Serhii Karpenko Appointed Director of Strategy and Reforming Department
Based on the results of an open selection process to fill the position of Director of the NBU Strategy and Reforming Department, Serhii Karpenko took this job on 17 December 2018.
The newly appointed Director of the Department takes responsibility to:
● design and implement a strategy of development of Ukraine’s banking and financial sector
● maintain the relevance of the NBU’s Strategy
● participate directly in the organization and implementation of projects to develop Ukraine’s financial sector, including on an interagency level
● implement projects and initiatives of the regulator pertaining to the implementation of the central bank’s Strategy
“I wish to congratulate Serhii on his nomination as a member of NBU’s team of change-minded leaders. I am convinced that his professionalism, strategic vision, and experience managing a variety of technology projects will take the NBU’s strategic function to a new level and simultaneously ensure the NBU’s uninterrupted development as a modern-day institution,” said NBU Governor Yakiv Smolii in a comment regarding the appointment.
Serhii Karpenko has over 10 years’ experience working in the banking sectors and in IT.
Before he took office at the NBU, Serhii Karpenko was an advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Oschadbank and was in charge of the Center for Strategic Change for more than three years. Between 2011 and 2015, he went from Senior Manager of Projects and Programs to Head of the Office for Change and Integration to Director of the Department of Strategic Project and Process Management at the First Ukrainian International Bank PJSC (FUIB). Key projects at FUIB PJSC included the bank’s migration to a new core banking system and the merger between FUIB and Renesans Kredyt bank.
In 2008–2011, Serhii Karpenko was Director of the Training and Consultancy Center at the Ukrainian IT company SI BIS LLC.
He has eight years’ experience in educational activities: in 2008–2011, he was manager of the MBI project (which consisted in specialized training for MBA-level IT directors) at the KROK University of Economics and Law; in 2004–2008, he was Deputy Chairman of the Department of Communications and Information Security and Associate Professor at the Department of Security of Information Technologies at the National Aviation University.
In 2000–2004, he was Deputy Director of the Training Center for Aviation Security at the ICAO, where he was in charge of the launch of the Regional Center for the Training of Aviation Security Specialists.
Serhii Karpenko has two educational degrees: he graduated from the National Aviation University with a major in Computer Systems and Networks in 2008 and from the Kyiv International University of Civil Aviation, where he majored in Management of International Economic Activities of Enterprises, in 1998. In 2009, Serhii Karpenko earned his PhD in Computer Systems and Networks, and Telecommunications.