Our team

Maguleanu Iulian Mirel

Project Coordinator

Iulian, a PMP® - certified Project Manager Professional since 2009, with solid technical background and managerial skills is a key worker of “Verus Project Management" LLP. He is currently acting as Project Coordinator of Project Management Department. His over 32 years of experience were shared between Oil & Gas (over 26 years) and Power & Energy industries, and has been deeply involved in a large number of major projects within Romania or international ones. Before joining our company, Iulian has worked from 2007 at Rominserv – a company of KMG International, his last position held there being Operations Director. His favorite project completed while being part of Rominserv team was the FCC Revamp (coordinated by him as Project Manager), part of Petromidia Refinery Upgrade Program (also coordinated by Iulian as Program Manager). Previously joining Rominserv, Iulian was involved into a large project within Nigeria (330 KV OHTL Gombe-Yola-Jalingo, with Dextron company) from 2003 until 2006, and before that, for a period of 21 years, he was working for Petrom / Petrobrazi Refinery (now OMV Group member) – from 1982 until 2003, with a couple of interruptions, when he was involved in some other international projects (within Kuwait – services provided for KOC and Nigeria – TAM for Port-Harcourt Refinery).


Ravi Parvate

Project Director

Ravi is among very few professionals in the world with hands on experience in major Petrochemical Projects – particularly Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene under Lummus technology. With a solid background in Engineering, his wide experience allows him to reach excellence into various fields – starting from technical up to project management. Ravi’s deep involvement in achieving success of past projects such as “Advanced Petrochemical” Saudi Arabia / 2005-2011 (450,000 TPA, 800m$ project, Licensor- CBI Lummus & Novolen) and Propane Gas Dehydrogenation/PP Project Saudi Arabia Projects (2003-2005) TASNEE Petrochemical Company (Licensor- ABB Lummus and Novolen) represents a guarantee and can significantly boost the confidence of our clients in achieving project goals. Worth to mention his later involvement into Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene Project at Kazakhstan Petrochemical Company Limited (2011 onwards) – just to have a whole picture of his level of knowledge in this field. Ravi’s total experience of 28 years is completed by his past experience into GCC Turnaround / Refinery, Natural Gas Liquification (NGL) and Liquefied Natural Gas (NLG) plants / Margham Dubai Establishment (2002), Projects / HOCL New Bombay India (1994 – 1996), Operation & Maintenance – Utility Plants / HOCL New Bombay India (1997 – 1999), Engineering & Maintenance, HOCL New Bombay India – (2000–2003) & (1988-1993).


Yelena Korobova

Chief Financial Officer

Yelena has joined “Verus Project Management" LLP just recently in 2015, eager to meet new challenges and ready to contribute with her sound knowledges on finance and cost control for the success of the projects developed by our company. Yelena is certified financial manager of CIMA, certified Project Manager IPMA®, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is part of Project Management Department, involved in many projects carried out by our team, being a very important contributor to their realization. Her experience spread along over 19 years, achieving performance on various positions she occupied during this time – within several companies. Before joining us, she worked as Head of Marketing and Financial Analysis at “United Chemical Company ” LLP, Astana (2014 – 2015) and at “Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery” LLP (2010-2014), where she’s last position was Chief of department of the organization of financing the modernization and investment analysis.


Marina Zabolotnaya

Project Manager

IPMA® certified Project Manager. Marina has joined “Verus Project Management" LLP in July 2015 as Manager of the Project Management Department on cost estimate issues. She is involved in many projects carried out by our team, being a very important contributor to their realization. Prior joining us, since 2008 to 2015 Marina worked at the Republican State Expertise as an expert of the Estimate and Economic Department. Before that, Marina acted as an Engineer of Estimate and Contract Department at the "Motiv-Akmola" LLP from 2005 to 2008. Also she worked at the MUS PI “Kokshetaugorselproekt" as an Engineer of the Estimate Department. Marina successfully graduated from the “Zhambyl Irrigation and Construction Institute” and holds with honor the Civil Engineer degree.


Lyudmila Zatsepina

Project Manager

Lyudmila has joined “Verus Project Management" LLP in 2018. In 1991 she graduated from the Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers as an engineer-economist. From 2013 to 2018 she held the position of Chief Accountant at "KazMunaiGas Processing and Marketing" JSC. 2003-2013 Сhief Manager, Director of the Accounting Department at "NC" Kazakhstan Engineering " JSC. 1997-2000 She held the position of chief accountant in the organizations of "Shag" LLP, "Talhiz Company" LLP, Gosavianadzor RK, NAAK Liquidation Commission "Kazakhstan Aye Zholy". 1992-1997 worked as Deputy Chief Accountant, Chief Accountant in the Almaty Center for Technical Maintenance and Repair of Aviation Equipment. 1991-1992 was the Chief Accountant of a flying enterprise in the Alma-Ata united air squadron. 1983-1991 worked as an Economist, Head of the Auditing Department of the Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority. 1977-1983 occupied the position of Accountant in the Alma-Ata united air squadron.


