Management

Andrey Verevskiy
Kernel Founder
Konstantin Litvinskiy
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Litvinskyi joined Kernel in 2005. He previously worked for Ramburs.

Litvinskyi graduated from the Odessa Institute of Maritime Fleet Engineers as a marine logistics engineer in 1994 and completed the Maritime Management Course at the College of Central London in the United Kingdom in 1998.

In his current position at Kernel, Mr. Litvinskyi is responsible for the export of grains and sunflower oil, raw material procurement, purchase of grains, sale of sugar, and logistics. He also oversees elevator operations.
Ievgen Osypov
General manager, Farming
Mr. Osypov joined Kernel in 2013. He previously worked for Industrial Milk Company.

With fifteen years of experience in farming business, Ievgen`s track record includes managing one of the largest farming business in Ukraine and execution of the smooth integration of acquired farms with quick rollout of modern technology and operations control.

Mr. Osypov is responsible for general management of the company`s farming division, with in excess of four hundred thousand hectares of leasehold farmland being cultivated for the 2013 harvest.
Yuriy Pugach
Director, Production, handing and storage
Mr. Pugach joined Kernel in 2009. He previously worked for Cargill.

Mr. Pugach graduated from the Donetsk Polytechnic Institute in 1995 with a degree in ferrous metallurgy.

Anastasia Usachova, CMA, CFM
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Usachova joined Kernel in 2003. She previously worked for Ramburs.

Ms. Usachova earned bachelor degree in physics and mathematics from Poltava State Pedagogical University and MBA degree from IMD (Switzerland). Ms. Usachova holds CMA certification in management accounting and CFM certification in financial management from the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA).

Ms. Usachova is responsible for the overall financial management of Kernel.
Yuriy Kovalchuk
Director, Corporate Investment
Mr. Kovalchuk graduated from the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics in 2003 as a manager/economist, majoring in business management. Mr. Kovalchuk joined Kernel in 2011. He previously worked for ING Bank N .V., Corporate Finance Department (London, Kyiv). His fields of responsibility included agriculture and the food industry.

In his current position at Kernel, Mr. Kovalchuk is responsible for investor relations and management of investment projects.
Viktoria Lukyanenko
Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Lukianenko joined Kernel in 2002. She previously worked for Rudis.

Ms. Lukianenko was graduated from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Faculty of Law) in 1998. She became a licensed attorney in 2003.

Ms. Lukianenko is responsible for providing legal advice and counseling in all aspects of Kernel’s business operations.
Natalia Khvostova
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Khvostova joined Kernel in 2001. She previously worked for Ukrinterproduct.

Ms. Khvostova graduated from Donetsk State University with a degree in Philology in 1997.

Ms. Khvostova completed a professional support program for HR-managers at Kyiv-Mohyla Business School and became a certified QMS Auditor (ISO 9001) in 2005.

Ms. Khvostova also completed a Corporate Management Course with The Open University (UK) in 2008.

In her current position at Kernel, Ms. Khvostova is responsible for overall organizational development, HR management, public relations in all business directions, interfunctional cooperation and social policy.
Andrei Peshyi
Head of IT Department
Joined Kernel in 2015. Previously worked for Kyivstar. In 2010, he received a second higher education degree from the International Institute of Business (Kyiv) in finance. In 2008, he received an MBA from the International Institute of Business and completed an international MBA program from a Canadian university (New Brunswick). In 1998, he graduated from the Kyiv International University of Civil Aviation. Mr. Peshyi is responsible for the development of information systems and IT infrastructure at Kernel.
Oleg Tkachenko
Director, Security
Mr. Tkachenko joined Kernel in 2000. He previously worked for Transinline.

Mr. Tkachenko graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Radio Engineering.