Borys Shestopalov is a Ukrainian entrepreneur in the agri-food sector, co-owner of HD-group and GFS GROUP, Phd in Economics.
Biography and Education
Borys Shestopalov was born January 28, 1967; Zaporizhzhia, USSR.
In 1984, Borys Shestopalov graduated from High School ¹28 in the city of Zaporizhzhia.
In 1993, he received his first university degree in «Electromechanical Engineering» at Zaporizhzhia Mechanical Engineering Institute.
In 2001, he graduated from Zaporizhzhia National Technical University with a degree in Finance.
In 2004, Borys Shestopalov completed postgraduate studies and presented his PhD thesis on «Improving management structures of associations in enterprises (holdings) based on modeling and optimization of a single financial and economic database».
In 2006 he received PhD in Economics.
Borys Shestopalov started his professional career in 1989.
From 1991 to 1992 he held the position of Deputy CEO of Asco LTD. Between 1992 and 1997, he worked as the CFO in «Crock Ltd.»
Then, for a couple of years since 1998, he served as a consultant on economic issues at LLC «Large Transport Company».
In 1999, he co-founded the «Hlibodar» group of companies (now HD-group). The company comprises grain processing enterprises, bread and pastry factories, a jam and preserves plant, as well as companies providing procurement and logistics services.
In 2014, he founded GFSgroup, a leading manufacturer and supplier of «Ready Meals» and «Food-to-Go».
Awards and Community Initiatives
Borys Shestopalov holds the position of the Vice-Chairman Of The Board of Ukrainian bakers' association. He is also a member of the Agriculture Committee in the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP) and a member of the «Ukrmillers» union. From May 5, 2017, Borys Shestopalov is appointed as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Austria Embassy of the Republic of Austria Honorary Consul in Zaporizhzhia.
For a significant personal contribution to the reform of the national economy, development of entrepreneurship and market infrastructure in Ukraine, as well as for excellence in professional activities, Borys Shestopalov was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2005 (No. 8655 dated September 3, 2004).
Hobbies: theater, diving, badminton, motorcycle, alpine skiing, water sports.