Editor in chief at The Insider
Editor-in-chief of Bulgarian
investigative media Bivol.bg
Chief Executive Officer at Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine
Born 1983 in Moscow, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, has a PhD in political science. Started to work as a journalist in 2005. In 2013 founded an online internet magazine The Insider, focused on investigations and debunking of fake news. The Insider took a number of international awards for its investigations.
Alex Chapko is a General Manager at Piano Software, overseeing company growth, partnerships, and client relationships across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. Alex has been working with the news media market for over 8 years, starting as a CEO & Co-Founder of Newzmate - a content marketing cloud acquired by Piano in 2018. He is today working alongside hundreds of brands and content publishers across 50 countries, helping them identify and implement the necessary strategies and technology stack to improve audience understanding, engagement, and monetization.
Atanas Tchobanov, Bulgaria, is the Editor-in-chief of Bulgarian investigative website Bird.bg, and founder of Bivol.bg.
A former member of the board of OCCRP from 2016-2018, Tchobanov holds a PhD in computational linguistics from Paris Ouest University. Tchobanov is also interested in big data harvesting and exploring, forensic methods, and encryption techniques for protecting communications and journalistic sources.
He is a co-recipient of the Serbian National Award for Investigative
Reporting 2015 and 2016, Global Shining Light Award Certificate of
Excellence 2017 and 2018 and Sigma Award for data-driven reporting 2020.
Chairman of the Board of the Public Broadcaster, media manager and media expert. From 2008 to 2010 he held the position of Commercial Director of Sumy Media Service LLC.
From 2010 to 2013 he was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Sumy and Sumchany". In 2014–2016, he held the position of General Director of Sumy ODTRK, which after the transformation became a branch of the Public Broadcaster - UA: SUMY. Since 2017 he has been a member of the board of the Public Broadcaster.
From 2017 to 2019 - responsible for optimizing the central and regional structures of NSTU. From 2019 to 2021 - responsible for the administrative and economic direction and regional development of the company. From May to June 2019, Mykola Chernotytskyi served as Chairman of the Board of Public Broadcasting. On April 27, 2021, Mykola Chernotytsky was elected Chairman of the Board of Public Broadcasting.