UKRAINE'S
DECEMBER 11, 2018, INTERCONTINENTAL KYIV HOTEL
Special Awards Gala
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AGENDA
9.00 - 10.00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOMING COFFEE
10.00 - 10.15
OPENING REMARKS
10.30 - 11.30
PANEL #1
Innovations in Security and Defense
11.30 - 12.00
COFFEE BREAK
12.00 - 13.15
PANEL #2
How to Power Regional Development
13.15 - 14.30
LUNCH
13.20 - 14.20
2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
14.30 - 15.45
PANEL#3
Connecting Ukraine
16.15 - 17.30
PANEL #4
Stars of Ukrainian Business
15.45 - 16.15
COFFEE BREAK
18.00 - 18.15
18.15 - 19.00
COCKTAIL
19.00 - 21.00
TOP 30 UNDER 30 Award
Join us December 11, 2018, at InterContinental Kyiv
10.15 - 10.30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Carpenter
17.30 - 18.00
CLOSING REMARKS
"Voices of Ukraine" book presentation
Joint project of Porsche Ukraine and the Kyiv Post

Food Story. Shaping the Future.
Innovations in Corporate Governance
PANELS & SPEAKERS
Security and Defense: Fighting on New Fronts
Moderator
Speakers
Michael Carpenter
Bio
Brian Whitmore
Bio
Hanna Hopko
Bio
Archil Tsintsadze
Bio
How to Power Regional Development of Ukraine
Moderator
Speakers
Michel Terestchenko
Bio
Olivia Allison
Bio
Ivan Svitek
Bio
Sofia Belenkova
Bio
Jaanika Merilo
Bio
Connecting Ukraine
Moderator
Speakers
Igor Smelianskiy
Bio
Volodymyr Omelyan
Bio
Yevgen Treskunov
Bio
Serhiy Vovk
Bio
Stars of Ukrainian Business
Moderator
Speakers
Julia Petryk
Bio
Kira Rudik
Bio
Andreas Flodstrom
Bio
Dan Pasko
Bio
Breakout Session 1: Food Story. Shaping the future
John Wiles, Ph.D
Olesya Olenytska
Dmytro Borysov
Bio
Bio
Bio
Breakout Session 2: Innovations in Corporate Governance
Moderator
Speakers
Adomas Audickas
Bio
Vladyslav Burda
Bio
Sevki Acuner
Bio
In partnership with
In partnership with
Speakers
Moderator
Kateryna Rozhkova
Bio
Michael Carpenter
Michael Carpenter is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center. He is also senior director of the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.

Carpenter is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense with responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Balkans, and Conventional Arms Control. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Dr. Carpenter served in the White House as a foreign policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and as director for Russia at the National Security Council. Previously, he was a career foreign service officer with the State Department, where he worked in a number of different positions, including deputy director of the Office of Russian Affairs, speechwriter to the under secretary of political affairs, and adviser on the South Caucasus. Dr. Carpenter also served abroad in the US Embassies in Poland, Slovenia, and Barbados.

During his career at the State Department, Carpenter received four Superior Honor Awards and three Meritorious Honor Awards. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. Carpenter was a Fulbright scholar at the Polish Academy of Sciences and has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, MacArthur Foundation, and IREX Foundation for his academic research.


