Board of Directors

Andrey Verevskiy
Chairman of the Board
Kernel Founder
Ton Schurink
Board Member
Non-Executive Director
Was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 12 October 2007.

Mr. Schurink is a senior executive with extensive experience in trading commodities, risk management, barter, shipping, financial trading and trade and structured finance acquired during a 32-year career with Cargill. In 2001 he founded his own consulting company, CFT Advisory Services, which focuses on overlaps between commodities, finance and trading. In 2008 Mr. Schurink founded with other partners CFT Services & Partners SA. Mr. Schurink is also Board member of Navemar SA in Fribourg and Oceana SA in Chur, Amtrada Holding in Amsterdam and Banque Cantonale de Geneve. He is working with several trading companies, mainly on risk management issues. Recently he worked closely with a bank and liquidator in the bankruptcy of a trading company.

Mr. Schurink is a graduate from Nijenrode Business School in The Netherlands and INSEAD Advance Management Programme in Fontainebleau, France. He holds both Dutch and Swiss passports.
Andrzej Danilczuk
Board Member
Non-Executive Director
Was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 12 October 2007.

Mr. Danilczuk is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in business development, trading and marketing of agri-commodities. He currently works with Koepta Brokers SARL in Geneva, Switzerland, which specialises in brokerage of grains, oilseeds and vegetable oil in the Black Sea region. Mr. Danilczuk started his career in 1991 at Louis Dreyfus Negoce SA where he reached the position of Vice President responsible for creating and co-managing all Louis Dreyfus agribusiness activities in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He was specifically involved in the creation and management of an efficient origination network in Ukraine, trading, risk management, investments and long-term strategic planning. From 2005 till 2007 he worked as General Director of Nastyusha Paris S.A.S. a Russian-owned grain company, trading wheat of Kazakh and Russian origin. In 2007 Mr. Danilczuk joined Risoil S.A. Geneva as General Manager in charge of trading grains and oilseeds of Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Russian origin. Mr. Danilczuk has the rare know-how which combines a very good understanding of western corporate culture and modus operandi with a deep knowledge of local culture and business practices in the Black Sea region.

Mr. Danilczuk is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. He is a Polish citizen.
Sergei Shibaev
Board Member
Non-Executive Director
Was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 30 November 2012.

Sergei Shibaev, 53, is a senior executive with broad international experience in finance and strategy. During his career that has spanned over 30 years, Mr. Shibaev occupied different managerial roles with international consultancy and financial services firms including PWC, ING Barings, Deloitte & Touche and Roland Berger, among others. Sergei has a vast board membership experience serving as a non-executive director chairing audit committees for the several leading corporates in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Mr. Shibaev is Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), UK and has a MS and PhD from the University of International Relations, MGIMO, Russia and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.
Anastasia Usachova, CMA, CFM
Board Member
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Usachova joined Kernel in 2003. She previously worked for Ramburs.

Ms. Usachova graduated from the Poltava State Pedagogical University (Faculty of Physics and Mathematics) in 1993 and earned a degree in international business administration from the Higher Business School of Kyiv National Economic University in 1994.

In 2000, Ms. Usachova completed the Practical Financial Management professional retraining program as part of the “Finance and Credit” speciality (in collaboration with ACCA) at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. She is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.

Ms. Usachova is responsible for the overall financial management of Kernel.
Konstantin Litvinskiy
Board Member
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Litvinskyi joined Kernel in 2005. He previously worked for Ramburs.

Litvinskyi graduated from the Odessa Institute of Maritime Fleet Engineers as a marine logistics engineer in 1994 and completed the Maritime Management Course at the College of Central London in the United Kingdom in 1998.

In his current position at Kernel, Mr. Litvinskyi is responsible for the export of grains and sunflower oil, raw material procurement, purchase of grains, sale of sugar, and logistics. He also oversees elevator operations.
Viktoria Lukyanenko
Board Member
Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Lukianenko joined Kernel in 2002. She previously worked for Rudis.

Ms. Lukianenko was graduated from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Faculty of Law) in 1998. She became a licensed attorney in 2003.

Ms. Lukianenko is responsible for providing legal advice and counseling in all aspects of Kernel’s business operations.
Yuriy Kovalchuk
Board Member
Director, Corporate Investment
Mr. Kovalchuk graduated from the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics in 2003 as a manager/economist, majoring in business management. Mr. Kovalchuk joined Kernel in 2011. He previously worked for ING Bank N .V., Corporate Finance Department (London, Kyiv). His fields of responsibility included agriculture and the food industry.

In his current position at Kernel, Mr. Kovalchuk is responsible for investor relations and management of investment projects.