Founding Dean and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lviv Business School at the UCU, Vice Rector Academic Affairs 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), 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). In 2017, she was on a semester fellowship at Nanovic Institute of European Studies, University of Notre Dame (USA). 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 (kmbs). In 2007 she worked on building the personnel development and training system for Concern Galnaftogaz OJSC. She is Founding Dean of Lviv Business School at the Ukrainian Catholic University, which she had been leading for 10 years. From 2016 Sophia is Vice Rector Academic Affairs at the Ukrainian Catholic University and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LvBS.
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.
Master in Management of International economic activity at Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Oleh Krysa had been working as a lecturer at Lviv Polytechnic National University for over 17 years, teaching subjects such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Conflictology and Political economy. Author of more than 40 scientific and methodological works, co-author of 3 textbooks. Held the position of the officer at the Center for International Education (Lviv Polytechnic National University), organizing and supporting international academic mobility. Participant of international conferences and trainings.
Worked as a manager and executive director at different credit unions. Led the trade department of the Ukrinteravtoservice-Lviv, Branch of the Ukrainian State Enterprise for servicing foreign and domestic motor vehicles “Ukrinteravtoservice” and has experience in business tourism.
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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 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.
Vice Director of Executive Education programs
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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
Professor in Leadership, HR&OD, CEO of UCU Center for Leadership. Andriy Rozhdestvenskyy served as a profiler and analyst in Israel’s security service, where he specialized in counter-terrorism matters, including special communications and negotiations. Later he became HR Business Partner-Retail at Oschadbank with subsequent promotion to Head of Personnel and Training in the bank (35,000 employees). Rozhdestvenskyy adjusted classical sales techniques to the bank’s needs and then started tailoring training programs to suit the needs of other areas of business (telecommunications, IT industry, agriculture etc.). As a result, he started his own business – a consulting company with emphasis on developing and tailoring personnel training systems for specific businesses.
Andriy provides assistance to organizations specializing in childhood cancer and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. He is a member of the movement “Change Ukraine – Start with Yourself” and organizer of the Everest 2025 project. Mr. Rozhdestvenskyy received a higher education degree in Psychology from the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, did his post graduate studies at the G.S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology in Kyiv and successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. He also successfully completed Anna Vlasova’s HRM School.
Master of Political Science, graduated from German and European Studies Program at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, studied at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany).
Worked as a Project Assistant at the Ukrainian Institute for International Politics and as an Analyst at the Strategic Planning Department of City Institute of Lviv City Council. Yaryna did internship in the German Parliament, where she worked as an assistant to the deputy of the Bundestag. Has experience in volunteering at the Committee of Voters of Ukraine and the Civil Movement “Chesno”.
Yaryna is a Researcher and Coordinator of the UCU Leadership Center.
Manager of the UCU Center of Leadership
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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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Candidate of Economic Sciences in the field of the World Economy and International Economic Relations. Taught courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Competition State Policy and Public Procurement at Lviv Polytechnic National University. Has experience in teaching English, including English for banking. In 2012-2013 did an internship at the Economic Policy Committee and Committee on Finance and Banking at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Participant of Ukrainian and international conferences and trainings.
MSc in Innovations and Entrepreneurship 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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Studied at National Technical University Dnipro Polytechnic, Department of Renewable Energy Sources. Worked as an editor in an online magazine for several years, spent two years in a Dubai company as a social executive. Author of popular science articles on ecology, solar power and electric cars.
Coordinator of Кey Executive МВА and MSc in Innovations and Entrepreneurship master degree programs
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Graduated from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Department of Journalism. Studied Communications at the European Center for Communication and Culture (Warsaw) and Media Management at the Eastern European Media Management School at the UCU. Worked as a Journalist, Editor and PR-manager at the Religious Information Service of Ukraine. Taught Communications for Religious Organizations at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv Theological Seminary, and the Kyiv Bible Institute and conducted numerous trainings for church media services in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. At present Olena teaches Communications at the Institute of Religious Sciences of St. Thomas Aquinas (Kyiv).
From 2012 to 2017 she was the Head of the Marketing Department at the Pilgrimage Center “Raphail” of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
In 2016-2017 Olena worked as a Manager in the Humanitarian Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” (Vatican-Ukraine).