Michel Terestchenko
Michel Terestchenko is a candidate for president of Ukraine. He is also the former mayor of Hlukhiv, a city of 33,000 people in Sumy Oblast. He was elected in 2015, but resigned on Sept. 27, 2018, in frustration with what he calls a centralized "kleptocratic and oligarchical" system that frustrated his reform attempts. The 64-year-old French businessman is a descendant of one of Ukraine's richest 19th century families. The Ukrainian industrial dynasty of sugar producers built schools, hospitals, orphanage and churches. His grandfather, Mikhail, was forced to flee to France when the Soviets came to power in Ukraine after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
Igor Smelyansky
Igor Smelyansky leads Ukraine's national postal operator that had 75,000 full-time equivalent employees and 11,500 branches when he took over in 2016. He has successfully designed and manage turnaround strategy. He achieved 20 percent annual revenue growth, compared to an average 3 percent for the prior seven years. He integrated with over 150 countries, increasing Ukrainian business on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Etsy, along with growth in imports from China's Alibaba and JD platforms. He managed digitalization and simplification of product lineup. He also led the design and development of the company's full rebranding campaign. He has a master's in business administration and law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Julia Petryk
Julia Petryk is the PR & Media Manager at MacPaw, a software developer from Ukraine. MacPaw is a globally acclaimed developer, with over 30 million people using its macOS and iOS applications around the world. The company's success abroad is largely down to Petryk's efforts. She has successfully developed and promoted MacPaw's global PR strategy and kept the company in the spotlight in the Western media. Apart from promoting MacPaw, Petryk helps Ukrainian tech startups gain global coverage through her work as a mentor and through the training course Global PR she teaches at tech school Projector.
Brian Whitmore
Brian Whitmore is a senior fellow & director of the Russia program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was senior Russia analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odesa, Ukraine, and the international relations faculty at St. Petersburg State University.
Hanna Hopko
Hanna Hopko is a Ukrainian member of parliament and the head of the Committee on foreign affairs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. She is also a member of the executive committee of reforms of the National Council of Reforms and the Anti-Corruption Action Centre.

She received an M.A. in international journalism at Lviv University and a CEP diploma for achievements in ecological teaching from the Civic Education Project. In 2008, she completed the Leadership Program in tobacco control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2009, she was awarded a Ph,D. in social communications at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2012, she studied at the Ukrainian School of Political Studies. In 2017, she completed the Transformational Leadership: Leadership at the Edge (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).Her political career started when Hanna headed the list of the Samopomich Party and was elected into the parliament of Ukraine where she was appointed as chairwoman of the foreign affairs committee on Dec. 4, 2014.
Sofia Belenkova
A native of Kharkiv, Sofia Belenkova has spent over 13 years working both locally and internationally in executive consulting, business development, change management, and project management. She spent over five years working for Deloitte, three years as the manager of lifecells' organizational development division, and most recently served as the executive director of the Kharkiv IT Сluster, a non-governmental organization that unites information technology companies, government, and educational institutions to develop the tech sphere.
Volodymyr Omelyan
Volodymyr Omelyan is a Ukrainian diplomat and politician who became infrastructure minister in 2016, after having served as deputy infrastructure minister from 2014-2016. He graduated from the University of Lviv in 2000 and the Lviv Polytechnic in 2001. He has a degree in finance, international relations, economics and entrepreneurship. From 2000 until 2008, Omelyan had a carer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then worked in the embassy of Ukraine in Vienna, Austria before returning to the Foreign Ministry. From 2012 to 2013 he was a top civil servant in Ukraine's Ministry of Finance.


Olivia Allison
Olivia Allison is a partner and head of forensic & risk consulting for KPMG in Ukraine. She joined KPMG's forensic practice in London in January 2011. In 2016 she moved to Ukraine to set up the forensic team, after living and working in several ex-Soviet countries and leading numerous complex international engagements. Before joining KPMG, Olivia worked as a journalist and researcher, and then worked in international business risk consultancy in the former Soviet Union, Africa and the Middle East. She specializes in helping clients to assess and manage risks, conduct due diligence on counterparties, and leading internal investigations and preparing expert witness reports for use in international litigation and arbitration.
Ivan Svitek
Ivan Svitek is one of the leading experts in finance and banking, as well as a top-level manager with extensive experience in the EU countries, Eastern Europe, Latin America. He was born in 1967 in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1984, he and his family immigrated to the United States. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Claremont McKenna College in California. In 1993-1994, he completed a master's in business administration from INSEAD business school in France. A Czech by nationality, he is fluent in Czech, English, Portuguese and Russian.
Jaanika Merilo
Jaanika Merilo has 20 years of experience in IT and 15 years in technology and investment management. During these years she participated in creating Estonian government backed Estonian Development fund, dedicated to financing high export potential innovative projects, was Managing Director of Investment fund US Invest, and since Maidan has dedicated her work and time to create the good business and investment environment in Ukraine by implementing e-government solutions from e-democracy to open budgets and procurements. Jaanika is considered as one of the main drivers of Ukrainan Digital Revolution and was nominated in 2015 by Google and Financial Times to top NE100 of "Innovators whose innovations change the world for better".

