Alexander Aniskevich

Chairman of the Board of Institute of modernization strategy and the development of society

Alexander Aniskevich is one of pioneers of entrepreneurship in the post-Soviet space. He has considerable managerial and professional experience in various industries and extensive international business connections. In 1991 he founded the multi-Holding JSC "Belenergoprom", in 1995 headed "Union Bank of Belarus", a board member of the largest Belarusian banks, taught at the Department of Banking of the Belarusian State Economic University. In 1997 he created the Belarusian office of "Itera" international energy companies. Managed by the Center for Restructuring, bankruptcy and development JV "Institute for Privatization and Management". Since 1998, he has implemented a number of significant projects in Russia. Headed the agency of the Czech consulting company «BEP Engineering and Consulting», implemented a project of restructuration of the timber industry in the Soviet district of Khanty-Mansi autonomous region. Over three years he worked in the "Amtel" group of companies, when entering the IPO he was operational control - First Deputy General Director for Production and raw battalion leader of the group. In 2005-2007 he was the first vice-president and member of the Board of Directors of the "Novikombank" Bank and was responsible for corporate policy and strategy, headed the front office. In 2007-2009 he developed a new strategy and was a general partner of "Arbat Total Group". He was a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Strategy Committee of JSC "Yarovit-Motors", a member of the Board of Directors and Deputy General Director of "E-AVTO", a board member and an advisor to the leaders of several major power and gas companies. In 2009 he founded and headed as chairman the Institute of modernization, strategy and development of the society. Alexander Aniskevich graduated from the Belarusian State University, Faculty of Radiophysics and Electronics, Belarusian State Economic University, Department of Banking, the Belarusian State Academy of Management, Faculty of Management, specialty "Jurisprudence", the MBA program at California State University, Heyward, USA, specialization "Strategic Management"

Vladimir Basko 

Vladimir Basko is a director general of the Scientific and Technological Association "Infopark" which is acting on the basis of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus and currently unites more than 65 Belarusian enterprises, developers of various forms of ownership, Deputy Chairman of the Union "the Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers)» Republic Belarus. Was a member of the initiative group for the preparation of Presidential Decree on the establishment of the Park of High Technologies of the Republic of Belarus. Active in the development of information technology, information security, creation and implementation of integrated information technology, informatization of the education system, and also in the development of entrepreneurship and export-oriented IT-industry.


Vladimir Vassilevski

UNITER Investment Company, member of the Supervisory Board

Vladimir Vassilevski is one of UNITER’s founders. He has over 15 year experience in financial advisory. From 1998 to 2003 Vladimir was the Chairman of the Board of UNITER. He increased operational efficiency of the company and added new business activities. Mr. Vassilevski has an extensive experience in M&A and financial advisory dating from the very beginning of the Belarusian investment market. Starting from 2002, he has been leading UNITER’s financial advisory and investment banking teams, working with such key international clients as HeidelbergCement AG, Russian Machines - BasEl holding, Polish GetIn holding. In 2007-2008 Vladimir facilitated successful M&A transactions in the Belarusian financial (banking and insurance) sector. In 2007 he received the nomination "The best businessman2007" in the prestigious contest  “High-quality business services” of DELO revue. Vladimir obtained joint executive MBA degree in the Institute for Privatization and Management (Minsk) and the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, (Warsaw, 2003); a Master’s degree in Economy at the European Humanities University, (Minsk, 2003); and a Diploma in Mathematical Electronics at the Belarusian State University (1994).

Lúcio Vinhas de Souza 

Managing Director/Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investors Service

Lúcio Vinhas de Souza is the Managing Director-Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody’s Investor Services (MIS) since 2011. Before that position, he coordinated the analysis and forecasting for the HIC (High Income Countries) and ECA (Europe and Central Asia) regions at the World Bank’s “Development Prospects Group”, where he co-authored the flagship “Global Economic Prospects” publication. Prior to the World Bank, Dr. Vinhas de Souza was the Head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) within the European Commission in Belgium, and before that he was a Coordinator of Research Area at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Germany. Going further back, his first work experience as an international economist was at the United Nations’ Secretariat. Currently, Dr. Vinhas de Souza is also co-head of the Joint MIS-Peterson Institute for International Economics “Sovereign Panel” and a member of the Advisory Board of the J.F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in the United States, and of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research at the New Economic School in Russia. He has also been a visiting researcher and visiting fellow at a number of institutions, including the Deutsche Bundesbank, the ECARES in Belgium and the Central Bank of Estonia. He is widely published in noteworthy economic journals in different languages and has organized and participated in numerous international meetings, seminars and workshops. Dr. Vinhas de Souza, a Portuguese citizen, holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and a Master in Economics from the New University of Lisbon in Portugal.  His personal website ishttp://www.vinhasdesouza.eu/.

