Board of Directors

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Jakub Parusinski, Board Chair

Jakub is a former journalist and has written for the Kyiv Post, the Financial Times and The Economist. He served as Kyiv Post CEO in 2013-2014, when the newspaper became the first Ukrainian recipient of the University of Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service to Journalism. Following an MBA at INSEAD, Jakub joined McKinsey as a consultant in London in 2015-2018, where he specialized in digital strategy and transformations.

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Daryna Shevchenko, Board member

Daryna was the executive director of the MDF in 2013-2016. She previously managed the investigative journalism department at ZIK TV channel and currently works as executive producer of investigative journalism organization Slidtsvo.Info. Daryna also runs investigative journalism development at the Regional Press Development Institute. In 2016 she co-founded online magazine Lustrum focusing on explanatory journalism.

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Brian Bonner, Board Member

Brian has been the Kyiv Post chief editor since 2008. He earlier worked for the St Paul Pioneer Press and has reported from Russia, Belgium, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom. He was a regional coordinator of the Danish-funded Objective Investigative Reporting Program in 20132017. Brian is a member of the board of the European Business Association based in Kyiv.

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OLga Rudenko, Board member

Olga is the deputy chief editor of the Kyiv Post. She joined the newspaper in July 2011, after graduating from Dnipropetrovsk State University. She teaches at journalism workshops, focusing on classes on writing and journalism standards. In 2016 she co-founded online magazine Lustrum focusing on explanatory journalism.