The largest conference on financial technologies in Ukraine
UAFIN.TECH 2018
December 6, 2018, Kyiv
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UAFIN.TECH. The first international event on the Ukrainian FinTech Market!

We invited not those who follow the trends, but those who create them. These are strategists of the unicorns Revolut and Transferwise, as well as fintech visionary. Welcome to UAFIN.TECH and they will tell you what the world will be tomorrow.

We will concentrate on global trends and practices. Our goal is to find the optimal use of them in Ukraine. Let's discuss our place on the global arena, solutions and products we can offer to the world. And on the fintech alley it will be possible to look through real examples.

The UAFIN.TECH conference is a platform not only for discussing trends, but also for productive networking with leaders of the world and national financial industries. Here you can find everything you need for your own startup or business devepopment – an investor, a partner, an employee, or the very idea.


Андрюс Бицейка
Slava Solodkiy
Managing partner,
Life.SREDA

Keynote speakers

About us
Кріс Скіннер
Chris Skinner,
Chairman,
The Financial Services Club
Андрюс Бицейка
Andrius Bičeika
Head of Business Development, Revolut
Андрюс Бицейка
Roman Rossov,
Head of Latin America and MEA expansion,
TransferWise
Андрюс Бицейка
Momchil Elenkov,
Global Telecom Partnerships manager,
Viber
24
speakers
7
countries
20
startups
450
members
Conference program
December, 6
(schedule as of November 12, 2018)
08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:20
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome speech by the NBU
09:00 – 09:20
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome speech by the government representative
09:20 – 09:30
09:20 – 09:30
Opening address Rostyslav Dyuk, UAFIC
Session 1
09:30 – 10:00
09:30 – 10:00
Keynote speech: Chris Skinner
10:00 – 10:20
10:00 – 10:20
Growing 10x In Fintech. Revolut's Perspective
Head of Business Development at Revolut
10:20 – 10:40
10:20 – 10:40
Coffee break
10:40 – 12:00
10:40 – 12:00
Banking-2028 panel (Ukraine-world) discussion:
Moderator: Rostislav Dyuk
12:00 – 12:20
12:00 – 12:20
Practical instruments of international expansion and getting traction in a specific market for a savvy Fintech
Head of Latin America and MEA expansion, TransferWise
12:20 – 12:40
12:20 – 12:40
The digital fortune teller: What does chatting with your bank say about your future?
Global Telecom Partnerships manager, Viber
12:40 – 13:00
12:40 – 13:00
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance KPMG in Ukraine
The Pulse of Fintech
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
Session 2
14:00 – 14:15
14:00 – 14:15
Tieto: Open Banking - staying relevant in a changing market.
14:15 – 14:45
14:15 – 14:45
The new wave of digital banks for makers and doers, freelancers and GIGs
14:45 – 15:15
14:45 – 15:15
Banks pitching for startups
- AlfaBank (Ivan Svitek)
- UniversalBank/Monobank (Irina Starominska)
- UkrSibBank (Konstantin Lezhnin)
- Citi (Alex McWhorter)
- FUIB (Serhiy Chernenko)
- PRIVATBANK (Sergii Kharitich)
15:15 – 16:15
15:15 – 16:15
Ecosystem building
- UVCA (Olga Afanasyeva)
- UAFIC (Inna Tiutiun)
- Unit.City (Max Yakover)
- Deborah Fairlamb, Deputy Director, UkraineInvest
- MasterCard (Andrii Klesov)
16:15 – 16:45
16:15 – 16:45
Coffee break
16:45 – 17:00
16:45 – 17:00
Research study: fintech for fininclusion
Oleksandr Gordeev
Director of Educational Programs of the Ukrainian Association of Fintech and Innovation Companies
17:00 – 17:15
17:00 – 17:15
Digital transformation in (re)insurance
Senior Digital Architect, Hannover Re
17:15 – 17:30
17:15 – 17:30
Innovation – way of successful launch in classical structures
SVP, Lean and Innovation, TBI Bank
17:30 – 18:30
17:30 – 18:30
Infrastructure for fintech
- Tieto (Raivis Joksts)
- Unit.City (Max Yakover)
- SoftInvest (Dmitry Zarakhovych)
- Hannover Re (Frank Rueckert)
- FONDY (Valeriya Bondarenko)
Moderator: John Owens
18:30 – 21:00
18:30 – 21:00
Fintech awards, cocktail party
Speakers
Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
Chairman of Ukrainian Association of FinTech and Innovative companies.
Digital Finance Advisory Services
Chairman, The Financial Services Club
Head of Business Development, Revolut
Managing partner, Life.SREDA
Top-manager, Alfa-bank
CEO of PJSC "Ukrposhta"
Senior Digital Architect, Hannover Re
Head of Latin America and MEA expansion, TransferWise
Ukrainian National Startup Fund coordinator
Global Telecom Partnerships manager, Viber
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Oschadbank"
Co-owner and CEO Softinvest Holding
SVP, Lean and Innovation, TBI Bank
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance KPMG in Ukraine
Executive Director, UVCA.
СЕО & Managing Partner at UNIT.City Innovation Park
MANAGING DIRECTOR
JSC "Citibank" Ukraine
Member of the Board
JSC CB "PRIVATBANK"
Vice President, Business Development, Central Eastern Europe, Masterсard Europe
Yevgeny Bulakh
Director of sales and customer service Vodafone Ukraine
FUIB's Chair man of the Board
Head of Digital Solutions in CISSEE, VISA
Deputy Chairman at the Ukrainian association of fintech and innovation companies
Fintech evangelist
Frank Rueckert
Senior Vice President,
Hannover Re


