When Vitaliy Dubil arrived in Texas in August 2010 to participate in the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, he hoped to gain knowledge about good corporate governance that he could take back with him to Ukraine.
“Corporate governance is in high demand in Ukraine,” says Dubil. “Better governance practice can help Ukrainian enterprises get access to international capital and know-how.”
In Texas, Dubil’s coursework in business administration at the University of Texas at Arlington helped sharpen his interest in the subject.
“My academic program at the University of Texas at Arlington gave me not only substantial knowledge and skills in many subjects, but also understanding of my future professional priorities,” says Dubil. “Especially, I would like to mention Dr. Abdul Rasheed and his Strategic Management course that crystallized my interest in management consulting.”
Dubil’s academic experience guided him as he applied for internships, a key component of the Muskie experience. He served his summer internship in the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, where he acquired practical experience with corporate governance by helping to implement projects throughout the world.
“During my internship I was working in the team that has been involved in projects in almost each corner of the Globe - North Africa and Latin America, Asia and Pacific Ocean region, Eurasia and Sub-Saharan Africa,” says Dubil. “I studied corporate governance practice in many countries. This experience allowed me to look at the governance issues from different perspectives.”
Now that he has returned home, Dubil hopes that these experiences and his new perspective will help him make a positive difference.
“I believe that the knowledge that I gained in IFC will help me make my contribution to the development of good corporate governance in Ukrainian business.”