Success stories

“Our processes are now 90 per cent more efficient”

For more than two decades, Ranok has provided the Ukrainian market with books and stationery. Business is good and processing all the orders quickly and efficiently is one of the firm’s biggest challenges. As head of logistics, this is Jurij Bugaj’s responsibility. In the course of the MP, he optimised the warehouse technology in his firm and increased his focus on employee motivation. Continue reading

Ice-cold innovations

Everyone in Ukraine knows and loves Rud. Their frozen dairy and sorbet treats like the “Impreza” and “Eskimos” have cooled the taste buds of the young and old alike for years. Svitlana Lysak heads up the firm’s laboratory and is responsible for quality control. Continue reading

MP Graduate Supports Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

The ambitious financial expert, Valeriy Mayboroda, attended the Manager Training Programme (MP) 16 years ago. At that time, he was 25 years old and working for the Ukrainian National Bank. He was just starting his professional career, but he had a clear mission: He wanted to study the work done by development banks and then use the knowledge to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine. Continue reading

Employee Satisfaction: The Key to Success

Andrew Fialkovsky is managing director of a Ukrainian engineering firm specialised in the area of aircraft and airport construction. The severe economic crisis that recently hit his country has also affected his business. Due to limited economic relations with Russia, the medium-sized enterprise lost important customers. Continue reading

Familienunternehmen professionalisiert

Viktoria Lubenez betreibt mit vier weiteren Familienmitgliedern die Firma L-Decor. Das Kiewer Bauunternehmen unterstützt Bauherren, Architekten und Privatleute bei Neu- oder Umbauten von Immobilien in der Ukraine. L-Decor kümmert sich von der Installation der Sanitäranlagen bis zur dekorativen Wandgestaltung um so manches, was nach dem Rohbau ansteht. Continue reading

Modernisation of Agriculture, MP style

The Vinnytsia Agroproyektbud farm in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine mainly grows maize, winter wheat, winter rapeseed, soy and sunflowers. In 2016, the firm sent its top-level executive to the Manager Training Programme in Germany. Vasyl Matienko was looking for technologies to modernise production. Continue reading

University Hospital Defies the Crisis

Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine and the country’s leading hub for science and education. Home to more than 40 higher education institutions, the city also has a university hospital with over 400 employees. These include Fatima Abdueva, a 36-year-old cardiologist. In 2015, Fatima participated in the MP to learn more about work practices at medical facilities in Germany and network with German hospitals. Continue reading

New and Old Business

Up to now, “Truck Motors” in the Ukrainian city of Sumy has only repaired motor vehicles and dealt in spare parts. Now, this is going to change: Yevgen Kabanets, owner and managing director, intends to take on the sales and distribution of agricultural machinery of the companies Agravis and Fricke in Ukraine. And the old business is also to be polished up. Continue reading

Zur Innovation inspiriert

Das Warenlager von Natalja Tomaschko lässt Kinderherzen rund um den Globus höher schlagen. Die Regale sind prall gefüllt mit Experimentierkästen, Zauberkästen, Brettspielen, Bastelsachen und vielen anderen Spiel- und Lernartikeln. Continue reading

Medizin nach deutschem Vorbild

Anna Nowikowa ist Ärztin mit Leib und Seele. Seit 15 Jahren arbeitet sie in Charkiw, der zweitgrößten Stadt der Ukraine. Die Spezialistin für Ultraschalldiagnostik setzt sich für den Dialog mit Fachkollegen in Deutschland ein und engagiert sich beim ukrainisch-deutschen Ärztebund Udamed. Continue reading