Elena Voloshyna
Head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Ukraine

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, creates opportunities to fight poverty and improve living conditions in all parts of the world. We contribute to sustainable economic growth in countries with transition economy by promoting private sector development, mobilizing private capital and also providing consulting and risk reduction services to companies and governments.

Coordinating the activity undertaken by IFC in Ukraine, Ms. Voloshyna is responsible for attracting investment and monitoring the existing investment projects. She is also engaged in the work of IFC consulting projects in Ukraine.

Ms. Voloshyna started her career in IFC in 1992, right when the Corporation began operating in Ukraine. Working at IFC gave her a possibility to gain a significant consulting experience on privatization and investment.

Prior to her appointment in December 1996, Ms. Voloshyna held the position of Deputy Project Manager and then – Project Manager for IFC's Small-Scale Privatization Project (1994-1996), providing consulting services on small-scale privatization in 18 cities of Ukraine, and also coordinating IFC’s cooperation with Ukraine’s government at all levels.

Ms. Voloshyna was born in Kyiv. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 1985. After completing her PhD course in 1990, she defended her dissertation in linguistics.