Head of the Board and Co-owner of Vostok Bank
Deputy of the Odessa City Council (Servant of the People political party). Chairman of the Servant of the People faction. Founder of two charity foundations («Victor Mercy» and «For the Benefit of Odessa»), two public organizations («Odessa Development Institute» and Intellectual Club «Erudite» named after V.Ya. Morokhovsky»), and the Museum of Modern Art in Odessa.
CEO Odessa Business Club, GST
Born and bred Odessa, where he started his own business. Dmytro does not hide the fact that the pursuit of development has become an integral part of his success. Considering how many projects, social activities and quality family time he has, that shouldn't be too hard to believe. Dmytro's core business approach is shared values. His greatest talent is to stay positive even if others have no idea how to do it.
Co-founder and CEO at Beetroot and Beetroot Academy
Co-founder of the Swedish-Ukrainian IT company Beetroot and Beetroot Academy.
Engaged in the development of a network of schools for those who decided to have a career change and become a programmer.
In 2018 Chalmers University in Sweden awarded him the title of Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2020, the company was first listed by the INDEX rating as one of the best employers.
Founder and CEO of Advanter Group.
Doctor of Economics, strategist, futurologist
Expert in shaping business breakthrough strategies
Member of the Boards of Directors at the Digital Transformation Institute and SingularityU Kyiv
CEO, Luniter troubleshooting. Professor at the KSE Business School. Co-founder of the Board business community. Investor and partner of technology startups
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development.
Co-founder of IT-Cluster Odessa, an organization promoting IT education and the IT brand of Odessa. Co-founder of the My City crowdfunding platform for the development of Odessa, partner of the Energy Freedom Hackathon project, co-organizer of the Best Yard competition aimed to improve the appearance of the Odessa old courtyards.
Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration since 2019. Responsible for the national projects Diia.Business and Diia.Digital Education, online security and European integration. Marketing expert, co-founder of the Quadrate 28 group of companies, founder and ex-publisher of the online magazine for entrepreneurs MC Today, SMEA and licensee of Disrupt HR Kyiv and Disrupt HR Lviv, finalist of the New Leaders project on ICTV. Valeria is a boxer of the White Collar League, winner of the Ukrainian Boxing Cup 2019 and a member of the Oceanman project.
Urban designer «City as a LAB»
Cees is Eindhoven's chief urbanist. He helped the city through the crisis of the 90s, when Philips' city-forming enterprise had been shut down.
Donkers united the urban community with specialists and municipality. During a public debate on infrastructure development, they developed a master plan for the development of Eindhoven, which is 80 % implemented.
Cees is also one of the key founders of Dutch Design Week — an annual turning point in the life of the city, that gathers designers from all over the world.
Founder and CEO of Biosphere Corporation.
Owner of the Charisma Fashion Group, co-founder of the Inspira Business Club in Dnipro. Founder of a full scholarship at the Kyiv School of Economics. During the quarantine, together with the Inspira Business Club, he provided assistance to the medical institutions in Dnipro city and Dnipro region and led two social communication campaigns called "Separately together" and "Children's Manifesto".
Experienced strategist, people manager and innovator with a demonstrated history of working in government and smart city vision development. Skilled in strategic management, innovation management, innovation in government and governance, international relations and networking, European and international funding, smart and future cities, data and information management.
Vlad Mykhnenko joined the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) in January 2017 to take up the Associate Professorship in Sustainable Urban Development, alongside the Research Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Development at St. Peter's College, Oxford. Between February 2018 and October 2021, he had served as the OUDCE Director of Graduate Studies for Postgraduate Research Students (DGS Research).
As a Co-founder of SHABO, Giorgi has a knowledge of fine wines and the Odessa's production and trading capacity within this industry. SHABO produces and sells over 40 million bottles of wine annually. An expert in hospitality and a member of the Odessa Business Club.
Founder of the group of companies in the field of international logistics and trade — EnlivUA.
Aleksandr believes that there can be even more talented people in Odessa and does everything possible for this. Combines business and social initiatives, an adherent of impact investment.
Advisor to the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukrainian comedian, entrepreneur, innovator and a good friend of Odessa. Maxim will moderate one of the discussion panels.
President of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine.
An ardent supporter of his city, Ivan is the ideologist of Odessa branding, which he developed together with Artemy Lebedev.
He was the Director of the Department of Tourism and Resorts at the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine and Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister on tourism issues.
Ivan will moderate one of the discussion panels.
Director of economic programs at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future.
An MBA holder in International Economics, Anatoly has a wide range of experience. Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Aspen Ukraine Alumni Association, Anatoly is not indifferent to possible scenarios for the development of events in Ukraine.
Journalist, writer, founder of Kommersant Publishing House
Launched Snob Magazine and The Age of Happiness projects. Now he is engaged in his new project To be Continued, Youtube channel Yakovlev Each Monday, presents his educational course "Better Life" and is going to attend the Odessa Business Forum soon.
Born and bred in Odessa, businessman, co-founder of the MSM GmbH shoe equipment supply company, co-founder of Gallery Architect Group, construction company and design studio Atmosphere, SINOBI brand, designer footwear brand LAPTI, member of Odessa Business Club, chairman of Center for Design Initiatives and the initiator of the Diya.Business Center in Odessa
Developer, investor, philanthropist.
Co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the construction holding ZARS, the founder of the international project in the field of architecture, design and urbanism "Architectural Seasons", co-founder of the honorary scholarships and grants named after G.S. Karkashadze for OGASA students, a member of the Odessa Business Club.
Ukrainian entrepreneur, impact investor. Co-owner of TIS, the largest private seaport. Founder of Impact HUB Odessa, author and investor of the concept of the Green Theater, founder of Pro Bono Club Ukraine.