Investment banker with more than 20 years of investment banking experience in Ukraine.
CEO and Founder of Concorde Capital, a leading Ukrainian investment company offering a full range of brokerage and investment banking services.
Since its foundation in 2004, Concorde Capital has raised over $3 bn in investment for Ukrainian companies operating in metals, motor industry, real estate, chemicals, oil & gas, agriculture and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Public and social projects
Igor Mazepa is the Chairman of the Board of The Price of the State’s Business Council. The organization helps raise awareness of Ukrainians of the state economic policy and thus contributes to democratic and market changes in the country.
Igor Mazepa supports Ukraine’s rowing team as well as Kyiv children’s and junior rowing school with about 100 members.
Igor Mazepa supports ambitious and talented young people: he is mentoring to motivate students, graduates and young entrepreneur to realize their potential and improve their skills. He also supports charitable initiatives.
Investment projects of Igor Mazepa
- The Dobrobut medical network, the largest private chain of medical clinics that works to modern standards of quality.
- Goodlife Park is an elite cottage village in Vyshhorod district of Kyiv.
- Shelest, a recreation complex in Kyiv’ suburban with hotel, restaurant and event venue.
- Assets in the production of cement and other building materials (including the Kamenskiy Cement Factory, the Kryvorizhskiy Cement Factory and the Rubalskiy Quarry)
- A corrugated cardboard factory.
Igor Mazepa Quotes
About investment climate in Ukraine
Igor Mazepa states that foreign investors still see Ukraine as a country of big opportunities. Unfortunately, they also see it as a country with high risks and high level of corruption. Ukraine has very high entry barriers for investors. Ukrainian markets are not competitive because of the dominance of state monopolies or monopolies of specific oligarchs. Thus, investors will come only if Ukraine implements real reforms and has lower investment risks.
About the reforms in Ukraine
Unfortunately, the most significant changes and reforms in Ukraine are happening under the pressure of western creditors. It’s important to understand that these are not the IMF or EU officials who need these reforms in Ukraine, but we, the Ukrainian citizens, need these reforms.
Ukraine needs reforms: free land market, pension reform, quality healthcare system reform, and education reform. We need decentralization of power and a number of other reforms that have been already undertaken in other countries.
A new privatization story could happen in Ukraine according to the new legislation. And it could be a success story if privatization is carried out in a clear, transparent and accountable manner.
About cooperation with IMF
Ukraine/IMF cooperation is very important for Ukraine. We need this cooperation to pay our debts and finance the budget deficit. For Ukraine, at the moment there is no alternative to IMF.