About Us

Board Members

Ian Bearder - Chairman

Ian Bearder co-founded ITS Ukraine in 2015 to promote intelligent transport systems in Ukraine and to support Ukraine’s small but talented domestic ITS producers.  Ian studied Software Engineering Management and is owner and director of Veedoo Ltd, a UK-based digital services company.

For the past two years Ian has worked at ERTICO – ITS Europe and is determined that Ukraine should join the international ITS community and benefit from the rapid advances in transport technology.

Contact Ian by email at: ian@its-ukraine.org


Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi - Legal Counsel

Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi is a lawyer at Everlegal law firm and co-founder of ITS Ukraine. Originally he is from Lviv in Western Ukraine. Oleksandr has provided legal support to large scale infrastructure projects, he also worked as a transport manager at the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship.

Email: oleksandr@its-ukraine.org

Viktor Zagreba - Road Safety Expert

Viktor Zagreba holds BA from Kyiv International University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, USA, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar in 2011-2013. Viktor is the founder and coordinator of the road safety initiative “Vision Zero for Ukraine” that aspires to reduce the number of road crash victims in Ukraine to zero. Mr Zagreba works as a project manager and an expert for several non-profit organizations.

Email: viktor@zagreba.com

Nazar Shymone-Davyda

Nazar Shymone-Davyda is the founder the Tesla Club Ukraine (tesla-club.com.ua). In 2014 Tesla Club Ukraine with it’s main partner OKKO and other partners opened more than 40 free electric-vehicle charging stations across Ukraine. Mr. Shymone-Davyda holds bachelor in law and art and is currently for a Masters Degree in Innovative Management. Nazar also works towards the abolition of taxes for the import and sale of electric vehicles in Ukraine.

Iryna Bondarenko

Iryna Bondarenko is the executive director and coordinator on national policy work in Kyiv Cyclists’ Association, NGO. She has been initiated and developed Cycling Concepts in 10 Ukrainian cities, also the system of counting cyclists and analyzing cyclists’ habits in 6 cities, organized events during European Mobility Week, cycling parades and contests. Iryna is the author of articles on sustainable mobility planning and implementing, and took part in international conferences Velo-City, Walk21, Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Veloforum.


Anastasiia Lukasheva - Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Anastasiia Studied at the Crimean Pedagogical University and holds a Masters degree in English and Ukranian languages. She is fluent in English and speaks native Ukranian and Russian.

Email: anastasie@its-ukraine.org


Taras Synchuk - Intern and Coordinator

Intern and Coordinator

Taras joined ITS Ukraine in July after completing his MA in International Management at Comenius University in Bratislava. Taras looks after many of the organisational aspects of ITS Ukraine and is currently helping to increase our membership numbers and contacts with the Ukrainian government.

Email: taras@its-ukraine.org


Hanna Leliv - Editor & Translator

Editor & Translator

Hanna holds an MA in English Language and Literature, having graduated from Lviv Ivan Franko National University.
She is a freelance translator and teacher of Business English and English for IT based in Lviv, Ukraine. Hanna is cooperating with a number of Ukrainian publishing houses and also coordinates Ukrainian translations of TED talks.

Email: hanna@its-ukraine.org

Roman Antonenko - Communications & Graphic Design

Communications & Graphic Design

Originally from Dnipropetrovsk in central Ukraine, Roman is a graphic designer and digital content specialist. He is responsible for our media and communications activities.

Email: roman@its-ukraine.org

Vladimir Gleba – Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Originally from Kyiv. Vladimir is responsible for technical support and software developing.

Email: vladimir@its-ukraine.org