Advisory Board

Volodymyr Turchynovskyi

Director of the International Institute of Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Studied Mathematics in Lviv National Ivan Franko University. Obtained his PhD in Philosophy at the International Philosophy Academy in Lichtenstein. Presently is a Head of Philosophy Department of Ukrainian Catholic University, vice-rector of strategic planning of UCU, member of the Supervisory Board of Lviv Business School of UCU.





Oleksandra Baklanova

Associate Partner at pro.mova, Business Partner at Capital Strategy Company

Oleksandra’s key areas of expertise are individual and institutional education, innovations and sustainable development. Her higher education is in international economics. She has worked on establishing AIESEC organization in Lugansk; contributed to strategic changes in this organization at national level. She was responsible for development of nternational projects and programs as Vice-President of AIESEC in Ukraine. Oleksandra developed educational programs in sustainable development for SONY’s European Headquarters in Germany. She has participated in putting on and moderating more than 30 conferences on educational programs, interactive seminars and trainings in Ukraine and abroad. Recently she has won three prestigious national awards for creation of Ukrainian situational exercises, started innovation pilot projects for using the newest technologies and Internet in education. Presently Oleksandra is a project director of the Faculty of Business Management in Kyiv Mohyla Academy and a partner of a consulting company pro.mova.




Sophia Opatska

Dean of Lviv Business School UCU, PhD in Economics.

Sofia graduated from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Department of International Economic Relations, got PhD in Economy in the Institute for regional studies. Studied in Business School of University of Michigan (USA), Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (USA), IEDC (Slovenia),  trainings at InnoSpace Company (Denmark) and Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). Sophia worked as MBA programs director at  Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs), Founder and Director of Corporate University of OJSC "Concern Galnaftogaz". Since 2008 Sophia is a CEO of Lviv Business School of UCU.





Olha Zarichynska

Director of the Development Department at UCU, MPA

Olha studied Theology in Ukrainian Catholic University (2000). She completed an internship in Canada and after she came back, she founded Lay Leadership Center (2003). She was a member of Lviv Archdiocese Commission of Laity.  She is a trainer in courses Community Development, Leadership and Management, Evaluation in the Institute of Non-Profit Management in 2005. In 2006 she participated in the American State Program “Open World” for leaders of non-profit organizations. In 2010 Olha received a Masters in Public Administration degree from Lublin Catholic University. In 2007 she became Deputy Director, and since 2014 is the Director of Development Department at UCU.




Ruslan Kraplych

Expert on international technical assistance programs, Editor of of “Visnyk Blahodiynytstva” (“Charity Herald”) magazine.

Ruslan’s first degree is cultural studies, stage direction. He successfully graduated from Rivne State Institute of Culture, he obtained a Postgraduate degree in Maksym Rylskyy Institute of Art, Folklore, Ethnology of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, World Bank Courses in Dynamic leadership in project management. Has also taken a course in representation and advocacy for non-profit organizations in California State University of Chiko. In Ukraine Mr. Kraplych is well-known as a trainer for non-profit and charity organizations. Author of 15 books, more than 300 articles, 16 training courses; co-editor of “Visnyk blahodiynytstva” (“Charity Herald”) magazine. Since July 2009 Ruslan is the director of Anti-crisis humanitarian program of the “Renaissance” Foundation.






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