- Management of the Company
Management of the Company
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.
Mr. Gladky graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a Master’s degree in International Economics in 1995. He also holds a Master’s of Law (2005).
Viktor Gladky began his career with companies dealing in foreign trade. He would later find himself in the public service sector with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine.
From 1995 to 2012, Mr. Gladky held different management positions and was a member of various state and commercial banks, including State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine, Citibank (Ukraine), and Pravex Bank (Inteza Sanpaolo Group, Ukraine).
Since 2012, Mr. Gladky has acted as Chief Financial Officer for Astarta-Kyiv. He also serves as Executive Director A of Astarta Holding N.V.
Valery Sokolenko joined "Astarta-Kyiv" in 2008 as a Deputy Director on Sugar Production of one of the enterprises of the Company. Later he held positions of Chief Financial Officer and Director of several enterprises of the Company. Valery Sokolenko has many years of experience in oil and gas processing, as well as in the food industry. Valeriy Sokolenko has two higher education and graduated International Management Institute (MBA).
Head of Procurement and Logistics Department
Joined joined Astarta-Kyiv in February 2015. Has experience in world food and pharmaceutical industries on positions in procurement and logistics.
Valerii Pavlenko has a degree in social psychology and finance. In 2005 he got an MBA status in the Higher school of postgraduate education in California, USA and in 2007 he got the degree of magister in military and social management in the National Academy of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.
Director for Legal Issues
Liliya Timakina joined Astarta-Kyiv in 2015, prior she worked as private lawyer and held positions in juridical departments in different international and state holding companies. In 1994 Liliya Timakina graduated from Kyiv State Shevchenko University and graduated from H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University In 2014 obtained a license to practice law.
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, ILF, Providna, VTB, PUMB, Pivdennyi
Zeljko Erceg graduated from National Agrarian Univeяrsity in Zagreb (Croatia) and Belgrad (Serbia) in 1995 with degree in agricultural science. Prior to joining Astarta-Kyiv in 2014 he worked at Serbian companies Matievich-Agrar and MK Group. In 2006 Zeljko Erceg set up Agro Invest Ukraine the subsidiary of MK Group and managed it for 8 years. Zeljko Erceg has significant experience in organizational restructuring and introduction of advanced technologies and methods of management in agribusiness.