Henry Shterenberg, United States
Henry ShterenbergPresident of WTC Kyiv
Henry Shterenberg is a business strategist and a practicing entrepreneur with a MBA and 25 years of experience. He is an expert in international investment and trade and is a charismatic negotiator. At the age of 18, Henry moved from Ukraine to the United States. In 2003, he founded the region's largest sports and educational project for children—NESA LLC in Westwood, Massachusetts. From 2011 to 2016 he held the Head of International Relations position at the Ukraine Agro Valley Association. He was also a senior partner in the international financial company Briggs Capital. In 2017, Henry Shterenberg returned to Ukraine with a personal mission to develop the Economy of Trust. The principles of the Economy of Trust are based on transparent and close communication between businesses, municipalities and international stakeholders. In Ukraine, he held the position of Head of the Department of International Relations and Innovations at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. He was also an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the State Financial Institution SFII. In 2018, Henry organized the first Horasis International Meeting investment forum in Kyiv, Ukraine which was attended by business leaders from 32 countries. In November 2020, Mr. Shterenberg became president of the World Trade Center Kyiv, which is part of the global World Trade Center Association.
Glen Grant, Great Britain
Chief Operating Officer
Glen GrantChief Operating Officer
During his long professional career, Mr. Grant has practical experience in building global projects, international relations, communication with authorities, and strategy formation. He is an expert on the influence of the cultural aspects of the post-Soviet countries in the spheres of defense and security. Mr. Grant is currently working with the Baltic Security Foundation focused upon writing papers on regional security and initiating a Baltic project of leadership development into Kherson Region. Mr Grant is also a member of the UK Institute of Statecraft working in a group to counter Russian aggressive influence in Europe.
Peter Atwood, Canada
Chief Communications Officer
Peter AtwoodChief Communications Officer
An experienced communications expert, Peter Atwood has worked with public and private companies, governments, and international agencies worldwide, providing investor relations, marketing and PR materials, strategic planning, project management and more across the full range of communication needs. His career began in traditional book publishing where he learned rigorous editing to exacting standards in a high-pressure environment. Mr. Atwood has lived and worked in Canada, U.K., China, Korea, Egypt, and Nepal. He currently works from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Viacheslav Shmelov, Ukraine
Chairman of Oversight Committee
Viacheslav ShmelovChairman of Oversight Committee
28-years of experience in the field of state securities and international finance. In the year of 1994, he became the author of the first issue of state securities in the post-Soviet space: first series of State Commodity Bonds of Material Resources of Ukraine for a total amount of 10 Billion US dollars. For the governments of some countries (in Europe, Asia, and Africa) Mr. Shmelov has developed dozens of different projects of extra-budgetary funding of national programs by issuing state, commodity, land, and municipal securities for a total amount about a hundred billion US dollars.
Oleksii Kovalenko, Ukraine
Chief Business Development Officer
Oleksii KovalenkoChief Business Development Officer
Mr. Kovalenko is a professional in business development, international networking, communications and government relations. He graduated from Franklin University in Switzerland with a degree in International Relations. For over 10 years he has specialized in organizing business events and has been a public relations consultant for many Ukrainian businesses and politicians. He coordinated the Ukrainian Business Association and Business Magazine, as well as the Business 100 international networking platform. Mr. Kovalenko’s vision for the development of a business brand strategy for Ukraine was included in the Government's “Ukraine 2030” program.
Volodymyr Stretovych, Ukraine
President of WTC Kyiv International Arbitration
Volodymyr StretovychPresident of WTC Kyiv International Arbitration
Mr. Stretovich is an experienced lawyer, scientist and politician. In 1994 he became a People's Deputy of Ukraine and at the age of 36 he headed the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Judicial and Legal Reform. He took an active part in the development of the new Constitution of Ukraine, for which he was awarded the title "Honored Lawyer of Ukraine''. From June 2002 to 2006, he headed the committee for combating organized crime and corruption. He also held the position of Associate Professor of the Department of Branch Legal Sciences at the Kyiv-Mohylanska Academy. Since February 2003, he has been President of the Eastern European Department and a member of the Board of Directors of the influential international organization Parliamentarians against Corruption and Organized Crime, headquartered in Canada.
