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Serhii Moliboh (Switzerland)

Serhii Moliboh (Switzerland)

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Presentation topic:
The future of international tax planning – where the border of legality will be?

Serhii is a senior manager at PwC Switzerland (International Private Clients), engaged primarily in providing international tax structuring services for High Net Worth Individuals. He specialises in taxation, advising both domestic and international corporate clients and entrepreneurs in national or international tax matters, including both legal and economic aspects.

Before joining PwC, Serhii worked for Baker & McKenzie, Deloitte, KPMG and BDO.

Serhii holds a Master Degree in Law (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine), LLM in Tax (Queen Mary, University of London, UK), ADIT (The Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK) and MBA (Steinbeis University Berlin, Germany), and is a certified attorney-at-law in Ukraine.

www.pwc.ch

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Sergey Bezborodov (Switzerland)

Sergey Bezborodov (Switzerland)

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Presentation topic:
The future of international tax planning – where the border of legality will be?

Sergey is a partner at PwC Switzerland (International Private Clients), having 16 years of private & corporate tax advisory experience focusing mainly on developing markets such as Russia, CIS, China, Turkey, and LATAM. Currently, he leads the International Private Clients Tax & Legal Services team, comprising of multi-national tax experts at PwC Switzerland. Sergey assists UHNWI and Family Offices with transitioning to tax compliant structures and in setting up sustainable private and business structures, and also has a vast practical experience with controlled foreign company rules in several jurisdictions.

Sergey is a graduate of Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), and has LLM in International Tax from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

www.pwc.ch

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Ekaterina Mavrenkova (Switzerland)

Ekaterina Mavrenkova (Switzerland)

Henley & Partners Switzerland AG
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

Ekaterina Mavrenkova represents Henley & Partners Switzerland AG, Zurich, Switzerland, that deals with the planning of residence and citizenship for High Net Worth Individuals from all over the world. Prior to joining Henley & Partners, Mrs Mavrenkova worked for a long time in various managerial positions in the international group of companies ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), which is one of the leading manufacturers of power equipment and technologies for electric power, transport, infrastructure and automation of production, as well as in the Swiss electrical company Landis & Gyr. Ekaterina Mavrenkova’s sphere of competence includes business development, advising clients interested in obtaining citizenship by investment or residence permits in Europe and other world countries.

Henley & Partners Switzerland AG
www.henleyglobal.com

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Milan Cimbolinec (Hungary)

Milan Cimbolinec (Hungary)

Discus Holdings
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

One of the owners of the Discus Holdings group of companies and its first vice-president. He is responsible for the company’s development and its operations in the CIS countries and in the USA.

With over ten years of experience working with private clients in the CIS countries, Milan has become one of the most sought-after experts in the tax-planning field and in helping clients plan their private lives.

In the professional sphere he wages an active fight to ensure that the market for providing services and pricing remain transparent, and he is guided by the principle of a customer-centered approach.

In the period since 2013 he has made the company the strongest, most powerful player in Russia’s investment immigration market and one of the most attractive immigration firms in the European market and in Turkey.

Milan and his clients are ever seeking quiet, peaceful, and safe environments. The company’s development has therefore targeted the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere.

At the present time, Milan is actively working to expand the business in the USA and in Latin American countries.

Europe remains a fundamental space for the company, but to ensure its clients’ confidentiality and security in light of recent Europe-wide decisions, the center of the company’s activity has focused on one of the few remaining safe harbors on the map.

After all, clients’ confidentiality and security is a fundamental value that both Milan and the entire Discus Holdings group uphold.

Discus Holdings
Malta
www.discusholdings.com

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Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

Dmitry Kalmykov (Latvia)

AS PNB Banka
Presentation topic:
To be announced.

Член правления АS PNB Banka 

С 2015 года в PNB Banka Дмитрий Калмыков отвечает за развитие международного бизнеса, курирует инвестиционное направление, включая операции на финансовых и фондовых рынках, доверительное управление активами, private banking, а также разработку банковских продуктов и маркетинг.

У Дмитрия большой опыт работы в финансовой и банковской сфер; до PNB Banka он 20 лет работал в частных российских банках – Альфа–Банк, Агропромкредит, Гута–Банк, – где курировал корпоративный бизнес, управление филиальной сетью и развитие транзакционного бизнеса.

Высшее образование получил в области экономики в Московском государственном авиационном институте по специализации «Экономика и управление предприятиями».

