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Board of Directors

  • Jacques Guers Non-executive Chairman, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee
    Jacques Guers

    Non-executive Chairman, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee

  • Roy Harding Executive director
    Roy Harding

    Executive director

  • Igor Borovikov, Softline's original founder, member of the BoD
    Igor Borovikov

    Softline's original founder, member of the BoD

  • Karl Robb  Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee
    Karl Robb

    Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

  • Marc Kasher Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
    Marc Kasher

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

  • Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer of Noventiq Holdings Plc
    Sergey Chernovolenko

    Chief Executive Officer

Executive Management

  • Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer of Noventiq Holdings Plc
    Sergey Chernovolenko

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Hervé Tessler, President & Chief Operations Officer
    Hervé Tessler

    President & Chief Operations Officer

  • Gareth Tipton Chief Legal Counsel
    Gareth Tipton

    Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President Legal, Governance & Compliance

  • Burak Ozer, Chief Financial Officer
    Burak Ozer

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Marina Shvoeva, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Marina Shvoeva

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Roy Harding. Executive director
    Roy Harding

    Executive director

  • Andrew Morrison Senior Vice President, Global Services, Solutions and Products
    Andrew Morrison

    Senior Vice President, Global Services, Solutions and Products

  • Steven Salter, Vice President of Investor Relations
    Steven Salter

    Vice President of Investor Relations

  • Alexander Mikoyan, Corporate Operations, Strategy, Marketing, and Growth
    Alexander Mikoyan

    Corporate Operations, Strategy, Marketing, and Growth

Jacques Guers Non-executive Chairman, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee
Jacques Guers Non-executive Chairman, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. Jacques Guers has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has 38 years of experience within IT companies, having acted as President for various companies within Europe and the Emerging Markets. In 2007, Mr. Guers was awarded the title ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ for his contribution to the French economy as a member of MEDEF-French Business Confédération, a result of hissignificant involvement in discussions with the French government in relation to improving the economy’s attractiveness for foreign investments.

Roy Harding Executive director
Roy Harding Executive director

Roy is a highly accomplished senior manager and operations expert with over 30 years’ experience in a diverse and successful career with Xerox Ltd. He possesses a powerful transformative presence with the ability to conceptualise and implement strategy leading to a significant increase in brand positioning, growth and profit. Having forged a successful results-driven and dynamic career, Roy is a professional businessman with great experience in business development, stakeholder engagement, transformation management, organisational efficiency, sales process, business planning, and operations and strategy, as well as leadership development. During his career he was worked in the UK, Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Latin America, Russia, India and Japan.

Igor Borovikov, Softline's original founder, member of the BoD
Igor Borovikov Softline's original founder, member of the BoD

Igor Borovikov, Softline’s original founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, was born in 1964 in Shuya, a city from the Ivanovo region in Russia. He studied engineering, computer science and mathematics at the Moscow State University, where he graduated in 1986. He completed his PhD in physics and computer science in 1989, which he finished in 1989, at the same university. In 1993, Igor created Softline with a team of just 10 people. In October 2022, Softline Holding plc began trading under the trademark Noventiq.

Karl Robb  Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Karl Robb Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Karl Robb has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He has 39 years of experience in the software engineering and IT solutions industries. Mr. Robb began his extensive career in 1982 with the global solutions provider ICL and spent seven years in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Sweden in a variety of roles, including: Business Analyst, Sales, Product Management and Marketing and Major Account Management with EU Governmental Institutions. In 1993, Mr. Robb co-founded Mobile Computing Systems, a mobile enterprise development platform and vertical applications provider in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy, which was acquired by the Malaysian telecom operator. In 2001, Mr. Robb co-founded Fathom Technology and served as its CEO until it was acquired by EPAM Systems Europe in 2004. Mr. Robb joined EPAM after the acquisition and served as the Executive Vice President of EPAM Systems Inc. and the President of EPAM Systems Europe until 2015. He continues to serve on the board of directors for EPAM.

