Sergiy Bulavin

Personal Information

Age
49 years
Gender
Male
Location
Kyiv
UCGA Alumnus
2018A
UCGA Certificate
Certificate in Corporate Governance
Work Experience
Executive Vice President / Vice President
SigmaBleyzer
Houston, TX, USA / Ukraine / Romania / Bulgaria / Kazakhstan
SigmaBleyzer (www.sigmableyzer.com): US based international private equity firm with an investment and operating track record of more than 25 years and strong experience in emerging markets (in particular, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania and Kazakhstan). SigmaBleyzer has managed assets valued at approximately $1 billion dollars across six investment vehicles. The company's investment style relies heavily on creating value at the operational level, by fundamentally improving portfolio companies, increasing their sales and profitability, creating new jobs, and introducing new and innovative products to the market.
Vice President
May 2010 - Present
Location: Ukraine
SCOPE: assigned to agricultural project of SigmaBleyzer (Harmelia/Agrogeneration).

Executive Vice President / Country Manager in Kazakhstan / Member of Investment Committee
Jan 2007 – May 2010
Location: Ukraine / Kazakhstan
SCOPE:
- General Management
- PE Investments
- M&A
- Market Entry & New Business Development
- Corporate Governance.

Executive Vice President / Member of Investment Committee
Jan 1995 – Jan 2007
Location: Ukraine / Bulgaria / Romania
SCOPE:
- General Management
- PE Investments
- M&A
- Market Entry & New Business Development
- Corporate Governance.
Industry
Agro
Food & Beverages
Consumer
Digital
Financial Services
Governance
Investments
Media
Technology
Functional Speciality
General Management
Human Capital / Talent Management
Operations
Sales/Business Development
Sector
Private
Executive First Vice President
Harmelia Agricultural Company / A SigmaBleyzer Company
Ukraine
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Harmelia: agricultural private equity project of SigmaBleyzer, began from scratch in 2009 and reached 70k hectares under cultivation in 2013, 800 employees, production 200k tons of commodity crops, revenue $50M. Harmelia was merged with AgroGeneration in 2013.
SCOPE:
- Strategy and P&L Management
- General Management
- Creating Big Industrial-Scale Agricultural Company from Scratch
- Managed Development, Operations, Finance and M&A Activity.
Industry
Agro
Financial Services
Functional Speciality
Finance/Accounting
General Management
Human Capital / Talent Management
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Operations
Product Development/R&D
Sales/Business Development
IT Management / Engineering
Other
Sector
Private
Executive Senior Vice President
AgroGeneration
Ukraine
AgroGeneration (www.agrogeneration.com): public company (listing on Euronext in Paris with 35% free float), 120k ha under cultivation in 5 regions of Ukraine (since merger of AgroGeneration and Harmelia in 2013), 1,400 employees, production up to 400k tons of commodity crops, storage over 210k tons (including 5 elevators), big machinery fleet (about 800 vehicles), revenue $70M.
SCOPE:
- Strategy and P&L Management
- General Management
- Performance Improvements
- Risks Assessment and Mitigation
- Corporate Finance
- M&A
- Business Restructuring & Development.
Industry
Agro
Financial Services
Functional Speciality
General Management
Human Capital / Talent Management
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Operations
Product Development/R&D
Sales/Business Development
IT Management / Engineering
Other
Sector
Public
Board Experience
Member of Investment Committee
SigmaBleyzer
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Commitee
Investment Committee
Sector
Private
Industries
Agro
Consumer
Investments
Technology
Member of the Board
PFTS Stock Exchange / PFTS Association
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Sector
Non-Profit
Industries
Financial Services
Investments
Member
PFTS Stock Exchange / PFTS Association
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Commitee
Arbitrage and Disciplinary Committee
Sector
Non-Profit
Industries
Financial Services
Investments
Member
PFTS Stock Exchange / PFTS Association
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Commitee
Arbitral Tribunal of PFTS
Sector
Non-Profit
Industries
Financial Services
Investments
Education
Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy
Certificate in Corporate Governance
From
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Fields of Study
Corporate Governance
Diploma
Sterling Business School (Ukraine) & Rowan University (USA)
Black Belt Lean Six Sigma, LSSBB (exam passed)
From
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Fields of Study
Lean Six Sigma, LSS
Diploma
Sterling Business School (Ukraine) & Rowan University (USA)
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma, CLSSGB
From
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Fields of Study
Lean Six Sigma, LSS
Diploma
Cranefield (South Africa)
PhD in Commerce and Administration
From
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Fields of Study
Structured Approach to Maximize Value Creation
Diploma
IBR, Steinbeis University Berlin (Germany)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
From
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Fields of Study
Global MBA
Diploma
Kharkiv Institute of Radioelectronics (Ukraine)
Bachelor's degree
From
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Fields of Study
Systems design & engineering / Automated Control Systems
Diploma

Accomplishments

Languages
Ukrainian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Russian
Native or bilingual proficiency
English
Full professional proficiency
Skills
Emerging Markets
Strategy Development & Planning
Value Creation
Corporate Finance
Private Equity
Mergers & Acquisitions
Post-Merger Integration
Change Management
Business Restructuring
Business Development
Performance Improvement
Production Excellence
Organizations
Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy Community, 2019 – Present: Member.
CEO Club Ukraine, 2018 – Present: Member.
International M&A Partners Network, 2005-2007: Member.
M&A Central and East Europe Network, 2004-2005: Member.
PFTS Stock Exchange, PFTS Association, 1997-2003: Member of the Board, Member of Arbitrage and Disciplinary Committee, Member of the Arbitral Tribunal of PFTS.
Achievements
Presentation at Grain Ukraine Conference. September, 2018. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/operational-efficiency-presentation-at-graine-ukraine-conference-september-2018
Article "How to maintain the performance indicator of an agricultural company". September, 2018. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/how-to-maintain-the-performance-indicator-of-an-agricultural-company
Presentation on the discussion organized by Ukrainian Food Valley. Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. March 15, 2018. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/innovations-and-lean-six-sigma-implementation-in-industrial-growing-of-commodity-crops
Article "How to Increase EBITDA per Hectare". January, 2018. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/how-to-increase-ebitda-per-hectare
Article "Making a Meaningful "EBITDA per Hectare" Analysis". December 20, 2017. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/making-a-meaningful-ebitda-per-hectare-analysis-86234497
Lecture "Agricultural Revolutions. Future Development of the Agricultural Sector". February 09, 2017. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/lecture-agricultural-revolutions-future-development-of-the-agricultural-sector-09-feb-2017
Article "Using “EBITDA per hectare” for Comparison Makes No Sense". November 10, 2017. http://agrogeneration.com/news/ispolzovat-pokazatel-ebitda-na-ga-dlya-sravneniya-bessmyslenno
Article "'Economy Determines Optimum Yield'. February 08, 2017. http://agrogeneration.com/news/ekonomika-opredelyaet-optimalniy-uroven-urozhaynosti
Presentation on the conference organized by ProAgro. November 10, 2017. https://www.slideshare.net/SergiyBulavin/sergiy-bulavin-ebitda-per-hectare-presentation-on-the-conference-organized-by-proagro-november-10-2017