Sophia Opatska

Sophia Opatska
  • PhD, Founding Dean and Chairman of the Board, UCU Business School (LvBS)
  • Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU)
  • Member of the Board of European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE)
  • Member of Supervisory Board of Promprylad.Renovation



Academic Experience

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 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.

From 2021 Sophia is Vice-Rector for Strategic Development at the Ukrainian Catholic University and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LvBS.