Lex – Team



Anton Shakirov

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, Ph.D.

Since Lex's foundation in 2016, Anton headed Lex and was responsible for strategic development, global expansion, and technology commercialization. Prior to Lex, he managed artificial lift and technical support for oil companies in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Anton is the author of 30+ publications and holder of patents.


Vitaly Koropetsky

Chief Operations Officer & President

Vitaly serves on product research and development, engineering team leading, and business development in Russia, CIS, and Eastern Europe. Prior to Lex, Vitaly headed the representative offices of large international oil and gas equipment suppliers in Russia and had 14 000 ESP units under his supervision.


Ahmed Almashgari

Marketing and Business Development Director

Ahmed joined Lex in June 2018; he is in charge of business development in North Africa and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President Africa and Director of Business Development in the largest oilfield services company at the Middle East; and was General Manager of Cylingas division of ENOC. As CEO for C-MIST, he managed its oilfields, refineries, and terminals development in the Middle East and North Africa.


Sami Suheil

Americas Regional Manager

Sami joined Lex in 2018. He develops the UHS ESPs and PMM market in the Americas, devising and implementing a growth strategy, building a channel network for sales and support in the region. Sami has over 20 years of experience in automation projects for oil and gas, general industrial projects, and energy companies.


Cyril Girard

Technical Advisor

Cyril joined Lex to advise and manage sophisticated and technologically unique projects. Cyril is a rare professional with 25 years of experience in Artificial Lift related technologies. Prior to Lex, he performed due diligence for technology readiness & maturity related to Artificial lift technologies, advised on field development and planning for oil companies in the Europe, North America and Africa.


Marina Sosnina

Vice President of Supply Chain

Marina has been in her current role since the company's formation in 2016. Marina develops supply chain strategies and implements efficiency growth measures. She is also responsible for Finance management and HR. Before joining Lex, Marina took charge of logistics diversification and customer service in Russia and abroad.


Yaroslav Alekseev

Vice President of Engineering

Since 2016, Yaroslav has led an engineering team and has been in charge of the product development, technical study, installation, commissioning of the equipment, and service support worldwide. Prior to Lex, he worked as an engineer in leading Russian oil companies and contributed to R&D works in Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and gas. He is the author of 15 publications, holder of patents.


Anton Gorislavskiy

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Anton joined Lex in 2016. He supervises all national and foreign legal matters, including corporate governance, judicial protection, tender support, M&A deals. Previously, Anton engaged in private legal practice and represented the clients before international commercial arbitration. He also was the head of legal service at Action Marketing Agency.


Fidaris Gabsalyamov

Chief Quality Officer

Fidaris leads service quality assurance initiatives, safe equipment performance & upgrades, and OSH compliance by the company's technical services. Prior to joining Lex, he worked as an applications engineer, chief engineer, and technical director in a range of engineering and oilfield service companies for over 22 years.


Georgiy Komarov

International Service Manager

Georgiy is responsible for the managing international field service with the team, installation, commissioning, repair & maintenance of pumping systems, setting and workover of VFDs in the oilfields of clients-oil operators abroad. Georgiy has 34 years of experience in operating power equipment and ESPs, such as power transformer substations, ESPs, downhole sensors, and others.


Anton Shkolniy

Special Projects Engineering Manager

Anton assumed his current position for Lex in 2020. He serves on the development and management of engineering projects, new products, and technologies. Anton has extensive knowledge and experience in machines & assembly units design, the development of power equipment, and bringing new products and technologies for oilfield services companies to the international market.


Zelim Agnaev

Marketing Manager

Zelim joined Lex in 2017, is responsible for executing the company's marketing strategy, new international client service and running Lex marketing campaigns. Previously, Zelim worked for large oil and oilfield service companies in Russia, Asia and Azerbaijan.

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