Our Team

The talent behind the project

Andriy Semenyuk

Founder

Andriy is the founding father of Elyland. He is a passionate visionary and an innovator with 22 years of experience in business and game development. In 2007 Andriy founded Elyland and put all his expertise into each stage of the company building process. Elyland’s first game My Lands was a huge success with more than 9,900,000 players worldwide and was awarded the best browser-based game of 2010 and 2011 by the international conference of online games developers #ConfOG. Andriy’s persistence and guidance allowed Elyland to become one of the leading game development companies in the region with 6 projects boasting 77 million players.

Andriy Semenyuk

Founder

Bohdan Repekh

Executive Director

Bohdan is an industry expert with 15 years of experience in game development in various positions (CEO, Producer, Project Manager, Game Designer). Throughout his exceptional carrer Bohdan and the teams he worked with released over 30 game projects. Bohdan has a strong grasp of the industry and has an in-depth understanding of the crypto business requirements, which enables him to make sound executive decisions for each project he works on.

Bohdan Repekh

Executive Director

Alex Sakhnevych

Chief Technology Officer

Alex is a high-level full stack developer and blockchain aficionado with 8 years of experience in IT. He has been an active member of the crypto community for a few years and now he shares his highly valuable expertise with Elyland team. Alex is a diligent Chief Technology Officer who sets the technical strategy and conceptualizes how blockchain technology is to be used in the company’s products.

Alex Sakhnevych

Chief Technology Officer

Jalal Fattouh

Chief Strategy Officer

Jalal has a diverse background in game development, strategic planning and creative problem solving. Cybersports is also one of his passions: Jalal won prizes in Dota 2 and League of Legends tournaments. His accumulated experience and passion for blockchain makes him the best person possible to lead the project strategy. In Elyland, Jalal evaluates, presents, manages, and executes strategic initiatives and market opportunities that best support the company’s short-term and long-term strategies.

Jalal Fattouh

Chief Strategy Officer

Yuriy Ostrovskyy

Chief Product Officer

Yuriy is a devoted Chief Product Officer with 10 years of experience in product launching and internet marketing - he is a Certified Google Partner and Google Elevator miniMBA Program graduate. Throughout his career he has worked with successful companies worldwide (Studio Moderna, Dormeo). Yuriy has already launched three Elyland projects: Draconius GO, Wormax.io and Age of Musketeers. Since 2014 Yuriy has been a huge cryptocurrency and blockchain technology supporter participating as speaker at top crypto conferences like Chainges Amsterdam, Crypto Economy Singapore, d10e Tokyo and many other. Now Yuriy’s working with Elyland’s team of dedicated professionals to create an innovative project on blockchain.

Yuriy Ostrovskyy

Chief Product Officer

Max Shash

Chief Marketing Officer

Max is a dedicated marketing professional with 11 years of experience in marketing and sales. After taking a Marketing course at Wharton, he has worked in the marketing department of Huawei Technologies and other global companies. Now, Max is bringing Elyland his extensive experience in marketing, media strategy, market research and global brand management. His professional vision and persistence allowed him to bring 10M users to Elyland projects. Max possesses unique leadership skills and is a true go-getter. He just gets things done.

Max Shash

Chief Marketing Officer

Julia Morar

Head of PR

Education: Kyiv National University of Building and Architecture
5 years within a number of media companies in a pre production role.

Julia Morar

Head of PR

Dmytro Tereschenko

Lead Game Designer

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (One of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine)
5 years in game development as Game Designer
With Elyland: 5 years

Dmytro Tereschenko

Lead Game Designer

Olesia Stepanchuk

Chief Relationship Officer

Olesia is an open-minded yet determined Chief Relationship Officer. Throughout her career, starting from Sales Manager up to Head of Business Development Department, she gained experience in building strong relations with various clients. She is a communication adept, innovation enthusiast, videogames fan and constant improvement believer. Olesia uses her extensive knowledge to align business strategies and processes to improve value, loyalty, and satisfaction within Elyland.

Olesia Stepanchuk

Chief Relationship Officer

Iryna Sivach

Chief Legal Officer

Legal counsel: graduated 2005 Kyiv State Maritime Academy named after Petro Konashevych-Sahaydachniy (KSMA), Diploma of Excellence.
14 years of experience in the field of contract, corporate, international law, intellectual property protection. Civil, labor and economic relations (tax planning, business structuring).
Extensive experience in information legislation and copyright. Took active part in the formation of laws, seminars.
Worked as head of an international advertisment agency (2 years), senior counsel of a national TV channel (5 years), head of legal department of Elyland group of companies (7 years).

