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 $1.6 billion in assets under management, backed by over 40 institutional investors with a capital base exceeding $700 billion. Under her leadership, Horizon Capital has successfully raised over $800 million for investments in Ukraine in circa 5 years, including the first and largest fund since the full-fledged invasion, Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV (HCGF IV), which has reached $350 million in commitments at its Final Closing held in Tokyo on February 19, 2024, exceeding its $250 million target. HCGF IV is the first 2X Flagship Fund in Central and Eastern Europe promoting gender-smart investing, 1 of circa 10 in total, and 1 of only 2 globally led by a female Founding Partner & CEO. In May 2023, Ms. Koszarny was named one of Ukraine’s «Top 50 Women Leaders Leading Ukraine to Victory» by Forbes Ukraine. In February 2022, Horizon Capital was honored as 2021 Firm of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe by Private Equity International, and in July 2022, Ms. Koszarny was recognized in Private Equity International’s 2022 Women of Influence in Private Markets list, 1 of 10 women selected in the private equity category. Ms. Koszarny is also Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a $285 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. She is also a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund launched by the Government of Ukraine; and, served as the first Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.
On August 24, 2020, the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy 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 Presidential Commemorative Medal on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence.
Under Ms. Koszarny’s leadership, Horizon Capital is committed to promoting gender equality in the alternative assets industry, and inspiring greater investment sector engagement by women. In July 2020, she was named 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. She is 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 was named Empowerment Ambassador of the SheExports Platform launched by Ukraine’s Export Promotion Office. She is also a Member of the all-female Ukraine House Davos Organizing Committee, promoting Ukraine alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Ms. Koszarny is a CPA and a 1991 HBA graduate of the Ivey Business School in Canada. She is Canadian of Ukrainian descent and has lived and worked in Ukraine for 30 years.