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CONFERENCE

“Europe – Poland – Ukraine. Rebuild Together ” is a program aimed at creating and strengthening relations between European, Polish and Ukrainian business circles and preparing a framework for cooperation in the future reconstruction of the Ukrainian state and economy. At the Warsaw conference “Europe – Poland – Ukraine. Rebuild Together ”will be attended by representatives of governments, ministries and parliaments of Poland and Ukraine, experts, as well as representatives of companies from industries directly interested in cooperation – including energy, IT, transport and logistics.

The prospects for the development of the economic situation in Ukraine and its impact on the world economy will be discussed. Thematic panels will present the needs and expectations of the Ukrainian side, as well as the possibilities of Polish business participation in the reconstruction of Ukraine.


The International Conference “Europe-Poland-Ukraine. Rebuild Together” is going to be a summary of a number of activities carried out  as part of the ” We help Ukraine” social campaign so far.

The first stage of the project included the organisation of a series of conferences – round table talks – the purpose of which was to establish a dialogue, discuss expectations and priorities related to the reconstruction of Ukraine and to identify industries and companies ready to cooperate to strengthen the Ukrainian economy. The conferences included face-to-face meetings with Polish and Ukrainian representatives of industries crucial for the maintenance and recovery of Ukrainian economy. The events brought together representatives of leading Polish and Western Ukrainian business associations, Lviv and Kyiv regional and city authorities and companies located on both sides of the border.

 

The list of initiatives carried out under the Programme “Europe-Poland-Ukraine. Rebuild Together” so far,  and future events:

●  Industry consultations Warsaw, Lviv, Kyiv

o   14 June – sector: energy, digital

o   22 June – sector: food, waste

o   23 June – Polish-Ukrainian Forum for Defence Industry

o   30 June – transport, logistics, developers and construction companies

o   6 July – conference in Lviv

o   8 July – conference in Kyiv

●  Meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

On 13 September, Members of Parliament and representatives of organisations from the Central, Eastern and Southern European region, as well as experts in regional geopolitics will deliver speeches on the challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises resulting from the war in Ukraine. The event will be attended by Members of the European Parliament from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, business and employers’ organisations, and representatives of Chambers of Commerce from the region of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.

● Conference in Kyiv on 25 November

Continuation of meetings with Polish and Ukrainian industry representatives. The purpose of the event is to discuss expectations and priorities with regard to the reconstruction of Ukraine, available support and practical views of Polish and Western Ukrainian business.

 

More information at:  zpp.net.pl


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09:30-10:30

CONFERENCE OPENING

Cezary KaźmierczakPresident of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)

OPENING SPEECHES

Mateusz Morawiecki Prime Minister of Poland
Denys Shmyhal Prime Minister of Ukraine (on-line) – TBC

10:30-12:00

PLENARY SESSION I „RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE – WHAT IS THE ROLE OF POLAND?”

Michał DworczykMinister-Member of the Council of Ministers, Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Andrii SybihaDeputy Head of the Office of The President of Ukraine (on-line)– TBC
Jakub KumochSecretary of State in the Chancellory of the President of Poland, Head of International Policy Bureau, Chancellery of the President of Poland
Marcin PrzydaczUndersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Yelyzaveta YaskoMember of  Parliament of Ukraine, Member of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs, Parliament of Ukraine
Moderation: Adam Eberhardt, Vice-President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute (WEI)

12:00-13:30

PLENARY SESSION II „ UKRAINE’S NEEDS AND EUROPEAN COOPERATION”

Inna Khomych
Head of Legal, Nova Post
Sergiy Tsivkach Executive Director, UkraineInvest
Maciej Popowski Acting Director – General – Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission (DG NEAR)
Stefano Mallia President, Employer’s Group at European Economic and Social Committee
Marek Rutka
Member of the Sejm, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for the Reconstruction of Ukraine
Nadia Bedrychuk
Executive Director of the Ukrainian Association of Direct Sales, member of Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Business Council (UBC)
Moderation: Karol Tofil, Head of International Business and Partnerships Office, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

13:30-14:30

LUNCH

14:30-15:00

SPEECHES OF GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Yulia Svyrydenko First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (on-line)
Jacek Sasin Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Assets – TBC
Ruslan Stefanchuk  Chairman, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine  – TBC

15:00-16:30

PLENARY SESSION III „RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE – HOW TO SUPPORT POLISH-UKRAINIAN BUSINESS COOPERATION?”

Waldemar Buda Minister of Economic Development and Technology
Oleksandr Kubrakov Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine – TBC
Paweł Borys President of the Board, Polish Development Fund
Gennadiy Chyzhykov President,  Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kateryna Glazkova Executive Director, Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP)
Halyna Yanchenko
Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Secretary of the National Investment Council of Ukraine
Beata Daszyńska – Muzyczka
President of the Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Jan Szewczak
Board member for financial affairs, PKN ORLEN S.A.
Moderation: Nazar Bobitski, Director of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers office in Ukraine

17:00-20:00

INDUSTRY PANELS

17:00-20:00

PANEL “POLAND-UKRAINE COOPERATION OF DEFENCE INDUSTRIES-REBUILDING POTENTIAL, DEVELOPING JOINT PROJECTS”

Michał DworczykMinister, Member of the Council of Ministers, Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister – TBC
Pavlo RiabikinMinister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine
Waldemar BudaMinister of Development and Technology – TBC
Piotr WojciechowskiCEO, WB Electronics
Division general Jarosław GromadzińskiDeputy Commander for Interoperability in the International Team for Assistance to Ukraine
Yuriy HusyevCEO, UKROBORONPROM (on-line)
ModerationPiotr Małecki, President of the Board, Defence24

17:00-18:30

PANEL „AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY”

Mykola SolskyiMinister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (on-line)
Janusz KowalskiSecretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Boris ShestopalovCo-owner and CEO, HD-Group
Oleksandr DombrovskyiVice-President of MHP S.A., President of MHP Eco Energy, Chairman of the Board of Public Union Global 100% RE Ukraine
Andrzej GantnerVice-President of the Board, CEO Polish Federation of Food Industry (PFPZ)
Lidia OzerovaCrop Protection Business Unit Head, Syngenta Ukraine
Moderation: Maciej Bukowski, President of the Board, WiseEuropa

17:00-18:30

PANEL „CITY AND REGION: RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT”

Leszek Gołąbiecki President of the Board, UNIBEP S.A.
Artur Popko President of the Board, Budimex S.A.
Piotr Jurczyk President of the Board, Intercor
Andriy Pavliv Head of Investments and Projects Office, Lviv City Council
Anatoly Fedoruk Mayor of Bucha
Roman Shepelyak International Affairs Advisor to Governor of Lviv Regional Military and Civil Administration
Olga Romanenko CEO, Ecopan
Moderation: Yaroslav Romanchuk, President of Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland

18:30-20:00

PANEL „TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS” 

