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INTERNATIONAL MENTORS

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Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec

Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Zagreb School of Economics and Management where she has lectured, managed international projects and mentored hundreds of students on business plan development since 2006. In 2011, she began her leadership of the US Department of State funded project Invest for the Future which aims to unite women through entrepreneurship by creating collaborations to learn, network and earn both online and offline. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degreee under UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Slavica Singer at the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economy. Her thesis is centered on visualizing social entrepreneurship in Croatia, a theme that she has been committed to since 2002. She has been on the NESsT Business Advisory Network since 2008 and held a seminar on Creativity for social entrepreneurs at the inaugural Ashoka University held at Duke University in 2011. She was a Visiting Professor at Rouen Business School France from 2010-2013. A graduate of Rochester Institute f Technology in Rochester, NY, she helped start up their first overseas undergraduate program in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1997.

Experience

Trainer and Consultant for "Build Your Future", Erasmus+ Project YEPP International Resource Centre
April 2015 – Present (9 months) Berlin Area, Germany and Zagreb, Croatia

Consult and participate in the development of the content and the methods of the “Build your Future” Entrepreneurship course during the development phase of the programme and to train and coach the Youth Coaches to become Entrepreneurship Trainers. Co-creating training materials for online and offline delivery in Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Slovakia with technology platform developer in Spain. Lead Train the Trainer workshops for satelite youth coordinators to recruit, launch and manage learning modules for youth and young adults to gain proficiency in social enterprise development. Mentor Trainers throughout the project to build their capacity and development as entrepreneurship training specialists. Present and co-design learning supplements including videos, games, tools and peer exchange forum.

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Zagreb School of Economics and Management
October 2011 – Present (4 years 3 months)Zagreb, Croatia

Planned and launched the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center @ZSEM. Developed key partnerships in pre-launch phase in support of social entrepreneurship (NESsT, HUB, ACT), female entrepreneurship (Invest for the Future with US Department of State) , youth entrepreneurship (textbook development) and technology startups (CRANE, Startup Weekend). Website and innovation blog in development.

Lecturer
Zagreb School of Economics and Management
January 2006 – Present (10 years) Zagreb, Croatia

Develop and deliver Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management and Customer Relationship Management courses. Research and establish industry contacts to provide students with relevant examples of best business practices in Croatia. Consistently use technology in the classroom and Blackboard, WEBCT and personal blog platforms to enhance relations and communications among students. Advisor and mentor to thesis projects and student business plans. Initiated scholarship program for social mobility of orphans. Special contributions include: community outreach with non profit sector, organizing and moderating international conferences, spreading creativity through workshops, seminars, projects across various sectors.

Visiting Professor
Rouen Business School
December 2010 – February 2013 (2 years 3 months)

ZSEM has a network of over 100 partner schools around the world to encourage the mobility of students, administration and faculty members. Developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rouen Business School in France. Mentored over 10 thesis projects of students enrolled in Master's in Global Management program.

Huntress of Hidden Potential: Space Matters
TEDxZagreb
April 2010 – April 2010 (1 month)Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

The space matters talk focused on the spread ideas for liberating the spaces in and around us to unleash the hidden potential in people and places. The discussion centered around perceptions of space and the importance of building on the capacities present in our surroundings. Audience members were invited to reimagine spaces in an average Zagreb neighborhood to exercise their "possiblity radar".

College Professor, Marketing Concentration
Rochester Institute of Technology
September 2000 – June 2004 (3 years 10 months) College Professor, Marketing Concentration

Develop and deliver Principles of Marketing course and marketing related subjects such as: Careers in Service Management, Entertainment Marketing, Entrepreneurship Seminar, Destination Marketing, and International Service Sector Analysis. Network with leading regional marketing professionals to create relevant marketing projects linking ACMT students to profit and non-profit organizations. Initiated cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide resources and training to young entrepreneurs. Created Career Fair event to serve as a forum for connecting future graduates with cooperative education experiences and permanent placement in domestic and international companies. Mentor students in the areas of marketing, entrepreneurship and career development.

Director of College Relations / Visiting Instructor @ ACMT Dubrovnik
Rochester Institute of Technology
June 1997 – September 2000 (3 years 4 months) Dubrovnik, Croatia

Assigned by Rochester Institute of Technology to initiate start up of the school’s first overseas undergraduate program. Responsible for the initial infrastructure set-up. Kick-started a very successful media drive to attract domestic and foreign students. Exceeded most optimistic projections of enrollment by 40%. Structured a wide range of marketing activities including high school recruitment, web site development, brochure creation and event coordination to assure growth of the institution. Administered and monitored cooperative education program coordinating activities of ten overseas employers and increased student placement. Provided leadership and collaborated on Orientation, Scholarship, Commencement and Curriculum committees.

Executive Assistant, Game Development
Major League Baseball International
1993 – 1994 (1 year)

Reported directly to Vice President and Director. Coordinated communications with international amateur and professional federations and consultants. Organized specific market development programs and events, including: 1993 World Port Tournament – Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 1993 French’s Baseball Festival – Surrey, England; 1993 & 1994 All Star Fan Fest – World of Baseball exhibits – Baltimore, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 1993 &1994 Envoy Coach Programs – various cities throughout Europe and Latin America.

Marketing Manager - WUG Buffalo '93
Aegis Group plc
1990 – 1992 (2 years)

Project coordinator for special events promotions (USA Basketball) and Games-related programming (Environmental Program) which included research and development.

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Nino Zambakhidze

Education

  • 2013 - 2015 Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB), Grenoble, France and Caucasus University (CSB), Tbilisi, Georgia – Dual MBA Program, MBA Candidate in Global Management (GGSB) & International Executive MBA (CSB)
  • 2012 Certified Export Manager, CSB Caucasus School of Business
  • 2011 Certificate of Food Safety Manager, SAI GLOBAL (Development, implementation and internal audit of food safety management system based on the requirements of ISO 22000:2005)
  • 2010 Certificate of Training in Food Safety, Consumers’ Federation of Georgia within the framework of “Farmers to Markets” Project initiated and funded by BP and its partners
  • 2000 Certificate "ACCA" (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • 2000 BrainBanch Certificate of written English, Professional, USA
  • 1998 Tbilisi Technical University Computing Course
  • 1997 Certificate of English Language Courses, Grade A, International House (USA)
  • 1995-1999 Tbilisi Technical University, Department of translator-referent, Major in English Language and Literature

Work Experience
2012 to present POSITION TITLE: CHAIRWOMAN/Georgian Farmers’ Association

  • Leading an umbrella organization to represent interests of Georgian farmers
  • Lobbying for policies for the benefit of farmers
  • Advocating for good agricultural practices, administering to the needs of GFA’s member farmers (over 1200)
  • Creating healthy environment for agro-business through supporting development of science based farming, deployment of new technologies, providing expertise and training, bringing farmers together for joint purchases of inputs and sale of outputs

2013 to present POSITION TITLE: ADVISOR IN AGRO DIRECTIONS/State Partnership Fund

  • Positioning ideas and providing recommendations for projects for funding

2010 to present POSITION TITLE: PROJECTS DIRECTOR/ Regional Development Association

  • Overseeing operations of the socio-economic development projects funded by BP and its partners, EU and Care International, USAID and Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, with the total budget of up 20 million GEL
  • Providing strategic decision making under the projects
  • Participating in grant evaluation committees

2008 to present POSITION TITLE: FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR /Georgian Business Zone

  • Providing oversight and strategic planning for operating ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 certified milk processing plant and feed mill, international standard farm, apple orchards, fruit and vegetable cold storage, artificial lake and farmers’ training center

2005 to present POSITION TITLE: FOUNDER/LBN Line

  • Providing sales and marketing for LBN-Line, an official representative of Casa Del Caffe Vergnano, Gaggia, WMF, GBG Carpigani, Routin 1883, Ronnefeldt tea

