Alexander Marchenko

Sales & Marketing Professional and Investor in United Kingdom

Alexander Marchenko

Sales & Marketing Professional and Investor in United Kingdom

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I have enjoyed living and working in various countries from Russia and Turkey to Spain and the UK. The last ten years of my professional life were all about Go to Market Strategy formulation and deployment as well as Sales and Marketing leadership in fascinating companies such as SABMiller and Kimberly-Clark.

I had had many jobs before I started my real career including book binding for my father, school radio and newspaper contributor, street cleaner, dish washer in a resort canteen and a translator to name a few.

I grew up in a small town inside Arctic Circle on the Barents Sea shore of the USSR. All my childhood I dreamed about becoming an engineer, inventing and building new things. So, my career in sales was not a straightforward decision.

It all started when I was still doing my final years in one of the most prestigious Universities in the country. The Soviet Union collapsed, life became very different - so I decided to change too. Free market and business did not exist in my life until early 90's. Suddenly a whole new and fascinating world was opening in front of me.

Since then I have lived in magnificent Moscow, vivid Barcelona and charming Prague, now living close to electrifying London. I have met a lot of very talented and interesting people and developed deep friendships. That's what I am most grateful for.

I my private life I am raising four very clever children with my wonderful wife. I am also a sometimes skier, wannabe skipper, mountains and sea lover. Life has been very exciting so far and the future is ever more promising!

  • Education
    • IESE Business School
    • Bauman Moscow State Technical University