Adrian Slywotzky is an American consultant of Ukrainian origin and the author of several books on economic theory and management. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at Harvard, Slywotzky also received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman. He is also former Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors at Mercer Management Consulting, which is in top 10 world’s most prestigious consulting firms.
Slywotzky wrote several books on profitability and growth, namely the bestselling “The Profit Zone.” He is one of the most renowned consultants of the United Statesand was elected as one of the 25 best consultants in 2000 and 2008. Adrian Slywotzky is a member of the LvBS Advisory Board.
Dr. Terry Anderson
Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of Troy University in January 1998. Prior to that, she worked in law enforcement for 21 years, first with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1976-1983) and later with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (1983-1997). Her academic background is diverse. She earned undergraduate degrees from Stetson University (B.A. in Russian, 1972) and the University of Central Florida (B.A. in History, 1973). In addition, she has a degree in Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School (1982). She completed a Master’s of Science in Management degree at St. Thomas University (1989). Finally, her Ph.D. in Public Administration was completed at Florida Atlantic University in 1997. Dr. Anderson has travelled extensively, including over 20 trips to the Republic of Georgia where she has taught numerous courses in an MPA program at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and consulted to develop and deliver seminars, including one in Organizational Management to President Saakashvili’s Public Affairs Staff. She has published four case studies, one article, and one book, entitled, Public Administration in Transition: Managing the Public Sector in an Emerging Democracy. Most recently she has spent time in Ukraine delivering several seminars on the subject of public policy and good governance and beginning a long-term relationship with Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, to help them develop a full MPA program to add to their current offerings.
Yaroslav Hrytsak is one of the most active and prolific Ukrainian historians (over 500 publications), Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Director of the Institute for Historical Research, and visiting professor of the Central European University in Budapest. He has taught at Columbia University and Harvard University and is a member of the Univska and Nestor Expert Groups charged with vision development for Lviv and Ukraine respectively. Yaroslav Hrytsak is also famous for his publicistic writing.
Rev. Bohdan Prakh
Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University
“In order that quality changes take place in Ukraine, it is important that ‘new blood’ be infused into the public sector. New managers who will work in government agencies should be equipped with appropriate knowledge and competencies. The UCU’s School of Public Management will become a platform where public managers will be able to gain the necessary qualifications and tools for implementing effective reforms in Ukraine. Faith, steadiness, and persistence are the key factors in carrying out reforms. Therefore, we believe that together, united we will be able to transform the system and make our society better.”
Dean of Lviv Business School. Ph.D. in Economics, holds a degree in International Economic Relations from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Short-term programs and internships at the University of Michigan, Bled School of Management, Warsaw School of Economics, Wharton Business School, China Europe International Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technologies. 13 years of management experience. Work experience – Director of MBA programs at Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs), Director of the Corporate University at Concern Galnaftogaz. Sofia Opatska is a founder and supervisor of the Global Shapers project in Lviv and an Advisory Board member at the Emaus Center. She specializes in human resources management, organizational behavior, and building learning organizations. Employed at LvBS since its establishment.
Volodymyr Turchynovskyy is Director of the UCU’s International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues, Chair of the Philosophy Department, lecturer in Business Ethics, and member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He defended his Ph.D. thesis at the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Yuri has considerable experience of working for consultancy and technical assistance projects in Ukraine and CEE countries. He is a co-editor and co-author of a number of publications, including “Towards Europe: Ukrainian Experience of EuroRegions”, “Regional Policy in Countries of Europe: Lessons for Ukraine”, “Regional Development Agencies: Establishment and Prospects” and others. Yuri was involved as a consultant in drafting a number of national legislative acts on regional policy in Ukraine. He was a member of the Advisory Boards at the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction and Ministry of Economy of Ukraine as well as member of the Civil Society Experts Council within the Ukrainian Part of the EU-Ukraine Cooperation Committee.
Distinguished Service Professor at the University of St. Thomas teaches and consults in the areas of Organization Development, Conflict Management, and Organizational Culture in USA, France, and Ukraine. Most of her consulting is in education, health care, and non-profit organization. Since 2005 she has organized a program that brings OD consultants to do free OD intervention in Ukrainian organizations. Up to 50 Ukrainian companies benefited from these consulting services.
