MAPPING UKRAINE'S
SPECIAL AWARDS GALA
DECEMBER 10, 2019, UNIT.CITY
MAPPING UKRAINE'S
SPECIAL AWARDS GALA
DECEMBER 10, 2019, UNIT.CITY
ABOUT
Tiger Conference is an independent platform for lively discussions that brings together 400+ Ukrainian & world leaders as well as key decision makers in government, business and civil society.
We want to showcase ways in which Ukraine can become a fast-growing economy, like such Asian tigers as China and India.

Nominations for Top 30 Under 30 Awards are now closed

We are searching for the best of the best - the new generation of young adults with great ideas and patriotism, leaders who are working to solve Ukraine's problems and make the nation we love a better place.
Past winners have included Olympic medalists, members of parliament, business leaders and humanitarians.
Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 31. Please note that self-nomination is not allowed.

For the fourth year, the Kyiv Post will honor 30 outstanding leaders in Ukraine under the age of 30.

Agenda
Join us December 10, 2019,
UNIT.City
12:30
REGISTRATION AND WELCOMING COFFEE
13:15
OPENING REMARKS & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
13:30
DIGITAL FUTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEMOCRACY
PANEL #1
14:40
COFFEE BREAK
15:00
THE FUTURE OF FOOD: IMPACT OF INNOVATIONS
PANEL #2
16:20
COFFEE BREAK
16:40
HOW TO MAKE UKRAINE FINALLY INNOVATIVE?
PANEL #3
18:00
COCKTAIL PARTY
18:30
TOP 30 UNDER 30 AWARD CEREMONY
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Meet Our Speakers

Mykhailo Fedorov
Minister of Digital Transformation
BIO
Vladyslav Kryklii
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
BIO
Oleg Krot
CEO and Managing Partner at TECHIIA Holding
BIO
Sonja Caymaz
Senior Editor, Longitude, Financial Times Group
BIO
Kateryna Onyiliogwu
Open Data Team Lead for USAID/UKaid Project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS"
BIO
Andreas Huber
Integrated Field Sciences EMEA Leader, Corteva Agriscience
BIO
Dominique Piotet
CEO at UNIT.City
BIO
Florian Marcus
Analyst at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre
BIO
Max Tkachenko
CEO at SPACE HUB
BIO
Nataliya Mykolska
Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade
BIO
Alessandro Zanelli
Chief Executive Officer Nestlé in Ukraine and Moldova
BIO
Yuliya Badritdinova
Managing Director at McDonald's Ukraine
BIO
Tino Zeiske
CEO of METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine LLC (Metro C&C, Kyiv)
BIO
Georgii Sokolianskyi
Head of Cities, Central and Eastern Europe, Uber
BIO
Oleg Krot
CEO and Managing Partner at Techia Holding
Oleg is an innovator and expert in attraction of investments and foreign economic activity.

Oleg started his business in 2002, when he organized esports competitions in his first small computer club.

Later, his passion for video games has grown into a business, and in 2006 Oleg started his company WePlay! Esports together with his business partner Yuriy Lazebnikov. In 2007, they launched textile production of video games' and comics' characters under WP Merchandise brand.

In 2006, the partners founded Enestech - a company, which develops software for managing large computer parks in gaming clubs.

In 2016, they founded two more companies: VRTX Venture Lab - for research and development in the field of energy and aviation; and j:Mind.Systems - for software development.

Oleg and Yuriy run IT holding TECHIIA, which was founded in 2018. That year the partners also started their most ambitious project - EcoTechnoPark by TECHIIA.
Sonja Caymaz
Senior Editor, Longitude, Financial Times Group
Sonja joined Longitude, a Financial Times Group company, in 2018, to expand the thought leadership offering for the energy and industrials sectors.

She has more than 10 years of experience as an editor in news and B2B publishing, and has previously worked as a legislative analyst and correspondent for European commodity markets.
Kateryna Onyiliogwu
Open Data Team Lead for USAID/UKaid Project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS"
International expert on the development of open data at the state level, open data innovation specialist.

For today, Open Data Team Lead for USAID/UKaid Project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS".

Education:
Bachelor of Politics
University of Westminster, Faculty of Politics

Experience:
  • For the last 2,5 years, has worked in Open Data Institute, London, leading international projects as a part of Open Data for Development, Open Data Leaders Network, Responsive City Challenge projects.
  • Has focused on open data and innovations. Has supported and mentored startups projects from EU and Malaysia.

Andreas Huber
Integrated Field Sciences EMEA Leader, Corteva Agriscience
Andreas Huber joined the Agro-Chemical Industry in 1999 to conduct Environmental Risk Assessments for pesticides.

Between 2000 and 2008 he was member of several European working groups and co-author of regulatory guidance documents on the assessment of pesticide exposure of ground and surface waters in the European Union.