1999-2005 POSITION TITLE: HEAD OF MARKETING DEPARTMENT/ Bakar Tilly International

  • Expanding strategic partnerships and channeling marketing
  • Identifying new market opportunities
  • Implementing and leveraging the latest marketing tools and technologies

1998-1999 POSITION TITLE: CHIEF INSPECTOR/ Department of Reforms and Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Control of Georgia

  • Translating all foreign correspondence, confidential documents
  • Preparing projects for the World Bank, TACIS and GTZ
  • Acting as a member of the Board of Publishers of Journal “State and Control ” under the Chamber of Control of Georgia

1996-1998 POSITION TITLE: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/Simitar Holdings", Greece "EA" Ltd.

  • Providing daily assistance and translation/interpreting services to the President (trading, banking, media)

Languages

Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Honours

  • 2013 Invest for the future Honorable Country Coordinator for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Greece and Georgia (under the leadership of Hilary Clinton)
  • 2011 Mercury award State prize, Woman Entrepreneur of 2011
  • 2003 Honorary LT. Governor, State of Oklahoma

Certificates of Appreciation

  • 2014 Iamo Leibniz institute of Agricultural Development in transition economics
  • 2012 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan
  • 2012 Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

Memberships

  • Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Member of the board
  • Agricultural Projects Management Agency - Grant selection committee member
  • Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia - Land pricing committee member
  • Civil Chamber at National Food Agency - Member with the right to vote
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia - Member of National VET Council
  • Copa-Cogeca - Partner
  • Georgian Alliance on Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD) - Member
  • Georgian Small and Medium Enterprises Association - Board Member
  • Georgian Entrepreneurs Network - Founder and the Member of the Board

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Kyleen Myrah

Dr. Kyleen Myrah is an educator, professional speaker, entrepreneur and active member of her community. She is a Professor of Business at the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College teaching for over 15 years in the areas of marketing, management and social entrepreneurship. She is also President of KyCo Management, a professional speaking and corporate training company speaking on topics such as mentorship, strategic planning, leadership, personality assessment, communication and social enterprise. Dr. Myrah has facilitated sessions with for-profit and non-profit organizations including Disney Interactive Worlds, Crestcom International, Windward Software, YMCA of the Central Okanagan and Community Futures

Believing strongly in the value of community involvement and stewardship, Dr. Myrah has held numerous committee and board positions with organizations such as the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Central Okanagan Foundation, Inn from the Cold, YMCA-YWCA, and Community Futures of the Central Okanagan. She is a sought-after judge for business competitions including the Kelowna Business Excellence Awards and Young Entrepreneurs Competition and is also a Faculty Advisor for the award-winning student organization, Enactus Okanagan.

Committed to the importance of lifelong learning, Dr. Myrah has continued her education throughout her career. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree from Queen’s University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Dalhousie University, a Doctorate of Education from University of British Columbia, and her Certified Management Accountant (CMA, CPA) designation from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Myrah is also a Certified Trainer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II Program and the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Certification Program in Emotional Intelligence.

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Makedonka Trajkovska

Makedonka Trajkovska is an activist, entrepreneur, professional, and consultant in the area of international development, public affairs and public policy, women’s rights advancement, resource mobilization, management, including human rights, advocacy, sexual and reproductive health, and gender based violence. Ms. Trajkovska has been working for many international organizations including United Nations agencies such as UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF on field, at national, regional, and headquarters level. Furthermore, she has been active society member as a founder of relevant civil society organizations like Citizen Association MOST, Macedonian Women’s Lobby, Vizija, Mladi Info, and latest the LEAD, Global Institute for Women in the United States. Additionally, she is a co-author of many policy briefs, national strategies, publications and case studies.

As a Fulbrighter, Ms. Trajkovska strongly believes in the power of education in public diplomacy and professional career development. Namely, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a EU Master in Political Management, and Executive Master in Public Administration degree from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Additionally, Ms. Trajkovska is certified with Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women and Gender Studies (CAS) and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations (CAS) from Maxwell School.

