Ciklum’s senior management team has revolutionized IT outsourcing by blending their individual strengths and expertise in IT, human resources, administrative specialities and Eastern European business to create transparent and unique partnerships between clients, IT teams and employees.


 Torben Majgaard<p>Founder and CEO

Torben Majgaard

Founder and CEO

As founder and chief executive officer, Torben Majgaard has built Ciklum into one of the largest IT companies in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He brings 12 years of experience working in Eastern Europe and 22 years of IT expertise to quickly build a 1200-person company in this changing market.

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Sam Kingston<p>COO

Sam Kingston


Following a successful career in Chemical Research during which he published several scientific papers and was granted a number of patent applications, Sam moved into the Information &Technology industry in early 1990. He has since that time held international board level positions...

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Mark Burden<p> CFO

Mark Burden


Mark Burden, a British citizen, brings over 20 years of experience in Finance and Operations at high growth and technology companies. Prior to his tenure at Ciklum as CFO, Mark has served in executive roles at such telecommunication companies as Volia Limited and MTS Ukraine. As CFO and deputy...

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Marina Vyshegorodskikh<p> VP HR

Marina Vyshegorodskikh


Marina Vyshegorodskikh has built a strong team of human resource professionals in Ciklum which is delivering results and sharing and promoting the company’s values and goals. Her responsibilities as HR director include HR management, recruitment, retention and motivation, conflict and problem resolution...

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Anna Goryachkina<p> Head of HR (Production)

Anna Goryachkina

Head of HR (Production)

Anna is educated in both Ukraine and UK, she has worked for 10 years in IT area, building HR and software development teams for EU, USA clients. Her responsibilities as Head of HR Production include management of recruitment, retention and motivation teams; providing high level services for Ciklum clients.

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Henrik Bak<p> VP Sales & Marketing

Henrik Bak

VP Sales & Marketing

Henrik Bak brings 20 years of strong results in sales, as well as 12 years in international business development of new concepts and markets for IT companies. Before Ciklum, he was regional director Central Europe of Agillic Ltd., a developer and marketer of enterprise marketing management software and consultancy services.

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Christian Aaen<p>VP Services & Consulting

Christian Aaen

VP Services & Consulting

Christian Aaen brings more than 15 years of solid experience in business analytics, consulting and program management to Ciklum. As VP of Services and Consulting, Aaen is responsible for the development and go-to-market of value-added technology, agile governance and consulting services as well as management and quality...

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Anna Ryzhova<p>Legal Counsel

Anna Ryzhova

Legal Counsel

Anna is a Ukrainian qualified lawyer educated in both Ukraine and the United States, who has practiced law for 9 years with global law firms in Ukraine serving mostly multinational corporations. Ms. Ryzhova obtained an LL.M. from the University of Pittsburgh and gained valuable practical experience working in a law firm...

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Frank Aaquist<p>VP Business Development

Frank Aaquist

VP Business Development

Frank Aaquist has 20 years of experience in sales, and 15 years of management experience. Before joining Ciklum Frank, spend 10 years in the Danish Media Business, 7 of those as a sales director. Just recently at North Media, who publishes Denmarks biggest newspaper “The Sunday newspaper”, with...

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