IV International Corporate Secretaries’ Forum
June 16, 2017

Worldwide the Corporate Secretary is one of the senior executives, who is responsible for coordinating the work on corporate governance in the company. Legal and administrative support of management and executive bodies, exchange of information among owners, managers and shareholders depend on the person of Corporate Secretary.

Ukrainian banks and companies have been using the institute of Corporate Secretary widely already. In Ukraine the corporate secretary is not regulated by national legislation, and the requirements are formed according to the best corporate governance practices applied in Europe and North America. The availability of corporate secretary in the company significantly improves communications and makes the entire system of corporate governance more efficient. The more transparent and clearer corporate governance is, the investor has more confidence in the company, so there are much more chances to attract funding.

Therefore, mastering the achievements of both Ukrainian and foreign colleagues is important not only for the corporate secretary, but also for the entire company.

Corporate Secretaries’ Forum is the main forum for discussion of the regulatory innovations, the best practices of foreign colleagues in corporate law and governance.


  • To inspire the participants, to show the importance of the work of the corporate secretary
  • To give the corporate secretaries new knowledge and technologies, to pass on to them best practices
  • To consolidate the professional community in the sphere of corporate governance


  • Members of the management boards, the supervisory boards and Internal Audit Commissions, as well as candidates for these positions;
  • Lawyers practicing in the field of corporate law;
  • Corporate Secretaries of JSCs and persons performing their functions;
  • Specialists of consulting and audit firms working in the field of corporate governance, or planning to start such work;
  • Shareholders (including the officials of the banks, the investment companies, other participants of the stock market).


Within the framework of the Forum, the award ceremony of the winners of the Corporate Secretary of the Year competition will be held. The nominees will share their work experience, present business cases to the participants of the Forum and hold master classes on "Corporate Secretary's Experience".

Tasks of the Competition:

  • Implementation of the highest standards and the best practices of corporate governance, in particular, the work of the Supervisory Boards in Ukrainian companies;
  • Increasing the status of the profession of the corporate secretary;
  • Assessment and recognition of the personal contribution of the corporate secretary to the development of corporate governance of his company.

More about the Competition (Ukr)


I International Corporate Secretaries’ Forum in Odessa-2013. Learn more (Ukr)

II International Corporate Secretaries’ Forum "Corporate Governance. Trust. Investments". Learn more (Ukr)

III International Corporate Secretaries’ Forum "Ukraine Corporate: Achievements, Challenges, Plans". Learn more (Ukr)

Date: June 16, 2017

Venue: ArtHall D12, st. Desyatinnaya, 12

The cost of participation: 3980 UAH. (Early bird registration before 1 May 2017 - 2980 UAH.)

Contact: Iryna Bilyachenko +380 44 22-88-759, 278-12-52, info@cgpa.com.ua.@cgpa.com.ua.


Oleksandr Okuniev

Chairman of the Management Board of the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Professional Association
He is a known expert in the field of corporate governance and corporate law in Ukraine.
Oleksandr has many years of experience consulting projects as a part of the consultant team of the International Finance Corporation in Ukraine (1996-2001), International Institute of Business (2001-2012) and the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Institute (since 2012).
He is a member of the Expert Council on Corporate Governance of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine.
Alexander is a co-author of the first Ukrainian manual on corporate governance (1999) and the Handbook of International Corporate Governance (edited by the British Institute of Directors, London, 2005 ); author of the handbook "Corporate governance in the private and family companies " (2012) and over 60 publications on corporate law and governance.

Timur Khromaev

Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC)

His competence also covers convocation and conduction of regulator’s meetings, regulation of activities of Regional Offices of NSSMC, hiring and staffing issues in accordance with current legislation, and representation of the regulator. Moreover, as a Chairman, he is responsible for strategic plans on stock market development, coordination and designing of legislative and regulatory activities of NSSMC, implementation of IFRS, coordination of scientific, research and educational programs on the stock market, improvement of public financial literacy, etc.
Mr. Khromaev started his career in the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in 1997. He began as a leading specialist in External Debt Management Unit of External Debt Division and became the Head of Capital Markets Division in External Debt Department. In 2001, he obtained a position of Deputy Chairman of the Board in CJSC “Commercial Bank NRB-Ukraine”, and worked on the same position for CJSC “TAS-Investbank” in 2002. Timur Khromaev established investment company “ARTA”, which is among the leading investment companies in Ukraine in February 2013.
Since 2013, he obtained a position of Executive Director in GASE Energy, Inc.
Timur Khromaev received his first economic education in Union College, New York, USA (1997).
Then he continued his education at Kyiv National University by the name of Taras Shevchenko, Institute of International Relations on the faculty of international law (2008-2010) and gained a master degree.

