Valeriya Ionan

DEPUTY MINISTER FOR EUROIntegration at ministry of digital transformation of ukraine

In her position as the Deputy Minister for Eurointegration at Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation, Valeriya Ionan oversees the country’s national digital literacy program, development and growth of SMEs with the help of digital transformation, regional digital transformation, Eurointegration and international relations.

Prior to working in the government, she was an entrepreneur. She launched Quadrate 28, Ukraine’s first company that implemented the “team on request” model in the areas of marketing, sales, HR and financial management. She also co-founded MC Today, the first online magazine for entrepreneurs, as well as organized DISRUPT HR Kyiv, an event series formed aiming at information exchange that is designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR field.

A mother to a 1-year-old, Valeriya is an amateur boxer and has also swum across the Bosporus and half-Oceanian Lago D’orta.