Our team

Our water infrastructure, project management, financial, and communications experts have combined their knowledge, energy and experience for the reconstruction of the South of Ukraine.

We collaborate with private sector, academia, public authorities to implement innovative technologies for the transformation of the water, energy, and agrifood sectors and to boost the human capital development.

Hanna Montavon

CEO, Founder
10+ years of professional experience as an institutional and legal consultant in the field of urban water infrastructure development. She has been working at WASH projects in Eastern Europe for international donor organizations. At Mykolaiv Water Hub Hanna is focusing on strategic development, partnerships and fundraising.

Oksana Tarapatova

Financial Manager
Program manager and civil society specialist with over 10+ years of experience in managing diverse of global CSOs projects and programs with a focus on social impact and citizen participation.
Oksana's activities are concentrated on financial management, reporting.

Olga Trofimtseva

Agrifood Teamlead
25+ years of experience in agricultural and food sectors, both in the EU and in Ukraine. Considering her expertise, as former Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine, Olga is coordinating our Hub activities in the agrifood sectors in Ukraine and internationally with particular focus on networking and stakeholder engagement.

Roman Doroshenko

15+ years experience in branding, identity, illustration and web design.
He has created the visual identity of Mykolaiv Water Hub and contributing on the visual appearance of the initiative with his creative ideas and acceptional understanding of colors and shapes.

Lily Nabochenko

Programme Coordinator
12+ years of experience in Anti-Financial Crime Consulting, forensic investigations and ensuring compliance with Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption regulations.
She is a program coordinator of "Girls in STEM" project.

Our Values

Water is the key to life

For us water is the key element not only for natural ecosystems, but also for urban and economic ones. Due to interconnected relationship between water, energy, and food these three sectors are highly dependent on each other.
Human capital

People are our most valuable resource. The most innovative infrastructure solutions need bright and educated minds to be developed, operated, and maintaned. We work to boost the human capital potential of the South of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Diaspora Engagement

We unite talented and ambitious Ukrainians from various countries. With their knowledge and expiriense together with Mykolaiv Water Hub. We are building sustainable and prosperous future for our country.

Our Advisors


Laura Kohler

Innovation & Ecosystem Expert
Structuring and fuelling innovation ecosystems, innovation matchmaking and supporting startups to grow. Building a fertile ground for startups.

Konstanza Aka

Facilitator & Project Manager
Focused on developing and conducting educational programs, study visits and conferences in different languages.

Anastasiia Gusieva

Recruiting Expert
Understanding hiring needs, building talent pools and finding the right candidates to fill job or volunteering openings.

Iryna Katyuk

Marketing, Communication and PR Expert
Elaboration, structuring and launch of marketing messages and campaigns. Creating diverse and engaging content across multiple channels

Olena Bosova

Certified Expert in Urban Spaces
Building aт urban green and open infrastructure with specific focus on parks, pedestrian ways and innovative outdoor water solutions.

Danylo Poliluev-Schmidt

Biochemist-Molecular Biologist
Assisting in setting up biological laboratories and research internationalization in collaboration with Ukrainian and German universities.

Artem Korzhenevych

Professor of Environmental, Urban and Regional Economics
Research focuses on the decisions of economic actors and the policy instruments related to sustainable urban development and the resulting spatial structures.

Maren Lesche

Innovation, Intrapreneurship, Startup Expert
Specializes in the fields of IoT and healthcare, and have worked with European Commission, Vision Health Pioneers Incubator, Applied Data Incubator, Vitronic, and IntellIoT.


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