Julie Shynkarenka (left) and Adi Roche (right), Chernobyl Children International with Ihar Shadzkou (centre) (Photo: Brian McEvoy)
In association with Next Generation, Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Aminex, O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors and Chernobyl Children International.
John Bell, Non-Executive Director
Aminex has appointed John Bell as an independent Non-Executive Director.
John has over 30 years of experience as a chartered engineer, including senior positions at BP, Statoil and Suncor. He currently serves as Managing Director of Gulfsands Petroleum. He has previously been a Non-Executive Director at Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Executive Chairman at Tethys Petroleum.
He holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Engineering from Strathclyde University and has studied Executive Leadership at The Haas Business School, University of Berkeley, California.
Brian Hall, Aminex Chairman, commented: “We warmly welcome John Bell to the Board of Aminex and believe he will make a strong contribution to the company. John’s appointment is part of the company’s ongoing process to strengthen its board and management team.”
Paudie Burke, Director of Operations and Finance
O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors
O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors has announced the appointment of Paudie Burke as Director of Operations and Finance.
Paudie said of his new role: “I am delighted to join O’Flynn Exhams, and contribute to the continued growth at the firm. The expertise and experience of the team, combined with a diverse and growing client base, provides an exciting opportunity to drive the firm forward.”
A qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ diverse experience across private equity and multi-national environments, Paudie will manage all aspects of the firm’s finance and business operations, as well as having a key role in overall strategic implementation.
He has over 25 years’ experience in private equity and multinational environments, and will manage finance and business operations at O’Flynn Exhams.
Julie Shynkarenka, Board of Directors
Chernobyl Children International (CCI)
Julie Shynkarenka has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI) charity.
When arriving in Ireland, she said she was amazed at the work the Irish people do for the people affected by the Chernobyl accident.
Julie began to work as a volunteer with CCI making several trips back to Belarus in recent years, joined by Adi Roche and board member Ali Hewson.
CCI Founder and Voluntary CEO Adi Roche commented on the appointment: “Being a native of Belarus, Julie has an added understanding that will hugely benefit the organisation in terms of local negotiations and relationship building. However, most importantly, Julie has lived through the fallout from Chernobyl and is an inspiration for so many like her who continue to live in its dark shadow.