Although the third cohort had their experience interrupted by COVID-19, Kateryna Bondar, Artem Romaniukov, and Pavel Vrzeshch made the most of the Stanford network and experience.
Ministry of Finance
Kateryna Bondar is a member of the Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Finance. The Reform Support Team was created for implementation and promotion of the reform agenda, as well as the coordination of stakeholder activities, communication of reform results and insurance of their sustainability.
Civic Control Platform/Save Dnipro
Artem Romaniukov is the chairman of the board for the Civil Control Platform and co-founder at the Save Dnipro initiative in Dnipro, Ukraine. Romanyukov’s project aims to continue judicial, Police and Prosecutor’s Office reform in Ukraine from the HR perspective.
Pavel Vrzheshch is the co-founder and creative director of Banda Agency. Under his leadership Banda won the Cannes Lions festival and became the Agency of the year at the Red Dot design awards in 2018.
Nataliya Mykolska, Ivan Prymachenko, and Oleksandra Ustinova spent the 2018-19 academic year at Stanford University, taking courses with leading faculty and working on fellowship projects. Learn more about their work below.
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Nataliya Mykolska is the Trade Representative of Ukraine - Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade. In the government, Mykolska is responsible for developing and implementing consistent, predictable and efficient trade policy. Mykolska is the Vice-Chair of the International Trade Council and the Intergovernmental Committee on International Trade.
Ivan Prymachenko is an educational technology innovator and a co-founder of the largest Ukrainian massive open online courses platform Prometheus with 600,000 users. In addition, Prymachenko is a lead educational expert in the largest NGO coalition in Ukraine, the Reanimation Package of Reforms, the most influential non-governmental reform advocate in the country.
Anti-Corruption Action Center (ANTAC)
Oleksandra Ustinova is the head of communications and Anti-Corruption in HealthCare Projects at the Anti-Corruption Action Center (ANTAC), in Kyiv, Ukraine. ANTAC is one of the leading watchdog organizations on anti-corruption reform in Ukraine and was one of the founders of new anti-corruption institutions in Ukraine.
In its inaugural year an outstanding group of Ukrainian leaders working to strengthen democratic reforms, civil society, transparency and economic development in their various sectors had the opportunity to study at Stanford and to launch a project to support democratization in Ukraine.
Center for Civil Liberties
Oleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region. At present she heads the human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties, and also coordinates the work of the initiative group Euromaidan SOS. The activities of the Center for Civil Liberties are aimed at protecting human rights and establishing democracy in Ukraine and the OSCE region.
Reform Delivery Office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Dmytro Romanovych works at the Reform Delivery Office for the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. With a team of project managers, they work directly with the prime minister by facilitating reforms, monitoring progress and coordinating across ministries. In addition, he is an economic expert in the largest NGO coalition in Ukraine, the Reanimation Package of Reforms, which is the most influential non-governmental reform advocate in the country.
Olexandr Starodubtsev is a Ukrainian reformer who is deeply involved in the creation of a new electronic public procurement system Prozorro, which is one of the most famous reforms in the country. Currently Starodubtsev is the Head of the Public Procurement Regulation Department in The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.