About Kirill Derevenski

KD_photo_rounded corners 20Kirill Derevenski is an experienced Strategic Business Architect, a Member of the Business Architecture Society and the Business Architecture Institute. He has been working in Corporate Strategy, Operations and Transformation & Change Management on both consulting and client ‘sides’ for close to 20 years, successfully merging top level helicopter views with down-to-earth operational realities to deliver business results. His professional profile is available on LinkedIn.

Kirill’s interest in Strategic Business Architecture crystallised while working, in the last decade, as a C-level operational executive and a project manager at the very centre of a profound corporate transformation of a major global services company. He realised then a lack of structured integrated top-down approach to Target Operating Model design and its implementation – the one that emanates from the actual business and its environment, is truly service-oriented, and is aligned to customer needs.

Kirill has since developed the Strategic Business Architecture Helix™ Framework which combines established methodologies with real world practices to assist companies in optimising business results through successful transformation to market-responsive Target Operating Models. He offers his multifaceted strategic, operational and international experience to develop, align with stakeholders, and implement complete Transformation & Change Management programmes, and to lead and/or support  in-house strategy and transformation teams on a permanent, interim or project basis.

Selected examples to illustrate successful use of Strategic Business Architecture approaches to help companies connect their operational models to market dynamics include:

Scouting markets to place product innovation

A challenging yet exciting project to identify a market niche for an ‘accidental innovation’ product from a top global conglomerate. Product contextualisation in a number of likely environments led to discovery of a new innovative functional food market space valued at €38 million in the institutionalised elderly and health service for vitamin enriched products in the UK, Germany and France. Architectural deliverables … Continue reading Scouting markets to place product innovation

A comprehensive assessment of drivers for change within the European food ingredient sector

As part of a team of strategy consultants, Kirill carried out an in-depth analysis of the European food ingredient industry and identified market opportunities and suggested optimal ways which can be utilised by ingredient suppliers to move closer to their intended customer base. In particular, key issues addressed included up-to-date market segmentation, sales volume/unit value … Continue reading A comprehensive assessment of drivers for change within the European food ingredient sector

A series of Strategic Management Workshops on market development contextualisation

Kirill prepared and led a significant number of management workshops dealing with market developments and their implications for leading pharmaceutical, branded food and packaging companies with turnovers ranging from €100 million to €58 billion. Areas included corporate strategy, opportunity assessment, brand development and restructuring, and concentrated on operating model alignment and balancing between corporate thinking and market reality. … Continue reading A series of Strategic Management Workshops on market development contextualisation

Should a transformation and change journey be part of your agenda, please get in touch to engage in a conversation on how to support best your business!