AS PNB Banka

Латвия

www.pnbbanka.eu

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Ekaterina Varadi (Hungary)

Ekaterina Varadi (Hungary)

LAVECO Ltd.
Presentation topic:
European companies: the 10 most common mistakes.

Commercial Director

Ekaterina Varadi is one of the founders and owners of the international LAVECO Group, established in Budapest, Hungary in 1991.

Since its formation, the LAVECO Group has been providing services in the area of company registration in different jurisdictions, including EU member states, Hong Kong, UAE, UK and the traditional offshore countries. LAVECO is also actively engaged in the opening of bank accounts for both companies and private invividuals, as well as providing legal, accounting and auditing services for the companies it registers, creating trusts, private foundations and other structures for the reduction of taxes and arranging second citizenship and permanent residence in various countries.

The LAVECO Group currently has its own offices in Hungary, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Cyprus, the Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates. The local LAVECO companies in Cyprus and the Seychelles are licensed corporate service providers for the registration and administration of companies.

Among the special services provided by LAVECO are the creation and administration of companies in Hungary and Bulgaria, and the opening of bank accounts for local and foreign companies and individuals.

Ekaterina Varadi was born in Moscow, and from 1984 to 1989 studied at the Department of Philology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, specialising in Hungarian and German languages and graduating with a diploma with honours. In addition, she also attended English language courses at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, passing with honours.

Ekaterina has been living in Hungary since 1990. She graduated from the Institute of Foreign Trade (1990 – 1993) with a diploma with honours.

In 1991, Ekaterina and her husband, László Váradi, founded the company LAVECO Ltd. in Budapest. She has been working as the company’s commercial director since its formation.

Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian, German.

LAVECO Ltd.
Tel. +36 30 2191043
E-mail: varadilaveco@gmail.com
Websites: www.laveco.com
www.worldwidecitizenship.com
www.lavecoworking.hu

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Marius Grajauskas (Lithuania)

Marius Grajauskas (Lithuania)

LEADELL
Presentation topic:
Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian companies: possibilities for tax planning, electronic money transfers and for investments to Spanish real estate.

Marius Grajauskas is the Managing partner of the law firm LEADELL Vilnius office, and an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the international taxation, banking and real estate. Marius graduated the Faculty of Law of Vilnius university (LL.M) in 1997, practised financial derivatives in the bank “Societe Generale” (Paris, France) and studied in the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom) international commercial agreements. Marius holds the Advanced diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), issued by the British Chartered Institute of Taxation in London (http://www.tax.org.uk/adit) and is author of scientific study „Estonian and Latvian Holding Companies in Lithuanian Tax Planning“.

During his professional career Marius Grajauskas 10 years worked as the lawyer and Head of Legal Department in several Scandinavian banks (SEB, SAMPO, Danske). Marius Grajauskas is admitted to the Bar and entitled to practise as advocate in Lithuania and Spain, Tenerife. He is also the Chairman of Lithuanian Tax Advisers Association and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London (https://www.rics.org/eu/). Marius speaks Russian, English, Spanish.

E-mail:marius.grajauskas@leadell.com
Тел.:+370 682 66934
www.leadell.com

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Vladimir Kotenko (Ukraine)

Vladimir Kotenko (Ukraine)

Ernst & Young LLC
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Six months before the start of CRS – check readiness.

Partner, the Head of Tax and Legal Practice of EY Ukraine

Vladimir has over 24 years of professional experience. He is a lawyer specializing in corporate taxation, business law and international law matters. Vladimir provides various tax and legal research & advisory services, including tax, legal and regulatory advice on various matters, tax and legal due diligence, international legal and taxation structuring and planning, etc.

Vladimir’s portfolio includes leading domestic and international companies and corporations acting, inter alia, in the energy sector, oil and gas, the commercial manufacturing sector, as well as in pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, financial services, telecommunications, FMCG, mass media and retail.

Vladimir is the Chairman of the Tax Committee of the European Business Association and a member of the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

www.ey.com

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Elena Zhukova  (Ukraine)

Elena Zhukova (Ukraine)

Saivena Group
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Six months before the start of CRS – check readiness.

Elena Zhukova is the founder and a managing Partner of Company Group ‘Saivena Group’ being in this role since 1999. She is the Director of Audit Firm ‘Saivena Audit’, a legal advisor and a certified auditor. Her professional background embraces University degrees in Engineering, Economics and Law.