Jaanika has graduated her masters from the University of Cumbria in UK and studied Executive Management in Cornell and is lecturing in several leading universities in Ukraine. She is currently Vice Mayor of Dnipro, Advisor to Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and to Mayor of Lviv, and expert on National E-Government Agency in Ukraine.
Archil Tsintsadze

Archil Tsintsadze is an advisor on defense reform issues to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. He is also the security and defense sector reform coordinator at the National Reforms Councily.

He is a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, and graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, the Moscow Military Academy and the Command and General Staff College in the United States. He won the Legion of Merit award from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

He was a battalion commander in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict in 1992-1993 and participated in the fighting in Sukhumi as a colonel in the Georgian Army. He was military attache at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, D.C., from 1999 to 2005 and charge d'affaires of Georgia in Kyiv in 2007.

Kira Rudik
Kira Rudik is the COO of Ring Ukraine, and General Manager of Ring Research, and Ring Community. She has built, and continues to develop, an innovative research and product development company, creating state-of-the-art smart home security systems. Thanks to her management skills, the company has grown from 3 to 700 people in a single year and continues to grow. This year, Ring Ukraine joined the friendly family of Amazon.

Kira, as COO, is the heart of her team and an expert in people management. Her skillful day-to-day administration and smooth operation of the business creates a unique atmosphere in the teams we are managing.

Her expertise, gained in the roles of Project management, Head of Project Management and Co-Founder of several business projects, confers upon her a deep understanding of project and people needs, and her experience in managing quality assurance processes at large gives her the perfect understanding of all project stages.


Yevgen Treskunov
Yevgen Treskunov has over 20 years experience across the aviation industry of Ukraine, CEE and CIS of which at least 16 years are marked with managerial positions.

Following graduation from the National Aviation University of Ukraine in 1997, Mr. Treskunov has started his aviation career at the Airports Authority of Ukraine, where he was dealing with airports' economics, performance analysis, feasibility study on concessions, privatization and management of airports in Europe and USA.

Then, in 2000, Yevgen was invited to lead the strategic development division at the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (SAAU). At SAAU Mr. Treskunov has led the team that developed the National Programme of Air Transport Development for 2001-2010 and ensured its approval by the Ukrainian Government in July 2001. Yevgen also led a number of projects with involvement of the reputable international institutions, such as TACIS, EBRD, UNDP etc.

After obtaining the MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, the UK (2002-2003) Mr. Treskunov's further career in 2003-2014 was dedicated to the top managerial positions at the flag carriers of Ukraine:

- AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines (2003-2012) as Deputy Director General on Strategy & Fleet and Executive Secretary of their Ukrainian Aviation Group Strategic Alliance (UAG)
- Ukraine International Airlines (2012-2014) as Executive Vice President on Strategy and Development covering Long term planning, Fleet management, IT and international affairs

Since December 2014 Yevgen Treskunov is back to airport business as Founding Partner of AVIAPLAN LLC. As an independent aviation advisor Yevgen has dealt with a number of Ukrainian airports in respect of their business models, strategy and air service development. AVIAPLAN was accepted for membership at the Airports Association of Ukraine (AAUCA) in December 2014. Since June 2015 Yevgen is Chairman of Strategic Development and International Relations Committee and from October 2016 he was also elected to the Board of AAUCA. Within AAUCA there were a number of international aviation & tourism events arranged by Yevgen in 2015-2016. Benefiting from AAUCA's membership at ACI Europe, Yevgen Treskunov represented Ukraine at ACI Europe's committees including Regional Airports' Forum, Economics Committee, Commercial Forum etc.

