Alumni

Alumni

Currently CAPS has a community of more than 400 alumni and let us introduce some of them.


Denis Zakharenko


Director of Mass Market sales and marketing, Ukrtelecom

Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Economics, MBA.

Work experience: Director of Mass Market sales and marketing, Ukrtelecom (2014 – present), Marketing Director, Astelit (2011-2014), expert and managerial positions in marketing, Kyivstar (1991 – 2011).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want to understand how proper relationships between business and state can be constructed with mutual influence and responsibility

Pavlo Sebastianovych


Coordinator of Tax reform group, Civic Platform “The New Country”

Education: Systems Engineer, Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute.

Work experience: Coordinator of Tax reform group, Civic Platform “The New Country”, Co-author of the draft law on the liberalization of the tax, Co-founder, LLC Future Food.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

 I get satisfaction from social activities and changes, the co-author of which I am.

Kateryna Rybachenko


CEO, Agro-Region

Education: Master of administration and marketing, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland).

Work experience: CEO, Agro-Region (2012 – present), Director of land and real estate, Agro-Region (2009 – 2012).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

The desire to change the country and raise the living standards of Ukrainians. The realization that the future of millions of people living in Ukraine is in the hands of a narrow circle of politicians, who often have lack of education and dubious reputation.

Vidyakin Mykhaylo


Project Manager, Head of Strategy and Banking Sector Reforms Division, National Bank of Ukraine

Education: Master’s degree in International Economics, Institute of International relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

Work experience: Project Manager, Head of Strategy and Banking Sector Reforms Division, National Bank of Ukraine (2014 – present).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

 To change processes in the country and to make our country a better place.

Anatoliy Amelin


Commissioner of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market

Education: MIM-KYIV (International economics, MBA, DBA), International University of Finance (Finances and insurance operations), Donetsk National Technical University (mechanical engineer)

Work Experience: 5 years – Commissioner of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market, 10 years – CEO of the Investment Company “Altana Capital”

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:  

Responsibility for the future of Ukraine, the country where I was born and where my children will live

Natalie Fuklyeva


Senior Associate in DLA Piper Ukraine

Education: Kyiv Institute of International Relations, MA, 2002; University Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), 2002 course on Civil and Commercial Law

Work Experience: legal practice since 2002 in EY Law (Ernst and Young) and since 2005 Senior Associate in DLA Piper Ukraine until present

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want to live in Ukraine and raise my kids here. Believe that the civil society should drive the change in this country and be able to hold the politicians responsible

Volodymyr Kozlenko


Head of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Education: Faculty of Economy, Taras Shevchenko National University; MBA, KMBS

Work experience: Head of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Member of the Judicial Reform Council of Ukraine, law practice for over 14 years, CEO, Consulting company

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Past experience of ‘points of pain’ of many Ukrainian enterprises and the desire to change public policy by turning it in a civilized way.

Natalia Limonova


Co-founder and CEO, companies ‘Snite’ and ‘Intekhservice’

Education: Master’s degree, Faculty of Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University; MBA, KMBS.

Work experience: Co-founder and CEO, companies ‘Snite’ and ‘Intekhservice’; Co-founder, International Children’s Creative School, Coordinator, Educational Group, Civic platform ‘Nova Kraina’

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

My main motivation is to live and raise children in a successful country of happy people with a strong economy and powerful national idea shared by all citizens.

Maxim Prazdnikov


Regional manager representative Logitech Europe S.A. в Ukraine&CIS

Education:  Dnipropetrovsk National University, Department of Economics, specialty – economic cybernetics (1996-2001), the British Open University LINK (2004-2005)

Experience: Account Manager for key representation to clients “Philips Consumer Electronics” (2002-2005),
Head of representative Office Logitech Europe S.A. в Украине (2007-2009)
Regional manager representative Logitech Europe S.A. в Ukraine&CIS (Kazakhstan, Belarus, Georgia, STAN-countries) since 2009.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I believe in what is now Ukraine is an important moment in history for a full system reboot, and I want to be part of this important evolutionary process

Dmitriy Yurgens


CEO of the investment office Venture Company (Singapore)

Education:  Master of Finance and Accounting / Finance, National Economic University, London Business School: Executive Program

Experience: CEO of the investment office Venture Company (Singapore) (2012-present), Deputy General Director of the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) from 2008 to 2012,., Deputy General Director of SCM Finance (2003-2008)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Currently I am motivated to develop and create projects in public policy, to become the leader of new developments and create value added services to citizens

Galina Naumenko


Deputy Director of the Foreign Economic Activities, LLC ‘DDK

Education: Master of Quality, Standardization and Certification, Donetsk National Technical University.