A recognized expert and one of the leading professionals in Ukraine in transfer pricing, BEPS implementation, tax advice and audit Elena Zhukova has had a successful law practice in tax, commercial, finance and corporate disputes.

Under her supervision and an active ivolvement, more than 200 projects on Transfer Pricing have been successfully realized.

Elena Zhukova is the author of the first book on Transfer Pricing in Ukraine: ‘Transfer Pricing – Ukraine’s way’ as well as a popular columnist with more than 300 articles in leading professional magazines of Ukraine. Since autumn 2016 she has been the head of the task force on Transfer Pricing and BEPS in Tax Committee of the Public Board of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

She participates in numerous forums as a speaker and a moderator. During the last year, she presented reports at 15 professional events.

www.saivena.com

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Maryna Tomash (Ukraine)

Maryna Tomash (Ukraine)

ADER HABER
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Owning the foreign company – how it should be done. Risks of ownership of foreign companies by nominee shareholders.

Counsel, Head of Tax Consulting and Accounting Services at ADER HABER

Maryna Tomash has 13 years of practice in taxation and accounting services, specializing in tax consulting, building tax strategies, tax structuring in M&A deals and asset sales, tax planning, advising on defining approaches for preparation and submission of tax reports to supervisory authorities, representing interests in the relationship with tax authorities.

Ms. Tomash also provides complex audit of tax reports, assets, and liabilities of the legal entities, verification of the transactions according to the tax legislation with the purpose of identification of tax risks and development of effective solutions for their optimization, assistance in tax audits and negotiations with tax authorities.

Maryna Tomash provides a range of accounting services for businesses, inter alia, setting and maintaining of accounting and tax records systems, preparation and submission of financial statements, payroll accounting and personnel record.

Prior to joining ADER HABER Maryna worked as senior consultant and senior analyst in Metinvest Holding, KPMG Ukraine, Deloitte.

www.aderhaber.com

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Volodymyr Igonin (Ukraine)

Volodymyr Igonin (Ukraine)

Vasil Kisil & Partners
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Owning the foreign company – how it should be done. Risks of ownership of foreign companies by nominee shareholders.

Volodymyr Igonin develops corporate / M&A practice of Vasil Kisil and Partners law firm. He provides complex legal assistance to both foreign and local clients on complex transactions involving assets and companies located in Ukraine. His work involves legal due diligence, transaction structuring and support, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, tax planning, advising on project finance, regulatory and other actual business matters.

Another pole of Volodymyr’s practice is corporate structuring of business, including establishing holding structures using foreign jurisdictions, and advising on corporate governance issues.

The core industries for Mr. Igonin, where he has deep practical expertise and experience, are agribusiness, telecommunications and media, real estate, natural resources and PPP.

Since 2012, the national directory “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” annually names Volodymyr Igonin as one of the key specialists in firm’s core practices and industries.

www.vkp.ua

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Olga Dmіtrieva (Ukraine)

Olga Dmіtrieva (Ukraine)

Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Foreign “wallet companies” of Ukrainian residents: will it be possible to use them in light of global transparency.

Attorney-at-law, managing partner of Dmіtrieva & Partners Law Firm, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the All-Ukrainian Non-Governmental Organization “Ukrainian Advocates’ Association”

Legal practice experience: over 30 years

Specialization: investment and currency regulation; foreign economic activity; corporate law/M&A; tax law; international law; due diligence; international arbitration; compliance

Education: Taras Schevchenko State University of Kyiv, speciality “Jurisprudence” (1987)
Kyiv National Economic University, speciality “Financial Management” (2004)

Professional experience:

Olga Dmitrieva began her professional activity in the Kyiv Regional Bar Association in 1987.

In 1992 Olga Dmіtrieva underwent a training in the law firm in Canada and from 1993 she was heading the legal department of the Ukrainian-German joint venture.

In 1994 Olga Dmіtrieva established the own legal business, she is a founder and director of “Dmіtrieva & Partners” Law Company. The object of the company’s activities is rendering of a full range of services in the sphere of antimonopoly and competitive law, foreign economic activity, due diligence, land legal relations and real estate, investment and currency regulation, intellectual property, IT-law, corporate law and M&A, international law and arbitration, tax law, judicial practice, compliance, accounting outsourcing.

The company has been recognized as one of the best ones in Ukraine on the basis of the results of the research conducted annually by newspaper “Legal Practice”.

During 2012-2017 Olga Dmitrieva worked as the Head of the Higher Audit Bar Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine.