Iryna Sivach

Chief Legal Officer

Sergii Danilov

Chief Financial Officer

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (One of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine), Master's degree with honors in Electronics
Work experience prior to Elyland:
6 years engineering position at a telecommunications company
4 years as Deputy Head of Modernization and Development dept at a telecommunications company.
With Elyland: 7 years

Sergii Danilov

Chief Financial Officer

Kateryna Kozhyna

Art Director

Education: Dnepropetrovsk National Oles Honchar University. Specialist in Graphic Design
Experience in Gamedev: 12 years
Successful management of artistic teams, team leadership and mentoring
With Elyland: 4 years

Kateryna Kozhyna

Art Director

Stanislav Novosad

Lead Developer

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (One of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine)
Skills: Java, Action Script 3.0, Unity/C#, WebGL,
cassandra, groovy, kotlin
full stack developer (backend + database + frontend)
Experience prior to Elyland: 4 years
With Elyland: 7 years

Stanislav Novosad

Lead Developer

Artur Bohdanov

Senior Java Developer

Education:Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, informatics, master's degree
Skills: Java , kotlin, cassandra, sql/cql, Javascript/html/css, spring,
akka, mysql, libgdx, Scala, groovy, python, c++, Unity/C#
Full stack developer (backend + database + frontend)
4 year experience prior to Elyland
With Elyland: 7 years

Artur Bohdanov

Senior Java Developer

Ihor Komar

Senior Java Developer

Education: Master's degree in Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Experience in IT: 18 years
Java core, Cassandra, Couchbase, C#, Unity, Spring MVC, Spring IoC, Hibernate, JUnit, TestNG, Mockito, Gradle, Maven, Perl, JavaScript.
full stack developer (backend + database + frontend)
With Elyland: 3 years

Ihor Komar

Senior Java Developer

Ivan Lukashchuk

Senior Java Developer

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (One of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine)
Skills: Java, Groovy, C#, Scala, JavaScript
Experience prior to Elyland: 4 years
With Elyland: 1 year

Ivan Lukashchuk

Senior Java Developer

Maria But'ko

Lead UI/UX designer

BWorked as a designer with the largest Ukrainian publishing houses before switching to game development.
Has been working on mobile and browser strategy games in the gaming industry as a UI / UX designer since 2011.
With Elyland: 5 years

Maria But'ko

Lead UI/UX designer

Kostiantyn Fedchenko

Concept Artist

Education: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
More than 10 years in game development as concept artist.
Worked on mobile and browser strategy games.
With Elyland: 1 year

Kostiantyn Fedchenko

Concept Artist

Dmytro Demkovych

3d Artist/2d Artist

Education: Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Fine Arts, Monumental Painting.
More than 7 years of experience as illustrator of children's books.
In game development since 2011, working with 3d and 2d graphic.
With Elyland: 2 year

Dmytro Demkovych

3d Artist/2d Artist

Yuliia Yermolaieva

3d Artist

Education: Prydniprovs'ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Started working as interior designer.
Switched to the gaming industry in 2014, creating 3d models for computer games.
With Elyland: 1 year

Yuliia Yermolaieva

3d Artist

Dmitriy Anisimov

FX/Particle Artist

Education: State University of Information and Communication Technologies
Specializing in computer systems and networks
Spent 7 years working in postproduction, then decided to switch back to game development, in which he had originally started his career in 2007
With Elyland: 1 years

Dmitriy Anisimov

FX/Particle Artist

Serhii Tarasevych

3d Artist

Education: Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (KNUKiM) Faculty: Interior Design and Landscaping
Worked as designer in the field of a polygraphy for about 4 years. Since 2014, has switched the sphere to the gaming industry, creating 3d models for computer games on Xbox One.
With Elyland: 1 year

Serhii Tarasevych

3d Artist

Alex Ryhluk

UI/UX designer

More than 10 years in design and web projects.
Education: Lutsk Biotechnical Institute of International Scientific and Technical University
Skills: UI Design, UX Design, Responsive design, Information architecture, Typography, Color theory, Composition
With Elyland: 1 year

Alex Ryhluk

UI/UX designer

Andrey Gilyov

QA Engineer

Education: Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Experience in IT: 12 years
Experience in Bank: 1 years
With Elyland: 7 years
Skills: C++, C#, Java, SQL, Oracle
Experience in testing different kinds of software, including mobile applications, web applications, games

Andrey Gilyov

QA Engineer

Ivan Lavrinenko

QA Engineer

Education: Donetsk National University
Has worked as Spanish translator since 2003
With Elyland: 7 years
Has worked as Spanish translator at Elyland since 2011
Has been working as QA Engineer at Elyland since 2015

Ivan Lavrinenko

QA Engineer

Maryna Domina

HR Director

Education: Taras Shevchenko University
Experience in Recruitment: 6 years
Employees hired: 200+
Skills: practical psychologist, crisis counseling, many other skills in the field of psychology
With Elyland: 5 years

Maryna Domina

HR Director

The list of developers, artists, QA specialists, support managers goes on

Advisors

Meet the top industry specialists that support us

Romanas Ramanauskas

Blockchain and AR Advisor

Romanas is technology entrepreneur with executive track in global high-tech industries and experience in managing VC and private investments. He's currently focused on investors relations and acceleration for early-stage technology startups with disruptive innovation potential. Romanas is blockchain enthusiast and public speaker.