Dmytro Parfenenko 

Acting Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

Dmytro Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 22, 1964. In 1986 graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, mechanic. In 2004 continued his education at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, lawyer. PhD in Physico-Mathematical Sciences, Honored Economist of Ukraine. Awarded the medal "For Labour and Victory". 1995 - 2000 Assistant to Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, Assistant to Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, Director of Department of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. 2000 - 2010 Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. 2011 - 2012 Head of the Main Department of Municipal Property in Kyiv, Executive Body of Kyiv City Council (Kyiv City State Administration). 2012 - 2014 Director of the Department of Municipal Property in Kyiv, Executive Body of Kyiv City Council (Kyiv City State Administration). Starting June 6, 2014, First Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. June 20, 2014, to May 25, 2015, Acting Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine.

Olyana Gordiyenko
Associate Director, Governance in Economics, Policy and Governance department of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Simon Osborne
ICSA Chief Executive 

Oleksiy Povolotskyi

Head of the Department of the Corporate Governance / Corporate Secretary of the DTEK Group. Member of the Corporate Governance Professional Association and the Bar Association of Ukraine.
In 1996 he graduated from the Kharkiv University of the Inner Affairs, a Solicitor. In 2000 he received a Master's degree from the Lord Scarman Center, University of Leicester, UK. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. He worked in multinational law firm Squire, Sanders and Dempsey L.L.P., Kyiv, Ukraine as a lawyer. In the National University of Internal Affairs, he was a teacher and the head of the department of international relations.

Volodymyr Igonin
Counsel, Vasil Kisil & Partners
Volodymyr develops corporate / M&A practice of the firm. He provides complex legal assistance to both foreign and local clients on complex transactions involving assets and companies located in Ukraine. His work involves legal due diligence, transaction structuring and support, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, tax planning, advising on project finance, regulatory and other actual business matters.
Another pole of Volodymyr's practice is corporate structuring of business, including establishing holding structures using foreign jurisdictions, and advising on corporate governance issues.
The core industries for Mr. Igonin, where he has deep practical expertise and experience, are agribusiness, telecommunications and media, real estate, natural resources and PPP.
Ken Rushton
ICSA fellow; member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum
Ken Rushton graduated from Trinity College Dublin and joined Imperial Chemical Industries in 1968. He was appointed Company Secretary in 1996. In 2000 he took up the position of Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. In 2001 he was appointed to the Financial Services Authority as Head of the UK Listing Authority. Since 2005 he has been an adviser to the Financial Reporting Council (2005-06) and a corporate governance consultant (Board Insight, Nestor Advisors).
Ken is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and a trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics. He is the editor of”The Business Case for Corporate Governance” (Cambridge University Press).

Alison Dillon Kibirige

Mrs. Alison Dillon Kibirige is a global expert on corporate governance (Governance, Ethics, CSR and Risk Management). She is the Founding Director of AMDK Consultancy & Training Services Limited (AMDK), a business she set up in early 2007, which focuses on improving corporate governance practices in all sectors (private, public and not-for-profit) globally. Her work at AMDK has taken her throughout Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.
Alison has served as a member of Boards, Committees and industry working groups since the early 1980s. She is a member of the UKRIAT Committee, Qualifications Committee and of ICSA’s International Professional Standards Committee, company secretary of aBi Trust and aBi Finance Limited and a Director of the Leadership Team Uganda Ltd. Alison is the former Chair of ICSA Uganda.
Alison has worked for the IFC/Global Corporate Governance Forum on projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi. She has developed a series of workshops for IFC for corporate secretaries in developing and emerging markets, Directors of Banks in Nigeria and for SME Governance. Alison has also worked for the African Peer Review (APRM) in Uganda and at the APRM Secretariat in South Africa reviewing the Corporate Governance portion of the APRM Country Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
Alison has worked globally for over 25 years as a company secretary, previously as Secretary to the main Boards of Unilever and Barclays in London. She has also set up and worked as a Director in several SMEs Alison has also been involved in numerous consultations with governments, regulators and industry and professional bodies in Africa, Europe and the US.
She is a Fellow of ICSA and a UK solicitor. Alison was awarded the 2013 ICSA President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the inaugural ICSA Company Secretary of the Year award in 2005 and has also won awards globally for her work with shareholders


CGPA, Corporate Governance Professional Association was established in 2009 as a non-government organization and currently ranks as a leading expert community and center for generating corporate governance reform in Ukraine. CGPA Mission is to help Ukrainian businesses become more profitable and sustainable through the development of effective corporate governance. Website- www.cgpa.com.ua.


The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. It was established in 1956 as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group to advance economics development by investing in strictly for-profit and commercial projects that purport to reduce poverty and promote development. Since 2009, its goals are to increase sustainable agriculture opportunities, improve health and education, increase access to financing for microfinance and business clients, advance infrastructure, help small businesses grow revenues, and invest in climate health.. Website - www.ifc.org

Official education partner 

Ukrainian Corporate Govarnance Institute. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, the Institute ensures the implementation of key statutory tasks of CGPA and is to become the leading educational, research and consulting organization in the field of corporate governance and business strategy. Since the foundation, the Institute is a teaching and research centre of CGPA.

