Economic Challenges and Opportunities of Ukraine – KSPA Alumni Forum S. Nizhny


On December 11, the III Alumni Forum of KSPA named after S. Nizhny.

Serhiy Nyzhny Kyiv School of Public Administration gathers experts and the public at the III Forum. The Ukrainian Institute of the Future will present its own forecast for the country’s development in 2022. There will also be several discussion panels at the event, during which they will talk about economic development, public administration and the future of the country.

What should Ukraine’s economy look like in the coming years? When will we cease to be a country of eternal prospects and constantly lost opportunities?

The panel “Economic Challenges and Opportunities of Ukraine” will discuss the real ways of developing Ukraine’s potential.

The moderator is Anatoliy Amelin, co-founder of the Ukrainian Institute of the Future and director of the Economics program

Panel speakers:

✅Victor Galasyuk – President of the Ukrainian Association of the Club of Rome
✅Igor Lisky (Игорь Лиски) – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EFI Group, co-founder of the Ukrainian Institute of the Future
✅Mykola Tymoschuk – CEO of UFuture holding company
✅Andriy Dligach is the chairman of Advanter Group

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Special Laba Business School podcast with Igor Liski

The head of the supervisory board of the EFI Group gave an interview to Anton Shulyk in the podcast of the international business school Laba.

They talked about a new wave of industrialization, as well as about the investor’s experience in modern realities.

Learn more about the important in the podcast itself by the link 

Ukrainian and world economy: stimuli for growth after the pandemic – Dnipro Economic Forum 2021

The live broadcast of the Dnieper Economic Forum 2021 will begin at 11:45.


The forum will be opened by the discussion panel “Ukrainian and World Economy: Incentives for Growth after the Pandemic”

The speakers plan to discuss the interaction between the state and business. Namely, what does the state plan to simplify the life of business in the near future? How will the Ukrainian economy develop after the global crisis and what should Ukraine do to grow?

Among other things, they will analyze the country’s role in world markets and methods of bridging the gap between the domestic economy and leading countries. Learn about the trends of the present and the future of the country at the link:


✅Oleksiy Kucher, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine

✅Igor Liski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Effective Investments Group

✅Gennady Chizhikov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine

✅Kateryna Glazkova, Executive Director of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

✅Volodymyr Vlasyuk, Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Modernization of the CCI of Ukraine, CEO of Ukrpromzovnishekspertyza

  • Moderator: Pavlo Kazarin, publicist and TV presenter

The future of the honey industry in Ukraine from Beehive

Eugene Assaf, Commercial Director of BEEHIVE, spoke about the state of Ukraine’s honey industry in a story for the Today program of Ukraine TV channel.

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How to make Ukraine’s GDP 1 trillion worth? – discussion at KIEF

The Kyiv International Economic Forum once again brought together leading experts, businessmen, investors, government officials and society to discuss topical economic issues.
Trend analysis and heated discussions on socially important topics have always been a trademark of the forum. This year, one of the hottest was the discussion of Ukraine’s future GDP. In particular, the speakers put forward various hypotheses about how the state can reach the level of GDP of 1 trillion dollars. The terms of realization of the plan were also worrying. What can government and business do for this? What tools need to be used and in what areas can “national champions” be raised?

Discussion speakers:

Igor Liski is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EFI Group

Serhiy Haidachuk is the founder and president of the CEO Club

Giovanni Salvetti Managing Director of Rothschild International Banking Group

Dmytro Natalukha Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Economic Development

Valentyn Zaporoschuk, founder and president of the PRAVIO group of companies

The issue of responsible leadership in Ukraine is also relevant today. After all, both the state and business must not only understand where our focus is, but also pursue a pragmatic target policy to create a powerful system of industries in the country. What will new businesses look like in the next decade and what are they really needed for?

Igor Liski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the group of companies “Effective Investments”, said that the new industrialization of the country is the main task for economic growth.

