Alexander Kleimenov has worked and interned at various Ukrainian and international media companies since 1992, among them: ICTV (Ukraine), MTV (USA), Voice of America, Novy Kanal (Ukriane), France 5, Studio Pilot (Ukraine), SolarMedia (Ukraine.). In 2013, he helped launch a new independent Ukrainian TV channel Sonce formatted around the concept of ‘positive emotions’ and family entertainment. He is currently supervising projects in development at one of Ukraine’s largest media holdings. From 2008 to 2012, working at WantMore, a Russian start-up specializing in cross-platform branded entertainment, he focused on cross-platform storytelling and produced award-winning Ukrainian and Russian versions of 40 Weeks, an online video-guide on pregnancy, and also came up with the idea of X Factor Online—now Ukraine’s longest-running online extension of a TV show. Alex graduated in 1995 from Kiev Taras Shevchenko University with a degree in foreign linguistics and has a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri Journalism School.