By his own estimation, Valentin is a captain of the FMCG industry with over 10 years in retail experience as the head of business improvement at X5 Retail Group. In this position, he had a special focus on promotional strategies, assortment management, pricing, and supply chain. His other experince includes a few years with a systems integration company that specialized in transportation, warehouse, and workforce management systems for Russian retail companies. Since 2015, Valentin has managed product development for the OSA Hybrid Platform. He has university degrees in engineering and economics.