Advisory Board

Brockmann Ksenia
Head of Green Financial Systems, Caucasus, Central Asia and Turkey, Climate Strategy and Delivery at EBRD

Ksenia joined the EBRD in 2011 and since has been working on implementation of intermediated sustainable energy and green economy financing facilities with partner banks, microfinance institutions and leasing companies and coordinating Green Economy Financing Facilities in 28 EBRD countries of operations. Ksenia has substantially contributed to development and rollout of strategic tools to enable green financing, including the EBRD Green Technology Selector. She has led the EBRD efforts on greening of financial products, including green leasing, green trade finance, green equity investments, and introduced innovative approaches including certification-based financing and climate governance action planning for financial institutions. Since 2019, Ksenia has been working with partner financial institutions to introduce corporate climate governance and climate risk management approaches to ensure step-by-step alignment with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Ksenia initiated and led to institutional partnership between the global Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) and the EBRD, she has also been instrumental to the launch of Chapter Zero Ukraine & Caucasus.

Prior to joining the EBRD, Ksenia for almost a decade worked for a German development consultancy GFA and implemented environmental policy, climate investment and energy efficiency projects on behalf of different institutions including EU, the World Bank, the EBRD, UNDP, as well as for private power utilities (E.ON, Endesa, RWE, etc.).

Sevki Acuner
Independent Member of the Board of Directors at the Istanbul Stock Exchange listed Tekfen Holding A.S., Migros Ticaret A.Ş. and Anadolu Efes.

Sevki Acuner is an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at the Istanbul Stock Exchange listed Tekfen Holding A.S., Migros Ticaret A.Ş. and Anadolu Efes. He is also former Chair of the Board of Directors of NPC UKRENERGO and Ukrainian Railways, Ukrzaliznytsia.

Mr. Acuner was also EBRD Country Director in Ukraine and on the board of several companies in Europe. During his 22-year career at the EBRD, Sevki Acuner held senior management positions in the Risk Management and Agribusiness departments before being appointed to a Deputy Director in Turkey in 2009, and subsequently to Ukraine in 2013. 

Prior to joining the EBRD, Sevki Acuner worked at the Central Bank of Turkey, the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada in various countries in North America and Europe.

He previously was a President of Turkish Bankers Association, United Kingdom; Chairman of Business Ombudsman institution of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of AmCham Ukraine, and Chair of the 777 Nomination Committee. 

Mr. Acuner is a Turkish-British national and holds a BSc in Management from Bosporus University, Istanbul, and an MBA from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Stratan Aliona
First Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board of maib, a Member of the Supervisory Board of Armenian Institute of Directors.

Aliona Stratan is the First Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board of maib, the largest bank in Moldova and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Armenian Institute of Directors. Her experience in maib began in December 2018, when she became an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board. 

Mrs Stratan has almost 20 years of experience in top management positions in the banking system of Moldova, Georgia, and Armenia. From November 2018 until June 2021, Mrs Stratan has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IMON international (Tajikistan). At the moment she is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of maib leasing, is a member of the Board in AmCham Moldova, and the Armenian Institute of Independent Directors. Mrs Stratan graduated from the State Agrarian University of Moldova (B.A., Economics) and has a Ph.D. in Economics and Management, and an MBA in Global Management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business. Moreover, she is certified in Digital Business Transformation Management (CXO transform). Among her personal qualifications, Mrs Stratan stands out as a highly experienced professional in risk management, business development, and transformation management with a proven ability to lead different teams and manage complex projects with various stakeholders.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board governs the Chapter and is responsible for the development of its strategy.

Cicognani Maria Luisa
Chairperson of Mobius Investment Trust, Non-Executive Chairperson of Arafa Holding and a member of the Supervisory Board of TBC PLC

Maria Luisa has extensive experience in banking, financial institutions, and corporate governance. She worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London, UK) from 1993 to 2005. Subsequently, she was a Director of Financial Institutions at Merrill Lynch and Head of Financial Institutions at Renaissance Capital in London and Moscow, as well as a Managing Director of Mediobanca (London Branch). During 2014 - 2016, Maria Luisa served as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors at Azimut Global Counseling Srl (Italy) and Azimut International Holding SA (Luxemburg). She previously served as a Chairperson of Moneta Money Bank (listed on the Prague Stock Exchange), and most recently she was a member of the Board of UBI Banca (Italy) ahead of its full merger into Banca Intesa. She is currently a Chairperson of Mobius Investment Trust (LSE-listed), Non-Executive Chairperson of Arafa Holding (Cairo-listed) and a member of the Supervisory Board of TBC PLC (LSE-listed), the largest banking institution in Georgia, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and the Risk Committee.

Grygorenko Yegor
Partner, Head of Consulting and Risk Advisory at Deloitte Ukraine

Yegor is a Partner in Deloitte Ukraine office. He leads Consulting and Risk Advisory Services practices in Ukraine.

Yegor has over 20 years of experience working with major companies in CIS, CEE, Middle East and Western Europe on a variety of topics. In particular, he has launched and facilitated major turnaround programs, led strategy design projects at both corporate and business division level, assisted clients in M&A-related projects and advised them on governance and organization issues.

