Board of Directors
SaM Solutions’ board of directors creates a unique, strong and transparent team of leaders, with experts in various spheres, such as IT, finance, engineering, communication, and law, who contribute to the success of the company. Each member also uses his individual strengths and expertise to lead the SaM Solutions team, as well as to create meaningful and valuable business relationships with our clients.
Chairman of the Board
After having graduated from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics Andrei worked there as assistant professor, docent and head of Department. In 1992, he received a one-year scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD). During this year, he established some useful business contacts in Germany, which helped him to start in 1993 SaM Solutions by bringing together a small team of fellow graduates and colleagues from the university. In 1998, Andrei moved to Germany and took over the management of SaM Solutions GmbH. Under his management, company became one of the major player in software outsourcing industry. Beginning from the 2013 Andrei became non-executive Chairman of SaM Solutions.
Andrei Bakhirev Chairman of the Board
CEO, SaM Solutions
Having been with SaM Solutions since its founding in 1993, Pavel has held various management positions in the company. In 2001, Pavel joined VPIsystems, a US-based solutions provider for the telecommunication industry, where he supervised the creation and further operations of the VPI Development Center, a Minsk-based R&D department. In 2013, after the acquisition of VPI Development Center by SaM Solutions, Pavel was appointed to the position of CEO and a member of the board of directors of the SaM Solutions group. Pavel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics and a degree in Law from Belarusian State University. He also won a DAAD scholarship, having studied at Saarbrücken and Bamberg Universities in Germany.
Pavel Khovrenkov CEO, SaM Solutions
CFO, SaM Solutions
Konstantin brings more than 15 years of financial management experience to his position as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the board of directors at SaM Solutions group. Prior to joining SaM Solutions in 2013, he worked 12 years as Finance Manager and Deputy Managing Director for the Minsk located R&D division of VPIsystems. Before VPIsystems, Konstantin held various financial positions in the IT industry. He holds a magna cum laude degree in Electrical Engineering from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics. Konstantin has also completed several postgraduate courses and obtained a diploma in industrial management at Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics, as well as qualifications in international accounting and reporting standards (IAS/IFRS) at International Business School in Moscow and the Academy of Business Ernst & Young in Minsk.
Konstantin Pashkevich CFO, SaM Solutions
COO, SaM Solutions
Managing Director, SaM Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Anton Dechko graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University with a major in International Communications in 2000; he also completed a two-year Business Administration post-graduate study at Belarusian State University in 2007. Mr. Dechko started his career in the Marketing Department at SaM Solutions Minsk in 2000 and advanced his career to positions of Marketing Director and later Director of Business Development, Minsk. In 2007, Mr. Dechko moved to the German headquarters of the company to take up the responsibility for European sales and client accounts as Managing Director and a member of the board of directors.
Anton Dechko COO, SaM Solutions. Managing Director, SaM Solutions GmbH & Co. KG