Iryna Tykhomyrova

President of the International Management Institute in Kyiv.


Recipient of the Thinkers50 2023 Founders’ Award.


MIM-Kyiv was awarded Best Business School Partnership 2022 in association with Wharton Research Data Services.


Studied in three countries: the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the Central European University (Hungary), and the International Management Teachers Academy (Slovenia).


Mastering managerial competencies, says Iryna, is the ultimate source of success in periods of uncertainty. Through the International Management Institute, she has created a platform for dialogue between business leaders and society, using an extensive network of faculty, staff, alumni, leading executives and corporate partners. Stakeholders play a key role in enhancing understanding, providing various solutions, offering insights and sharing foresights about fundamental business forces that impact the global economy. In 2022, MIM-Kyiv launched Reinforce UA: MIM Global Knowledge Hub, to equip business communities ready to take responsibility for the reconstruction of Ukraine with the best intellectual resources from world-renowned thinkers.


Iryna is Dean of Ukraine’s first business school, the International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv). She is the Head of the Management and Economics Department and supervisor of consulting projects for international and Ukrainian companies and a specialist in evaluating business education needs for Central and Eastern Europe at the European Training Foundation. Iryna is a member of the academic-methodological commission on management at the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science. In 2022, MIM-Kyiv received the Best Business School Partnership Award in association with Wharton Research Data Services at the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) Excellence Awards, with BookChef Publishing House.


Ukraine: A War between the Past and the Future’ (interview in, October 2022); ReinforceUA: MIM Global Knowledge Hub ( blog, June 2022);  ‘A creative vision for Ukraine’ (with Timothy Mescon, AACSB, May 2022); ‘The importance of internationalisation’ (interview with Business Graduates Association, September 2021) .


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“Harnessing the power of positive management thinking in a time of war.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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