Volodymyr Dehtyarov

Soldier of Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, Co-owner, previously CEO of a communications agency, currently soldier of Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, overseeing external communications projects. Long profile: Before February 24, 2022, I was the co-founder, and CEO of Newsfront Communication Agency. It is one of Ukraine’s top consultancies with 30+ employees and a client pool including global industry leaders such as BMW, Takeda, Lenovo, Danone, and others. On the day of the invasion, I joined the Territorial Defense Forces, went through basic training, served in Kyiv region and then was deployed to the front lines in the east of Ukraine. In July last year, after four months of war, I was assigned to the Public Affairs Unit of the Command of Territorial Defense Forces in Kyiv. There, I oversee a number of communications projects, from social media management to content production, management of teams of embedded military journalists, helping with fundraising and partnership building and empowering all Command’s projects through communications.

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Volodymyr Dehtyarov