Yevhen Bondarenko was appointed CEO of Media Group Ukraine on 10 June 2019. He was COO at StarLightMedia over the past seven years.
Media Group Ukraine CEO Yevhen Bondarenko: "It is a great honour and responsibility to take the helm of Media Group Ukraine today. The group is a successful business with an unparalleled asset portfolio and a team of professionals. In the short run, we have to decide on our priorities and development strategy. But I can say it for sure now: we will go ahead and develop the market and the industry to which I have devoted many years of my life. Clearly, I am keen on further implementation of projects designed to make systemwide improvements in the sector. This is an interesting challenge that inspires and motivates me."
Aleksandr Barinov, Supervisory Board Chairman, Media Group Ukraine: "The world is becoming more global, the content value is getting higher, and the media industry is undergoing fundamental transformations. In fact, the new industry is evolving before our eyes. It is important that traditional sector leaders can both respond to the challenges and initiate these changes. Media Group Ukraine is Ukraine's youngest and most ambitious media group with a creative and motivated team. I am sure that Yevhen Bondarenko's experience and systemwide approach to business management will bring our media holding to a new level of development and help multiply the achievements".
As reported earlier, Yevhen Liashchenko decided to continue his career outside the group.
Yevhen Bondarenko was the chief operations officer at StarLightMedia from 2012.
Starting from 2006, he had worked as the efficiency management director at EastOne. He was responsible for strategic development and improvement of operational efficiency of the company's assets, including media.
Before joining EastOne, Yevhen Bondarenko was the deputy director for planning and efficiency management at TNK-BP Ukraine.
He started his career in 1997 and held senior positions in different companies in such areas as finance, accounting, and audit.
He holds a university degree in economics and two MBA diplomas from WU Executive Academy, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), and Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (United States).