Speaker BIO

Nataliia Popovych, a civic activist, international communications expert and entrepreneur, founder of One Philosophy, a communications and management consultancy, and WeAreUkraine.info, a repository of truth about Russia-Ukrainian war and a global engagement and advocacy platform for promoting the Ukrainian resilience. Natalia has been at the forefront of Ukraine’s efforts to counter the Russian hybrid warfare since 2014. She is a co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center, one of the leading NGOs in Ukraine countering Russia’s disinformation. In 2014 Natalia managed the 24/7 MH17 tragedy international communications response hub. In 2014-2017, she served in the capacity of an advisor on information policy to the Chief of the President’s Administration of Ukraine and led the reform major public sector communications in Ukraine’s key branches of power. Natalia has set up the Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group of UCMC and UChoose.info, anti-populism and media literacy platform. Co-author of the research on the perceptions of European values in the Russian media in 2017, Nataliia is a public lecturer, an expert on organisational and societal resilience building and countering of disinformation, a columnist featured and quoted by the Washington Post, the Guardian, Radio Free Liberty, the Voice of America, Ukrayinska Pravda, NV and ProvokeMedia, among others. She is the co-founder of the Ukrainian Association of Public Relations, a member of the Senate of the Ukrainian Catholic University and serves as a board member of the Ukrainian Institute. Most recently, Natalia has become a co-chair of the Ukraine Communications Support Network, an international taskforce organised by PRCAand ICCO to coordinate the pro bono efforts of global public relations players in support of Ukraine.