Mustafa – Masi NayyemVice Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine (on-line)
Andrzej AdamczykMinister of Infrastructure – TBC
Grzegorz KozłowskiDirector Customs Department, Ministry of Finance
Yuriy BenevitskiyCEO, Nova Poshta Global
Mauro LongobardoCEO, Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine)
Andrzej Bogdanowicz Executive Director of Polish Association of Road Transport Employers 
ModerationJakub Jakóbowski, Project coordinator “Connectivity in Eurasia”, Centre For Eastern Studies

18:30-20:00

PANEL „IT AND NEW TECHNOLOGY” 
Janusz Cieszyński Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity – TBC
Jan Zborowski Vice-President Software Development Association Poland (SoDA)
Marcin Moczyróg General Manager Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Uber Rides
Alexander Romanishyn Partner at ISE Corporate Accelerator & Venture Capital Firm
Moderation: TBC

20:00

WELCOME ADDRESS 
Tomasz Wróblewski President, Warsaw Enterprise Institute
Marcin Nowacki Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
KEYNOTE 
Stefano Mallia President, Employer’s Group at European Economic and Social Committee
DINNER KALUSH ORCHESTRA BAND PERFORMANCE 

*The program of the event and the list of guests are subject to change

SPEAKERS

Mateusz Morawicki
Cezary Kaźmierczak
Marcin Nowacki
Michał Dworczyk
Mykola Solskyi
Pavlo Riabikin
Marcin Przydacz
Jakub Kumoch
Jan Szewczak
Stefano Mallia
Leszek Gołąbiecki
Maciej Bukowski
Gennadiy Chyzhukov
Piotr Małecki
Paweł Borys
Halyna Yanchenko
Oleksandr Dombrovskyi
Andrzej Gantner
Division general Jarosław Gromadziński
Beata Daszyńska – Muzyczka
Maciej Popowski
Inna Khomych
Yuriy Husyev
Roman Shepelyak
Nazar Bobitski
Lidia Ozerova
Karol Tofil
Boris Shestopatov
Adam Eberhardt
Yaroslav Romanchuk
Yuriy Benevitskiy
Marek Rutka
Sergiy Tsivkach
Kateryna Glazkova
Artur Popko
Mauro Longobardo
Yulia Svyrydenko
Olga Romanenko
Alexander Romanishyn
Yelyzaveta Yasko
Grzegorz Kozłowski
Alexander Romanishyn

ROZPOCZĘCIE KONFERENCJI

PANELE

BLOK 1: DOTACJE UNIJNE

BLOK 2: NARZĘDZIA WSPIERAJĄCE ROZWÓJ FIRM

Materiały PKO Bank Polskiego

1. Konto firmowe

Proste konto firmowe - również w wersji premium, gdy Twoja firma potrzebuje dodatkowych usług.

2. Kantor internetowy
Wygodna natychmiastowa wymiana walut już od 1 EUR bez pośredników.

3. Finansowanie faktur
Nie musisz już czekać na płatności od Kontrahentów
- możemy sfinansować faktury wystawione przez Twoją firmę

4. Kredyt obrotowy dla firm
Kredyt dla małych i średnich firm, to idealne rozwiązanie na pokrycie bieżących zobowiązań wynikających z prowadzenia bieżącej działalności gospodarczej albo rolniczej.

5. Pożyczka dla firm
Na dowolny cel Twojej działalności gospodarczej w tym na spłatę zobowiązań kredytowych firmy.

6. Program mój elektryk
Skorzystaj z rządowej dotacji na leasing auta elektrycznego i przyczyń się do redukcji spalin

BLOK 3 - REALOKACJA BIZNESÓW SPOZA UE
I WARUNKI PROWADZENIA FIRM W POLSCE

PRESENTATIONS

LIVE transmission

FOTORELACJA

FILM & PODCAST

LOCALISATION

The “Europe-Poland-Ukraine Rebuild Together” conference will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel at Grzybowska 63, corner of Wronia Street. The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the Browary Warszawskie complex, a 10-minute drive from the Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station, a 10-minute drive from the Warszawa Centralna railway station and a 25-minute drive from the Chopin Airport.

In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, the number of municipal parking spaces is limited. Underground parking lots are located next to the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Browary Warszawskie – entrance from Wronia Street. It is possible to book parking spaces online: https://browary.parkujesz.pl/

ORGANIZER

HONORARY PATRONAGE

MAIN PARTNER

PARTNERS

SUBSTANTIVE PARTNERS

MEDIA PATRONS


FINANSOWANIE

 

Project co-financed from the state budget in the framework of the implementation of the public task.

 

Organization of the conference “Europe – Poland – Ukraine. Rebuild Together” in the framework of the social campaign “We help Ukraine”.

 

Grant value – PLN 1,297,600, total task value – PLN 1,508,850.

 

“Europe – Poland – Ukraine. Rebuild Together” is a program aimed at creating and strengthening relations between European, Polish and Ukrainian business communities and preparing a framework for cooperation in the future reconstruction of the state and economy of Ukraine.

Mateusz Morawiecki

Prime Minister of Poland

Born on June 20, 1968, in Wrocław. Polish politician and manager, former CEO of Bank Zachodni WBK.

 

Mateusz Morawiecki is a graduate of the University of Wrocław, Business Administration Central Connecticut State University and the Wrocław University of Technology, MBA studies at the Wrocław University of Economics, University of Hamburg and the University of Basel. He started his professional career at Cogito Company in 1992. M. Morawiecki worked at Enter Marketing-Publishing in Wrocław in 1993-1996. In 1995, he completed an internship at the Deutsche Bundesbank, and from 1996 to 1997, he worked at the University of Frankfurt am Main. In 1998, he became Deputy Director of the Accession Negotiations Department in the Committee for European Integration and was a member of the group negotiating Poland’s accession to the European Union (Banking and Finance). From 1998 to 2001, he worked at Bank Zachodni, first as an advisor to the President of the Management Board, then as a Member of the Management Board and Managing Director. In June 2001, Mateusz Morawiecki became a Member of the Management Board of Bank Zachodni WBK, and he was appointed President of the Management Board in May 2007.

 

In 2013, he was awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for his merits for Poland’s independence and sovereignty and respect for human rights. On June 23, 2015, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland for his outstanding merits in supporting and promoting Polish culture and national heritage.

Cezary Kaźmierczak

President of The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)

In the late 80’s, he was a conspirator and a publisher of the clandestine movement. President rewarded him with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Author of numerous articles concerning Poland published within the clandestine movement and in the West. Laureate of the “Po Prostu” Award of SDP (TN: Association of Polish Journalists) for editing Metrum. In 1989-1996 he lived in the USA where he was: chief editor of Polish Daily News and of Kurier Plus, later he worked in a marketing agency. After coming back to Poland, he was the Head Manager of Sales in RMF FM radio, next he established Midwest ITSE training centre (in 1997), and later in 2000 MMT Management. He conducted hundreds of trainings on sales, management in trade and communication. In 2005–2014 he was a member of the management of Adam Smith Centre. Since 2013 he is a member of the Management of Warsaw Enterprise Institute.