Work experience: Deputy Director of the Foreign Economic Activities, LLC ‘DDK’ (2015 – present), Deputy General Director, Mineral Powder and Inert Dust Plant (2013 – 2015).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

 Now Ukraine is going through an important historical period of the full system reboot, and I want to be a part of this important evolutionary process.

Andriy Svedlikov


Co-founder, co-owner “Mercedes Star Service”

Education: Kyiv National University of Economics, Institute of World Economy and International relations (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

Work Experience: Co-founder, co-owner “Mercedes Star Service” (2009 – till present), employee, Autohouse “Ukraine Mercedes – Benz” (2001 – 2009)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To prove that situation in Ukraine is not “unfixable”

Konstantin Paskevich


Owner, Biotestlab; Head of business unit, Agro Oven

Education: Faculty of Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University; MBA in banking, MIM-Kyiv

Work experience: Owner, Biotestlab; Head of business unit, Agro Oven

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To build a service state in relation to citizens and businesses. Having experience and knowledge, I know how to build an entirely new state system. Now we need the modernization of public institutions for the protection and development of business opportunities in Ukraine

Valeriy Svetlov


General Manager, Global Bigli Ukraine

Education: Master of Business Administration, MBA, Steinbeis University, Berlin, Kharkiv State University.

Work experience: General Manager, Global Bigli Ukraine (2010 – present), General Manager, eCall (2007 – 2010), Customer Service Director, Alfa-Bank (2007).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Having a good  experience of large systems management, I would like to take part in decisions that globally and systematically help to develop the economy of our country.

Gennady Voytsitsky


Partner of the Kyiv office Baker&McKenzie

Education:  Kyiv Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Law, LL.M International Taxation from the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2004)

Experience: Partner of the Kyiv office of Baker&McKenzie (tax practice) since 2000

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

The desire to join the team of professionals who will be able to achieve success in their respective countries. Get the experience of reforms for the development of reforms that Ukraine has become a technological and democratic country

Vasilisa Frolova


TV presenter (7 канал, М1, Новый, 1+1, 3S-TV, Интер ), Radio presenter ( Аристократы, Вести)

Education: Regent Brighton

Work Experience: TV presenter (7 канал, М1, Новый, 1+1, 3S-TV, Интер ), Radio presenter ( Аристократы, Вести)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want to understand how the political process is to be involved in them

Sergey Datsun


Chief Financial Officer, Investment and Financial group “TAS”

Education: Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Kyiv (Ukraine), МВА-2007,  IEDC – Bled School of Management (Slovenia), accredited by Association of MBA.

Work experience: Chief Financial Officer, Investment and Financial group “TAS” (2001 – present).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To build an innovative system of processes, management and operation of public institutions.

Nikolay Dorichenko


CEO,  MBA Kids

Education: National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’ (2000 – 2006), Business School MIM-Kyiv, mini-MBA (2011), University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, PMD (2015).

Work experience: CEO,  MBA Kids (2013 – present), CEO, MBA Field (2012 – present), Head of Corporate Projects, Business School MIM-Kyiv (2010 – 2012).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Almost all meaningful work in my life was dedicated to education: firstly, it was business education, then – alternative child education. I can and want to participate in the reforms of secondary, higher and alternative education.

Tatiana Yurovich


Assistant Attorney, Co-founder, restaurant ‘Kіflyk’

Education: Faculty of Law, Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine

Work experience: Assistant Attorney, Co-founder, restaurant ‘Kіflyk’ (2014-present); Head of Kyiv Office, Meritocratic Party of Ukraine (2015-present)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I see the future of the country in the effective management and professional staff. I aspire to it

Inna Turchenko


Head of Process Management Department, National Bank of Ukraine

Education: Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Kyiv (Ukraine),  Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), Great Britain.

