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Our Team

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Liza Bezvershenko
Operations Lead
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Olga is a co-owner of a clothing brand and a concept store of ukrainian brands in Kyiv. Has a Master degree in French and English Linguistics from National Technical University of Ukraine. Before starting her business worked for 7 years as a Buyer in international media advertising agencies in Kyiv.

Operations

coordination
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Olga Vegera(Leto)
Coordination Lead
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Kateryna Polyakova
Office Manager
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Iryna Nohai
Coordination
Olga Gusarova
Coordination

Advocacy

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Maryna Yaroshevych

Maryna Iaroshevych is a co-founder of the “Reflect with eU” video series as well as the founder of “Care4UA” online platform within the “Promote Ukraine” NGO and a Brussels-based political consultant. For the past five years she has been working on Ukraine-related projects while representing the interests of Ukrainian diaspora community vis-à-vis the international organizations (including the EU, NATO, Council of Europe, OSCE and the UN)

Advocacy Lead
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Anna Melenchuk

Anna Melenchuk is a Brussels-based professional, focusing on EU Partnerships and Neighborhood policies in the area of digital cooperation, gender equality and climate finance. In Promote Ukraine she advocates for Ukraine's interests in the EU institutions via thematic meetings, events and publications. Currently, Anna works as a Policy and Capacity Building Officer at the EU-funded project on sustainable economic development which is implemented by ActionAid International and Eurodad.

Anna Melenchuk
Advocacy Lead
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Sofiia is a Brussels-based Ukrainian. Sofiia holds 3+ years of experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, security and defence, with a particular focus on climate, gender, security and a nexus between them in the European Union, NATO, the United States, Central and Eastern Europe.

Sofiia Shevchuk
NATO Advocacy
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A Germany-based Ukrainian, Natalia was deeply affected by the begin of the Russian war against Ukraine. So she searched for possibilities to volunteer and help, and joined Promote Ukraine end of February 2022. She first participated as speaker during protests.

Natalia Maksymenko
Advocacy (Germany)
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Olena Kuzhym
Olena Kuzhym
Advocacy
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Sofiia is a Brussels-based Ukrainian. Sofiia holds 3+ years of experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, security and defence, with a particular focus on climate, gender, security and a nexus between them in the European Union, NATO, the United States, Central and Eastern Europe.

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Andrea Castagna
Advocacy

Sofiia is a Brussels-based Ukrainian. Sofiia holds 3+ years of experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, security and defence, with a particular focus on climate, gender, security and a nexus between them in the European Union, NATO, the United States, Central and Eastern Europe.

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Oksana Bulda
Manifestation Lead

Manifestations

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Ivan Zinchenko

Holds a Master degree in Economics graduated from National Kharkiv University "KhPI". Currently working as a Global Buyer responsible for the negotiations of Global Agreemnts with the main suppliers which cover worldwide operations and a turnover more than 200 million EUR.

Ivan Zinchenko
Manifestations
Language Classes 
Psychological Support 
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Tatiana Rumiantseva
Tatiana Rumiantseva
Sofia Terlez
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Sofia Terlez

Refugees Support

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Patrycja is a half-Polish half-Ukrainian young professional working for the Open Government Partnership. In her current position, Patrycja is part of the team managing the EU for Integrity Action for Eastern Partnership, implemented jointly with DG NEAR and OECD.

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Originally from Ukraine, Lyuba spent most of her professional career in Belgium and the USA, holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility in Internal Audit and Compliance. Senior Corporate Professional with 12+ years of experience, Lyuba is challenged by projects within a dynamic international environment

Lyuba Karpachova
Refugees Support Lead
Psychological Support 
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Alena Ivashchenko
Alena Ivashchenko
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Olga Michelot

Olga is a businesswoman and member of international non-governmental organizations. She is a books author, Chevalier of the Order of the Merite Agricole (France). She studied in France, Germany and Ukraine, graduated from Institut of Political Studies, Strasbourg and University of Dnipro.

Olga Michelot
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Ibrahim Shehade
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Ambassador of the Bohdan Havrylyshyn Family Foundation. Head of the Non-governmental organization «Territory of Participation» (Odesa, Ukraine). Trainer and facilitator, organizer of educational and cultural events about 10 years. Head of the volunteer center in Odessa since 2020.

