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Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board is made up of high-level individuals from the public and private sectors who have been elected by a majority of the membership of the board. The board is responsible for providing counsel to the President, as well as governance over the business, affairs, and property of the Aspen Institute.

  • Natalie Jaresko
    Natalie
    Jaresko
    Chairperson of the Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board, Trustee of the Aspen Institute (USA), Executive director FOMB
    Natalie A. Jaresko has enjoyed a distinguished international career in public service and private industry. Currently Natalie A. Jaresko serves as the Executive Director of the Financial Oversight & Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico created under the bipartisan Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) of the USA. FOMB was created to enable Puerto Rico to achieve fiscal responsibility and to regain access to capital markets after a decade of recession and inability to service over $70 billion in debt. She works with stakeholders on fiscal policy, debt restructuring, and implementation of critical infrastructure projects to restore economic vitality and investment on the island. As Ukraine’s Finance Minister (2014-16) she served at a particularly critical moment when the post-revolutionary state was rocked by deep recession and war on part of its territory. During her tenure, she led the successful negotiation of the largest IMF program in the institution’s history, as well as a complex debt restructuring. Her government’s success in restoring macroeconomic stability enabled the creation of a broad international financial coalition to support Ukraine’s transition. She led the reduction of public spending, cutting the deficit by more than 75% to 2.1% of GDP in 2015. She also advanced tax reform resulting in an almost 50% reduction in payroll tax, eliminated tax privileges which favored vested interests, implemented a transparent e-data system placing all treasury transactions online in real time, as well as initiated corporate governance reform in state-owned banks. Previously, she spent two decades working as Horizon Capital co-founder and CEO, a fund with over $600 million under management, and as Western NIS Enterprise Fund President and CEO, creating a platform for small and mid-cap private equity investment in the region. She began her career in public service in the United States, serving in the State Department from 1989-92, then as Economic Section Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine from 1992-95. Currently, she serves as a Member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity; Chair of the Board of Trustees of Aspen Institute Kyiv; Nonresident Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems; Board Member of the Leavitt Institute for International Development; Advisory Board member at the Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University; and Patron of the Ukrainian Institute London.
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  • Elliot Gerson
    Elliot
    Gerson
    Ex officio and non-voting observer of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute (USA)
    Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for its Policy Programs, its Public Programs and its relations with its international partners. The Institute’s more than 30 Policy Programs focus on both domestic and international issues. They provide neutral venues, do nonpartisan analysis, foster candid dialogue among leaders, advocate new policy and promote best practices. The Institute’s public programs – including the Aspen Ideas Festival and many smaller programs across the country and world – open the Institute’s doors to a broader audience and further both its educational goals and its hopes that thought will lead to action. The Institute has international partners in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Spain, and Ukraine. Gerson also administers the US Rhodes Scholarships. He was a Rhodes Scholar, a US Supreme Court clerk, practiced law in government and privately, held executive positions in state and federal government and on a presidential campaign, and was president of start-ups in health care and education, and of two leading national insurance and health-care companies. He has served on many non-profit boards, especially in the arts.
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  • Anatole Klepatskyi
    Anatole
    Klepatskyi
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, СОО Orion Biotechnology
    Anatole Klepatskyi is an investment banking and biotech expert currently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Orion Biotechnology, a Geneva based Life Science company founded in 2011 which is involved in development of innovative products in the field of oncology, neurological diseases and HIV prevention. Anatole was born in Ukraine where he started his professional career in 1994 with Credit Commercial de France (CCF) working on the implementation of the mass privatization program and various M&Atransactions. Since 2000, over 35 transactions with total value in excess of $1.7 billion were successfully completed under his leadership. Anatole Klepatskyi is a CEO and founding partner of Altius Impact Partners, a Canadian venture capital and advisory firm with focus on biotechnology and life sciences.
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  • Kateryna Zagoriy
    Kateryna
    Zagoriy
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Co-founder of the private family charitable organization Zagoriy Foundation
    Kateryna Zagoriy is a Ukrainian philanthropy influencer, philanthropist, investor, media and communications expert. Kateryna has expertise in business both as a business owner and as a hired specialist, as well as in civil service and public policy. Has higher education in sociology. Currently, her main activity is focused on the development of own projects and family business. Co-founder of the private family charitable organization Zagoriy Foundation, which has a mission to develop a culture of giving in Ukraine. Key activities of the foundation include the development of the culture of giving and philanthropy, charitable sector research, support of cultural initiatives and educational institutions. An initiator of the #GivingTuesday global charity movement in Ukraine. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Tabletochky Charitable Foundation and a member of the Senate of the Ukrainian Catholic University. A graduate of Aspen Institute Kyiv in 2008.
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  • Yaroslav Hrytsak
    Yaroslav
    Hrytsak
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University
    Yaroslav Hrytsak is a Ukrainian historian, public intellectua, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Ukrainian scientist, historian and publicist. Director of the Institute for Historical Studies of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, guest professor (1996-2009) of the Central European University in Budapest, first vice president (1999-2005) of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies. Editor-in-chief of the scientific anniversary "Ukraine Modern", member of the editorial board of magazines "Ab Imperio", "Crytyka", "Slavic Review", member of the supervisory board of the journal "Harvard Ukrainian Studies". Honorary Professor of the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy".
