Valeriya Ionan

Deputy Minister for Eurointegration at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Valeriya Ionan is in charge of digital literacy national programm, development and growth of SME, new digital professions, online children protection and eurointegration. Valeria and her team have launched Diia. Digital Education as a national project, which consists of two components. The first one is an online component. It’s the national platform for digital education The educational process is presented in the form of educational serials. More than 495 000 Ukrainians have already started to get digital skills on the platform. The second one is an offline component represented by digital education hubs all over Ukraine. There are places where every citizen could come to and get free access to the online platform. Valeria’s team has already built a network of more than 1500 such digital education hubs. Also, Valeria’s team has launched «Diia.Business» as a national project, aimed at helping entrepreneurs, offering free online consultations for entrepreneurs on different aspects (taxes, sales, marketing, HR), free online courses for entrepreneurs, columns from the market leaders, and a lot of other useful services. They’ve also opened their first entrepreneurship support center in Kharkiv city. Before working in the Ukrainian government, Valeriya had been an entrepreneur. She launched Quadrate 28 specializing in teams on outsourcing for SME, which has 250+ clients worldwide. Also, she launched MC Today, the first online magazine for entrepreneurs. She’s got certificates from the MBA program at Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe in Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Negotiations.