Makedonka has been an educator, trainer, mentor, speaker, volunteer, and facilitator on numerous events, trainings, and seminars in the communities. During her carrier she attended a number of certified professional development trainings among which is Diploma in Protocol and Etiquette certified by Washington School of Protocol, and ToT for election campaigns. She has been part of the Council of Europe School of Politics Class 2009 and a Young Leaders of the Aspen Institute from Class 2013. She has published two poetry books.

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Agnieszka Bilińska

Agnieszka Bilińska holds the position of Managing Partner in Trusted Communication company, a strategic communications company supporting leaders in developing communication and leadership skills.

Her areas of expertise are: mentoring, leadership and communication. She cooperates with CEO Round Table forum as professional moderator of the CEO debates

As co-founder, Agnieszka held the position of CEO Vital Voices Poland (from May 2010 to February 2015). She managed to develop the Vital Voices Poland organization, realize the new strategy, organize mentoring programs as well as build network of mentors. President of the Management Board of the Polish Professional Women Network, PWnet (2009-2011). Managing Director and Board Member of the Scandinavian – Polish Chamber of Commerce (2002-2009). Budget & Administration Manager in Scandinavian Tobacco A/S (1993-2002). She is also PwC Alumna, where she started professional career. She is MBA graduates in Strategic Management at Polish Open University in Warsaw as well as London School of Public Relations. Agnieszka is an alumnae of the Global Ambassadors Program which is a partnership of Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America (2014) as well as US Department of State Program „Women in Leadership: Advancing Women as Corporate Leaders and as Entrepreneurs” (2011). Agnieszka is executive coach (IPC 2011), team coach (IPC 2012) as well as business consultant and trainer, having executive positions in business since more than 20 years.

She speaks fluent English and basic Russian. Privately mother of two daughters: Alice (13) and Alex (7).

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Irina Babichuk

Teacher of English (ESL)/Russian/French

A professional in education with 20 years of experience in secondary and post-secondary ESL teaching, curriculum development and assessment. Fluent in English, Russia. Basic French.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive experience in teaching English as a Second language, English for Academic Purposes, Business Communication, TOEFL, IELTS, Russian as a Second language, Cross Cultural Communication.
  • Solid ability in developing and managing curricula.
  • Expertise in preparing students for undergraduate and graduate programs at North American universities.
  • Proven skills in preparing tests and examinations.
  • Expertise in training cultural competence.
  • Extensive experience in preparing and publishing research findings.

EXPERIENCE

ESL Professor
March, 2015-Present
Sheridan College
Oakville, ON, Canada

  • Teaching an ESL course for pre-intermediate intermediate, advanced students Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, Business Communication.
  • Using modern technologies for developing ESL courses for students (SLATE).
  • Developing curricula; preparing teaching materials and outlines for courses.
  • Preparing daily lesson plans for the assigned courses.
  • Preparing, administrating and marking tests and papers to evaluate students' progress.
  • Preparing necessary supplementary teaching materials for the assigned courses.
  • Recording student attendance.
  • Preparing reports of students’ achievements from the assigned course.

ESL instructor
September 2014 – March, 2015
HANSA College Canada,
Toronto, Canada, ESL supply teacher

  • Teaching an ESL course for all levels, all skills
  • Teaching TOEFL, IELTS, English for Academic Purposes
    Director, Instructor

Director, Instructor
July,2014 - Present
World without Frontiers
Toronto, ON, Canada

  • On-line teaching of English for Professional Purpose
  • Training on intercultural communication and global leadership (on-line, face-to-face)
  • Organizing exchange programs for ESL students
  • Recruiting international students and teachers

ESL on-line teacher
July,2014- September, 2015
Institute for Global Economy and Information Technology
Moscow, Russian Federation

  • Teaching on-line English for Academic Purposes in the undergraduate Program at the Department of Foreign Languages (an integrated four skills course)
  • Using modern technologies for developing ESL courses for undergraduate students majoring in translation and interpretation (Adobe, WebEx, and Moodle)
  • Developing syllabi and tests for on-line courses
  • Delivering and developing a course on Cultural Studies
  • Design and introduce master classes on Intercultural Communication

Principal, founder
1998-Present
Nongovernmental Institution of Additional Education for children and adults "Linguistic school"
Amursk, Russian Federation

Linguistic school is a nationally accredited Language school offering a wide range of English, German, Chinese and Japanese language courses, depending on the students' age, interest, goals, language level and schedules.

