Andriy Boytsun 

Andriy Boytsun has over 15 years of experience in scientific research and public policy analysis. From 2000, Andriy worked as an Assistant and later as Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), where he did research on corporate governance and taught courses in management.

Before joining CES, Andriy was a Corporate Governance Adviser to the CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, the country’s largest company.

He is also a member of the organising team of the annual conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and an active contributor to the Belgian mass media on Ukraine-related issues.

Andriy holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Previously, he had obtained a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations (magna cum laude) from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Olena Bilan 

Olena Bilan has more than ten years’ experience in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting. Olena was named a top-three analyst in the Ukrainian financial market in the Thomson Reuters Extel survey of global institutional investors in 2013 and 2014.

Olena has been Chief Economist at Ukraine’s leading investment bank Dragon Capital since 2009, where she leads macroeconomic forecasting and analysis of economic developments and credit and currency markets. Previously Olena worked at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, a leading Ukrainian think tank, and investment fund SigmaBleyzer.
In 2002, Olena received a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Economics Education and Research Consortium program at the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (currently the Kyiv School of Economics) and a degree in Computer Science from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Pavlo Illiashenko

Pavlo Illiashenko has more than 10 years’ experience in financial and economic analysis. During these years, Pavlo was mainly involved in financial market research and asset management, first as an equity research analyst and later as head research and asset management at one of Ukraine’s leading investment banks. In 2014-2015, Pavlo was a member of the team consultants working on the transformation strategy for the Naftogaz and the reform of the Ukrainian natural gas market.
Since 2010 to 2016 he was a member of the Ukrainian Stock Exchange index committee. Since 2017, Pavlo holds a lecturer position at the School of Business and Governance at the Tallinn Technical University, where he teaches various finance courses at the bachelor and master level.

Pavlo holds a master’s degree in finance from the Kyiv National Economic University. Since 2015, Pavlo enrolled in the doctoral program at the Tallinn University of Technology School of Business and Governance, where he explores the link between national culture and risk-taking behavior of investors and banks’ executives, as well as financial decision-making of households.

Pavlo Kukhta 

Pavlo is Deputy Head at Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukraine Reforms.

In 2012-2015 he worked in the sphere of government relations and policy analysis as Counsel at Kesarev Consulting. Since 2009, Pavlo has been engaged in economic journalism, writing for prominent Ukrainian and Russian magazines and running one of the first economic blogs in Ukraine. Pavlo Kukhta started working as a private trader in 2007, managing assets and providing analysis of global financial markets.

Pavlo holds a degree in computer science from “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

Andrei Kirilenko 

Andrei Kirilenko is a Professor of Finance at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School (London). Prior to that, he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at MIT Sloan and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy.

During the global financial crisis, Andrei served as chief economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which regulates the derivatives market. In this role he was a part of the team which overcame the negative ramifications of the crisis on global markets.

Before joining the CFTC, he spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues.
Andrei Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.

Roman Sulzhyk  

Roman has over 20 years of experience in international capital markets. From April 2012, Roman worked as Chief Risk Officer of the Moscow Exchange Derivatives Market. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as a director of the rates trading department at Deutsche Bank in Moscow. From 2000 to 2008 Roman worked at JP Morgan Chase in New York and London as a Vice President where he took part in the development of risk management and derivatives trading at the bank. In 1995-2000 Roman worked in the IT-departments of a number of technology companies in New York.

Roman obtained an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and also studied Computer Science & Mathematics at Leeds University.