International Relations and Communications Department

International Relations and Communications Department

Oleksandra Zhurakhivska, Head of International Relations and Communications Department

Mariana Zbanatska, communications manager

Mariana joined the UkraineInvest team at the beginning of 2018 and currently occupies the position of  communications and international relations manager. She is responsible for enhancing сooperation with stakeholders and promoting Ukraine as a favorable investment destination globally. 

Before joining UkraineInvest Ms. Zbanatska worked as a press secretary to the Minister of Health of Ukraine Dr. Suprun helping raise public awareness about the healthcare reform agenda in Ukraine and key Ministry of Health issues.

Mariana graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a major in linguistics. 

Kateryna Hrechko, communications manager

Kateryna joined UkraineInvest in September 2020 as Advisor to Executive Director and continues her acitivity as Communications manager of the International Relations and Communications Department from March 2021. 

She is working on promoting UkraineInvest’s image internationally, cooperating with various stakeholders to enhance awareness about Ukraine and its investment potential. Kateryna has a vast experience of work in both private and public sectors with a focus on development of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic path. Prior to joining UkraineInvest, she held the position of VIP Relations Manager at Ukraine House Davos in 2019-2020.  

Kateryna is FLEX Program alumna and has obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Philology and Interpretation in Kyiv National Linguistic University. She has a great command of English, Spanish, Polish, and is a friendly speaker of the German language. 

Olga Kozyrenko, communications manager

Olga joined UkraineInvest in September 2021 as Communications manager of the International Relations and Communications Department. As international communication specialist she is working with strategic partners on Ukraine’s investment opportunities promotion, enhancing awareness about UkraineInvest and its role in building and promoting the image of Ukraine globally.

Over the past 6 years, as a Project Manager Olga worked on several different projects with the aim to bring about social changes and reforms in Ukraine. Before joining UkraineInvest she was working for Red Cross, her latest project was “COVID-19 Preparedness and Response” a joint program of Ukrainian and Danish Red Cross, launched as a large-scale humanitarian program to support the population of Ukraine who suffered the most from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olga has obtained a master’s degree in Management in Kyiv National Ivan Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University and master’s degree in Practical psychology in Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University.

Marta Znak, communications manager

Marta joined UkraineInvest in May 2021 as a communications manager of the International Relations and Communications Department, working on the presence of UkraineInvest in the media sphere and advancing its operational communication activities worldwide.

Thanks to her communication and media skills gained while working as a field communications officer at the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/MSF, and an interview producer at UA|TV Channel, journalist, and content editor with various Ukrainian media outlets, she promotes UkraineInvest’s brand nationally and internationally by implementing up-to-date communication strategies.

Marta has obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Media and Communications Studies (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Journalism) and successfully passed the international journalism courses by Bakala Foundation in Prague, Czech Republic, winning the award for best reporting for her article on Ukraine’s healthcare reform.

Nataliia Rybii, communications manager

Natalia joined the UkraineInvest team in November 2020 and currently occupies the position of  communications and international relations manager. She is responsible for working on the visual design of materials of the state institution. 

Natalia holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Almamer School of Economics in Warsaw, and has successfully completed web and graphic design courses. She has participated in various art exhibitions such as “Photographic Unconscious” and “Horizontal”.