Olena Sergeeva

MBA program lecturer, trainer, consultant– over 9 years.

Management experience with international organizations– over 15 years.

• Senior Tutor with Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe
• Delivers MBA courses in Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Negotiation. Develops short-term executive development programs on change management, leadership skills and people management
• An author of Leadership school at European Business Association
• A certified trainer of Ichak Adizes methodology

Olena’s talent in leadership and people management was best displayed at “Mary Kay”, where she worked from 1997 to 2007 (for 7 years – in the capacity of General Manager). Olena was responsible for Mary Kay operations in Ukraine and Moldova, providing leadership to 200 employees and over 100 000 independent distributors. Under Olena’s management the organization has combined fast growth rates and solid financial results with unique corporate culture, centered on caring for people. Olena was also responsible for creating HR function “from scratch” and gradually building HR systems & practices in the area of personnel planning, selection, T&D, performance appraisal, promotions and succession planning, compensation and benefits. In 2004-2005 Olena served as a Chairman of Ukrainian Direct Selling Association. From 1992 to 1996 Olena has worked as an Education program manager for the US Peace Corps in Ukraine, US government non-profit organization.

Program Guest Speakers


Oksana Semenyuk

CEO and Co-founder for Leadership Consulting Company, CHANGERS. Member of Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Leadership Academy, national project of leadership development among youth. Over 20 years of international experience in the area of human capital and business transformation management: KPMG, Barents Group, Mondelez International. Performed as HR Business Lead for Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russia, led numerous global and regional projects related to people, culture, values and overall performance.


Nadezhda Sirenko

HR Director for Vodafone. 14 yrs in HR in leadership positions in Ukraine and internationally. Successful realization of a wide range of HR projects, most recent ones being talent management program; corporate Intranet and its integration in communication platform of business decisions; Internal communication system with horizontal and vertical feedback exchange and fast decision-making; implementation of flexible functional management structure in the company.


Anna Podgornaya

AXA Insurance Ukraine, Deputy CEO, HR & Administration, Board member. AXA EMEA-LATAM, Emerging Europe Cluster HR Business Partner. 17 years of line HR experience, 15 years of HR function management experience in various industries: Golden Telecom, telecommunications; Credit Agricole, banking; Oranta Life, life insurance; Arterium Corp, pharmaceuticals; Lohika, IT outsourcing; Microsoft Ukraine, IT; AXA CEE. Insurance. Certified as Global Remuneration Professional, Worldatwork, USA, MBTI Coach, OPP, UK, HR Management, MCE, Belgium. In process to receive International Coaching Certification, Adler Canada.

Sergey Gerenko

Sergey Gerenko

Top HR professional with 19 years of experience in leading HR roles in FMCG (Kraft Foods, Interbrew), Retail (real,- Hypermarket) and Power industry (Kievenergo/DTEK). Worked locally and internationally for the European Headquarters in London. As successful HR Director has well-rounded practical experience in setting up HRM function, culture and change management, organization and management development, performance management, compensations & benefits, internal communications, reputation management.