Centre for International Business Studies

Ukraine and its next generation of business leaders

The revolution’s challenge:
Ukraine and its next generation of business leaders

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, noon to 1:15 pm

Stollery Centre 5-04, 

(112 Street and Saskatchewan Drive)5th floor, Business Building 

An interesting, recently observed phenomenon in Ukraine is increasing involvement in the public sector by persons from the business world. Their education, along with their success in business, are both playing a more important role in the country’s readiness and capacity for change. What is the data on such change, who are the business persons in question, and what administrative, social, and economic reforms do they appear so far to be 



Dr. Sofia Opatska is Dean and professor at Lviv Business School, where she has been on faculty since the inception, in 2008, of this highly innovative, and reform-minded institution.  Dr. Opatska’s doctoral studies were in International Economic Relations (Ivan Franko National University, Lviv), followed by post-doc studies or internships at such Management Schools as Bled (U Michigan), Warsaw School of Economics, Wharton, and China Europe International School (Hong Kong University of Science and Technologies.) She has 13 years of management experience as Director of MBA programs at Kyiv Mohyla B usiness School, and at GalnaftogazCorporate University. She is a founder and supervisor of the Global Shapers project in Lviv, and an Advisory Board member at the Emaus Center. 


Brown bag lunch format, with snacks & beverages provided. Entry is free, but please rsvp by emailing: cibs@ualberta.ca