He has delivered projects to clients from multiple industries – Financial Services, Private Equity, Metals and Mining, Agriculture, Airlines, Consumer Goods, and Retail Trade.

Prior to Deloitte, Yegor spent 13 years in one of the Big-3 firms leading their CEE FSI practice and, before that, 7 years in the CIS franchise of Citigroup.

Klein Eran
Chair of the ESG and Ethics Committee at TBC

Eran is currently the Chair of the ESG and Ethics Committee at TBC, a FTSE 250 listed bank.

Eran is an experienced international banker and lawyer who held senior roles over two decades in leading financial institutions such as Commerzbank, Citibank, ING Financial Markets and Deutsche Bank across both developed and emerging markets. Eran accumulated valuable knowledge in capital markets, ESG, SME, retail lending, corporate governance, liquidity and balance sheet management, as well as risk management, audit and strategy implementation. Until recently, Eran also served as a Supervisory Board member and Risk Committee Chair at Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine.

Nataliya Mykolska
Non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo

Nataliya Mykolska is a strategic transformation expert helping companies to grow internationally with 20+ years of experience. Nataliya is also an independent non-executive board member.

Nataliya is a non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo, PJSC. She is a co-founder of Dattalion, NGO – a Ukraine’s data battalion. Nataliya is also a co-founder of and a member of the Supervisory Board of UYAVA Fashion Collaboration Platform, NGO and SheExports Platform, NGO. She is a co-founder at Trade+ Center with Kyiv School of Economics.

In 2018-2019, she was visiting Fellow of Stanford Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program with the Stanford Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law.

2015-2018 Nataliya was the Trade Representative of Ukraine-Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. She was responsible for developing and implementing consistent, predictable and efficient trade policy incl. Export strategy of Ukraine. She was a driver of women economic empowerment initiatives within the Government.

Before joining the government during almost 15 years she was working as a legal counsel in Ukraine’s top law firms, concentrated on all aspects of international trade including WTO and free trade agreements, trade remedy proceedings, trade financing, cross-border trade transactions and contracts, agency and distribution, franchising and other matters. Nataliya also worked with governmental institutions to assist in approximation of Ukrainian legislation to Ukraine's international obligations.

Rybak Olena
Managing Director of iC consulenten in Ukraine

Olena Rybak has been the Managing Director of an Austrian engineering company iC consulenten in Ukraine since 2013. In Ukraine the company mainly works in consulting projects with international or public financing focused on sustainable development, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and transport infrastructure.

The sectors of activity include infrastructure rehabilitation and construction, thermal modernization of public buildings, certification in accordance with “green” standards, as well as hazardous waste abatement.

Olena`s experience in consulting includes projects for the EBRD, dena (German Energy Agency), GIZ, UNIDO, European Commission, NEFCO, EIB, Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute etc.

Olena works with gender mainstreaming topic and acts as a Gender Consultant, also in the EBRD projects.

Before iC Olena was the Director of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA). Under Olean's leadership EUEA became a leading platform for the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy markets, working on sustainable development of Ukraine.

Since 2013, Olena has been a Board Member of EUEA.

Olena holds a Professional MBA in Energy Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Business Administration degree from International Christian University-Kyiv and is an alumna of several international exchange and leadership programmes.

Shapoval Nataliia
Chairman of KSE Institute, Vice President for Policy Research, Member of Advisory Board of Center of Excellence in Procurement, Member of Editorial Board of VoxUkraine, Trade +, Center of Excellence in Procurement

Natalia Shapoval is Chairman of KSE Institute, Vice President for Policy Research, Member of Advisory Board of Center of Excellence in Procurement, Member of Editorial Board of VoxUkraine, Trade +, Center of Excellence in Procurement. Nataliia guided and conducted policy research on public procurement, cost of HIV disease, the financial burden of health care costs, private sector driven growth strategies. She served as a contributor to Ukraine reform monitoring project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Also, Nataliia is a member of the Editorial Board of VoxUkraine.

Shekyan Hayk
Founder and CEO of the Shtigen Group of companies

Hayk Shekyan is the founder and CEO of the Shtigen Group of companies, a New Energy promoter and pioneer. His business activities involve solar and wind energy, e-mobility, electricity trading, advisory, private equity investments, innovation, and education.

Hayk holds a PhD in Economics and Management and has extensive experience in banking. He has given talks in his field at local and international seminars and workshops.


Volchko Oksana
Member of the Supervisory Boards of Ukrgasbank and Ukrposhta

Oksana Volchko has over 15 years of managerial experience in big multinational companies in both financial and real sector in the sphere of strategic planning, change management, and transformation processes implementation. Ms. Volchko has an Executive MBA degree in General Management. She gained successful experience in corporate governance as Independent Director at JSB Ukrgasbank, one of the largest universal banks in Ukraine in terms of assets with a focus on green finance and sustainability, and at JSC Ukrposhta, which is one of the best examples of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in Ukraine according to the OECD principles.

Ms Volchko has experience in high-level negotiations, investor relations, debt restructuring, and financial planning. Okasan is highly motivated to work with diversified teams, and heavily advocates the progressive development of the real sector of the economy and advocates for its ESG principles, digitization, and technological advancement.

Oksana's core competencies include investment management, strategic and financial management, business processes management, internal audit and risk assessment, etc.


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