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YouliaWOLFRAM REHBOCK
Attorney-at-law + Mediator
Kyiv-Berlin


I am admitted to the German bar since 1999, specialized in corporate and tax law, with presence in the CIS region since 2001.
Working in Ukraine since 2002 I have gained experience in cross-border trade relations and investments.
Besides general legal issues I am specialized in energy, infrastructure and EU matters.

In addition to my business activities I had been initiator, member and board member of several non-profit organizations:

  • The Society of German and Ukrainian Lawyers;

  • The European-Ukrainian Energy Agency;

  • The German Business Club in Ukraine.

Currently I am chairing the German Bar Association in Ukraine (DAV Ukraine). DAV Ukraine is a sister organization of the German Bar Association (DAV)
which comprises approximately 66.000 German lawyers, i.e. 1/3 of the German advocacy.

Practice areas: corporate law, international taxation, international arbitration, energy, infrastructure and PPP, EU law

Languages: German, Russian, English

YouliaMARTA BARANDIY
Ph.D. in European Economic Law and International Law
Brussels


I am a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Saarland, Germany. My specializations are European Economic Law and International Law. I have working experience in European Parliament, governmental institutions, international law firm in Munich and Kyiv, and international transport company in Ghent. Currently I am chairing a Brussels-based non-profit organization Promote Ukraine.

In this role I have initiated and organized several conferences, meetings, round-tables; participated in business forum as representative of Ukrainian SMEs; started a project Promote Ukraine B2B to facilitate cross-border activities of European and Ukrainian companies.

Languages:Ukrainian, Russian, English, German, Dutch, French

YouliaMIKHEIL DIDEBULIDZE
Lawyer/Economist
Bologna-Kyiv-Tbilisi


My educational background is in International Law (B.Sc) followed by a master degree in innovation development and changes in economy. Since 2010 I have been working as a consultant in energy and infrastructure development projects in Italy for “Nomisma Energia”, with active presence in the CIS region, especially in Georgia and Ukraine.

Being a member of “The Reference & Business Intelligence Club” (RBIC, Switzerland), an independent non-governmental and self-regulating association, focusing on international business development, I can fall back on members and partners of RBIC with business development in new foreign markets while using their knowledge, «know-how» and services to establish new ventures for my clients internationally.Currently I am concentrating on business development for Italian companies in Ukraine and vice versa.

Additionally, I advise on energy efficiency, renewable energies, conduct energy audits and design power supply solutions for industry, public and private sector.

Languages:Georgian, Italian, English, Russian

YouliaEVGENIY DUDKIN
Economist, FMCG
Kyiv


I have been working in launch, sales and development of FMCG products since 2000. My professional experience deals with all trade channels, including all-Ukrainian trade chains (ATB, Furshet, Eko market, Velika Kysheniya, Silpo, Fora, Expansiya), international trade chains (Metro, Billa, Auchan), distributors, markets and local clients.

My brand portfolio covers food and non-food products, including but not limited to chewing gum (Stimorol), juice (Sandora), grocery (Unilever), mobile connection (Kyivstar), cosmetics (Henkel), pet food & nutrition (Nestle), confectionary (Zhitomirsi Lasoshchi/ ZhL — national producer).

I developed and launched sales, merchandizing and promo consulting teams in-house and for distributors.

Currently, I work as an independent Sales and Promotion Consultant for Modern Trade.

Languages:Ukrainian, Russian, English

YouliaDR. OEC. RENATE ERAS
Economist/EU-Fundraiser
Berlin


I am an independent EU fundraiser working in this field since 1993. During this period I was directly involved in over 50 major and successfully funded European projects.
Besides I work as an EU-lecturer for European policy (especially with the new member states and candidates in East Europe).

My services comprise:

  • analyzing of EU programs and funds according to the client’s business project;

  • holding thematic seminars, workshops for specific EU programs and funds;

  • consulting and training for application teams in organizations, companies, institutions to successfully participate in EU programs and funds;

  • composing of proposals (DE, ENG, RU) to successfully participate in EU-call for proposals and/or EU-tenders.

I’m member of the European Fundraising Association:https://eu-fundraising.eu/.

