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Oleh Khaidakin, MD

Oleh Khaidakin was born in Ukraine and has been working for large international FMCG companies in Ukraine and other countries for over 25 years.

He started his career in 1996 as a sales representative of JTI, built his career from a supervisor to a regional sales manager.

From 2004 to 2010, Oleh Khaidakin moved up the career ladder and expanded his area of ​​responsibility in the sales and marketing departments of Imperial Tobacco Group. Since 2010, he managed the company's business in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova.

Oleh Khaidakin joined Carlsberg Group in 2015 as Vice President of Sales for Carlsberg Ukraine, and since 2017 held the position of the MD of Alivaria, which is part of the Carlsberg Group.

From January 1, 2022, Oleh Khaidakin has been appointed the Managing Director of Carlsberg Ukraine.

Vladyslav Gusev, Vice President Supply Chain

Vladyslav Gusev started his professional career in 1996 at the confectionery company Cadbury in the Novgorod region, where he worked his way from the technician to the site manager of the production department. In 2002 he joined the VENA company as the head of the bottling department. After that he was holding positions of packing department manager, production manager, deputy director and brewery director.

From 2006 to 2008, Vladyslav has been heading Baltika-Chelyabinsk brewery. From 2008 to 2010, he has been working as the director of Lafarge Company in the Chelyabinsk region, and then he moved to Heineken to take the position of the brewery director in Novosibirsk, which he has been heading for 3 years. Since 2013 Vladyslav hold the position of the Vice President of Operations at Erlan (Ukraine).

In June 2016 Vladyslav Gusev joined Baltika Breweries as the director of the Yarpivo Brewery, and in April 2019 he was appointed VP production for Carlsberg Denmark.

From November 2020 Vladyslav Gusev joined Carlsberg Ukraine as Vice President Supply Chain.

Iryna Kachura, VP Marketing

Iryna Kachura was born on December 10, 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine

In 1994, Iryna started her professional career at the leading pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme IDEA Inc. where she worked in advertisement and marketing.

In 1995, she graduated with honors from the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture with a degree in civil engineering and industrial engineering.

In 1998, she joined the ranks of GlaxoSmithKline, Kyiv, Ukraine, where she was working in the position of a Product Manager, with her responsibilities including strategic planning, managing advertising campaigns for the company’s brands, rolling out new products, and more.

In 2000, she graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (London, United Kingdom).

In 2003, Iryna Kachura changed her employer to Philip Morris International in the position of a Junior Brand Manager, and later in 2005, she was promoted to a Brand Group Manager.

In 2007, Iryna occupied the post of the Global Brand Manager at Philip Morris International (Lausanne, Switzerland).

Between 2011 and 2012, Iryna took part in the annual complex growth programme for the leading talent of the global trade organization PMI, the Brand Building Academy PMI (Switzerland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Greece, Russia).

In 2014, Iryna took the post of the Marketing Director at Philip Morris International’s office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

On August 7, 2017, Iryna Kachura joined the Carlsberg Ukraine team as the Vice President of Marketing.

Maryna Harrison, Vice President of Human Resources

Maryna Harrison was born on September 5, 1976, in Prague, Czech Republic.

In 1998, she graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical University with a degree in Psychology and Foreign Languages.

She later went into further academic study and graduated from the Academy of Postgraduate Education with a degree in Psychology.

Over the next years, she received training through educational courses in business and HR at the Management Center Europe, London Business School, Hay Group and Carlsberg Group.

Prior to starting her career in HR, Maryna worked in counseling and gave lectures on the psychology of HR management at different higher educational institutions in Belarus.

She commenced her career in HR in 2001, by first working in recruitment and organization of training sessions for businesses.

In 2005, she took office as HR Manager at the Additional Liability Company “Arlon”, a FMCG distributor.

Starting from 2006, she was working as HR and Administration Director at JSC “Olivar Brewery”, Carlsberg Group.

