20 years of experience in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan
An American citizen, Shane has spent his entire career working in various countries of the former Soviet Union, spanning the telecoms, forestry and investment banking industries. For the past 10 years, Mr. Sorg worked as a Director at Deutsche Bank Russia, where he headed the equity sales trading team, which was consistently ranked as the top international banking team in the market. In addition to his 10 year career in investment banking, Shane has 10 years of experience launching and running start-ups in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the U.K. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he teamed up with the Dixon’s Stores Group in the U.K. to launch Freetalk, a VoIP telephone service. He also served as the President/CEO of AATV Communications, which was founded in Armenia in 1996 and was the largest provider of wireless cable TV & Internet services in the country. Shane originally came to Kiev in 1996 with Perekhid Media to run sales, marketing and advertising for Super Nova Radio and the Dossier Dosuga entertainment guide. He holds a BA in Russian Studies from The University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Internationals Studies fromThe Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.