Work experience: Head of Process Management Department, National Bank of Ukraine (2015 – present), Head of Operational Risk Department, First Ukrainian International Bank (2013 – 2015).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To improve the experience of cooperation with international organizations and central banks

Vitaliy Volynec


Vice-rector KUTEL, adviser Gas of Ukraine

Education: KNEU, KUTEL

Work Experience: Vice-rector KUTEL, adviser Gas of Ukraine

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To build a better present

Tetiana Kheruvimova


Investigator, The Business Ombudsman Council

Education: Candidate for PhD in Commercial Law, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Kyiv (Ukraine).

Work experience: Investigator, The Business Ombudsman Council (2016 – present); Senior Legal Consultant of 3rd grade, KPMG Ukraine (2013-2016).

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

A clear understanding of the fact that the road is made by walking and step-by-step changes are not only quantitative but also qualitative.

Valentin Desiatnik


The founder of the donor of the project “Fresh Blood”

Education:  Master, Department of History, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Experience: The founder of the donor of the “Fresh Blood” in 2015
Project Manager of the International Charity Fund “Tabletochki” (2014 – 2015 gg.)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

My personal mission is to improve the quality of life in Ukraine, which is in need of fresh blood in all sectors of government, and particularly in the high offices

Igor Novikov


VEMA Carbon, CEO

Education:  Law LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science (2005), Uppingham School, Rutland, England

Experience: VEMA Carbon, CEO; OAO MTS (Corporate sector), Director of Communications; Allianz Russia, adviser; Cubenergy Inc., adviser to the head of communications issues

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Having worked in a number of projects in Ukraine, I have personal experience in the struggle against the old corrupt system. The need for reform is long overdue and everyone should take part in these state conversions

Zoe Rudenko


Senior lawyer International Law Company

Education:  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, Candidate of Legal Sciences

Experience: Senior lawyer International Law Company, Legal Adviser Urlex Ltd, ILC Ltd., associate professor of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko (civilian clothes and family law)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I am sure that reforms are possible and irreversible in Ukraine, and to implement them at national level, essential knowledge that is transmitted to the CAPS

Andriy Kolotiy


Head of the Kiev office of the international law firm “Halas and Partners” in 2012

Education:  Ivan Franko University, Lviv, Ukraine Faculty of Law, Master of Law. Uniwersytet Jagielonski w Krakowie, wydzial Administracji i prawa

Experience: Head of the Kiev office of the international law firm “Halas and Partners” in 2012

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

A great desire to become involved in the transformation of Ukraine integrating their professional knowledge and experience

Andrew Chiburovsky


Founder «WDD Group»

Education: National Ostroh Academy, specialization – Master of Finance, Business School MIM Kiev, MBA

Experience: Founder «WDD Group» since 2015, chief auditor «Astarta Holding» (2008-2015)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want my children to live in a free and democratic country, without corruption and with a high standard of living. I have enough experience in the field of project management, team building, in order to affect change in the process of creating a policy in Ukraine

Igor Korkhovii


Coordinator of the Analytical Project «FackCheck»

Education: Kyiv National Linguistic University, Translation Department

Experience: Coordinator of the Analytical Project «FackCheck», All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “Social Partnership”, more than 5 years of experience in commercial projects, work experience in the USA

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

The vital mission – to head the government of Ukraine to the construction of the rule of law. His life goal is obliged himself and his friend Igor Tunic

Andrey Gubinskiy


Head of IT Distribution, Company ‘YugContract’.

Education: Energy saving and energy management, National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’; MBA, International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv).

Work experience: Head of IT Distribution, Company ‘YugContract’.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I believe that Ukraine has incredibly high potential to be leading country on the global economical stage and best place for living for my son.
To achieve this level, country must have professional country management that ready to take responsibility for real actions.
Now, we don’t have a focused management team in Ukraine that push our country further. There are few people trying to act, but it is not enough to change system.
My experience telling me, that If I want something to be done, I should take care about this. I want to be proud of my country, I want to educate and develop my son in Ukraine, I want to have perfect place for living. I want to try to build this – it is my motivation.

