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Bertrand Petyt
Chief Executive Officer

T: +377 97 98 57 89

Name: Sergei Dobroserdov
From: Moscow, Russia
Position at Solar1: Chairman/Founder

‘Solar1 races was created to promote the use of solar power in our every day lives, which I strongly believe in. I see it as a great opportunity to animate and excite a new generation, whilst also focusing their attention on important issues such as renewable energy. I would like our future to be; clean, economical and sustainable.  Solar1 moves us all towards a greener, brighter future!’

More about Sergei...

Working History:
I was born in 1971 in Moscow, Russia. I attended and graduated from the Moscow Institute for International Relations, faculty of International Civil Law. After graduating I went on to  further my education where I studied legal practices and arbitration

In 1997 I decided to go into Commercial shipbuilding projects in Russia and Norway. Whilst developing my career I also kept up my studies and received an MBA in Strategic marketing in the Academy of National Economy in Moscow & Kingston University in the UK

Since then I have developed my own company ‘Nakhimov Yachts’ – leading consultant for sale, new construction, charter and management of super yacht for Russian-speaking clients

As the founder and director of the brokerage company ‘Nakhimov Yachts’, I  also decided to start a design company in 2010 called ‘Dobroserdov Design’ which focuses on super yachts designs

Interests & Hobbies:
I now reside in Monaco with my family, but I constantly travel around the world to see all of my clients.  My passion is sailing and I am the proud owner of ‘Nakhimov Racing Melges’ and a loyal Member of Monaco Yacht Club


Name: Bertrand Petyt
From: Monaco
Position at Solar1: CEO

Bertrand assumes the role of C.E.O. for Solar 1 Races, a Monaco-based leading organisation that is inspired by nature and powered by innovation. Solar 1 uses global events to communicate, educate and promote a greener and brighter future to a new generation.

More about Bertrand...

Bertrand comes from a hotel & cruise background, having worked for many years in several operational management positions for the Sofitel brand in the US and then as Corporate Fleet HR Manager for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Bertrand then took over the position of Business Manager for V.Ships; in this position, he oversaw the recruitment, training and consulting services of V.Ships, working very closely with hotels and cruise lines in defining and implementing their Human Resources, Operational Standards, Recruitment, Brand Development and Training strategies.

Bertrand also worked as Hotel Director on-board the 6-star vessels of Silversea Cruises, voted the Best Ultra-Luxury cruise line 9 years in a row, before re-joining the V.Ships group as Crew Operations Manager. V.Ships Leisure Monaco is the largest ship management company in the world, with over 1,200 vessels managed including the six-star fleet of Silversea Cruises.

Bertrand currently assumes the role of Director of Operations for the Monaco-based Parkview Private Collection (Monaco), a holding company which regroups the leisure interests of a family-owned enterprise, with a focus on Ultra-Deluxe assets and brands in the Hotel, Residences, Yachting, and Restaurant businesses.

Bertrand is also Professor of Management and Project Manager at the International University of Monaco where he is responsible for Hospitality Operations Management and Human Resources Management classes for Master-level students as well as master corporate projects.

Name: Maria Povecerovska
From: Latvia
Position at Solar1: Administrative Director

As the Administrative Director, I oversee and support all operations of the business and keep the company running smoothly on a day-to-day basis working with many different types of people