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, a member of the Board of Directors of European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE). 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.
Her areas of expertise are Organizational Behavior and Learning Organizations, Organization Development, Entrepreneurship. Sophia is a contributor to a number of cases on above topics in the context of Central and Eastern Europe and specifically Ukraine which is still overcomming its post communist past. Her focus at work is – creation of Entrepreneurial University and ecosystem around it.
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 in International Economics of Kyiv National Economic University, LLM in Intellectual Property of Turin University. Trained in WIPO (World Intellectual Property
Organization). For two years has worked at the State Department of Intellectual Property. Participated in the work over the project of development and implementation of the Competitiveness Strategy of Lviv by 2015 as a part of the Effective Management Foundation team. Has been working in Lviv Business School of UCU since 2012, was
engaged in various projects: organizing Intro conferences, publishing book translations, developing and conducting training programs, launching LvBS intellectual centers – for family business and business design, etc. Since the beginning of 2017, in the position of a Director for Development , has been in charge of marketing, international partnerships, alumni network development, development projects, LvBS intellectual centers and activities in other cities. She also teaches business design at the MS in Innovations and Entrepreneurship program.
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.
Financial Director of LvBS
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
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 Academic Director of LvBS.
Academic Director of LvBS
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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.
Head of Development Projects Department
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.
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.
Executive Director of Center for Ethics and Technology
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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The graduate of Lviv National Medical University, general practitioner, family doctor, PhD. Since 2017 he actively participated in the consulting work of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, The Department of Health of Lviv Oblast State Administration, and municipal medical enterprises. He is the Co-founder and the Board Member of the Academy of Family Medicine of Ukraine (a public organization), as well as the Co-founder and family doctor at VULYK family clinic network. Ihor is the graduate of the Summer School “Health Care Systems Transformation: Eastern Europe” and of the Winter School “Public Health in Ukraine”. He had medical internships in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Canada.
Here at LvBS, Ihor works as the Director of Medical Management Branch that was created and functions in partnership with Be—It Health & Social Impact Agency.
Manager of Medical Management Branch
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She graduated from the Faculty of Geography at Ivan Franko Lviv National University (LNU). She studied the MA at Non-profit Management Program at the Institute of Leadership and Management of Ukrainian Catholic University ILM (UCU). She coordinates the activity and development of Lviv Family Hub.
She has seven years’ work experience in an international company’s sales department in the FMCG sphere; she gained experience in creating and implementing a new project in the Western region of Ukraine. She worked in the Marketing Department team, and she was the Head of Development at Raphael Pilgrimage Centre of Lviv Archdiocese of UGCC. She gained experience in strategic planning, writing and implementing projects; among them, educational courses for youth at the Patriarchal Commission on Youth Affairs (PCoYA) of UGCC. She participated in LvBS
corporate program “Building an Effective Organization” for PCoYA of UGCC. She works in a team of people who organize Viter Nadii – the All-Ukrainian Youth Festival.
Here at Lviv Business School of UCU, she works as the Manager of the Alumni Association and the LvBS Community.
Community and Alumni association LvBS manager
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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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Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing, Lviv Commercial Academy. More than 8 years experience in the field of sales. Participation in the organization of international trips and conferences. Worked in the field of hospitality and tourism for lengthy period.
Loves to travel in her free time.
Head of Learning and Development
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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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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.
MA in HR and Organization Development and HRM in Business Program Manager
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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
Got a Master’s degree in Turkish Language and Literature and Translation at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2015-2018 headed the Kyiv Branch of the Association of Ukrainian Catholic Students “Obnova”. Has repeatedly been a co-organizer of youth events in the UGCC Kyiv Archeparchy. Studied abroad and had experience in sales, education and translation work.
In spare time, dances lindy-hop, travels, hikes in the mountains and goes in for swimming.
Executive education program manager of LvBS.
Executive education program manager of LvBS
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Bohdan is studying for his Master’s degree (Master in History) at Ukrainian Catholic University. During his studies at UCU, he was an active member of students’ organizations. He took part in organizing such events as Velykden Razom (Easter Together), St. Nicholas Day Charity Auction, Studentska Pokrova (Students’ Intercession) of UCU Students’ Brotherhood. He has some experience in writing analytical articles; he is the member of ‘Prosto Dumka’ analytical group. Executive education program manager of LvBS.
Executive Education program manager
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Olena graduated Ukrainian Catholic University, social pedagogy program. Participated in numerous international programs such as Erasmus+ and Study Tours to Poland. She has experience in national and international social projects. Olena is a founder of the national project Hair for Share. She worked as an intern at Lviv Education Foundation, where she was involved in social projects of the Ginger fund.
At LvBS she works with grant projects and programs, in particular, managed training programs for civil servants and entrepreneurs from Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Educational Projects and Programs Manager
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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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Currently obtains a master’s degree in «Finance, Banking and Insurance» at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Trained in Lviv City Council (Finance department), Lviv Regional State Administration (Finance department). Successfully completed educational program on public administration, European integration, local governance and other important questions «Youth – potential of the region. Make changes by yourself», provided by Democracy Reporting International.
Worked on the position of project manager at Lagom Int (Market research and Mystery Shopping), specialist in investment attracting at the Economic policy department (LRSA).
Has been working in Lviv Business school of UCU since 2019 as manager of the Center for Leadership of UCU. Is responsible for coordination and conduction of researches on leadership phenomenon, case writing and development of appropriate educational programs.
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”, 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.
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.
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