Executive Team


The Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organisation. The Team implements decisions of the General Assembly and the Board and provides proposals for future development to the governing bodies.

 

 

Dr. Olena Carbou (Prystayko)

 

Dr. Olena Carbou (Prystayko) is Executive Director and Co-founder of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels. Prior to this, she worked at the Council of Europe (2013); Anti-Discrimination Centre “Memorial” and the “Sova” Center (representation in Brussels (2012)); EU-Russia Centre in Brussels (2008 – 2011); Razumkov Centre in Kyiv (2006-2007); National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2005 – 2010); Centre for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine (2005 – 2006); Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Regional Office to Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova in Kyiv (2003) and the Institute of International Relations of  Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University (2001-2002). For the last 13 years she is a co-author of Chapter „Ukraine“ in the Freedom House publication „Nations in Transit“. She obtained her PhD in Political Sciences from the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine), and her LL.M. in European Law from the Europa-Institut, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Contact: olena.carbou@ukraine-office.eu

 

 

Yana Saienko

 

Communication Manager of the Office. In January 2016, Yana acquired master’s degree in International relations at the Mariupol state university. Yana gained her professional experience during the internships at the Ukrainian think tanks Eidos and Institute of World Policy. After successful completion of the internship program she worked at the Institute of World Policy as a junior analyst.

Contact: communication@ukraine-office.eu

 

 

 

 

Franziska Krueger

 

Franziska is the Assistant to the Executive Director. She studied European Studies, with a special focus on Eastern Europe, and International Relations in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Italy. Next to her undergraduate studies, Franziska was a board member of the Model United Nations Association Basel and AIESEC Basel. Furthermore, she has worked in Serbia and Kosovo on the topic of R2P and volunteered in Africa in the areas of poverty reduction and environment.

Contact: assistant@ukraine-office.eu

 

 

 

 

 

Oleksandr Tsurenko

 

Oleksandr Tsurenko is IT Manager and provides website support.

Contact: admin@ukraine-office.eu