In 2014, Maryna Harrison was appointed Vice President of HR at Carlsberg Ukraine.

Maryna supervised the development and implementation of numerous projects in organizational development, effective motivation, personnel assessment and development. She has in fact built a new HR hierarchy from a scratch.

Yuliia Stelmakh, Senior Director Public and Corporate Affairs

Yuliia was born in Berdychiv, Ukraine. She holds a master's degree in International Trade Regulation from the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and an additional course in law at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK).

Yuliia started her career as a lawyer, and since 2015 she has worked at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, where she went from the coordinator of the food industry committee to head of three areas - food industry, retail, and intellectual property law.

Yuliia started her job at Carlsberg Ukraine in 2019 as a senior manager for public authorities.

On September 6, 2021, Yuliia Stelmakh was appointed Senior Director  Public and Corporate Affairs.

Viktor Khalemskyi, VP sales

Viktor Khalemskyi was born on August 26, 1969 in the city of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

In 1992 he graduated from Zaporizhzhia State University as a journalist.

In 1996 he started working in Mars, one of the largest FMCG-companies, where for 12 years of work he had explored various roles (positions) in sales, having worked his way from a sales agent in Zaporizhzhia to a Planning and Business Development Manager in Kyiv.

In 2008, Viktor became a Sales Manager in the Russian representation of Mars in Moscow.

In 2009, he moved to work as the Representation and B2B Manager of the Kellogg American company.

In 2013-2014 years, Viktor served as Sales Director of Kellogg for CIS countries.

In 2014, he became part of Ferrero, where he had been working as Sales Director for four years.

On February 26, 2018 Viktor Khalemskyi took the position of Vice President of Sales at Carlsberg Ukraine.

Claus Nielsen Rosthof, VP finance


Claus holds a master's degree in economics and business administration from the University of Aalborg in Denmark. He started his career as a business planner for Danfoss Compressors in Germany. In 2008 he moved to China to work at Danfoss Refrigeration Equipment, where he went from business support manager to financial, administrative and IT director. In 2011-2013 he was the Chief Financial Officer of ECCO in Shanghai.

In September 2013, Claus was appointed as Vice President Business Controlling & CFO Asia/Pacific for Husqvarna, a leading company in the field of forest and garden equipment.

In September 2020, Claus was appointed Vice President of Finance at Carlsberg Ukraine.

Andrei Kravchenko, IT Director

Andrei Kravchenko was born in 1979 in Kharkiv.

In 2001 Andrei came to Carlsberg Ukraine and built a successful career.

In 2002 Andrei received a degree in radio engineering from the Chernivtsi National University.

In 2006 he became the chief administrator of the corporate network Carlsberg Ukraine. His responsibilities included: management of the IT structure, budgeting, control of expenditure monitoring for the corporate network.

In 2008 Andrei Kravchenko received a degree in business management from the National Technical University of Ukraine KPI.

From 2010 to 2011 he held the post of IT manager and provided company with continued operation of IT services.

In 2011 Andrei took up an appointment of head of IT department.

In 2018 Andrei Kravchenko has been appointed to the position of IT Director at Carlsberg Ukraine.

Mariya Chernyavskaya, Senior Legal Director

Mariya graduated from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and qualified as a Master of Laws in 1999.

She started her career as a legal adviser in a law firm. After obtaining attorney's certificate in 2000, she continued her career in a private law firm, and then in the banking sector.

Prior to joining Carlsberg Ukraine, Mariya worked at UkrSibbank (BNP Paribas Group) and CREDOBANK (PKO BP Group), where she held the positions of leading legal adviser and head of the legal department.

Mariya joined Carlsberg Ukraine in 2015 and has built her career from a legal adviser to a legal manager for compliance and administrative support.

On December 15, 2021 Mariya Chernyavskaya was appointed Senior Legal Director of Carlsberg Ukraine.

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