In 2009 he became R&D Leader for DuPont Crop Protection in Spain & Portugal and two years later R&D Leader for South Europe. In 2012 he was appointed leader of the Regulatory team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

In 2013 he relocated to Singapore and was appointed R&D leader for Asia-Pacific. In early 2017 Andreas was appointed Global R&D Leader of DuPont Crop Protection in Wilmington/US and led the organization through the merger to Corteva.

Since September 2017 he is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is leading the Integrated Field Sciences of Corteva in Europe, Middle East & Africa. His organization is in charge of field performance evaluations of all Corteva Crop Protection products and seed traits in this region.
Florian Marcus
Speaker-analyst at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre
Having lived, studied and worked in three different countries, Florian has learned to appreciate Estonia's vision of a digitally accessible government that serves its citizens rather than the other way around.

With his work experience spanning both the private sector and government, he has witnessed the shortcomings, aspirations and struggles of each side.

Combined with his academic mindset, Florian uses his experience on a daily basis to ensure that every visiting delegation will have access to and comprehensively understand the information it requires to succeed.

Florian also likes to dig into the metrics and data underlying various rankings and other valuable comparisons, which can help Estonia advance its e-Governance model even further
Alex Lissitsa
CEO of the IMC, President of the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club»
Since May 2013, Alex Lissitsa is the CEO of the IMC, one of TOP-10 agricultural companies in Ukraine, where he leads and oversees the implementation of the company's short-term and long-term plans in accordance with the IMC's business strategy.

The IMC is an integrated agricultural business based in northern and central Ukraine (Chernihiv, Poltava and Sumy regions) with a land bank under cultivation of 136.6 thousands ha, and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2011.

Under the leadership of Alex Lissitsa, the IMC has become one of the most efficient agricultural companies in Ukraine and has established close and long-term cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Alex Lissitsa was an ideologist for the creation of a new model of agrarian association in 2007 - the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB), where he still holds the position of President. Since its inception, the UCAB has become the most powerful agricultural association in Ukraine.

Mr. Lissitsa has diploma in "Economics of the Enterprises" of the National Agricultural University of Ukraine (Kyiv). He also earned PhD degree in Agriculture at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). He has more than 50 publications in the media.
Max Tkachenko
СЕО at SPACE HUB
Max Tkachenko is the founder and co-founder of four platforms for startups, Citlab coworking and Innovation Box, a platform in the Dnipro regional council based on Alfred Nobel University.

Among his projects are Space Hub, a space incubator and innovation platform for startup development and Clever, a creative space based at Dnipro Polytechnic.

He has invested in 60 startups from the ground up, including engineering projects and space projects related to engines and sources of energy and is the CEO of space-hub.org, vrdspace.com and cudelmotor.com.
Dominique Piotet
CEO, UNIT.City
Dominique Piotet is a recognized expert with a 20+ year experience in strategy and operational digital transformation for Fortune 500 companies, both as a consultant and as a corporate executive.

Previously, Dominique was CEO of FABERNOVEL US, the US subsidiary of the global Innovation agency FABERNOVEL, the founder and owner of Rebellion Lab, a digital strategy consulting agency based in the Silicon Valley. Dominique worked and advised directly CEO's and Government officials in the US, Europe, China, Australia and Japan.

Prior Piote was responsible for digital strategy and innovation for BNP Paribas globally. Dominique has become one of the finalists of the global search initiated by UFuture and done by an international team of "Pedersen&Partners" that is specializing in top-level executives. Piote is also a successful entrepreneur with more than 50 investments in the portfolio, a startup mentor and advisor and is part of several nonprofits as advisor and ambassador. Dominique is also co-owner of Sierra Nevada Hospitality group, with two boutique hotels in the Foothill of Yosemite National Park.

Dominique is a contributing columnist for various global publications. He is regularly an invited lecturer for IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Vogue. He is co-author of the best-selling and award-winning book "How the Web changes the world", published in four languages (French, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish). Dominique has several awards.

He is Knight of the National Order of Merit, given by the French President to recognize his work to support the digital transformation of the French economy and for the bridge he created between Silicon Valley and France. He was recognized as Digital Personality of the year in 2013 and received the price of the best book on technology in 2008.

Nataliya Mykolska
Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Nataliya Mykolska is a visionary building bridges between Ukraine and the world. Nataliya is a Member of the Supervisory Board of TechUkraine, a co-founder and a member of the Supervisory Boards at Trade+ Center with Kyiv School of Economics, a co-founder of SheExports Platform, co-founder of media project Brilliant Minds of Stanford and Silicon Valley, a co-founder of Stanford Ukrainian Policy Conference.

Nataliya Mykolska is also the non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo, PJSC. In 2018-2019 she was visiting Fellow of Stanford Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program with the Stanford Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law.

Before starting her Stanford journey Nataliya was the Trade Representative of Ukraine - Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. In the government, Mykolska was responsible for developing and implementing consistent, predictable and efficient trade policy. She also was driver of women economic empowerment initiatives within the Government.
Alessandro Zanelli
Chief Executive Officer Nestlé in Ukraine and Moldova
Alessandro Zanelli has over 24 years of international experience in commercial positions in Nestle. Born in Venice, having worked in Italy, France, UK, Hungary, the Netherlands and Russia. In his last assignment, he occupied the role of CEO of Nestle Purina Eastern region, managing the Petcare business for Nestle Russia, Ukraine, CIS, Turkey, and Israel. Under his leadership the business in the Region demonstrated strong continuous growth being a growth driver for Nestlé Purina in Europe.

