Alexander 'Alex' Patyanaya, Co-Founder & Group President
Alex has more than 25 years of experience leading global organizations from Fortune 500 brands to start-up companies that provide software and technology enabled services. In these roles, he has transformed businesses to achieve healthy growth by increasing innovation, achieving operational excellence and fostering a culture where customer experience is the number one priority. Prior to Clarity, Alex held key senior management positions at Oracle, Workshare and GE Capital. He is a past Executive Board Member of The Employment Network (2013-2015), and a past Board member of Lanthorn (2004-2007). Alex has been a frequent speaker at domestic and international events including ITS World Congress, Executives Institute, NAFTA Next and various CFO/CEO Summits. He also served as the board member for the inaugural 2010 Chinese Global Summit in Shanghai. Alex earned a Bachelor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and earned a Master Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.
Mats Tandberg, CEO & Executive President
From Moscow & Luxembourg Mats is responsible for all Clarity operations internationally ensuring continued success to each region. Prior to joining Clarity in November 2015, Mats was a senior director at Oracle. He has a comprehensive and successful record from sales, consulting and transformation. His professional experience spans 20 years in the IT industry, including executive positions at Oracle, ABB, Acando and e-motion Technology. Mats favors: to discuss achievement of pragmatic business value with all executives, and how companies today can transform and succeed in a modern ever changing economy. Fan of strategic open software innovation, which evidently has the power both to simplify and transform companies’ businesses and decision-making across all enterprise areas.
Karim Gharib, Group Delivery Officer & EVP IMEA
Karim joined Clarity in 2013 and since has driven the growth within numerous assignments Internationally. Karim leads the IMEA Region based out of Abu Dhabi where he has built a strong and dynamic team, as well as a solid home life with his wife Miriam and their 4 children. Nabil serves on the Regional Board of INJAZ Al Arab and the Arab Forum for Environment and Development. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Saudi Business Council, the Board of Trustees of Balamand University and the Board of Trustees of the University of Beirut. Nabil attended Syracuse University in the United States and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1980 and a Master’s degree in 1982, both in Engineering.
Alex Bejenov, Group Investor Relations
Alex joined Clarity in 2014 from leading group VTB, where he was Head of VTB’s Commercial Business for more than 5 years. Alex is a strong and robust business leader with more than 15 years of experience at Russian and multinational companies, which includes developing strategy, leading large business-units and managing complex cross-functional projects. Alex is split based between Moscow & Luxembourg,, he also works with NSPK and the Central Bank of Russia.
Duncan Groves, EVP Int. Innovation
Duncan oversees all the emerging and best in class delivery operations at Clarity. Prior to joining in 2011, Duncan was Sr. Director of R&D and Site Manager for VMware Israel, where he led product engineering for the vRealize Operations and Application Management Products. Before VMware, Duncan held various engineering management positions within Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP Software). Duncan holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science, as well as a MBA in Finance, from Bar-Ilan University, and is based out of our Luxembourg EMEA unit.
Maria Gerhard, EVP Int. Partnerships
With more than 20 years’ experience in business, having spent most of her career in various roles in the Fortune Primary market, notably General Manager of XL, where she built up its German organisation over 3 years. In her formative years in business Maria held a leading position in technology business CTele expanding this to serve 45 countries. Leading our International Partnerships Maria has been a central member of the team since its formation. Maria was educated in Russia and Germany, and is based out of Frankfurt, Germany where she lives with her lawyer Husband and their 2 children.
Rona Oncar, CSC Int. Supply Chain
Rona joined Clarity in 2016 from KPMG, where she was responsible for private and public sector client service & channel teams across various markets and regions. Prior to her role at KPMG, he worked at DEQ Corporation for 11 years, where she held senior management roles within Europe and Russia. Rona has worked in the IT industry for more than 35 years and is split based between Moscow and Budapest.
Ana Salas, CSO Support SVP
Ana graduated from San Pablo-CEU University and holds an MBA from the IE Business School. Ana has spent most of her career in the field of telecommunications, with a special focus on the development of market leading support services for corporate clients and the commercial area. After her beginnings with the Antea Group, she joined BT Global Services, where she held various European management positions over more than a decade, including director of sector sales in Spain and Portugal. Ana joined Clarity in 2014, after becoming impressed at her dealings with our company, while at her previous employer BT GS, and is based out of the Valencia office.
Stephen Brewer, Commercial Strategy Officer & EVP EMEA
Stephen directs and manages the team dealing with account management and customer acquisition activities. With over 20 years’ experience and a proven track record of taking the customer experience to new levels of productivity and profitability, he has an extensive background in business optimization that when coupled with Clarity’s product depth and breath, delivers a formula for success for Clarity clients. Prior to Clarity, Stephen was the General Manager Baan, i2, and more recently prior to joining Clarity in 2014, Relevant. Stephen is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Operations Management and Information Systems, and is based Luxembourg & Gatwick where he also heads the EMEA Region.
Eric Darin, Group Structure Excellence, EVP Americas
Eric manages group excellence standards across our group. In this role, he supports Clarity teams, and clients across all verticals in the commercial market. Eric is based from our Sao Paulo leading the Americas Unit, splitting his time between North, Central & South regions. Prior to joining Clarity in 2017, he held senior management positions within IBM Global Technology Services, a unit of IBM Global Services. Areas of responsibility also include leading Americas; General Business and Channels; Technology Services, Canada; and Worldwide Business Continuity and Recovery Services. Eric is a business and economics graduate of UC Berkeley, and also serves to boards of various non profits, including OSA, and BareFoot.
Judy Hartmann-Kleine, EVP Group Systems
Judy has nearly three decades in leading award winning business support services across the globe from senior management positions. Prior to Clarity Judy was at Intalio, one of the pioneers in enterprise class Business Process Management (BPM), where she was part of the team that turned the company around leading to a successful acquisition in Q4 of 2011. Prior to that, she had successful stints at SugarCRM, where she set up support services team, and at Callidus, where she was part of the team that transformed them into a leading provider of cloud-based solutions. Judy has also served at Primavera, and Siemens. Judy is based out of Chennai, where she lives with her family, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Santa Clara University, and a Masters in Software Systems from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, India.
Derek Winkett, CFO & EVP Int.
Derek is a dynamic financial leader and joined Clarity with a wealth of experience as a Senior Finance and Accounting Executive with organizations including Animoto, Inc., Barclays, Mossack Fonseca, and directly prior to joining in 2014, had been a senior director with CGap for 4 years. Derek is based in Luxembourg and Moscow.
Tim Ling, CTO & EVP AsPac
Tim joined the senior leadership team in 2018. Prior to this role, he was responsible for the systems unit of Hyperion in Asia including technology management, business integration, and specialty applications globally. Applying more than 15 years experience in the IT industry Tim leads our innovative teams in the deployment of best in class systems and services throughout the globe. In addition to his role he heads up our AsPac, Asia Pacific Region based in Chaoyang. He holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Management and a BSc from the University of Sydney.
Kat Oniango, EVP R & D
Kat joined Clarity in 2017 and has since established a strong team delivering excellence to clients across Africa. Prior to Clarity Kat held senior positions within TechnoServe, SoftLine, and directly prior to leading the team here, she was head of business research and development with Ensign. Based out of Abu Dhabi & Johannesburg., where Kat resides with her husband and their 4 children.
Diana Darroze, EVP Int. Client Services
Diana brought more than 15 years’ experience in the IT industry when she joined in 2014, with senior positions within Lexmark, and most recently Vivendi. Diana had dealt with Clarity at Vivendi, so when the opportunity arose to join our company, she embraced the role of GM. Diana is based out of Luxembourg.
Nina Yu, CIO EVP Int.
Nina joined Clarity in 2018, having previously worked in senior roles with China Mobile, Tencent, and the public sector in China. Having a strong business commentator voice within Asia, Nina leads the Chaoyang based systems teams with knowledge, experience, and above all a great personality that has enhanced our business clients throughout the region.
Paula Rodgers, CPO & EVP Int. Talent
Based in Luxembourg, Paula is responsible for assuring we operate with the very best talented professionals, ensuring the best skill share services across our regions, and delivering the very best talent standards for our regional operations . Paula is an experienced and accomplished executive who previous to Clarity served several successful startups. She has built organizations, structures, and processes that can grow with the rapid business expansion necessary while simultaneously maintaining high performance. Prior to joining Clarity in 2014, Paula held executive positions with Cisco, Telefonica, Telia, and REcomMind. Paula has both personnel and business qualifications from the University of Bergen, Norway.
Mario Caroni, SVP Int. Emerging Markets
Mario came to the business after 10 years with Arthur Andersen. He had also been involved in Lojas where he lead the development team across southern Europe. Working out of Budapest, Mario has since 2016 lead the team across a diverse region and was a leading voice in development for our clients. He has a business phd. from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.
David Taylor, Group COO & Co-Founder
David directs Clarity’s customer growth via strong and trusted experience drawing upon his over thirty years of experience leading the technology solutions to his clients. Since 2010, David has been a leader who is heavily involved in the Clarity licence business, and is very much the growth ambassador globally. Prior to Clarity David held a SVP position within of Valley Oak (acquired by Aon Corp in 2007), and developed his leading approach with key positions at Marathon Systems, Saddlebrook and GRiD Systems. David is split based between Luxembourg, Seattle, Moscow, and Sao Paulo, with his primary support team in Luxembourg & Moscow.