Aleksandar Vlahovic 

President of the Serbian Economists Association, former Minister of Economy and Privatization of Serbia

Aleksandar Vlahovic began his career as a management consultant at the Economics Institute in 1987 upon graduation from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. In 1992 he was appointed Managing Director of the Consulting Division. In 1995, Mr. Vlahovic joined Deloitte & Touche as a consultant and in 1999 became an equity partner of Deloitte Touche Central Europe. In July 2000 he became the Office Managing Partner for DT Yugoslavia, and was named Lead Valuation Partner for the Balkans zone countries. He is specialized in providing financial advisory and M&A services in accordance with international applied standards.
From 2001 to March 2004 Aleksandar Vlahovic was the Minister of the Economy and Privatization in the first democratic government of Serbia, appointed by the Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. During his term of office, numerous important reform statutes were prepared and adopted, of which the principal one was the Privatization Law. By the end of his mandate, more than 1,300 companies were successfully privatized throughout Serbia. From April 2004 to May 2012 he was a Democratic Party representative in the Serbian Parliament, a member of the Committee for International Economic Cooperation, and Head of the Serbian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PA BSEC). 
In September 2004, Mr. Vlahovic founded EKI Investment, a financial advisory company. Since October 2011 he has been the President of the Managing Committee of the Economics Institute of Belgrade, the oldest think tank and consulting firm in Serbia (founded in 1947). 
In December 2011 he assumed the position of the President of the Serbian Association of Economists. He is a Vice-President of the Managing Board of Erste Bank as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Städtische Insurance. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce 
Mr. Vlahovic was a member of the Serbian Business Club “Privrednik“ from 2005 to 2013. In the period 2006-2011 he held the position of President of the Sports Association of Crvena Zvezda.
He volunteers as Vice President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia. 
Fluent in English and Russian.

Kirill Haiduk 

PhD, Country economist of the World Bank in Belarus.

Mr. Haiduk graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Belarusian State University (1998), got a Master’s degree at the University of Sussex (Great Britain, 2000) and a PhD at the University of Trento (Italy, 2012). From 2001 to 2004 worked as an economic expert of a project of International Labour Organization in Belarus. From 2002 to 2005 taught economic disciplines at the European Humanities University and from 2002 to 2005 at the Belarusian State University. From 2001 to March 2013 he was an associate expert at IPM Research Center and from 2011 a member of its Supervisory Board. From 2007 to 2008 worked as a senior analytic at Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS). From June 2012 to March 2013 is the leading researcher of Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). From April 2013 Kirill Haiduk is a country economist of the World Bank in Belarus.

Dmitry Golukhov

Director of the Strategic Management and Treasury Department at BPS-Sberbank

Got a diploma in finances and credit at Belarusian State Economic University (1997). From 1997 to 2010 he worked at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus beginning from position of economist of the Department of foreign economic activity. From 1998 he transferred to the Department of monetary policy. From 1999 he is a secretary and a member of Monetary Policy Committee. From 2003 he is a head of implementation of monetary policy at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. Among his responsibilities were coordination and operations of the National Bank on domestic market, analysis and forecast of bank liquidity and money market, participation in development of monetary policy and programs, coordination of monetary and fiscal policies. Mr. Golukhov is a developer of the current system of monetary operations of the National Bank and the system of forecasting and monitoring of liquidity of the banking system. Got his education at the IMF Institute, Joint Vienna Institute, Swiss National Bank, Bank of England, the Bundesbank, Bank of Russia, People’s Bank of China, Egyptian Banking Institute and others.  Since 25 of June 2010 he has been holding the post of deputy minister of economy of Belarus. Among his responsibilities were macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, assessment of macroeconomic risks, external debt management, interaction with financial institutions, rating agencies and investors, improvement of economic relations and property relations, development of corporate governance, structural and institutional reforms, the future development of the Ministry. Member of Supervisory Board of BCSE and of the Agency of guaranteed compensation of bank deposits. Member of the Committee for Financial Stability at NBRB, EDB Strategy Committee, the Advisory Committee on Financial Markets of the ECE on tax policy and administration, etc. Since September 2014 he has been the Director of the Department of Strategic Management and Treasury JSC "BPS-Sberbank"

