UkraineInvest Executive team

Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director, UkraineInvest

Sergiy is Ukrainian and UK qualified commercial lawyer with over 20 years of professional experience. He has acted as advisor on economic and regulatory policy, business transactions and operations, international strategic relations for state, international and private organisations.

Previously held positions of advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, First President of Ukraine, Members of Parliament of Ukraine. Has worked as Chair of the Board of C.A.S.E.S. International (organisation that cooperates with Ukrainian state and business institutions, UN, World Bank, OECD, US FTC, etc).

Co-author of legislation aimed at improvement of the investment climate in Ukraine, author and co-author of over 20 expert recommendations to state authorities on reforming of strategic markets, i.e. energy, chemical, retail, healthcare, forestry, and agricultural sector.

Olexii Ivanchenko, Deputy Executive Director, UkraineInvest

Since 2018 Olexii has been working for UkraineInvest as a representative of UkraineInvest in Eastern Ukraine. He currently holds the position of Deputy Executive Director and is responsible for attracting foreign investment into the country’s economy and supporting existing enterprises with foreign capital.

From 2011 to 2018 he worked on various positions in the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration. Oleksii has more than 7 years of professional experience in the civil service and 5 years of assistance to investors in doing business in Ukraine. Prior to joining UkraineInvest, Oleksiy worked in the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration, and this work gave him the experience of cooperating with the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, KfW, GiZ, UNDP, etc. In addition, he had extensive practice in foreign relations, organized more than 100 official foreign visits to the Zaporizhzhia region.

In 2011 he graduated from Zaporizhzhia National University, Political Science and PR.

In 2018, he received a certificate of U-Lead FDI expert. In 2018, he successfully completed a course on environmental investment from NIEHRD (Seoul, Republic of Korea).

Denys Blinda, Deputy Executive Director, UkraineInvest

Denys holds the position of the Deputy Executive Director and is responsible for the supervision of the Financial and Administrative Services at Ukraineinvest.

Denys has extensive experience of work both in Public Service in Central Executives Bodies such as the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, National agency on preparation and holding in Ukraine UEFA EURO-2012 under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, and local authorities ( Kyiv City State administration) where he quipped management positions in the field of law drafting, public procurement, project management activity, cooperation with the EU bodies, international organizations OSCE, ICRC, Council of Europe).

Also, he worked in the European Union Delegation to Ukraine Project as a Long Term Senior Expert (Procurement Expert).

In the private sector, Denys was a co-owner and director of the IT firm.

Denys has a Master`s degree in Law (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University), and a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy (Diplomatic Academy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine).

Mykhailo Lukashyk, Head of Investment Advisory, UkraineInvest 

Mykhailo joined UkraineInvest in 2017 as a Relationship Manager and has been leading  Investment Advisory since October 2019.

Mykhailo is responsible for the supervision of the Investment Advisory team, consulting foreign companies on matters of the business climate, legislation framework, potentially economically attractive projects and the strategy to expand the business in Ukraine. Key areas of expertise are the consumer goods manufacturing, energy, financial sector, infrastructure, IT and R&D.

Mykhailo previously worked as an Audit Associate at PwC Ukraine for almost 4 years. Mykhailo has experience in the management audit team, financial risks assessment and estimation of internal financial controls of the foreign companies in Ukraine.

Mykhailo graduated from the Kyiv National Economic University as a Master of Finance and Credit, the program “Financial Controlling”. Since February 2020, Mykhailo is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Investment Advisory Department

Olha Syvak

Representative in Western Ukraine

Andrii Pavliv

Representative in Western Ukraine

Stanislav Bazalieiev

Representative in Central Ukraine

Vitalii Mazur

Representative in Central Ukraine

Dmytro Misyuryov

Representative in Southern Ukraine

Yana Ovsiannykova

Relationship Manager

Legal Affairs and Regulatory Policy Department

Kateryna Kulyna

Legal specialist

Yevhenii Shakotko

Legal specialist

Stefan Khrystenko

Legal specialist

International Relations and Communications Department

Mariana Zbanatska

Communications Manager

Svitlana Yakovleva

Communications Manager

Olena Yehorova

Communications Manager

Analytics Department

Yurii Stukalo

Business Analyst

Vladyslav Sharyha

Business Analyst

Accounting Department

Nina Bondarenko

Chief Accountant

Yana Manzhara

Financial Economist

Administration Department

Roman Mykytenko

Head of Administration Department

Svitlana Romanenko


Karen Mkrtumian

Office Manager

Anastasiia Paliukh

Office Manager

Petro Semeniuk

Office Manager