MSc in Marketing Management Program Manager
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MSc in Technology Management Program Manager
Executive Director of the UCU Center for Entrepreneurship.
Master of International Economic Relations at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. He worked as the Director of Corporate Clients Department in the insurance company “Universalna”, Director of the company “Terrin”, which developed, launched and managed a network of restaurants “A la minute”, “Pasta Mia” and “Hot Café” sales points for the network of filling stations “OKKO”. Later he worked as the Development Director of the company “Galnaftogaz”. Mr. Petrenko worked as a consultant in shopping, entertainment and restaurant business for several years.
Master of Business Administration at Lviv Business School of UCU (LvBS), graduated from the Key Executive MBA Program.
His hobbies include travelling, skiing and diving. Motorcycle is a favorite transport.
Executive Director of the UCU Center for Entrepreneurship.
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Has a ten-year experience in television journalism and online media. Before LvBS worked at the Lviv media hub Tvoemisto.tv as the Advertising Department Coordinator and organizer of the Discussion Platform. Master of Journalism at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv.
At the Center for Entrepreneurship Oksana is responsible for promoting, content filling and organizing events.
Event&PR Manager of the UCU Center for Entrepreneurship
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Master of Political Science at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv.
For more than 5 years Solomiya worked in the non-governmental sector, where she gained experience in project management and organization of training programs and large-scale conferences, as well as cooperation with international organizations (European Commission, UN, USAID, BST, etc.).
Solomiya is still actively involved in the implementation of reforms, as she is the Coordinator of the NGO “Centre UA” in Lviv.
At the Lviv Business School Solomiya is a Manager of Business Design Center and Family Business Center, coordinates research on Ukrainian companies and organize events.
Manager of Business Design Center
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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 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
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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.
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.
For 3,5 years works as a PR-manager and spokesman for municipal veterinary center and adoption center for stray animals “Lion” in my city.
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 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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Graduated from the Lviv Printing College of the Ukrainian Academy of Printing, Publishing and Editing Department. For 2 years worked as a designer at the East European State University in Przemysl (Poland). Founder and co-director of the visual studio “Matpac”. For more than 5 years he worked at various positions in the governing bodies of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine Plast. Plays several musical instruments and loves hiking.
In LvBS Taras is a Brand Manager and is responsible for the visual representation of the School, branding, souvenir and promotional products.
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
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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Student of the Sociology Program of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Also Hnat is a member of UCU Student Parliament and Volunteer Coordinator at the Lviv branch of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine Plast.
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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
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).
License and Educational projects Manager
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Anastasiya graduated from the Ukrainian Leadership Academy, studied applied linguistics at the Lviv Polytechnic National University. Currently studies in the Catechetical-Pedagogical Institute of UCU.
Anastasiya has a five-year experience in project management of educational and volunteer projects, she is a co-founder of the DoBro Volunteer Movement.
Earlier she hold a position of a marketing manager at Euroindex (Kyiv), was a director of the Ukrainian business event in the field of authentic leadership, strategic management of business transformations and executive search; co-founder and CEO of the International Cyberdefence Congress CDK 2K18.
Anastasiya was a co-organizer of Cyber Defence Policy Talks in partnership with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine. She works with young people, children and locals in the second and third frontlines (Donetsk region) since 2015.
Creative Consultant at Human Capital Forum. Programs coordinator at the UCU Lviv Business School (LvBS) in Kyiv.
Programs coordinator in Kyiv
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Student of the Faculty of Medicine at Danylo Halytskyy Lviv National Medical University. Worked as the eHealth Project Coordinator at Lviv City Council and the Project Manager of the Platform for the Development of Medicine – INgenius. Participated in 5 international medical internships in Germany, Malta, Taiwan and Finland. She did an internship at the Canadian House of Commons. Fellow of two programs – Zavtra.ua and CUPP. Member of Lviv TEDx team.
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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.
Specialist in Finance at the Institute of Post-Graduate Education and Pre-University Education of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. She has 17 years of experience in finance and accounting. Worked as an accountant and chief accountant. Participated in the transformation processes of the companies. Studied at the Program of International Certification of Professional Accountants САР/СІРА.
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.
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