THURSDAY 10 MAY

Ukraine: An Attractive Destination for Investors- How to Maintain the Momentum?

Dead Sea Hall,
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The EBRD in Ukraine

 

Moderator

Francis Malige

Managing Director, Eastern Europe & Caucasus, EBRD - Kiev

Speakers

Sevki Acuner

Director, Head of Ukraine, EBRD - Kiev

Roman Borysenko

Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ukraine

Oleksandr Danyliuk

Minister of Finance, Ukraine

Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital

Yuliia Kovaliv

Head of Office, Office of the National Investment Council

Maksym Nefodov

First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Igor Tynnyi

Owner, Aquanova Development LLC

Sevki Acuner

Director, Head of Ukraine, EBRD - Kiev

Sevki Acuner was appointed EBRD Director in Ukraine on 3 April 2013.  He previously held the position of EBRD Deputy Country Director for Turkey.

During his 22-year career at the EBRD, Mr. Acuner held senior management positions in the Credit Risk and Agribusiness departments before being appointed to Turkey in 2009. He started his new assignment on 1 June 2013.

Prior to joining the EBRD, Sevki Acuner worked at the Central Bank of Turkey, the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada in various countries in North America and Europe.

Mr. Acuner is a Turkish national and holds a BSc in Management from Bosporus University, Istanbul, and an MBA from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Roman Borysenko

Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ukraine

Roman Borysenko was appointed deputy Governor of the NBU in October 2016. Prior to that,  he was acting deputy governor of the NBU from August 2016.
A member of the NBU Board since October 2016. Roman Borysenko was a member of the NBU Board while working as director of the Personnel Department from December 2014  to July 2015.
Areas under his management include finances, human resources, and management of property and procurement for the National Bank of Ukraine.
Mr Borysenko has worked in Ukraine’s banking system for more than 16 years. From 2001 to 2014 he worked at Raiffeisen Bank Aval where he started his career as an economist and reached the position of deputy director – head of human resources.
Roman Borysenko graduated from the Ukrainian Banking Academy of the National Bank of Ukraine in Sumy where he majored in Banking and completed a degree in Economics.

 

Oleksandr Danyliuk

Minister of Finance, Ukraine

Oleksandr Danyliuk was appointed as Ukraine’s Minister of Finance in 2016.

From 2010-15, he chaired the Economic Reform Coordination Center, an apolitical think-tank under the aegis of the administration of the President of Ukraine. From 2014, Mr Danyliuk was the President’s representative at the Cabinet of Ministers and later Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration. He has also been a consultant and investment manager in a number of private sector companies, including Alfa Capital and the Western NIS Enterprise Fund in Ukraine. Between 2006 and 2010, he chaired the Rurik Investment fund, which operated in London and Luxembourg.

Mr Danyliuk has an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and is a graduate of the National Technical University of Ukraine and the Kyiv Institute of Investment Management.

 

 

Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital

Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on Ukraine and the near region with over $700 AUM via four funds.  Ms. Koszarny leads Horizon Capital and is a member of the Investment Committee.  She is a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; a Board member of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; a Board member and Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress as well as other organizations. Ms. Koszarny is a recipient of a Commemorative Medal issued on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence by the President of Ukraine.  Originally born in Canada, Ms. Koszarny has lived and worked in Ukraine for over 24 years, is a Canadian CPA and received her HBA at the Ivey School of Business in Canada.

Yuliia Kovaliv

Head of Office, Office of the National Investment Council

Julia Kovaliv has almost ten-year experience of executive positions in the energy sector and public administration. Before the creation of NIC Office she served as the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and was responsible for reforming state enterprises and for investment policy. She was also a member of the state regulator of the National Commission, which performs state regulation in the energy and utilities. From April 2016 to April 2017 Julia Kovaliv also held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board in “Naftogaz Ukraine".
In her early career Julia worked for Ernst & Young, business and financial consulting companies in Ukraine, held CFO position in utility and energy supplying companies.

Francis Malige

Managing Director, Eastern Europe & Caucasus, EBRD - Kiev

Francis Malige is based in Kyiv and is responsible for leading the EBRD’s operations and policy initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Mr. Malige joined the EBRD in February 2010 as a Director in the Financial Institutions team.

Before joining the EBRD he was Managing Director for Corporate Development at BNP Paribas. His earlier career was in accounting and consulting, at Arthur Andersen and McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in industry, high tech and construction, as well as financial services.

Mr. Malige is a graduate of ESCP Europe, a French business school. In addition to his native French, he speaks German, Italian and English.

 

 

Maksym Nefodov

First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Maksym Nefyodov began his career as an analyst at the Kiev-based M&A firm Golden Gate Business, later becoming a senior investment and banking associate at Dragon Capital, the largest Ukrainian investment bank, and in 2008, a director of the same team.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in 2015, Mr Nefyodov served as Managing Partner at ICON Private Equity, managing investments in Europe, Russia and Ukraine.
In 2016, he became Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
His responsibilities include public procurement reform, removing technical barriers to trade, foreign trade regulations, donor coordination and the electronic auction of state property.
Maxim holds a master’s degree in economics from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

 

Igor Tynnyi

Owner, Aquanova Development LLC

Igor Tynnyi was born in Kyiv and obtained his PhD in Economics in 1999. His business career began in the mid-1990s as Ukraine began its transformation to a market economy. Today Igor is a self-made entrepreneur, managing and co-investing in a number of business partnerships in renewable energy (small hydro, solar and biomass), hospitality, commercial real estate, children’s clothing manufacturing and household waste management industries employing around 2,000 people all over Ukraine. In 2014, with other market players, he founded the Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy, the most influential industry investor platform in the country. He is also a member of Innovation Council under the Prime Minister of Ukraine. A dedicated world traveller, he has visited more than 100 countries.