Digital transformation consultant, Senior Product manager, Tieto Instant, Retail Payments and Cards Solutions
COO & Co-Founder of Arival Bank & Portfolio Director of
Life.SREDA
Oleksandr Gordeev
Director of Educational Programs of the Ukrainian Association of Finteh and Innovation Companies
Andrii Usenko
Associate Director, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Ukraine
Dmytro Eremin
Managing Partner at UNIT.City Innovation Park
Partners
Bookstore partner
Media-partners
Inform-partners
Technological partner
Payment partner
Analytical parner
Innovative bank-partner
Consulting partner
Venue
Where?
The conference will be held in Kyiv at the Mercure Congress Center at the following address: V. Hetman str., 6
How to get there?
To get to the venue you can:
- metro (station "Shulyavskaya");
- by trolley buses (stop "Vadyma Hetmana St"):- by minibuses (stop "Vadyma Hetmana St"):
150, 155, 201, 223, 227, 239, 242, 421, 427, 455, 463, 477, 508, 517, 550, 565
Where to stay?
Mercure Kyiv Congress Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the Mercure Congress. Contact us for special prices
© 2018-2019 UAFIN.TECH
Organizer - Ukrainian Association of Finteсh and Innovation Companies
General questions
Partnership question
Event organizer
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
Yakiv Smolii
Born on February 1, 1961, Verbovets village (Ternopil oblast)
PhD in Economics
Fluent in English
Married, has two daughters

Career
since March 15, 2018 - Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
since May 11, 2017 - Acting Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
since October 25, 2016 - First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
since April 25, 2014 - Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
2006 – 2014 - Director on Banking Business, Prestige-Group
2005 – 2006 - Consultant at Office Stolychnyi CJSC and Prestige-Group.
1994 – 2005 - Head of Automation Office, and later - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Aval Joint Stock Post Pension Bank
1991 – 1994 - Engineer, Head of IT Division, Deputy Head of Ternopil Regional Office of the National Bank of Ukraine
1987 – 1991 - Software engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Head of Office, Orion Plant
1983 – 1987 - Software engineer, Mathematician, Junior Researcher Associate, Ternopil Finance and Economics Institute
1981 – 1983 - while studying at I. Franko Lviv State University worked as a Laboratory Assistant at the Research Division of the University.

