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
Andriy Krupa is a seasoned executive and legal expert who has been with ELEKS for over a decade. In his role of acting Chief Executive Officer, Andriy is leading the company towards its long-term strategic goals of delivering outstanding customer value results, driving effective innovation throughout the company and expanding its global reach.
He holds an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany, and a Master of Law (LLM) degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT in Chicago, the U.S. Andriy has previously served Chief Compliance officer, overseeing the legal and administrative aspects of the business.
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 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 Marketing Officer
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.
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.
Director of Dr. Eleks
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.
Centres of Excellence Director
As the Director of Centres of Excellence (CoE), Lyubomyr provides strategic leadership for the development of the CoE and drives performance and alignment to ensure that ELEKS’ strategic goals are achieved. He manages CoE departments and their statuses, including KPIs, initiatives and roadmaps, as well as combining his position with Head of PMO. Lyubomyr has been working in IT for more than 12 years, having joined ELEKS in 2007, making his way from QA engineer to project manager.
Dmytro Samko joined ELEKS in December 2016 and has more than a decade of management experience in enterprise IT, mainly in the banking and finance sector, with international and Ukrainian banks such as Citigroup, Western Union, AES Corp, Alfa Bank, Idea Bank and Unicredit. Dmytro is responsible for the Enterprise Delivery Division, ensuring customer satisfaction and customer success through excellent and high-quality services for ELEKS’ clients.
Yarema Hrytsyshyn serves as ELEKS’ Delivery Director and is responsible for the development and management of a delivery unit through ensuring customer satisfaction, business profitability, supporting the delivery team and providing value-add to the client by helping to meet their business objectives.
Prior to joining ELEKS, Yarema occupied senior management positions where he was responsible for guiding clients through an engagement phase, assisting with multisite development issues, and identifying early barriers to successful, deeper collaboration.
Yarema holds an MA degree in Computer Science from Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Director of Corporate Security
Iurii Garasym is a recognised professional in security governance, management and operations. As ELEKS’ Director of Corporate Security, he is responsible for defining the company’s entire security posture and compliance with appropriate standards and regulations, as well as developing a corporate security strategy.
Yurii has more than 10 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing both technical and non-technical solutions for vendors, big enterprises and niche system integrators, with a heavy focus on governance, risk and compliance, security baselining, secure development lifecycle and cloud security.
He holds CCSP, CCSK, ISO 27001 LA certificates, as well as a PhD in Information Security. In addition, Yurii is Cloud Security Alliance Lviv Chapter President and ISACA Kyiv Chapter Director.
Information Technology Director
Andriy Semenyuk is ELEKS’ IT Director and provides leadership for the development of strategic and operational goals throughout the company. His experience spans over 15 years across all areas of Information Technology. Andriy is a qualified manager with hands-on expertise in application development, IT/IS architecture, technical infrastructure, information security, system implementation and support.
Andriy holds a master’s degree in Cybernetics from the Ternopil National Economic University. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Swiss Montreux Business School and an MBA+IT from the KROK Business School.
Director of Capacity and Internal Efficiency
Halyna Verkholyuk is ELEKS’ Director of Capacity and Internal Efficiency. Prior to this appointment, Halyna was Head of the Capacity Management department. She is an experienced manager with more than 15 years of practice in the area of human resources and workforce planning. Halyna was involved in the development and implementation of advanced HR practices for leading international and Ukrainian companies. She has sound expertise in building processes from scratch to the level which allows for the management of a company with over 2,500 employees.
Director of University
Lilia Mudryk is the Director of ELEKS’ Corporate University. She is a masterful Senior Manager in the area of strategic personnel development with proficiency in developing innovative learning solutions that enhance critical business skills and competencies. Lilia joined the company in 2010, holds an MBA degree in Human Resources and demonstrates highly effective leadership in creating a learning organisation. Her experience in education management, assessment, employee mentoring and coaching has allowed ELEKS to gain a competitive advantage in key business areas. Lilia has a recognised ability to integrate T&D within an overall corporate strategy.
Director of Administrative and Facility Services
Solomiya Rishnyak is the Director of Administrative and Facility Services and is professional with more than a decade of work experience. She is responsible for developing, directing and evaluating all aspects of the administrative and supportive services, including policies, objectives, initiatives, internal processes, budget, structure and resources, in accordance with company’s strategic goals and needs.
Director of DAKAR
Volodymyr Konoval is an expert in electric power engineering. He is actively developing the DAKAR project that brought ELEKS into the leaders of the Ukrainian software market for electric power industry tasks.
He holds a scientific degree in Electric Power Stations, Systems and Networks, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience at the Lviv Polytechnic National University.
A qualified developer with more than 17 years of hands-on software engineering experience; a professional project manager with over 13 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.
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.