Marcin Nowacki

Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)

In the years 2006–2007, director of the Investor Acquisition Department at the Łódź Special Economic Zone S.A. In the period 2008–2009 he was the director of the Entrepreneurship Department at the Marshal’s Office in Łódź (Regional Government). He participated in the management of over 40 investment projects with a total value exceeding EUR 1 billion. Marcin has been involved in the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) since 2011. Today ZPP belongs to the group of three largest employers’ organizations in Poland.

As part of the ZPP, he coordinates departments responsible for law and legislation as well as relations. Marcin also oversees all foreign relations and partnerships, including the ZPP Representation in Brussels, participating in key regulatory processes for Polish entrepreneurs in the EU. Initiator and head of the European Enterprise Alliance, an organization of entrepreneurs registered in Brussels associating organizations of employers from the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Marcin Nowacki is also a chairman of e-commerce working group at the SME Connect, Brussels-based SME platform.

A graduate of international relations at the Faculty of International and Political Relations of the University of Lodz, scholarship holder at universities in England, France and China. In the years 2009-2012 he was the chairman of the Alumni Association of his Faculty at the University of Lodz. For many years active in the movement of think-tanks in Europe and the United States. A graduate of the Atlas think-tank MBA program. Marcin has been a member of the Social Dialogue Council since 2018 and has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since September 2020.


Michał Dworczyk

Minister-Member of the Council of Ministers, Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Born on 22 July 1975 in Warsaw.

On 19 December 2017, he was appointed the Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. From March to December 2017, he served as the Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Defence. From October to February 2015, he presided over the parliamentary Committee for Communication with Poles Abroad.

He became actively involved in politics in 2005, when as an expert in the field of Eastern and the Polish diaspora policies, he was appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Between 2005 and 2007, he cooperated with the Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Adam Lipiński, and coordinated the work of the Inter-ministerial Team for Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad.

From 2008 until 2010, he worked as an advisor on the Polish diaspora and Poles abroad to the late President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński. He dealt, among others, with policies concerning decorations and medals for Poles in the former Eastern Borderlands and support for Polish communities in the East.

He graduated from the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw. After graduation, he volunteered for military service. For many years, he was a scout and an instructor of the Scouting Association of the Republic. For over 20 years, he has been active, among others, within the “Polish Community” Association, the “Aid to Poles in the East” Foundation and the “Freedom and Democracy” Foundation, the last of which he founded himself.

Between 2006 and 2015, he was a member of the Council of the Śródmieście district and the capital city of Warsaw, and then a councillor of the Masovian Voivodeship Sejmik. He took up his parliamentary seat in 2015. He is married to Agnieszka and has four children.

His tasks include:

Implementation of tasks of the Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister as defined in separate regulations, as well as execution of other tasks entrusted by the Prime Minister.

Undertaking, within the scope entrusted to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, activities resulting from the Prime Minister’s supervision over the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Committee for Standardisation, the President of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Poland, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the Patient Ombudsman and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Furthermore, undertaking, within the scope entrusted to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, activities resulting from the implementation of the competencies of the Prime Minister towards the Financial Ombudsman and the Energy Regulatory Office.


Mykola Solskyi

Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Date of birth:

May 22, 1979


Education:


2000 – graduated from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with degree in Law


Professional career:   

Legal advisor at CJSC “Enzyme”

2000 – 2001 

Legal advisor at Yefimov, Temnenko & Partners Law Firm LLC

2001 – 2003

General Director at Solsky, Protsyk & Partners Law Firm LLC

2003 – 2014

Co-founder of the Ukrainian Agrarian Holding, which includes agricultural enterprises located in various regions of Ukraine

2007

Deputy Executive Director at Protsyk & Partners Law Firm LLC

2004 – 2019

Member of Parliament (“Servant of the People” Party), Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy at Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine July 2019 – March 2022

Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Since March 24, 2022


Pavlo Riabikin

Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine

Born – June 6 , 1965, Kyiv.


Education :

Kyiv National University named after T.G. Shevchenko

Specialty: Legal Studies

Qualification: International Lawyer, legal assistant and interpreter (certified in German) 

Internship: Leipzig University (1987), Kiel University (2000).


Career :

Legal assistant “YURVNESHSERVICE” (International Legal Services)

Member of the Kyiv City Collegium of Lawyers of the Kyiv City Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of the Bar (06.1991 – 03.2000)

Lawyer at “Vasyl Kisil and Partners” (03.2000 – 06.2000)

MP, Ukraine Parliament (2000-2005) /Committee on Legal Issues/

Since 2002 – Head of Subcommittee on Issues of Economic Legislation of the Parliamentary Committee on Issues of Economic Policy, Management of National Economy, Property and Investments 

During his second tenure as MP (12.2012 – 11.2014) he was a member of the Committee on Transport and Communication

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication (07.2005 – 08.2006)

Deputy Director of “Green Port” and Chief of the Port “Recreational and Health Center” in the periods 09.2006 – 07.2009, 06.2010 – 11.2012, and October 2015 – March 2017 

Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark (08.2009 – 06.2010)

Diplomatic rank – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of 2nd Class as of February 2010

Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration (07.2014 – 09.2015)

General Director of the state enterprise «International Boryspil Airport” (03.2017) 

Head of the State Customs Services of Ukraine (11.2020 – 11. 2021)

Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine (04.11.2021 – present) 

Marcin Przydacz

Undersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marcin Przydacz, born on 26 June 1985 in Wieluń. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. He also studied International Relations and Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. As part of his scholarships, he pursued studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Messina and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv. He also graduated from the School of Italian and European Law at the University of Warsaw.

He completed a legal apprenticeship at the District Bar Council in Kraków and passed the bar exam in 2015.

Between 2010 and 2014, he cooperated with the Jagiellonian Club as an analyst in the field of international relations. At the same time, he was active in the Centre for Analysis of the Republican Foundation. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as a lecturer at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków and from 2013 to 2015, he held the position of the President of the Board of the think-tank Politics and Diplomacy Foundation.

In 2015 -2019, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.


Jakub Kumoch

Secretary of State in the Chancellory of the President of Poland, Head of International Policy Bureau, Chancellery of the President of Poland

Jakub Kumoch – Secretary of State, Head of the International Policy Bureau

Orientalist and political scientist, expert on external relations of the European Union. Member of the Security, Defence and Foreign Affairs Section of the National Development Council under the President of the Republic of Poland. Graduate of the Institute of International Relations and the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw. Holder of a PhD degree in Social Sciences obtained in 2015 at the Jagiellonian University. Member of the European Commission’s group of experts analysing electoral processes and participant in several EU and OSCE Election Observation Missions.

From October 2016 to March 2020, he held the position of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Switzerland and Liechtenstein; from March 2020 to July 2021, to Turkey. He is fluent in Turkish, English, French, Croatian, Spanish, Russian, German and Italian. He also speaks Ukrainian and Arabic, among other languages.