Education

1983 Degree in Mathematics, major in Applied Mathematics, I. Franko Lviv State University
Chairman, The Financial Services Club
Chris Skinner
Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog as author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its new sequel Digital Human. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Digital Human, released in March 2018, builds on these two themes but looks at the wider picture of digitalisation, and how this is a revolution as it allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. Chris has recently been voted Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly, CEO of the Year by CV Magazine, FinTech Speaker of the Year by TMT Global and has been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.
Co-owner and CEO Softinvest Holding
Dmitry Zarakhovych
Dmitry Zarakhovych was born on August 10, 1978 in Kiev. He graduated from the International Solomon University, with a degree in "Finance and Credit", and from the Kiev Institute of International Relations with a degree in "International monetary and credit relations."
In business - about 20 years, 16 years of which in leadership positions in companies that operate in the areas of IT.
Currently he is a co-owner and CEO of Softinvest Holding, a group of leading companies that specialize in 3 main areas: e-commerce, payment solutions and IT system integration.
He has a deep knowledge of the financial market and has a wide expertise in the segment of integration payment solutions for various platforms. Repeatedly acted as a mentor of Ukrainian Fintech startups.
Dmitry Zarakhovych was the main initiator and promoter of development and launching into the Ukrainian financial market a completely new product – Escrow – service for secure deals on the internet.
Developed by UAPAY, Escrow integrates with a logistics partner and marketplaces, is a unique payment solution that already successfully works on popular online platforms like OLX.UA, PROM.UA and BIGL.UA.
Ukrainian National Startup Fund coordinator
Deborah Fairlamb
Deborah Fairlamb has more than 20 years of professional experience building and leading a range of businesses, products and programs.
Currently, she is the Senior Advisor to the Ukrainian Government Commissioner for Investments, coordinating the launch of the Ukrainian National Startup Fund.
Previously, she served as a Deputy Director for UkraineInvest, Ukraine's Investment Promotion Office, working to share the story of the opportunities in Ukraine with potential investors from around the globe.
Prior to her work with within the Government of Ukraine, Deborah had managed international Private Banking programs with Merrill Lynch, UBS and the Bank of Georgia for 15 years, eventually transitioning her corporate experience to more entrepreneurial investment and business development projects. She has worked as an independent advisor, business consultant and entrepreneur in Ukraine, Georgia, and the US for over 10 years.
Senior Digital Architect, Hannover Re
Jörg Heiß
Jörg Heiß - Master of Science in Information Systems, Approved Architect by EuroCIO, graduated from Stanford University (Machine Learning).
Jörg Heiß works in Hannover Re for 19 years, held positions from project manager to Senior Enterprise IT and Digital Architect now.
Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around €17.8 billion, is a European and third-largest reinsurance company in the world. Its headquarters is in Hannover, Germany.
The company was founded in 1966 under the name Aktiengesellschaft für Transport- und Rückversicherung (ATR).
Hannover Re transacts all lines of property & casualty and life & health reinsurance and has a network of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices on all five continents with a total staff of roughly 3,300.
Global Telecom Partnerships manager
Momchil Elenkov
Momchil is responsible for the Viber strategic commercial partnerships with mobile operators on group level as well as in various markets worldwide. His fields of action also include tech-projects related to AI, Chat-bots, B2B and B2C- communication between corporations and end-users via the Viber-ecosystem. Momchil has a background in two of the leading telecoms in Bulgaria where he managed the mobile products and services and CRM strategies and activities.
SVP, Lean and Innovation, TBI Bank
Olga Gulkova
Olga is a professional with over 16 years of experience in the banking sector. She started her career in 2002 as a loan officer in ProcreditBank Ukraine.
Since 2005, she gained management experience in various fields in Ukrainian banking: credit control, lending organizational unit, credit back office, project management and digital transformation of processes.
Since 2016, joined the management of the IT company, where was in charge of the development and implementation of digital platforms and processes in the financial sector.
And this experience was in 2017 moved to TBI Bank, where the Lean office and Business solution studio were created. Currently work in TBI group on both markets: Romania and Bulgaria.
очолює експансію TransferWise в Латинській Америці, Близькому Сході та Африці
Roman Rossov
TransferWise is a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It's the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send over £3bn every month using the service, saving themselves £3m every day. It's attracted $397m from investors such as world's largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.
Prior to TransferWise Roman was Ucoz.ru Product director, in charge of scaling the platform for small and medium businesses. Prior to this Roman was the Lead Product Manager at Prom.ua, helping to get traction from a startup to mature marketplace.
Roman also advises a number of early-stage startups on growth and getting to traction.
Founder of an international payment gateway FONDY
Valeriya Bondarenko
Valeriya Bondarenko – is a founder of an international payment gateway FONDY. An expert in the payment industry in Europe. She started her career in a banking sphere more than 11 years ago. In the end of 2014 founded FinTech company - FONDY. In 2018 was nominated in Woman in PayTech Award in UK.
Since 2016 payment gateway FONDY is represented in Ukrainian and Europe. One time integration with the payment gateway FONDY helps entrepreneurs to make digital transformation of business, use fast, seamless, secure payment methods, to develop business on the new markets, increase the level of conversion, automate processes related to the payments.

