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.
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
Bachelor in Accounting and auditing at Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan, Master in Enterprise economics at Lviv National Polytechnic University. Received Diploma in International Financial Reporting АССА DipIFR (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA Certificate in Performance Management (Global association of management accountants in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
Has experience as an active sales manager, chief accountant and more than 8 years as an operating director. Specializes in writing business plans, budgeting, launching new businesses and organizing business processes. Experience of social work throughout EURO 2012 as the manager of volunteers. Has been acting in the field of child development since 2013 to help 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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Master of Innovative activities Management of National University of Water Management and Natural Resources Use (National University of Water and Environmental Engineering – на сайті) and Master of Psychology, Rivne State Humanities University. Worked as a marketing manager and HR Marketing Specialist in IT company. Have 5 years of pedagogical experience with children. Participated in international environmental and educational projects and ERASMUS + programs in France.
Key Executive MBA program manager
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Received a specialist diploma in Tourism Management. Graduated from postgraduate studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin majoring in Human Resources Management. Has worked in the Training and Development department in IT company for 5 years. She is a member of a non-government organization since 2014, and coordinating the all-Ukrainian charity action “St. Nicholas won’t forget about you”. Participated in the international youth educational projects and programs, such as EU program “Youth in Action” and ERASMUS + in Poland, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. At the moment, is the program manager of MA in Human Resources and Organization Development and HRM in Business.
HR&OD programs manager
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Learning Master’s degree in Management of Foreign Trade and Customs in Lviv Polytechnic National University. Did an internship in leading agriculture company Lely International N.V. in Netherlands and worked in small IT companies in sales. Participated in organization of English camps for students and finished courses on social entrepreneurship. In LvBS she is a program coordinator of HRM in Business and MA in Human Resources and Organization Development.
HR program coordinator
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Master of Engineering Mechanics at Khmelnytsky National University. Seven years of work experience in a retail field: worked as a store manager, then subsequently became the Commercial director of Bershka brand in Ukraine and Kazakhstan regions at the Inditex company. In Lvbs works as MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program manager.
MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program manager
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Master of Law of Yaroslav the Wise National Law University in Kharkiv. She interned at the Secretary of the Government Commissioner for European Court of Human Rights. Actively worked in the public sector as an expert in the field of human rights and community development. Participated in many international workshops and exchanges for public activists and youth leaders, such as Erasmus+ and OSCE Workshops. From 2015 till now, facilitating at Active Citizens Program of the British Council, in which she is training local community activists about the project design and how to work in local communities.
MSc in Technology Management program manager
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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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.
Executive Director of Center for Entrepreneurship
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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
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.
In 2016 received a Master degree in History at UCU. During his studies at the university he was member of student brotherhood UCU, co-organizer of nation action «Easter Together», «St. Nickolas day», «Student’s Pokrova».
He has an experience in organizing language schools and Ukrainian language courses for foreigners.
In LvBS he coordinates the work of medium and short-term programs (Marketing in Action, Financial management).
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Graduated Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Foreign Languages. Actively involved into voluntary movement and non-governmental organization activities. Worked as a IT Services Sales Representative. Took part in various international voluntary projects. Participant of EVS program (European Voluntary Service ) in Scotland. Currently works on the development of the platform, that would help to popularize and develop volunteering movement, creating communication and network between most NGOs in Ukraine.
In 2015 graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and received a Master’s degree in Arabic language and literature. She was a participant of International Social Internship at AISEC in Slovenia. Has an experience in the IT industry, education and translation sphere.
Executive education program manager of LvBS.
Executive Education program manager
Has 10 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 as PR & marketing manager in holding emotions! FEST for over a year. Finance Specialist, she completed a degree program in 2011 at the Economics and Management European University.
In the Lviv Business School of UCU, Lily started to work as Event&PR manager (events organization, marketing and public media component in the Department of Business Development). Now works as Head of PR and Marketing Department.
Master of Journalism at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. She has 10 years of journalistic experience, began work on the third year of study at TRC «RAZOM», worked for 7 years at the information agency «ZIK», more than 2 years later – at the information agency «Vgolos». She was trained on radio «Independence» and «Radio Eco», as well as in the educational edition of the Armed Forces of Austria «Truppendienst».
At the Lviv Business School is responsible for promotion of master’s programs, partner cooperation, event organization and content filling.
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Svitlana has extensive experience in organizing and conducting events in various fields, including international conferences of the European Commission. She has also worked for the media for many years, she is still doing live-shows on radio SKOVORODA.
At Lviv Business School of UCU, she works with such projects as large events LvBS (Intro, Business CREDO and others), PR support for intellectual centers, PR support for grant projects, as well as cooperation with international associations and other international partners.
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Master of Graphic Design, National University “Lviv Polytechnic”.
Passed internship program «First career step» in Lviv City Council, where create a corporate identity for program.
Khrystyna has experience in graphic and web design.
In Lviv Business School UCU responsible for forming the brand, organize the process of producing promotional products.
In summer 2017, received a Bachelor’s degree in social pedagogy from UCU. Participated in numerous volunteer programs, in international programs Erasmus + and Study Tours to Poland. For 2 years, worked as a director in a student nongovernmental organization, implemented public and social projects. Worked as an intern at Lviv Educational Foundation, where was involved in social projects of the Ginger fund.
International Projects Manager
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Master of International Relations of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. She was a member of “Young Diplomacy” (Молода дипломатія) NGO, has undertaken international social internship at AISEC in India, where she was involved in protection of children and women rights. Has 4 years of experience in conducting her own business, as well as in organization of events, creative workshops, SMM, branding. Has taken Experts in teamwork and Finance and Law for Startups courses at Lviv Business School and is currently involved in development of the Alumni Association and “LvBS Community” project.
Community and Alumni association LvBS manager
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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
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.
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.
On maternity leave
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.
On maternity leave
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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