Alexey Yunkevich holds a BSc in economics and masters degree in management from Moscow State University. Before joining Unicon Group , he had extensive experience in the financial sector and investment banking. Since 2003 he has been working for the Unicon Group. He started as a general manager of several projects, than he specialized in real estate development and real estate management . In 2006 Alexey became CEO of Unicon company, specializing in the production of construction materials, made from polysterene and concrete, in the development of technologies for construction materials and different types of construction, and in engineering services for companies. During this time Alexey has been instrumental in the development of new products. Since 2011 he has been a driving force behind enhanced R & D programmes and the move into communal pipeline inspection and rehabilitation , including diagnostics and renovation of pipes by the application of polymer/cement mixes of Unicon’s own development and production . Alexey is a Member of Russian Society of Construction engineers. Alexey was elected as a Board member of Breivoll Inspection Technologies AS in the autumn 2014.
BOARD & MANAGEMENT
Alexey YunkevichAlexey Yunkevich
Lars ValdermoLars Valdermo
Lars has extended experience as Director and Chairman of several different boards and branches, both National and International. His professional background has mainly been into banking and wealth management, in different management positions, and in the recent years Lars also has broad experience in innovation and high-tech, early-stage companies. Lars has varied professional international experience from working in different EU-countries.
Since autumn 2014, Lars has been a Director of the Board in BIT, and was elected Chairman of the Board in December 2017.
Andrew WhittakerAndrew Whittaker
Andrew Whittaker is Managing Director of Aver Partners and he sits on
several InvestmentManager and Fund Boards specialising in Debt, Venture, Renewable and Buyout. He is currently Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Association (BVCA) Channel Islands Working Group and sits on the Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA) executive committee. He is a previous Chairman of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA) and continues to sit on the executive committee.
Previously, Andrew was Managing Director at Ipes and before that Capita (formally Sinclair Henderson). He has also held senior management roles at Moscow Narodny (now VTB Capital), DML and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant whilst at HSBC. Andrew graduated from Cardiff University and Aix-Marseille Université and is a Member of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). He is also a member of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Technical Committee; and a previous member of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) Regulatory Committee; and of Invest Europe's (formally European Venture Capital Association's (EVCA)) Technical Group.
Ekaterina YunkevichEkaterina Yunkevich
Ekaterina Yunkevich – Chief Financial Officer UNICON Group / A Head of BIT Moscow Branch
Has been working for the Unicon Group since 2001.
Ekaterina has been instrumental in the enormous growth of the Group’s activities and turnover.
She has also been responsible for all the real estate development and management within the company.
She has been instrumental in the internationalization of the business and has been at the forefront of M & A activities of the Group, especially in western Europe.
Bachelor of Economics and Masters degree in Management from Moscow State University.
John D. BreivollJohn D. Breivoll
John D. Breivoll is an engineer and the founder of Breivoll Inspection Technologies.
He has held several central positions in different Norwegian companies.
Since finishing his last position as an employee in 1990, he has been working with the establishment of new companies in urban development and technology.
He has been responsible for the development, funding and construction of some of the centre of the city of Tromsø and also for the largest urbanization projects in the city.
He is also involved as the main shareholder in a local film production company.
Per Arnold DyrkorenPer Arnold Dyrkoren
Per Arnold Dyrkoren holds a master in European history and a BSc in plasma physics. He is an experienced business and project manager, especially working with SME’s (innovation, product development, funding, and internationalization). As a business manager, Per Arnold has managed eight SME’s in Norway and abroad. He has established and sold two companies. Per Arnold has extensive project management experience from Norway and 11 other countries on three continents, especially focusing on Business Environment Reform and development of SME’s. Per Arnold has funded projects in Norwegian SME’s from Norwegian Institutions and the EU totalling some 20 million Euros. During the last four years, Per Arnold has been engaged in designing and developing Investment Readiness Programs in Norway and in the Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway).
Per Arnold has been with Breivoll Inspection Technologies AS since 2010, first as a consultant, then as chairman of the board since autumn 2014.