Top-manager, Alfa-Bank
Ivan Svitek
Ivan Svitek is one of the leading experts in finance and banking, as well as a top-level manager with extensive experience in the EU countries, Eastern Europe, Latin America.
In 1991, he served as Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Czechoslovakia, then from 1993 to 1994 – worked for Citibank (Prague, Czech Republic); from 1994 to 1998 – at Pepsi-Cola International in Austria and Czech Republic. From 1998 throughout 2008, Ivan Svitek held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Board at General Electric Capital Services; Deputy CEO at GE Capital Bank (Prague, Czech Republic); Leader at GE Consumer Finance (Dublin, Ireland), and President & CEO at GE Money Bank (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
From 2008 throughout 2015, Ivan Svitek was Chairman of the Board & CEO at Home Credit Bank in Russia, a part of the Home Credit B.V. Holding headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Graduated from Claremont McKenna College in California, U.S.A. (1986-1990), earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, doing double major in economics and political science. In 1993-1994, Ivan Svitek completed the M.B.A. program at INSEAD business school, in France, in particular, was awarded a Master in Business Administration, Finance Specialization.
A Czech by nationality, he is fluent in Czech, English, Portuguese and Russian.
CEO of PJSC "Ukrposhta"
Igor Smelyansky
Born in 1975 in Odesa. He has more than 17 years of professional experience in strategic, management and financial consulting. Recently has been working in New York (USA) in KPMG international company.
Igor gained working experience in Ukraine and other countries. He holds an MBA degree from Georgetown University, a law degree from George Washington University Law School and accounting degree from Pace University in New York.
Head of Business Development, Revolut
Andrius Bičeika
Andrius is a FinTech and business development specialist and Head of Business Development at Revolut, one of the fastest growing start-ups in the world, and UK's first digital bank unicorn. Andrius' colourful professional profile consists partly of a highly successful corporate world at Euromonitor International in Vilnius and London, with the other half of coming from his experience in various technical start-ups. After setting up and launching Revolut for Business, Andrius is now responsible for global growth and his team of business developers all over the world. Having grown from 0 to 2.5 mln. customers in than 3 years and acquiring $336M of investments, Revolut has major plans on how to make the financial sector radically better, and to allow people handle their finances in a faster and more convenient way than ever before – and Andrius is one of the few people who are turning these plans into reality.
Managing partner, Life.SREDA
Slava Solodkiy
◦ ◦ One of TOP35 the most influential fintech-investors in the world. TOP21 fintech influencers in Europe and TOP100 fintech ecosystem builders in Asia.
◦ Vladislav Solodkiy founded Life.SREDA, a fintech-focused VC fund, in 2012 and has been running it ever since.
◦ Life.SREDA's first fund was focused on A-round startups from US and EU (Simple, Moven, Fidor, Anthemis, SumUp, Rocketbank, LifePay, etc.) while Life.SREDA II is focusing on B-round startups from Asia (Fastacash, Mobikon, Lenddo, Ayannah, SoftPay, etc.). Life.SREDA also runs a $100m global blockchain fund.
◦ Co-founder&CEO at Arival bank, the first crypto-friendly fintech bank for SMEs and freelancers.
◦ Contributor for Forbes, TheNextWeb, European Financial Review, EFMA journal, VentureBeat, TechInAsia, e27, LTP, FTR, FintechNews, and other leading media.
