Winners of the Competition

Dear friends!
On the 25 th of July, in the Qiwi office, the final ceremony of the Competition for project leaders unlocking the potential of the youth took place. An independent jury interviewed 4 finalists. Following the decision of the jury, the winners were announced. They are Oksana Kukharchuk and Maria Ratchinskaya.

Information about the winners

Oksana Kukharchuk,
project Talentedme
The founder of the social project talentedme.ru, online platform for personal and professional development of the youth.
Oksana has many years of experience with large companies where she worked in leadership positions in HR, customer experience, and marketing. She graduated University of Washington, USA and received a degree at Skolkovo.

Maria Ratchinskaya,
project Polden’
Executive director project Polden’.

Master Degree in sociology. Maria developed educational programs for the teenagers in desperate situation, talented children and people in their third age.
She assisted as a consultant in organizing programs of corporate social responsibility and developed such programs herself. She was an organizer of conferences and conducted trainings.

Feedback from the independent jury about the final ceremony of the Competition:
Sergey Solonin, Director General, Qiwi
“ … fantastic guys, fantastic projects. I loved the energy of the organizers and I understood that they did a really great job to select the projects. I’m sorry that we had to choose only 2 winners but we did it … “

Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj, Ashoka Austria, Ashoka Visionary Program Manager