Olga Dmitrieva is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

She is an active participant and speaker in numerous conferences, roundtables, forums, etc.

Olga Dmitrieva is an author of more than 25 articles and comments. She is the Executive Editor of the magazine Newsletter of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association.

Membership: member of International Bar Association from 1993, member of Ukrainian Bar Association from 2004, member of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association from 2006, member of International Tax Planning Association from 2014.

www.dmp.com.ua

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Kateryna Gupalo (Ukraine)

Kateryna Gupalo (Ukraine)

Arzinger
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Foreign “wallet companies” of Ukrainian residents: will it be possible to use them in light of global transparency.

Partner

Practices: White Collar Crime practice, Anticorruption
Industries: Agriculture

Education:
• National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
• University of Salamanca (Spain), LLM

Career:
Kateryna Gupalo, Attoney-at-law, Partner, head of the White Collar Crime practice, co-head of the Anticorruption practice.

Kateryna’s expertise involves provision of legal aid to companies with foreign investments, to its top-management as well as to private clients in criminal proceedings. Due to her understanding of the relevant business processes Kateryna effectively defends clients at all stages of criminal proceedings (in pre-trial investigations as well as in court).

Kateryna also deals with cross-border cases as well as represents her clients before international investigative bodies, incl. Interpol.

The companies include, in particular, Ukrainian subsidiaries of multinational grain-trading companies and other agribusiness representatives as well as food, pharma, timber processing, construction companies, etc. Kateryna also practices complex litigation and also has extensive expertise in the area of tax and customs litigation.

Kateryna is an active participant of scientific and practical conferences and forums.

Recognition and awards:
Chambers Europe 2018, 2019 recommends Kateryna in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime and Tax Law
Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2019 recognizes her among the best lawyers in Criminal Defense.
Women in Investigations 2018 by Global Investigations Review highlights Kateryna as one of 100 female practitioners across the globe.
Client Choice Awards 2018 recognizes Kateryna in Criminal Law and Procedure.
Who’s Who Legal 2018 recommends Kateryna in Business Crime Defence: Corporates.
World Tax Review 2018 recommends Kateryna in Dispute resolution WCC.
Legal 500 2017, 2018 features Kateryna in Dispute Resolution
National ranking “Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” acknowledges Kateryna among notable practitioners in Criminal Law / White-Collar Crime.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Spanish.

www.arzinger.ua

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Alina Plyushch (Ukraine)

Alina Plyushch (Ukraine)

Sayenko Kharenko
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Foreign “wallet companies” of Ukrainian residents: will it be possible to use them in light of global transparency.

Alina Plyushch is a partner at Sayenko Kharenko with more than 17-year practical experience. She specializes in private wealth management, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets.

She has extensive professional experience in advising clients on corporate restructuring, share and asset sales, joint ventures, private placement and capital markets transactions.

As one of the leading private wealth management specialists in Ukraine, Alina heads the firm’s private clients practice. Ms Plyushch has substantial experience advising clients on the most sophisticated private wealth management issues, including protection of the rights of beneficial owners of large Ukrainian and foreign business groups. She regularly advises on setting up trust structures, foundations, investment funds and segregated portfolio companies.

Alina has been recommended in M&A by Best Lawyers International 2014-2019; recognized in Corporate/M&A by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018; listed among the world’s best private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Private Client 2015-2017; and recognized among private client lawyers by The Legal 500, 2018.

Sayenko Kharenko
Ukraine
www.sk.ua

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Denis Kuznetsov (Ukraine)

Denis Kuznetsov (Ukraine)

Amond & Smith Ltd
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Foreign “wallet companies” of Ukrainian residents: will it be possible to use them in light of global transparency.

Managing Partner of the Amond & Smith Ltd representative office in Ukraine

Specialization: financial law, tax law, asset protection.

Relevant work experience: since 2006.

Denis Kuznetsov has finished the faculty of law of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

He is a member at the Ukrainian branch of International Fiscal Association (IFA).

He specializes in the Ukrainian corporate law, execution of investment activity by foreign companies in Ukraine. He possesses extensive experience in the sphere of support of advisory projects on development and realization of tax efficient structures with the participation of non-resident companies.

Denis Kuznetsov provides client consultation services regarding incorporation and support of legal entities in Ukraine and abroad, international tax planning, asset protection, business structuring. He provides assistance in opening bank accounts for clients in various banks worldwide. He cooperates with leading legal, consulting and audit companies and conducts analysis of the legislation in various jurisdictions.

