Oleh Humeniuk Of WePlay Holding: Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Experience During The Russia-Ukraine War

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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13 min readApr 29, 2022

… Do not hesitate to ask for help, help those who need it, but above all, be self-reliant. I believe that people should support each other. The community has a great influence on events of any scale. However, we need to take responsibility for our actions and realize that other people, even close ones, can have similar or different issues. And there’s likely to be a situation when they cannot help you, to provide you with the necessary resources or words.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Oleh Humeniuk. He has been the CEO at the WePlay Holding esports group. since November 2020. From 2019 till November 2020, Oleh Humeniuk has held the position of general manager at WePlay Esports, the flagship company of WePlay Holding. Oleh has over 11 years of experience in IT infrastructure project management for government and business institutions and putting together work teams. Previously, he worked as a senior project manager at Hyuna International. Oleh Humeniuk holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). His motto is “Only forward! Never look back!”

Thank you so much for doing this with us despite the very challenging circumstances. Our readers would love to get to know you a bit. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood “backstory”?

Thank you so much for having me as a guest for your interview!

There’s no unique backstory. I was an average kid, born in western Ukraine. Like every boy, I would go to school, spend hours outdoors with my friends running around, playing football, and had an active life overall. Growing up, I started to develop the skills that in a sense helped me become the man I am today.

The first one of these things — concentration — I learned thanks to my fishing hobby, which came into my life when I was nine. And I got the second important thing…

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator