BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
Irene Umansky is a Chairman of Hydro Drilling Srl. An international executive and investor Irene has co-founded an investment firm Whiteridge Advisors SA and has been representing Whiteridge Funds and other investors on the boards of several public companies. Prior to taking the leadership role at Hydro Drilling she has been actively involved in private equity projects in the areas of alternative energy, sustainable agriculture and energy efficient real estate development. Irene has a Ph.D. in economics and M.Sc. in aviation engineering and management. She was born in the Soviet Union where she received her education prior to moving to the Czech Republic and then to the United States, where she started her entrepreneurial activities. Irene is currently based in Europe, sharing her time between Switzerland, UK, Italy and other countries where Hydro Drilling has potential business interests.
Fabio Guerra is a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Drilling S.r.l. Before that, he was covering the position of Sales and Marketing Manager.
Before joining Hydro Drilling, Fabio was working for over 25 years in Western Atlas International and Baker Hughes covering different operation positions at wellsite and different management positions. He’s graduated in Mining and Petroleum Engineering in Bologna University in Italy. His long experience in Oil & Gas Services started in U.S. land as wireline field engineer and bring Fabio in many other countries working for Majors Oil & Gas Companies covering positions as Operations Manager, Customer Services Manager and countries Manager.
COUNTRY MANAGER ITALIA – BOARD ADVISOR
Michele Mancini is Country Manager and President Advisor of Hydro Drilling S.r.l. Michele previously covered several positions within Hydro Drilling, including: Business Development & Technical Advisor, Project Manager, Technical & Operations Planning Manager and Drilling Area Manager.
Prior to joining Hydro Drilling, Michele has gained more than 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry with major companies in Italy and in many other Countries, covering senior positions such as Rig Manager, Drilling Supervisor, Project Manager, Operations Manager and Country Manager.
SENIOR FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Andrea Olivieri, Senior Financial Controller of Hydro Drilling S.r.l.
Degree in Economics at Bologna University, MBA at Bologna Business School.
Before joining Hydro Drilling S.r.l., Andrea has worked for about 30 years in the Chemical sector as Controller and CFO, both in Italy and other European countries.
Marco Menichini is Operations Manager of Hydro Drilling S.r.l.
Marco’s expertise originates by 20 years in Oil & Gas and geothermal drilling projects, including some projects with high environmental risk.
His competence is based on the management of contracts, operations, safety, crews and maintenance of rigs.
He graduated in Geology summa cum laude from Perugia University.
Oleksii Kovbasiuk – Head of the Ukrainian office of Hydro Drilling S.r.l. – Hydro Drilling Ukraine. He joined our team in 2014. Prior to that, he was the director of the asset management company Gallois Invest, which managed venture funds (over $ 100 million). The company main activity was in the area of construction projects in Ukraine. Oleksii holds Master’s degree in Finance and graduated from the University of Civil Aviation.