project managers.

    To strengthen his professional knowledge, he earned a doctorate in economics from Brunel University, London, UK. He also holds an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University in the UK, an MSc in Banking Finance from Loughborough University.
  • Nicolas VAUDREMONT
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    A Master Degree in hand, Nicolas started his career in 2000 as successively Nuclear Safety Engineer and Product Manager within AREVA Group (France). Still in the Nuclear field, Nicolas initiated a natural shift to Business

    Development within SUEZ group (France) in a human sized engineering company, ITENA (owned by ENDEL of SUEZ Group). Promoted as Managing Director in 2007. ITENA was merged with Coyne et Bellier in 2009, the Hydropower's worldwide leader engineering company and Nicolas have been appointed as Hydro Business Developer mainly for African and Himalayan countries and then Vice President for Hydro Business Development worldwide within Tractebel Engineering France – Coyne et Bellier. In early 2015 Nicolas was deputed to Jakarta in Indonesia to set up PT Tractebel Engineering Indonesia and manage the local entity as President Director. In January 2019, Nicolas have been promoted as Tractebel General Manager Asia Pacific and was relocated to Singapore.

    High-level professional with 20 years of experience in engineering services, solid experience in the field energy, deep international development knowledge, strong networker, motivated and passionate about development enriched by its experience in France, Africa, Himalayan region and Southeast Asia, Nicolas decided to set up his own business in 2022 and recently joined QPQ International.


  • Rubén Escalona
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Rubén has a proven track record with more than 20 years of experience in C-level positions in the energy industry in Chile.

    He has high experience leading commercialization of energy (PPAs), business growth of new markets and development of renewable projects. He also has deep understanding of complex negotiation deals with focus in managing corporate relationships with large clients, value creation and innovation.

    Rubén is an Industrial engineer with a mention in Electricity from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom.
  • Steven Brown, PE
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Steven has 35 years of experience in the energy industry as a Senior Executive in multiple public and private companies. He has global experience in the development and operation of utility-scale geothermal, solar, wind, and other alternative energy projects.

    His management experience includes project development, engineering, construction, project financing and power plant operations. He is a licensed professional engineer and has a BS in Civil Engineering and a MBA in Finance, both from Brigham Young University.
  • Joel Sanchez
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Joel is an economist with 20+ years of experience in the finance and consulting industries. He has sound exposure to credit and financial analysis, ratings and risks assessment for companies across different markets. Has occupied senior positions at Deloitte, Moody´s Investors Services and a pension fund of Mexico City police. Has provided consulting services for BBVA, HP (India) and stakeholders at the energy and infrastructure sectors.

    Has participated in projects for a range of industries in Mexico and LatAm as: i) Financial advisory and debt raising for: housing and urban development, infrastructure and energy as well as for wireless towers (telecommunications) and ii) ESG integration for pension fund investments.

    He aims to combine economic insights, quantitative tools and cross collaboration to accomplish goals and sound relationships. Joel graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has as MBA from the University of Southern California (USA) and is MA International Economics from the University of Essex (UK). Also, has published articles on economics and risks besides acting as organizer and presenter in workshops.


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