Gennadiy has over 30 years of experience in the business of global inspection, testing, and certification. He was Vice President, Global Business Development at the SGS Group in Geneva from 2010 till 2022 where he developed new projects and digital initiatives in the Natural Resources department. Gennadiy started his working carrier in 1988 as a Deputy Manager at the Ilyichevsk container terminal. From 1990 to 2010, he held several positions within SGS spanning senior inspector, project and business development manager, and Managing Director of SGS Ukraine. Concurrently, Gennadiy functioned as a Board Member of the Ukraine Grain Association and GAFTA Ukraine Trade Committee. He brings a great deal of experience in commodity trade and, in particular, in the grain business acting for 5 years as Global Grain Product Manager for the SGS Group, and from 2018 to 2022 Gennadiy was a Board member of AgFlow company. Gennadiy has a BA from Odessa State University and a Master in Management of Marine Transport from Odessa Marine Engineering University.
François is a VC and award-winning scientist with 25+ years of global experience in high-tech industries (EU/ USA/ MENAT/ E. Asia/ S. Africa). He has led high-impact, strategic and multi-stakeholder R&D industrial projects in AI/ML, computing, aerospace, automotive, IoT, CTF and pharma. Prior to joining SCCF, he was Special Advisor at Swiss boutique VC firm, FSI, board member at e-GTSA SA, Geneva (ACQ: Komgo SA), Director of Industrial Applications at InforSense Ltd., London (ACQ: IDBS), and Head of Modeling at Avantium, Amsterdam, a spin-off of Shell BV. He holds a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in physical chemistry and an M.A. in environmental science (specialization in computing) from the University of Geneva. He completed postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. François speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Ioannis has a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He brings a full-rounded experience in front and back-end software development, hardware management, data measurements and electronics, and IoT. He worked at CERN, Schneider Electric, Festo Microtechnology and IDQ before joining Argos Inspection & Technologies in 2021.
Mikhail has 15 years of Sales experience in financial and inspection services. He previously worked for Cotecna for 2 years and 3 years for Intertek. Mikhail is based in Kyiv, manages inspections of goods and his forte is commodity trading business in Ukraine.
Nelya holds a Master's degree in Economy from the Kyiv National Linguistic University. She is a former Regional Manager at Cotecna and joined in 2020 Argos as a senior coordinator.
Vijay holds a Bachelor's degree and an MBA in Marketing from Andhra University. He has more than 16 years of experience in various industries including automotive and industrial equipment and third-party inspection services. Over the course of more than 12 years, he has successfully managed inspections and operations of multiple short & long term projects for both public and private sector units, from their initiation to completion.
Vijay's expertise lies in handling the operations of bulk minerals such as iron ore, manganese ore, alumina, rock phosphate, dolomite, limestone, ammonium nitrate, as well as coal and coke. He has extensive experience in import and export shipments inspections, inventory control, stockpile measurements, and dispatch operations via road and rail.
Vijay also holds certifications in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from "Tech Mahindra Foundation" and "NPTEL".
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