Boards of Experts
The head of the Illichivsk merchant seaport since December 2011. Prior to that, he was the chairman of the liquidation commission for the Ukrmorport state concern, the general director of Ukrmorport, and the first deputy head of the Yuzhny merchant seaport. He graduated from the Odessa Institute of Naval Engineers with a degree in operation of water transport and organization and management of maritime transport.
Before then, he was a financial analyst and investment consultant for strategic and portfolio investors at the group of companies Fozzy Group, the Socrat investment and financial group, and the European Financial Group. He was an intern at the Lower House of the Canadian Parliament. He graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University.
Aleksandr Kifak is regularly consulted as an expert on draft laws in the area of transportation and ports. He advises ports, stevedoring companies, shipping companies, and P&I clubs. He is ranked among the top 100 lawyers in Ukraine by the Client Choice publication. He was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Germany in the southern region of Ukraine in July 2008. He graduated from the Mechnikov Odessa State University (Faculty of Law) in in 1991. He founded the ANK law firm in 1996.
He participated in the drafting of the Law on Seaports of Ukraine. He was the director of the legal department of the State Property Fund from 1996 to 2005. He has been a managing partner at the Podgayny, Barabash & Sharapa law firm (now known as the AGRECA law firm) since 2005. He graduated from the Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University.
Artur Nitsevich is a managing partner at the Interlegal International Legal Service. He specializes in maritime and transport law, international trade, and arbitration. He is the chairman of the Nautical Institute of Ukraine, MNI, and an associate member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. He graduated from the Mechnikov Odessa State University (Department of Roman and German Philology), the Odessa State Academy of Law, and the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (Department of Accounting and Audit). He heads the organizing committee for the annual international conference “Practice of Maritime Business.”All publications1
She has been the general director of the Ukrainian Transport Operator Company (UkrTOK) since 2006. Prior to that, she headed the operations department at the company for two years. She has been working in the rail transport industry for more than 30 years. She graduated from the Kharkov Institute of Railway Engineers, specializing in management of rail transport processes. She is the president of the Association of Railway Transport Operators of Ukraine.
The head of Ukrmorrechinspektsiya since August 2011. He began his career as a sailor and later became a mate at the Azov Shipping Company. He was the director of the Mariupol branch of the inspectorate for training and certification of sailors from 2004 to 2011. He graduated from the maritime academy in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) and Kiev’s Sagaydachny State Water Transport Academy.
Ukraine’s Minister of Transport from 1999 to 2001. The board chairman and president of AsMAP since September 2001. He holds a Doctor of Science degree, and he is an academician with the Transport Academy. He was a member of the second parliament of Ukraine and the chairman of the sub-commission on transport and communications in the Ukrainian Parliamentary Commission on the Fuel and Energy Complex, Transport, and Communications.
Maria Mikhailenko joined the Moscow office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in 2006. Two years later, she joined the management of the industry specialization center "Regional Development and Worldwide Activities." She has extensive experience in management of complex projects for clients in the construction and real estate development industry, including development of large industrial zones. She graduated from the St. Petersburg International Institute of Management in 1999 and obtained an MBA degree from the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) in 2005.All publications1
She has worked at Ukraine’s first domestic low-cost airline company – Wizz Air Ukraine – since its launch in 2008. Before moving to Wizz Air Ukraine, she held positions at the Donbasaero airline company and the Ukrainian representative office Deutsche Lufthansa AG. She graduated from the Donetsk National Technical University.All publications1
He held the post of Minister of Transport of Ukraine from 1992 to 1994. He went down in history as the creator of independent Ukraine’s ministry of transport. He was Ukraine’s ambassador to Hungary and Slovenia from 1997 to 2002. He was a member of the fourth Ukrainian parliament (2002-2005). Since 2005, he has been the chairman of the Ukrainian Federation of Transport Industry Employers. He is an academic with the Transport Academy of Ukraine and a professor at the National Transport University.All publications1
He successively held the posts of economist, head of currency and financial services, and deputy head of shipping responsible for economics at the state-owned Black Sea Shipping Company from 1978 to 1995. Later, he was deputy director and first deputy director of the State Department of Maritime and River Transport of Ukraine for two years. He was the dean of the Faculty of Contract Law at the Odessa National Maritime University from 1997 to 1999, the deputy chairman of the Maritime Administration of Ukraine from 1999 to 2000, and the director of the State Design, Exploration, and Scientific Research Institute for Maritime Transport (ChernomorNIIproekt) from 2000 to the present.
He began his career as a mechanic and rose to become the deputy general director for economics at the Black Sea shipyard. He was Ukraine’s deputy plenipotentiary in Russia from 1991 to 1992. He served in the administration of President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and in the office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 1993 to 1995. He headed the group of advisors to the head of the National Bank of Ukraine from 1995 to 1999. He has been a consultant to large commercial companies since 2002. He is a member of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the deputy head of the people’s council within the State Committee for Entrepreneurship, and the first vice president of the Association of Shipbuilders of Ukraine (Ukrsudprom).
He was the head of the state-owned Izmail merchant seaport from 2011 to 2012. Before then, he held management positions at the state-owned Yuzhny merchant seaport for three years. In particular, he was the deputy chief of port operations and the chief engineer at the port. He also held the posts of director of the Ukraina shipyard (Odessa) and the first deputy head of the state-owned Kherson merchant seaport. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the Odessa Institute of Naval Engineers.
He has headed Ukraine International Airlines since 2004. He started his career in 1986 as an engineer at the Boryspil united air group. He later became the chief expert at Ukraine’s State Air Transport Department and an aide to the president of Ukraine International Airlines. He was the company’s vice president for commerce from 1994 to 1999 and the first deputy president from 1999 to 2004. Education: the Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers and the IATA’s institute for training aviation professionals.All publications2
The head of the Odessa merchant seaport since October 2011. Prior to that, he was the deputy chief of the seaport for six years. He is a specialist in the area of maritime navigation and operation of ships, law, organization of transport, and management of maritime transport. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree. He graduated from four institutions of higher education: the Odessa National Maritime Academy, the Odessa National Academy of Law, the Odessa National Maritime University, and the IBR Institute (Germany).All publications3