  • Administering the EFL programs and courses.
  • Recruiting and training of instructors of EFL and EAP
  • Administering the EFL and EAP evaluation and assessment standards.
  • Administering student attendance and discipline policies and regulations.
  • Personnel management
  • Planning of educational activities and control of overall school performance in educational, program and other schools’ plans
  • Representing the school at various levels ( local authorities, international educational conferences and exhibitions)
  • Organizing international programs and training for school teaching staff

EFL teacher
1993- 2014
Nongovernmental Institution of Additional Education for children and adults
“Linguistic school|” ,Amursk, Russian Federation

  • Teaching students and adults English using such instruction modalities as systematic plans of lectures, presentations, demonstrations, discussion groups, work in small groups, individual lessons, laboratory work, seminars and independent or group projects.
  • Developing and preparing course schedules for every group of students on monthly basis, using elements of training.
  • Developing curricula; preparing teaching materials and outlines for courses.
  • Preparing, administrating and grading tests and papers to evaluate students' progress. Prepare necessary supplementary teaching materials for the assigned courses.
  • Preparing students for IELTS, TOEFL, KET, PET, and BULLATS.
  • Preparing topics and questions for all written assignments, marking all essays and written assignments.
  • Recording student attendance and enforcing school regulations and policies regarding student attendance.
  • Preparing reports of students’ academic performance and achievements from the assigned course.

Cross Cultural instructor ,Russian Language Instructor
1998- 2002
Peace Corps USA
Vladivostok, Russian Federation

  • Teaching adults Russian as a second language using lectures, presentations, demonstrations, discussion groups, work in small groups, individual lessons, laboratory work, seminars and independent or group projects.
  • Developing and preparing course schedules for every group of students on monthly basis.
  • Developing curricula; preparing teaching materials and outlines for courses.
  • Preparing, administrating and marking tests. Preparing necessary supplementary teaching materials for the assigned courses.
  • Preparing topics and questions for all written assignments, mark all essays and written assignments.
  • Preparing, marking final examinations if required.

EDUCATION

Hansa College Canada
October, 2014- December,2014

  • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
  • TESL Canada professional Certificate

Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University
September, 1988 – July, 1993

  • Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
  • Master of Arts in Education, Linguistics, (English, French)
  • Diploma accredited by WES, Toronto, Canada

George Mason University
October ,1998

  • Fairfax, Virginia, USA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • TESL Canada Professional
  • TOEFL Propell
  • IELTS
  • CLB
  • BULLATS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • TESL Ontario
  • TESOL
  • NATE (National Association of Teachers of English) Russia
  • FEELTA (Far Eastern English Language Teachers Association)

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Dinah Bennett

International Consultant in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
urham, United Kingdom

International Trade and Development

Current

  1. International Consultants for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (ICE),
  2. WISE Development Transforming Women's Lives,
  3. Durham University St Aidans College

Previous

  1. Durham University
  2. Women Into the Network
  3. Durham Business School

Education
Durham University

For more than twenty five years I have enabled people and organisations all over the world to attain enhanced insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship. Through an award-winning combination of consultancy, project design and delivery, grounded in academic research and practical experience, and supported by a team of Associate Consultants, our work has been recognised for having persistently pushed the boundaries of current thinking in entrepreneurship. We have exposed vast opportunities for the improved empowerment and development of economies, communities and society through enterprise, at a global, local, institutional and even a personal level. Most recently we have worked extensively with international banking institutions, policy makers and support organisations, building capacity and providing new techniques and thinking to improve engagement and support for the men and women who are starting up and growing SMEs. My business ICE (International Consultants for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship) is a UK based consultancy that provides award-winning insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship worldwide Our objective is to help financial, academic, commercial and government institutions to get closer to the small business community; to become more enterprising; and to introduce effective enterprise strategies and policy.
Additional Honors & Awards

