27 September 2019

Iryna Tykhomyrova was granted CEEMAN’s (International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies) Champion Award for outstanding achievement in institutional management. For 9 years in a row CEEMAN has given its Champions awards to faculty and management of business school for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, responsible management education and institutional management.  This year candidates’ pool consisted of 21 representatives from 15 organizations and 9 countries.

CEEMAN says about its award: “Being appointed President in 2008, Iryna was the first female to lead a business school in Ukraine, facing a difficult situation in the country due to financial and political crisis, and without external backing of state or religious institutions. Under Iryna’s  leadership, the school significantly strengthened its local, regional and international reputation, corporate partnerships (from three corporate clients in 2008 to 33 long-term partners including top industry leaders for whom tailor-made programs are regularly run), top international partners (including Carnegie Mellon, IMD, Harvard, CEIBS as well as several CEEMAN member institutions from Europe, Kazakhstan, South Africa), international accreditations (IQA, AMBA, on the way to AACSB), program portfolio expansion (new non-degree courses, industry-focused MBAs in healthcare, public administration and IT, geographical expansion to regions of Ukraine, distance education, DBA), alumni relations and activities, as well as contribution to social responsibility and state reforms. She is perceived as a respected leader concerned with continuous development and well-being of faculty and staff".

"I am honored to be awarded Championship in the Institutional Management category. My heart has always been with newness and innovations. I have strongly believed that teams and partnerships make great things happen. I am proud today that what I believe in is so highly recognized by this award. For me, it is an award to the School in the first place. Because MIM-Kyiv and its community have always been a highly innovative institution which has been changing my country for the better. The award is also recognition of all CEEMAN’s activities. I am IMTA graduate and many of the ideas were inspired by the IMTA academy program. Moreover, many of MIM-Kyiv’s executives and professors are IMTA graduates as well. It proves that partnerships work. September is also the month when we celebrated MIM-Kyiv’s 30th anniversary. Recognition by the community of high-class pros is of special significance for us.  It proves that innovations, teams and partnerships are what we can count on in our unpredictable world for success," Prof. Tykhomyrova said during the awarding ceremony at the CEEMAN Annual Conference in Wrocław.