I am currently heading procurement in a large brewing group in Russia . I have experience in raw materials, packaging, and indirect categories. I am very much a generalist, but perhaps I have an emotional tie to agricultural commodities, with which I had started my career at procurement.
I have seen the best and the worst, as the Russian beer market boomed in 2000s only to decline sharply in 2010s. And this got me involved in a series of tough change projects like company merger, reorganization of the department, redesigning of processes, launching a shared service center, and procurement outsourcing.
I spent many years at finance at the early period of my career and I hold Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor qualifications.
I speak English, Russian and Turkish.