  • One of the first women to be honoured with the Queen’s Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion in 2005
  • Fellow ( Invited) RSA
  • OBE for Services to Women's Entrepreneurship

Experience

Founder & International Consultant in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
International Consultants for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (ICE)
September 2006 – Present (9 years 4 months) UK & Worldwide

ICE is a UK based consultancy that provides award-winning insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship worldwide.

Our objective is to help financial, academic, commercial and government institutions to get closer to the small business community; to become more enterprising; and to introduce effective enterprise strategies and policy.

Our three services focus on the following core areas:

  • Better Engagement with Small Business
  • Capacity Building in Entrepreneurship
  • Transforming Enterprise Policy

Director and Specialist Consultant in Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
WISE Development Transforming Women's Lives
March 2014 – Present (1 year 10 months) Worldwide

The aim of WISE Development is to transform women's lives. As an accomplished group of specialists we support international agencies, governments and NGOs to achieve progress in gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls.

Since our establishment in 2000, we have brought together people and organizations across the world who have the first rate experience and specialist knowledge to drive forward gender equality. By working in partnership, WISE Development delivers services that make a tangible and sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls.

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Olga Azarova

EDUCATION

  • 1992-1997 Odessa State Economic University
  • 1997-1999 POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
  • 2002-2003 International Educational Program for Economics Teachers «NCEE» - National Council for Economic Education (USA)
  • 2015 The educational program for women leaders from the US Embassy and VITAL VOICES «FORTUNE 500 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN»

EXPERIENCE

ODESSA STATE ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY

  • 1997-2006 - Teacher of "General economic theory"
  • 2000 - to date - the head of the International Program SIFE – STUDENTS IN FREE ENTREPRISE (www.sife.od.ua),
    The head of the International Education Program SAGE – STUDENTS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (www.sage.org.ua)

EDUCATIONAL BUSINESS

  • 2002 - to date Founder of Business-school for children «MINIBOSS» (www.miniboss.com.ua)
  • 2009 - to date Founder of Art-School «LEONARDO» (www.leonardo.od.ua)
  • 2010 - to date Founder of Culinary-School «MINICHEF» (www.minichef.com.ua)
  • 2011 - to date Founder of Science School «EINSTEIN» (www.science.od.ua)
  • 2012 - to date Founder of IBA - International Business Academy (www.facebook.com/IBA.BUSINESS.EDUCATION)
  • 2002 - to date SAGE-UKRAINE National Coordinator, the head of the International Education Program SAGE in Ukraine (www.sage.org.ua)
  • 2007 - to date SAGE-EUROPE Continental Coordinator, the head of the International Education Program SAGE in EUROPE
    (www.facebook.com/SAGEEUROPE.org)
  • 2009 - to date Founder of MUSIC SCHOOL (www.facebook.com/ROCK.SCHOOL.ODESSA)
  • 2010 - to date Founder of Professional TV-School (www.facebook.com/TVSCHOOL.TV)
  • 2010 - to date Founder of Business-School «BIGBOSS» (www.bigboss-school.com)
  • 2014 - to date Founder of School of Psychology for Youth «BRAINGAMES» (www.facebook.com/BRAINGAMES.school)