Pavel Daneyko

CEO, the Institute for Privatization and Management (IPM)

Pavel Daneyko is a member of the supervisory board of the JV "Milavitsa" (Belarus), JSC "Uniter" (Belarus), CASE Ukraine and several other companies. Pavel Daneyko has 19 years experience in management and consultancy, has published over 40 articles in international and Belarusian journals. Specialty: strategic management, enterprise restructuring, transformation economy.


Alexander Egorov

The head of the Main Department of analysis and forecasting of the financial sector of the Ministry of Economy
He graduated from the Belarusian State University in 2007, specialty "Economic Cybernetics". From 2007 to 2009 he worked at the National Bank as a specialist in the department of analysis and forecasting of systemic banking crises. He is one of the developers of the early warning system of banking crises used in the National Bank. Was educated at the IMF Institute, the Joint Vienna Institute, the Bundesbank, etc. In 2009, he worked as an economist at the Delegation of the International Monetary Fund in the Republic of Belarus, where, inter alia, he participated in the implementation of the loan program stand-by with Belarus. In 2012 he received a master's degree in public administration at Williams College (USA). September 2012 he has been working in the Ministry of Economy, first as deputy, and since May 2013 as the head of the Main Department. The responsibilities include, among others, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, assessment of macroeconomic risks, external debt management, interaction with financial institutions, rating agencies and investors, development of corporate governance, structural and institutional reforms, the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy.

Maxim Ermolovich

Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus

He graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2000. From 2002 to 2007 he worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus in various positions. From 2007 to 2011 he worked as a head of the Main Department of fiscal policy. November 9, 2011 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus.


Yang Chul Kim 

The head of the World Bank in Belarus

Mr. Kim is a citizen of South Korea, he started to work at the World Bank in 1986 and since then he has held various positions in the Department of Economic Forecasting, the Department of International Economics, a division of operations on debt relief and also in the region of Africa. In the period from 2005 to 2011 he was a head of a group of economic governance and poverty reduction in Uganda and Mozambique, and oversaw the implementation of development programs in Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda. Later worked as a senior program specialist in Angola and Mozambique in the African Region of the World Bank. Mr. Kim has studied international law and economics at the Yonsei University in Korea, and the John Hopkins University in the USA. With more than twenty-seven years of work experience in the World Bank, he has a unique combination of deep analytical skills, comprehensive understanding of development issues and significant experience implementing projects.

Dmitry Kruk 

Researcher in BEROC 

Dmitry Kruk graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Belarusian State University, specialty "Economic Theory" (2002), has a master's degree in "Finance and Credit" (2004) and postgraduate studies in "Economic Theory" (2008). In February and May 2003, D. Kruk worked as a research fellow of the Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of Economy. Since May 2003 he has been an economist in IPM Research Center, since 2010 - Associate Expert in IPM Research Center. Since 2004 he has been teaching economic disciplines at the Belarusian State University. Since 2010 Dmitry Kruk has been a Fellow of the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). His ​​research interests area includes monetary policy, financial system, growth and development of the countries with transition economy.

Andrey Lipin

Deputy Director of the macroeconomic policies of the Eurasian Economic Commission 

He graduated from the Russian School of Economics, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University. He was also a researcher at Federal State Institution of Science, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also worked as an advisor to the company "ProdGamma" from October 2010 to April 2012 and the head of the analytical department of "ProdGamma" from July 2008 to September 2010. From 2006 to 2008 he worked as the head of the analytical departmentChairman of the European Business Association in Belarus  of JSC "Minnesko Novosibirsk". Since April 2012 he has been working as the Head of the Analytical Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, and since June 2014 he has been Deputy director of the department of macroeconomic policies of the Eurasian Economic Commission.


