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 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 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 – eco-friendly home cleaning products company in New Zealand;

Academia of Human Potential - providing revolutionary corporate training and human resource development;

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

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

QPQ International - Boutique Investment Advisory and Online QPQ Sustainability Platform.

Our Core Team

Dr. Pendar Ostovar

Executive Director, Deal Advisory

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 Macro-prudential 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.

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.

Dr. Stephen R. Clarke

Curator, Deal Advisory - Ventures

Serial entrepreneur, CEO and Chairman developing and implementing advanced, first-of-kind technologies, processes, and facilities in aerospace, automotive, renewables & recycling, energy storage and related fields. Has a proven track record providing the vision, leadership, team building, problem-solving and deep technology competencies, to transition ideas into returns on investment.

To date Steve has secured >$200 million in start-up financing, closed 2 IPO’s, established successful international partnerships with industry leaders, developed innovative IP strategies and secured multiple technology licenses. .

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.

Currently Key Account Manager and IT Product Development Coordinator at the QPQ International.

Vadim Dyakov

Chief Technology Officer

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.

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.

Our Strategic Partners

Marcos Montero

Founder and Partner at the MTCM and Strategic Partner & 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 & 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 & 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.

MTCM Investment AG is a leading provider of advisory services for alternative investments, acting 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. MTCM differentiates 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 MTCM is your advisor of choice.

Our Partners

Dr. Zineb Seghrouchni

Deep experience in solar project development and implementation:

14GW+ of financial and technical consulting services and operations management for PV manufacturing and solar projects;

12+ years contribution to making solar energy economically viable and achieve grid parity;

Renewable Energy Expert Certificate (European Technology Center);

Post-doctoral position (Helmholtz-Zentrum, Dresden, Germany);

PhD in Physics and Chemistry of Materials (Louis Pasteur University, France).

Jorgen Nellemose

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, 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

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