Languages:German, Russian, English

YouliaDIRK FELSKE
Management Consultant/MBA
Kyiv-Frankfurt


Having started my banking career in Deutsche Bank in 1991, I have been advising International Financial Institutions in various programs related to financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for more than 20 years. The EBRD Russia Small Business Fund, the European Fund for Southeast Europe, the EBRD Turkey Agriculture Finance Facility and the German Ukrainian Fund are institutions were I held senior project manager positions in SME-focused support programs.

I also coordinated the design and build-up of SME financing units in a number of leading private and state-owned banks in Ukraine, the Balkans, Russia and Turkey.

In addition, I designed and oversaw implementation of value chain development projects for agri-businesses and businesses of the wood and metal processing sectors.

Based on my comprehensive expertise in Germany and Eastern Europe, I support Ukrainian and European SMEs in strategy development, project development, business planning, enterprise’ restructuring, identifying German/EU/Ukrainian cooperation partners, developing strategies to enter the German/EU/Ukrainian markets, designing and implementing tailor-made financing structures.

Languages:German, English, Russian, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian

YouliaIRYNA FILENKO
Ph.D. in International Relations
Marketing PR specialist
Munich-Kyiv


Having over 15 years of experience in marketing & PR technologies I contributed to export programs for many Ukrainian brands. I organized various projects and information campaigns on international markets, for example, IPO, road shows etc.
My core competences include crisis communications, development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies, establishing a solid reputation of a brand or a company.

My experience also comprises IR and GR projects, reputational audit and efficiency evaluation.I have a PhD from the Diplomatic Academy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine) with the thesis on international relations.

I am among Top-20 experts on the Ukrainian communications market (MMR). I am author of numerous publications and training programs, speaker at conferences and other events.Since 1999 I have been managing my own Marketing & PR Company. In addition, I am responsible for the interaction with the Chamber of Commerce of Ukraine and its foreign missions.

 

Languages:Ukrainian, Russian, English

YouliaANDRIY KHOLODYAN
Attorney-at-law, L.L.M.
Kyiv


I am an attorney specializing in different areas of law. I have more than 15 years’ experience of practicing law in a wide variety of industries, such as Energy, Automotive, Retail, Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Finance, Agriculture and FMCG. My practice involves advising and representing international clients in Ukraine as well as providing legal services for local clients abroad.

I graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of L’viv and the University of Cologne.

Practice areas: mergers & acquisitions and corporate law, antitrust and competition law, banking and financial law, bankruptcy law, intellectual property, tax and customs, international arbitration, dispute resolution.

Languages:Ukrainian, Russian, English, German

YouliaANTONIA KUKSOVA

Economist

Stuttgart-Frankfurt

I am Ukrainian and I have been live in Germany since 2003. With my experience as a strategic purchase manager in the energy sector of sugar industry I have founded VERESConsulting in 2014. I work as a mediator and seminar trainer for purchasing and other business topics with German companies and German universities.

I am offering Ukrainian companies:

Business consulting for Ukrainian companies regarding cooperation with German companies;

  • matchmaking between German and Ukrainian companies in different branches of industry;

  • practical knowledge exchange between German and Ukrainian companies;

  • knowledge transfer of German and international business approaches and business tools to Ukrainian companies and Ukrainian universities (trainings, lectures).

I’m involved in planning and implementation of international projects on current political and economic themes and international education. With my business network I help to foster international projects by bringing together decision makers from business, experts and the interested public in various formats such as conferences, roundtables and study groups.As a professional international trainer I’m under contract with the Association Materials Management Purchasing und Logistics e.V. (BME Academy) and the BGG Vocational Training Unit Georgsmarienhutte GmbH and I am a guest lecturer at some German universities.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German, English, French

YouliaOLGA LUCHKA

Lawyer

Kyiv

I graduated with a law degree from Ivan Franko Lviv National University (LL.M), completed SIDA international training program “Strategic Business Management” in Stockholm and an educational program of the Kyiv School of Economics “Agrolady”.

My main specialization is agricultural law: I provide legal support for my family-owned company, legal expertise in export and certification for other medium and big agribusinesses.

In addition to my main specialty, I have experience in consulting international law firms on corporate law issues, I have legal expertise in IP law and human rights law issues within NGO and public sector projects.