On 14 July 2021, he was appointed by President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda as the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland – Head of the International Policy Bureau.


He provides substantive oversight of the International Policy Bureau.

The responsibilities of Secretary of State Jakub Kumoch include:  


1. Development and submission to the President of proposals for activities in the field of international policy, including plans for visits and issuing opinions on the purpose of the President’s participation in other events of an international nature;

2. Supervision of the preparation, particularly in terms of content, of foreign visits of the President and heads of state/heads of governments to Poland and other foreign guests of the President, as well as bilateral and multilateral meetings/events;

3. Oversight of the development, particularly in terms of content, and coordination of the work of the President’s International Consultative Committees;

4. Chairmanship of the Presidential College for International Policy of the Republic of Poland;

5. Monitoring of developments in international policy and preparation of assessments/analyses of selected issues;

Supervision of diplomatic corres


jan Szewczak

Board member for financial affairs, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Jan Szewczak is a lawyer, business analyst and an expert in finance, financial law, banking and macroeconomy.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and completed doctoral studies at the Department of Finance and Financial Law. He also completed academic internships in Amsterdam and Prague.

For many years Jan Szewczak had been a faculty member and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the Vistula University.

He has gained extensive experience in the financial sector. He has sat on the Management Board of PZU Tower, served as Chief Economist of Kasa Krajowa SKOK (credit union), Member of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) of the 8th term, Chairman of the Standing Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, and Deputy Chairman of the Public Finance Committee and member of the Digitisation Committee of the Sejm.

He is an economic journalist and the author of numerous opinions and expert reports on business processes and ownership transformations.

Its interests include economic history and privatisation processes in Poland and abroad.

 

Stefano Mallia 

President, Employer’s Group at European Economic and Social Committee

Stefano Mallia has been elected President of the EESC Employers’ Group in 2020 and has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2010. He served in different roles at the EESC before, e.g. as Vice-President of the Employers’ Group and President of the Brexit follow-up Committee within the EESC.

Mr. Mallia is an expert in EU affairs where he has specialized in EU Structural Funds and SME financing.  Over the years he has carried out assignments for the European Commission, the Government of Malta as well as private enterprises. He is also a former President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. 

Furthermore, Mr. Mallia is active in the private sector. Since 1998, he is a partner at EMCS Ltd., an economic analysis and business consultancy.

Leszek Marek Gołąbiecki

President of the Board, UNIBEP

He has an MEng degree in civil engineering from Białystok University of Technology. From the beginning of his career he was involved in the construction industry, he worked through all career levels — from Contract Manager to Construction Project Director and Vice President of the Management Board of Unibep SA. He worked at Budimex–Unibud SA, Budimex Dromex SA. In 2004, he started working in the company Unibep from Bielsk Podlaski.

 

In June 2014, the decision was taken by the Supervisory Board of Unibep SA to appoint him as President of the Company’s Management Board. He is also a member of supervisory boards of the following companies: Unidevelopment SA and Budrex–Kobi Sp. z o.o. and Unihouse S.A. The President of the Management Board in Unibep PPP Sp. z o.o., and since June 2019 he has been the Vice President of the Management Board in the Polish Cluster of Construction Exporters.

Maciej Bukowski

President of the Board, WiseEuropa

PhD in Economics, Assistant Professor at University of Warsaw. In 2006-2013 President of Institute for Structural Research. Co-author of multiple Polish strategic documents, e.g. Hausner’s Plan, Poland 2030 – Development Challenges, Long-term National Development Strategy (Poland 2030 – Third wave of modernization). Project manager and author of various press commentaries and press articles regarding, among others, macroeconomics, energy policy, innovativeness, pension system and the labor market.

 

WiseEuropa Foundation

 

WiseEuropa is an independent think-tank and research organization based in Warsaw that undertakes a strategic reflection on European politics, foreign policy and economy. The mission of WiseEuropa is to improve the quality of Polish and European policy-making as well as the overall business environment by promoting the use of sound economic and institutional analysis, independent research and evidence-based approach to impact assessment.

www.wise-europa.eu/en

 

Gennadiy Chyzhykov

President,  Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Gennadiy Chyzhykov was born on February 19, 1964 in Donetsk. He graduated from high school with a gold medal, studied at the Donetsk Institute of Trade from 1981 to 1985 at the trade and economic faculty. After completing military service, he worked as an economist in the Trade Organization Department of the Donestk company «Mebli», and from 1987 – at the Donetsk Institute of Trade, where he held the positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Enterprise Economy. In 1992 he defended his Master’s thesis, in some time – a Doctorate with specialty in Foreign Economic Activity. He has over 80 published scientific and nonfiction articles. He completed fellowships at the Bradford School of Business, University College Cork (Ireland), Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (USA). Gennadiy Chyzhykov has contributed to the development of the Chamber movement in Ukraine for over 20 years. From June, 2002 to February, 2014 he was President of the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From February, 2013 Gennadiy Chyzhykov has held the position of President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On May 19, 2015 he was re-elected as President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In this period, the following have been created and founded at the UCCI – a network of Export Support Centers, the National Export Forum, bilateral Business Councils with partners from 30 countries. A number of agreements on cooperation were concluded with partner organizations.

Gennadiy Chyzhykov is fluent in English and French.

Master of Sports in fencing.

Hobby – running.

 

Piotr Małecki

President of the Board, Defence24

The owner of Defence24 – publisher of the largest websites in Poland and Europe that comprehensively deal with security issues. For 20 years associated with the strategic consulting sector for companies from the defence, energy and pharmaceutical industries. Member of the Foundation Board of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute.


Paweł Borys

President of the Board, Polish Development Fund

President Polish Development Fund, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Chairman of the Board of the Polish Economic Institute. Polish economist and manager, specialising in banking, capital market and economic policy.

Halyna Yanchenko

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Secretary in the National Investment Council of Ukraine

Halyna Yanchenko was elected to the Ukrainian Rada in 2019 and is the Deputy Chair of Sluha Narodu Parliamentary fraction (SN / Servant of the People), a centrist, pro-European and anti-corruption Party led by President Zelenskyy. She was number 5 on the electoral list of the party SN. 

 

President Zelensky tapped her to lead government investment efforts. In January 2022 she was appointed as a Secretary in the National Investment Council of Ukraine (a higher advisory body to the President of Ukraine). In addition, she chairs the Temporary Special Commission of the Verkhovna Rada on protection investor rights (TSC) since June, 2020. 

 

The TSC on protection of investors rights operates in two areas. The firsts one is handling business complaints and high-profile cases. The second one addresses sustainable changes in legislation framework (drafting legislation, rules and regulations, etc.) to improve business climate. 

 

Since the establishment of the TSC, it helped to resolve 11 high-profile business cases the total value 15 billion UAH. There were both Ukrainian and international companies that received assistance of the TSC. In particular, Philip Morris (American tobacco manufacturer), Wrigley Ukraine (Ukrainian daughter of US multinational Mars), Amstar (European branch of US real estate investment company), Scania (Swedish truck manufacturer), etc.