The latest activities of Yevgen Treskunov include consulting for EBRD and IFC in 2018 under Regional Airports Development Initiative (RADI) of Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. In September 2018 AVIAPLAN LLC has been accepted for membership at the US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and Yevgen Treskunov become USUBC's Board member.
Serhiy Vovk
Serhiy Vovk is Director at Center for Transport Strategies, an independent information and consulting center that focuses on research into individual transport and infrastructure projects, as well as on analyzing and forecasting the development of the transport complex. Serhiy has headed the center since its establishment in August 2011. At CFTS, his responsibilities include determining the strategy for the overall development and management of CFTS. Before joining CFTS, Serhiy was the editor-in-chief of the InvestGazeta financial and business weekly from 2006 to 2011. Serhiy graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University with a law degree.
Andreas Flodstrom
Andreas Flodström is an entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Beetroot, a Swedish-Ukrainian IT company specializing in building distributed teams of developers. Beetroot was initially founded as a part of Andreas' master thesis in social entrepreneurship, while he was completing a degree in technical entrepreneurship at Chalmers University. The company now engages more than 300 people in Ukraine and Sweden. In 2014 Andreas has also started a social enterprise, Beetroot Academy, which is an IT school currently located in 11 cities of Ukraine.
Dan Pasko
Dan Pasko is co-managing partner at Diligent Capital Partners, investment markets and strategic management expert. Primary investment focus of Diligent Capital Partners is Ukrainian agribusiness.

Dan has a lot of experience in managing such companies as Bostovan Wineries, Inkerman Wineries, Vitmark, Nova Poshta, Preply and one of the latest strategic partnerships – Allseeds.

Dan is well-known civil society activist - he is the founder of the project on deregulation of the Ukrainian economy called Easy Business; from 2014 to 2016, Dan was a member of the National Council of Reforms, an advisor to the Prime Minister and the Administration of the President of Ukraine.

In 2004, Dan obtained Master's degree in Law at Odessa National Academy of Law; in 2007 - Master's degree in Financial Management at Kiev National Economic University; Dan also attended Harvard Business School in 2008-2010.
John Wiles, Ph.D
John Wiles is a technical portfolio strategy leader in the Integrated Field Sciences (IFS) function within the research & development organization for Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. IFS is responsible for leading the biological characterization and development of crop protection, trait, seed applied technologies, biologicals, and other pipeline technologies.

John originally joined DuPont Crop Protection in 1997, at their European Research and Development Centre, in Nambsheim, France. During his career he has held various international roles, including Regulatory Ecotoxicologist, sales and marketing representative in the United Kingdom, technical manager for insecticides and nematicides in Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Six Sigma project manager, and global technical product manager for a new nematicide. In his latest role, Wiles is global technical portfolio strategy leader for the insect and nematode management portfolio, connecting with market-facing R&D sub-function partners to provide technical biological support to both the seed and crop protection platforms around the world.

John received a B.S. degree in agricultural biology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. and a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology from Southampton University, UK, and has always had a passion and enthusiasm for agricultural research and crop production, stemming from his rural upbringing in the UK.
Olesya Olenytska
Director Government Relations and Public Affairs at METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, Olesya Olenytska Is responsible for anti-crisis, internal & external corporate communications strategy development and management, CSR and sustainability, sponsoring, corporate events, media relations, stakeholders engagement, lobbying.

From 2014 – till 2016 was a Head of Corporate Communications at MCC UA.

2004–2014 has been working at "Philip Morris Ukraine" on different positions, from GR Executive and growing to Manager Corporate Communications and Contributions.

She also worked at the Parliament of Ukraine as a spokesperson to the Members of Parliament group, and as an analyst of press service of Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
She changed variety of positions in Ukrainian media.

Education:
2001-2004 National Academy of Management, Law
2001-2004 Postgraduate student of Shevchenko University
1995-2000 Kyiv National Shevchenko University, Master of International Journalism
Dmytro Borysov
Dmytro Borysov is a cook, an owner and the brand-chef of a self-titled restaurant chain. His goal is the development of Ukrainian gastronomic culture with an eco-approach to everything – relations with guests, partners, communication.

His first restaurant, Barsuk, is eight years old and it's still hard to find a vacant table there in the evening. Later they opened a GASTROROCK gastronomic pub (now it's our Odesa cuisine restaurant – LYUBCHYK), an Asian steakhouse - Oxota na Ovets, Kanapa, a new Ukrainian cuisine restaurant They had a dream to open modern dish restaurants in Ukraine and amp up the seafood trend. So they've created the РИБАLOVE and Crab's Burger. For the youngest they invented the Babyrock. Other projects: RONIN, a Japanese-Peruvian cuisine restaurant and Ostannya Barykada.

