The Business Breakthrough 2018 Award (for an outstanding breakthrough in business or general development in the business area) was presented to Andriy Dziuban, graduate of the Key Executive MBA 2018. He is a successful restaurateur and owner of the Caramel Manufactory chain and the Tante Sophie restaurant. During his studies, he defended a diploma project on the topic of a snail factory, and is now actively developing the Tante Snails snail factory.
Ivan Petrenko is the winner in the Supporter 2018 category for his contribution to the development of the UCU and LvBS, involving financial support, provision of grants, and assistance with school and university projects. He is a graduate of the first class of the Key Executive MBA, businessman, and former chief business development officer of the GalnaftoGas company. Ivan is a vivid example of how a community can contribute to the development of LvBS, as he took over the Center of Entrepreneurship of UCU.
Lilia Borovets obtained the Inspirator 2018 Award for her impact on society, community development, and social responsibility. Lilia is a graduate of the third MSc c in Innovations and Entrepreneurship class, and co-founder of the Pro.Svit Center of Innovative Education. This is a successful project that boasts 100 graduates from all over the country, a dozen of implemented projects, and a unique educational crowd-funding platform. Lilia is also an active social person as well as a mentor of the Center for Entrepreneurship of UCU.
All these winners were selected by the Board of Lviv Business School Alumni together with managers and school founders. And they were nominated by the alumni! The school actively supports the achievements and startups of its graduates, as we all believe in the mission of LvBS: putting Ukraine on the world business map!
The development of each alumnus contributes to the development of the ecosystem, the community, and the business environment of Ukraine. Currently, LvBS has 279 alumni. We sincerely hope that next year they will be more numerous.