Unlimit Ukraine by European Business Association launches new contest «CEO for U».

Within this contest the companies - representatives of the micro and small business in Ukraine – has the unique opportunity to get individual consultation from one of the TOP-managers of the big companies-members of the European Business Association.

Current and new participants of the Unlimit Ukraine Project - young entrepreneurs who produce high-quality and innovative products or provide socially useful services on the territory of Ukraine are welcome to join this Contest.

The rules of the Contest are simple – just to register on the Project’s web-site and fill in the registration form.

The Contest’s winners will have the opportunity to get individual consultation from the following mentors:

Mykhailo Merkulov, Chief Executive Officer, Arricano Real Estate PLC

Mykhailo Merkulov has 17 years’ experience across different industries operating in Central and Eastern Europe countries (Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria).

Krzysztof Siedlecki, Country Manager, Astellas Pharma LLC

Krzysztof Siedlecki is the President of the European Business Association since December 2015.

Born in Warsaw, he arrived in Kyiv about 10 years ago to manage the local office of the Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma LLC.

Dmytro Sholomko, Chief Executive Officer, Google LLC

Dmytro Sholomko founded the UBL consulting company specializing in providing information and consultation for major Ukrainian IT and telecommunication companies.

He occupies the CEO position of the Google LLC since 2011. He is responsible for the company's business planning, product development, marketing initiatives and sales.

Marko Tkachuk, Chief Executive Officer, IDS Borjomi Ukraine

Marko Tkachuk graduated from the LIM Business School in 2000 (joint Ukrainian-American MBA program) and the International Institute for Management Development IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He led the list of Forbes 2013 "Top 25 CEO in Ukraine" and he is considered to be one of the most effective managers of the country.

IDS Borjomi Ukraine includes such brands as "Morshyn", "Myrhorod", "Truskavetsk" and it is the exclusive distributor of "Borjomi" in Ukraine. Almost 3 000 employees work in this company.

Ihor Landa, Chief Executive Officer, Novus Ukraine

Ihor Landa began his professional career in "Sandora" company as the sales representative. He headed this company in 10 years. He occupies the CEO position of the Novus Ukraine since 2010.

Nowadays “Novus” - is 40 supermarkets, more than 5 000 employees and more than 5 billion UAH of turnover.

Ihor Makarov, Chief Executive Officer, Miele

Ihor Makarov began his professional career in Miele as the head of sales and marketing department. He occupies the CEO position of the company since 2013.

Ihor Makarov was appointed on the position of the Head of the EBA Consumer Electronics Committee in 2015.

Artem Chernis, Chief Executive Officer, Philip Morris Ukraine

Artem Chernis has been working in the Philip Morris International since 1998. He occupied such positions as the Regional Officer in Scandinavia countries, Corporate Affairs Officer in Russia, Sales and Distribution Officer of the Philip Morris Romania, and he also worked on the senior positions in the Free Trade Department of the Philip Morris International.

Taras Lukachuk, President of the EEMEA region, Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Taras Lukachuk leads the list of top managers for many years. Being the president of the EEMEA region of the Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) is unprecedented case when Ukrainian occupies such a high position in a multinational company.

When he was 24 years old he became the youngest Sales Department Officer of the Kraft Foods in the world. He started his career when being a student of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy combining study with work.

Yevhen Shevchenko, Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg Ukraine

Yevhen Shevchenko obtained a higher education in International Economics of the Management and International Economic Relations Department of the Ural State Economic University.

He started his career in marketing and sales in 1996. He began to work in Carlsberg Group on the position of the Sales Officer at the "Golden Ural Factory" (now it is the branch of "Baltyka-Chelyabinsk") in 2002. He occupies the CEO position of the Carlsberg Ukraine since 2014.

Oleksiy Kredisov, Managing Partner of the EY in Ukraine

Oleksiy Kredisov is the head of the EY Ukrainian practice since 2005. Oleksiy Kredisov also led the "Centre for Research on Emerging Markets” of the EY Global responsible for business development in such markets as China, India, Brazil, Russia and others in 2011. He has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) EY in East Africa since January 2015.

Oleksiy Kredisov is the board member of the European Business Association. He is also a member of the board of the East Europe Foundation. Oleksiy Kredisov is the Certified Public Accountant in the United States (CPA), Certified Auditor in Ukraine and has more than 22 years of professional experience in audit services providing.


The European Business Association in partnership with the Philip Morris Ukraine initiated the Unlimit Ukraine project to support micro and small Ukrainian business in its growing and developing. Unlimit Ukraine is supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Unlimit Ukraine project is non-commercial and participation is free of charge.