Does diversity matter for the decision making? Numerous researches show that diverse teams benefit better performance. Diverse groups see more and different ways of solving complex problems.

CFA Society Ukraine invites you to join the 1st WIM Central & Eastern European Forum, which will take place on September 7, 2018 at Hilton Kyiv Hotel.

We offer you interactive discussions on practical strategies to enhance companies' performance and improve investor outcomes by diversification and strong leadership. Join us to know more about effective companies' board and top managements structures along with practical workshops on leadership and current global trends. Be a part of the changes and let's make the world of finance as diverse as the one we live in.

September 7
2018

Hilton Kyiv
Ukraine

300+
Participants

15
Countries

Happenings

CONFERENCE

WIM CEE Forum offers plenary sessions, where several top tier speakers guided by moderator give their opinion on topical issues.

WORKSHOPS

At workshops of WIM CEE Forum you may go deeper into the hot topics, discuss real life cases and share you opinion in Q&A sessions.

NETWORKING

There is nothing better than meeting like-minded people, changing and updating contacts.

Speakers

AGENDA

08:00 – 09:00:  REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
08:45 – 09:00:  OPENING REMARKS

Gary Baker, CFA, ♦ Managing Director, EMEA, CFA Institute
Oleksii Sobolev, CFA, ♦ President, CFA Society Ukraine
Olga Burenko, CFA, ♦ Vice-President, CFA Society Ukraine

09:00 – 10:30:  DISCUSSION PANEL: IMPORTANCE OF STRONG LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES
Moderator
Krzysztof Jajuga, CFA, ♦ Professor at Wroclaw University of Economics, President of CFA Society Poland

Speakers
Satu Kahkonen, ♦ Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, The World Bank
Valeria Gontareva, ♦ ex-Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine from June 2014 until May 2017
Oksana Markarova, ♦ Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Andriy Kobolyev, ♦ Chief Executive Officer, Naftogaz
Vladyslav Rashkovan, ♦ Alternate Executive Director, IMF

Subtopics:
  • How do the women leaders influence the reform country? What lessons can be learned from their experiences?
  • Importance of building trust between leaders and the society
  • Could more gender equality boost economic growth and ensure political stability?
  • Could the image of a Ukrainian female leader presented by media be more accurate and tolerant?
  • Importance of attracting and retaining the best and most qualified workers
  • Is workplace diversity (gender, culture, age etc.) important for maintaining a competitive advantage and achieving success?
  • Lessons of building and leading gender- and cultural diverse teams
10:30 – 11:00:  Coffee break 
11:00 – 12:30:  DISCUSSION PANEL: DIVERSITY ON BOARDS
In his annual letter to CEOs dated January 16, 2018, Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, Inc. wrote:
"We also will continue to emphasize the importance of a diverse board. Boards with a diverse mix of genders, ethnicities, career experiences, and ways of thinking have, as a result, a more diverse and aware mindset. They are less likely to succumb to groupthink or miss new threats to a company’s business model. And they are better able to identify opportunities that promote long-term growth." Moderator
Ahmed Abou El-Saad, MBA, CFA, ♦ Chairman - Managing Director at Rasmala Egypt Asset Management & Co Head of MENA. Board Member of Egyptian Stock Exchange, President of CFA Society Egypt

Speakers
Colin McLean, ♦ Founder and CEO of SVM Asset Management (UK), Board of Governors, CFA Institute
Engin Akçakoca, ♦ Head, Supervisory Board of PrivatBank
Yulia Kyrpa, ♦ Member of Supervisory Board, Agroprosperis Bank
Marina Petrov, ♦ Associate Director, Deputy Head Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Roman Bondar, ♦ Managing Partner of Odgers Berndtson Ukraine

Subtopics:
  • The definition of diversity (race, gender, age, race, religion, culture etc.)
  • Impact of diversity (gender, cultural) in boards on performance and competitiveness
  • Legally imposed gender quotas for corporate boards in Europe and their impact
  • Are diversity policies needed for increased effectiveness and performance?
  • Background of the candidates for the boards
  • What skills are needed for women in leadership?
  • How can women pursue a corporate board service career?
12:30 – 14:00:  C-EXECUTIVES DISCUSSION PANEL: POSITIONING BUSINESSES FOR SUCCESS
Moderator
Yulia Kovaliv, ♦ Head of Office, National Investment Council

Speakers
Emily Dunbar, ♦ Managing Director, Member Value and Society Relations at CFA Institute (London, UK)
Paulina Shaw, ♦ Head, Asset Management, Meraas (United Arab Emirates)
Barbara Stewart, CFA, ♦ one of the world’s leading researchers on women and finance and a member of Advisory Board for Kensington Capital Partners Limited (Canada)
Svitlana Dryhush, ♦ Investment Director at Horizon Capital
Mikhail Merkulov, ♦ General Director, Arricano Real Estate plc

Subtopics:
  • Why workplace diversity is important for achieving firm’s mission and goals
  • C-Suite experiences and lessons of leading gender- and culture- diverse teams
  • How firms can improve their competitive advantage through greater gender diversity?
  • What can be done to encourage greater gender diversity in the industries?
  • What skills help women positively influence company’s performance?
  • What are the key lessons learned from leading gender- and culture- diverse teams?
  • Cases of how diversity affected your company in a positive way
14:00 – 15:00:  Networking Lunch
15:00 – 16:30:  PARALLEL WORKSHOPS: Please click on the title of the workshop to see the details.
 

Speaker
Barbara Stewart, CFA, ♦ one of the world’s leading researchers on women and finance and a member of Advisory Board for Kensington Capital Partners Limited

Subtopics:

  • The fastest growing new investor class is women
  • The importance of understanding our customers of the future
  • Differences between female vs male investing and risk tolerance re: behavior and language/communication styles
  • How social media is a game changer for women and investing – global trends
Speaker
Karolien Notebaert, ♦ Managing Director, Notebaert Consulting - One Step Ahead

Subtopics:
  • Understanding the main drivers of mental performance, especially in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) business world
  • Insight into the optimal state in the brain that should be reached in order to maximize mental agility in a constantly changing environment
  • Mastering self-regulation as a key strategy to effectively unlock one’s own potential in the brain, independent of the environment
  • Mastering non-cognitive self-regulation strategies to increase the inner stability as a starting point for a growing mindset
16:30 – 17:00:  Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30:  PARALLEL WORKSHOPS: Please click on the title of the workshop to see the details.
 
Speakers
Annette Czernik, ♦ Managing Partner, Founder & Executive Coach at Inspired Executives

Subtopics:
  • The unsteady VUCA world and its impact on organizations and leadership
  • Steady purposeful leadership, growth mindset and essential leadership skills
  • Self-leadership as a catalyst to people management
  • Personal leadership impact blueprint
  • Leadership development plan: goal-setting, choice of style and support and action
Speakers
William Tohme, CFA, ♦ Regional Head, MENA, CFA Institute
Subtopics:
  • Find the Problem: How to help the weakest link in the economy?
  • How to bridge the gap with Employers?
  • How to convince and bring stakeholders all together? Success story: Mutamahin (Bahrain)
  • Major takeaways
18:30 – 22:00:  Closing Cocktail Reception and Networking

Materials

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Participation in plenary sessions and workshop
Live networking
Coffee breaks, Lunch & Cocktail Reception
Forum Hangouts
Access to video records of the Forum

Early bird price UAH 4000 or $155 till August 1, 2018

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Event Location

Hilton Kyiv Hotel
Tarasa Shevchenko Boulevard, 30, Kyiv, Kyiv city‎
Phone: +38 044 393 5400‎
Email: kyiv.reservations@hilton.com