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.
  • Aarzoo Khan
    Tech Admin
    Aarzoo comes with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and over a decade of experience in Energy sector.

    Through her prior work with SUZLON Energy Ltd her experience spans through various fields like Tech Strategy and Marketing, Technical Analysis, Competitor Analysis, Program Management, New Product Development, Design Change Management, CRM and Operations Management.
    Extremely passionate about her work and highly inclined towards Driving results.

    Aarzoo is dedicated, confident and a reliable resource with great communication and presentation skills.
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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Jim Peet
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Jim has over 30 years of international investing and fund experience. Including raising and running an 800 million venture fund for Lehman Brothers and spearheading numerous investments both domestically and internationally for an affiliate of the Soros Funds. Previously he worked for the premier consulting firms, McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, on a wide range of projects.

    He has a degree in engineering and math / economics from Dartmouth, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. Jim is registered with FINRA (series 7,24, and 63).Green energy finance is a current major focus, with involvement in multiple current projects having a value totaling over $1 billion.

    Specific technologies of interest are the many forms of waste to energy, and other clean power generation, but the range of potential projects is broad, Jim's combination of finance, technical and consulting experience supports developers through the process with investors, and helps give investors well packaged projects that can be assessed efficiently
  • 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.

  • Sumit Agarwal
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Sumit is passionate about actively contributing to climate change mitigation and adaption. He has 15+ years of experience in business strategy, international expansion, project development, and project management, both as an EPC as well as an IPP in Solar PV technology. Sumit has been VP Projects at Amplus a Solar Developer in India acquired by Petronash. BD and Operations Director at Mowah, an IPP in KSA. Further, he has been BD and Operations Director at GE3S a boutique consulting company in the field of sustainability.

    Sumit is PMP and FMVA certified. He further is GRI and TCFD-certified sustainability professional. He has an Executive Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from SP Jain School of Global Management and a B-tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee.

    Sumit brings a combination of financial, technical, and consulting experience to help and propel green field projects in various technologies by actively supporting developers and investors.
  • Nelis Engelbrecht
    Debt Advisor to QPQ International
    He is a qualified Chartered Accountant in South Africa, with over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, asset and capital management with large financial services groups in South Africa and the UK. He is Involved in over R15bn of capital raising, fund and capital management of over R50bn of assets
  • Erik T. Holden
    Structured Finance Debt Advisor to QPQ
    Erik brings over 20 years of International Project and Structured Finance Banking experience to the QPQ platform. He is a debt advisory specialist and works closely with institutional lenders and investors for the placement of structured tax equity and debt capital solutions for renewable energy and infrastructure projects. Erik has been involved in the financing of over $10 billion of project finance transactions for renewable energy, oil and gas resources, thermal generation, transportation (commercial and industrial), and energy infrastructure. His expertise is working with investors and developers seeking to access capital funding for renewable energy projects, including solar + storage, wind, hydrogen, agri-solar, and biofuels.

    Prior to joining QPQ, Erik was the lead Credit Executive, Vice President with MUFG in Los Angeles specializing in the risk management and approval of structured finance commitments to renewable energy and tax equity transactions. He has held key positions as Senior Portfolio Manager of Nomura Real Asset Funds in New York and Senior Credit Risk Manager of Project Finance for Dresdner Bank in Tokyo. Erik graduated from Western Washington University cum laude with double majors in Finance and East Asian Studies, minor in Japanese. He has earned a Master's Degree in Economics and Political Science from Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan as a Mombusho Scholar. He is fluent in Japanese.
  • Alick MacAngus
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Alick is an experienced Energy Professional with a solid background and a passion for Energy Generation and Project Development. He has over 20 years of experience in energy generation projects and asset management, project management, business development, M&A support, and asset management consulting services to energy majors, including Shell, BP, and Total Energies.

    In 2006, Alick founded an engineering and project management consultancy, which supports energy projects in the UK and Internationally, including Singapore, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, Senegal, Angola, and Europe.

    Alick represented Bertsch Energy in the UK, which focused on Biomass Power Plants and Waste Heat Recovery developments, and has provided technical and project development support to wind energy, waste-to-energy, pyrolysis, gas-to-wire, and hydrogen development projects across the UK and Europe. Alick has co-founded and is an executive director of several energy-related companies in Nigeria, Senegal, the UK, and Europe and is passionate about international business, innovation and technology, and energy developments.

    Alick holds a Master's in Oil and Gas Innovation from Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen, UK, and is expected to graduate with an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute (Strayer University) in December 2023.
  • Peter De Vries
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Peter has almost 40 years of experience in the development, design, engineering, construction, commissioning, EPC project management, service and operation, maintenance, and consulting of power, renewable energy, energy-from-waste, gas to power; and was involved in the development and delivery of a number of high profile power, both renewable and non-renewable energy projects throughout Africa.

    He has worked in various management positions for Siemens, ABB, and Group Five. Peter has more than 20 years of working experience on the African continent.
  • Rogério Ivan
    Curator, Deal Advisory
    Rogério Ivan is an experienced professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of energy, sustainability, environment, and management. He has a MSc in Engineering Management and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management. He has integrated four Energy Agencies, a Nuclear Institute, and has excelled as an entrepreneur, executive director, and energy consultant.

    He has played a pivotal role in coordinating, developing, and implementing over 100 projects and activities aimed at advancing sustainable energy, renewables, energy efficiency, and sustainable development. Recently, he has been recognized as a European Climate Pact Ambassador and is an Expert Evaluator for the EU CINEA Energy + Climate Programme.

    Rogério has been recognized as a European Climate Pact Ambassador. He is an Expert Evaluator for the EU CINEA Energy + Climate Programme and the Portuguese Country Expert at the H2020 EUCF European City Facility Initiative. He has also acted as the Vice-President of GEOTA, an environmental NGO in Portugal. In 2010, he integrated the Portuguese mission for the EU CA-RES Concerted Action for Renewable Energy.

    Beyond his professional endeavors, Rogério's diverse life experiences include living in the UK and Spain and involvement in professional tennis as a mentor and brand owner for a major ITF tournament.
  • 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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