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Expert in Technical, Administrative, and Financial Management of Large-Scale Multi-Discipline Environmental and Social Programs (Ex: earth sciences, environmental investigations, water resources, hydrogeology)

Expert ID: 736194 New York, USA

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Expert with extensive hands-on experience in the technical, administrative, and financial management of large-scale multi-discipline environmental and social programs in the U.S. and in over 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia. Clients included many Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 companies. Expert has very strong track record in business development and project execution; Exceptional leadership and communication skills. Expert prides himself in his excellent judgment, problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills; His proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders including corporate executives, industrial owners, facility managers, contractors, vendors, government regulators, bankers, attorneys, insurance brokers, and NGOs. Expert also has extensive technical expertise in earth sciences, environmental investigations, water resources, hydrogeology, and computer modeling.

Industries / Sectors:
• Mining & Minerals
• Oil & Gas
• Energy & Utilities
• Manufacturing
• Chemical
• Agricultural
• Pulp & Paper
• Transportation
• Construction
• Infrastructure
• Engineering
• Government
• Banking/ Financial
• Insurance Critical

Competencies and Expertise:
• Strategic & Tactical Planning | Execution
• Technical, Administrative, Financial Management
• Leadership | Training | Mentorship
• Business Development
• Field Operations | Brownfields | Superfund Sites
• Feasibility Studies (FS)
• Remedial Investigations (RI) | Remediation Programs
• Insurance Claims Evaluation
• Litigation Support
• Risk & Liability Analysis
• Regulatory & Permitting Support
• EHS Audits | Due Diligence Assessments
• Environmental Site Investigations
• Environmental & Social Baseline Studies
• Environmental & Social Impact Assessments (EIA, ESIA) | Management & Monitoring
• Computer Modeling
• Water Resources | Groundwater | Studies & Management

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: MS Subject: Geosciences, Geology, Mining Engineering Institution: Russian State Geological Prospecting University, Moscow, Russia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: PRINCIPAL Department: Responsibilities: Provide strategic advice, risk analysis, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) support services to private sector clients. Direct HSES due diligence assessments and compliance audits. Provide litigation support for natural resource development projects. Conduct workshops on major ESG and sustainability matters in the extractive industries, energy, and infrastructure sectors.
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL Title: DIRECTOR, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS | ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES Department: Responsibilities: Directed private sector business development efforts and served as senior advisor to environmental and social support projects. Provided technical support to firm’s projects including project-specific technical assignments, peer-review of project documents and deliverables, and assistance to the firm’s personnel in the application of best international practices. Developed technical materials including market analyses, proposal and business strategies, risk assessments, and executive briefings. Identified and recruited international and local technical experts to support environmental and social projects. Promoted firm’s staff development through mentoring and coaching.
Years: 1996 to 2014 Employer: AATA INTERNATIONAL, INC. Title: VICE PRESIDENT / SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER / CHIEF HYDROGEOLOGIST Department: Responsibilities: Played an integral role in building and maintaining the firm’s U.S. and international client base and market presence by providing technical, administrative, financial management and permitting services and expertise. Built and led cross-functional, multicultural teams on as many as five projects, simultaneously, each one valued between $100K and $3M. Identified, qualified, and brought new business to contract. Promoted and maintained collaboration with inter-firm alliances, regulatory agencies, contractors, and NGOs. Recruited, trained, and managed technical and support staff. Directed preparation of reports, work plans, proposals, policies, and other technical and administrative documents.

Directed various studies and environmental and social impact assessments valued between $50K and $1.5M each. Oversaw cross-functional teams of up to 100 that included scientists, consultants, vendors, and support staff carrying out baseline studies; impact assessments; management and monitoring programs; HSES due diligence and compliance audits; and computer modeling to facilitate project financing and permitting. Prepared reports, work plans, proposals, and other technical documents. Conducted presentations and workshops for corporations, regulatory agencies, and NGOs.
Years: 1989 to 1993 Employer: EDER ASSOCIATES, INC. Title: PROJECT MANAGER / SENIOR HYDROGEOLOGIST Department: Responsibilities: Oversaw day-to-day operations and delivered range of environmental consulting services. Supervised drilling, well installation, sampling, testing, surveys, and other activities. Directed state-of-the-art remedial designs and remediation programs. Performed computer modeling to characterize subsurface conditions and determine remediation strategies. Prepared reports, proposals, work plans, and budgets.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to Present Country / Region: Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, France, Georgia, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela Summary: See biography for details.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• American Institute of Professional Geologists
• American Academy of Project Management
• International Association for Impact Assessment
• Long Island Association of Professional Geologists
• Mining & Metallurgical Society of America
• National Ground Water Association
• Society for International Development
• Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Licenses / Certifications
Master Project Manager (MPM) since 2014
Certified International Project Manager (CIPM) since 2014
Certified Ground Water Professional (CGWP) since 1994
Qualified Professional, Environmental Permitting and Compliance (QP) since 2015
Professional Appointments
2015 to 2018: Chemonics International, USA | Director, Corporate Partnerships / Environment and Natural Resources
2007 to 2014: AATA International, Inc., USA | Vice President, International Projects / Chief Hydrogeologist
1996 to 2006: AATA International, Inc., USA | Senior Program Manager
1989 to 1996 Eder Associates, Inc., USA | Project Manager / Senior Hydrogeologist
Awards / Recognition
Ten Year Outstanding Service Award, AATA International, Inc.
Special Recognition Award, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Shareholders: Shell, Mitsui, Mitsubishi)
Best Poster Award, “Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards: ESIA for Brisas Gold Mine, Venezuela,” IAIA, Perth

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has experience in this but is required to keep confidential.
Training / Seminars
• Certified 40-hour OSHA Health and Safety Course
• Certified 8-hour OSHA Supervisory Course
• Environmental Database Management System, Training Course, GIS Solutions, Inc.
• Immunoassay Analytical Field Methods Certification Training, EnSys, Inc.
• Maximizing the Effectiveness of an Environmental Investigation, Training Course, Eder Associates, Inc.
• Portable Gas Chromatography Training Courses, Eastern Connecticut State University and Photovac International, Inc.
Marketing Experience
Substantial marketing experience during Expert's entire professional career.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Native
Ukrainian Working knowledge

Fields of Expertise

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