“Actually, I see a real opportunity to realize the idea of ​​a trillion GDP due to a great value transformation. Achieving a trillion GDP growth means growing non-linearly, but by huge leaps. In my opinion, we will come to such growth only thanks to large-scale breakthrough projects. Some colleagues at the Kyiv Economic Forum saw the country’s future in cryptocurrency, IT and agriculture. But I believe that there is no future in these industries if we ignore the need to create value-added products. The situation is the same with the classic leaders among the branches of the Ukrainian economy: heavy industry and energy. IT professionals, who mostly work for the added value of other countries, do little to really help the domestic economy, “said Igor Liski.

The investor also stressed the importance of developing value-added projects, namely those that are engaged in processing and focus on the global market.

Feednova installs equipment

Two batch BC-16000 boilers, the main equipment of the first stage of the enterprise, are installed on the construction site of the new Feednova plant. The total production capacity of the units is about 130 tons per day.

Modern equipment will allow efficiently, quickly and safely for the environment and people to process animal waste and produce high protein feed additives for farm and domestic animals from it.

– These boilers are the heart of our production process, so their receipt and installation are very important event. In total, there will be five such units at the plant,” – says Andrey Ogorodnik, CEO of Feednova. – We are working at a very high pace to meet the schedule and put into operation the first stage of the enterprise in early 2021.

Medicine in the smartphone: the online hub introduced a medical mobile application

The online medical hub introduced a mobile application, unique opportunities for customers and announced access to new markets. The application is available on the Android and iOS platforms and is the first universal mobile solution in Ukraine, where 1,500 healthcare institutions, 11,400 doctors and about 300,000 user reviews have been collected.

In the application, Ukrainians will be able to choose a doctor by profession, experience, rating, place and cost of services, make an appointment with him, and then leave a review. An important function of the service is the ability to sign up for laboratory tests, purchase medications or receive audio advice.

“Today, more than 1 million Ukrainians users trust us. With each update, we are approaching the goal of creating an online ecosystem with the ability to maintain an electronic map in a smartphone. This will be a breakthrough in patient care. You will not need to remember if you were vaccinated against measles, you had chickenpox in childhood and when you had a sore throat – all this will be on your online map. We are building a world in which it’s easy to be healthy – and that’s great inspiration», – says Sergey Kazantsev, founder of

During the first half of this year, the company created a service of audio consultations with doctors, an online reference test for coronavirus, expanded the base by adding new medical specialists and new clinics. also concluded memoranda of cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kiev, Cherkasy and Kherson regional state administrations.

 “It’s really cool when with the help of one button in your smartphone you get access to the whole world of medicine, you can control your health. Previously, this was considered impossible, but we refuted this by developing a revolutionary mobile application. Now we are building the digital foundation of the medicine of the future. We strive to help people maintain their health, because is already improving the interaction between patients and doctors, clinics, medical centers, – said Igor Liski, chairman of the supervisory board of the Effective Investments group of companies. – Our goal is to become No. 1 in the market, to be an example of digitalization and a new approach to healthcare in all markets of our presence.”

“We are pleased that companies such as, which already have extensive experience in implementing online medical services, are creating a whole new level of doctor-patient interaction. I believe that together we can create the medicine of the future in Ukraine. – notes Yaroslav Kucher, Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine on digital development, digital transformation and digitalization. – I am proud that this application was developed by a native company”. expands its presence in other countries and this year entered the markets of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Moldova. Soon the company plans to begin work in Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Baltic countries and the UAE.

The rebranding of the online medical hub was conducted by the marketing agency Fedoriv agency.

We support children’s atr

The Zhytomyr сardboard factory (ZKK) and the PAGL company, which are part of the Effective Investments group of companies, supported the IV Ukrainian festival of architecture for children ARCHIKIDZ, which will be held in Kiev on June 27-July 23 this year.

 The ZKK and PAGL provided young architects with creative materials that they use to create new masterpieces. In the event will take part children aged 7 to 12 years. The theme of the IV Ukrainian festival of architecture for children is “Nature in the city. Live together”. Considering the quarantine, the event will pass in off/online format. Participants will gather in a separate large pavilion of the National expocenter of Ukraine (950 m2) in small groups of 10-12 children.

