Oksana Markarova

Government Commissioner on Investments, First Deputy Minister of Finance

Oksana Markarova is Government Commissioner on Investments and First Deputy Minister of Finance. As Commissioner, she has oversight of UkraineInvest, and works across the government and with the business community to support current investors and attract new investments into Ukraine. Prior to her government service, she had extensive private sector experience including as President and CEO of ITT-Invest, work with the International Foundation of Election Systems and with Chemonics Consulting, as an Economic Policy Advisor and External & Corporate Relations Manager for Western NIS Enterprise Fund and as an intern at the World Bank headquarters in the Financial and Banking Group for the ECA region. She is currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of Oshadbank, Eximbank, Ukrgazbank and Privat Bank.

Daniel Bilak

Director

Daniel was appointed Director UkraineInvest and Chief Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as of November 1, 2016. A Canadian-qualified lawyer with over 25 years of professional experience in Ukraine, he advised major international and Ukrainian businesses in the energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and technology sectors. He was most recently a Managing Partner of the Ukraine office of global law firm CMS Cameron McKenna. He also acted as Counsel to the Business Ombudsman Institution and served as a senior United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) governance expert.

Petro Matiaszek

Deputy Director

Petro has nearly 25 years experience serving as a strategic adviser for national and multinational companies doing business in Ukraine. He has an extensive network of working relationships with the Ukrainian government, media, and private sector. He provided strategic communication leadership advice to multinationals, such as Citibank, Coca-Cola, and RWE, and also contributed to the economic and legal reform efforts of the Parliament and several government agencies.

Ulyana Khromyak

Deputy Director

Ulyana has more than 12 years of professional experience representing transnational corporations doing business in Ukraine. She worked as a lawyer in major Ukrainian and international law firms. Her recent experience was with Clifford Chance assisting investors with major deals in Ukraine.

Deborah Fairlamb

Deputy Director

Deborah has more than 20 years of professional experience building and marketing a range of businesses, products and programs. She worked in and ran Private Banking progams with Merrill Lynch and UBS for 15 years before she transitioned her corporate experience to more entrepreneurial investment and business development projects. She has worked as an independent advisor and business development consultant in Georgia, Ukraine, and the US for the last 7 years.

Lubomyr Markevych

Senior Communications Advisor

Lubomyr is a Canadian citizen with over 20 years Project Management experience with major international donor agencies working in Ukraine; UNDP, EU, IFC, CBIE, IDLO. As a former lawyer with 15 years of legal practice in Canada, he has applied his skills and experience in a wide range of technical assistance projects dealing with justice reform, public reform and the environment sector in Ukraine.

Alina Sevastyuk

Strategy and Development Manager

Alina Sevastyuk is responsible for strategy and development. Her special focus is on global trends in business and society. Alina has over 26 years of experience in government, business, and NGOs. During her career she worked with many international institutions in marketing and communications. She closely follows events devoted to global trends, technology, and innovation.

Ivan Yuryk

Relationship Manager

Ivan is a former Chief of Staff of Ukraine Finance Minister's Office (2015-2016). He also acted as an Investment Banker as Country Representative of The Blackstone Group in Ukraine (2010-2014) and a Research Assistant at Peterson Institute of International Economics (Washington, DC, 2008).

Svyatoslav Maksymchuk

Relationship Manager

Svyatoslav joined Ukraineinvest team after several years of practicing law in local and international law firms, as well as being a legal counsel in one of a biggest Ukrainian national companies. In his current role he is involved in addressing various investors’ issues and supporting foreign investment to Ukraine. He is a native speaker of Ukrainian and speaks Russian, English, Italian and has basic knowledge of German.

Dmytro Romaniuk

Relationship Manager, Regional Coordinator

Prior to joining UkraineInvest, Dmytro was Director of the Department of Investments, Tourism, Grant Programs and International Cooperation of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration. Dmytro has extensive experience in working with foreign investors in the regions. Previously, Dmytro held managing positions in consulting companies and taught at a regional university. He holds a PhD in Economics.

Vitalii Stasiuk

Regional Assistant Manager

Mykhailo Bechkalo

Business Analysis Manager

Mykhailo has over 4 years of experience in the world largest professional services firm (Big4) where he provided audit and other financial services to clients from different industries and countries. He has experience in team management and supervision and wide experience of working on different tasks, including: audit procedures, budgets analysis, expenditures verification, controls assessment, deliverables preparation, main team and client's communications.

Olga Pruzhyna

Business Analyst

Olga is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh holding a Master of Science Degree in Economics. She has experience working as a Financial Analyst for a US majority owned investment company and as a Research Assistant in one of the biggest investment funds of Ukraine. As a Business Analyst at UkraineInvest, Olga brings insight, vision, diligence and attentiveness to details when providing analytical support to investors.

Kateryna Goreva

Administrative Manager

From work in the fashion and agro industries, to supporting humanitarian missions, Kateryna has vast experience managing complicated issues and coordinating diverse environments. She's most proud of her work for Doctors Without Borders, where she managed logistics and supplies to support the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Olga Galytska

Communications Manager

Olga has more than 15 years of experience as a financial journalist and editor in various Ukrainian newspapers and magazines. She has most recently acted as a Communications Manager for the Ministry of Finance's Open Data Project.

olga.galytska@ukraineinvest.com

Ksenia Zubriy

Event Manager

With experience in managing large projects including leading the Ukrainian team responsible for the management and deployment of Canadian electoral mission in Ukraine as well as coordination of international humanitarian projects, Ksenia brings extensive project management, logistics coordination, and administration skills to UkraineInvest.

UkraineInvest, Western Ukraine Team

Oleh Doskach

Head of Western Region Representative Office

Oleh has experience in project management and change management, auditing managerial and administrative activities, business and economic analytics, and business development of methods and organizational solutions. Since 2000 he has been a licensed appraiser for business valuation and modelling. He is also an expert in municipal management; one of his projects resulted in the implementation of a new property management system in the municipality. Oleh is Manager of the UkraineInvest office for Western Ukraine. His main area of focus is to organize and develop new methods and mechanisms for attracting institutional investment.

Bohdan Kindratskyi

Government Relations Manager

Bohdan’s experience includes drafting and implementing legal decisions regarding property law, particularly those that cross government and commercial jurisdiction. He also has experience in legal consulting and supporting investors; and in the areas of construction and economic activities of enterprises. He is a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, an advocate and legal practitioner, geodesist, land surveyor, and expert in the scope of Land law. The main focus of his activities for UkraineInvest are to select and to plan development of territories for investment, collecting data for investment projects, supporting investment projects, and representing business interests to public authorities.

Yuriy Vengrynyuk

Relationship Manager

Yuriy is a specialist in international legal practices, private international law and EU law. He has experience working with Ukrainian and European government projects and for private entities in Ukraine and abroad. At UkraineInvest, his responsibilities include supporting existing investors in the regions, conducting analysis and due diligence on potential projects, creating regional promotion materials as well as providing services to potential investors and delegations visiting the area. He is a polyglot – he is a native speaker of Ukrainian, but also speaks Russian, English and Polish along with having a good knowledge of German, Czech and a basic knowledge of Chinese.