Alexander Liakhov, Ukraine
Vice President of Industries
Alexander LiakhovVice President of Industries
Alexander Liakhov has a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering and a degree in International Business Management. Since 2002, he has led his own business in glassware production. Mr. Liakhov began a collaboration with Stewart Engineers Inc. (USA, NC) in 2009 and was appointed as VP of European and CIS Business Development in 2017. He has been focused on finding business opportunities in industrial projects, evaluating them, and making them happen. He is experienced in customer and investor negotiations and is excited about searching for new ideas which can be industrialized-- especially in recycling and energy-saving fields.
Oleksandr Chubatenko, Ukraine
Vice President of Project Development
Oleksandr ChubatenkoVice President of Project Development
Alexander Chubatenko is an honored politician and civil activist. He was the People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the III and VII convocations. In 2003, Mr. Chubatenko graduated from the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management with a degree in international political science. From 2003 to 2012 he was President of the Center for Strategic Initiatives and from 2007 to 2009 he led the Department of Economics of the Kyiv Regional State Administration. Over the years, Alexander Chubatenko has shared his expertise in theories and practice of changing socio-economic formations and strategic development of state institutions. He is the author of the political strategy for the advanced development of Ukraine as well as the ideology TOMORROW.
Sylvia Hagopian, Canada
International Media Relations
Sylvia HagopianInternational Media Relations
Ms. Hagopian has over 20 years experience in issues management, media relations and writing compelling content for both internal and external audiences. Her strengths are in strategic communications planning, multi-channel digital strategy development, stakeholder engagement and knowledge translation. As a communication technology early adopter, she genuinely enjoys harnessing digital tools to engage audiences and encourage behavior change.
Demian Korotchenko, Ukraine
General Director of EoT Grant Central
Demian KorotchenkoGeneral Director of EoT Grant Central
Mr. Korotchenko is an experienced Project Director & CEO with deeply knowledge, skills and over 15 years practice on turn key rollout and management of international projects with a cross-functionality project team tasks in telecom industry. He is executive aimed to deliver of challenging milestones within projects. He graduated from Kyiv Military Institute of management and communication. For over 10 years Mr. Korotchenko took part in social and political life in Ukraine. He is experienced in contractor and customer negotiations what had been allowed to reach successfully common projects goals.
Nikita Korniiets, Ukraine
CEO of EoT Directory
Nikita KorniietsCEO of EoT Directory
Nikita Korniiets is an ambitious young sales specialist with a degree in international business and economic relations. He has the ability to learn quickly and adapt to any difficult situation--with the fastest possible solution. Mr. Kornietts has practical experience in various fields including running a business as a director, trading in financial markets, as well as opening his own business and launching various projects. Since November 2020, Nikita has been the directory manager of the World Trade Center Kyiv, which is a part of the WTC Association.
Neetu Mehta, Singapore
Vice President of Global Events
Neetu MehtaVP of International Affairs, Asia
Ms. Mehta is a recognized specialist in the field of international communications, business development and the organization of international events. Her expertise is focused on working with Asian stakeholders in the areas of innovation, investment and trade. Ms. Mehta is the founder and CEO of the international event agency PULSE NATION, which specializes in organizing corporate and personal events at the highest level. For 10 years she worked as a media director at Horasis, an independent think tank. Since 2018, she has been involved with the international wildlife protection project BirdLife International with headquarters in Singapore.
Arman Akopian, Ukraine
Manager of Public-Private Partnerships
Arman AkopianManager of Public-Private Partnerships
Since 2018, Mr. Akopian has engaged in business activities in the field of retail and wholesale food products. He is a graduate of one of the best legal institutes in Ukraine. He is the lead organizer of dozens of events in the fields of law, business and politics. He completed more than 20 courses in law and business and in 2019 completed a week-long internship at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Viktoriia Chemerys, Ukraine
Education Content Manager
Viktoriia ChemerysEducation Content Manager
Mrs Chemerys is a young specialist with diverse career progression and management exposure. This diversity includes varied industries such as teaching, sales, translations, customer service, account management and IT ensuring a deep-rooted multifaceted skill set. For the last five years, she has been making customers happy and collaborating with companies from Israel, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the USA. She is motivated by her passion for comprehending the nuances of cross-cultural communication and sharing experiences. She never stops learning being an ‘eternal student,’ keen on building on her academic foundations in translation studies and philology and staying in tune with the latest digital innovations through continual upskilling and professional development.