Advisory Board


Natalia Bordun

Director of Institute of Leadership and Management UCU. She used to be the head of the Center for Lay Leadership of UCU (2004-2009) and coordinator of the workrooms network for mentally disabled persons (2002-2004). She earned a degree in Mathematics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Natalia has over 15 years of teaching experience. She is also a trainer and consultant in organizational development.


Lidiya Bilas

Ukrainian businesswoman and managing partner of Creative International Children School (Kyiv, Lviv). From 2004 till 2013 Lidiya was the CEO of IDS Aqua Service (IDS Group Ukraine), the company, that produces and distributes drinking water in the HOD (home & office delivery) format (the Alaska and Old Myrhorod brands). In 1993-1995 years she was the CFO of Morshyn mineral water plant “Oscar” (TM Morshinska). In 2008-2009 Lidiya was the Freelance Advisor on Information Policy to Head of Lviv Regional State Administration, and the chairman of the organizing committee of 8th and 9th Lviv International Economic Forum. From 2006 to 2013 she was presented repeatedly in the business publications ratings of the most successful managers in Ukraine. Lidiya has also earned the MBA degree from Kyiv Mohyla Business School in 2011. Recently she was the participant of “Responsible leadership seminar” organized by Aspen.


Taras Dobko

Senior Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Doctor of Philosophy (International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, 2003. Thesis: “Happiness of the Human Person. A Phenomenological Study of the Disclosure of the Human Person in Happiness”).

Since 1998, Taras teaches philosophy at the Ukrainian Catholic University, simultaneously working on administrative position. He was on various internships in the United States (Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Catholic University of America in Washington, DC), Poland (the Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe OBTA, Warsaw University). A member of the working group of the project of the Consortium of the Ukrainian Universities “University autonomy as an integral part of the civil society” 2005-2009; a member of the Program Board of the Education Program of the International Renaissance Foundation (2011-2013); a member of the Accreditation Committee of Ukraine (since 2014); a member of the National Team of Higher Education Reform Experts in Ukraine (2009 – 2010, since 2015).


Liliya Hrynevych

Liliya Hrynevych is Minister of Education, a member of Ukrainian parliament of 7th and 8th convocations, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Science and Education, a member of the Interim Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the future. Member of the political party “People’s Front”. In the past, deputy head of the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland”. She has two specialties: teacher-biochemist (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 1989) and economist-manager (Interdisciplinary Institute of qualification improvement of cadres at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, 1993). Liliya was on internship at the Warsaw University and Columbia University on the subject of education reform issues.


Viktoriya Bryndza

Sociologist, senior analyst at “pro.mova”.

Viktoriya is a member of Nestor Group (expert group on developing a strategic vision of Ukraine). She is specialist in qualitative research, values research, social processes and perception. Viktoriya developed and managed the unique research projects – from classic market research to deep values studies. She conducts training for commercial and nonprofit organizations and teaches critical thinking at the university. She is also an experienced moderator.

She studied in Lviv, Vienna and Basel, graduated with a MA degree in Sociology from the University of Freiburg (Germany). At the same time she has a good understanding of Ukrainian realities.