President & Chief Executive Officer of
Deal Team Leader for Agriculture
John Shmorhun is the deal team leader for SBFIV’s agriculture investments. The holding company owns and operates over 70,000 hectares of prime agriculture land in the Poltava and Kharkiv Oblasts. He is also the Chairman of the Board for the investee companies. Mr. Shmorhun joined SigmaBleyzer in 2009 and has helped select the companies acquired. He is now working to improve operations, integrate multiple acquisitions and improve performance across the board.
With over 17 years of experience working both in Ukraine and Russia, Mr. Shmorhun started his career with DuPont where he managed businesses in the agricultural and chemicals sectors. He started DuPont’s operations in Ukraine and served in Kiev as the General Manager from 2003-2008, where he was responsible for DuPont’s agrochemical business. Mr. Shmorhun became a Director for DuPont and was responsible for Russia, Ukraine and the CIS countries for over 8 years. He has served on numerous boards such as AMCHAM Russia, ZAO DuPont Khimprom and ZAO DuPont Russian Coatings. He received his MBA from the International Management Institute in Geneva and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Shmorhun served 10 years as a navy pilot before joining DuPont.