Maria Barabash Founder and President of A7 GROUP; Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Ukrainian Businessmen Union (SUP)
Maria Barabash has over 10 years of experience in promoting the interests of Ukraine abroad, attracting investment to Ukraine and organizing the business events at the highest level.
Since 2010 Maria is the founder and president of A7 GROUP (including A7 CAPITAL, A7 CONFERENCES and A7 CREATIVE) and Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Ukrainian Businessmen Union (SUP).
Maria is also the founder and organizer of a series of international forums and road shows “Invest & Trade in Ukraine” in the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel, Poland, Singapore, China and the UK. Prior to founding A7 GROUP Maria has worked in such companies as RAIN Partners (ex-Capital Strategy), AstapovLawyers, INTEGRITES and NIKO Corporation.
In the years 2010-2016 Maria was a member of Board of Directors of Ukrainian Society of Investment Professionals CFA Society Ukraine and the General Manager of “Ukrainian Investment Forum”. In the years 2014-2016 she was a chairman of the committee “Invest in Ukraine” of the Ukrainian Venture Capital Association (UVCA). Since 2015 is a President of the Actions First Foundation. In the years 2015-2016 Maria was an Advisor to the Presidential Administration and was in a team of Reforms Project Office of the National Reform Council of Ukraine under the President of Ukraine and Project Manager of the Program to promote Ukraine’s interests in the world.
Maria is a graduate of Philosophy (2008) and Law (2013) Faculties of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.