MEDIA BUSINESS

  • 1999 - to date Co-founder and CEO|President of the Mediaholding «100%», the managing partner. (38 types of media: 3 TV channels, 8-Ukrainian magazines, news, etc.) (www.mediaholding100.com)
  • 2005 - to date CEO of “100% NEWS” TV-CHANNEL (www.100news.tv)
  • 2006 - to date CEO of “PUBLIC TV” TV-CHANNEL (www.onttv.com.ua)
  • 2007 - to date CEO of “PUBLIC TV” TV-CHANNEL (www.renome.tv)
  • 2005 - to date Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Magazine «BOSS» (www.bosspress.com)
  • 2005 - to date Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Business Magazine «100%» (www.gazeta100.com)
  • 2009 - to date Founder of ONLINE TV-CHANNEL (www.televidenie.tv)
  • 2011 - to date Founder of Production Studio «101%» (www.101production.com)
  • 2012 - to date Founder of Magazine «MKIDS» (www.facebook.com/MKIDS)
  • 2014 - to date Founder of Magazine «WOMAN» (www.woman-press.com)
  • 2015 Member of Business internships for CEO of the Media Group TIME Inc.

PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

  • 2007 - to date Founder of NGO «Successful Women Club «WOMEN of UKRAINE» (www.clubwomen.com.ua)
  • 2013 - to date Founder of NGO «Business Women’s Association «EUROWOMAN» (www.eurowoman.com.ua)
  • 2013 - to date Executive director of NGO «Ukrainian Financial-Credit Alliance»
  • 2015 The winner and member of the Women's Leadership Program from US Embassy «FORTUNE 500 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN» as a delegate from the Ukraine.
  • 2015 Founder of VITAL VOICES EUROASIA COUNCIL

LANGUAGES: Ukrainian, Russian, English – fluent

HOBBIES: Sport, tourism, scientific books, marketing, ballet, education.

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Andrie Penta

Background

Andrie Penta studied Marketing and Business Management in London where she also acquired the Advanced Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing London. She was in charge of marketing and communications at EY Cyprus. At the same time she graduated with Distinction from London and was awarded a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing. In 2008 she founded Penta Marketing Art, which provided marketing and public relations solutions for private and public companies. In 2010 she founded the Cyprus Image Institute after obtaining the title of Certified Image Maker (with attendance in London) and joined as an associate member of the Association of Image Consultants International. At 27, Andrie was the youngest nominated Ambassador for Female Entrepreneurship for Europe, serving since then as a business advisor and mentor. In 2013, Andrie was designated as the Goodwill Ambassador of the Hope in Life Foundation and a Cypriot Woman of the Year (2013) finalist. She enjoys regular and extensive publicity in local print, online and television programmes, and have been interviewed for various publications in the US, Denmark, Holland and Greece. Between 2013-2015, Andrie focused on delivering soft skills trainings and business related consulting. As of 2015 Andrie is fully employed by Globaltraining at the University of Nicosia, under the PR/Marketing Manager and Soft Skills Trainer status.

Relevant Training Experience

Soft skills trainings including communication skills, marketing, branding, customer service, professional image, entrepreneurship and business and social etiquette delivered to a number of well known private and public organisations in Cyprus and overseas. Some examples would be: the Cyprus Productivity Centre, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, the University of Nicosia, Eureka, FrouFrou, Scandia, Cyproman, the University of Cyprus, the European University, Accounting and Legal Service providers and the Mediterranean Management Centre. Employability trainings have been undertaken between 2009-2013 on projects ran by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. International assignments include Georgia, the USA and China. Recent overseas assignments include the Middle East.

Relevant Professional Experience

Over 10 years of hands-on marketing, branding, PR and communications experience. Served well known international and local brands, such as DHL, ExpoBank, Ernst&Young, Abacus, Fileminders, Grant Thornton, Stanleybet, Stella Artois, Stolichnaya vodka and Allgeier DMS. Often invited to give public speeches and share good practice.

Education/Qualifications

  • HRDA, Certified Trainer
  • AICI, Certified Image Consultant, London Image Institute, UK
  • CIM, Chartered Marketer, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
  • Msc, Strategic Marketing, University of Hertfordshire– London, UK
  • BA (Hons), Marketing and Management, Middlesex University – London, UK

Training & Consulting Focus

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Sales

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