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Our team

The Centre has been established by professionals with outstanding public records and continues to attract experts with years of experience in public and military administration as well as political, analytical, and practical experience in the defence sector. The Centre’s experts include: high-ranking government officials, diplomats, heads of Ukrainian and international research Centres and retired senior military officers. Our team is constantly expanding, engaging new distinguished practitioners and scholars with outstanding expertise.

Centre’s Governance Body

Андрій Загороднюк
Andriy Zagorodnyuk Chairman, Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Head of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2018), Adviser to the President of Ukraine, Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom, volunteer. Has over 20 years of experience in the field of heavy industry and industrial engineering
Аліна Фролова
Alina Frolova Deputy Chairman, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Adviser to the Ministry of Defence (2015–2016), Adviser to the Ministry of Information Policy (2016–2018), founder of the «Invictus Games Team Ukraine Project», Stratcom.UA and UCMC
Олександр Харченко
Oleksandr Kharchenko Economic and energy security expert, Managing Director of the Energy Industry Research Center. At various times, served as an adviser to the Government and the National Security and Defence Council staff, as well as to the parliamentary committees, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and Naftogaz Ukrainy management
Володимир Огризко
Volodymyr Ohryzko Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007–2009), First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (2009–2010), Diplomat, a think tank Chairman, Сentre for Russian Studies
Олексій Марценюк
Oleksii Martseniuk Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), public activist, investment and asset management specialist. Has years of experience, inter alia, in the senior executive positions, in the leading international and Ukrainian investment companies
Генерал Веслі Кларк
General Wesley Clark A US Army General. For 34 years served in the army and the US Department of Defence, receiving numerous military awards, honorary knighthoods and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1997 to 2000, commanded NATO forces in Kosovo
Посол Вільям Тейлор
Ambassador William Taylor An American diplomat, civil servant and serviceman. A US chargé d’affaires ad interim for Ukraine (2019– 2020) and US Ambassador to Ukraine (2006–2009). A decorated Vietnam War veteran
Філ Джонс
Phil Jones Served as a civilian official of the British Ministry of Defence, a UK Special Defence Adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (2014–2018) and an Adviser to the Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2020). Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Доктор Невіл Болт
Dr. Neville Bolt Professor of the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications and Editor- in-Chief of Defence Strategic Communications, the peer reviewed academic journal of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

Experts

The Security of the Black-Azov Sea Region

Андрій Загороднюк
Andriy Zagorodnyuk Chairman, Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Head of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2018), Adviser to the President of Ukraine, Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom, volunteer. Has over 20 years of experience in the field of heavy industry and industrial engineering
Олександр Хара
Alexander Khara Diplomat, foreign affairs and security policy expert, Assistant Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2020), fomer expert of the «Maidan of Foreign Affairs» think tank, official of the Office of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Андрій Риженко
Andrii Ryzhenko First rank Captain (ret), Ukrainian Naval Forces Former Officer of NATO Strategic Operations Command J7 Training Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, Assistant Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2020)
Аліна Фролова
Alina Frolova Deputy Chairman, Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Adviser to the Ministry of Defence (2015–2016), Adviser to the Ministry of Information Policy (2016–2018), founder of the «Invictus Games Team Ukraine Project», Stratcom.UA and UCMC
Олександр Харченко
Oleksandr Kharchenko Economic and energy security expert, Managing Director of the Energy Industry Research Center. At various times, served as an adviser to the Government and the National Security and Defence Council staff, as well as to the parliamentary committees, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and Naftogaz Ukrainy management
Володимир Огризко
Volodymyr Ohryzko Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007–2009), First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (2009–2010), Diplomat, a think tank Chairman, Сentre for Russian Studies

Experts

Defence Procurement

Андрій Загороднюк
Andriy Zagorodnyuk Chairman, Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Head of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2018), Adviser to the President of Ukraine, Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom, volunteer. Has over 20 years of experience in the field of heavy industry and industrial engineering
Артур Переверзєв
Arthur Pereverziev Defence procurement expert. Adviser to the Minister of Defence (2019–2020), expert of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2020), head of the state Defence Procurement Reform project, Adviser to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (2014), public activist
Віктор Кевлюк
Victor Kevlyuk Colonel, Reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 35 years of military service, head of the Organization and Mobilization Department of the Operational Command West Headquarters (2014–2018), head of the Centre of the Civil-military Cooperation of the Joint Operation Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (2018–2020)