Team

Board of directors


Lucas Kuziv, CFA

Professional Experience: Principal Banker, TMT – Equity at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Activities and interests: volunteering, fundraising,  EdTech and education initiatives, developing partnerships. Startup mentor and adviser (current focus on the Ukrainian start-up ecosystem).

Achievements: Muskie Fellow 2008-09, Included VC Fellow 2022, CFA Society UK.

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Kateryna Goniuk

Professional Experience: Director at UBS. Investment Banking specialist in equity capital markets

Activities and interests: Previously involved in volunteering, incl. educational activities for underprivileged children as well as environmental projects. Avid horse rider

Achievements: raised > US$25bn in funding for corporates globally. Merit-based scholarship and dean’s list at IE Business School. CFA Charterholder

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Ulyana Shtybel, PhD

Professional Experience: Co-Founder of HighCastle, an equity and debt management platform, ex-Executive Director of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Ukraine.

Activities and interests: Startup mentor and adviser. Co-founder of two fintech incubation programs in partnership with Mastercard and OTP Bank. Researcher in the field of Impact Investing.

Achievements: UK Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology, Investment Technology Leader of the Year 2021 by Finance Monthly, Woman in FinTech Powerlist 2021.

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Josh Pickering

MD/MBA Candidate Stanford

Professional Experience: Medical Consultant – Drug development, Clinical trial design at Epirium Bio. CFO and board member – Telehealth platform creation at TeleHelp Ukraine. US Navy Veteran
Activities and Interests: MedTech, medical and defense acquisitions, Ukrainian tech angel investing
Achievements: LunaCap Foundation Fellow 2022-2023
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Executive team


Pavlo Melnyk

Professional Experience: Product Security Manager in SAP. Working with authentication, authorization, user management and auditing.
Activities and interests:
An active member of an association of young committed Ukrainians from Berlin called “Vitsche”. Involved in fundraising, volunteering and coordinating activities.
Achievements:
A board member (external relations responsible) of youth student organisation AEGEE-Mannheim in 2019-2021.
In 2016-2018 multiple times finalist of business case competitions like e.g. CaseChamp (supported by Mc&Kinsey and Big4) and WizzAir Youth Challenge.
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Dmitry Sidarau

Professional Experience: Wide range of experience from trading, investment banking,  export of military goods and services till software development.

Activities and interests: GameDev, start-ups, jogging and mentoring.

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Andriy Maksymovych

Professional Experience: Principal Banker, Sustainable Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; OSCE; UNDP. 

Activities and interests: infrastructure finance in Central/Eastern Europe and Caucasus; project management; investment promotion. 

Achievements: EBRD Policy Movers and Shakers Award; EBRD Environmental and Social Award; Award of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; Torchbearer at London Olympics (2012).

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Andrii Tsokol

Professional Experience: Associate Director, Sustainable Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 

Activities and interests: 14+ years experience in financing infrastructure and logistics projects in Ukraine and CEE. Volunteering activities, dataviz, piano, table tennis 

Achievements: EBRD Outstanding Policy Engagement Award 2019 and Project Implementation Award 2021, CFA Charterholder

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Olesia Nikolaiets

Professional Experience: Project Management, Facilities, Global Real Estate

Activities and interests: sustainability and green buildings, smart workplaces, volunteering, fundraising, team management and mentoring.

Achievements: AIESEC Ukraine in 2010 – best performing department, 64th World Newspaper Congress – 19th World Editors Forum in 2012, Project for Syria in 2014, PRINCE 2, IOSH, COSHH, CMI Lvl3 Leadership and Management.

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Svitlana Muzychenko

Professional Experience: Founder at UA Brokers Without Borders. Founder at SMT.

Activities and interests: Technology entrepreneur, customer experience consultant, and sales leader.

Achievements: Proud Alumni of AIESEC in Ukraine and Globally. Established business with 60+ employees and clients all over the world – all while raising two kids.

Anna Vershebeniuk

Professional Experience: Technology VC investor with Headline. Previously worked at Thrive Capital (NYC) and General Atlantic (London)

Activities and interests: Involved in volunteering, and previously politics. Loves tennis and chess.

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Solomiia Petryna

Professional experience: 14+ years experience in sustainable energy/ climate mitigation investments and intermediated finance in developing countries, EBRD and consulting; ESL teacher, interpreter, event organiser. 

Activities and interests: sports, reading, travelling. Greenpeace and Nowaste Ukraine supporter.

Achievements: FLEX alumni, SIDA sustainable energy programme alumni; US community partnership programme; championing fundraising for green projects in developing countries; team captain for corporate sport events.

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Maksym Kozenko

Professional Experience: CTO at Fondy payment platform. Specialist in e-commerce and online payments.

Activities and interests: Previously Head of Ecommerce Bussiness Department and Leading specialist in Processing Center in the largest Ukrainian bank PrivatBank.

Achievements: Led the creation and development of several of the most significant payment platforms in Ukraine which now process more than 70% of card online payments in country.

Sofija-Roksolana Got

MD, PhD
Professional Experience: Dentist, Honorary Research Assistant (The University of Hong Kong); Co-founder and Board member of “Ukrainian Academy of Periodontology”.
Activities and interests: volunteering (dental volunteering in India (AMCHI project) and Tanzania (PAMOJA project).
Achievements: ITI Scholar 2019-2020 (The University of Hong Kong); FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Alumna of 2007-2008 (Virginia, USA); CUPP (Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program) Alumna 2016 (Ottawa, Canada).

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