Anna Gladkih


Researcher, project ‘ЕС Adaptation to New Economic Reality’

Education: Applied Economics, Donetsk National University; Master Program, Erasmus Mundus.

Work experience: Researcher, project ‘ЕС Adaptation to New Economic Reality’; Sustainable Development and Environmental Consultant, PM Consulting; Freelance Advisor, Ministry of Ecology of Ukraine.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want my future children to live in Ukraine, a country with a high quality of life and great opportunities for self-realization. We can’t achieve this goal without transformations of public policies.

Taras Konoval


For about 14 years of law practice; Lawyer; Co-founder, law firm ‘Konoval and partners’

Education: Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Work experience: For about 14 years of law practice; Lawyer; Co-founder, law firm ‘Konoval and partners’

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:  

I think I have some reasons suchas to be useful for society, to change a life quality of Ukrainian citizens and to find some new experience.

Bogdan Ponomar


Head of Customer Service/Concierge Service, Ciklum LLC

Education: Master Degree, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’.

Work experience: Head of Customer Service/Concierge Service, Ciklum LLC; Communications manager, Quintessentially Ukraine; Assistant of Financial Research Department, GfK Ukraine.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:  

To build a new system of processes, management and operation of public institutions.

Julia Kurova


Co-founder of Creative agency «Green penguin media»

Education: Master’s degree in Management of Organizations, National University of Kharkiv

Work experience: Co-founder of Creative agency «Green penguin media», PR Director of music label «Lavina music», Producer of projects.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I see my mission in transforming information into effective visualization needed for the development of society. Competent messages and materials will help to quickly and consciously assimilate information necessary for mental changes.

Alexey Moskalenko


Market Analyst at Georgian American Alloys, Shanghai, PRC.

Education: International Economics, Bachelor’s degree, Poltava University of Economics and Trade; Chinese Language and Culture course, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, PRC.

Work experience: Market Analyst at Georgian American Alloys, Shanghai, PRC.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Wise policy making process is crucial for all countries regardless of their development status. However Ukraine needs correct policy measures much more urgently due to the extremely challenging situation in all spheres of life

Iryna Taranenko


Chief Executive Officer at Green Penguin Media

Education:Master’s degree in Management and Marketing, Kharkiv National University of Economics.

Work experience: Chief Executive Officer at Green Penguin Media, Managing Director of RA Amsterdam, Television Producer at Euromedia.

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I believe that everyone of Ukrainians may change the vector of development of Ukraine for the better. Do what matters.

Denis Vanash


Consultant of the Secretary, Kyiv City State Administration

Education:Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; University of Vienna, Law School, Department of European, International and Comparative Law; Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Legal Studies

Work experience: Consultant of the Secretary, Kyiv City State Administration

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

To find a place in the Ukrainian politics and to work for the welfare and development of our country

Yurii Bugai


E-procurement system ProZorro

Education: MSc in Political Economy, BI Norwegian Business School BA in Political Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Work experience: e-procurement system ProZorro from March, 2015METRO AG (Dusseldorf, Germany), 2013-2015, Strategy development implementation specialist

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:
I want to show that positive changes are possible in Ukraine. Moreover, Ukraine can be of great value for the world

Olga Makogon


Lawyer, specialized NGOs Assistance (EBA, the FSA, the League of Insurance Organizations, the Bar Association of Ukraine) in the work on the bills

Education: Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine (1999-2005 years) – Master of Law, Institute of State and Law. VM Koretsky NAS of Ukraine (2005-2011 years) – PhD

Work Experience: Lawyer, specialized NGOs Assistance (EBA, the FSA, the League of Insurance Organizations, the Bar Association of Ukraine) in the work on the bills

Your motivation to participate in the formation of public policy:

Providing skills and knowledge gained in the conduct of scientific research and cooperation with international companies, while working on the harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with EU legislation