Fiona Millar, CLO, Legal Counsel/Affairs Int.
Fiona leads the Clarity legal and outward relations team. She is accountable for mentoring, cultivating customer relationships, and fostering cross-functional collaboration, while delivering to our parent company the objectives of the relationship we hold with them, and joined the team in 2012. Fiona brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the areas of strategic commercial operations, go-to market strategies, legal regulations, and mergers & acquisitions. Most recently with Elsevier, she was responsible for legal strategy, business counsel, as well as M&A, due diligence, and post-integration of several assets. Prior to that, she served a variety of roles at Ariba. Fiona splits her operating centres between Seattle and Moscow. She has a BA in Psychology & Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Cornell University, Johnson School of Management.
Taymoor Abobakar, SVP Alliances Int.
Taymoor leads the company's global alliances program from Chaoyang, that ensures that all delivery to clients is successful in each of our operating regions. Before joining Clarity 360 in 2016, Taymoor was a key leading member within a number of rapidly scaling technology organizations, from start-up companies to midsized and multibillion-dollar global organizations. Most recently, Taymoor served as CIO of a high-growth start-up technology company Aveksa, a leading access governance and management software company.
Prior to that successful period he lead the Alliances teams at Micromuse, and Netcool-Tivolis, While earlier in his career, Taymoor held several executive leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard. Away from his leading role in establishing and managing our leading Clarity 360 global alliances from our Moscow and Beijing locations, Taymoor is an amateur title tennis player having represented his country on the international stage in his youth, and is a key member of international charity Asral, while also sits of the board of The Lotus Centre.
Clarity 360 operate across 4 primary regions AsPac, EMEA, IMEA, & Americas,
supported by a World Class Management / Leadership Team, ensuring we deliver supreme results to our clients.
(for details of each member of our management leadership team, float your cursor over each person below)
The way we operate is to support each of our clients with a specific team of professionals that enhance the deliverable results for each client, and are tailored to each client needs.
The benefit of this way of working means that clients have pure consistency in all areas, which delivers the very best, every time.
Clarity 360 Group Leadership Team Bios
Clarity 360 Regional Management Leadership Teams
EMEA Leadership Team
Kristine Lewis, VP Transform Excellence
Timur Novak, VP Legal & IP
Hanan Askalan, VP Talent
June Snade, VP Finance
Erhard Schipporeit, VP Emerging Markets
Michael Nicholas, SVP Development & Strategy
Daniel Matthews, VP Delivery
Abi Ajisafe, VP Marketing
Andrea Hahn, SVP Support Services
Daria Kolotiy, VP Risk & Learning
Alexey Ulyukaev, VP Client Systems
Mikhail Sereda, VP Technology & Innovation
AMERICAS Leadership Team
Hillary Wiesner, SVP Legal & IP
Lara Khozouz, VP Finance
Kris Wright, VP Development & Strategy
Tara Brennink, VP Delivery
Thierry Vasquez, VP Talent
Øyvind Røkke, VP Support Services
Ana Sperzel, VP Emerging Markets
Dale Kendall, VP Client Systems
Jacques Burris, VP Transform Excellence
Matheus Esculier, VP Risk & Learning
Maribel Naudé, SVP Marketing
André Luiz Oda, SVP Technology & Innovation
IMEA Leadership Team
Hussain Al-Balushi, VP Integration Services
Maryam Al Murshedi, VP Talent
Moritz Kerler, VP Delivery
Marita Mitschein, VP Finance
Florian Amereller, VP Development
Kay Zwingen, SVP Marketing
Khalid Khatwani, VP Support Services
Joy Kraus, SVP Technology & Innovation
Koosum Kaly, VP Client Services
Satyendra Srivastava, VP Delivery
Suresh Mahalingam, VP Emerging Markets
Rajiv Halide, SVP legal & IP
ASPAC Leadership Team
Amy Yip, VP Marketing
Antoine N. Frem, SVP Transform & Excellence
Youssef Abillam, VP Talent
Lyndon Porter, SVP Legal & IP
Laoy Fazio, VP Finance
Nikolay Criso, VP Emerging Markets
Rhys Gonzalez, VP Development & Strategy
Tan Bairong, SVP Client Delivery
Li Jiong, VP Marketing
Jingbo Chen, VP Support Services
Eva Cheng, VP Risk & Learning
Chris Grainger, VP Technology & Innovation
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