The UA Invest Consult partnership originated in 1997, when Martin Elling and Dymytr Krysanov started to work together.
Since then, Dymytr Krysanov and Martin Elling have worked on a number of ventures in the distribution and financial services sector. In particular, they created and developed First Lease that soon became the leading car fleet leasing company in Ukraine. First Lease was the first IFRS audited financial services company and was also the first to attract financing from the International Finance Corporation of The World Bank in Washington and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.
After working on other projects, and confronted with a growing demand for start-up services from international companies, they decided to establish a structure—UA Invest Consult—that allows them to utilize a wide range of professionals, skills and resources.