 The work of each group will be broadcast on the festival pages on social networks to attract other children to the master class in an online format.

 “We are constantly working with our material, looking for new opportunities for its application and supporting interesting projects. It inspires us to go beyond the limits of the possible, ”says Sergey Rudkovsky, First Deputy General Director of the Zhytomyr сardboard factory. “We really liked the idea of the festival, because children are always sincere and direct, and wild imagination will help them create new masterpieces and see innovative solutions in the use of our products.”

Recall that in June 2020, ZKK and PAGL provided partnership assistance to the Zhytomyr folk art center for organizing and conducting the Star art patterns decorative art exhibition.

FEEDNOVA investors talk about the project

“NV” published a joint interview with Igor Liski, chairman of the supervisory board of the Effective Investments group of companies and Nadezhda Kaznacheeva, investment director of UMG Investments, in which they talked about the construction of FEEDNOVA – a plant for the production of high protein feed additives and animal fats.

According to Igor Liski, from the very beginning “Effective Investments” was looking for strategic investors. As a result, Mada Participations B. V. from the Netherlands and UMG Investments became partners of the company.

“We were looking for those who will strengthen the project, provide more than money,” – says Igor Liski. – “Dutch investors brought their expertise in processing livestock products, and UMG Investments brought their understanding of the processes, the experience of creating a business from scratch.”

FEEDNOVA will become not only a platform for the production of high-protein products, which are in high demand in the world, but also a plant that will help solve the global problem of livestock waste in our country.

“Now in Ukraine there are only small local specialized enterprises built by manufacturers for their own needs, and outdated factories created under the USSR that do not work at the proper level,” – said the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Effective Investments.

“We have a strong commercial expertise in organizing procurement and sales, we know how to bring new products to the market, including in the markets of Asia and Europe,” – adds Nadezhda Kaznacheeva. – It is very important for us that our projects are innovative and environmentally friendly. I want to do something, which can then be told to the children. For me personally this is very important.”

According to the estimates of “Effective Investments” in Ukraine it is necessary to build at least two more such enterprises of a full cycle. Therefore, FEEDNOVA investors are actively looking for new construction sites in the central and southern regions of our country.

Kiev Regional State Administration signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with

During June of this year, residents of Kiev and Kiev region can use free audio advice from qualified doctors and get online information testing for symptoms of coronavirus. This is stated in the Memorandum, which is concluded between the Kiev Regional State Administration and the online hub, which is part of the Effective Investments group of companies.

The signed document once again proves that business and government can join forces and cooperate productively, especially if it concerns the life and health of people.

“Consulting doctors for residents of the region is a useful initiative that will allow people to get professional advice and, possibly, prevent diseases. I am grateful to the doctors for their help. Especially during the coronavirus pandemic. I urge residents not to neglect their health and use the help of doctors on time. Take care of yourself and your loved ones,” – said the head of the Kiev Regional State Administration Vasily Volodin.

During audio consultations, the user receives professional advice from doctors that they provide, given the symptoms described. Also, doctors will help to draw up an algorithm for further actions and, if necessary, to decipher the test results. The duration of the consultation is 10 minutes. You can get this service after simple registration on the website of the online hub.

Also, on the website or on its pages in Viber or Telegram, you can take a simple online test to help you determine whether you are at risk for coronavirus disease. The program is based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. The test results are for reference only and are not an established diagnosis.

“Adaptive quarantine with relaxed conditions was introduced in Ukraine, but this does not mean the final victory over COVID-19, therefore we strive to help as many people as possible,” – said Sergey Kazantsev, founder of – Also do not forget that taking care of your health is always necessary. Other diseases have not disappeared. We need prevention and treatment. For this, we offer Ukrainians affordable and convenient services”.

Recall that earlier the online hub concluded memoranda of cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Cherkasy and Kherson regional state administrations and successfully fulfilled its obligations.