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POINT 1. TEAM

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Yehor Zemzyulin, CEO

Prior to establishment of CRA ANTARES, since 2011 Yehor has been contributing to and developing with a team of IBcontacts Holding. Having joined it at the position of credit analyst, in 2012 Yehor had already occupied the position of the Head of Credit Deparment, and in 2013 was appointed as Director and successfully developed Credit Rating Agency IBrating – one of the Holding’s subsidiaries. Throughout his work in IBcontacts Holding, Yehor was responsible for conducting comprehensive credit investigations of business entities, operating in CIS region and assigned over 1500 credit ratings, having implemented the theoretical knowledge of financial and credit analysis. Besides, under Yehor’s supervision and direct involvement the CRA IBrating team has developed and implemented IT-system for performing financial analysis and generating credit reports that has significantly improved the efficiency of Holding and accompanied its rapid development.

Yehor has also acquired experience of conducting international audits of state funds utilization efficiency and represented their results at multiple international meetings, having occupied a position of Specialist at the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine in 2010-2011.

Yehor has obtained two Master degrees (Finance and Law) in top Ukrainian universities and spent a year studying abroad.

 

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Ivan Zemzyulin, Business Development Director

Ivan Zemzyulin graduated from Kyiv National Economic University, in 2012, with major in International Economics and in 2014 obtained a Master degree in International Business Management. During 2013, he worked in one of the leading credit-rating agency in Ukraine as a Coordinator in Long-term rating department. Ivan was in charge of implementation and automation of business processes, carried out functions of project manager and was responsible for communication with first-rate credit rating agencies and export credit agencies. His contribution has been expressed in: organization of work between departments that allowed assigning up to 500 short-term rating scores monthly; project coordination in terms of long-term rating process for the largest Ukrainian companies in the fields of: machinery, mining, foodstuff selling; arrival of agreement for benchmarking, regarding credit rating issuance methodologies, with S&P’s Russian division. During the second half of 2013, Ivan directly participated in Market Analysis Department functioning, having prepared more than 100 overviewsю.

Besides higher education in Kyiv National Economic University, Ivan obtained a bachelor degree in Law and a Master degree in Administrative Management in National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. In 2006, Ivan was the finalist of international student exchange program (FLEX) and spent a year studying in USA.

Versatile education, obtained in Ukraine and abroad, as well as efficient work experience with foreign and domestic organizations place Ivan as an irreplaceable part of CRA ANTARES and help him in achieving corporate goals and impetuous development.

 

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Maksym Shulezhko, Head of Supervisory Board

Maksym is one of the founders and essential part of CRA ANTARES. Maksym has over 15-years of working experience in international trade, successful crisis management skills, productive experience of widening sales network and optimizing business activity. Therefore, Maksym knows how important it is to know your partners and manage risks from the first hand.

Since 2004, Maksym Shulezhko directs the Representative Office of Podravka d.d. in Ukraine. Podravka d.d. is of one of the largest food concerns in Europe. Maksym’s determination and skills to adapt and quickly produce results allowed him to rapidly grow and occupy the position of Representative Office Director. Under his management the Company has successfully entered and strengthened its positions in Ukrainian market, as well as maintained profitability during economic crisis. Communication skills and fruitful cooperation with national and regional distributors allow Maksym conducting effective production planning and precise price determination control

Maksym is continuously achieving career and personal goals with the help of quality education, obtained in Ukraine and abroad. Besides, Maksym enjoys conducting scientific activities at the Institute of agricultural economics named after O.H. Schlichter at National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

 

POINT 2. METHODS

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DIVERSE DATA SOURCES
Strict selection and control of data sources allows our customers to always be sure that their decision-making is based on reliable information.The combination of different data sources together with thorough analysis allows our customers to focus on the most important aspects and put aside the unnecessary junk.Continuous process of reselection of data sources brings CRA ANTARES a step ahead and ensures customers get the freshest data 24/7.

