Organizational Development Coordinator of UNDP Project “Strengthening MSME Business Membership Organizations in Ukraine: Phase II”
Vladlen joined the UNDP team in 2015 as a coordinator for the organizational development of the membership of business associations for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
He devoted more than 15 years to the development of the entrepreneurial movement in eastern Ukraine before joining UNDP. Vladlen was a member of several regional and all-Ukrainian business associations and participated in their activities. He headed the Council of Entrepreneurs of Donetsk region from 2008 to 2010. In 2009 together with like-minded people, Vladlen initiated a social project to develop financial competence and exchange experience among entrepreneurs, which reached more than 2,000 small business owners over the next four years in five oblasts of Ukraine.
Vladlen now coordinates the development of the membership of industrial and universal business associations, and chambers of commerce and industry.
Vladlen has a PhD in economics. He is married and has two sons.
UNDP and me
"I believe that entrepreneurs are the basis of the middle class of Ukraine. I’ve been given a unique opportunity to work with my UNDP project team colleagues. We also help lots of entrepreneurs come together around business associations to reap the significant benefits of working together in collaboration with other UNDP projects. I know this will make the voice of small business stronger, and develop a spirit of cooperation and mutual support among entrepreneurs. "