Management Team


Viktor Ivanchyk
Founder and CEO

Viktor Ivanchyk founded Astarta-Kyiv in 1993, prior to which he worked at the Kyiv Aviation Association and served as a civil servant.

He graduated from the Kharkiv Aviation Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1979, and also graduated from International Management Institute (IMI Kyiv) Senior Executive MBA Program in 2007.

Honored worker of Agriculture of Ukraine.


Viktor Gladkyi
Financial Director

Viktor Gladkyi joined Astarta-Kyiv in 2012, prior to which he was Member of the Board of several state and commercial banks, including UkrExim Bank, Citi Bank, TAS Commerzbank, and Pravex Bank (Inteza Sanpaolo Group). In 1994, he was the head of Sectertariat of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine.

In 1985 Viktor Gladky graduated from Kyiv State Shevchenko University with a degree in international economic relations and law.


Zeljko Erceg
Operations Director

Zeljko Erceg graduated from National Agrarian University in Zagreb (Croatia) and Belgrad (Serbia) in 1995 with degree in agricultural science.

Prior to joining Astarta-Kyiv in 2014 he worked at Serbian companies Matievich-Agrar and MK Group. In 2006 Zeljko Erceg set up Agro Invest Ukraine the subsidiary of MK Group and managed it for 8 years.

Zeljko Erceg has significant experience in organizational restructuring and introduction of advanced technologies and methods of management in agribusiness.

Mykola Kovalski
Director, Marketing and Communications

Mykola Kovalski joined Astarta-Kyiv in 2008, prior to which he worked on large-scale energy projects and Ukraine - EU economic relations.

He graduated with honors with a physics degree from Kyiv State Shevchenko University in 1989 and graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade with a degree in international management in 1999. In 2010, he graduated from International Management Institute with diploma in finance and accounting.


Nataliia Trokhymchuk
Commercial Director

Nataliia Trokhymchuk graduated from Vinnytsia National Technical University with a degree in software engineering in 1996.

Prior to joining Astarta-Kyiv in January 2016, she worked in International and Ukrainian trading and processing companies. Since 2004 Nataliia Trokhymchuk was employed for International trading сompany Glencore.


Sergiy Kontiruk
Corporate Director for Legal Affairs

Prior to joining Astarta-Kyiv in 2006, Sergiy Kontiruk worked for the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine facilitating cooperation with international financial organizations.

He graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with degrees in constitutional and financial law and finance, and earned a master degree in law at the Odessa National Law Academy of Ukraine. In 2015 Sergiy Kontiruk graduated from Edinburgh Business School Heriot-Watt University (the UK) with MBA degree.


Valerii Pavlenko
Head of Procurement and Logistics Department

Joined joined Astarta-Kyiv in February 2015. Has experience in food and pharmaceutical industries on positions in procurement and logistics.

Valerii Pavlenko has a degree in social psychology and finance. In 2005 he got an MBA status in the Higher school of postgraduate education in California, USA and in 2007 he got the degree of magister in military and social management in the National Academy of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.