Tatiana Mitrofanova

Head of Center for analysis and strategic planning of the Developement Bank of the Republic of Belarus 

She graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Belarusian State University (1994) in the field of "Mathematics" and "Economic Cybernetics". Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) (2010). In 2013, she obtained an Executive MBA at the Institute for Privatization and Management (Minsk) / Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and management (Warsaw). Began her banking career in Belvnesheconombank in 1994 and continued it in the center of banking technologies, and then in Mezhtorgbank. From 2003 to 2013 worked for Belrosbank in areas of prudential reporting, monitoring, risk management. From 2008 to 2013 headed the Department of Finance. Participated in the project of integration of Belrosbank with banking group Societe Generale. Since 2013 she has been the head of the Center for Analysis and Strategic Planning Development Bank.

Andrew Mitskevich

Chairman of the European Business Association in Belarus

Andrew Mitskevich is the president of BRYCE Company Holding Inc. - International holding company dealing with international commodity trade, logistics, consulting, risk management, legal support for international trade transactions. The holding includes about 20 companies with offices in Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Turkey, Latvia, Ukraine, with its headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland). During his career, Andrew Mickevich worked in different fields of business, specializing in risk management, the organization of GR, the realization of complex projects in international investment and trade. He has experience in implementing projects in Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, USA, UK, Turkey and Russia. With 20 years of experience abroad, today Andrew Mickevich leads the European Business Association in Belarus.

Natalia Nikandrava

Director of the National Agency of Investment and Privatization
 Natallia Nikandrava is the Director of the National Agency of investment and privatization (NAIP). She is responsible for creation an efficient system of attracting foreign direct investments to the economy of Belarus, including by improvement of the privatization mechanism.
During her carrier she worked as auditor and senior finance manager in various private sector companies, including transnational corporations. Over a period of 6 years she was a member of  Ernst&Young (EY) team and held CFO position in Belarus. Before coming to  NAIP she occupied the vice president position in the Belarussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  managing different marketing and investment projects. She has been a member of  Standing committee of Foreign investment advisory council under Council of  Ministers of the Republic of  Belarus since 2011 and has involved in the process of creation and revising of investment legislation. 
Ms Nikandrava has high education in applied mathematics and world economics.

Valery Papakul 

The lawyer, partner of the law office "Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners"

He graduated from the law faculty of the Belarusian State University (1994, cum laude). He has an Executive MBA from Leon Kazminsky Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship (Warsaw, 2008). He graduated from the Business Academy of Owners of Swedish Institute of Management IFL at Stockholm School of Economics (2010). Valery is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). The holder of the highest legal award "Themis" of Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers (2008). He has been practicing since 1992 and since 2004 regularly has been listed among the lawyers recommended to cooperate with in the territory of the Republic of Belarus the leading international rating Lawyer's Guide - Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The World`s Leading Lawyers for Business, PLC Cross-boarder Mergers and Acquisitions, WhosWhoLegal. Valery Papakul is a recognized leader in the following practices: corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), privatization, capital markets, banking and finance support for investment projects, partnerships. In his professional account is the number of sets of projects related to the entry to the market of Republic of Belarus and further legal support of major international investors such as: DANON, XEROX, PHILIP MORRIS, RENOVA. Currently Valery Papakul is one of the leaders of Belarus' largest law office specializing in legal assistance to largest Belarusian and foreign companies. Among the clients of the law office there are such companies as MICROSOFT, PROCTER & GAMBLE, MARS, HILTON, OPERA, NOKIAN TYRES, HARLEY DAVIDSON, ITERA, ELKO, BELWEST, COSMOS TV, UNITED COMPANY.


Igor Pelipas

PhD in Economics, Head of the Supervisory Board of the IPM Research Center

Igor Pelipas graduated from Belarusian State Economic University in 1985. He received PhD in Economics in 1989 and became a senior research fellow in 1991. He worked as a senior research fellow for the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences in 1989-1993. Dr. Pelipas was one of the co-founders and Deputy Director of the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (for 1994-1998). In 1998-2000 he served as Director of Eurasia Foundation Representative Office in Belarus. In 2000-2011, he was a Director of the IPM Research Center. Dr. Pelipas is a Chief Editor of the journal "ECOWEST", co-author of the quarterly analytical bulletin "Belarusian Economic Outlook", Belarusian Monthly Economic Review and a few other analytical bulletins of the IPM Research Center.