Iryna Orel
Warehouse Manager 
Warehouse Coordinator
Events Coordinator
Events Coordinator

Ibrahim Chehade is of a Palestinian nationality and 3 times refugee. He lived in Ukraine for more than 20 years and 10 years in Lebanon. His background is International Relations and International Business (National Aviation University in Ukraine)

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Pieter has a master´s degree in Scandinavian Languages & Cultures from the University of Groningen. When he started his current job as a teacher of Dutch as a second language to adults in Brussels, he also started a pedagogical training to get his teacher license. Pieter grew up in a small village in Limburg and moved to Brussels 7 years ago.

Pieter Goossens
Refugees Support

📣Marketing/SMM

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Lesya Magas
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Dorin Banar

Software Tester and Filmmaker with a background in Arts and Design and a degree in Education Science. An Ukrainian of Moldovan-Romanian ethnicity.

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Clara is a communications officer and political journalist specialised in climate policies and EU affairs. She volunteers with Promote Ukraine by covering protests and events, creating digital content, and designing visuals and posters. 

Clara Dassonville
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Ivanna Malchevska
Ivanna Malchevska
SMM Lead

Lesya is a philologist by education, IT specialist by occupation and Promote Ukraine volunteer by heart. She came from Ivano-Frankivsk region where my Ukrainian identity was fully formed and the need to stand up for Ukraine and promote its culture and history, and the unmatched will for freedom, is deeply rooted in me. She is beyond glad that she is able to do that here in Belgium, far away from home thanks to such a strong civil society movent as Promote Ukraine is.

Ivanna Malchevska is a graduate of the National University of Ostroh Academy (Bachelor of Political and Information Management), a graduate of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and the Open University of Reforms. Co-founder of the social project "Take and do", which aims to provide citizens with clear and simple tools to solve everyday problems (domestic corruption, illegal advertising, unauthorized landfills, etc.). Ivanna is proficient in Ukrainian, English, Russian, and speaks Polish.

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SMM Lead
Videographer
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Artem Shostak
Marketing Specialist

💸Fundraising & Donations

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Tetyana Vlizko
Tetyana Vlizko
Accountant
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Iryna Ostashuk is a PhD researcher in international commercial arbitration at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, sponsored by a full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Fundraising
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Oksana has been working in legal consulting and policy analysis, focusing on public law, EU integration, and business support. Having graduated from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and College of Europe, she has been involved in various projects improving the innovative ecosystem and competitiveness in Ukraine.

Oksana Terletska
Fundraising Lead
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Aid

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Vasyl Kushmuns
Military Aid Lead
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Yana Humen is a Policy Coordinator for cybersecurity working at the at Microsoft’s European Government Affairs team in Brussels. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy trainee at DG Connect of the European Commission. Previously, Yana worked at NGO sector – namely in the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Foundation of the Former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski.

Yana Humen
Humanitarian Aid

IT

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Bohdan Yeromenko

Bohdan is an Agile Product Manager with over 5 years of experience with a focus on the following IT industries: SaaS, MaaS, Consumer and Data Services He has a good knowledge of project management methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Stage-Gate), digital product management, and business analysis.

IT Lead
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Marco Melega, PhD is an aerospace engineer who works as design engineer in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business unit in Bruxelles of the Belgian aerospace company SABCA and is co-founder of the Italian technological innovation and management consultancy company "AsterAvia di Melega Massimo & C. S.A.S.".

IT Developer
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🎞️PR & Media

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Yana Brovdiy
PR & Media Lead
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Filip is a Brussels-based Swede with close to 15 years of foreign, security, defence, and EU affairs experience. Until recently, he was a Head of Office in the European Parliament, advising on the entire range of EU foreign, security, and defence policy matters, including those pertaining to the Union’s potential enlargement eastwards.

Filip Haugland
Media Analyst
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Marta Barandiy, Ph.D., LL.M. 
Marta is specializing in International Law, specifically in the topics of Human Rights, Sovereignty and Statehood as well as Supranationality of the EU. She is editor in chief of Brussels Ukraїna Review, Promote Ukraine's quarterly magazine on Ukraine-Russia-EU relations. Marta gives guest lectures on Conflict Resolution in International Relations at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. She is fluent in English, German, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian. She also speaks French and Dutch.
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Founding chair of Promote Ukraine