About the Foundation: Our Team

About the Foundation: Our Team
  • Olena PETROVA

    Olena PETROVA

    Project Director

    Expert in Project Management with over 20 years of experience.

    Planning and coordinating all project phases from conception through to design and execution with focus on:
    International education and humanitarian aid (Ukraine, Gabon, USA)

    Degrees and Certification:
    Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization, 2016 (University of California)

    M.B.A., 2013 (The University of Liverpool)

    Master of International Business Administration, 2001 (Kyiv Economics University)

    Master of Mechanical Engineering, 1985 (Bauman Moscow State Technical University)

    Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French

    Among the projects developed:
    Pechersk School International, IB World School in Kyiv, Ukraine, (2002-2013)

    The International School of Gabon Ruban Vert in Libreville, Gabon (2013-2015)

  • Yurii SAVCHUK

    Yurii SAVCHUK

    On December 13, 2021, Yurii Savchuk, our team member, was appointed Director General of the National Museum of History of Ukraine during WWII - a leading museum institution in Ukraine.

    Congratulations to Yurii Savchuk on winning the competition for this post! We wish him success, creative inspiration and achievements, as well as colleagues’ and partners’ support.
    We expect a new level of productive collaboration.

    It is important to note, that the first international exhibition organized by the Foundation and curated by Yurii Savchuk opened in March 2002, entitled " Bohdan Khmelnytsky: Symbols of Authority and Artifacts from Europe’s Museums."

    Yurii SAVCHUK

    Curator of international museum exhibitions organized by the Foundation and
    Project Coordinator in the field of preservation of the Ukrainian cultural heritage

    30 years of experience in the museum sector, specializing in the organization of international museum exhibitions and preservation of the Ukrainian cultural heritage,

    PhD in History,
    Senior Researcher, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
    Full-pledged scholar (2010-2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, USA)

    Concept developer and curator of ten complex international museum exhibitions.
    Co-author of the sketch proposal of a Great Coat of Arms of Ukraine approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

    Member of the Expert Council of the National Bank of Ukraine on the issue of commemorative and commemorative coins,

    Member of the Commission on State Awards and Heraldry under the President of Ukraine.