Advisory Board


Iryna Papusha

Iryna Papusha is Harvard Certified Corporate Director, INSEAD Certified Chairman of the Board, PhD of Economics, Mentor, Member of Belgian Institute for Directors GUBERNA, Member of Aspen Institute, Harvard club and Professional Governance Association. She has more than 20 years of experience in management positions in the biggest Holding Companies, FMCG and B2B markets, which permits her to transfer competences, contacts and knowledge from one sector to another.

Iryna has developed a strong personal brand as a strategic and determined business leader who blends passion with confidence to drive sustainable profitable corporate growth. Her business vision, philosophical mindset and positive energy inspire the teams she leads to peak performance. She promotes the development of trusted business relationships based on respect, integrity and success. With an entrepreneurial leadership style based on sophisticated innovation, Iryna transforms companies into strong and reliable market leaders. Her clients and colleagues describe her as enthusiastic, creative and effective in the solutions she develops and implements. Iryna builds a strong experience in Corporate Governance. She also benefits from a network in different markets and international communities. She has "international origins": lives in Belgium, works in the UK, Netherlands and Ukraine.


Kate Peachway

Kate Peachway was born in Lviv and came to the USA in 1989. Kate is the Chief Financial Officer of TS Imagine, a capital markets software company backed by Francisco Partners. Her career spans 15 years in private and public equity markets, where she has focused on investing in growth companies.

Prior to her current role, Kate was an investment Principal in the software and information services sectors at GrowthCurve Capital, a mid-market private equity firm. Prior to GrowthCurve, Kate spent a decade at BlueMountain Capital and Blue Ridge Capital where she was a public long/short equity investor. Kate started her career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Kate graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Economics and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. Kate has three little kids, Theo, Rex, and Lulu, and lives in NYC.


Felix Khaychuk

Felix Khaychuk was born and grew up in Kyiv and came to the US in 1990. He has been with BNP Exane for the last 9 years covering East Coast Hedge fund accounts. Prior to BNP Exane he held similar roles with Citigroup and Credit SUISSE.

Felix has over 20 years experience in European equity sales. He is a proactive and good idea generator specializing in macro investing, European and global equities, account management, relationship building and other areas. Currently Felix resides in New York City with his wife and 2 children. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with B.S in International Business and Finance.


Antonina Kurets

Antonina Kurets is a CIPD certified People Expert and an ICF coach, with over 23 years of experience in international corporate business. Antonina is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success. Based in Lviv, Ukraine, she currently serves as the Head of HR at PwC Lviv SDC, where she plays a pivotal role in shaping organizational strategy and fostering a culture of excellence. She is also the Head of the European Business Association HR committee, further solidifying her reputation as a respected leader in the field.

Antonina's expertise extends beyond her role at PwC; she has previously served as the Head of HR for industry leaders such as VEON, Fujikura, and CVG, where she spearheaded the establishment of their businesses in Ukraine from inception. Her contributions have been instrumental in driving growth and success for these organizations.

Antonina's deep understanding of business dynamics, coupled with her expertise in people matters, strategic leadership, and successful project management, makes her a distinctive professional, who passionately contributes to the development of our organization.


Valentyna Grechka

Valentyna Grechka - an entrepreneur and partner of the INTELEVRAZ Investment Company.

Valentyna has graduated from Aspen Institute Kyiv and has joined the Aspen Society Council since July 2023. Many years of experience in the field of property management and investments, corporate governance allows she to share her valuable knowledge with others at forums and closed meetings.

Valentyna’s mission is to attract investments to Ukraine, which is especially important today, as well as the dream of rebuilding the country after the big Victory.

Yefim Volvovsky

Yefim Volvovsky was born in Balti, Moldova, and moved to the US in 1998. Since then Yefim has gained over 25 years of professional experience as an enterprise architect in Investment Banking, Counterparty Credit Risk, Credit Valuation Adjustments, Fixed Income Division, Foreign Exchange, and Private Wealth Management technology projects.

An excellent communicator with a proactive hands-on approach, Yefim assumed various leadership roles throughout his career, either creating innovative tech companies from the ground up or being a powerful facilitator at leading investment banks. In 2007 he won the Morgan Stanley IT Awards for Leadership & Excellence.

In addition to being a results-driven professional, Yefim also dedicated his time to volunteering. A few examples include Yefim working with the Bronx, New York middle school children and instructing them on computer programming, as well as volunteering at various nursing homes. He is a Vice President of Public Relations at Junior Athlete Dance Sport Association.

Yefim graduated from Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY with a B.S. in Computer and Information Science.


Vera Futorjanski

Vera Futorjanski is the CEO & Founder of Veritas Ventures, a global strategic advisory firm. She is a serial entrepreneur and is currently building a community for female leaders while also being an angel investor, LP, and an internationally recognized speaker and moderator. Previously, she was with the Venture Capital firm 500Global in charge of the Middle East. Prior to that, Vera was with the Dubai Future Foundation, part of the Prime Ministers’ Office of the United Arab Emirates, working on various innovation projects. Before that Vera was with Rocket Internet and had co-founded one of Rocket’s first startups in the UAE.

She is part of the Expert Group on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems for the World Economic Forum, an Innovation Expert at the UN, and a Responsible Leader at the BMW Foundation. Vera is a Venture Partner with the Founder Institute and their Advisor for the GCC. She sits on the advisory board of the IBM Village Capital accelerator and is a mentor with Techstars, Respond, e7, and many other global accelerators and incubators. Vera is a Global Ambassador at Vital Voices and part of VV100, which is their network of 100 women they consider the most influential in their 15K network of extraordinary women. Vera is a big advocate for women empowerment and specifically for women in technology.


Oleksandr Torhun

Oleksandr Torhun, educated in strategy at Harvard Business School, Medical Doctor, holds an MBA from Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Neuroscience, the Aspen Institute, and the Professional Governance Association.

With over 20 years of experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries, in roles such as export, regulatory, and medical affairs director, his expertise lies in managing operations across 20 markets and crafting regulatory and go-to-market strategies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors (both the World Health Organization and private companies at the top level).

Oleksandr holds the position of Chairman of the Board at a Polish-Belgian-German company, serves as the Head of the Committee for the Promotion of Medical and Pharmaceutical Business at the Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland, and is the Global Regulatory Affairs Director at Otipharm Research, Ukraine. A proud father of three children, he is also the founder of a business philosophy space and serves as a partner for the Ukrainian Association of Military-Patriotic Organizations.