Executive Management

Сhief Executive Officer of Global Ports Management LLC,
Managing Director of Petrolesport and First Container Terminal

Mr. Likholet was appointed CEO of Global Ports Management LLC in July 2020. He has also held the positions of Managing Director of Petrolesport since August 2018 and Managing Director of First Container Terminal since May 2019.

Prior to joining Global Ports, Mr. Likholet was CEO of Novoroslesexport (NLE), the NCSP Group container terminal located on the north-east coast of the Black Sea, for seven years, having been promoted from his role as the Container Terminal Manager.

Mr. Likholet began his career in the ports industry in 2002, working as a grain inspector for the Control Union at Novorossiysk, Temryuk and Port Kavkaz marine terminals. He joined NLE in 2003 as a berths and yards development coordinator before holding a number of management positions. Under his management, NLE was converted into a modern container terminal through several stages of investment, while retaining historic bulk and general cargoes.

He holds a degree in Management & Economics from Novorossiysk State Maritime Academy.

Chief Commercial Officer of Global Ports Management LLCOn 15 April Igor Pukhov has replaced Mr. Brian Bitsch who has left the Group due to personal reasons.

Mr. Bitsch was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Global Ports Management LLC in July 2017. Before his appointment, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Sogester S.A. in Angola between 2011 and 2017. Prior to this, he was a management consultant in Denmark for several years, and between 2006 and 2008 served in various senior executive roles at MSC Scandinavia Holding A/S.

Mr. Bitsch started his career in 1990 as a trainee at Maersk and worked there for 16 years, holding various departments and regions, progressing to Senior General Manager. During his time at Maersk, Mr. Bitsch worked in Denmark, the US, Bulgaria, and Angola.

Mr. Bitsch has completed A.P. Møller Shipping School and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School as well as a YMP from INSEAD.

Chief Information Officer,
Global Ports Management LLC

Mr. Ermolin was appointed as Chief Information Officer of Global Ports Management LLC in June 2020.

He has had a pivotal role in the technological transformation of the Group. He began as Director of IT at First Container Terminal in 1988, contributing to the transformation project across the business, successfully leading the project to implement the first terminal operation system (TOS) in Russia. From 2007, he then headed the IT department of National Container Company (NCC), managing the development of information technology across the group and led the digitalisation projects at NCC’s terminals. Following the merger of Global Ports and National Container Company in 2014, Mr. Ermolin took on the position of Chief of IT Department for the enlarged Global Ports Group.

Mr. Ermolin is a graduate of the Physics Department of St. Petersburg State University and holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.

Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Global Ports

Mr. Iodchin was appointed Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Global Ports in October 2020. He first joined Global Ports in 2008, serving as an executive member of the Board of Directors of the Company from 2008 to 2019 as well as holding the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors of Global Ports Investments PLC since 2008. Mr. Iodchin currently also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors First Container Terminal Inc and JSC Ust-Luga Container Terminal, and as a Board member of Global Ports (Finance) PLC and other companies of the Group, as well as the General Manager of Global Ports Investments PLC.

Mr. Iodchin is responsible for development and implementation of the Group Strategy, business development projects as well as relations with the joint-venture partners. Mr. Iodchin is also responsible for corporate governance matters and supervises the activities of holding and finance companies within the Group. He has taken an active role in all major financing and M&A transactions of the Group during his tenure.

Mr. Iodchin obtained both a Master’s degree and a PhD in Economics from Moscow State University. He also completed a postgraduate programme at the Moscow Institute for Economics and Linguistics and has a diploma in international finance, reporting standards and corporate finance.

Chief Financial Officer of Global Ports Management LLC

Mr. Roslavtsev was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Global Ports Management LLC in September 2017.

Mr. Roslavtsev has over 17 years of experience as a CFO in various industries. Before joining Global Ports, Alexander Roslavtsev was CFO of Rusagro, one of Russia’s largest agricultural companies. Prior to this, he was CFO of Hewlett Packard Russia and CIS from 2010 to 2016 and CFO and Vice-President of Rosinter Restaurants Holding from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Roslavtsev also has a track record of international experience having worked for Intel Corporation, Ford Motor Company, KPMG UK and KPMG Russia.

In 1995, Mr. Roslavtsev graduated from Moscow State Aviation Institute with an M.S. Economics and Engineering and also attended a number of business courses at Wharton Business School. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).