Board of Directors

The Company has a single-tier management structure. The Board of Directors consists of six members, three of which are independent. Executive Directors carry out operational management of the Company. Non-executive Directors perform supervisory and strategic functions.

The competence and rules of functioning of the Board of Directors are defined by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.

Viktor Ivanchyk

Executive Director

Mr. Viktor Ivanchyk serves as an Executive Director with the Company and as the Chief Executive Officer of the main operating subsidiary LLC Astarta-Kyiv. He founded Astarta-Kyiv in 1993, prior to which worked at the Kyiv Aviation Association and served as a civil servant. Mr. Ivanchyk 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.

Howard Dahl

Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Howard Dahl was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with the Company and the Chairman of the Board of Directors on 17 March 2017. From 1987 till 2016 Mr. Howard Dahl was the member of Board for a number of companies, such as Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, North Dakota Council for the Arts, University of North Dakota Foundation, North Dakota Trade Office, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Trinity International University. At present time Mr. Howard Dahl serves the positions in the Amity Technology LLC, Ethics and Public Policy Center, LongWater Opportunities, The Trinity Forum, Washington DC, Russian American Institute, Center for Innovation Foundation (University of North Dakota). Mr. Howard Dahl graduated from the University of North Dakota B.S., University of Florida and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Viacheslav Chuk

Executive Director

Mr.Viacheslav Chuk has been appointed to the position of the Executive Director of Astarta Holding PLC from August 2023. 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. Mr. Chuk has a wide range of experience in the field of commercial strategy, tuning business processes to commercial risks, focusing on added value products and expanding in the new promising markets.

Gilles Mettetal

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mettetal has 29 years of international experience in financing agriculture, agribusiness and real estate corporate sectors. He has held various positions as non-executive director both for multinational and local enterprises, such as Danone Industrial, Lu Polska, Kraft Bolchevik, Bonduelle Kuban, Agrokor and Axereal Participations Europe Centrale. He serves as consultant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the African Development Bank. In 1983, Mr. Gilles Mettetal graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier: Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome.

Markiyan Markevych

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Markiyan Markevych has served as Executive Director of the company since October 2022. He is a Principal and President of Crossways MK Consulting, a full-service investment consulting company focused on Eastern Europe, which since 2014 has been responsible for M&A, along with direct investment in Ukraine for more than $400M in transaction value in various sectors. Before that, Mr. Markevych spent extensive time in the Structured Finance area with the Bank of Montreal. Markiyan holds an MBA from Queens University and a Master of International Relations from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

Savvas Sotiri Perikleous

Executive Director

Mr. Savvas Sotiri Perikleous has served as Executive Director with the company since October 2022. Mr Perikleous previously held the position of Head Representative Office at Hellenic Bank in Kyiv. He has many years of experience in banking, having spent the previous 35 years at Hellenic Bank in Cyprus, where he was instrumental in handling large international corporate accounts. At the same time, Mr. Perikleous played a key role in the bank’s International Business Centre by being head of the Accounts Department, Swift Payment and Incoming Payment Departments, and Operation Manager.