Day 2

Katerina Bornukova

Academic Director

In 2002 received Bachelor degree from Odessa national University.
In 2004 obtained her MA in Economics from Kyiv School of Economics (EERC).
PhD candidate in Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Kateryna held a visiting professor position at Kyiv School of Economics in 2011.
Works as a Senior Researcher at the Belarusian Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) since August 2010.


Pavel Daneyko

CEO, Institute for Privatization and Management

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 23 years experience in management and consultancy, has published over 40 articles in international and Belarusian journals. Specialty: strategic management, enterprise restructuring, transformation economy.




Maxim Ermolovich

First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance of Belarus

He was working in various positions in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus from 2002 to 2007. 
2007 - 2011 - Head of fiscal policy department. From 2011 to 2014 - Deputy Minister of finance. Since December 2014 - First Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus.


Courtney Fingar

Editor-in-chief, FDI Magazine

Courtney Fingar is the editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication from the Financial Times, and the head of content for its associated data division, fDi Intelligence. In her role she oversees all elements of editorial production for the bimonthly magazine and its website, as well as editorial outputs for fDi Intelligence. 
A trained journalist, she interviews political and business leaders at the highest levels about economic and investment issues. She has a special interest in post-conflict investment sparked by her on-the-ground reporting from Iraq in 2009-11. 
She is a popular panellist and moderator at international economic gatherings and has appeared on television and radio in dozens of countries as a commentator on international investment. 
Ms Fingar has a BA in journalism from the University of Alabama in the United States and an MSc in International and European Politics, with a special focus on political economy and trade issues, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Grzegorz Jedrzejczak

Professor at the Warsaw University

Ph.D. Warsaw University. From 1974 till 1989, professor in the Department of Management of the Warsaw University, specialized in institutional economics, welfare economics, economic policy. From 1989, Senior Advisor in the Office of Ownership Changes, and from 1990 till 1991 Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Ownership Changes (Privatization). Co-author of the Polish Privatization Program and the head of the department responsible for the creation of the legal and institutional base for the capital markets in Poland. From 1993 till 2013 an international staff of the World Bank. This included positions of a lead specialist in the Private and Financial Sector Department in Europe and Central Asia Region, and the Country Manager in Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

Yang Chul Kim

The head of the World Bank in Belarus

Mr. Kim 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.


Olga Loyko

Journalist of portal

Olga Loyko graduated from two universities (BSU, BSEU) and worked in “Interfax” and “PRIME-TASS” news agencies and in TUT.BY since 2009. Professional interests include micro- and macroeconomics.





Anna Lukiyanova

Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Labor Market Studies, Russia

1998 - Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Economics and National Economy Management
St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
1995- Diploma Lomonosov Moscow State University
Professional interests include labor economics, wage inequality, minimum wages, applied econometrics.


Alexander Mironichenko

Director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy

Alexander Mironichenko was the chief specialist of the Department of legislation and prevention
violations of the law in economic relations, the Head of the Department of international relations management legislation and international relations, Head of law and international relations department  of the Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus from 1993 to 1998. From 1998 to 2001, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the reorganization and bankruptcy of the Ministry for State Property Management and Privatization, and from 2001 to 2003 - Deputy Director of the Department of reorganization and bankruptcy of the Ministry of Economy, since 2003 holds a post as Director of the department.


Brian Olden

Deputy Chief of the Public Financial Management Division, IMF

Since joining the IMF in 2003, Brian Olden has overseen and delivered a wide range of technical assistance in public financial management to countries across the globe, including many of the countries impacted by the recent financial crisis. In addition, between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Olden was the IMF’s Regional Public Financial Management Advisor for South East Europe, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Olden was Director of Consultancy Services for FTI, a specialist treasury company in Ireland, and held a variety of senior posts at the Irish National Treasury Management Agency and Department of Finance. He holds an M.SC in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University and a B.Comm from University College Dublin.