◦ Author of "Money Of The Future" fintech report.
◦ Author of The First Fintech Bank's Arrival book.
◦ Keynote-speaker at Money2020, Rise\MoneyConf, European Fintech Awards (speaker+judge), Global Payment Summit, FinSpire (speaker+judge), Singapore Fintech Festival (judge), FinnovAsia (judge and speaker), Fintech CEO Summit by IFC, Paris Fintech Forum, Global Venture Summit, Fintech Award LatAm, Dot Finance Africa, The Future Of Finance Summit, Cloud Expo and now – on UAFIN.TECH.
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance KPMG in Ukraine
Dmitry Musatov
Dmitry graduated from the Inter-regional Academy of personnel management in Ukraine. He possesses certificates of ASA (American Society of Appraisers, USA) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK).
Dmitry joined KPMG Audit in Kyiv in 2004 and participated in a number of engagements on compilation, consolidation, and audit of Ukrainian statutory, IFRS and US GAAP financial statements.
In 2007, Dmitry joined KPMG Valuation Group in Moscow, Russia and participated in several reviews and valuation engagements, including business valuation and valuation of assets for management decision purposes, impairment of assets and purchase price allocation for reporting under IFRS. Together with two fellow colleagues, Dmitry initiated corporate finance department at KPMG Ukraine office in 2007.
Dmitry has extensive experience in valuation, investment banking and private equity, focusing on transactions in agriculture, consumer markets, construction materials and telecommunications, pharmaceutical, construction and real estate (starting entry tickets of USD c.10-15m). He has also acted as a CFO for a large-scale infrastructure construction company (USD c.1bn in sales, 5 business segments) in Ukraine, where he led the finance function-restructuring project. After several years of work outside KPMG, Dmitry re-joined KPMG's Advisory team in mid-2012.
Throughout his career, Dmitry guided multinational teams of finance and valuation professionals in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia. His sector experience includes services to the companies primarily operating in FMCG, agriculture, telecommunication, coal mining, construction and real estate sectors. He participated in fund raising, private placements, debt restructuring, M&A, LBOs, litigation, audit, valuation and management consulting projects for the companies in these sectors.
Chairman of Ukrainian Association of FinTech and Innovative companies.
Rostislav Dyuk
More than 14 years in finincial and banking industries, including C-level positions in banks.
Before Assosiation establisment worked as Team Lead for 2 years for USAID Finantial Sector Transformation Project and was resposible for Digital Finance.
The ideologue and the author of the first Ukrainian FinTech Catalouge and ecosystem Map.
Serhiy Chernenko
FUIB's Chair man of the Board
Serhiy Chernenko connected his career with FUIB, when he started to work at the bank as a specialist of Central Risk Assessment Management in 1997. He became a chief of Central Risk Management and became a member of FUIB Board in 2005.Serhiy Chernenko was invited to the position of the member of FUIB Supervisory Board in February 2006, which he held till March 2008. Serhiy Chernenko was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Board in April 2011, and took the position of Financial Director (CFO) of FUIB in February 2012.
FUIB Supervisory Board appointed Serhiy Chernenko on the position of the Chairman of the Board in October 2012.
Education: Serhiy Chernenko graduated from Donetsk National Technical University in major "International economic relations and foreign economic activity management".

