Management runs the company’s day-to-day operations, is responsible for the carrying out economic, environmental, and social tasks, except for those matters that fall under the competence of the General Meeting of Shareholders and the Board of Directors.
Founder and CEO
Viktor Ivanchyk founded Astarta-Kyiv in 1993, prior to which he worked at the Kyiv Aviation Association and served as a civil servant. He graduated from the Kharkiv Aviation Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1979, and also graduated from International Management Institute (IMI Kyiv) Senior Executive MBA Program in 2007. Honored worker of Agriculture of Ukraine.
Viacheslav Chuk has been appointed to the position of the Commercial Director of Astarta-Kyiv from July 2022. Viacheslav started his career at Astarta in the Financial Department in 2011. Later, he was appointed to the position of the Deputy Financial Director of the agricultural holding. He studied law and finance at the Kyiv National University named after T.G. Shevchenko. He also graduated from the International Institute of Management (MIM Kyiv) Management Development Programme and the Ukrainian Academy of Corporate Governance (UCGA) Corporate Governance Programme. Viacheslav became one of the first graduates of Astarta’s internal training programme, “Personnel Reserve”, which is aimed at identifying talented employees with leadership skills. They have already become agents of change within the company.
Director of Agricultural Processing
Yevhen Sadovyi has been appointed to the position of Director of Agricultural Processing of Astarta-Kyiv from July 8, 2022. Yevhen has 25 years of experience in construction, development and management of production and infrastructure assets in various branches of agriculture. He managed and participated in projects in Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, the USA.
Director for Agriculture Production
Vadym Skrypnyk started career in Astarta-Kyiv in 2016 as the project manager of the agricultural production department. Later held the managing positions in Astarta’s subsidiary LLC «Khmilnitske» and served as the deputy director of the agricultural division of Astarta. In August 2019 Mr. Skrypnyk was appointed as acting Head of agricultural division of the Company. He graduated from National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine with master’s degree in Agronomy.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Liliia Lymanska graduated from Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine with a Master’s degree in banking in 2005. Liliia has nearly 20 years of experience in key areas of corporate banking at leading Ukrainian banks, including corporate client relationship management, sales, corporate lending, and restructuring. In banking she covered agricultural and telecommunications businesses. She joined the Astarta-Kyiv team in May 2023.
Head of HR, CSR and Communications
Prior to join ASTARTA Svitlana had experience in other companies on the following positions: HR – business partner, Head of HR, Head of corporate partnership and social responsibility devision. Svitlana has strong experience in introduction of HR systems in big international and national companies in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan (banking, agro, retail, production spheres). Was in charge of more than 30 seminars for big and medium scale enterprises, such as ASTARTA, Galnaftogaz, Providna, VTB, PUMB, Pivdennyi.
Sustainable Business Development and IR Director
Yuliya joined ASTARTA’s team for the second time in May 2019. In 2006 she has lead IPO of the Company at Warsaw stock exchange. Yuliya has over 20 years of international corporate finance experience (ECM, M&A and valuation) in energy, mining, food and agriculture sectors. Yuliya worked at investment banks Ladenburg Thalmann Int., ING Bank in Ukraine, and ING Corporate Finance in the UK, where she was leading the projects in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Later she was Corporate Finance Director at UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking (CEE markets). Yuliya graduated from Luhansk Machinery-Building Institute. She is a CFA charterholder and is a certified technical translator from English.
Head of IT Development Department
Oleksandr Voinalovych has been heading the IT Development Department of Astarta since January 2020. Prior to that, Oleksandr held leading positions in the field of information technology in the world corporations of the food industry and headed IT-direction in one of the largest pharmaceutical companies of Ukraine. During his work he implemented a number of IT solutions of various complexity. Mr. Voinalovych has a degree in cybernetics (Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv).
Head of Legal
Head of LegalOleksandr Kharlov has been heading the Legal Department of Astarta since January 2022. Oleksandr has more than 18 years of experience practising law. He worked in the civil service and had experience in advocacy in the private sector.
In 2018 he received the degree of Candidate of Legal Sciences.
Director of the Security and Internal Control Department
Vasyl Chmeliuk was appointed the Director of the Security and Internal Control Department in September 2023. Vasyl holds three degrees in economics, law and public administration. He completed the Specialist Fraud Investigator Programme at the City of London Police Economic Crime Academy and the MIM-KYIV Business School Pre-MBA Management and Leadership Programme. Vasyl holds a PhD in Law. He has held senior positions in the civil service and has 20 years of experience in financial investigations and educational management.