Romanas Ramanauskas

Blockchain and AR Advisor

Michael Kim

Gaming Advisor

Michael has worked in multinational game and IT companies like Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Blizzard, Wargaming and Havok.
He successfully took various responsibilities in marketing, sales, business development and management position for more than 18 years.
In 2017, he established private company named CoinInside to enter cryptocurrency industry.

Michael Kim

Gaming Advisor

Jens Kroeger

ICO and Marketing Advisor

Jens Kroeger works as a Senior Consultant for Cassini Consulting - an award-winning management and strategy consultancy in Germany. He is primarily engaged in scaling the agile transformation and disruptive cross-sectional technologies such as blockchain and smart contracts. As an entrepreneur by heart, he runs a performance marketing company and provides over 20 years of experience in IT projects.

Jens Kroeger

ICO and Marketing Advisor

Caterina Ferrara

Blockchain Advisor

Caterina Ferrara is CEO and Founder at NEURALIA - Global research Connections, founder at "Blockchain Ladies", an international community born to connect all the women involved in the field: professionals, hackers, developers, cryptotraders, entrepreneurs, investors, all the supporters of this new disruptive technology.
As Digital Health Expert she is mainly focused on the application of Blockchain Technology to Healthcare and Biomedical Research. Her personal commitment is to bring Blockchain into every potential field of action.

Caterina Ferrara

Blockchain Advisor

Jillian Godsil

PR Advisor

Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate. She is a freelance journalist and has her own radio show on DublinCityFM. She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall.

Jillian Godsil

PR Advisor

Bogdan Fiedur

ICO and Blockchain Advisor

Bogdan is an influential blockchain and cryptocurrency expert, investor, entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at high-profile blockchain-themed events. He is currently advising many promising startups, is a co-Founder of bitJob and President of Blockchainexperts.io. With a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Manitoba, Bogdan has over 20 years of IT experience and has acquired intimate knowledge with inner-workings of ICO development from conception to execution, and has deep understanding of current Blockchain industry.

Bogdan Fiedur

ICO and Blockchain Advisor

Morten Christensen

ICO Advisor

Morten recently retired as a professional poker player to pursue the opportunities of crypto currency as a Blockchain entrepreneur. He has been involved in crypto since early 2013, with trading, mining and start –ups.
Mid 2017 Morten founded AirdropAlert.com, one of the biggest Airdrop services nowadays. He has worked closely with 30 ICO’s from the pre-sale stages only during his first year.

Morten Christensen

ICO Advisor

Krzysztof Wozniak

Gaming and Social Media Advisor

Krzysztof is a well known YouTube personality based in Poland. His channel has been mainly focused on AR games, which attracted millions of viewers. In 2018, with over 200,000 people subscribed to watch his content on daily basis, he became the most popular AR gaming content creator in the country.

Krzysztof Wozniak

Gaming and Social Media Advisor

Bruno Vermeeren

Blockchain and Marketing Advisor

Bruno is a successful serial entrepreneur and early adopter. He has been involved in several successful business ventures. With relentless high standards for himself and others, he is driven by a deeply-held and intense internal vision that he doesn't sway from. Loyal and dedicated to people who share their vision and work ethic he embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of creativity and optimism.

Bruno Vermeeren

Blockchain and Marketing Advisor

Arvind Upadhyay

Blockchain Advisor

Arvind Upadhyay is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has previously co-founded several successful companies such as Whow Games, 3LuckyGuys, Blue Terra Ventures, Glück Games, and Anchor Point Marketing. In the DLT industry, he has been an advisor to several successful projects such as Truegame.io, Bonkers.io, and IntenseCoin. Other companies where Arvind held an active role in the past are: Microsoft, Plinga, LeROI Marketing.

Arvind Upadhyay

Blockchain Advisor

Graham Doggart

ICO Advisor

Graham is a lead strategist at Dynamic Abundance, a Blockchain and Fintech Advisor since 2012. He specializes in structuring and packaging of token offerings. Graham has worked with numerous blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO projects internationally.For more than 20 years he has been providing tech management consultation, legal and financial compliance advice, growth strategies and investor relations.

Graham Doggart

ICO Advisor