Kateryna Yushchenko, ’86

Founding Partner
Intermarium Strategy, Consulting and Capital

Kateryna Yushchenko

Kateryna Yushchenko is a founding partner at Intermarium Strategy, Consulting and Capital, which advises Ukrainian companies entering foreign markets and international firms seeking to establish a presence in Ukraine. 

Through strategic counsel and a fully-integrated and cross-disciplinary approach, Intermarium focuses on business development, start-up Incubation and investment, CEO advisory, EU representation, corporate communications and reputation management, sustainability and corporate responsibility. 

Mrs. Yushchenko is also an advisor to Agora, a blockchain-based voting ecosystem. She is chairman of the Ukraine 3000 Foundation, which promotes citizen involvement in health, education and the arts, and has raised and distributed over $50 million dollars in assistance throughout Ukraine.  She has taught corporate social responsibility at the Ukrainian University of Banking since 2014.  

With an undergraduate degree in International Economics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, she served as country director and bank training chief of party for KPMG-Barents Group in Ukraine from 1993 to 2000.  

A child of Ukrainian WWII immigrants to Chicago, she moved to Ukraine in 1991 to run the US-Ukraine Foundation, which she co-founded to support democratic and free market development in newly-independent Ukraine. 

Before coming to Ukraine, Mrs. Yushchenko held positions at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Department of Treasury, The White House, State Department, and the Washington-based Ukrainian National Information Service. 

She is the wife of the 3rd President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.