Oleh Derevianko

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Oleh Derevianko is a business and social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of ISSP — Information Systems Security Partners — a private international cybersecurity company founded in Ukraine in 2008 and currently operating in seven countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Middle Asia. Having a strong presence in the countries at the front line of cyber and hybrid war, such as Ukraine, and serving both private and public sectors, ISSP provides unique expertise for APT attacks analysis, detection and response.

Derevianko is also a co-founder and president of Kyiv Cyber Academy, which provides world-class learning opportunities for students who want to become skilled professionals in a world that depends on the use of cyberspace. Ukraine is a rapidly rising high-tech nation with the fastest-growing number of IT professionals in Europe. Its current IT engineering workforce of 90,000-plus professionals is expected to double to more than 200,000 by 2020.

In 2015–2016 he served as Deputy Minister, Chief of Staff at Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. He is the founder of the Institute for Self Realization (Kyiv), author and founder of School Angels initiative, co-founder and chairman of the board of trustees of Chestnut Piano International Music Festival (Kyiv) and member of The Aspen Institute Kyiv.

Derevianko received his master's degree in international economics with honors in 1997 from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2001 he received a PhD in economic policy, also from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Additionally, Derevianko holds a postgraduate diploma in business administration from Warwick Business School, and his continuous education includes MIT's course on cybersecurity technology, application and policy, and a number of leadership development programs in Columbia Business School and The Aspen Institute.