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  • Gennadiy Chyzhykov
    Gennadiy
    Chyzhykov
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, President of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    President of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gennadiy Chyzhykov was born on February 19, 1964 in Donetsk. Studied at the Donetsk Institute of Trade from 1981 to 1985 at the trade and economic faculty. After completing military service, he worked as an economist in the Trade Organization Department of the Donestk company «Mebli», and from 1987 – at the Donetsk Institute of Trade, where he held the positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Enterprise Economy. In 1992 he defended his Master’s thesis, in some time – a Doctorate with specialty in Foreign Economic Activity. He has over 80 published scientific and nonfiction articles. He completed fellowships at the Bradford School of Business, University College Cork (Ireland), Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (USA). Gennadiy Chyzhykov has contributed to the development of the Chamber movement in Ukraine for over 20 years. From June, 2002 to February, 2014 he was President of the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From Februa y, 2013 Gennadiy Chyzhykov has held the position of President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On May 19, 2015 he was re-elected as President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In this period, the following have been created and founded at the UCCI - a network of Export Support Centers, the National Export Forum, bilateral Business Councils with partners from 30 countries. A number of agreements on cooperation were concluded with partner organizations.
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  • Sergii Rogol
    Sergii
    Rogol
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Co-owner of the group of companies "ESTET"
    Mr. Rogol has a beckgraund in finance and has worked concurrently in banking and in higher education for over 20 years. From 1994 to 2007, he held senior positions at both Ukrainian and Latvian banks, including serving as Chairperson of the Board of the Riga Port Universalais Terminals (Latvia) for 10 years. Mr. Rogol is also the co-owner of ESTET Group (Kyiv), the author of more than 20 scientific papers and textbooks and has been President of TOP Club, an organization for Ukrainian business leaders, since 200. He is an active member of the Aspen community and has been a Trustee of the Aspen Institute Kyiv since 2016.
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  • Thomas Eymond-Laritaz
    Thomas
    Eymond-Laritaz
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Founder & CEO of Highgate
    Founder & CEO of Highgate. Thomas is an Aspen Institute alumnus and led the creation of an Aspen Institute in both Ukraine and the UK. He is a political and business strategist who over the past two decades has advised dozens of CEOs, political leaders, prominent individuals worldwide on their strategy, reputation, dispute resolution, communications, ESG and crisis management. He began career as a French civil servant working in the French Prime Minister’s office in Paris and later served as senior political adviser to the Bulgarian Prime Minister in Sofia and to the Georgian President in Tbilisi. Before setting up Highgate, Thomas served for two years as Managing Director at Mercury, a US high-stake public strategy firm, and six years as Executing Director at APCO Worldwide, where he successfully created and led the agency’s global geopolitical, reputation and litigation practice out of London. Thomas has a longstanding passion for environment, ESG and philanthropy. He majored in environmental science, worked for the French Ministry of Environment and established the position of the French Government for the creation of the first international Emissions Trading System (ETS). As a student in Paris, he was the National Secretary of the Action Sociale Etudiante, a student NGO. In 2006, he designed and created the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the then largest philanthropic foundation in Eastern Europe, and became its President. He graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and the Corps des Mines.
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  • Andrey Stavnitser
    Andrey
    Stavnitser
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Owner and CEO TIS Group, оwner MV Cargo, partner SD Capital
    Andrey is the owner and CEO of the largest port in Ukraine - TIS Group of terminals. Annually TIS handles 20% of all cargos, which move through Ukraine by sea. In 2014 by President of Austria Andrey was granted an exequatur of Honorary Consul of Austria in Odessa Region. In 2015 Andrey and his team signed a deal with Cargill to build a five million tonnes grain terminal with EBRD/IFC aboard. Project cost is over 150 millions USD. The terminal is being built by MV Cargo stevedoring company. In 2016 Mr Stavnitser, together with his partner Philipp Grushko, founded an investment company SD Capital. The company’s mission is to attract more international investments to Ukrainian markets. Andrey studied commerce in Harrow House School, United Kingdom. He completed a degree in International Business in the University Montana, Zug, Switzerland, and a degree in Executive MBA in HCMS French Institute, Moscow. He also holds a degree in Management, Mechnikov Odessa National University, Ukraine. Andrey Stavnitser was born on June 19th, 1982.
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  • Evgeni Utkin
    Evgeni
    Utkin
    Aspen Institute Kyiv Supervisory Board member, Рresident of KM Core
    An entrepreneur-innovator in high technology in Ukraine, founder, and president of high-tech investment company KM Core. He served as the chairman of the Board of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Mr. Utkin initiated the creation of the "Network Cluster of High Technologies" - an association of private high-tech companies and professionals in order to restart the new high-tech industry in Ukraine, attracting investment and economic development of Ukraine through an innovative approach. The cluster is engaged in the development and implementation of products to support state defense. He supported educational and cultural projects: GogolFest Contemporary Art Festival, Jazz in Kyiv Jazz Festival, and Education and Culture Center "Master Class Classes".
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