The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed independent members and representatives of the State to the Supervisory Boards of three state-owned banks: JSC ‘Oschadbank”, JSC “Ukreximbank” and JSC CB “PrivatBank”, who will commence their duties starting from June 14, 2019.
The selection of candidates to the positions of independent Supervisory Board members from among 632 applications was made by “Pedersen and Partners”, “Ward Howell Ukraine” and “Talent Advisors” which were selected on a competitive basis with the participation of international organizations.
Based on 69 interviews with candidates and their assessment against the established criteria, the Nomination Commission, comprising of representatives of the relevant committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President, the Cabinet of Ministers, decided on the winners of the competitive selection. Representatives of International Financial Organizations participated in the Selection Commission’s meetings with an advisory capacity.
Oksana Markarova, Minister of Finance of Ukraine said: “We are pleased to see so many experts of an extremely high professional level taking part in the competition. This indicates good prospects for the development of our banks and that we have taken the correct path for reforming the state banking sector”
Each Supervisory Board got six independent members and two representatives of the State. The term of office of Supervisory Board members is three years.
According to the CMU decisions, the following persons became Supervisory Board members:
AKçAKOCA Engin, MONETA Andrea, SEELIG Steven, EASKY Sharon, SHAIKH Nadir, KLEIN Eran as independent members, and representatives of the State — SHEVALIOV Artem (from the CMU) and OLEKSIYENKO Sergiy (from the VRU).
THORSTEN Paul, FISHER Steven, CHICHLO Dimitri, GORDIYENKO Olyana, KONOVETS Sergiy, MENU Dominique as independent members, and representatives of the State — BUTSA Yuriy (from the CMU) and SHULGA Alla (from the VRU).
ACUNER Sevki, APINE Baiba, REZNIKOV Оleksii, GRINCHENKO Оleksii, WEINSTEIN Michael, BRIGGS Peter, as independent members, and representatives of the State — BILAK Daniel (from the CMU) and VLASOV Dmytro (from the VRU).
“Creation of independent and competent supervisory boards is key to introducing corporate governance in banks with the state share, as provided by the Strategic Principles for Reforming the State-owned Banking Sector. As we already see in the case of Ukrgasbank, it is a very effective tool that allows to improve the efficiency of functioning of financial institutions in the short run, as well as minimizes the risks of political influence, increases financial attractiveness and accelerates the entry of foreign investors into capital”– Oksana Markarova, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, stated.
Senior Executive with more than 25 years of commercial banking experience, and with about 15 years of advisory experience in terms of IMF, World Bank, EBRD projects.
Has extensive advisory experience in terms of financial stability, crisis management, bank restructuring, deposit insurance in Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mongolia as well as in Asia, Africa and South America.
Senior Executive and Non-Executive Director about than 25 years of experience within leading Financial Services institutions and management consulting.
International advisor to central banks and deposit insurance agencies in Europe and Central Asia.
Has about 39 years of banking experience, all with Citibank/ Citigroup in 7 countries (mainly challenging Emerging markets), including 6 years in Ukraine
The core expertise focuses on banking business-models, funding and treasury products, balance sheet analysis, legal and regulatory.
Thorsten Paul is an international corporate banking and risk management professional with experience in such companies as Volksbank and Deutsche Bank. Since 2017 he has been Chairman of Board of Directors at Bank RBK in Kazakhstan.
Steven Fisher is retired after a 35 years’ career in global banking at Citi, most recently as CEO & Managing Director – Ukraine.
Dimitri Chichlo is seasoned Cybersecurity and Risk Management professional with broad international exposure. Dimitri is a former Senior IT Security Advisor of Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva. From 2004 to 2009, he spent 5 years in Ukraine and was involved in various international greenfield industrial and banking projects.
Olyana has more than 18 years of legal experience in Ukraine. She has 15 years of experience working at Baker & McKenzie. In 2013 she became of the partner of the firm.
Dominique Menu is a retired Senior Banker with 36 years of banking experience in corporate, commercial and investment banking with profound practical expertise
in Trade Finance and documentary business, export credits, NPL portfolio management. In Ukraine, Dominique had a key role in the acquisition process of UkrSibBank by BNP Group and became a Country head for CIB Ukraine.
Sergiy Konovets has more than 23 years of experience in financial management and controlling, strategy development and business development gained within Big4 companies, a top tier strategy consulting firm, and the largest national oil&gaz company.
Michael in an independent banker and financial expert with more than 30-years’ experience in international banking, strategic consulting to financial institutions and development financing for leading institutions in the USA, Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern and Central Europe and Latin America.
Sevki has been working for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for over 20 years in the area of implementation of investment strategy and policy reforms in Western Europe, Turkey and Ukraine.
Peter has more than 40 years of experience in banking, of which 20 years as the consultant for the ING Group consulting and other international financial institutions in developing markets in the area of restructuring and programs prior to and after the merger.
Baiba has over 15 years of experience in IT consulting and management of digital transformation in post-soviet context.
Oleksii is an experienced Ukrainian lawyer with significant legal and political achievements in Ukraine over the past 15 years.
Oleksi has more than 20-years experience in the banking business and consulting services for corporate clients, working with both multinational and leading
Representatives of the State
Sergiy Oleksiyenko – representative of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Has over 20 years of executive experience in lead Ukrainian investment companies. He organized a number of merger and acquisition transactions (M&A) or attraction of capital by Ukrainian companies totaling about USD 3 billion. He has the experience of structuring many significant deals in the Ukrainian capital market.
Artem Shevaliov – representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Has considerable experience in the international public banking across private and state-owned sectors. He stood at the origins of the state banking sector reform in Ukraine and was one of the main ideologists and authors of the Strategic Principles for Reforming the State-owned Banking Sector
Alla Shulga - representative of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Has more than 25 years of experience in banking, including over 18 years at executive positions. Due to deep understanding of operational characteristics of the Ukrainian banking market, she made a significant contribution to reforming the banking system while working as Director of the Banking Supervision General Department and a member of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine. An experienced specialist in NPL resolution.
Yuriy Butsa – representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Yuriy Butsa has many years of experience in the financial market, including on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, where he dealt with the attraction of capital by Ukrainian companies. During his work at the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, he coordinated the introduction of EU regulation into Ukrainian corporate law. For the past three years, he has been working at senior positions in the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, where he was responsible for attracting funding from international
financial organizations and managing public debt.
Dmytro Vlasov - representative of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine Dmytro is an experienced manager and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the banking and corporate sectors. He renders financial and strategic consulting services. Mr Vlasov has experience in advising clients on resolving complex issues and turnaround changes in companies and banks.
Daniel Bilak – representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Experienced Canadian lawyer specializing in banking law, insolvency and debt restructuring, and has over 28 years of experience in Ukraine, in particular as a legal counsel to international companies in the fields of energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and innovative technology.