Nataliya Boyko


Project Manager, Energy Reform «National Reforms Council»

Education: The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan – IEEJ/Japan International Cooperation Agency –JICA, “Energy Policy B” Program (2015); Master’s degree at the Law Department of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Work experience: Project Manager, Energy Reform «National Reforms Council», Advisor в Presidential Administration of Ukraine

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want to influence the future of my country, serve as a tool that develops it and moves into a right direction. I want to become a person taking powerful decisions

Taras Kozak


Head of the Budget Committee of the Public Finance Ministry Council of Ukraine

Education: Faculty of Cybernetics and Mathematics, Moscow State University

Work experience: Head of the Budget Committee of the Public Finance Ministry Council of Ukraine, coordinator of the State Enterprise “Nova Krajina”, founder and director of investment company “Univer” Change is possible, we create them

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:
Change is possible, we create them
Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process: Change is possible, we create them

Mykhaylo Gorodetskyy


Sales Manager at Samsung, Cisco, Beeline, IBM

Education:  Kazakh National University named after Al-Farben

Work experience:  Sales Manager at Samsung, Cisco, Beeline, IBM

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

New knowledge for the formation of a common future

Illiya Sverdlov


DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, currently Legal Director (Tax Practice) (2005-2015)

Education: Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University, Master of international law (2002), bachelor of international relations (2001)

Work experience: DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, currently Legal Director (Tax Practice) (2005-2015)

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Very simple. I want my kids to live in better country

Oleksandr Kurdydyk


Partner and Head of Finance and Projects in Kyiv office of DLA Piper; Former Manager at EY Ukraine

Education: Executive leadership course, Harvard Business School; MA in Law, Lviv National University

Professional experience: Partner and Head of Finance and Projects in Kyiv office of DLA Piper; Former Manager at EY Ukraine

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

Necessity to change the country

Kateryna Zasukha


Director Executive at GROU Public Relations and Reputation management (Atlantic Group)

Education: Chartered Institute of Public Relations (London); London School of Economics (London); National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

Professional experience: Director Executive at GROU Public Relations and Reputation management (Atlantic Group); Head of Communications at JTI Ukraine

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I’m working in Public Affairs and Government Relations, I organize Kiev session of World Communications Forum Davos, where state authorities, businessmen and NGO activists exchange ideas and thoughts on the development of Ukraine and reforms conducting. I’d like to find new insights and khowledge to share with my team and use it to provide better service for GROU clients (we have not only business representatives, but also government authorities as clients)

Arunas Ramanauskas


Senior Manager in Financial planning and analysis department, Metinvest Holding; Senior Auditor, PwC

Education: Vadym Getman Kyiv National Economic University

Professional experience: Senior Manager in Financial planning and analysis department, Metinvest Holding; Senior Auditor, PwC

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process: 

I do care about my country and hope to take part in legislative and political life of Ukraine in the future

Antonina Lagun


Advisor to CEO at a financial company in Ukraine (a market leader)

Education: Course on Leading in Financial Organization, Harvard Business School, USA, Boston; Kyiv Mohyla Business School; Kyiv National University of Economics

Professional experience: Advisor to CEO at a financial company in Ukraine (a market leader); Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, PJSC ‘Kreditprombank’

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

I want to be part of changes in our country

Sergii Ionushas


Director, lawyer, patent attorney, LLC  LAW FIRM «GELON»

Education: Yaroslav Mudriy National Law Academy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Professional experience: Director, lawyer, patent attorney, LLC  LAW FIRM «GELON»

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

The understanding of the fact that we don’t have enough professionals in the politics in our coutry and the desire to share my acquired knowledge and experience

Svitlana Skosyrska


CEO, Joint Stock Company ‘State Land Bank’; CEO, JSC Bank Kyiv

Education: International Institute of Management, Russian
Federation; Open University of Great Britain; Donetsk State University

Professional experience: CEO, Joint Stock Company ‘State Land Bank’; CEO, JSC Bank Kyiv

Your motivation to be involved in the policy making process:

The desire to make Ukraine a developed and self-sufficient countryience

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