Investment committee

Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO

Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2014, formerly serving as Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 and an officer of Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) since 2003.

Horizon Capital manages three funds focused on Ukraine and the near region, Emerging Europe Growth Fund II (EEGF ІІ), Emerging Europe Growth Fund (EEGF) and WNISEF, with over $600 million under management. Ms. Koszarny leads Horizon Capital, is a member of the Investment Committee of EEGF and EEGF II and serves on the board of several of Horizon Capital’s portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Horizon Capital and joining WNISEF, Ms. Koszarny co-founded a leading consulting firm in Ukraine, EBS, in 1998.

Ms. Koszarny is a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine, an organization that unites over 600 members. She is also a Board member of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), an industry association that is a member organization of the Invest Europe. She is a Board member and Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress representing over 20 million Ukrainians worldwide, a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Advisory Council in Ukraine, a member of the Supervisory Board of the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society in Ukraine and the first Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. Ms. Koszarny is a recipient of a Commemorative Medal issued on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence by the President of Ukraine, in recognition of her long-standing contribution to the country.

Originally born in Canada, Ms. Koszarny has lived and worked in Ukraine for nearly 25 years. She is a Canadian CPA and received her HBA at the Ivey School of Business in Canada.