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Hlib Vyshlinsky, executive director

Responsible for general management of CES and its external relations.

In December 2015, Hlib was elected as a member of the Council of the “Reanimation Package of Reforms” civic platform. In November 2016 he was re-elected as a member of the Council of the RPR. Since July 2017 Hlib is a Co-Chairman of the RPR Board.

Professional experience
Hlib Vyshlinsky has over 20 years of experience in economic analysis and research.

From 2010 to April 2015, Hlib was Deputy Director at GfK Ukraine, the country’s leading marketing research agency. He worked at GfK Ukraine since 2003. Prior to that, during 1997-2003 he was Senior Economist, Publications Director and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Policy Studies. Hlib began his career as an economic journalist and editor, working in different mass media during 1993-1998.

Education
Hlib obtained a Master’s degree in Management from the National Technical University of Ukraine, the “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Maria Repko, deputy director

Responsible for research coordination in public policy areas focused on providing macroeconomic stability (in particular, monetary and fiscal policy, as well as policy regarding financial sector).

Professional experience
From 2006 to 2013 for several years Maria worked as an analyst at the investment company Troika Dialog Ukraine, where she was responsible for conducting company research and strategy on credit markets. Also she worked as a director of analytical department at Empire State Capital Partners and at the managing branch for large group of companies, where she managed shareholders’ investments on the foreign capital markets (2014-2015).

Education
Maria holds Master’s degree in Management from the Kyiv National University of Economics and Master’s degree in Finance from the Ukrainian Institute of Stock Market Development.

Oksana Klymenko, communications director

Responsible for the development and implementation of CES communications strategy aimed at forming public support for carrying out reforms in Ukraine.

Professional experience
Oksana has over 15 years of experience in communications.

From 2013 to 2015 she was engaged in the reorganization of the Department of Internal and External Communications of Ukrtelecom PJSC (Kiev, Ukraine). In 2011 she organized the crisis information support during the corporate conflict in the Kyrgyz telecom industry (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic). From 2009 to 2010, she led the analytical group that advised the country leadership and national authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan on communication issues. Among other issues, she was responsible for developing recommendations on prompt reputational and crisis responses (Astana, Kazakhstan). From 2006 to 2009 she was responsible for corporate communications at the industrial enterprise “Donetskkoks” (Donetsk, Ukraine). In 2008, she worked as the deputy director of the media company “Ukraine Today” (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Also, during 2005-2017 she worked for PR-agencies and private clients, providing crisis consulting to financial and industrial holding companies and enterprises. Her responsibilities covered all communications-related areas – strategic planning, development and implementation of crisis communications programs and PR-strategies, reputation analysis, management of communications on behalf of customer companies and individuals, conducting communication trainings.

Education
Oksana holds Master of Economics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

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    Natalia Best, director of educational programs, senior economist

    Responsible for coordinating educational initiatives supported by CES

    Professional experience
    Has over 15 years of combined professional experience in private equity and corporate finance. Most recently, served as a Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius (2015-16). Prior positions include working as a Chief Financial Officer of Lycée Francais Anne de Kiev (2014-15), Vice President at Horizon Capital (2006-07), and Investment Manager at Western NIS Enterprise Fund (1998-2006), among others.

    Education
    Received a Master of Business Administration degree in Investment Management from the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance (summa cum laude) from West Texas A&M University.

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      Iryna Piontkivska, senior economist

      Works in the team responsible for research of public policy focused on providing macroeconomic stability.

      Professional experience
      From 2005 to 2013 Iryna worked as an economist at the investment company Troika Dialog Ukraine, where she was responsible for macroeconomic research and monitoring of Ukrainian economic development. She also has a work experience as an economist at the non-government organization Bleyzer Foundation (from 2003 to 2005).

      Education
      Iryna holds Master’s degree in Economics from Economics Education and Research Consortium (now Kyiv School of Economics) at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

      Dmytro Yablonovsky, senior economist

      Works in the team responsible for conducting research on natural monopolies, competition and state ownership.

      Professional experience
      From 2004 to 2016 worked at GfK Ukraine where he was responsible for financial research. During 2003-2004 worked as financial analyst in Maersk Sealand.

      Education
      Dmytro holds Master’s degree in Economics from Economics Education and Research Consortium (now Kyiv School of Economics) at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

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        Olexandr Kashko, economist

        Works in the team responsible for research of public policy focused on providing macroeconomic stability.

        Professional experience
        During 2014-2015 Olexandr worked as a quantitative research analyst at “Ferrero”, where he was responsible for writing analytical reports covering different areas as well as development and implementation of new business processes. Also, he has a work experience as a risk analyst at Alfa Bank, where he looked after the quality of loan portfolio and was responsible for writing analytical reports.

        Education
        Olexandr holds Master’s degree in Economics from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

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        Yulia Ruda, economist

        Works in the team responsible for research of public policy focused on providing macroeconomic stability.

        Professional experience
        From 2014 to October 2015 Yulia worked as an expert in Alfa Bank Ukraine, where she was responsible for forecasting the KPIs of the credit collection department as well as development of economic and mathematical models for planning.

        Education
        Yulia obtained a Master’s degree in Economic Cybernetics from the National University of Ostroh Academy.

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          Artem Zakharov, junior economist

          Works in the team responsible for conducting research on natural monopolies and competition.

          Professional experience
          Artem completed several internships at Ukrainian financial and industrial companies. Also, he worked at trading company in London.

          Education
          Artem holds Master’s degree in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol (UK).

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          Oleksii Hamaniuk, junior economist

          Works in the team responsible for research of public policy focused on providing macroeconomic stability.

          Professional experience
          In 2016 worked as an assistant in the KSE Alumni Association.
          In 2015-2016 years was a member of the Student Council and the Academic Council of the Kyiv-Mohyla academy.

          Education
          Oleksii holds the Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Currently he is getting the Master’s degree in the Kyiv School of Economics.

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            Nadiya Vorona, digital communications manager

            Responsible for providing administrative support and assisting in communication activities.

            Professional experience
            Previously worked as an office administrator at Acorn Language Centre.

            Education
            Nadiya is studying advertising and public relations at the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics.

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