Sanaka Samarasinha

UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative

Mr. Samarasinha is a citizen of Sri Lanka. Before this appointment, he served in various offices of UNDP, and in particular, as Director a.i., Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore; Senior Advisor to the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Iran; Officer in Charge, Maldives; Director a.i., Kosovo and Officer in Charge of UNDP Samoa, Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands. In 2006-2010, Mr. Samarasinha was Deputy Resident Representative in Myanmar and from 2005-2006 was assigned to Sri Lanka as Deputy Country Director/Recovery Manager for the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. He also served in the Bangkok Regional Center as Rule of Law Advisor (2001 to 2005). His first assignment with UNDP was in Sri Lanka as Programme Officer (1999-2001). Before joining the Organization, Mr. Samarasinha worked in the legal profession and in journalism, with government, civil society and the private sector.

Nikolai Snopkov

Minister of Economy of Belarus

Nikolai Snopkov graduated from Belarusian Agricultural Academy in 1991 and The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus  in 2001. From 1990 to 1994 worked on agricultural enterprises of Mogilev and Grodno regions. From 1994 to 1996 held the position of chief economist of the credit department and deputy manager of  Dribin office "Belagroprombank", Mogilev region. He was the Deputy Chairman for economy, market relations and privatization of the Goretski district of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee from 1996 to 2000. Until 2007, he was the chief financial manager of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee. From 2007 to 2009 was Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee. In 2009, he was Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus. From December 7, 2009 is the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.

Irina Tochitskaya

PhD in economics, Academic Director of the IPM Research Center

Irina Tochitskaya graduated from Belarusian State Economic University in 1986. She graduated from postgraduate courses of the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences in 1989. She received PhD in 1991 and became a research fellow. She worked as a research fellow for the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1991–1994, 1996–1998. Dr. Tochitskaya was a Chief Specialist of the Department of Economic Analysis at the Joint Stock Bank “Belarusbank” (1994–1996). She worked as a senior research fellow for the Institute of Economics of NAS in 1998–2003. Since 2003 she has been a Deputy Director of the IPM Research Center. She has experience in project management at national and international levels, and specifically she is the Director of the project German Economic Team in Belarus, supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany. As a Team Leader and Senior Expert she has participated in numerous projects supported by the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Russia, EERC.


Pavlo Sheremeta

Former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and President ofKyiv School of Economics

Pavlo Sheremeta was born on May 23, 1971, in Lviv, Ukraine. He got his bachelor degree in economics at the Lviv University and an MBA degree at the Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He completed a number of management development programs at the Harvard Business School, the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, and the China Europe International Business School and the Center for Leadership Development John. Welch at GE. Pavlo Sheremeta was the Director of the MBA program of the International Institute of Management (MIM) and Project Manager at the Open Society Institute in Budapest. In 1999, Sheremeta founded the Kyiv Mohyla Business School, and became its first Dean. From 2006–2010, he was Vice-President of the Central and East European Management Development Association. During 2008 to 2011, he was part of the team of the "Blue Ocean Strategy Institute" of Malaysia. From November 2012 until February 2014 he was the President of the Kyiv School of Economics.. From November 2012 until February 2014 he was the President of the Kyiv School of Economics. Pavlo Mikhailovich is the deputy chairman of the Global Council of the Ukraine at the World Economic Forum. Led economic program "Free people" on the TVi channel, columnist of Forbes Ukraine.

Olga Shcherbina

Head of Office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Republic of Belarus 

Graduated magna cum laude from Minsk State Linguistic University (1999), Master’s degree from the School of Business and Management of Technology of the Belarusian State University (2006). Holds an MBA degree from the University of Mississippi, USA (2008). Has worked in IFC since December 2004 – in IFC advisory projects aimed at development of the private sector in Belarus, enabling business environment and improvement of investment climate, small and medium business support, boosting competitiveness and export opportunities of Belarusian companies.  Has worked in Belarus, the USA, countries of Central Asia. Since November 2012, has been the Head of IFC Office in Belarus.