Our team

Christian Diemer

Christian worked as a composer and musicologist before joining Goethe-Institut as Team Lead of House of Europe. For ten years he has been involved in transcultural and EU-related projects. In his spare time, Christian is passionate about bread-baking.

Christian Diemer
Head of Programme
Yuriy Kirushok

Yuriy has experience in non-profit sector, in particular he coordinated a grant programme supporting Ukrainian cultural initiatives in Canada.

Yuriy Kirushok
Mobility Grants
Olga Kolykhanova

Olga has over 8 years of experience in the hospitality sphere. She is a big fan of investigating new countries and cultures and has spent over a year in Iran, where she took part in the organisation of English language courses for children.

Olga Kolykhanova
Assistant, Mobility Grants
Ilona Demchenko

Ilona manages projects for over ten years. She worked as the part of CCA Foundation team and coordinated EU-funded Culture2025 initiative.

Ilona Demchenko
Cooperation and Infrastructure Grants
Maria Ilyina

Maria enjoys the multicultural environment, and therefore, has spent over 14 years working for EU projects. In her spare time, Maria goes over fairy tales and grows irises.

Maria Ilyina
Assistant, Cooperation and Infrastructure Grants
Valerii Bublyk

Valerii studied linguistics and has a background as an interpreter of German language. He has been working for German institutions in Ukraine for many years, mainly in the field of capacity building, culture, and visa issues.

Valerii Bublyk
Infrastructure Grants
Kateryna Alymova

Kateryna has more than 10 years of experience in implementing cultural, social and educational projects. She has cooperated extensively with EU organizations.

Kateryna Alymova
Translation Grants, Study Tours, and International Residencies
Hanna Pinchuk

For 10 years, Hanna has been managing cultural projects, and translating books and films. Currently, she co-ordinates the translation festival “Translatorium”, and manages the Litosvita’s translation project. She is into travelling and photography.

Hanna Pinchuk
Translation Grants
Mariia Savelova

Mariia has 6 years of experience in implementation of the Eastern Partnership projects of the Goethe-Institut. Mariia is a huge fan of classical ballet.

Mariia Savelova
Study Tours for Culture and Creative Industries
Lina Romanukha

Lina has over 10 years’ experience in art-management. She has worked in Ukraine’s top art institutions and visited several residencies: the Delfina Foundation, Liverpool Biennale, and Curatorial Agenda. In her free time, she works on curating projects.

Lina Romanukha
International Residencies
Yevhenii Monastyrskyi

Yevhenii has 8 years of experience in research and education. He was a history teacher, a fellow at The New School in New York, and worked for various research projects. He is a massive fan of basketball.

Yevhenii Monastyrskyi
Study Tours for Educators and Alumni Community
Olga Zaporozhets

Being a skilled leader with more than 10 years of international professional experience in both programme, grants and communication management, Olga is responsible for the communication hub and the regional programmes within the House of Europe structure.

Olga Zaporozhets
Information Hub, Regional Programmes, and Alumni Community
Viktoriia Kalandyrets

Viktoria’s career started at the Goethe-Institut 7 years ago. She worked at the library, with the “Ukrainian-German Year of Languages” project’s team, and at the Language Department. Viktoria is passionate about automobiles and motorbikes.

Viktoriia Kalandyrets
Assistant, Information Hub
Yulia Filipieva

Yulia has 6 years of experience in projects in the field of culture and contemporary art.

Yulia Filipieva
Pop-Up Hubs
Olga Kuchmagra

Olga has a professional background in media, digital communications, and management of cultural projects.

Olga Kuchmagra
Mobile Pavilion
Kateryna Barabash

Kateryna has been involved with customer support for almost 9 years but has always wanted to join the cultural sphere. Besides being an expert in the support sphere, Kateryna is a passionate Italian cuisine cook and traveller.

Kateryna Barabash
Front-Desk
Oleksii Pedosenko

Oleksii's expertise are communications campaigns and strategies. He also loves to browse dance music and share records from his collection.

Oleksii Pedosenko
Strategic Communications
Maryna Mishchenko

Maryna has a broad experience working in media, culture sphere and sustainable economic development assistance sector. She is incredibly passionate about learning of foreign languages.

Maryna Mishchenko
Social Media and Events
Volodymyr Volyk

Having managed projects for more than 10 years, Volodymyr has substantial experience in the educational and research fields. When coordinating the German-Ukrainian Year of Languages 2017/2018, he was in charge of a broad scope of projects.

Volodymyr Volyk
Consortium Partners Coordination
Anna Chyhyryk

Anna joined the team of Goethe-Institut Ukraine in 2008. She has extensive experience in finance and is fluent in German, Italian, and English. She is a big fan of traveling in search of new places and experiences and is fond of photography.

Anna Chyhyryk
Finance and Administration
Anastasiia Bubnova

Anastasia supported and controlled the international settlements of a large telecommunications company for 15 years. In her free time she likes to play board games.

