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 a 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 obtained a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations (magna cum laude) from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.


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 of 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.

From 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 Tallinn Technical University, where he teaches various finance courses at bachelors and masters level.

Pavlo holds a master’s degree in finance from 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.

Andrei Kirilenko 

Andrei Kirilenko is a Professor at Cambridge Business School and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Also he was a Professor of Finance at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School (London). Before that, he was a 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.

Dariia Mykhailyshyna

Daria is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Bologna. Daria worked as an economist at the Centre for Economic Strategy, where she led a research team in the area of human capital policy. Daria researched populism, Russia’s economic presence in Ukraine, and other topics.

Dariia holds an MSc degree in Economic Policy from University College London (UCL) and a BSc degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, with Economics major from the University of Warwick.