Meet our global leadership team.
Oleksiy, Sr. is a co-founder of ELEKS and a legend at the company. He is an expert in mathematical methods of programming, holds an Sc. D. in Power Engineering and has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and textbooks, having dedicated 35 years of his professional life to teaching. Throughout his 15 years of managerial experience, Oleksiy, Sr. has encouraged changes in the company, leading to innovations and growth. In his current role as VP Administration, Oleksiy took charge of all the administrative operations of ELEKS.
Back in 1991, Oleksiy created a company that reflected his passion for moral values in business and ongoing excellence. Over the years, his managerial genius transformed ELEKS into one of the leading software engineering companies in Eastern Europe. Oleksiy’s versatile personality is a key to his success as a passionate and effective speaker, a respected teacher, trainer and expert in power engineering. In 2014, Oleksiy left the position of CEO and took on the role of external adviser on strategic business matters.
Chief Executive Officer
A visionary leader, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer, Ruslan Zakharchenko was elected CEO in 2014, culminating a 14-year rise through the company. He is known for his proven record of success with key customer projects, top-notch technological expertise and solid managerial background. These fundamentals ensure Ruslan's present focus on driving effective innovation throughout the company and delivering outstanding customer value results, in addition to strategic management and business direction planning.
Chief Operating Officer
Yuliya Letnyanchyn has been working in IT for almost 10 years, applying her impressive experience to build effective business processes and set up competence centers. Her broad background as head of business process improvement, director of business analysis office, competency development methodologist and BA determines Yuliya’s superior ability to meet business goals and objectives.
Chief Global Strategist
Andrey Hankevych joined the ELEKS executive team in 2013 to help structure and broaden the company’s scope and capabilities globally. A Manhattan College graduate with a BEE in Computer Engineering and 3 decades of experience in the global IT industry, he starts new software engineering and consulting projects annually in various market spaces. His reputation as an outstanding manager, combined with prominent speaking and coaching skills, make Andrey a most welcomed guest at international IT and business events.
Chief Finance Officer
Oleksiy Kovtonyuk is the CFO at ELEKS, developing strategic and operating goals in the area of financial management and proper planning, budgeting and controlling.
Oleksiy began his career in Kraft/Mondelez, Ukraine more than 18 years ago as a Financial Analyst. He occupied roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of Financial Planning, Analysis and Control. For over 7 years, he was a Finance Director for the Ukraine and Eurasia region in the company.
Chief Compliance Officer
A seasoned legal expert and a Master of Law (LLM) graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT in Chicago, in the U.S., Andriy Krupa has been with ELEKS over ten years, first as Senior Legal Counsel, later as Head of the Legal Department and General Counsel, overseeing the legal aspects of the business. In his role of Chief Compliance Officer, Andriy is in charge of all the company’s administrative and legal matters.
Yurii Pryima has over 17 years of working experience in sales, product development, project and people management, and coaching. As a Sales Director at ELEKS, he is developing sales strategies, identifying valuable emerging markets and leading the company's sales team. Yurii has a profound knowledge of change management, customer value management, and sales processes improvement. Also, he is a certified coach and facilitator in Miller&Heiman sales management methodologies.
Brian Merlehan is a Marketing Director and digital marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience. He has strong expertise in helping businesses become more successful in the internet world and in creating their unique brand identity. In his role, Brian leads the company’s marketing division and is in charge of spanning product and services development, market research, communications and corporate branding.
Director of Human Capital
Anna Piskun, an HR management professional, joined ELEKS as Director of Human Capital in 2016. In this role, Anna assumes leadership in talent development to foster company’s effectiveness. Her area of responsibility includes directing and guidance of strategy and tactics in such areas as onboarding, performance management, employee relations and career development.
Business Development Director, Ukraine
Upon joining ELEKS in 1995, Petro managed numerous key projects in banking, accounting, trading, retail, office automation, transportation, and other industries. In his most recent role of Business Development Director Petro is responsible for enhancement and distribution of ELEKS’ innovative product for healthcare, Doctor ELEKS Medical Information System, and e-government initiatives.
Volodymyr has led strategic development initiatives since the early days of the company, combining his software engineering background with strong business acumen and technology expertise. Enthusiastic about technology and the new possibilities it presents, Volodymyr leverages international exposure and experience from the global corporate environment to embrace a strategic viewpoint and drive the company forward.
A qualified developer with more than 16 years of hands-on software engineering experience; a professional project manager with over 12 years of experience in Entertainment, Finance, SME, and E-Government automation; a wise co-owner, a farsighted strategist, and simply put, a genius, Roman is well-known far beyond ELEKS.
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