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Oleg Levchenko

Candidate ID: 1761978

Career Summary

MBA / Management Post Graduates with 24 years experience in Agriculture / Livestock / Irrigation functional area

Skill Set

management, export/import, commodity trading, agribusiness

Professional Information

Total Experience : 24

Nationality : Ukraine

Qualification Level : MBA / Management Post Graduates

Job Function : Agriculture / Livestock / Irrigation

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Oleg I. Levchenko
Kyiv, Ukraine • • +38 050 330 77 37
Personal Details:
Date of Birth: 12.01.1974 • Place of Birth: Ukraine
Nationality: Ukrainian • Gender: Male • Civil Status: Married

Head of Trading Profile
Analytical professional with comprehensive experience exporting and trading commodities, identifying investment opportunities, tracking market trends, and performing technical analysis.
— Key Qualifications —
• Expert in analysing target companies and recommending investment opportunities along with supporting investment decisions while making trades, executing transactions, and earning profits.
• Ability to keep a keen eye on the market in relation to commodity and investment pricing, trends and demand while managing market risk and maintaining profitability through comprehensive research within given risk limits.
• Skilled in tracking factors that affect price movement, such as trade policies, weather conditions, political developments, and supply as well as demand changes.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities while exhibiting versatility, adaptability, and professional attitude.
Professional Experience
Various Organisations (Contract)
Agribusiness Consultant, 4/2019 to Present
Identify unique client needs and requirements along with developing and implementing strategic solutions to propel business success and boost profits. Discuss requirements with assigned clients, analyse business practices, conduct initial assessments, research client businesses, review financial systems, make recommendations according to client objectives, create business plans to foster change, support clients to implement plans, and resolve any occurring issue.
Selected Contributions:
• Enabled four international companies to establish footprint and successfully operate from scratch while focusing on achieving profitability.
• Built and developed team of competent professionals to contribute towards organisational success.
• Facilitated mergers and acquisitions, involving assets amounting to $12M along with exporting 1-2M Mg grains per year and generating a profit of $8M.
GrainCorp Ukraine LLC, GrainCorp International Australia/AL GHURAIR RESOURCES UKRAINE LLC, AL GHURAIR, Kiev, Ukraine
General Manager Grain Ukraine, 11/2016 to 3/2019
In consecutive roles, aided in establishing, operating, and growing asset-based chain of inland silos and deep-sea grain terminal. Created and trained a team of talented professionals to enhance knowledge and skill set required for meeting staffing requirements. Oversaw budgeting, DC control, analysed actuals vas compared to budget OH tracking, managed M2M, FV, reviewed position reports, crop/market/weather reports, coordinated procurement planning, negotiated key Vendor Management Inventory (VMI/REPO) contracts, and streamlined Grain ERP systems.
Selected Contributions:
• Played a key role in achieving set targets for newly established business, including Volume 1.5M MT, Sales $270M, and PBT $9M by orchestrating comprehensive responsibilities to drive success of business operations, including sales and business development strategies, staff development, goal definition, and profit and loss as well as budget management.
Olam Ukraine LLC, Olam International Singapore, Ukraine
General Manager Grain Ukraine, 1/2011 to 5/2016
Provided leadership, oversight, and guidance during export of 1M MT of commodity by managing overall process and mitigating potential risks. Organised and attended training sessions/workshops to maximise productivity and performance of 20-75 individuals.
Selected Contributions:
• Contributed towards generating a sales revenue of $220M, including a profit of $8.2M.
• Facilitated in acquiring 85 KMT inland grain storage silo while focusing on cost savings through effective contract negotiations.
• Tracked progress and communicated latest developments and statuses about deep sea port transhipment grain terminal project, involving four inland silos construction projects to senior management, resulting in completion within budgetary and time constraints.
VA Intertrading Ukraine LLC, Kiev, Ukraine/Vasilko LLC (VA Silo Company), Piryatin, Ukraine
General Manager/Director, 1/2003 to 1/2011
Managed all aspects related to company’s establishment and incorporation within Ukraine along with transferring 85% of company business to legal entity, leading to significantly improved sales and export of grain as well as providing close proximity to local suppliers. Coordinated all activities associated with construction of new inland grain elevator “Vasilko” of 30 KMT capacity from green field basis. Developed a dedicated team of professionals at both entities by defining and delegating roles and responsibilities of each employee within the team along with providing regular integration, arranging teambuilding trainings, conducting performance reviews, and empowering as well as motivating staff at the same time.
Selected Contribution:
• Generated revenue of $85M and earned a profit of $2.4M to support company’s progress and expansion within the targeted regions.
Additional Experience as Director at Agroexport Group/Private Enterprise Sun Grain, Nikolayev, Ukraine/ Kiev, Ukraine | Deputy Director at Tradigrain SA Representative Office, Kiev, Ukraine. | Trade Statistics and Crop Analyst, Company Agronomist at Tradigrain SA Representative Office, Kiev, Ukraine | Regional Sales Manager/Eastern And Southern Ukraine at Bayer AG, Representative Office, Kiev, Ukraine | Sales Manager Assistant at Monsanto SA Representative office Kiev, Ukraine.
Educational Background
MA in Economics and Agronomy
Agricultural University of Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Distant education in financing, certificate, Iowa State Agrarian University, USA
4.5 months cereals, fruit and chicken production farm practice, University of life sciences in Lublin, Poland
GAFTA foundation courses, Cambridge, England, Churchill College
GAFTA Contracts, Istanbul, Turkey, GAFTA CPDP program
Singapore, Olam Int. core process, financials