Anton Tyutyun
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Oschadbank"
Born on March 14, 1977. He is a graduate of Kyiv National University of Economics, Banking
Department. Mr.Tyutyun has 20 years of banking experience. In October 2010, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Oschadbank".

Vice President, Business Development, Central Eastern Europe, Masterсard Europe
Andrii Klesov
Andrii Klesov has over 10 years of experience in the finance, innovations and business strategy. Andrii
joined Mastercard in 2016 as the Vice President of Business Development in Europe. Before joining
Mastercard, Andrii worked in Bain & Company, one of the world's leading management consulting firms.
Member of the Board of PrivatBank and Head of
the Direction of Electronic Business
Sergii Kharitich
Sergii Kharitich is the Member of the Board of PrivatBank and Head of
the Direction of Electronic Business.
Education: in 2005 graduated from the Ukrainian State University of
Chemical Technology, specialty - Information Control Systems and
Technologies.
Joined the team of PrivatBank in the year 2008. Has held different
positions - Deputy Director of the Software Development
Department,Head of the Department of "Software Development
Laboratory", Deputy Head of the Direction of Electronic Business.
Since 2016 Sergii Kharitich is holding positions of Member of the
Board of PrivatBank and Head of the Direction of Electronic Business.
Projects: Internet banking platform - Privat24, LiqPay, Topless, Android ATM is an ATM (1st
place on FinovateSpring 2014 California, USA), Share Credit Cards (Money2020 Hackathon
2016 - winners of the Visa Challenge)
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC "Citibank"
Citi Country Officer and Corporate Bank Head Ukraine.
Alex McWhorter
On 17.08.2018 Alex McWhorter was approved by the National bank of Ukraine as Chairman of
the Board of Directors, JSC "Citibank".
Alex McWhorter is the Citi Country Officer (CCO) and Corporate Bank Head for Ukraine. He is
responsible for Citi's franchise in Ukraine including leading the business and protecting the
franchise.
Alex joined Citi in New York in 2003 in Market Risk Management, before moving to Corporate
and Investment Banking in 2007 covering the Power sector. He served as a Director in the Risk
CAO office for over three years where his responsibilities included leading coordination of Citi's
CCAR efforts. Most recently, he served as UK Chief Risk Officer, and was responsible for the
risk management of Citi's UK legal entities as well as supporting the EMEA CRO on regional
support and crisis management.
Alex holds a Masters of Business Arts in Management from New York University, Stern School
of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Williams College,
Massachusetts, United States.
COO & Co-Founder of Arival Bank & Portfolio Director of
Life.SREDA
Jeremy Berger
Jeremy is the COO & Co-Founder of Arival Bank & Portfolio Director of
Life.SREDA, one of the first fintech only venture capital funds in Southeast Asia.
Jeremy also helped launch Goldbell Investments, the corporate VC arm of the
Goldbell Group, focusing on investments in mobility and automotive innovations.
Jeremy is a speaker at Finovate, Hong Kong Fintech Week, Oracle,
Euromoney, Philippines Investment Forum, Vizag Fintech Festival, Fin/Sum Tokyo,
and many more.
Deputy Chairman at the Ukrainian association of fintech and innovation companies
Inna Tiutiun
Inna Tiutiun has 20 years of experience in the banking sector, including executive position in the department of information technologies and payment systems of the National Bank of Ukraine.
At the National Bank, she supervised the project of building the central router of the payment system Prostir and transferring it to open international standards.
Inna was a Deputy Chairman of the Board at Ukrgasbank, responsible for retail business. Under her leadership the bank successfully migrated to its own processing center.

