Bohdan Kupych, Vice Chairman, Telecommunications
Vice President Business Development, KM CORE
Bohdan Kupych, a Canadian, has worked in the information technology, telecommunications and technology industries for 30 years, 22 of which have been in Ukraine, Russia and CEE.
Active in the international business community, was a founding member and the first President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and Board Member for more than 10 years.
Today Bohdan is the Vice President of Business Development at KM CORE a Kyiv based technology investment company, responsible for business development and a portfolio of investments in IT services, datacenter, cloud computing, semiconductor design and nanotechnology based in Kyiv, Ukraine. De Novo, a portfolio company is the largest datacenter and cloud computing service provider in Ukraine. Bohdan led the investment process attracting Intel Capital and IFC as minority shareholders.
Previously, was VP Business Development at Sitronics, the largest high-tech company in the CIS and CEE and a key member of the IPO team, successfully listing the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2007. Previously held positions as CEO and VP Business Development at Kvazar-Micro Corp., Chief Marketing Officer at UMC, the leading mobile operator in Ukraine, Country Director at Digital Equipment Corporation, the first major international IT company to enter Ukraine. Prior to moving to Ukraine, Bohdan worked in business development and sales at Digital Equipment of Canada.
Bohdan studied Political Science at York University in Toronto, attended executive programs at INSEAD and Haas Schools of Business, holds a Graduate Diploma in Management and MBA from Athabasca University in Canada. Bohdan is an active supporter of the start-up community in Ukraine and mentor at several Ukrainian incubators. He also lectures on innovation and entrepreneurship at Lviv Business School. Bohdan is a member of the Ukrainian Advisory Board of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and is a Supervisory Board Member of the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.