ALEXANDER VARVARENKO

CEO & Founder: SHIPNEXT
Founder: VARAMAR
Founder: Maritime Businnes Club "Ukrainian Shipbbroker`s Club"
Co-Founder: CEO CLUB Odessa

Born in Ventspils (Latvia) in 1980, Alexander Varvarenko spent most of his life living between Belgium and Ukraine, where he both studied and worked.

Education: Odessa National Maritime University 1998 -2003
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) 2002 -2005

The working career began in 2001, when Alexander Varvarenko joined Belgo-Ruys and later Belgo-Iberian, working as a Shipping line representative for ESCO (Estonian Shipping Company, SAMSKIP and VOCs (Van-Omeren Clipper Steel Line).

2001-2002
2002-2006
2006-2009
2009
2012
2013
2015

Experience:

- Sales & Brokerage

- Belgo-Iberian Maritime (Antwerp, Belgium)
www.belgo.be
Owned by FLAMAR/CEC LINES (Belgium)
Agents for: VOC Steel (Clipper Steel)
SAMSKIP

- Chartering Manager

- FLAMAR / CEC LINES (Zeebrugge, Belgium)
www.flamar.be

As from 2002 Alexander Varvarenko was promoted to join the Holding company of Belgo-Iberian and Belgo-Ruys - FLAMAR (Zeebrugge) - owned by the Alphonse Daenens, where Alexander’s main activity included developing a Regular Shipping Liner service from North Europe to Black Sea. Along the way, Alexander travelled throughout the region (Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria to, finally, launch the service towards the end of 2002.
In 2004 a further Service to Red Sea and Middle East was launched as a direct continuation to, and an additional Liner route to that of Black Sea.

In 2006 Alexander accepted a new challenge in moving to Ukraine to develop semi-liner services within a large group of companies - KProjects - which included shipping and ship-management, logistics, steel trade, banking, real-estate, horeca, and other activities.
This resulted in KProjects - the name of a new set-up - becoming the main carrier of heavy, oversized and general cargo between Black Sea and Middle East-India Range, and eventually unto Asia (China, Korea, Japan).

Director

- KProjects (Odessa, Ukraine)
www.kaalbye-group.com

In 2009, 3 years after, Alexander Varvarenko decides to open VARAMAR - a company which is today represented by offices in Hamburg, Paris, Dubai, Odessa and Limassol.

- Founder/CEO

- VARAMAR

- Shipping & Shipmanagement
www.varamar.com

Media on VARAMAR:

World Maritime News

Hash Telegraph

Trade Winds

The Maritime Telegraph

Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung

In an attempt to diversify, Alexander Varvarenko invests in tourism by co-founding INSKY - a company which today has offices in Odessa (Ukraine) and Miami (Florida).

- Founder/Partner

- INSKY

- Tourism
www.insky.biz

In 2013 Varamar Group also becomes involved in VELES Bulk - a dry-bulk shipping company, which specialized in the carriage of agricultural products, fertilizers, minerals and steel products world-wide.

- Co-founder

- VELES Bulk

- Dry-bulk
www.velesbulk.com

In 2015 with his partner Alexey Khomyakov steps back into IT and Electronics business, which Alexander has not been involved in ever since his University times. The project involved development of a hard-ware device, a smart-band, which exchanges contact data through a hand-shake. In February 2018 MYCO will also transform into a Social Network for CEO and Business Owners only.

- Founder/Partner

- MYCO

- Business Networking
www.myco.com

Media on MYCO:

VC.ru

Fast Company


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in 2015 Alexander co-invests into a new family ran business specialized on chocolate production - KISS Chocolateria - which quickly becomes famous un Ukraine and beyond. Managed by Alexander’s Wide- wife Hanna-Anna - KISS Chocolaterie also helps open franchisee branches with production in Kazakhstan.

- Founder/Partner

- KISS Chocolaterie

- Production & food processing
www.kisschocolaterie.com

Media on KISS Chocolaterie:

Od-News.com

Carpe Diem

Tomato

Official Site of Odessa

With the help of the experience and the team collect over years in IT and Soft-ware development business, Alexander Varvarenko undertakes the task of executing an old plan of automating and digitalizing the Shipping and Transport industry. This results in a new Product built with the help of Mathematicians and Analytics, Software developers and Shipping Professionals called SHIPNEXT.
SHIPNEXT becomes the first digital shipping Marketplace which includes artificial intelligence, big-data analysis, SaaS and other technological elements.

- Founder

- SHIPNEXT

- IT solutions in shipping and transport
International Digital Marketplace
www.shipnext.com

Media on SHIPNEXT:

Hansa

Ichainnel

Marine Electronics & Communications

Splash 24/7

Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung

Seatrade Maritime News

CoinSpectator Blog

SHIPNEXT has also set sail to introduce the first Blockchain solution in Shipping and Transport in the field of smart-contracting.