About Us


Kirill Filippov

Chief Executive Officer

Kirill Philippov is a co-founder of SPB TV and serves as the company CEO since 2007.

Kirill has over 20 years of strategic development and management experience in finance, broadcasting and telecommunication business. Kirill worked in UK, Canadian, Russian and Swiss companies.

Kirill holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics in Mathematical Cybernetics from the St. Petersburg State University.

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt

Corporate Development, Co-Founder

Sebastian-Justus Schmidt is a Co-founder of SPB TV together with CEO Kirill Philippov. He is responsible for Corporate Development and overseeing the expansion of SPB TV in South-East Asia, Middle East and other BRICS countries. Sebastian is also heading CNX Creative Ltd., part

of SPB TV Group, in Chiang Mai as a Managing Director.

Prior to joining SPB TV in February 2013, Sebastian served as Executive Vice President at Yandex. Sebastian has also been CEO at SPB Software for almost a decade. Before that he had occupied C-level positions for Media-Software companies in Germany.

Sebastian has an extensive experience in IT management, having worked on leading positions in the European broadcasting, video and picture compression companies. Sebastian is the founding member of the DVDA (Germany) and joined the DVD-Forum (Japan) in 2007. He worked with the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg and several IT Organizations, including Bitkom in Germany.

Nikita Afanasenko

Chief Operating Officer

Nikita Afanasenko is a COO at SPB TV since 2016, overseeing company’s worldwide production and operations. Nikita is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies and driving the company to achieve its business goals.

Nikita joined SPB Software team as a Software Engineer in 2010. After the formation of SPB TV company Nikita worked for research and development of SPB TV Middleware products and soon headed Middleware Department.

Nikita holds a Master's Degree in Software Engineering and Computer Science from the St. Petersburg State University.

Nikolay Krasko

Chief Technology Officer

Nikolay Krasko is a CTO at SPB TV since 2014, responsible for developing the technology vision for the company, identifying opportunities for technological growth and managing engineering initiatives.

Before being named SPB TV CTO, Nikolay served as a Program Manager of Server Technologies and lead research and development of IP and OTT TV solutions for SPB TV.

Prior to SPB TV Nikolay managed System Engineering Team at SPB Software. Before that he was involved into Handster project as Independent consultant for developing high load mobile software and content distribution web-platform.

Nikolay holds a Master Degree in IT, Computer Systems, Networks from the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University.