MULTIPLE SPECIALISTS – QUALITY CONTROL
CRA ANTARES is proud to implement thoroughly developed unique process of quality control and opinion generating. It includes three stages and requires participation of various specialists: financial and credit analysts, market specialists, legal advisors and senior quality controllers.

IT SOULUTIONS
Continuous investments in IT-solutions keep processes of data collection, analysis and transfer up to date and in-line with leading companies world-wide. We are proud not to just offer data, but to cut costs of its implementation for our customers.

 

POINT 3. LOCAL INSIGHT

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REGIONAL FOCUS
Since the start of its operating activity CRA ANTARES has chosen to focus exceptionally on one region and become a leading expert in it. CIS and Georgia is the region with enormous potential in international trade, while at the same time rather intransparent in terms of information availability and investment.

EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING
CRA ANTARES permanently attracts various highly qualified specialists and possesses enough expertise to bring confidence and additional value to customers.

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STAGE 1. COLLECT DATA

The process of data collection developed at CRA ANTARES follows the principles of reliability, comprehensiveness and timeliness of information. The obtained raw data is used for further analyses and influences their results, therefore, the precise attention is paid to each source of information, while the data obtained from different sources is always combined, compared and cleared from insufficiencies.

LOCAL SUPPLIERS NETWORK
Special attention is paid to the process of data suppliers selection. Currently, CRA Antares possesses an established network of local data suppliers in each country covered, while the selection process is never over.

CONTACT CENTER
In order to improve data collection process CRA ANTARES has established its own contact center that obtains data directly from the analyzed business entity.

PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA
In the process of analysis our specialists use only carefully selected, tested, reliable sources of information.

IT-SOLUTIONS FOR DATA COLLECTION
Significant amount of funds and time have been invested in automatization of data collection process that noticeably cuts the costs of data collection and, most importantly, increases its speed.

COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE - ONLINE ACCESS
All the information obtained from various sources flows into one comprehensive database that allows providing online access to the requested data to our customers.

 

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STAGE 2. ANALYZE DATA

The main focus of the second stage is taking a closer look at the obtained information. We use a number of methods to clear the obtained data from falseness and irrelevance, update the existing information and prepare it for transparent decision-making.

VARIOUS SPECIALISTS
In order to make the analysis most effective the obtained data is analyzed by various specialists – financial and credit analysts, market specialists and others.

IT-SOLUTIONS FOR PRODUCTIVE ANALYSIS
The specially developed IT-software brings our analysis to another level – now it is faster, more precise, more effective.

 

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STAGE 3. PROVIDE OPINION (DELIVER DATA)

One of our main goals at CRA ANTARES is to provide our own opinion regarding the creditworthiness of the analyzed business entity and point out all the risks related to cooperation with it. Therefore, most of our products not just give a glance, but provide confidence.

CREDIT RATING
The result of credit investigation and globally accepted instrument for differentiating business entities, managing risks and making investment decisions.

CREDIT RATING FACTORS + RECOMMENDATIONS
Besides the Credit Rating itself our customers are provided with the detailed description of factors that have influenced the Credit Rating decision and recommendations regarding the steps to be taken in order to improve it.

DATA TRANSFER (PDF, XML, ONLINE ACCESS)
We consider the value of time for our customers and are capable of providing data in the most convenient format the customer desires. The developed IT-software allows transferring data using traditional PDF, light and convenient XML, as well as via the fastest possible way – ONLINE ACCESS.

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CRA ANTARES - independent credit rating agency that specializes in providing expert opinions regarding creditworthiness of private and public business entities operating in CIS.

Our MISSION is to shift decision-making to another level of confidence, transparency and effectiveness. In order to accomplish this we are seeking perfection at each stage of our products preparation: Collecting Data, Analyzing Data and Providing Opinion (Delivering Data).

Despite being rather young, CRA ANTARES combines experience in risk management, business information and international trade with modern IT solutions and most effective approaches to data processing and transfer.

Check out WHAT WE DO and WHY WE DO IT BETTER pages for more information on our approaches and expertise in everything we do.