Head of IFC Operations in Ukraine
Olena Voloshyna is the Head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Ukraine.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, creates opportunities for people in order to overcome poverty and improve their well-being. IFC promotes sustainable economic growth in developing countries, supporting private sector development, mobilizing private capital, and providing advisory and risk management services to companies and governments.
Olena Voloshyna coordinates IFC activities in Ukraine, and she’s responsible for attracting investment and monitoring current investment projects. Olena Voloshyna is also actively involved in the advisory projects implemented by IFC in Ukraine.
Prior to her appointment in December 1996, Olena Voloshyna had been the Deputy Project Manager, and later the Head of the IFC project “Small Privatization in Ukraine” (1994-1996), supervising the work of small privatization consultants in 18 cities of Ukraine and coordinating IFC communication with the government of Ukraine at all levels.
Olena Voloshyna started her career at IFC in 1992, when IFC performed its first operations in Ukraine. In all that time she held several different positions, which allowed her to obtain vast advisory expertise in the sphere of privatization and investment.
Olena Voloshyna graduated Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the Faculty of Foreign Languages, in 1985 and after her postgraduate studies in 1990 she got PhD in Linguistics