Official Legal Partner

Vasil Kisil & Partners is a leading independent full-service Ukrainian law firm. We develop our business and advice our clients driven by values that are common and essential to the firm's partners, the entire team and our customers as well.
Aiming to achieve a successful result, we rely on our experience accumulated throughout the 25 years of practice to offer the clients individually-tailored, cost-effective and efficient strategies and solutions.
We successfully work as trusted advisers on high-profile local and international matters and advise large domestic and global corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies.
The firm is especially well-known for its stellar litigators and significant corporate, real estate, antitrust & competition, and labour expertise. Website - www.vkp.ua

Official Energy Partner

DTEK is Ukraine’s largest energy group with assets in coal mining, electricity generation and distribution, alternative energy and gas production.
Our companies in 11 regions of Ukraine employ over 75 000 people.
We supply electricity and heat to 3.3 million households and over 82,500 industrial companies.
Since 2005, when the company was established, we have tripled our coal production, our electricity generation has grown fourfold, and the electricity distribution has increased fivefold.
We have commissioned the deepest gas well in Ukraine (6 750 m) and are the country’s leading privately-owned natural gas producer.
Our Botievo Wind Farm is not only the largest wind farm in Ukraine, but is also among the top five largest wind parks in Central and Eastern Europe.
We have invested over USD 5 bln in modernizing of our companies and making them more efficient, safe and environmentally friendly.
We have committed over USD 1 bln to supporting local communities where our employees live and work.
The programs we support include energy efficiency, medicine, entrepreneurship, infrastructure improvement, local governance and community development initiatives. Website - www.dtek.com


Company «Emcon» specializes in providing services on corporate governance issues, namely: disclosure of information, organization and convening of a general meeting of shareholders, support for other corporate events, as well as the introduction of a variety of services such as training, software, services on the Internet, etc.Website - www.emcon.com.ua.

DM Company

PJSC «Kremenchug plant of road machines», «Kredmash»

The development and production of asphalt-mixing and concrete-mixing plants in such variations: fixed plants, removable  plants, tower type  plants and also soil  mixing unit, upplementary equipment and spare
parts for them, assembly and starting up –do of asphalt-mixing plants, adjustment of asphalt-mixing plants, modernization of late-model  plants. Website - www.kredmash.com

Sponsor of the Standing Buffet

Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top selling American whiskey in the world. It is produced in Lynchburg by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniel's home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for purchase at stores or restaurants within the county. 
The product meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, though the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon. As defined in the North American Free Trade Agreement, Tennessee Whiskey is classified as a straight bourbon authorized to be produced in the state of Tennessee. Packaged in square bottles, a total of 11 million cases of the flagship "Black Label" product were sold in the company's 2012 Fiscal year, which ended April 30, 2013.


Event Envoy Company is a specialized agency for organization and management of events of different scale. Many years of experience of the team combined with innovative approach, continuous improvement of techniques and technologies of event management - the three pillars on which we base our work. Website www.eventenvoy.com.ua

With the participation of
ICSA: The Governance Institute

With support 

National Securities and Stock Market Commission

The State Property Fund of Ukraine
Professional Association of Registrars and Depositories (PARD) - professional association in the stock market of Ukraine. The Association, founded in 1996, represents the interests of all domestic depository institutions and securities traders. Website www.pard.ua
The Ukrainian Association of Investment Business (UAIB)
Association of Corporate Security Professionals
National depository of Ukraine
League of Insurance Organizations of Ukraine (LIOU)

General TV partner

First Business Channel is a Ukrainian News Channel that targets those who often have to make decisions such as managers, businessmen, economists and politicians, public figures. The Channel offers expert financial market forecasting in business news and other analytical programs. Here top Ukrainian and foreign journalists discuss financial matters with chief business and economics commentators.

General information partner
RBC-Ukraine is Ukrainian informative portal which covers significant events in Ukraine and in the world.
The portal includes
STYLER. It specializes in the news in the sphere of society, culture, fashion, health, equipment and vehicles. 
DAILY. Research and information website which analyses major events in Ukraine and in the world. 
The main principle of our work is total independence, equity, submission of only verified materials from primary sources. We do not support the interests of any public association or corporation and exclude the possibility of propaganda or manipulation of readers’ verdict. We are guided by the best standards of world information and business journalism.
Legal Media Partner
Yurydychna Gazeta is a professional juridical publication. A weekly newspaper for lawyers and about lawyers. The readers and subscribers of the newspaper are the majority of legal companies and lawyers-jurists of Ukraine. The editorial staff cooperates with almost all law companies in the Ukrainian market. 
Media partner
The Internet portal FinPost.com.ua highlights the main events in the financial market and in the economy of Ukraine in general, as well as in the foreign capital markets.Website www.finpost.com.ua

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