Currently I am consulting the following organizations:

Rural Development Center

  • Network of Centers of legal information and consulting “Legal space”

  • Independent media union of Ukraine

Practice areas: agriculture, corporate law, IP, human rights

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Olga LysakOLGA LYSAK

Economist

Hamburg

I obtained master degrees in international economic relations both from University of Lviv (Ukraine) and University of Bremen (Germany). After graduating I have been working in the field of international marketing in the German dental industry. Afterwards I moved to project development and management, mainly in the German-Ukrainian construction industry. I have been assisting several well-known German companies while their expansion to the Ukrainian market.
2009 I founded my own company OK-Interservice. The firm addresses both cross-border e-commerce and consultancy of German and Ukrainian companies on their entrance to Ukrainian or German market respectively.
As a result of my involvement in the BIOPROM program of the German Ministry of Environment I gathered valuable experience and knowledge in renewable energy technologies (especially biogas) and financing procedures involving IFI’s.
Thus, I advise on market access, cross-border trade including e-commerce, investments and renewable energies.

 

Languages:Ukrainian, German, English, Polish, Russian

Olga LysakOLGA MELNYCHENKO

Business Consultant/ International Relations

Vienna

My educational background is Economics and International Relations at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and Agriculture at the University of Lugansk (Ukraine). As a consultant I have a long-term cooperation with the German Farmers Association which is the head organization of German agriculture and forestry.
In addition to my self-employment I am working for a tax and business consulting firm (Austria) with special emphasis on CIS countries and close cooperation with Russian-speaking entrepreneurs.

I offer support and expertise in the following spheres:

• Company registration and incorporation in Austria;
• Account opening in commercial and private banks;
• Tax advice, tax optimization and accounting for companies and individuals;
• Investment consultancy;
• Residence permit for individuals and families;
• Market research & analyses.

 

Languages:Russian, Ukrainian, German, English

YouliaELENA MOROZ

Lawyer

Hamburg

I am Master in European Legal Studies and have a Master Diploma in International Economics. I work with international trade and specialize in cross-border trade between the European Union and Eastern European countries.My work as a consultant is mainly aimed at Ukrainian companies eager to sell their products in Germany or in the European Union. I am specialized in developing export strategies, market analysis, product presentations, finding business partners and representing companies in EU countries on a permanent basis or at trade fairs and exhibitions

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German, English

YouliaANDRE PILLING

Business Administrator

Specialist in Food, Retail Sustainability

Hamburg

I am the CEO of ECO Viva GmbH. Before the founding of Eco Viva I have successfully worked on various management positions in small and medium enterprises in the implementation of new products and product range concepts. I gained my general expertise in the FMCG sector by several years’ experience as central buyer in the headquarters of leading German retail chains, export manager in the food industry and the creation of sustainable start-ups (National Fair Trade Award 2010).

I share my experience from a holistic point of view in international trade projects paying attention to sustainable aspects (e.g. organic products, corporate social responsibility). Both in questions of classical product development as well as in creative marketing orientation I work as a trade expert with a focus on food. For sales activities I benefit from my broad network and the understanding of all processes of integrated supply-chains which helps companies selling to the German market avoiding risks and costs.

I am a past-member of Rotaract-Club Hamburg-Altona

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Dmytro Romets, PhD

Economist in Agribusiness & Renewable Energy

Munich

Having obtained an MBA in international management in Germany in 2013, I completed my studies with PhD degree in economics at the Technical University of Munich in the field of renewable energy investments
in 2016. In the course of my PhD I analysed investments in sustainable energy and energy efficiency in Ukraine´s agricultural sector and built a network of senior managers of leading Ukrainian agroholdings.
Since 2009 I have been gaining practical experience as economist and market analyst in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and agribusiness in Germany, Switzerland and Ukraine. In addition,
I have worked for over two years as investment analyst at the investment bank DEG Germany (Cologne) in the field of agribusiness and renewable energy projects and at the commercial Bank SEB Sweden (Kyiv)
as consultant for business and private clients.
Based on my expertise, I support the Ukrainian and European agribusiness companies in:

  • Business development strategies to enter the German/EU/Ukrainian markets;

  • Project management in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency;

  • Management consulting in investment analysis, financing modelling and marketing campaigns.