 

In the parliament Halyna Yanchenko is the initiator of bills on improvement of property rights and business protection. These bills were passed by a constitutional majority in Ukrainian parliament. 

 

Being a Secretary of National investment Council of Ukraine, she has started an initiative on business loss calculations caused by the large-scale invasion of Russian army to Ukraine. Also, the National Investment Council is working on improving the Public-Private partnership tool as well as negotiation on a working service of investment insurance for foreign investors interested in Ukraine. 

 

Prior to being elected to The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, she leaded the Civil Oversight Council at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. In 2014-2015 she was a member Kyiv city council. 

 

Halyna Yanchenko earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as her first degree. Later she obtained master’s degree in law at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During her high school years, she studied at Wichita Falls High School in Texas for a year.

 

Oleksandr Dombrovskyi

Vice-President of MHP S.A.

Oleksandr Dombrovskyi oversees implementation of ‘green’ technologies within one of the most ecologically responsible businesses in Ukraine – agro-industrial holding MHP S.A.

Mr. Dombrovskyi is one of the founders and the Chairman of the Board of Public Union “Global 100% RE Ukraine”, the largest business association in Ukraine dedicated to promote renewable transition of the Ukrainian economy.

From 1989 to 2002 Oleksandr Dombrovskyi was an entrepreneur, the founder if one of the first IT and engineering companies in Ukraine.

2002 – 2005 – Mayor of Vinnytsia.

2005 – 2010 – Head of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration.

People’s deputy of Ukraine of the 7th and 8th convocations, co-author of 184 bills, Acting Head of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety of the Verkhovna Rada. One of the ideologists and creators of basic energy legislation according to the EU Directives aimed at formation and demonopolization of energy markets, renewable energy and energy efficiency development, eco-innovations implementation and counteraction to climate change.

PhD in Economics.

Andrzej Gantner

Vice-President of the Board, CEO Polish Federation of Food Industry (PFPZ)

dr inż. Andrzej Gantner – Vice President of the Management Board, General Director of the Polish Federation of Food Industry Union of Employers (PFPŻ ZP), Editor-in-chief of the “Food-Lex” quartely, member of the Council of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP), member of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, member of the Committee on Food and Nutrition Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  Andrzej Gantner represents PFPŻ ZP in the largest European organisation of the food industry, Food Drink Europe. For more than 20 years he has been involved in the food economy in the fields of management, marketing, public relations, corporate social responsibility. The author of numerous publications and analyses on the food market and food economy.

Division general Jarosław Gromadziński

Deputy commander for interoperability in the International Team for Assistance to Ukraine

Major General Jarosław Gromadziński comes from Poland. In 1990 he commenced studies at the Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław. Promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant in 1994, he initially served as a Platoon Leader and in subsequent years as a Company Commander and a Battalion Chief of Staff in the 14 Mechanized Brigade in Elblag. After graduating from the National Defense University in Warsaw in 2002, he was appointed to a position of a specialist in the Department of Planning the Development of the Armed Forces (J5) in the General Staff of The Polish Armed Forces.

 

In July 2004 he was deployed with the 3rd rotation of the Polish Military Contingent to Iraq where he led the branch in Command Group, Multinational Division Centre-South. Following the end of the tour, in 2005, he was assigned the role of Mechanized Battalion Commander in the 9 Armored Cavalry Brigade in Braniewo. Two years later, in March 2007, he was deployed with the battalion to the United Nation Disengagement Forces in Syria where he served as the Commander of the Polish Military Contingent. After his return he was appointed a position of the Chief of Staff of the 9 Armored Cavalry Brigade in Braniewo.

 

In July 2008 he took the position of the Chief of the Operational Branch (G-3) at the HQ of the 16 Mechanized Division. While in this position, in November 2008 he was deployed to Iraq where he served as the Chief of Training and Education Synchronization Cell in the NATO Training Mission. In August 2010 he began studies at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. Between 2011 and 2014 he has been serving as the Chief of Land Forces Use and Analysis Division in the Operational Planning Directorate (J3) in the General Staff of The Polish Armed Forces. While holding this post he attended three courses organized in the NATO School in Oberammergau: NATO Crisis Management Course , NATO Crisis Response System Course for Expert and the NATO Senior Officer Policy Course. 

 

In September 2014 he began Postgraduate Studies in Defense Policy at the National Defense University in Warsaw. After graduating he was appointed the position of the main expert of the Armed Forces Operational Planning and Training Directorate (J3/7) in the General Staff of The Polish Armed Forces. In September 2016 he earned a doctorate degree in Social Science (branch Security Studies). In May 2016 he assumed command of the 15th Mechanized Brigade. On the 29th of November 2016 he was appointed to the rank of Brigade General by the President of the Republic of Poland. In April 2017, he became the first Polish commander to integrate an eFP into the 15th Mechanized Brigade. In 2017 participated in Generals, Flag Officers and ambassadors course which held at the NATO Defense College in Rome. In July 2018 he took the position of the Deputy Commander of the 12th Mechanized Division.

 In September 2018 he assumed command of the 18th Mechanized Division. The experience he gained while working with the eFP helped him create the 18th Mechanized Division according to new NATO standards, making the 18th Division the most NATO-compatible. On the 11th of November 2018 he was appointed to the rank of Major General by the President of the Republic of Poland.

As a commander, he prepared the staff of the 18th Mechanized Division for certification, which took place according to CREVAL procedures, so that now the 18th Mechanized Division is ready to operate as intended.

In 2019, he completed The Senior Leaders’ Course held at the Baltic Defence College in Tallinn.

In June 2021, as a commander, he prepared the staff of the 18th Mechanized Division for certification which took place according to CREVAL procedures, so that now the 18th Mechanized Division is ready to operate as intended.

In 2021, he graduated with honors from the postgraduate program Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Cyber Security Management at the Faculty of Cybernetics of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw.

In 2022, he completed Senior Strategic Leadership Programme held at the Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham.

As of August 8, 2022, he was appointed Deputy Commander for Interoperable Affairs in the International Assistance Team for Ukraine.

Beata Daszyńska – Muzyczka

President, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

President of the Management Board since 2016

Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka has been professionally active in the banking sector for over 25 years. From 1994 to 2016 she was employed at Bank Zachodni WBK (currently Santander Bank Polska). She managed many divisions and, among other things, the implementation of strategic projects, such as a new branch model or MiniBank24 electronic banking. She was responsible for the restructuring and optimization of banking processes. She managed the Logistics and Real Estate Division and she was the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of BZ WBK Nieruchomości. She was responsible for the project of transforming the organizational culture “Bank of the New Generation”. She also headed the Business Partnership Division. In 2015, Beata Daszyńska – Muzyczka was appointed the Management Board Member of BZ WBK.

Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka is the 20th president of BGK since the bank was founded almost 100 years ago. Together with other members of the management board, she prepared and implemented a four-year strategy for 2017-2020, which allowed BGK to focus more on the key areas of activity: financing and mobilizing capital for investments, export and enterprise development, supporting sustainable development, as well as efficient distribution of EU funds. Within four years, BGK’s ability to mobilize capital for economic development increased fivefold. Additionally, the bank, while implementing its new strategy, strengthened its activity outside Poland and opened representative offices in London, Brussels, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. More are planned in the United States and Asia.

The bank’s management board has prepared another strategy for 2021-2025. Its business pillars are: sustainable development, social commitment, international cooperation and business. As Beata Daszyńska – Muzyczka says “our ambition is to inspire, show the way, be a leader in sustainable social and economic development programs.”

President Daszyńska-Muzyczka is the originator and initiator of the establishment of the most important financial project in Central and Eastern Europe – the Three Seas Initiative Fund, and since 2019 she has been the chairwoman of its supervisory board. The aim of the Fund is to develop infrastructure in the countries of the Three Seas region by financing transport, energy and digital projects, which will support the integration and economic cohesion of the entire EU.

She is also the originator of the 3W: Water-Hydrogen-Carbon initiative, implemented by BGK. She announced this initiative in August 2021 during the 3W Congress: “Water-Hydrogen-Carbon”, organized for the first time as part of the “4th Development Vision Forum in Gdynia”.

The bank itself has become one of the ten best-rated companies in Poland in the Ranking of Socially Responsible Companies and has won the TOP Employer title four times.

Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka is a member of the College of the President of the Republic of Poland for International Policy, which is part of the President’s International Policy Office.  She is also a member of the Chapter of the Economic Award of the President of the Republic of Poland and the chairwoman of the program council of the Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs. She sits in the board of the Economic Award Forum “Wizja Rozwoju”, the program board of the ICAN Management Review Congress, and the Board of the Medical University in Wrocław.

Honored with many awards, incl. President Lech Kaczyński Promethean Prize, the Bank Manager of the Year 2018 by Gazeta Bankowa, she was also in the Top 10 Polish Managers of Forbes magazine. In 2021 she was recognized by Federacja Przedsiebiorców Polskich as the Economic Personality of the Year 2021. The same year she has been awarded by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana for her contribution to deepening friendly relations with Estonia through her involvement in building the Three Seas Initiative.

A graduate of economic universities with a specialization in corporate finance management and the Advance Leadership Program at the ICAN Institute. She also graduated from the University of Cambridge – Judge Business School.

Privately, an aviation enthusiast, with a diploma of aircraft accessories mechanic. In the process of obtaining a pilot’s license.

 
Maciej Popowski
Acting Director-General in the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission

Ambassador Popowski is a Polish diplomat with 25 years of professional experience. He was director for EU affairs at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time of Poland’s accession negotiations. In 2001-2008 he was Deputy Head of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union. In 2003-2008 he was Poland’s first permanent representative in the EU’s Political and Security Committee. He then joined the European Commission as Director in DG Development focusing on policy coherence, aid effectiveness, financing, relations with other donors and public information. In 2009 he was seconded from the European Commission to become head of cabinet of Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament. From 2011 until 2015 he was Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service. Since 2016 Mr Popowski is Deputy Director-General in the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission.

Inna Khomych

Head of Legal Department, Nova Post

Nova Poshta, the leading company in the express delivery market of Ukraine, carries out cross-board operations across 185 countries and provides international shopping services. It includes postal operator «Nova Poshta LLC», financial institution «Nova Pay LLC», «Nova Poshta Global LLC», «New Post International MLD S.R.L. Moldova» and other companies.     

Inna has been practicing law for almost 25 years. She has experience in both public service and business. In 2014, she received a PhD in law in the field of labor law.

Under Inna’s leadership, Nova Poshta has taken a proactive position in advocating the interests of business and became a reliable partner of the government in the process of harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with European.

While the war forced many companies to stop or suspend their operations in Ukraine, legal work of Nova Poshta continued and became more vital. Nova Poshta has ensured that essential humanitarian and government aid and assistance from individuals overseas reaches out to its destination quickly and in accordance with all legal requirements and compliance rules.

Yuriy Husyev

Chief Executive Officer, UKROBORONPROM

Yuriy HUSYEV Director general of SC “UKROBORONPROM” since 03.12.2020

Education Specialist, Kherson State Technical University, 2002, Finance, Finance Specialist; Master’s Degree, Kyiv National University of Economics, 2002, Enterprise Economics, Master in Project Management and Consulting Passed educative programs at Harvard Kennedy School and the Aspen Institute Kyiv. He graduated as PhD in Economics, Visiting Professor at the Nueva Granada Military University in Colombia.

07.2002 – 11.2008 Gained business experience in Kherson and Kyiv

11.2008 – 07.2009 Director, Pensiya Publishing House CJSC, Kyiv

07.2009 – 10.2011 Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, Kyiv:

Head of the Advisers Unit of the Minister’s Support Department 

(Patronage Service), 

Head of the Investment Policy Unit, Department of the Investment and 

Innovation Policy

Deputy Director – Head of the Instrument for Promotion of Investment 

and Innovation Activities Unit, Investment and Innovation Policy 

Department

10.2011 – 09.2014 Director of the National and Investment Projects Department, State 

Agency of Ukraine for Investments and Management of National 

Projects of Ukraine, Kyiv

09.2014 – 03.2015 Deputy Director – Head of Economic Activity Department, Ministry of 

Defense of Ukraine, Kyiv

03.2015 – 01.2016 Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Kyiv

On this position he initiated and implemented radical reforms in the 

field of national security and defense, one of the authors of the 

“volunteer landing”.

01.2017 – 07.2019 Headquarter of Commercial Bank PrivatBank PJSC, Kyiv:

– Director of Public Relations, 

– Adviser on Relations with Government Institutions

07.2019 – 12.2020 Head of Kherson Regional State Administration, Kherson

12.2020 – currently Director General SC “Ukroboronprom”

Roman Shepelyak

International Affairs Advisor to Governor of Lviv Regional Military and Civil Administration

Higher education, specialist, qualification as an economist with a specialty in business economics, Ivan Franko Lviv State University (1999).

Professional Experience

• 2011 – 2016 Deputy General Director for Economic Affairs of PJSC “Lviv-Avto” (part-time)


• 2003 – 2018 Commercial director of the Ukrainian-German joint venture Automobile House Lviv LLC


• 1999 – 2003 Manager of the joint venture “Automobilny Dim Lviv” LLC

Since November 2018  – Director of the Department of International Technical Assistance and International Cooperation, Lviv Regional State Administration


Language proficiency – French (level B2), Polish (level B2), English (level B2), German (level B2).

Married.