Christopher J. Onajin

Loans and Guarantees, Partnerships & Innovations Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Christopher joined Sida in 2012 where he has been driving the Swedish Government’s efforts to support mobilization of private capital for development in Sub-Sahara Africa – primarily through providing credit guarantees to local/ regional banks and other financial institutions. Based in Nairobi during 2014-2015 he has been working on transactions in a number of frontier markets such as Congo DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Before joining Sida, he worked as an Investment Manager, a Non-Executive Board Member for Swedish State Owned Corporations (SOEs) and a Project Manager for Privatizations of SOEs within the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, Christopher was a Budget Specialist at the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington D.C. Christopher also worked for PwC Audit and Business Advisory Services, as well as provided strategy and organizational advice,  to public and private sector clients, as a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Nordics.

Paul van Oostveen

Chargé d'affaires, Embassy Office of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belarus

Educated as a biologist at the University of Groningen, Paul made a career switch when he joined the Dutch foreign service in 1997. He has worked on various positions at the ministry and abroad, in Belgrade, St.Petersburg, Ljubljana and since 2016 in Minsk. 


Robert Riley

Chargé d’affaires, US Embassy in Minsk

Prior to arriving in Minsk, Bob was the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 2013-2015, and Political-Economic Counselor there from 2012-2013.
Bob’s other positions with the U.S. Department of State include Deputy Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in Washington, which manages U.S. relations with Turkey, Greece and Cyprus; Political Counselor at the U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States in Washington; Senior Duty Officer at the White House Situation Room; Watch Officer at the State Department Operations Center in Washington; Political-Military Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid Spain; Political Officer in Bogota, Colombia.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Bob was an attorney for approximately eight years at one of Seattle’s largest law firms, where he specialized in litigation focusing on intellectual property, securities, employment matters.  He received his law degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Karlis Smits

Senior Economist, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management

Dr. Karlis Smits has worked at the World Bank since 2006. He has held assignments focusing on issues of economic growth and fiscal policy in Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Moldova. Since 2013 Karlis Smits is based in China. Prior to joining the World Bank, Karlis worked at the Ministry of Economy in Latvia on a broad set of economic policy issues (investment and employment policies). He holds a PhD in Economics from the Queen's University in Canada.

Dmytro Sologub

Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine
Mr.Sologub graduated from BSU specialized in economic theory in 2000, and got MA (EERC) in National university of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. The author of several researches in Economics. He’s become Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2013. In 2001-2002 Dmytro Sologub held a position of research assistant in EERC of National university of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
From 2002 to 2004 - Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (first in the department of public finances, and later - in the department of macroeconomic analysis). In 2004 - 2007 he was the economist-researcher in the representation of the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine.
Since 2007 and until the appointment of the National Bank of Ukraine has held the position of Head of Analysis and Research Department of JSC "Raiffeisen Bank Aval". Since March, 2015 -  Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, member of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Hans Timmer

Chief economist of the World Bank Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Dr. Timmer has been the head of the Development perspectives assessment Department of the World Bank for a long time. Under his guidance the Department published an annual basic reports of the World Bank “The prospective of development of the world economy” and “The report on global monitoring” and also a wide range publication on monitoring and economic forecasting, including the report "On the global financial development."
Dr. Timmer is a specialist in quantitative aspects of international macroeconomics and econometrics with 25 years of experience in management of teams of experts on economic modeling, forecasting and economic policy analysis.



Pavel Vaskovskiy

Head of the Department of Problem Assets Administrations, Development Bank of Belarus

Lawyer. He completed the course of crisis management. He worked at the Minsk Automobile Plant. He participated in the MAZ export programs. He has experience in commercial activities. Since 2005, he has worked on various positions in economic court system of Belarus. From 2009 to 2013 – Court Chief Executive of the Economic Court. At present he is a head of the Department of the Problem Assets Administration, Development Bank of Belarus. The focus area - methodical and practical tracking of service.



Aleksey Yakovlev

CEO, “Belshina” JSC

Alexey graduated from the Mogilev Engineering Institute, hired in 1997 at the "Khimvolokno". He worked as an electrician, master, energy management, deputy chief engineer. He studied at the Belarusian State Economic University. From 2010 to 2013 he worked in the administration of the free economic zone "Mogilev" (one of the residents of which is the "Belshina"), from April 2013 to December 2014 - Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee. Areas of work - industry and energy.