People's Deputy of Ukraine, Head of the Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy, Doctor of Law, Member of the Academic Committee of the European Association of Tax Professors EATLP.
In 1996, he received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In 1994-1995 he studied at Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in Finance. Has considerable experience in the stock market. Since 1995, as part of the KRMG project, Barents Group has worked on the creation of the PFTS Association and Exchange, where he later held the position of Managing Director. In 1997, he became the Chief Trader of the Equities Department at Wood & Company's Ukrainian office, and since 1999 has worked as a Trader in the Company's Polish office. Ex-Managing Director of Dragon Capital who has been directly involved in the implementation of dozens of IPOs for Ukrainian companies.
Robert Amsterdam is an international lawyer with 35 years experience working on high-profile cases in emerging markets. His law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, with offices in London and Washington DC, is frequently sought after for its unique practice areas which explore synergies between public international law, international criminal law, and political advocacy.
Amsterdam has been retained by multinational mining and energy corporations on issues pertaining to resource nationalism and expropriation, while also representing sovereigns in disputes with foreign investors. His unique blend of political advocacy and international law has led to his retention by several world leaders, such as the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, among other high profile figures.
With significant experience on the ground in emerging economies across Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, Amsterdam has successively settled disputes for major corporations such as PWC and the Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts Group, while also advising companies on opening new markets and managing political risk.
As a prolific columnist and blogger, Amsterdam’s writings have been published in the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Fordham International Law Journal, among other publications. Amsterdam has made several television appearances on networks such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, and Fox News. A profile feature of Amsterdam was published in the magazine American Lawyer in February 2012.
Yelyzaveta has 20 years of experience in a banking sphere.
Andriy Gostik is an investment professional with private equity/ management consulting/ research background and 18 years of successful experience in leading multinational and local companies in Ukraine and abroad. Expertise in investment analysis, deal structuring, project management, strategy development and research. Internationally educated (MBA and MA degrees), CFA charter holder.
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Olga has over 10 years of experience in dealing with corporate transactions and reorganisations, international investments and private equity (with particular focus on Eastern European market). She worked in one of the Liechtenstein’s leading trusts firms, specialising in asset protection, trust structuring and management, and succession planning.
Olena is a member of Civic Council under the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and participated in drafting of legislation in fiscal and tax policy of Ukraine.
Author of several dozen articles about influence of legislative changes on tax sphere of Ukraine and opportunities for using international experience in deregulation of economy.
She was engaged in development of the initiative for protection of the taxing rights and freedoms for small and medium business. The draft Law on tax advisors was particularly established under her authorship.
She is an expert and speaker on many business forums including international ones. She participates in development of tax initiatives. She is a member of expert analytical group of the Ukrainian Business Council and has a lot of experience in startup development and innovations.
Taras Kyrychenko is successful banker with 15 years experience working in the banking and financial sector. Is an expert in finance, banking and investment.
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Sebastian Rubaj has 14 years of international experience in the banking and financial sector.
Education: 2006 - graduated from Kiev National Economic University, Master in Banking
In the banking sector since 2003 (15 years of which 7 years is responsible for Private Banking).
Dmytro Kononets is successful banker with 14 years experience working in the banking sector. The last 9 years he have work to providing personal services to wealthy clients, studying, developing and implementing service models, and servicing large private capital. He went from a sale manager to a co-founder of a private company.
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1993-1999 - National Technical University of the KPI. Faculty of Informatics and Computer Engineering.
2000-2002 - International University of Finance. Faculty - Banking
1997-2002 - Ukrinbank. Analyst of credit management.
2002-2003 - UkrSibbank. Management of payment cards. Specialist of payment transactions monitoring department
2003-2005 - UkrSibbank. Management of payment cards. Head of the Department of Development and Promotion of Card Products.
2005-2015 - UkrSibbank BNP Paribas - Head of the Kyiv Personal Banking Service Center
2016 - UkrSibbank BNP Paribas - Head of Personal Banking
Vice President, Head of Private Banking Head of Individuals, Expobank CZ, Prague
Doctor of Economics, MBA - Professor of Kyiv International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv) - Scientific Expert of Strategic Business Review Magazine (Ukraine) - Research works (more than 100) published in Ukrainian, Russian scientific editions.
With over 20 years of banking experience, that specializes in delivering personalized banking services to private banking clients, their families, and businesses.
Expobank CZ a.s. – Head of Private banking
Expobank CZ a.s. – Head of Treasury Sales
LBBW Bank CZ a.s. – Project manager – Compliance
Astute finance s.r.o. – Financial manager, Specialist in the Development of Mortgage Products
VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava – Master in Economics and Finance
Brokerage licence, trading with securities
Marketing CIMA-A / Marketing Manager
Owner and CEO of Blackshield Capital AG. A financier with more than 17 years of experience. Most of his life Maxim have been engaged in finance, investment banking and wealth management. He worked in London, Moscow, Dubai and Singapore, where he developed deep understanding of special aspects and nuances of various financial institutions. Maxim participated in the formation, development, and promotion of banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms, pension and hedge funds and start-ups around the world.
Regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s leading transactional lawyers, Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial advice to private and public companies.
Her transactional experience includes work on a number of the most complex, high value deals in recent Ukrainian history.
She also represents clients in a broad range of matters related to setting up optimal structures for businesses in Ukraine.
Anna is a well-known practitioner in the sphere of corporate governance. In addition, she regularly advises national and international clients in connection with labor and employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and transfers of undertaking.
