Anna Gorkun

Personal Information

Age
38 years
Gender
Female
Location
Kíev, Ukraine
UCGA Alumnus
2019A
UCGA Certificate
Certificate in Corporate Governance
Work Experience
Junior Associate
Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited
Kíev, Украина
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A USA originated law firm with 25 years of experience in the Ukraine market works to offer domestic and cross-border advice on matters involving Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy, Employment and Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Construction and Tax.
www.bakermckenzie.com
Legal support on the projects to the following practices:
• Corporate law and M&A;
• Capital markets,
• Oil and gas; and
• Pharmaceutics.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Other
Sector
Private
Associate
BEITEN BURKHARDT Rechtsanwälte
Kyiv, Украина
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A German originated Law firm with the Kyiv office established in 2004 with the core legal expertise in corporate and M&A, real estate and banking and Finance. In 2007 – 2009 one of the leading foreign law firms on the market.
www.beiten-burkhardt.com
Senior Associate (since 2008)
• Legal support to foreign clients on acquisitions of Ukrainian businesses and joint ventures with local partners;
• Legal structuring of partnership relations;
• Private Placements; and
• Pre-IPO legal restructuring.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Other
Sector
Private
Senior Associate
Avellum Partners
Kyiv, Украина
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A legal boutique firm established in 2009 by ex-partners of Baker & McKenzie with the core expertise in corporate law, securities, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.
www.avellum.com
• Extensive experience in advising major multinational corporations with respect to their investment and business activities in Ukraine, as well as corporate law and corporate governance matters;
• Advised leading Ukrainian companies in their initial public offerings (IPO);
• Worked at number of projects for both international and Ukrainian clients with a major focus on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, including:
o Advised a leading agroindustrial company in Ukraine on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange and the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
o Advised the agricultural holding Ukrlandfarming PLC in connection with the five-year USD600 million syndicated secured loan facility from Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and Sberbank of Russia;
o Acted as a lead-lawyer for the selling shareholders of Inkerman Group on the corporate restructuring, transaction structuring and sale of the part of their shares to Hartwall Capital and Horizon Capital, and establishing a joint venture for operation of Inkerman Winery.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Other
Sector
Private
Board Member, Audit Committee Member
Inkerman International AB
Kíev, Украина
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A Sweden governed vertically integrated wine holding with over 55-year-long history. №1 producer of still wine in Ukraine until 2014. Since 2014 a holding with the separate Ukrainian and Russian business units, both with the leading positions in their market segments.
www.inkerman.ua
www.inkerman.ru

Inkerman International AB Board Member (Sweden)
Among the standard functions of the Board Member which are designated to provide for the achievement of the goals and targets set by the shareholders, there have been following special tasks:
• Acting as the facilitator in the relationship between the foreign shareholders (Hartwall Capital and Horizon Capital), on one side, and the Ukrainian shareholder, on the other side;
• Creating, implementing and further on steering the corporate governance compliance matters in the Group;
• Establishing the operations of the Group Audit Committee;
• Secretary of the Board of Directors; and
• Managing external legal, tax and audit consultants hired by the Board of Directors;
• Acted as the project manager of the2014-2016 Group restructuring process splitting the operations between the Russian and Ukrainian markets and creating a new operational model on the mainland Ukraine.

Inkerman International AB Audit Committee Member (Sweden)
• Headed the process of establishing the Group Audit Committee with the following core functions:
o integrated reporting, which includes financial reporting;
o internal financial controls;
o external audit process;
o internal audit process;
o risk management;
o the governance processes within the Group.
• Focused on Internal Audit and risk assessment, namely:
o business risk management system;
o Internal Audit Department; and
o review and monitor management’s responsiveness to the findings and recommendations of the Internal Audit Department.

Industry
Food & Beverages
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Sector
Private
CEO
Inkerman Ukraine LLC
Kíev, Украина
Inkerman Ukraine a company operating on the mainland Ukraine and exporting goods to EU/Asia/Africa. Annual domestic sales volumes: 8 million bottles. Annual turnover: UAH 400 million. Total headcount: 50 employees, including 6 direct subordinates.
Core responsibilities:
• Company Strategy development (long and mid-term)
• Operational management:
o Production of still wine (2 production sites under the contract bottling) and sparkling wine (1 production site under the contract bottling) under the control of company’s winemakers and quality control managers.
o Procurement: #1 bulk wine purchaser in Ukraine, with own quality control department; Direct contracts with the glass, cork, label producers.
o Logistics: Tender-based system for transport services; Management of 5 warehouses and shipments to over 30 distributers therefrom.
o Finance and accounting: Budgeting and planning; Access to financing: no debt & no investment from the shareholders assumption; Bank financing to meet seasonal needs; Annual external audit by Big 4.
o Marketing: Marketing and PR strategy and actions; Market adjusted product portfolio; Marketing calendar; Development of the new products and design.
o Sales:
 Domestic market: volume & return-on-sales, distribution strategy, trade marketing policy, efficiency analysis to maximize business potential.
 External Markets: market analysis; strategy; pricing policy.
o HR.
Personal achievements:
• Creating an operational business unit from the scratch with zero investments from the shareholders or debt capital;
• Fighting and overcoming black-PR challenges on the market and retaining the leading market positions by the brand;
• Building the new business model: contract bottling VS own production; creating supply chain model based on tender procedures and direct contracts;
• Successful launch of the new products and redesign of the old collections to boost the sales;
• Reshaping the regional distribution system;
• Ensuring compliance of the Group with the legal EU, USA and other applicable jurisdiction requirements to the business with the Crimean elements; and
• Structuring and legal supervision of the transaction on the sale of the Inkerman International Group by its shareholders to the new owner. The deal was closed in April 2019.
Industry
Food & Beverages
Functional Speciality
General Management
Sector
Private
Education
Kyiv Institute of International Relations
Master of Law
From
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Fields of Study
International Private Law
Kyiv National Economic University
Master of Economics
From
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Fields of Study
International Business Management
College of Law of England and Wales
Practice Diploma in International Mergers and Acquisitions
From
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Fields of Study
Corporate Law
Wine and Spirits Education Trust
Level 2
From
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Fields of Study
Winemaking

Accomplishments

Languages
English
Native or bilingual proficiency
German
Elementary proficiency
Russian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Ukrainian
Native or bilingual proficiency