Founding Partner and CEO, Investment Committee Member
Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, the leading private equity firm in Ukraine with over $1.1 billion in assets under management, backed by over 40 institutional investors with a capital base exceeding $570 billion. Under her leadership, Horizon Capital was honored as 2021 Firm of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe, by Private Equity International, with 90,000 votes cast. Lenna is also Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a $150 million US-government backed fund; Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine representing 600 members with over $50 billion invested in Ukraine; and a Board Member and Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress, representing over 20 million Ukrainians worldwide. She is Canadian of Ukrainian descent and has lived and worked in Ukraine for over 28 years.
On August 24, 2020, the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Ms. Koszarny with an Order of Merit for Service to Ukraine, third level, for her significant contribution to the country’s economy and investment climate. She is also a recipient of a Commemorative Medal issued on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence by the President of Ukraine. In July 2020, Ms. Koszarny was recognized as #2 Emerging Europe’s Female Business Leader 2020 by UK-headquartered online publication Emerging-Europe.com, whose independent insight is relied upon by more than two million people.
Ms. Koszarny is also a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund launched by the Government of Ukraine; an Honorary Board member of the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy; a Supervisory Board member of the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society in Ukraine; and, served as the first Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. Ms. Koszarny is also a Member of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), bringing together 600+ senior women leaders in private equity with over $3 trillion AUM, and Empowerment Ambassador of the SheExports Platform launched by Ukraine’s Export Promotion Office. She is also a founding member of the Ukraine House Organizing Committee, launching the first-ever Ukraine House, held alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to promote Ukraine.
Ms. Koszarny is a CPA and a 1991 HBA graduate of the Ivey Business School in Canada.