Viktor Pynzenyk is a Ukrainian politician and economist (Ph.D. in Economics since 1989, professor since 1991), former leader of the Reforms and Order Party (October 1997 – February 2010). He was the 10th Minister of Finance and Vice Prime Minister of several Ukrainian governments (his last tenure as Finance Minister was from December 18, 2007 till February 17, 2009). Viktor Pynzenyk was an MP of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th convocations. He graduated from the Ivan Franko State University of Lviv with a degree in economics in 1975 and stayed on to do his post-graduate studies (1979). He also holds a doctoral degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University (1989).
Oleh Rybachuk is an expert in Euro-Atlantic integration, public policy, and finance, as well as an experienced translator. He has served in several senior government posts, including Member of Parliament, Vice Premier for European Integration, Secretary of State, and Chief of Staff to Ukrainian President. Oleh Rybachuk is actively engaged in civil society organizations in Ukraine (he is Chairman and co-founder of Center UA NGO, initiator of the New Citizen Public Campaign and Chesno Civic Movement, member of the Nestor Group).
Vasyl Kalymon, kmbs’ Dean-Counselor and Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada), is a recognized expert in international corporate finance, capital assessment, and financial planning. Professor Kalymon received his Ph.D. at Yale. The list of the institutions where he has worked includes the business school at the University of California in Los Angeles, Harvard Business School, and the business school at the University of Toronto. Vasyl Kalymon is actively involved in strategic activities of the School. He has been teaching in kmbs’ MBA programs for 6 years as well as helping with the organization of international learning tours to North America for Presidents’ MBA students (kmbs).
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).
Executive director of communication agency GROU.
A public relations professional with 18 years of experience, until recently Yaryna led the communications function at Group DF, a diversified group of companies. Until 2013, she was in charge of public relations and social programming at Microsoft Ukraine. Earlier, she ran Nords PR Ukraine, a PR agency she co-founded with international partners, managed public relations departments for Ukraine’s largest mobile telecommunications operator UMC (now MTS) and international wholesaler Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine, and worked as account service director for Romyr & Associates PR agency in Ukraine. She spent a year with Benjamin Group / BSMG Worldwide, a leading technology PR agency in Silicon Valley (now part of Weber Shandwick). Yaryna holds master’s degrees from University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) and San José State University (Calif., USA). In 2011, “Marketing Media Review” magazine named her one of Ukraine’s best PR directors. She Yaryna has taught public relations and business communications at leading business schools in Ukraine, including KMBS, IIB, and LvBS. co-founded the Ukrainian Association of Public Relations and chaired its Board in 2007-2008.
Vice Rector for Purpose and Mission of the Ukrainian Catholic University
Managing partner of pro.mova Consulting Company. At LvBS delivers a course on Business Communications. A member of the Supervisory Board of the Gongadze Fund, a member of the Committee of Lviv Entrepreneurs, a member of UAPR As sociation of Public Relations. He has been employed by large Ukrainian media (1+1 TV Studio, 1st National TV Channel, Kiyevskiye Vedomosti). He started his journalistic career at Post-Postup newspaper and Promin Radio Station, worked with the leading mass media within the country and abroad (Dzerkalo Niadeli, Ekho Moskvy Radion, a local co-producer for CBS and PBS, BBC).
As a journalist, he has a firsthand experience while working in hotspots (Yugoslavia, 1999) and in other emergency conditions (Transcarpathian floods 1998-1999, events after the Terrorist Acts of September 11, 2001, the Near East, 2002, the Gongadze case and the political crisis 2001-2002). In 2002-2003, in partnership with Roman Skrypin and Andriy Shevchenko he co-developed a concept of TV Channel 5. In 2002, he declined his work for news programs at 1+1 Channel because of the censor policy. He co-founded Kyiv Independent Media Trade Union, and later became its Chairman. He graduated from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a degree in Political Studies, also studied at Bluffton University (Ohio, USA) and Lviv Ivan Franko National University. He is the consultant on communications, a lecturer in Communications for the Media, Businesses and NGOs.
CS@UCU program director. Professor of Economics and Statistics, Joint appointment faculty (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv)
Oleksandr Solontay is a social and political activist, founder of the Foundation of Regional Initiatives, expert at the Institute of Political Education. He has received NDI’s Democracy Award.