Alessandro graduated the University of Trieste, holds a Degree in Business Management and a post-graduate degree in Finance. He speaks Italian, French, English, and Spanish.

Alessandro has a marketing background and started his career in Nestlé in Italy and successfully paved his way through a number of management positions within Nestlé. During his tenure in his last assignment Alessandro developed a winning team of professionals in Nestle Purina Eastern Region and shaped the Winning Mindset approach to business which in six years delivered fourfold business growth, double market share and established Purina as a trusted and loved brand among consumers in the region.

Since March 1, 2019 Alessandro is CEO of Nestlé in Ukraine and Moldova. The company employs about 5500 people across Ukraine and Moldova. Nestlé in Ukraine has three factories in Ukraine: Confectionary factory Svitoch located in Lviv, Cold sauces factory Torchyn in Volyn region and noodles and seasoning factory in Kharkiv – Mivina. In 2011, Nestlé opened the Business Service Center in Lviv with the aim of centralizing services for European markets. Today the share service center employs 1 400 specialists working in the field of finance, human resources and other areas for businesses of Nestlé in Europe and America. Nestlé in Ukraine takes an active part in public life and different social initiatives as educational program for elementary school children on building healthy eating habits, development of sustainable agriculture, youth employment opportunities and caring for environment activities.
Yuliya Badritdinova
Managing Director at McDonald's Ukraine
Yuliya is a Managing Director of McDonald's Ukraine, the leading food-service company of about 10000 employees who serves more than 100 M customers per year in Ukraine.

In March 2019 she has joined the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine and was appointed as a responsible Board member of Human Capital Committee.

Also, she is a Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Governors in Ukraine. The main goal of RMHC in Ukraine is to bring family-centered approach to the Ukrainian hospitals and open Family rooms in hospitals.

She was a professor of the Worldwide Hamburger University in 2017 and 2018 where she trained international teams of marketers from around the McDonald`s organization.

Tino Zeiske
CEO of METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine LLC (Metro C&C, Kyiv)
Tino previously held the position of Global Director for Talent Management and Recruitment at Metro AG (headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany).

He joined METRO team in 2001 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of METRO Cash & Carry Tokyo, Japan.

Tino is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA in 2014, London Business School, London, UK in 2007 and INSEAD, Singapore in 2005.

Vladyslav Kryklii
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
In 2009 he graduated with honors from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a degree in Finance (qualification - Master of Economics); candidate of economic sciences (2015).

He worked in the investment banking industry. Vladyslav Kryklii was the head of the stock market securities department at Interbank CB. Also worked in the corporate finance department at the investment company Astrum Investment Management. In 2011-2013, he was engaged in entrepreneurship and startups.

From 2014 to 2015, he worked as an Advisor to the Minister of the Interior on the implementation of information technologies. In 2015 - Director of the Main Service Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The reformer of service centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

On July 21, 2019 elected as People's Deputy of Ukraine on the electoral list of the political party "Servant of the People"

On August 29, 2019, appointed as the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the IX convocation.

Mykhailo Fedorov
Minister of Digital Transformation
Ukrainian politician, state official, and private entrepreneur. He was on a party list of the Servant of the People political party during the 2019 parliamentary elections. He is currently a Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation in Ukraine.
Georgii Sokolianskyi
Head of Cities, Central and Eastern Europe, Uber
Based out of Uber's EMEA HQ in Amsterdam, Georgii is responsible for development in Central and Eastern European markets.

As a proud Kharkivian, Georgii takes special interest in Uber's success in Ukraine. He oversaw recent Ukrainian launches of UberGreen, which doubled the share of EV trips on Uber in Kyiv, and Uber Shuttle, which pilots on-demand bus rides through the use of pooling technologies.

Before joining Uber in early 2017, Georgii worked as a Big 4 consultant in Dubai, Moscow and Kyiv.

Georgii graduated from Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv and Lund University.

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Since 2016, Kyiv Post has been presenting the Top 30 Under 30 Award to 30 young leaders of Ukraine from different walks of life.
The Top 30 Under 30 winners receive an award distinction, recognition, publicity and the support of Kyiv Post and the Award's partners. We search for inspiring thinkers and doers who have big ideas to accelerate progress toward solving vital problems, promote Ukraine with their activities and results or effectively help those in need!
Join us for this unforgettable evening
MEET OUR HOSTS
Svitlana Zalishchuk is an Adviser to Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk.

Andrew Chakhoyan is the Founder & CEO of the Netherlands-based Strategic Narrative Consulting and is an academic director at the University of Amsterdam teaching a summer course on Multilateralism, Globalization & Corporate Diplomacy.
Andrew Chakhoyan
Svitlana Zalishchuk

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