Today Inna is the Deputy Chairman at the Ukrainian association of fintech and innovation companies, which supports the development of the Ukrainian fintech industry.
Head of Digital Solutions in CISSEE VISA
Andrei Aleikin
Andrei Aleikin is the Head of Digital Solutions in CISSEE and leads digital
agenda for the 17 markets of CISSEE. His main areas of focus are: Contactless
payments and Transit, Mobile Contactless payments (NFC), Mobile wallets and
Mobile Money solutions, Authentication for eCommerce (VbV) and Visa money
transfer services (Visa Personal Payments), Visa Token Service and Pay
solutions. Andrei joined Visa in 2005 as a member of Chip and Innovation team. During
his 12 years at Visa Andrei successfully managed region-wide implementation
of acquiring chip and CCD chip mandates, launched innovation solutions like
Kiev Citizen Card program, the first in the markets Visa payWave programs,
dynamic VbV, VPP and mobile payment implementations in multiple markets. Andrei Aleikin brings to Visa Innovation team over 15 years of experience in IT and financial systems
consulting gained with PWC and KPMG. Andrei holds a Master's Degree in IT Systems architecture and Design from National Technical University
of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnic Institute».
СЕО & Managing Partner at UNIT.City Innovation Park
Max Yakover
Co-founder and member of strategic group at Radar Tech corporate accelerator. In the past - Chief Development Officer at VDNG National exhibition center. Founder of Chasopys Creative Family, Partner at Interesting Kyiv. More than 10 years of experience in IT, 5 in entrepreneurship, MBA degree in KMBS.
Executive Director, UVCA
Olga Afanasyeva
Olga Afanasyeva serves as the Executive Director of UVCA. Financial Times and Google nominated as a Changemaker New Europe 100 in 2016. In 2017, Olga was appointed as Ukraine's Ambassador of Women in Venture Capital. Olga holds a PhD in Finance at the Ukrainian banking academy of the National Bank of Ukraine. She has been studying at the University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Academy of Capital Market Leaders at Lesław A. Paga Foundation (Poland). Olga has 8 years of experience lecturing at Ukrainian banking academy of the National Bank of Ukraine, University of Greenwich (London, UK), as well as at the Jean Monnet Program of Erasmus +. She has experience in corporate governance and international cooperation. She also worked at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Olga is an author of more than 50 scientific papers, researches, and 3 books on finance, investments and banking. She was nominated in Top-50 Business Women in Ukraine (2018).
Olga was co-organizer of Ukrainian Davos Nights (January 2017), first Ukraine Davos House (January 2018) and initiator of first-ever Ukrainian Startup Pavilion at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
Serves as Advisory Board member of ALTFinator (Horizon-2020-backed project) which is focused on capacity-building of the financial ecosystem and its participants for improving innovative SMEs' access to alternative forms of finance in Europe with focus on South, Central and Eastern Countries.
Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
Sergii Kholod
In his position he will be in charge of payment systems and cash circulation areas. His mandate is to ensure the accomplishment of the central bank's mission through facilitating development and regulating payment and settlement systems, ensuring management of the cash circulation system, and engaging in implementation of the NBU's internal transformations.
Sergii Kholod takes office of Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine from 23 July 2018. The entire career of Sergii Kholod is connected with the Ukrainian banking system. He has 27 years of work experience in the banking area, including many years of management work as deputy head and member of the board in several Ukrainian banks (Swedbank, Tascombank, VTB Bank). Moreover, Sergii Kholod was in charge of IT development in INDEX BANK (Crédit Agricole Group) and Raiffeisen Bank Ukraine (since end-2006 – OTP Bank).
Also, in 1991 – 2002 he worked at the NBU and was one of the project managers who launched and developed e-mail and the telecommunication network for the NBU electronic payment system. He started his career in the banking system as an IT specialist at Prombudbank in 1991.
Sergii Kholod has two diplomas – in economics (Kyiv National Economic University, major in Finance and Credit, economist) and in engineering (Kyiv Higher Military Aviation Engineering College, major in Avionics, radio engineer).
Digital Finance Advisory Services
John Owens
An attorney, finance, payments and regulatory advisor who has worked with
regulators and policy makers as well as multilateral banks, commercial
banks and FinTech firms across emerging markets in 95 countries on digital
financial services and financial inclusion strategies, policies and regulations.
He holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Notre Dame Law School and is author
of several international publications on FinTech, financial inclusion and
responsible digital financial services. He was recently listed among the top
100 FinTech Influencers to follow in 2018.
Digital transformation consultant, Senior Product manager, Tieto Instant, Retail Payments and Cards Solutions
Raivis Joksts
Significant cross-culture work experience in banking technology and digital payments both in customer facing and technical roles. Has worked on development and implementation of customer business transformation and go-to-market strategies. Over 15 years of his professional career Raivis has acquired market insight from financial services industries in CIS, Nordics, Africa and Europe. Raivis is devoted to the development of cash-less transacting and is a strong believer in a cash-free economy.
Fintech evangelist
Kate Shcheglova
Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch is a fintech evangelist, a journalist covering the area of finance and economics, an editor and a publisher with 20 years of experience. She is also a regular participant of international fintech and innovations events. Kate is a founder of Future Communications Lab - the publisher of the Future magazine. She is also a science editor of the London-based periodical The Fintech Times, the media partner of the Ukraine-based magazine Future. Since 2016 Kate has been actively promoting the idea of establishing and developing insuretech in Ukraine. She is the insuretech-leader of the Ukrainian insurance market and was the ideologist and co-organizer of the first insuratech-conference "InsurancNEXT'UA" in Ukraine together with Ukrainian Federation of Insurance. Moreover, Kate puts a lot of time into raising financial awareness, is a member of the working group of National Bank of Ukraine on development of the state strategy on financial literacy '2020', and also of the concept of fintech development in Ukraine. In 2017 Kate became a moderator of the incubation programme for fintech start-ups FINTECH MASTER. In 2014 she graduated from London Metropolitan University (MSc Strategic Marketing | Digital Communications). Kate has established relations with major fintech hubs, such as Level39 (London), Startupbootcamp (London), Lattice80 (Singapore), Huge Thing (Warsaw), LHOFT (Luxembourg), and Barclays Rise (London, New York).
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