Initiator of the KIEF, founder of UFuture Investment Group
Vasyl Khmelnytsky is a Ukrainian entrepreneur whose priority is to develop innovative industries and increase Ukraine’s competitiveness in international markets. He is the founder of UFuture, which is a Ukrainian private equity firm and group of companies. As a group, it consolidates businesses in various sectors, from real estate, infrastructure and industry to innovative parks, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals. UFuture includes UDP, which is a real estate development company specialized in large infrastructure projects, the country's second biggest Kyiv Sikorsky international airport, national Ukrainian outdoor advertising operator RTM, and Bila Tserkva industrial park. Additionally, the group develops new and innovative businesses such as renewable energy generator UDP Renewables, pharmaceutical producer Biopharma, and innovation parks UNIT.City and LvivTech.City.
Vasyl Khmelnytsky supports social projects in education and economics. Among them, first of all, are Kyiv International Economic Forum, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship School, an educational IT-factory UNIT Factory, Lean Institute Ukraine. The entrepreneur is convinced that Ukraine offers ample opportunities for business development through partnership between international and local companies. In his opinion, the exchange of experience and knowledge, the use of the world's best technologies and management practices, the support of small and medium-sized businesses contribute to business success and are essential for the growth of the country's economy.