Meet The Team

Australia

Danylo Stefyn

Danylo Stefyn

President (Melbourne)

Danylo has 20+ years of experience in IT infrastructure and consulting. His special pride is the enhancement of business processes through effective implementation of technology.

Danylo has spent time in both Ukraine as well as his native Australia and seeks to bridge gaps between business interests in both countries.

VIKTORIYA NIKITINA

VIKTORIYA NIKITINA

Vice President (Melbourne)

Developing and growing the chamber. Marketing and relationship building with other chambers and internationally.

Viktoriya uses her contacts in local and state organisations to spread the missions of the Chamber.

Dmytro Legeyda

Dmytro Legeyda

Western Australia Representative (Perth)

Dmytro Legeyda is an Executive Manager with almost 20 years of experience gained in globally significant mining/metal and trading companies in Australia, Ukraine and Asia. Dmytro is responsible for identifying and analyzing potential economic, trade and investment opportunities, establishing and facilitating business contacts, as well as providing initial consulting and advisory support.

Kateryna Argyrou (Kharovska)

Kateryna Argyrou (Kharovska)

Treasurer, New South Wales Representative (Sydney)

Kateryna Argyrou (Kharovska) is an equities research analyst at Credit Suisse. Kateryna brings experience from the financial services industry, having previously worked in sales & trading as well as equities research in Australia, the UK and the US. Kateryna is responsible for market analysis of potential economic and trade opportunities.

Anna Golovchenko

Anna Golovchenko

Queensland Representative (Brisbane)

Anna Golovchenko is a Business Analyst at Brisbane City Council. Anna has international experience in Project Management and Business Analysis from different regions including Ukraine, Eastern Europe and Australia. Over the past 9 years, Anna has been consulting across multiple departments within the Federal and QLD Government as well as the private sector. Anna is responsible for the Australia-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce's operation in the state of Queensland.

Orest Zadvirny

Orest Zadvirny

Northern Territory Representative (Darwin)

Orest is currently a paramedic with St John Ambulance in Darwin. He was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine, where he received his medical degree. As well as medicine, Orest has a vast range of experience from business management and entrepreneurship to construction. Orest is responsible for the Australia-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce's operation in the Northern Territory. 

Olha Lyeskakova

Olha Lyeskakova

Business Adviser (Melbourne)

Olha Lyeskakova is a Business Development Manager with more than 15 years experience on Ukrainian, European and Australian markets. Her current projects are related directly to cooperation between Australian and Ukrainian companies and include products launch, production establishment, distribution and marketing on both territories. She is focused on connecting businesses and provides initial consultations.

Yuriy Onyshchuk

Yuriy Onyshchuk

Special Adviser (Melbourne)

 Yuriy brings 15 years of experience from the Local Government industry, having been involved in Market and Social Research for Strategic Planning. Yuriy is responsible for the Australia-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce's operation in the state of Victoria.

Dr. Olga Oleinikova

Dr. Olga Oleinikova

Adviser (Sydney)

Olga Oleinikova is a public sociologist, civic activist and entrepreneur with over 7 years of experience in specialist quantitative and qualitative research across the private, government and non-profit sectors. Olga recently co-founded the first Ukrainian-Australian IT start-up, Persollo, an instant check-out e-commerce platform for online businesses, bloggers and digital magazines. Olga is responsible for facilitating partnerships across the NGO & Business sectors between Australia and Ukraine.

Stefan Romaniw OAM

Stefan Romaniw OAM

Senior Adviser (Melbourne)

Stefan Romaniw is the Executive Director of Community Languages Australia, Chairman of the Australia Day Committee (VIC) & Multicultural Arts Victoria, Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, and Secretary General of the Ukrainian World Congress. Stefan is responsible for promoting and connecting the AUCC at the government & business levels in Ukraine and Australia as well as providing strategic advice.

Ukraine

Gennadiy Kravets

Gennadiy Kravets

Special Adviser (Kyiv)

Gennadiy Kravets is the owner and director of “Etalon Studio International Projects” which specializes in bilateral and multilateral projects and provides audio and visual products. Gennadiy has over 15 years of experience promoting international cooperation with official support from governmental institutions, influential statesmen and numerous representatives of the business community across 5 continents.