Professor of Management (OD), Founding Dean of Lviv Business School at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Her areas of expertise are Organizational Behavior and Learning Organizations, Organization Development, Entrepreneurship.
Sophia Opatska received her education from Ivan Franko University in Lviv, a degree in International Economic Relations, and defended her thesis work in Management and Human Capital Development. She studied at Executive Education programs the University of Michigan Business School (USA), IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Wharton Business School (USA), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and had on-the- job training at InnoSpace Company (Denmark) and at the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). Sophia Opatska is a founder and supervisor of the Global Shapers project in Lviv and an Advisory Board member at the Emaus Center.
From 2001 to 2004 she held the position of the MBA Program Director at the Lviv Institute of Management. From 2004 to 2007 Ms. Opatska worked as MBA Director at Kyiv Mohyla Business School and have contributed to the development and launch of the Presidents' MBA Program at kmbs. In 2007 she worked on building the personnel development and training system for Concern Galnaftogaz OJSC. Since January 2008 she is Founding Dean of Lviv Business School at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Master in Management in Foreign Economic Activity of Companies at Lviv National Polytechnic University. Studied economics at the University of Coventry (UK). Experience in project management in ‘Nordpraktik’ program (Stockholm, Sweden). After that – initiated several successful projects in Ukraine, including franchising projects. 15 years of practical experience in business, including management and development of family business, launching and management of start-ups. Representation of foreign companies interests in Ukraine.
Academic Director, Operations Executive
Master of International Economics at Kyiv National Economic University, LLM in Intellectual Property of Turin University. Two years of work experience in a governmental organization. Experience in working with international organizations, such as UN bodies, arrangement of conferences, seminars, summer schools, internship in Switzerland. Work in the project to develop and implement Competitiveness Strategy of Lviv up to 2015 as part of ‘Foundation for Effective Governance’ charity.
Oksana holds a position of Director of Kyiv Center of UCU since May 2016. Prior to taking up this post, she was Executive Director of Yalta European Strategy and headed the Department of Educational Programs at the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. In 2008 – 2013, Ms. Kulakovska was Director of Executive MBA Program and Deputy Director of Lviv Business School at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Among her achievements, there is development and implementation of partnership development program between leading business schools of the USA, Poland, and over 40 higher educational establishments offering business education in Ukraine within the framework of the Consortium for Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education, CEUME, Kyiv. Oksana has developed ideology and implementation of the first post-diploma studies (PDS) in Ukraine, arranged over 25 international study tours into 7 countries of the world for heads of leading Ukrainian companies and universities. A native of Lviv, Ms. Kulakovska received comprehensive training in Business Administration, Strategic and Marketing Planning in Lviv Institute of Management, Warsaw School of Economics, University of Minnesota, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CEU Business School.
Director of Kyiv Center of UCU
Studied at DNURT in the name of Lazaryan with a specialty in education, auditing and NU. Studied at Lviv Polytechnic University with a specialty economy enterprises. In 2015 she received a diploma of ACCA IFRS DiPIFR. Has experience in active sales managing, accountanting and 8 years as an operating officer. Specializes in writing business plans, budgeting, and organization of business processes. Experience in social work throughout EURO 2012 as the manager of volunteers and 2013 community activities in the field of children in public care.
Chief Financial Officer
Anastasiya graduated from the International Christian University with a degree in business administration. Underwent the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program in Lee Iacocca Institute in the US. For the past 6 years Anastasiya has been a facilitator and Director for FranklinCovey Ukraine – a global training company created by Dr. Stephen MR Covey. In 2008-09 was Communications Director at an investment company DolphinStrategy. In 2004-2007, she was co-owner and Executive Director at RICH Strategy (RICH organized master classes of the world’s business gurus, such as Dr. Stephen Covey, Jack Welch, Dr. Michael Porter, Dr. Robert Kaplan, Scott Bedbury, Jonas Ridderstrale and others in Kyiv and Moscow). In 2003-2004 Anastasiya was the Chief Brand Officer at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs).
Master in Business Economics of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. She has experience in administrative work at an international NGO AIESEC – the biggest student-run international organization. In LvBS implemented managerial development programs and LvBS Community events. Coordinator of LvBS Community activity and open programs of managerial development.
Director of Executive Education programs
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Ira Lepska holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and a Master’s Degree in Educational Institution Management from Lviv Polytechnic National University. She completed an international certificate program in culture management from the European Cultural Foundation (the Netherlands), as well as studied project management and fundraising in Ukraine, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Bulgaria. For about 5 years she worked as a project manager and development manager at the NGO “Publishers’ Forum”. She has experience of participating in the organization of the International Book Publishers Forum in Lviv, Lviv International Literary Festival, Lviv International Children’s Festival and other events. From 2012 to 2014 Ira Lepska was a local project manager for BookPlatform, a project aimed at book sector development and supported by the EU Eastern Partnership Culture Program.
HR&OD programs manager
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Master of psychology of work and management from the Lviv University. Approximately one year of experience with the staff. About five years of work in the field of culture (cultural projects management, establishing and developing international cultural partnership). Participated in short-cultural exchanges. Gained experience of cooperation with international structures and organizations, governmental and cultural institutions of the neighboring countries.
HR&OD programs coordinator
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Mykhailo holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Law from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and is a program graduate of the Art and Craft of Facilitating Learning Spaces of KAOSPILOT (Denmark). He has considerable experience of project management. Mykhailo underwent training in management in Ukraine (Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs), Poland and Hungary. He is a former co-founder of all-Ukrainian projects “Scientific Fun – Scientific Picnics in Ukraine” and “Do Elections” (“Roby Vybory”). Mykhailo also has NGO management experience: he has been serving as Head of CREart NGO since 2012.
MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program manager
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Master of International Economic Relations of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Used to be lecturer at Ivan Franko National University, project manager in the Embassy of Austria (Department of Education and Science), has experience in establishing and maintaining cooperation in education and science with Austria, Germany and Poland. In LvBS Christina gained experience in implementing short-term and corporate management development programs and effective learning management as part of Key Executive MBA. She was also engaged in the implementation of international educational projects coordinated by LvBS in cooperation with the International Association CEEMAN and managed the Asian Centre LvBS. She also worked as Director of the MS in Innovations and Entrepreneurship Program and now is at the head of LvBS Alumni Relations.
Alumni relations manager
Specialist in philosophy and theology, a graduate of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Spent 7 years as an expert in PR and marketing communications in an international telecommunications company. Has project management experience in online marketing, organization and business training in communications and management loyalty.
Ethics and Technology Project manager
Master of International Economic Relations from the Lviv Academy of Commerce. Spent approximately three years as a sales manager. Also has two years of managerial experience. Participated in short-term programs on the theme of business negotiations– worked with clients who had complaints and concerns. Furthered English studies at Sprachcaffe in Malta. Completed the course “Fundamentals of Business Analysis.” At the Lviv Business School of UCU, gained experience in implementing public programs for management development.
Executive Education program manager
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Master`s degree in International Economics from the Ivan Franko National University. In LvBS coordinates the program for innovative approach to governance Good Governance, administers the distant learning system of business school.
Executive Education Programs manager
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Gets a Master’s degree in mathematical economics and econometrics at Lviv National University. Since 2015 is an active member of the Lvivbranch of the NGO Federation of Ukraine Debate. He has experience of launching and working in startups. In LvBS organizes short-termprograms and development programs in other cities.
Master in Computer Science and Information Technology, Lviv Polytechnic National University. Since 2011 is an active member, former president, member of advisory board of AEGEE-Lviv in the international students organization AEGEE. Participated in the short-term cultural exchange and statutory events in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Spain and Greece. Also participated in the program Work & Travel USA in 2012. Alumni of LvBS MA in Human Resources and Organization Development program.
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Finance Specialist, completed a degree program in 2011 at the Economics and Management European University. Has 9 years of experience in the media, journalism and working in online media ZAXID.NET, Hromadske.Lviv, ZIK.ua. In print “argument newspaper” and “Argument-government” and deputy editor and the first city portal Internet TV Tvoemisto.tv city. Has been working at LvBS PR & marketing manager in holding emotions! FEST for over a year.
In the Lviv Business School of UCU, organizes events, marketing programs and public media component in the Department of Business Development at LvBS.
Roksolana holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Department of Foreign Press and Information). She has some experience of working for Lviv’s mass media (publications on social, political, and cultural topics). Director of LvBS Visionary Center, organize partner events, publish books in cooperation with UCU, annual report preparation. She also writes articles for international business associations such as BMDA and CEEMAN as well as for the project “Success Stories”.
Kateryna holds a Master’s Degree in Philology from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Shehas experience in journalism and community work. For four years she worked in administrative activities, has organized meetings, conferences, educational and entertainment events (excursions, camps). In LvBS she coordinates long-term programs (MAHROD, KEMBA, MSIE).
KEMBA and MSIE programs coordinator
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Bachelor of Social Pedagogy from UCU, master of social work from “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and politics degree from Pontifical University, T.Akvinskoho. For over five years, has been involved in the work of the public sector in the Lviv region. Specifically worked in the foundations of Lviv educational projects in East Ukraine. Has experience of attracting grant funding and administration of both international and local projects. Teaches subjects in topics related to community development and fundraising. Worked as an intern in the public sector in Poland (Caritas Gdansk and Warsaw), Italy (Don Calabria, Rome), and Georgia.
International Projects Manager
17 years of experience in finance and accounting. Skilled in financial planning of organization activity, optimization of company taxation, and financial accounting. Holds a degree in ‘Finances’ of Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Graduated from the National University “Lviv Polytechnic”, specialty – management in production, is a qualified engineer-economist. Experienced accountant for 13 years.
Education: МВАof Lviv Institute of Management. Internship at WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (USA). 2 years of work as a manager of the MBA program at Lviv Institute of Management. Experience in marketing, and PR, corporate relations. For the last three years had a great opportunity to work with talented students lecturing on such subjects as ‘Creativity in Advertising’, ‘Branding’, ‘Internet Technologies in Marketing Research’.
License and Educational projects Manager
Studied at TV directing faculty, graduated in 2013. Worked as assistant director and film editor at commercials and short film shooting; has been a member of selecting and programming team at LISFF Wiz-Art; former announcer at 24 News TV channel; broadcast assistant and co-host at first Ukrainian travel online radio station – Radio SKOVORODA. At LvBS works for administration. Head of the front desk.
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Iryna holds a degree in International Relations from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. After graduation, she did an internship at the International Relations Committee of Lviv Regional State Administration (regional government) and as Assistant Director of the Main Economic Department.
Graduated from the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” with a specialty in Informatics linguistics, translator from English and German. Scholarship manager at the Canadian Foundation in the name of Melanie Denis-Kovalyuk. Has experience in the publishing field and 5 years of experience in the aviation industry.
In 2013, began work at the Lviv Business School as the office manager of administration.
Master of company management at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. In 2007, participated in a social program for students at Presbiterian Home for residence of Montgomery (New Jersey, USA). Within Lviv Business School, Anastasiia started as Administration Manager (2010-2012) and then was transferred to the Marketing Division as Brand Manager (early 2013).
On maternity leave