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Volodymyr Panchenko

Volodymyr Panchenko
ICPS Director,

  • Strategic planning
  • Crisis management
  • Economic policy
  • Public administration
  • Financial management

Volodymyr Panchenko joined the ICPS team in February 2012 as a member of the Board. In June 2012, he became a member of the ICPS General Meeting. Since January 2013, he has been acting Director of the Center.

Mr. Panchenko has management experience, project management, a high level of technical and technological knowledge, an understanding of business needs and the problems business encounters when dealing with government. In addition, he is an accomplished writer and journalist, is fluent in English, and has experience interacting with foreign investors.

In 1986, Mr. Panchenko graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Institute of Transport Engineering. In 2005, he received his MBA from the International Management Institute, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration under the Office of the President of Ukraine in 2011. In 2009, he became a Candidate of Historical Studies.

During his professional career, Mr. Panchenko has been in managerial positions in both retail and manufacturing enterprises and served as a commercial and financial director, external relations director, and the director and president of a company. He also worked as head of the industrial policy department at the National Space Agency of Ukraine. There, he directed the development and adoption of the Ten Program at the Agency, a program for managing its enterprises following new, market rules. In 2003, he joined forces with like-minded colleagues to launch the Institute of Social Studies, an NGO that operates to this day as an independent research and educational foundation specializing in professional research and the popularization of key themes in Ukrainian history.

In 2009, Mr. Panchenko began his career in Ukraines civil service. From May 2010 through October 2011, he worked as director of investment and innovation policy at the Ministry of Economy. His duties included coordinating the EU-funded project "Improving Strategies, Policies and the Regulation of innovation in Ukraine," directing the preparation of the final project document, "Policy Proposals to Improve Innovative Activity in Ukraine," and coordinating a project in support of public-private partnerships in Ukraine funded by USAID. He was also responsible for supporting the Ukrainian side in the Ukraine-Austria Commission for Investment and Innovation. He was also involved in the development of a program to reform the Economy Ministry and the development an overall economic development strategy for Ukraine.

Since 2010, Mr. Panchenko has been a member of the KOLO club, which consists of managers and administrators from the public and private sectors, civil servants, business professionals, scientists and artistspeople who want to improve themselves in order for there to be motivated, competent government in the country based on both management and ideas.

Volodymyr Panchenko is the author of a number of publications in academic journals and the general press. He has also done in-depth research into the development of economic platforms among nationalist organizations in Ukraine over 1920-1950.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.