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Kseniya Sholina

Kseniya Sholina

CEO, Askona Venture at Askona Life Group

Moscow, Moscow

UK Global Talent VISA

A visionary innovation strategist with experience ranging from launching new consumer products for start-ups (ideation through to go-to-market) to building innovation ecosystems and managing complex global IT projects for large corporations. Ex-MSD, Ex-Unilever, Ex-Johnson & Johnson with a track record of transforming business operations through effective IT solutions, bridging together the demands of consumers and overall business strategy. Expertise in the design, development and launch of various tech products (hardware, SaaS, mobile applications and web portals) combined with excellent business development and partnership-building skills.
Hands-on knowledge of agile project management and design thinking methodologies. Active member of the global tech community with a background of mentoring health tech start-ups and participating in the leading tech conferences.

Key competencies include Product & Portfolio Management, Innovation IT Solutions Architecture, Digital Innovation Strategy, Product Design & Development, New Product Launch & Go-to-market Strategy, Agile Project Management, Data Analytics, Design Thinking, Business Development, Stakeholder Management, Team Leadership & Mentorship, Health Tech, Start-ups.

Feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn or by email at


  • Head of New Venture Development (Digital Products) (Valenta Pharmaceuticals)
  • Head of Product Portfolio (Valenta Pharmaceuticals)
  • Solution Architect (Contract) (Johnson & Johnson)
  • New Venture Director (Digital and IoT Products, Services) (Askona Life Group)
  • Design Thinking Сonsultant (Wonderfull Lab)
  • IT Innovation Lead & IT Business Partner (MSD)


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