Kuanysh Shonov

Manager for Executive Documentation

Certified trainer, key user of the Ellipse ERP/EAM system, master of engineering and technology (KSTU). He has extensive experience in the energy Sector (12 years), including in the Mining and metallurgical sector (11 years). The company VPM, mr. Kuanysh worked in JSC "BAST", where he held the position of head of production and technical Department of the GOK, and in the period from 2008 to 2018 held key positions in the divisions of the Corporation "Kazakhmys", namely: engineer, specialist, lead engineer, leading specialist, chief specialist, head of production and technical services, Chairman of the Union of young specialists, further in the period from 2018 to 2019 was the head of laboratory PE "Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System". Currently, mr. Kuanysh operates in the Company as a Manager for Executive documentation. Mr. Kuanysh participated in several major projects in the mining and metallurgical sector, energy and research activities in the mining sector:
• Technical re-equipment of Kazakhmys Corporation's electric grid facilities;
• Technological re-equipment of crushing and grinding processes of processing plants;
• Reconstruction of conveyor transport of mine workings;
• Modernization of the system for automatic control and regulation of ore transportation and crushing at the mine with the mine reaching its design capacity;
• Re-equipment and modernization of compressor Park industrial zone Annensky mine East mine in Zhezkazgan, North Zhezkazgan mine, West-Zhezkazgan mine, South-West boiler Satpayev, LLP "Corporation Kazakhmys»;
• Implementation of energy-saving measures at the Vostochno-Zhezkazgan mine;
• Creation of a universal analytical center for expertise and certification and outsourcing of business processes of technical control departments and chemical laboratories of Kazakhmys group objects (“Kazakhmys Corporation” LLP and “Kazakhmys Smelting” LLP).


Ainur Mammadova

Project Manager

Project manager on legal issues with more than 15 years of experience in legal expertise and legal support of investment projects implemented in various sectors of the economy, including the development of infrastructure and production, as well as financed by leading financial organizations (Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC, EBRD, etc.). Ainur Mammadova also has extensive experience in legal support of business, including franchising projects, as well as in legal support of the activities of large private and quasi-public sector companies. At present, in our team, Mammadova Ainur is one of the key specialists in our projects, provides legal support and applies her experience in concluding and examining contracts, taking into account local and, if necessary, international law, and also provides support for all legal issues of our company. Ainur Mammadova has international certification issued by CEDR (British International Center for Effective Dispute Resolution), Master of Laws LL.M Bremen State University. Prior to working in our company, she worked as a specialist in legal services at ATF Bank JSC and in senior positions on legal issues at Kazakhstan Development Bank JSC, Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. LLP, law firm Alba Group LLP, and Non-commercial JSC "Government for Citizens state corporation".


Azamat Tengibayev

Project Manager

Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience in oil & gas and mining industries. Azamat is certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2017, certified Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) since 2019. Azamat has a Master of Science degree in Advanced Control and System Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). In addition to Project Management expertise, Azamat has a strong technical background in execution of engineering projects on various technical positions. Prior to joining VPM, Azamat has worked at Schneider Electric, KazMinerals and on NAC Kazatomprom projects, where successfully delivered dozens of complex engineering projects working in a diverse multicultural environment.


Galina Mikhailova

Project Manager

Galina graduated from Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute, Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering, majoring in civil engineering. Galina works in Verus Project Management LLP since 2019, as a Project Manager on cost estimate issues. From October 2017 to 2019, she worked as an Expert and Chief Specialist of the Control and Registration Department of the Chamber of Expert Organizations of the Accredited Expert Organizations Professional Association. From March 2017 to September 2017 she worked at Stroy Productive LLP as an Expert on costing section. In the period from 2014 to 2016, she held the position of Expert in Ka Fau El Consulting LLP. From 2008 to 2014 Galina worked as the chief Expert of the Estimated Department in the RSE “Gosexpertiza”. For the period from 1979 to 2002, she worked in various enterprises of the construction industry as an Engineer-estimator and Head of the Estimated Contract Department.


Roman Minin

Construction, Estimate and Contract Manager

Roman joined the Verus Project Management LLP team with 10 years of experience in construction, more than 7 of them in the energy sector. Roman has a university degree in "Calculation and design of buildings and structures" (North-Kazakhstan State University named after M. Kozybaev, Petropavlovsk), as well as a master's degree in "Engineering geology, bases and foundations" (SIBSTRIN, Novosibirsk). In 2009-2010 worked in the ALE Republican Association "KAZCHERMET Group of Companies", where he held the position of a Specialist in the Technical Department, monitoring the technical condition of equipment at the company's sites in 15 regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2010-2012 worked as an Engineer in the Production and Technical Department in the organizations of NordBurVodStroy LLP, KAPTAGAI Engineering and NM-Astana Kurylys, where he carried out step-by-step control over the construction of facilities until their commissioning. In the period from 2012 to 2019. He worked at Tsentrkazenergomontazh JSC as a Project Manager of the Construction Department of TPP-2 on the following projects:
- Expansion and reconstruction of TPP-2, heating networks and electric grid facilities in Astana. Launch complexes No. 2, 3;
- Expansion and reconstruction of TPP-2 with the installation of boiler units at stations No. 7, 8, turbines at stations No. 5, 6 and a boiler house in Astana. Water boiler room;
- Expansion and reconstruction of TPP-2 with the installation of boiler units at stations No. 7, 8, turbines at stations No. 5, 6 and a boiler house in Astana. 1st lift pump with manifold, tanks and pipelines at the site;
- Expansion and reconstruction of TPP-2 with the installation of boiler units at stations No. 7.8, turbines at stations No. 5.6 and a boiler house in Astana. Launch complexes No. 1, 2, 3.
Roman also has experience working in design organizations, where he was involved in the development of drawings of working documentation for housing projects.

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