Yan Vilyukha founded United Consultants in 2004 with the goal to help clients attract, engage and retain top talent to improve companies’ performance. He has been the Head of Russian office since 2012 and has led the Slovenian office since 2014. In his role he is responsible for company development in the CEE and CIS regions, executive search and assessment projects in Russia, CIS and CEE countries, focusing on senior positions. Yan also develops and delivers trainings for internal recruiters and consultants of recruiting firms, bringing enthusiasm about training and a dedication to the idea that executive search is not about filling positions, but it is also about contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Yan was among the pioneers of the Executive Search industry in Ukraine and he expanded the business to other markets. He brings to his role more than 15 years of executive search experience in professional services and strong expertise as a strategy consultant in various sectors with a focus on Transport and Aviation, Telecommunications, Consumer and Retail, Financial Institutions, Industry and Manufacturing. His international experience of project execution includes all Eastern European countries with a special focus on Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the UAE, Belarus, and Finland. His functional expertise includes positions in management, technical, logistics and HR, sales and marketing, due to his extensive previous experience in these fields.
Prior to assuming his current role at United Consultants, Yan held a managerial position within a famous airline company and served as Deputy General Director and Commercial Director at Boryspil International Airport, where he took part in a project related to the preparations for EURO 2012. Additionally, he held the position of Managing Director with another recruiting agency. Prior to that he held the position of the recruitment consultant at an international recruiting firm where he led a number of client engagements in a variety of sectors and key functional areas.
Yan has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the State Flight Academy of the National Aviation University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman.
He is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Slovenian.
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