Nazar Bobitski

Director of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers office in Ukraine

Nazar Bobitski is a former Ukrainian diplomat with twenty years of experience in the EU-Ukraine relations, trade diplomacy and export promotion. During his diplomatic career, Nazar was involved in EU-Ukraine political as well as trade and economic relations in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and at the Ukrainian Mission to the EU in Brussels including the position as Deputy Head of Mission – chief of the Mission’s trade and economic section, advising Ukrainian exporters on EU political and regulatory risks. In particular, he was a member of the Ukrainian team in negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and subsequently contributed to the country’s efforts to implement the Agreement by aligning with relevant EU economic legislation. Nazar also held advisory roles to Members of Ukrainian Government on matters of European integration and EU trade relations. 

Currently Nazar Bobitski serves as adviser to the Board of the Polish Union for Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) and acts as the Union’s Ukraine representative. His professional interests cover geopolitical developments around Ukraine and across the wider Europe area, Ukraine’s road toward eventual EU membership, impact of the EU European Green Deal policies on international trade. A graduate of Lviv National University, University of Amsterdam and King’s College, University of London, Nazar is fluent in English, Dutch, Ukrainian, Russian and has a working proficiency of French and Polish. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nazar-bobitski-1a9624/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NazarNbobitski 

Lidia Ozerova

Crop Protection Business Unit Head, Syngenta Ukraine

DoB: October 8, 1980

Hometown: Donetsk, Ukraine. Residence city: Kyiv, Ukraine 

Education & qualifications: 

Donetsk National University

PhD, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, National Academy of Science

 

Employment History:

Syngenta: 

July 2021 till now – Crop Protection Business Unit Head 

Bayer: 

July 2019 – July 2021 range of managerial and leadership positions, including Crop Lead EMEA Bayer 

Crop Science, Basel, Switzerland

Monsanto:

November 2007– July 2019 range of managerial and leadership positions, including General Manager, East Commercial Lead, Monsanto Ukraine

Karol Tofil

Head of International Business and Partnerships Office, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Working at BGK since 2018 when he opened and worked for the first BGK representative office abroad – in Brussels. Currently heading the office for International Business and Parnterships. Before joining BGK (2014-2018) worked as diplomat at the Polish Permanent Representation in  the EU in Brussels where he was dealing with trade and investment policy. In 2011-2014 civil servant at the Ministry of Economy. Graduated from Warsaw University and National School of Public Administration (KSAP).

Boris Shestopalov

Co-owner and CEO, HD-Group

Boris Shestopalov is a Ukrainian agrifood and foodtech entrepreneur, an ideologue of the VOLIA ecosystem, co-founder of the Uparks industrial and technology park management company, co-owner of HD-group (https://hd-group.ua/) and GFS GROUP (https://gfs.com.ua/). 


He is the vice-president of the Ukrainian bakers’ association, a member of the Board of Directors of The Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP) and Union “Millers of Ukraine”, a member of the Family Business Network and CEO Club Ukraine.


Boris is an expert in food industry strategies, foodtech and “future foods”. 


Co-founder of NEWFOOD.MEDIA (https://newfood.media/), a portal about foodtech and the latest food technologies.

Adam Eberhardt

Vice-President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute (WEI)

Vice-President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute. Doctor of political science, expert in international affairs and Eastern European issues. Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for Supporting Reforms in the Republic of Moldova. Co-Chairman of the Polish-Czech Forum under the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland and the Czech Republic. Member of the Foreign Policy College of the President of the Republic of Poland and the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine. Advisor to the President of Ukraine as part of the Group on International Security Guarantees for Ukraine established in 2022. Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) from 2016-2022, and before that Deputy Director of OSW for eight years.

Yaroslav Romanchuk

President of Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland

President of the Ukrainian Business Association in Poland, attorney at law, managing partner of EUCON International Legal Center (Kyiv and Warsaw offices).

Yaroslav Romanchuk focuses on the most complicated issues of corporate and tax law, transfer pricing, commercialization of IP rights objects and tax planning with the use of non-material assets, corporate restructuring and assets protection.

He represents interests of international and national corporations in the most complicated and high profile tax and corporate disputes.

Yaroslav is recommended by the respected legal guides such as Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, Ukrainian Law Firms as a leading national expert in the field of Tax; 

Yaroslav Romanchuk is the winner of the Legal Awards Ukraine 2019 The Best Consel, the winner of the Legal Awards Ukraine 2017 in the nomination The Best Lawyer in Tax Disputes and the winner of the Legal Awards Ukraine 2015 in the nomination The Best Tax Lawyer.

According to the results of researching of the domestic edition of Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients from 2013 to 2017, Yaroslav was ranked among the TOP-5 lawyers in the field of tax law.

Yaroslav participates at legislative processes during draft tax laws creation and improvement; he is n author of numerous publications in Ukrainian and foreign media and regularly participates in various conferences, forums, round tables, workshops in Ukraine and abroad.

Membership and activities:

• Member of the Entrepreneurial Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

• Member of the International Fiscal Association Ukraine;

• Partner of the TPA Global (Amsterdam);

• Board member of the Ukrainian Business Association;

• Head of the Supervisory Board of the Transfer Pricing School

Yurii Benevytskyi
CEO of Nova Poshta Global

Joined the Nova Poshta Group in 2015, taking the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in international division of the group.

 

He was one of the team’s leader that launched international delivery for group.

 

In 2016, Yurii Benevitsky led this international project in separated company as a CEO, Nova Poshta International (which later changed its name to Nova Poshta Global).

 

Yurii has many years of management experience; before joining Nova Poshta, he worked for more than 15 years in global express delivery industry and specialized in international clinical trial logistics.

 

Owns in-depth expertise in global express logistics operation, and customs clearance of various types of shipments.

 

Under the leadership of Yurii Benevitskyi, Nova Poshta Global has become a serious player in the international delivery market. The company offers delivery to and from 185 countries and territories of the world for both people and businesses. It constantly increases delivery volumes, and in 2021 alone, Nova Poshta Global doubled the number of deliveries.

In 2021, to reduce delivery transit time for global delivery and improve service for company’s clients, Yurii took on new challenge by launching cargo Airlines, within the group.

Sergiy Tsivkach

Executive Director, UkraineInvest

Sergiy is Ukrainian and UK qualified commercial lawyer with over 20 years of professional experience. He has acted as advisor on economic and regulatory policy, business transactions and operations, international strategic relations for state, international and private organisations.

Previously held positions of advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, First President of Ukraine, Members of Parliament of Ukraine. Has worked as Chair of the Board of C.A.S.E.S. International (organisation that cooperates with Ukrainian state and business institutions, UN, World Bank, OECD, US FTC, etc).

Co-author of legislation aimed at improvement of the investment climate in Ukraine, author and co-author of over 20 expert recommendations to state authorities on reforming of strategic markets, i.e. energy, chemical, retail, healthcare, forestry, and agricultural sector.

Kateryna Glazkova

Executive Director, Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP)

Since 2016 Kateryna has been a chief executive officer of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs, the largest independent business-association created to protect entrepreneurs’ interests and to form a favourable business-environment in Ukraine.


