Executive Director, The Aspen Institute Kyiv
Yulia TYCHKIVSKA is an Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, a non-partisan and non-ideological body that promotes dialogue and understanding between Ukrainian leaders on key issues and contributes substantively to the promotion of value-based leadership and formulation of public policies. She is a Co-Founder of Bendukidze Free Market Centre, a Ukrainian think tank created to promote liberty, limited open government, and free market. It analyses and develops new policy options, educational programs and directs engagement with decision makers in the government, business, and civil society. For four years Yuliya served as a Vice President at Kyiv School of Economics, a world-class academic institution, consultancy and think tank. She is a civic activist in Ukraine and founder of the Open University of Maidan. Ms. Tychkivska also worked as a Head of the advisory group for Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade. Prior to joining Kyiv School of Economics, she worked as a Business Development Manager at Inspira Strategy Institute. During 2008 - 2009, Ms. Tychkivska performed duties of Vice-President for Corporate Relations in AIESEC in Kyiv. In a search for new knowledge, she participated in different educational conferences and executive development seminars in Central and Eastern Europe. Yuliya graduated from the Ukrainian National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a Master’s degree in economics. She participated in short-term Think Tank MBA program, provided by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and is a graduate of Atlas Leadership Academy. In 2017, Ms. Tychkivska was elected as a Curator of The Global Shapers Kyiv Hub. In 2018, she was selected by Forbes as a top 30 under 30 in Europe in Law and Policy field for her role in building of civil society in Ukraine. In 2017, Ms. Tychkivska entered a list of Top 100 successful Women of Ukraine. In late 2016, she was a winner of Top 30 under 30 award by Ukrainian leading media outlet Kyiv Post. Her hobbies are photographing, volunteering and snowboarding. She loves travelling and enjoys reading. She is a happy mother of a 1-year old Marko.