Management Team

Maria Severina

Maria has been the Managing Director of HyTest ever since it was founded in 1994. Maria started her career as a Senior Researcher at the Moscow Research Institute. From there, she moved to work in the Hybritest project at the University of Turku and was involved in the reorganization of this project into HyTest Ltd. Since its foundation, HyTest has grown from a startup into one of the most important raw material providers for the IVD industry.

Maria holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Immunochemistry from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.


Alexey Katrukha

Alexey has been the R&D Director at HyTest Ltd. since 1994. He is also a professor at the Department of Biochemistry at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Alexey has been studying cardiac markers since the beginning of the 1990s and together with his team at HyTest has been regularly publishing articles in peer reviewed journals. Alexey is a member of two IFCC SD Working Groups: “Standardization of Troponin I (WG-TNI)” and “Standardization of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (WG-PAPPA)”.

Alexey holds a PhD in Biochemistry.


Jukka Lehikoinen

Jukka is the Sales and Marketing Director of HyTest. He joined the company in 1999 and prior to working at HyTest he held several managerial positions in companies in different business sectors including life sciences, advertising, real estate and banking.

Jukka holds an MSc in Economics from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.


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Soozy is the General Manager of HyTest Bio-Tech (Shanghai, China). Prior to joining the company in 2011 she held various different positions at Yarewell and Genetimes.

Soozy holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Zhejiang University and an MBA from Shanghai Jiaotong University.


Yulia Belousova

Yulia is the General Director of HyTest Russia, which is a fully owned subsidiary of HyTest Ltd and was established in 2016. Yulia joined the company in 1996. Prior to the establishment of HyTest Russia, Yulia was the General Director of Bialexa Ltd. She has also been a Senior Scientist and Project Manager at the Moscow Institute of Medical Ecology.

Yulia holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State University.


Pekka Hildén

Pekka is the head of Business Development at HyTest. He joined the company in 2011 to set up operations in China and establish HyTest Bio-Tech, which is HyTest’s fully owned subsidiary in Shanghai. Prior to joining HyTest, Pekka worked as a Sales and Product Manager at Medix Biochemica and as a Project Manager at Cultor Ltd., as well as a researcher at the University of Helsinki.

Pekka holds an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki and an MBA from Henley Business School.


Tatiana Esakova

Tatiana is the head of the Production Department at HyTest and she joined the company in 1995. Tatiana has been a Production Director of Bialexa Ltd. and previously worked as a Researcher and Project Manager at the Russian Center of Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment as well as at the Moscow Institute of Medical Ecology.

Tatiana holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.


Sakke Kankaanpää

Sakke is the Quality Manager at HyTest. She joined the company in 2002 and is responsible for overseeing all regulatory and quality related issues. Prior to joining HyTest, she worked as a Research Assistant at the All Russian Research Institute of Phytopathology.

Sakke holds a BSc in Biotechnology from the Turku University of Applied Sciences.


Stanislav Chakhovich     

Stanislav Chakhovich is the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of HyTest Group. He joined the company in 2018.

Before joining HyTest Stanislav has worked 17 years in the consulting sphere (in KPMG and PwC), which mostly involved financial due diligence of Finnish, Russian and foreign companies.
Stanislav holds two higher degrees – from Belarusian State Economic University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of South
Carolina (USA).


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