Andrey Belyakov joined CREER in 2018 as Vice-President and Director of development. He is adviser on foreign investments and economic development to the Governor of Cherkassy Regional Government, Central Ukraine, established and develop one of the first regional investment agency to support and attract investments in the region, anticorruption initiative in local government, participating and providing support of investments in energy, agro, infrastructure and waste management sectors on regional level, civil society initiative, EU integration work, work with international financial institutions, like World Bank and EBRD to attract investments to Cherkassy region, participation in development of Ukraine national housing finance institutions, saving and loan association, major infrastructure projects, airport development and LNG port site development on Black Sea. In 2001, Andrey gratuated with a Master Degree –International Business MBA, Business school at Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut and a Bachelor Degree in History, Political and Social Science, Moscow Pedagogical University, Moscow, in 1996