Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine
Chair of Transparency International (2014–2017)
Mr. Borovyk is an expert with more than 5-year experience in business consulting, investment analysis, and business processes in the public sector. He graduated from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a degree in Economics and received a master’s degree in Business Analysis and Consulting (Warwick Business School, Great Britain). Andrii worked as an investment analyst and headed a unit at the Department for Reforms in the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
Mr. Ugaz is a Law professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and has served as a member of the Board of TI Ukraine since 2018. He worked as the Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru. During the Montesinos-Fujimori investigation (2000–2002), his office opened over 200 judicial cases against more than 1,500 members of Fujimori’s network. During his mandate, USD 205 million was frozen abroad and recovered to his country. Professor Ugaz was a member of the UN Peacekeeping Mission and UN Election Observers Mission for El Salvador. He also was part of the Institutional Integrity Office for the World Bank.
Regional Mission Director at USAID
Prosecutor General of Ukraine
Senior Regional Coordinator Europe,
OGP Support Unit
During her 27-year USAID career, Ms. Fritz served as Mission Director in East Africa and Serbia and Montenegro, Deputy Mission Director in Kosovo, Regional Democracy Officer in Bulgaria, and Democracy Office Director in Central Asia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In USAID headquarters in Washington, she served as the Elections and Political Process Team Leader in the Democracy and Governance Center, and in several positions in the E&E Bureau’s Democracy Office. Fritz has a Master of Public Administration degree from American University and a BA degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Since 1998, Mr. Riaboshapka worked on leading positions in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, transferring to the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2010. Since 2013, he worked as the anti-corruption policy analyst with TI Ukraine. In 2014, he became the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine. In 2016 he joined the National Agency for Corruption Prevention as a member. In May, Ruslan Riaboshapka was appointed the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, in August — the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. In 2010, he was awarded the title of Renowned Ukrainian Lawyer.
Ms. Pernar joined the Open Government Partnership in April 2018. She provides guidance and assistance to governments in Southern and Eastern Europe, facilities exchange and learning between governments, as well as support to civil society organizations in these countries to push for open government reforms. Prior to joining OGP, Sandra has worked as Senior Advisor in the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs. She has served on the OGP Steering Committee and was a member of the Inaugural Board of Directors of the OGP Secretariat. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science.
Head of EU Delegation in Ukraine
Mr. Maasikas stated his career in Estonian public service in 1996. He was an Ambassador in Finland (2001–2005), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005–2008). In 2009–2010, he worked at the office of European Commissioner for Enlargement and on team of advisers to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. After that, he served as the Permanent Estonian Representative to the EU until 2016, and then as Estonian Special Representative in the EU.
Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine
Editor-in-Chief of Nashi Groshi
Mr. Nefyodov is an economist and a civil servant. In 2015–2019, he served as the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, all the while being a vocal advocate of the ProZorro public procurement system. Since 2004, he has worked in investment companies, including the position of the Vice President at Dragon Capital and of the Director of an investment and banking department.
Mr. Shalaiskyi is an expert in political corruption investigation and oversight of public expenditures. He is the author of a series of journalistic investigations of economic crimes, including the story about the procurement of the so-called “Boiko’s masts.” He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Anti-Corruption Action Center. Before that, Mr. Shalaiskyi was the Editor-in-Chief of The Dzerkalo Tyzhnia and Ukrainian Week. He received the Oleksandr Kryvenko Award for “Progress in Journalism” (2013).
Deputy Head of the High Anti-Corruption Court
At the beginning of his professional career, he did an internship with a law firm and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. In 2003–2005, he worked as an assistant judge in Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv. Since 2006, he worked as a defense attorney. He was also a member of the supervisory boards of big Ukrainian financial institutions.
Deputy Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office
MP, Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine (2016–2018)
Mr. Hryshchuk started his professional activity as a lawyer during his studies in Ternopil. He worked in the prosecution of Chervonohrad, Lviv oblast, and of Lviv. He participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation and has been awarded with the order “For Courage” of the III class “for a high level of professionalism, bravery, dedication and courage” and the order “People’s Hero of Ukraine.”
Mr. Yurchyshyn has many years of experience in the organization of civil advocacy campaigns, political review and policy analysis. Since 2013, he started working as the Head of the Ukrainian Scout Council. He was a pro bono advisor for the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, an assistant and advisor to Member of Parliament Lesia Orobets. He worked as the advocacy manager with the Reanimation Package of Reforms. In 2018–2019, he was the Chair of Transparency International Ukraine.