He has been well published in various Ukrainian mass media.

Denis speaks fluent English.

Amond & Smith Ltd
Ukraine
www.amondsmith.ua

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Alexander Weigelt  (Ukraine)

Alexander Weigelt (Ukraine)

Nobles
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Investing abroad legally – new regulations of foreign investments of Ukrainian companies.

Alexander Weigelt is a partner at Kiev-based law firm Nobles. He is a qualified lawyer in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and has been practicing in Ukraine since 2008. Mr. Weigelt is focusing on corporate and regulatory advice for international clients, particularly those with their headquarters based in German-speaking jurisdictions (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). He regularly advises Ukrainian business groups with regard to investing in the EU. Mr. Weigelt`s legal work typically includes clients from the renewable energy sector, real estate investors, stationary and online retailers, and clients from regulated industries. Some of his key clients are H&M, Audi, Deutsche Telekom, Rocket Internet, Daimler, Lufthansa Group, TÜV NORD, and a number of Japanese technology and automotive firms.

www.nobles-law.com

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Maksym Lavrynovych (Ukraine)

Maksym Lavrynovych (Ukraine)

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Prospects, benefits and risks of creating subsidiaries of Ukrainian companies abroad.

Managing Partner

Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko. Master of International Law and Bachelor of International Relations. Maksym has held the Attorney’s Bar Certificate since 2001. Native in Ukrainian, fluent in English, Italian and Russian.

From 1999 to 2001 Maksym worked as an in-house legal counsel for several leading Ukrainian companies. In 2001-2004 he was a Senior Associate at Arthur Andersen (since 2002 – Ernst & Young).

Since 2004 Maksym has been Managing Partner of Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm.

Maksym is an active member of the European Business Association (EBA), American Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Ukrainian National Bar Association, Ukrainian Arbitration Association.

Maksym Lavrynovych has been repeatedly honored by professional Ukrainian ratings and reputable foreign publications. His awards include the Badge of Honor by the High Council of Justice of Ukraine in 2009, “Lawyer of the Year” in the category “Lawyer, Representative of a Private Law Firm” and an Honorary Title by the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine in 2011, “Lawyer of the Year” in the program “Person of the Year”, 2014.

Maksym is recommended in Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Tax by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa guides in 2013-2016 and in Commercial, Corporate and M&A in 2017, 2018.

Best Lawyers TM ranking recommends him in Corporate Law and International Arbitration in Ukraine for 2018. He was included into the “Client’s Choice: The Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine” in 2015-2016 and named one of the best investment lawyers in 2017.

www.lp.ua

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Nickolas Likhachov (Ukraine)

Nickolas Likhachov (Ukraine)

Spensers ST
Presentation topic:
Panel Discussion: Prospects, benefits and risks of creating subsidiaries of Ukrainian companies abroad.

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Spensers ST, MCIArb

Specialization
Nickolas Likhachov is an expert in banking area, he provides professional legal advice on M&A, banking and finance related matters as well as on insolvency and debt restructuring issues and cross-border assets tracing.

During his career Mr. Likhachov supported more than ten M&A international transactions of Ukrainian banks and corporations. He has significant experience in restructuring and realization of distressed debts and assets, asset-backed loans and general project finance. Nickolas has experience in representing the debtors as well as the creditors.

Recognition
• Nicholas was recognized by IFLR 1000, 2017 for restructuring debts transactions, performed by his team
• Was recommended by international rating Legal 500 in banking and finance law, capital markets, dispute resolution practice

www.spensers.com.ua

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Alexey Aleksandrov (Czech Republic)

Alexey Aleksandrov (Czech Republic)

Expobank CZ
Presentation topic:
Moderator of Panel Discussion: Foreign banks for Ukrainian business: the end of story or new chapter in relation?

Vice President, Head of Private Banking and Head of Individuals, Expobank CZ, Prague, Czech Republic

• Doctor of Economics, MBA
• Professor of Kyiv International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv)
• Senior Scientific Expert of Research Institute for System Statistical Studies (ISSS), Kiev, Ukraine
• President of Private Banking Club within the Independent Association of the Banks of Ukraine (NABU)
• Member of Council of CFO Club Ukraine
• Scientific Expert of Strategic Business Review Magazine (Ukraine)
• The Honored Friend of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Literature-Memorial Museum (Kiev, Ukraine)

Research works (more than 100) published in Ukrainian, Russian scientific editions; 5 monographs and multi-authored scientific papers.

www.expobank.cz

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