Our mentor volunteers have unique experience of working for the world's most competitive and sought-after companies including McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Google and others across global business centres such as London and New York, as well as in Ukraine. What unites them is a deep connection to homeland and ambition to pass on their experience to the next generation of Ukrainian business leaders. Some of our mentors are profiled below:

Dmitriy Ieremenko

Focus areas:

  • Industry: Strategy Consulting, M&A

  • Geography: North America

​Professional Experience:

  • Management Consulting, BCG (US)

  • PE Portfolio Strategy & Ops (Kyiv, Ukraine)

  • Business valuation and transaction support, EY (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Education:

  • MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (US)

  • Masters in Computer Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine)

  • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute (US)

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Valentyn Makarenko

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Focus areas:

  • Industry: Finance & Investments

  • Geography: London (UK), Kyiv (Ukraine)

​Professional Experience:

  • Private Equity, US headquartered fund (London, UK)

  • Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley (London, UK)

Education:

  • Masters in Management, London Business School (UK)

  • Bachelors in Management, University of Warwick (UK)

  • International Baccalaureate, Pechersk School International (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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Illya Symonenko

Focus areas:

  • Industry: Consulting, consumer-facing industгies and marketing

  • Geography: London (UK), New York (US), Kyiv (Ukraine)

​Professional Experience:

  • Management Consulting, McKinsey & Company (UK, US, Ukraine, other countries in EMEA/Asia)

  • Consumer goods, Kraft Heinz (US)

  • Public sector and international development (Ukraine, Canada, Iraq)

Education:

  • MBA, Wharton School of Business (US)

  • Masters in International Finance, HEC Paris (France)

  • Bachelors in Finance and Credit, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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Valentyn Rudnytskyi

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Focus areas:

  • Industry: Tech, Marketing

  • Geography: Dublin (Ireland), Kyiv (Ukraine)

​Professional Experience:

  • Digital Marketing, Google (Dublin, Ireland)

  • Product Marketing, Samsung (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Education:

  • Masters in Management, London Business School (UK)

  • MA in Business and Financial Economics, Kyiv School of Economics (Ukraine)

  • BA in International Economic Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine)

Michael Lyzanets

Focus areas:

  • Industry: Entrepreneurship

  • Geography: Kyiv (Ukraine), Toronto (Canada), London (UK)

​Professional Experience:

  • Founder, Moneyveo (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Education:

  • MBA, University of Toronto (Canada)

  • Masters in Management, London Business School (UK)

  • Bachelors in International Information, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine)

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Vitalii Likhanskyi

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Focus areas:

  • Industry: Finance & Investments

  • Geography: London (UK)

​Professional Experience:

  • Hedge Funds, US headquartered fund (UK)

  • Private Equity, Blackstone (London, UK)

  • Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs (London, UK)
    Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (London, UK)

Education:

  • Masters in Management, Louvain School of Management (Belgium)

  • Masters in Finance, The University of Cologne (Germany)

  • Bachelors in Economics & Entrepreneurship, Odessa State Economic University (Ukraine)

  • Odessa Economic Lyceum (Odessa, Ukraine)

Yegor Bryukhanov

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Focus areas:

  • Industry: Finance & Investments

  • Geography: London (UK), Kyiv (Ukraine) 

​Professional Experience:

  • Investment Banking / M&A, Bank of America (London, UK)

Education:

  • Masters in Strategic Management, HEC Paris (France)

  • Bachelors in International Business, Helsinki School of Economics / Aalto University School of Business (Finland) 

  • Lyceum “Professional” (Kharkiv, Ukraine) 

If you would like to become a mentor or get involved in any other way, please feel free to contact us at info@uaccelerator.org