Yevgen Sarantsov

Personal Information

Age
37 years
Gender
Male
Location
Kyiv, Ukraine
UCGA Alumnus
2019A
UCGA Certificate
Certificate in Corporate Governance
Work Experience
Board Member
Zakupki.prom.ua
Kyiv, Ukraine
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One of the most successful b2b online shopping platforms in Ukraine. The platform was used by 3,000 companies, with a monthly turnover of over UAH 50 million. The speed of concluding a deal on the platform was 100 times higher than in the usually.
Yevgen founded Zakupki-online.com trading platform in 2012. In May 2016, Zakupki-online became a part of the electronic b2b-trading platform prom.ua. Now it is known as Zakupki.prom.ua. During the transformation period, Yevgen participated in the BOARD and helped to transfer product values to the new founders.
Industry
Digital
Technology
Functional Speciality
Marketing
Operations
Sales/Business Development
Sector
Private
Сreator of the acceleration program
Technology Companies’ Development Center, TCDC (UNIT City)
Kyiv, Ukraine
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The Technology Companies ’Development Center (TCDC) is a joint project of K.Fund Foundation of Vasiliy Khmelnitskiy and ΒlackBox Capital IT company. It aimed at supporting small and medium-sized IT and technology teams to promote their development, expand cooperation with customers, partners and investors. 35 startups have been accelerated in TCDC.
The launch of the TCDC model in Ukraine increases the likelihood of the emergence of food technology companies. Our goal is the growth of resident businesses by at least 30% per year.
Industry
Digital
Education
Media
Non Profit
Technology
Functional Speciality
Human Capital / Talent Management
Operations
Other
Sector
Non-Profit
Non-executive director
HD Group
Kyiv, Ukraine
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HD-group is a national group of companies comprising grain processing enterprises, bread and pastry factories, a jam and preserves plant, as well as companies providing procurement and logistics services. HD-group positions itself as an agrifood platform, acting as a service center with a set of outsourcing functions in the B2B market – from the production of goods (within the existing production areas) to the provision of procurement and logistics services.
In May 2017, Yevgen supervised a business transformation project as an independent director at Khlibodar (HD-group), a vertically integrated group of companies, a leader in bread production in the Zaporizhzhya region, which owns five bakeries and has a product line with more than 100 items. The project aimed at changing management approaches and moving from the bread production segment to the agrifood segment with a focus on B2B customers.
Top 3 changes after transformation:
1. It used to be: the company could not develop without a strong leader. It became: the company does not need a single decisionmaker.
2. It used to be: constant "noise" in the company's processes, endless meetings, a lot of paperwork, approval of each issue. It became: "noise" is minimized, everyone makes decisions independently within the limits of competence
3. It used to be: the company could not grow. It became: the company is considering options for business expansion, investment, innovation, moved to the B2B model
Industry
Agro
Consumer
Industrials
Functional Speciality
Human Capital / Talent Management
Sector
Private
Founder
REACTOR.UA open innovation platform
Kyiv, Ukraine
– The reality is clear: innovation is not "nice to have", but responsible planning for the future of the company.

Founder of the open innovation platform REACTOR.UA, IT-entrepreneur, mentor, expert.

Over 10 years of experience in the field of innovations and over 7 years of experience in mentoring, developing and launching startups. Founded one of the most successful b2b online procurement platforms in Ukraine, which was later acquired by one of the largest online shopping centers, prom.ua. Established the first Ukrainian technology start-up accelerator and successfully helped launch 35 companies. As an independent director, helped companies undergo technological transformation.

REACTOR.UA is the first online platform in Ukraine, which offers companies the infrastructure and tools to work successfully with innovations. It offers the opportunity to test ideas easily, quickly and at minimal cost. Residents of the platform are companies open to innovation, accelerators, incubators, innovation hubs, laboratories, product technology teams, such as CoreTeka, Sales’Up, CICE Institute, Braintuition, YEP, OKKO, BERTA Group, Hackathon Hub, ChangeImpulse. REACTOR.UA is an media resource for companies and technology teams that are related to the innovation ecosystem of Ukraine and have an impact on it as a whole.
Industry
Digital
Media
Technology
Functional Speciality
Human Capital / Talent Management
Operations
Product Development/R&D
Other
Sector
Non-Profit
Education
Kyiv Mohyla Business School
master's degree
From
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Fields of Study
Master of Banking and Finance MBA, MBF
National University of Food Industry Kiev
Bachelor, Specialist
From
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Fields of Study
Finance

Accomplishments

Languages
English
Limited working proficiency
Russian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Ukrainian
Full professional proficiency
Skills
corporate culture transformation
Philosophy of change
open innovation
Achievements
- Over 10 years of experience in the field of innovations and over 7 years of experience in mentoring, developing and launching startups
- Developed an effective innovation search infrastructure, which helped more than 10 Ukrainian and international corporations to find innovative solutions for their needs
- Implemented the educational program “Be Tech. Client Focus Strategy” at KMBS, developed an open platform for KMBS alumni