Her client base includes large national and international corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms operating in the CIS region.
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Anna Babych has been repeatedly recommended by reputable international and local legal rankings such as Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe/Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Top 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine (Clients Choice), KyivPost, The
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Yuriy Fylyuk, CEO and Initiator of Impact Investment Project “Promprylad. Renovation”, which involves the transformation of the former factory in the city center into an innovation center.
Founder of the Teple Misto platform, co-founder of 23 restaurants, initiator of Urban Space 100, Urban Space 500 concepts.
Yuriy specialises in the creation of new intersectional models of society transformation, as well as impact investing.
Svetlana leads Tabletochki Charity Foundation since 2016. With 12 years of experience in risk and reputation management at Deloitte, she now runs the country's largest and most progressive foundation, which helps children.
Together with Tabletochki, she changes the attitude towards charity, bringing together hundreds of companies and thousands of people around the mission of the foundation, building the future, where children do not die of cancer.
Tabletochki is a charity foundation that helps children with oncological diseases in Ukraine. The fund provides targeted, psychological and palliative care, implements a large-scale educational project for physicians, and systematically supports 17 oncological branches throughout Ukraine. The Fund develops donation, volunteering and a culture of charity in the country, uniting people around helping children in both Ukraine and abroad.
The work of the foundation was recognised by Ukrainian and international awards for achievements in the field of charity and communication of social projects.
Natalia has a vast experience in art management and consulting. During her career in arts for more than 12 years, she has been involved in various art industry segments. Before M17 CAC Natalia was International Projects Director at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Natalia organized more than 50 different art shows in Ukraine and internationally, among them: “Ukrainian Insights” at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, “Israeli Contemporary Art” in Ukraine, “Superhero” international art-project at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, “Memory of unconsciousness”, at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, “Coal Goal”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, “The coefficient of Independence”, America house, Ukraine. Among recently managed projects: “Avant-Garde: Searching for The Fourth Dimension” and “The New Generation: The Artist and His Generation” International Forum dedicated to Kazimir Malevich anniversary; "Big Circle" international collaboration project of contemporary non-objective art; M17 Sculpture Project; “Frontier. New Monuments” exhibition project and festival of art and VR.
On the position of director of M17 CAC, Natalia has initiated the Artcult Сlub for patrons and collectors and the PRO Dialogue – a discussion platform for experts and professionals in the field of arts. Collecting and all related topics are of Natalia constant professional focus. The area of her research is a history of art collecting in Ukraine and abroad. She is an expert in the field of consultancy in art investments and art collecting. Natalia has developed important networking with world-known international cultural institutions, museums, galleries and collectors. She has been writing for Forbes, ArtUkraines, Chernozem, Beinarts and other editions. The ArtCult Foundation also initiated by Natalia has become not only а partner in many art projects but also useful art-digest for collectors’ information.
In 2004, Aleksey founded together with his brother the auction house “Golden section”, one of the leaders in selling art works in Ukraine and in the CIS countries.
In 2015, Aleksey created the platform “One Day Auction” for selling art works online.
In 2018, Aleksey founded the company “Sapphire Griffin” with office in London. This company is engaged in private sales of museum arts works: old masters, impressionists, post-war and modern art.
Alina Plyushch is a partner at Sayenko Kharenko with more than 17-year practical experience. She specializes in private wealth management, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets.
She has extensive professional experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, share and asset sales, joint ventures, private placement and capital markets transactions.
As one of the leading private wealth management specialists in Ukraine, Alina heads the firm’s private clients practice. Ms Plyushch has substantial experience advising clients on the most sophisticated private wealth management issues, including protection of the rights of beneficial owners of large Ukrainian and foreign business groups. She regularly advises on setting up trust structures, foundations, investment funds and segregated portfolio companies.
Alina is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She regularly advises on cross-border transactions structured under the laws of England and Wales, including corporate restructurings, where Sayenko Kharenko acts as the sole legal counsel to the client.
Natalia Van is fluent in Russian, English and Chinese, has many years of experience in the field of immigration. She is an expert in advising wealthy individuals (HNWIs) on investor immigration worldwide.
Currently, Natalia Van works at CS Global Partners, where she is a business development manager in the department for working with clients from Russia and the CIS.
Natalia often travels to Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to meet with clients and partners. She is invited as an expert and speaker to events on immigration issues. Ms. Van has extensive experience advising private clients wishing to obtain a second citizenship or an alternative place of residence, including in the Caribbean countries that offer citizenship programs through investments, as well as in European countries that have similar citizenship and residence permits programs.
George Dokuchaev, Prime Property Group Sales Director, has a nearly 10 years’ experience in real estate brokerage and development with a particular focus on sales, marketing and management of sales teams. He has achieved a remarkable acknowledgment as an active creative force in the growth of a major successful player of the Cyprus real estate market – Prime Property Group.
Having an excellent scientific background from a renowned Moscow technical university he has been successfully using his analytical skills and pragmatism in building and managing sales teams, developing efficient marketing strategies and tailoring feasible investment packages for corporate and individual investors from Russia, CIS, Middle East and Asia.
Tymofii Brik is a Fulbright visiting academic at New York University and assistant professor at Kyiv School of Economics. In 2018, he was a visiting researcher at Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University. His research interests include sociology of religion, social stratification and mobility, and economic history. Beyond academia Tymofii is engaged in promotion science and socially responsible business.