Ukrainian organisations have had their risk mitigation and business continuity planning tested in the most extreme circumstances. This will be a very special chance to hear from two senior Ukrainian female leaders and the recently launched ‘Women on Boards Ukraine’ network.
We will reflect together on how boards can rise to unprecedented challenges and reflect together on lessons for dealing with all types of unforeseen crisis.
Towards the end of the session we will leave time for attendees to ask questions / discuss their own situation under the Chatham House rule.
Olga Usynova is CEO of Vodafone Ukraine – one of the largest wireless providers in Ukraine. Olga oversees services to 16m subscribers. As a result of the full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Vodafone Ukraine is dealing with widespread challenges of operations, particularly those related to personnel and repair of damaged technical assets in the effected territories.
Olga has been in charge of Vodafone Ukraine since 2016 and has now lead this technological giant through almost 2 years of war. Hear directly from this highly successful women about her strategic and operational challenges, as well as personal ones.
Nataliya Mykolska is a non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo – the largest 100% state-owned hydropower generating company in Ukraine. One of the stations, Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP), fell victim to a terrorist attack organised by the Russian military on June 6, 2023. This devastating terrorist act resulted in a loss of renewable energy capacity, the direct effect of leaving a significant part of the region without water and produced a profound impact on various aspects of life for many people in Ukraine. Natalia will explain how Ukrhydroenergo is dealing with the crisis and what role the board plays during such a difficult time.
Natalia is also a co-founder of several NGOs in the field of women leadership and tech, including a women-led and run DATTALION NGO, a home to the largest free, independent, open-source database of Ukraine war footage.
Nina Dombrovska is co-founder of Women on Boards Ukraine and Business leader
Nina is spearheading together with the 2 other co-founders of the Women on Boards Ukraine network , bringing together senior business women to maintain resilience during the war and plan the rebuilding after Ukraine’s future victory.
Nina is a startup founder and a non-executive director herself. Until Sept 2021, she was president of Henkel Ukraine, a large multinational which operates many well-known FMCG brands.
This event is included in our Directors’ Circle membership. Current Directors’ Circle members have received a calendar invitation already – if you haven’t, please get in touch with Julia via email@example.com