Anastasiia Bubnova
Assistant, Finance and Administration
Olena Raieva

Olena has many years of professional experience in finance. In recent years she has focused on working in international projects. She is interested in psychology and effective communication, as well as working with children.

Olena Raieva
Assistant, Finance and Administration
Iryna Sych

Iryna has been working in the administration and financial Department at Goethe-Institut Ukraine since 2016. She was responsible for the financial control of the German-Ukrainian Year of Languages 2017/2018. She is always open to new experiences.

Iryna Sych
Assistant, Finance and Administration
Anna Karnaukh

Anna has a media background. She was managing international projects, and communications of radio and TV broadcasters before joining the British Council. Anna enjoys music, travelling, and sports.

Anna Karnaukh
Creative Economy at The British Council
Anastasia Shcherbin

Anastasiia joined British Council Ukraine in 2016. She had been working at a Culture and Creativity Programme and since 2018 joined the British Council arts team. Anastasia enjoys snowboarding and hopes to catch her first wave on a surf soon.

Anastasia Shcherbin
Creative Economy and Social Entrepreneurship at The British Council
 Vira Kompaniiets

Before starting her career at the British Council, Vira had been managing educational projects and teaching foreign languages. She is responsible for programmes for social entrepreneurs and creative hubs managers. She enjoys singing and photographing.

Vira Kompaniiets
Creative Economy and Social Entrepreneurship at The British Council
 Oleksandra Bilyaze

Oleksandra has more than 8 years’ experience in programme management in youth, educational, and social spheres in the third sector. She has been working at The British Council since 2015. Oleksandra enjoys collecting vinyl records.

Oleksandra Bilyaze
Society at The British Council
Oleksandr Tkachynsky

Since 2010, Oleksandr has promoted youth activism in Ukraine through public talks and the co-ordination of related projects in an NGO. His passion is the design and conduction of simulation games.

Oleksandr Tkachynsky
Society at The British Council
 Oleksandr Kyrylenko

Oleksandr used to work as a Visa Officer, and he has 7 years’ experience managing corporate sector’s and British Council’s projects. Among his hobbies are team sports and motion picture history.

Oleksandr Kyrylenko
Education at The British Council
 Anastasiia Zadran

Anastasiia was an intern at UNICEF and worked at the international humanitarian organisation. In the latter, she was responsible for mine risk education of the population of Donbas. Anastasiia’s hobby is modern dance.

Anastasiia Zadran
Education at The British Council
Yulia Romanova

Having 20 years of relevant experience in Ukrainian and international companies, Yulia took the lead of the British Council’s marketing team two years ago. She enjoys a cup of Chinese tea while playing Go with friends.

Yulia Romanova
Marketing and Communications at The British Council
Viktoriia Kliushyna

Viktoriia has participated in several international organisation social projects in Ukraine, Germany, and Norway. She is also proud to be in the cast of “The Argonauts”. Viktoriia is a big fan of travelling, as well as theatre, music, and cinema.

Viktoriia Kliushyna
Communications at The British Council
Clarisse Brossard

Clarisse has a professional and academic background in the fields of international relations, education, and linguistics. She is enthusiastic about Caucasian cultures and languages.

Clarisse Brossard
European Projects at Institut français
Viktoriia Dovgan

Viktoria has had the opportunity to work on several projects with international organisations and European institutions, such as Doctors without Borders, AIDS Foundation East-West, and the French Embassy in Ukraine.

Viktoriia Dovgan
House of Europe Programme at Institut français
Mathieu Radoube

Mathieu has a broad experience in the media and education field. He is mainly involved in identity and cultural issues, both at university and as a traditional musician.

Mathieu Radoube
European Programmes at Institut français
Jasmina Griffoul

Jasmina has a professional background as a communications specialist, particularly in the fields of education and culture. She is always enthusiastic about learning new languages.

Jasmina Griffoul
Communications at Institut français
Kateryna Vandych

Before joining the Czech Centres, Kateryna was an Administration Department Manager at the Ukrainian Swimming Federation. She also worked as a legal assistant. Kateryna loves sports and claims that this hobby has taught her never to give up.

Kateryna Vandych
Programmes for Health Professionals at Czech Centres
Anastasiia Artemyak

Anastasiia has expertise in graphic and web design, interfaces, and computer games development. After 15 years in IT, Anastasiia joined the Czech Centres’ team. She is passionate about reportage photography.

Anastasiia Artemyak
IT and PR at Czech Centres
Viktoriia Lunochkina

Viktoriia has been working in culture as co-ordinator and grant and project manager for more than 6 years. She has been an initiator of a regional cultural network and aspires to create socially important projects. Viktoriia enjoys hiking.

Viktoriia Lunochkina
Creative Youth at Goethe-Institut
Nataliia Marchukova

Nataliia has experience at organising events and used to run a floral design studio. Moreover, she volunteers at the Deutsche Schule Kiew. Natalia reserves weekends for her three daughters, cooking, and handicrafts.

Nataliia Marchukova
Cultural Leadership Academy at Goethe-Institut

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