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 Programme in 2007, and from the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (KMBS) School of Strategic Architect Programme in 2019. 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
Ihor Rylik has been appointed to the position of Director of Agricultural Processing of Astarta-Kyiv from January 26, 2024. Ihor graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Dnipro State University. He completed a corporate MBA programme at the International Institute of Management (MIM-Kyiv). He is a sugar industry expert with 34 years of practical experience. He worked for Ukrainian and foreign food industry companies, including Astarta-Kyiv, from 2006 to 2014. He is also an expert in energy efficiency, having led large-scale energy-saving programmes at sugar mills and developing projects for the construction of bioethanol and oil extraction plants. He has worked on projects for the United Nations FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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 CFA Certified in Climate and Investing.
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).
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.
Director of AgriChain
Natalia Bohacheva holds a master’s degree in corporate finance from Podilsky State University. She holds a PhD in Economics. She has eight years of teaching experience in higher education at the Podilskyi State University and the Kamianets-Podilskyi National University. From 2012 to 2018, she worked as Chief Economist and Project Portfolio Manager at Agroprosperis Group. She completed the MIM-KYIV Business School Pre-MBA Management and Leadership Programme.
Natalia joined Astarta’s team in March 2018 as a project manager and was appointed Director of AgriChain in 2019.
Acting Chief Legal Officer
Volodymyr Hrytsenko was appointed Acting Chief Legal Officer in 2023. Volodymyr received his law degree from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine. He has held senior positions in the civil service and has many years of experience as a lawyer.