ULIE Vice President, President of Euroindex Company
Pekar Valeriy Oleksandrovych was born in Kyiv in 1966. He served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He graduated from the Department of Cybernetics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2007, he got an MBA degree at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
His career started at the Institute of Cybernetics of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1992, together with his partner he founded Euroindex Ltd., the largest organizer of b2b trade shows in Ukraine. Pekar took active part in the creation of the country's leading exhibition center KyivExpoPlaza.
In 2003-2008, he headed the ULIE Commission for Telecommunications and Intellectual Networks.
Valeriy Oleksandrovych is a board member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI and vice president of the Exhibition Federation of Ukraine. He also works as a freelance adviser for the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information. He is a member of the Public Council on Advertizing. He was involved in the development of the law of Ukraine on advertizing and a number of other regulations. In 2001-2008, he held the position of deputy board chairman of the Internet Association of Ukraine. He is also a co-founder of the non-governmental organization Wikicitynomica.
Pekar is engaged in academic work. He heads the department of exhibition activities at the Institute of Advertizing. In 2009, he published the first in Ukraine textbook for higher education establishments entitled "Exhibition Activity Basics." He is a member of the education committee of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI. He is also the author of more than 200 articles on management, marketing and information technologies.