Board of Directors

VIKTOR IVANCHYK (born in 1956, male)
Executive Director A, Chief Executive Officer, Ukrainian national

Viktor Ivanchyk serves as an Executive Director A with the Company and as the Chief Executive Officer since the Company’s incorporation.
Prior to founding Astarta-Kyiv in 1993, he worked for the Kyiv Aviation Industrial Association (KiAPO) and then served at the state service. In 1993 he founded Astarta-Kyiv, which the General Director he has been since then.
In 2005 he became a Deputy Chairman of the Counsel of the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine "Ukrtsukor" and in 2007 a member of Presidium of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation.
Mr. Ivanchyk has, in the previous five years, been a member of the governing bodies of the following entities: Firm Astarta-Center OJSC and Poltavarybgosp OJSC.
Mr. Ivanchyk is still holding the position in Firm Astarta-Center OJSC. He graduated from Kharkiv Aviation Institute named after N. E. Zhukovsky (1979) and from the French Business School in Toulouse (1994). In 2007 he graduated from the International Management Institute (IMI Kyiv) on a Senior Executive MBA Programme.


VIKTOR GLADKYI (born in 1963, male)
Executive Director A, Chief Financial Officer, Ukrainian national

Victor Gladkyi serves as an Executive Director A with the Company since 2014.
Prior to joining us in 2012, Mr. Gladkyi was Member of the Board of several state and commercial banks, including UkrExim Bank, Citi Bank, TAS Commerzbank, and Pravex Bank (Inteza Sanpaolo Group). In 1994, he was the head of Sectertariat of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine.
In 1985 Viktor Gladkyi graduated from Kyiv State Shevchenko University with a degree in international relations and international law.
 


MARC VAN CAMPEN (born in 1944, male)
Executive Director B, Chief Corporate Officer, Dutch national

Prior to joining us, Mr. Van Campen served in several positions with Océ Van der Grinten N.V. and most recently, until 2002, as a general counsel of NBM-Amstelland N.V. a Dutch company listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and at that time one of the largest companies in the Netherlands in the field of construction and project development. Mr. Van Campen has, in the previous seven years, been Director at Montferland Beheer BV at Schoonhoven (NL), Director at Ovostar Union NV, Amsterdam, quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Director at Do It Yourself (DIY) Orange Holding NV, Amsterdam, Director of the European subsidiaries (outside Italy) of Salvatore Ferragamo SpA at Florence, Italy, Director of Lugo Terminal Srl at Lugo, Italy, Director of International Internet Investments Coöperatief U.A. at Amsterdam and Director of Griffin Premium Re N.V. at Amsterdam, quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Mr. Van Campen is still holding the positions in the following entities: Montferland Beheer BV, Ovostar Union NV, Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, International Internet Investments Coöperatief U.A. and Griffin Premium Re N.V. He graduated with a master’s in law from the University of Nijmegen in 1968.


HOWARD A. DAHL (born in 1949, male)
Non-Executive Director C, Chairman of the Board of Directors, US citizen

Howard Dahl has broad experience in managing companies involved in agriculture. The «Amity Technology» company, headed by Howard Dahl for many years, delivers modern agricultural machinery to many countries of the world, including Ukraine. He is also the founder of several companies involved in the development and implementation of advanced IT solutions in agriculture.
Mr. Dahl held different positions in such organizations as: University of North Dakota, Russian American Institute, LongWater Opportunities, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Trinity International University and others.
Mr. Dahl graduated from University of North Dakota Grand Forks, University of Florida Gainesville and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


GILLES METTETAL
Non-Executive Director C, French citizen

Until June 2017, Mr Mettetal was Director of the Agribusiness and of Property & Tourism at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has 30 years of international experience in financing agriculture, agribusiness and real estate corporate sectors. He conducted key transactions with corporates, banks, investment funds, Governments and public institutions in more than 40 countries. Mr Mettetal previous work experience was with the Investment Centre of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) where he was in charge of the identification and preparation of projects to be financed by major international financing institutions such as the World Bank or the International Fund of Agriculture (IFAD) in Asia, Africa and South America. He also worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He also held various Non Executive Director positions with agribusiness companies. Gilles Mettetal holds a post graduate degree of L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier. He also holds an MSc degree in Biology and Environment.