Head of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine
In 2004–2005, Ms. Tkeshelashvili was a Deputy Minister of Justice and later a Minister of Justice of Georgia (2007–2008). She served as the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, headed the Appellate Court of Tbilisi. She continued her public service on the position of the Prosecutor General of Georgia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2008–2010, she served as the Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, and after that — as the First Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Reintegration of Georgia.
Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau
Chair of the Board of Transparency International Ukraine
aMr. Sytnyk personally investigated or oversaw investigative groups concerning over 300 criminal cases, the majority of them being corruption-related violations. He started his professional activity in 2001 as a deputy district prosecutor in Kropyvnytskyi, later headed the investigative department of Kirovohrad oblast prosecution. In 2008 Mr. Sytnyk was transferred to the position of the Head of the Investigative Department of Kyiv Oblast Prosecution. In 2011–2015, he worked as a defense attorney.
Mr. Vyshnevskyi is a defense attorney, an expert on justice and public service reforms. He has 13 years of experience holding management positions in central bodies of executive power in Ukraine. He worked as the director of the Facilitation Center for Institutional Development of Public Service and the director of the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision under the Ministry of Justice, which he initiated back in 2012. Since 2017, he has been a national consultant with the Council of Europe, OSCE and the UN. He is a public activist and executive director of CSO Tomorrow’s Lawyer.
Senior Manager on Eastern Europe,
Open Contracting Partnership
During 2018–2019, he was the acting CEO of SE “Medical Procurement of Ukraine.” He worked with Transparency International Ukraine as the Director of the Innovation Projects Program. For a long time, he worked in a big agricultural company where he was accountable for procurement analysis and oversight. He has experience in public service as well; for instance, he worked as the head expert of the Investment and IMF Cooperation department in the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Director of Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation
Head of the Asset Recovery and Management Agency
Ms. Bekeshkina is a social scientist and an expert in political and electoral sociology. Since 1991, she has been a research fellow with the Institute of Sociology under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 1996, she has been working at the Democratic Initiatives Foundation. She is the author of more than 100 scholarly works. Ukrainian media have included Ms. Bekeshkina on the list of the 100 most influential people in Ukraine numerous times.
Mr. Yanchuk holds a Law degree of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and a PhD in Law. Since 2005, he worked as a lawyer in law firms. In 2014, he became a public servant, first as an assistant to the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, and since 2016 — as the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
Deputy Minister of Justice
Mr. Banchuk holds an MA in Law of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and a PhD in Law. Since 2014, he worked as a research fellow of the Public Service and Administrative Law Department of V.M. Koretskyi State and Law Institute under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. IN 2006–2014, he served as the law expert with Center of Policy and Legal Reform CSO.
First Deputy Minister of Economic Development
Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center
On his position, Mr. Kukhta works on formation of policies concerning public property, public procurement and the labor market. He is an economist and an expert on fiscal policy, budgeting process and the pension reform. In 2016–2019, he served as the Deputy Head of the Strategic Reform Support Advisory Group under the Cabinet of Ministers.
Ms. Kaleniuk specializes in international legal mechanisms of corruption counteraction, including asset recovery and combating money laundering. She holds a master’s degree in Financial Services from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She was a Fulbright program participant in 2010-2011. Ms. Kaleniuk used to be a member of the Public Oversight Council under the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
Head of International Relations and Fundraising,
Transparency International Ukraine
Director of the Innovation Projects Program,
Transparency International Ukraine
Ms. Kozlovtseva has got her education at LCC International University in Lithuania, Department of Management and Business Administration. She took part in international summer schools where she studied political and economic systems in the Czech Republic, leadership principles in Macedonia. She was a delegate at forums and conferences in Serbia, Lithuania, Costa Rica, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey, and worked as an administrative assistant in KBU Global Consulting. Nastia volunteers in international scout organization Royal Rangers.
Mr. Lakhtionov joined TI Ukraine as a DOZORRO coordinator. He was a member of the Public Oversight Council under the NABU. Before, he worked in the education department of Mykolaiiv city council, in municipal enterprise Kyiv Investment Agency and in the public aviation company Ukraiina. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a member of the Review Commission for Appeals on Possible Violations in Pre-Threshold Procurement. Since 2018, he has been part of the Advisory and Supervisory Group created for coordination and monitoring of the CoST initiative implementation. In 2018 he was also selected the head of Innovation Projects at TI Ukraine.