Before that, Kateryna Glazkova worked as a journalist, editor and chief editor of the leading Ukrainian business media. She started her career as a TV-journalist, and then switched to the print media such as ‘Focus’; she also worked as a Ukrainian Forbes Deputy Editor-in-Chief. From 2011 to 2014 she was the Editor-in-Chief of a financial and economic weekly media ‘Investgazeta’ and managed a ‘Top 100. The Best Top-Managers of Ukraine” ranking project. 


She is a member of the Public Control Council to the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine. Kateryna is also a Council member at the Coalition of Business Communities for the Modernization of Ukraine. She is actively engaged in social activity.

Mauro Longobardo

CEO, Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine)

Officially appointed as CEO of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih from February 18, 2020.

2002 – 2006 – worked for Tenaris (Italy) in the area of quality, technology and product development. 

2006 – 2010 moved to Argentina, where he oversaw different manufacturing sites at the local plant. 

2010 – transferred to Dubai, to the position of Worldwide Coordination Director for OCTG. Worked as Commercial Director and Regional Manager for some prospective countries in the Middle East (Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan). 

2013 to 2015 – joined Chelpipe as deputy CEO for strategy, technology and development in the Russian Federation. 

2015 – 2020 – as Chief Operating Officer joined Interpipe based in Ukraine. 

February 2018 – Mauro Longobardo joined ArcelorMittal Group as Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Jubail. 

February 2020 – Mauro Longobardo appointed Chief Executive Officer of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. 

Mr. Longobardo graduated in Materials Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. He holds the ACE from MIT Sloan School (Boston). He also received accelerated education at International School of Business and Management the AMP from Argentina University (Buenos Aires).

Yulia Svyrydenko

First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economic Develoment and Trade of Ukraine

She graduated with honors from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics and received a master’s degree in “Antitrust Management”.

She started her career in 2008 in the private sector. Since 2015, she has worked in senior positions in the Chernihiv Regional State Administration: she headed the Department of Economic Development,she held the position of First Deputy Chairman of the Chernihiv Regional State Administration, and from July to December 2018 she served as Chairman of the Regional State Administration.

In September 2019, she was appointed Deputy Minister, and from July 2020 – First Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine on December 22, 2020, she was appointed Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

On November 4, 2021, she was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine.

Awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Olga Romanenko

CEO, Ecopan 

Was born March 10 in 1984 in the village of Mala Racha, Zhytomyr region. While studying at university of Construction and Architecture, was also working as geodesist and geoinformatics engineer at Science Institution of Geodesy and Mapping. 

After graduation from the University in Kyiv, received a scholarship for the Master programme in Real Estate management at Royal Technological University in Stockholm. After studies in Sweden, came back to Kyiv in 2007 and worked as a project manager in construction company. 

Since 2013 has a position of CEO in own producing construction company Ecopan. The main specifics of business- innovative construction and engineering projects in sphere of energy efficiency. A wide range of completed projects in Ukraine, Western Europe, Kazakhstan and Cyprus. First autonomous cottage village in the world, first autonomous trading center in harsh continental climate, administrative and industrial projects of Energy+ class – are in the portfolio of Olga’s team. 

Since 2021 is a co-head of the building committee in Ukrainian Entrepreneurs Association (SUP). 

The outstanding feature – ability to set up businesses and dream teams. 

Speak fluent English, and basic German. 

Hobbies – paddling, philosophy.

Alexander Romanishyn

Partner w ISE Corporate Accelerator & Venture Capital Firm


• Top Executive and Policy Maker with over 15 years of public and business administration. 

• Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, 2020-2021

• Experienced in strategy consulting, digital transformation, and public policy.


Alexander led M&A and Corporate Finance practice in the CEE region for 15 years in such companies as EY, Volwest Group, Midland Group. He was the head of the World Bank’s private sector development project in Ukraine. Alexander has over 10 successfully completed cross-border M&A deals in fintech, agrifood, alternative energy, retail, FMCG, e-commerce and other sectors. In particular, he structured transactions with Unilever, Food Union, Axzon Group, Dan Farm, Treeum Holding, and other big and middle-sized corporates in the region as well as PE and VC funds like ADM Capital, Dragon Capital, Abris Capital, IFC, EBRD and others.


Before his appointment to the Ministry of Economy, Mr Romanishyn was an Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation and an expert and a member of the tender commission of the Ukrainian Startup Fund. 


Membership 

• Member of the Supervisory Board & Mentor at ISE Corporate Accelerator and VC firm.  

ISE is focusing on business development through setting partnerships between corporations and startups, attracting new clients for B2B and B2C startups, and preparing startups for fundraising. ISE operates in Ukraine, Poland, and the UK. ISE’s mentors come from the major ecosystems including London, Dublin, Warsaw, Kyiv, Berlin, Palo Altо, New York.

• Member of the National Council for the Recovery of Ukraine from the War, from 2022

• Member of the Supervisory Board at UVCA – Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association http://uvca.eu/en, from 2018 till 2020

• USF – Ukrainian Startup Fund https://usf.com.ua, from 2019 

Expert and member of the Tender Committee

• Cooperation Fund Foundation (Poland) https://cofund.org.pl, from 2018 

Mentor and expert of the Polish-Ukrainian Start-up Bridge and Kyiv Tech Hub


Mr Romanishyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and a Master of Finance from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Yelyzaveta Yasko

Member of  Parliament of Ukraine, Member of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs, Parliament of Ukraine

Yelyzaveta Yasko is a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and founder of Yellow Blue Strategy NGO that is currently focused on raising funds for Ukraine Recovery.


Yelyzaveta is also a member of the Ukrainian delegation at the Parliamentary  Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and co-rapporteur of the human rights monitoring situation in France on behalf of the Monitoring Committee at PACE. 

In parliamentary work her focus has been on protecting territorial integrity and national security issues, fostering economic reforms, and to foster de-occupation of Crimea and Donbass. Now Lisa works to help to raise funds for Ukrainian Recovery, military aid and advocate for the new European reality without any aggressor.

Founder of the dialogue platform “Ukraine 603.7 Forum” across Ukraine that aims to produce regional and national solutions to ensure human security and national security in Ukraine. Producer of the TV project “How Ukraine Sounds” aimed to demonstrate cultural diversity of different regions of Ukraine.          

Yelyzaveta is the first Ukrainian who graduated from Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (Master of Public Policy) and has more than 10 years of experience of advocating Ukraine through public diplomacy projects abroad including those who received international awards such as Cannes Lions, Sabre and others. She also had degrees in Political Science at Kyiv National University of Taras Schevchenko and Lomonosov State University in Moscow.

Ms Yasko is a founder of Yellow Blue Strategy NGO (https://www.yellowbluestrategy.com), producer of documentary films about Crimea and history of KGB (Clover Films) for Aljazeera, ZDF, ARTE. Lisa has worked at the Department of Culture, Digital, Media and Sports (UK, 2017), Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Stratcom team at Presidential Administration of Ukraine, CFC Consulting Company (2014-2016).