Marc Kasher Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
Marc Kasher Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. Marc Kasher has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Kasher is the founder and CEO of Sapiens Advisors, an international consulting company. Mr. Kasher is currently an Independent Director of Kazatomprom. From 1997 to 2015 Mr. Kasher worked at AIG Global Investments, a private equity investor, and was appointed as Managing Director in 2010. Mr. Kasher served as an Independent Director of Luxoft from 2013 to 2019, a digital services technology company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Kasher holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA in Soviet Studies from Tufts University.

Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer of Noventiq Holdings Plc
Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sergey Chernovolenko was appointed the Global CEO of the Company in May 2018. He graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation and has been working in the IT industry since 1997. He has 25 years of experience in business, 20 years of which have been connected with IT. He was engaged in business development in several Russian and international companies and has 10 years of experience working in various countries. He was Director General of Xerox in Turkey for three years and led Xerox in 11 Eastern European countries.

Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer of Noventiq Holdings Plc
Sergey Chernovolenko Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sergey Chernovolenko was appointed the Global CEO of the Company in May 2018. He graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation and has been working in the IT industry since 1997. He has 25 years of experience in business, 20 years of which have been connected with IT. He was engaged in business development in several Russian and international companies and has 10 years of experience working in various countries. He was Director General of Xerox in Turkey for three years and led Xerox in 11 Eastern European countries.

Hervé Tessler, President & Chief Operations Officer
Hervé Tessler President & Chief Operations Officer

As a global senior executive with decades of international experience in US publicly traded corporations, Tessler brings a wealth of experience to his role at Noventiq in building diverse, high-performing teams across multiple geographies and functions. Tessler is well-versed in driving results and leading initiatives on a global scale to transform international operations and company-wide functions. Tessler’s last position was Executive Vice President, President of International Operations at Xerox which he held between 2017 and 2020. In this capacity, Tessler played a key role in shaping Xerox’s strategy, while leading operational teams across more than 150 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, the Eurasian countries, and India. During his career at Xerox, Tessler also held several other senior management roles, including Head of Operations in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and Turkey; President of Xerox’s affiliate in Brazil; COO of Latin America; President of Developing Markets Operations and President of Corporate Operations.

Gareth Tipton Chief Legal Counsel
Gareth Tipton Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President Legal, Governance & Compliance

Gareth is a highly accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in IT and telecommunications, operating at board level across a range of public and private sector organisations. He is a powerful advocate for responsible corporate governance with in-depth knowledge of designing, implementing and managing effective risk frameworks, ethics and compliance programmes and systems of corporate governance. Gareth has held various positions at BT plc from 2004 to 2020, the most recent being a seven-year tenure as Group Director, Ethics, Compliance and Governance. Gareth has also served as Board Director at BT Law and EE. He has previously held positions at the Department for Work and Pensions, General Motors and Thomas Cook, among others. Gareth is also Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. Gareth has a proven track record in managing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and large-scale transformational change programmes. He has a pragmatic and motivational leadership style consistent with delivering excellent results, whilst maintaining an environment based on honesty, trust and professional integrity.

Burak Ozer, Chief Financial Officer
Burak Ozer Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Noventiq´s CFO, Burak is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company’s work, as well as ensuring that the company is fiscally positioned to deliver on its strategic goals. Burak joined Noventiq in 2018, bringing with him 25+ years of experience in regional and international businesses. Prior to joining Noventiq, Burak held the position of General Manager with Xerox Turkey for 4 years. He also spent 7 years working in their developing markets arm in London – first as Financial Planning Director of Xerox Developing Market operations, and then as CFO for Xerox Central Eastern Europe. During his time with Xerox, Burak also worked for 2 years with their HQ operations in Connecticut, USA. Burak was born in İstanbul in 1971, and is a graduate of İstanbul Technical University. He also holds a Master in Business Management.

