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Over the years, an array of businesspeople from Ukraine and abroad have managed to build great companies, even in Ukraine’s challenging business environment dominated by oligarchs.

The success stories include expats from Western Europe, the United States and even other parts of the former Soviet Union, such as Lithuania-born Aivaras Abromavicius coming to Donetsk to work in a Swedish investment fund, and others, like American Jed Sunden, coming to Ukraine and founding the Kyiv Post and a multimillion-dollar media empire that he sold.

The Kyiv Post has drawn up a list of 25 top businesspeople who are running, or who have successfully run a business in Ukraine.

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Святослав Мамчур

How Yaresko and Bornyakov appeared here? Yaresko destroyed the economy of Ukraine.
Bornyakov is not the founder of Intersog. Intersog devoured SoftTeсhnics that was bankrupt. in VertaMedia he was just CEO. Cheap political promotion

That is a very impressive list.

These people are part of the reason that the Ukrainian economy has turned around so well, despite Russia's efforts to destroy it.

Oleh Kernytskyy

There are no business leaders in Ukraine. It is impossible to conduct business in Ukraine without law violation!

Олексій Омельянчук

not true. plenty of new legal businesses popping up

There are plenty of business leaders in Ukraine and it is possible to do business there, despite the threat from some of the ex-Soviet judges and officials

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