Young Professionals Committee Chair

Ilya Aranovich

Ilya Aranovich

Vision of Young Professional Committee

As a chair of Young Professionals Committee, my vision is bright and full of expectations, even though I am aware that it means more work for me and our members. The YP Committee must provide a platform for developing future leaders of the US-Russia communities through focused networking events relevant to modern people. My plan on how to lead and develop the committee is clear and straightforward oriented:

our key goal is to grow the business and cultural ties between the countries through meaningful events, that will open new horizons for cooperation, expand the understanding of the way we see each other and provide for new contacts and pleasant acquaintances. And that is where I see this committee is heading in the future.

I believe, together, we will stand to build resilient US-Russian Young Professionals community to advance trade between two nations. Along with a strong support and backup from our members, this committee is to educate and provide assistance with career and individual growth opportunities for the development of future leaders in the US-Russian Young Professionals community who will advance cooperation between the two nations in the 21st century.



Ilya Aranovich is a Director of Licensing, North America, Europe, CIS Regions at GTC responsible for promoting GTC’s full portfolio of process technologies from GTC Technology’s Houston Head Quarter office for the respective regions of the world. Prior to joining GTC in 2009 Mr. Aranovich earned a MS degree in chemical engineering from Moscow State University.  Working as a scientific fellow at Unisit – a university based start-up company – he contributed to commercial projects for the development and scale-up of refinery and petrochemical technologies and is an inventor and patent co-author of catalysts and process improvements.




2009 – Chemical Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation, Master’s degree in Chemistry with distinction (“Red diploma”).

Work Experience

Technology Licensing Manager @ GTC Technology US, LLC
Licensing Manager for the full portfolio of process technology offered by GTC Technology. Specific focus on key accounts for our Refining Technologies and all clients in the CIS. Active support of sales activities of other business groups including: Process Equipment Technology sales, Heater Cleaning, EPCm. Management of Sales leads in the CIS markets. Support of the of final P&L in Licensing.

09.2005 – 09.2009
Scientific Fellow @ Unisit LLC.
Contributing scientist and technologist at a start-up company set-up by staff from the Kinetics and Catalysis Lab of the Moscow State University and staff of the Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis. Development and sales of industrial technologies (lab and pilot stage) for natural gas upgrade from the stand point of fundamental science, kinetics and catalysis, physical chemistry research. Specialized in zeolite catalysis and chemical modification to meet the needs of the catalytic processes. Patent co-author for a new catalyst and technology for the Methanol-To-Olefins (MTO) process. Developed selective adsorbents for NOx gases, collaborated with a materials science group to develop a patented sensor-based machine for organic molecules containing NOx groups.


06.2006 – 08.2006
Plant Worker @ Novosibirsk Electrode Company.
2nd largest electrode plant in the world, worked in the coal calcination workshop.
06.2005 – 08.2005 Lab Worker @ N.M.Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) operator for the analysis of proteins, α-interferons.


Software Applications
Microsoft Office, Aspen Hysys, Pro-II 9.1, Epicor.

Additional information
Nationality: Russia
Work permit in: USA, Russia
Language: Russian – native, English- Bilingual proficiency
Core skills: Creative, active, team oriented, results driven.

Hobbies and Interests
Marathon and Triathlon participant.
Ultimate Frisbee (club “Lucky Grass”, Moscow; club “Space City Ultimate”, Houston)
2014 Bronze medal in the National Championship of the Russian Federation w/ Lucky Grass
2013 National Champion of the Russian Federation w/ Lucky Grass
2012 Bronze medal in the National Championship of the Russian Federation w/ Lucky Grass
2010 Bronze medal in the National Championship of the Russian Federation w/ Lucky Grass
Contemporary Russian poetry.