Marina Shvoeva, Chief Human Resources Officer
Marina Shvoeva Chief Human Resources Officer

Marina joined Noventiq in 2018 to lead our international and fast-growing HR team. During her time with Noventiq, Marina has led the integration of a number of the company's acquisitions. She has also played a key role in driving the organisational transition of people from one company to another, as well as coordinating the HR aspects of Noventiq´s demerger. Marina has a demonstrable track record for helping international organisations transform into mature, employee-centric companies. Specifically, her expertise is in achieving high levels of employee engagement, trust, and loyalty, while also reducing attrition, and empowering talent. With almost 20 years of experience managing multicultural and diverse HR global teams, Marina joined Noventiq after 13 years working in numerous senior HR roles at BBDO Group in Russia. Her main achievement at BBDO Group Russia was introducing and developing a rich recognition feedback system to implement the organisational policies relating to employees´ dignity and respect, wellbeing, and fair treatment. She also spearheaded multiple initiatives relating to the professional growth and success of employees.

Roy Harding. Executive director
Roy Harding Executive director

Roy is a highly accomplished senior manager and operations expert with over 30 years’ experience in a diverse and successful career with Xerox Ltd. He possesses a powerful transformative presence with the ability to conceptualise and implement strategy leading to a significant increase in brand positioning, growth and profit. Having forged a successful results-driven and dynamic career, Roy is a professional businessman with great experience in business development, stakeholder engagement, transformation management, organisational efficiency, sales process, business planning, and operations and strategy, as well as leadership development. During his career he was worked in the UK, Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Latin America, Russia, India and Japan.

Andrew Morrison Senior Vice President, Global Services, Solutions and Products
Andrew Morrison Senior Vice President, Global Services, Solutions and Products

Since 2019, Andrew Morrison has been the Vice President of Noventiq Global Services responsible for building strategic relationships with vendors, providers and partners. Andrew graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in Engineering. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT and BPO services, leading Global and International business development, portfolio management, sales and supply chain management. From 2009 to 2014, he held executive positions at Xerox Global Services based in the USA, returning to Europe in 2014 to lead the European Services business for Xerox. More recently, he was Non-Executive Director for M4 Managed Services, a cyber security and digital transformation business, working primarily in the UK Public Sector. Andrew is an expert in solution and service development together with implementation in large, mid-size and small companies. He has extensive experience in the Government, Financial, Manufacturing and Commercial sectors in Europe, USA and emerging markets, having led numerous global and international deployments and transformation projects.

Steven Salter, Vice President of Investor Relations
Steven Salter Vice President of Investor Relations

As Vice President for Investor Relations at Noventiq, Steven's focus is on developing relationships with institutional investors, equity analysts, and C-suite executive teams. During his career, he has acquired an impeccable track record as a strategically-minded and results-driven professional with a focus on finance and growth operations. Steven joined Noventiq in 2021, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in investor relations, and a wealth of knowledge in IT services and digital transformation from his years working with clients in aerospace and defence, communications and media. Prior to Noventiq, Steve spent nearly 20 years with global professional services company, Accenture. During that time, he held a number of roles in client and commercial finance. He led the IR programme for Accenture across Europe and Asia, which is ranked #1 in IT Services by Institutional Investor. Steve is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He currently lives with his family in Surrey, UK.

Alexander Mikoyan, Corporate Operations, Strategy, Marketing, and Growth
Alexander Mikoyan Corporate Operations, Strategy, Marketing, and Growth

Alexander joined Noventiq in 2021 as Vice President Global Sales to bring a significant understanding of the multi-faceted modern technology business and modern complex enterprise sales. Today, he leads three major areas of the company: Marketing, Strategy and Growth. Alexander came to Noventiq after 12 years working at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he held multiple positions, including the Managing Director role of HP & after the corporate split HPE´s Russian business. In 2016, he moved to the UK with his family to join HPE UK&I, where he worked in several sales’ leadership positions looking after major enterprise customer segments in the region. Prior to his career in the information technology industry, Alexander spent two years with the French defense & aerospace conglomerate Thales Group as their VP for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He led regional engagements in space, defense, aviation and other mission critical industries. Right before joining Thales Group, he spent several years working as the regional leader for Alcatel. Through his career, Alexander, who has a degree in theoretical mathematics and MBA from Henley Management College (now part of Reading University), has constantly innovated in the commercial domain. He´s led large, multicultural teams distributed in different countries around the world, and continues today driving incremental growth and global success at Noventiq.

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