In 2017 they opened restaurants devoted to various aspects of Ukrainian regional cuisine: Bessarabian Danube herring, Carpathian porcinies, eel of Shatski lakes and Black Sea crustaceans, Ukrainian cheeses and oysters, beef and lamb, All of the aforementioned you can try in Bessarabia South-Ukrainian cuisine restaurant and Vatra meat restaurant. Besides that, they created a restaurant about and for Kyiv, Chicken Kyiv and Kanapka bar on Andrew's Descent.
Adomas Audickas
Adomas Audickas has over 15 years of professional experience in investment banking, corporate banking, public administration and management consulting. In 2010 Adomas led the reform of state owned enterprise reform in Lithuania in the capacity of Vice-Minister of economy.

In 2013 Adomas was responsible for resolution of NASDAQ listed bank - Ukio Bankas. Later he became a partner of the largest management consulting company in the Baltics. In 2015 Adomas was responsible for the reform of state owned enterprises in Ukraine. He acted as an advisor to the minister of economy and later as the advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Adomas holds MBA from INSEAD, BSc from ICMA business school and BSc from Vilnius University.
Vladyslav Burda
Vladyslav Burda is one of the most extraordinary businessmen of Ukraine. He is the founder and owner of the RedHead Family Corporation, the founder and president of the public organization FBN Ukraine (Family Business Network Ukraine), the honorary consul of the Republic of Slovenia in Odessa, board member at Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy. His fortune is estimated by Forbes as 42 million US dollars.

His company is a national leader in the distribution and retail of children's products. Its retail network has more than 40 stores, including the "Antoshka" and many other companies within the group. Respectable business publications estimated "Antoshka" as the largest network of children's stores in Ukraine. In 2007, the Europroduct Concern, headed by Vladislav, received an award from the International Adizes Institute "Pursuit of Prime" in the nomination "Company of the Year"

In 2011, Vladislav Burda received an Executive MBA for Families in Business from Kennesaw University (Kennesaw State University, USA), becoming a graduate in family business.
Sevki Acuner
Sevki Acuner has held the position of EBRD Director for Ukraine from 2013 to 2018. He is now a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC and independent director of the Supervisory Board of Ukrenergo.

Sevki has extensive experience in the international area in key positions. Previously, he held the position of EBRD Deputy Country Director for Turkey. During his 21-year career at the EBRD, Mr. Acuner occupied senior manager positions in the Credit Risk and Agribusiness departments before being appointed to Turkey in 2009.

Prior to joining the EBRD, Mr. Acuner worked at the Central Bank of Turkey, the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada in various North American and European countries. Mr. Acuner holds a BSc in Management from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and an MBA from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. In addition, he has a long-term working experience in big companies as a member of the board and independent director in France, Turkish, German, Lithuania, Poland etc.
Kateryna Rozhkova
Kateryna Rozhkova is the First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine.

She has been working in Ukraine's banking system since 1998. For more than 12 years, she held a variety of management positions in the private and public sector. These have included working as a deputy chair, board member, and advisor to the chairman of the board at Erste Bank PJSC, deputy chair of the board at Finbank PJSC, and acting chair of the board at Platinum Bank PJSC. In 2009, she worked as the director of the NBU Off-Site Supervision Department for six months. Between 10 June 2015 and 18 January 2016, she held the position of director of the Banking Supervision Department at the NBU. Between 25 October 2016 and 15 June 2018 she worked as the NBU Deputy Governor in charge of prudential supervision before being promoted to her current role of First Deputy Governor.

Kateryna Rozhkova graduated from the Kyiv National Economic University with a major in Finance and Credit – Bank Management. She also holds a degree in International Business Management (MBA) from the International Institute of Management (IMI-Kyiv).
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AWARDS CEREMONY
Since 2016, Kyiv Post has been presenting the Top 30 Under 30 Award to 30 young leaders of Ukraine from different walks of life — those who are committed to their activities, have high achievements or fascinating, innovative ideas for catalyzing changes in Ukraine and globally.

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!
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