Our team cumulatively has over 250 years of business experience operating in more than 20 countries including numerous emerging & developing markets. Our team members have successfully managed banks, billions of dollars in projects worldwide, along with currently representing one of the largest international investment firms in the United States and other public and government institutions throughout their illustrious careers.
Our Chairman, Nigel Brigden, is a highly qualified and experienced banker with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of banking obtained during a career lasting over 40 years, with excellent contacts throughout the City of London. He is a member of trade Associations and Regulatory bodies (Bank of England, FCA and PSR).
Vasyl Melnyk, with our business development team, has extensive experience with the management of public and private institutions in Ukraine. Previously he was a director in the Ministry of Finance with the Government of Ukraine. He was elected from the Vitaliy Klychko Block PORA-PRP, Kyiv city organizations of the Civic Party “Pora”. His professional experience and knowledge of political processes in Ukraine is extensive and invaluable.
Christina Kushch-Katrakis, our International Investment Coordinator, is also an Official International Political Coordinator for the leading Washington DC Lobbying Firm “The Delahunt Group”, working in cooperation with “BGR Group” (top 3 rating globally). She managed and curated large investment collections, such as the Christie’s Fine Art Auction Projects, The Forbes Private Collection, Voronov’s Museum of Art ($50 million investment), The Kings of Pop Art: Andy Warhol/ Indiana, Kennedy Collection, the private collection of Lord Bookatz, London and Kiwi Group, Miami. Furthermore, she is an Official Ambassador for the Foundation for United Nations for International Relations SDg (Sustainable Development Global Project).
A highly qualified and experienced banker with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of banking obtained during a career lasting over 40 years, with excellent contacts throughout the City of London. Mr. Brigden’s experience also includes consultancy as a Banking expert witness specialising in domestic and international payments, internet banking fraud, and domestic and international securities markets. He is a member of numerous Trade Associations, Regulatory bodies (Bank of England, FCA and PSR) Banks and related organisations/industries, Software houses, Outsource providers and Solicitors/ Accountants.
A highly qualified and experienced international business, culture, investment and political coordinator. Her career defies convention and incorporates business, the arts, philanthropy, politics and other fields to produce a multi-disciplinary and diverse world-view. She has outstanding communication and organizational skills, developed in complex environments populated by competing egos and significant financial risks. She has always applied her creative energies to help organizations put their best feet forward and to maximize their opportunities. She has coordinated a number multimillion projects worldwide
Her prior experience includes project management, budget management, sales forecasting, and team leadership. She founded a UK company focused on recruitment from abroad for work opportunities for Ukrainians in the UK and Ireland. Also her involvement included an online platform of Ukrainian events in European countries based in London, UK. She developed the idea of bringing and promoting Ukrainian artists abroad, planned and managed business processes, marketing, sales and partnership.
Mike Wilson prides himself on building businesses that benefit clients and all stakeholders including those who have worked for him in delivering products and services. His current level of leadership comes from working at every level of employment. He began his career in sales and businesses. He gained a broad background of experience working at companies including Panasonic, Brother and AT&T which developed and refined his abilities.
Ben Miller is with the business development team of Andesite Blue LTD. Prior to joining Andesite Blue he focused on real estate investing in the United States purchasing a multimillion dollar portfolio of commercial and residential rental properties. Later he became active in private business acquisitions in the USA and Europe. He also has founded several startup businesses and has a background in international business.
Vasyl Melnyk has extensive experience with the management of public and private institutions in Ukraine. Previously he was a director in the Ministry of Finance with the Government of Ukraine. He was elected from the Vitaliy Klychko Block PORA-PRP, Kyiv city organizations of the Civic Party “Pora”. His professional experience and knowledge of political processes in Ukraine is extensive and invaluable.
Anatolyi Landman has extensive experience with negotiating international and local business contracts in a win-win manner. He has experience with investments into wireless internet on the territory of Ukraine: Wi-Fi and Wi-Max. A company he founded helped create wireless access to the global internet network, fibre optic route laying under the river Dnipro and and on the subway line.
Andrew Ritchings is the founder of Thomas Kelly Holdings Ltd a Boutique Private Consultancy firm the primary focus is Private Equity, and Fixed Income Bonds for UHNW, HNW and Sophisticated Investors. Andrew is highly experienced in the Bond and Loan Note arena and has raised significant funds for various projects in the UK. Andrew is very happy to be involved with Andesite Blue bringing a wealth of experience in terms of compliance with the regulations in the UK.