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Our Team

Andrea Pagani

Chief Executive Officer / Upco International Inc. / Upco Systems Inc.

Andrea Pagani, age 39, is the founder of Upco Systems Inc. and has been its CEO since 2014. From September 2011 until March 2014 Mr. Pagani was a solution enterprise architect for Verizon Business. Verizon is a global company which delivers communications and technology solutions to its customers. Mr. Pagani has also held positions with IBM, Telecom Italia and France Telecom. Mr. Pagani holds a Bachelor of Computer Science in Nanotechnology from the Politecnico of Milano.

Ruy Ivaldi

Chief Financial Officer / Upco International Inc.

Ruy Ivaldi has extensive experience in the media and telecommunication sectors, having worked for the Grupo Clarin S.A. in Argentina for 20 years, mostly in the corporate finance and the strategic planning sector. Grupo Clarín S.A. is the most prominent and diversified media group in Argentina and one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world. The Company is organized and operates in Argentina. Grupo Clarín is present in the Argentine printed media, radio, broadcast and cable television, audiovisual production, the printing industry and Internet access. He was the CFO for the Latam branch of the group for the last 6 years. He was responsible for the Administrative and Finance areas, HHRR and part of the Operations and Legal issues. Mr. Ivaldi also worked for over 8 years as an auditor in PriceWaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), having dealt with mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, processes enhancement and others in various industries. Mr. Ivaldi holds a Business Administration Degree and an Accounting Degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a CPA.

Gerben Borsje

Board of Directors / Upco Systems Inc.

Mr. Borsje is a self-made sales and distribution driven entrepreneur. He has built various consumer brands on a global and pan-European scale. He has more than two decades experience and knowledge with fast moving consumer products. His capacity in building bridges and out-of-the-box thinking will be a tremendous asset to Upco. He has extensive experience with managing negotiations for commercial agreements on an international level.

Sebastiano Galantucci

Chief Operating Officer / Upco Systems Inc.

Mr. Galantucci has extensive experience in business management. From traditional telecom sector to digital arena, he built a  Digital Enabler with operations in London, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Manila. He has extensive experience in the M&A space particularly in the Telecom and Fintech area.

Franco Zanichelli

Director / Upco International Inc.

Franco Zanichelli, age 63,  is director of Upco International Inc. and currently works as a foreign finance consultant for several companies and groups in Italy and abroad. Mr. Zanichelli also held several positions as financial director and client relations working with major European and international banks. Mr. Zanichelli holds a Bachelor in Parma, Italy.

Sergio Mistrali

Director / Upco International Inc.

Mr. Sergio Mistrali has extensive experience working with companies in sales and marketing and developing new markets and products. He has worked extensively in the industrial and technology sectors, real estate development, telecommunications and food industry.  Mr. Mistrali has worked with Italian multinational companies listed on the stock exchange.  He was involved with the development of new market channels and loyalty programs.  Mr. Mistrali holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Parma, Italy.

Jag Sandhu

Corporate Development / Upco International Inc.

Jag Sandhu a specialist in corporate finance and development and has over 18 years of experience in the capital markets. Mr. Sandhu has assisted domestic and international companies in raising multi million dollars for expansion and development. He has dealt extensively with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financings and operations for companies in various industries. Mr. Sandhu has held various senior level executive positions in a number of listed companies. He received his Bachelor of Economics from Simon Fraser University in 1990.

Paul Grewal, B.Com., CPA, CA

Financial Consultant / Upco International Inc.

Mr. Grewal is currently a Partner with Heming, Wyborn & Grewal Chartered Accountants in Surrey, BC. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from UNBC in 1998, received his CA designation in 1998 and has completed Parts I & II of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course. Mr. Grewal joined Heming, Wyborn & Grewal in 2005 and was promoted to Partner on January 1, 2009. Mr Grewal has extensive experience in the financial management of corporations that are doing business in a variety of industries.

Behind this Team

Our Team is strengthened by further 10 people from United States, Italy, Germany and Romania in the fields of Marketing & Sales, Backoffice & Accounting, Client Relations, IT & Maintenance and further Technical Support.