Practical areas: financial analysis, market expertise/research, renewable energy, agricultural economics

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German

YouliaELENA SAPKO

Tax Advisor

Kyiv

I have Master’s degree in Finance and in International Economic Law from the Kyiv National Economic University. I have 18 years of professional experience (12 of them with KPMG in Ukraine) in providing consulting services to multinational and local companies on a broad range of tax and legal issues relating to Ukraine, including:

  • corporate profit tax, VAT, personal income tax, taxation of private entrepreneurs;

  • taxation of cross-border transactions;

  • planning of international assignments and addressing cross-border tax issues to reduce the tax impact and avoid double taxation on employment income;

  • structuring and taxation of employee long-term incentives plans, including employee stock options at multinational entities.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

YouliaALEXANDER SICKERT

Economist (IT)

Kyiv

I’m an IT manager with a Master of Science in Management and Finance with an additional MBA degree. Since 1996 I am working in the IT industry. Initially I worked as a freelancer for several well-known management consulting companies as data analyst.
Becoming a Java developer I started working in the investment banking department of UniCredit in Munich. Since 2011 I am located in Ukraine.

At the company Ciklum I managed the turnaround of a business line that was providing IT outsourcing services with a workforce of 300 people. The ISO 9001 certification process at Ciklum was part of my personal achievements.

My special field of interest is managing the productivity of software development teams in a sustainable and holistic way where I apply concepts of Agile, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, ISO-9001 and various Human Resource methodologies to drive motivation, organizational culture et cetera.

Insofar I offer:

  • cbig data and data analytics;

  • outsourcing and out-staffing services for international IT industry in Ukraine;

  • due diligence of software development processes of target companies.

Languages: German, English, Russian, Italian

YouliaNADIIA SPIVAK

Lawyer

Dnipropetrovs’k

I have been practicing law since my graduation from Dnipropetrovs’k National University in 2002. During my career I worked as an in-house lawyer for big companies operating in insurance, consulting, chemical production and rail transportation. I also obtained my master degree from the University of Sussex (UK) in 2010 with specialization in international trade law and, particularly, EU competition law.

I provide legal advice on organizing and running business in Ukraine, interacting with public authorities and controlling bodies. With a wide experience I represent clients in commercial and public disputes.

Practice areas: medical law (including clinical trials), contract law, renewable energy, competition and budget law.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Katerina-TimchenkoKATERYNA TIMCHENKO

Attorney-at-law

Kyiv

As corporate lawyer I have experience in working for large international IT and telecommunication companies and as a Senior Consultant for the ‘Big Four’ company KPMG. I am well versed in corporate and tax law. My key expertise includes drafting contracts of different complexity for internationally operating clients with regard to international taxation and transfer pricing requirements.

Practice areas:commercial law, corporate law, tax law, IT, telecommunications

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish

Dietrich-TreisDIETRICH TREIS

Agribusiness Consultant

Kyiv – Berlin

After working for several years in CIS for the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery I started my career as a consultant in Ukraine. First I worked as a manager of a project of the German Ministry of Agriculture and since 2005 I am an independent consultant. My core activities are farm setup, farm reorganization and farm evaluation.
I offer professional advice on setting up farms in Ukraine, develop agricultural business strategies and farm reorganization particularly for foreign investors coming to Ukraine. Further I provide interim management and evaluation of farms, including land quality, economic viability, farm equipment, buildings and infrastructure.
For agricultural business looking at Ukraine as a new market opportunity I offer market research and consulting during the procedure of market entry, too.

 

 

Languages: German, Ukrainian, Russian, English

YouliaELENA VLASIUK

Engineer/Economist

Kyiv-Krakow

I’ve got my master degree in environment and heat engineering and, additionally, in international economics. My professional track record is based on a strong scientific, technological and research background which, together with economical knowledge, allow me to efficiently assess, plan, design, manage and advice industrial start-up and developing projects, in particular, in metal, chemical and construction industry.

I founded my own consulting company in 2007; it’s focused on B2B services, including support and promotion of the companies and their products at CIS and EU markets. My special experience comprises REACH & CLP regulations along with other technical “barrier” issues and, also, EU-funding for the investment into, and development of, industrial projects.

Besides, I had been initiator, board member and general adviser of the following NGOs:

 

  • Ukrainian Association of the ferroalloys and other electrometallurgical products manufacturers (UkrFA);

  • Ukrainian Association of the Steel Producers (UkrMet);

  • National REACH Coordination and Consulting Center;

  • Ukrainian Energy and Energy Efficiency Association.

Currently, I am establishing the International Industrial Technologies and Equipment Producers Association with offices in Kiev and Krakow.

In addition to the experience and services above, I offer project management, investment and business consulting.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English

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