President of UA.RPA
Kabanenko Ihor (1960) graduated with distinction from the Black Sea Higher Naval College (1983, Sevastopol), Higher Naval Academy (1993, Saint Petersburg), and National Defence University (2002, Kyiv). He attended European Centre for Security Studies (2004), US Defence Language Institute (2005), NATO Defence College (2006), and Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies (2008). In 2012 Ihor received his PhD degree in the sphere of risk management and conflict resolution.
In 1983-1990 Ihor Kabanenko served in the Navy, holding different positions up to the Commander of the ship and Chief of Staff of Missile Ships Division. In 1993 Ihor joined the Ukrainian Armed Forces. During that time, he was appointed to the positions of Chief of Operations and Chief of Staff of Ukrainian Navy, Military Representative of Ukraine to NATO, Chief of Operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and First Deputy Chief of Defence. He retired in 2013 in the rank of Admiral. From May to August 2014 he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Defence, and since August to October 2014 he served as the Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine for European Integration. Currently, he is a president of UA.RPA (Ukrainian Advanced Research Project Agency) that focuses on creation high-tech solutions and products for defence and security.
Throughout his career, Ihor concentrated his efforts on capability building in the Ukrainian Navy and the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He was strengthening relations with the Alliance and involved the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a number of NATO projects. He took part and chaired Ukrainian Defence delegations to various countries and international organizations and institutions.
Ihor is a strong supporter of modern development strategies and prefers all-round analysis of situation. He constantly examines the opportunities and seeks innovative and creative decisions. Ihor Kabanenko is result- and quality- oriented. He considers professionalism, logic and flexibility, preciseness and obligations as the core work’s values.
Ihor has been awarded with Government medals (“Bogdan Khmelnitsky”, “For Military Service to Ukraine”), UMOD medals and medal from California National Guard. He is the Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Canada.
Vice president UA.RPA
Danil studied economics at Kyiv National Economic University and holds Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
Danil worked as a scientist and researcher and held the highest level positions including Chief Technical Officer in a number of technological companies. In addition, he founded a number of companies in high-tech field. Among them are Tagart Research LLC, that produces modern electronic equipment for retail trade, and Inteltech Ukraine, that is the leading producer of LED lightning for industrial market.
Among projects that Danil is involved with are: radio communications, armored vehicles night vision, UAV components and sensors etc.
Being highly professional engineer and successful entrepreneur, Danil has a strong focus on electronics and automatic pattern recognition systems.