Education M. A., International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University Business School, 2010 (expected)

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Oleksandr Pertsovskyi, CV 2

Oleksandr Pertsovskyi, 1 (781) 888 5907


M.A., International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University Business School, 2010 (expected) Fulbright Scholar. Dean’s Prize Merit-based Fellowship. GPA 3.8

Core courses: Global Economic Environment (A+), International Real Estate Markets (A), International Trade Policy (in progress), Applied International Macroeconomics (in progress)

B.Sc. (summa cum laude), Finance, National University of Kiev, 2008

Award for the Best Bachelor Thesis in Finance

Ukraine - 21st Century Scholarship. Head of the Student Scientific Seminar. GPA 4.0

Selected Activities

10.2007–11.2007: The House of Commons, Parliamentary Intern, Ottawa, Canada

Data analysis and report preparation for the Standing Committee on Finance

12.2006: Open World Leadership Program, Delegate, Washington, DC, USA

10.2006: McKinsey & Co. EuroAcademy, Ukraine’s Delegate, Athens, Greece

11.2005–12.2005: Cooper Gay & Co. Lloyd’s Brokers, Intern, London, UK

Rotation program across marine and non-marine global reinsurance divisions

Recent Employment

01.2008-08.2008: Zarya Partners AB (Sweden), Associate / Representative to Ukraine

Provides international consulting and business development services

  • Conducted market analysis with focus on country and currency risks and presented results to the clients’ management teams

  • Developed market entry strategies for Scandinavian companies in Eastern European and Central Asian countries; researched local legislation, political environment and capital markets

  • Supervised field visits and partner matching activities in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

02.2006–12.2007: Young Entrepreneurs Council of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman

Government-funded assistance project supporting business startups

          • Managed Micro-Crediting in Ukraine, joint project with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which provided financial consulting services to more than 200 small enterprises

          • Coordinated I Can! project (about 90 female entrepreneurs involved)

11.2004–02.2006: Youth & Entrepreneurship, News Analyst, Editor, Editor-in-Chief

National magazine and publishing house targeted at young entrepreneurs

          • Collected and systematized data for business-catalogues

          • Interviewed entrepreneurs, government officials, and academicians

          • Prepared articles and reports, edited the magazine, managed the team

Books Co-Authored

  • Kybalnik, Y., and Pertsovskyi, O. (2006). Financial Tools for Start-Ups (Handbook for Entrepreneurs). Kiev: UkrProfPress.

  • Mihalska, A., Pertsovskyi, K., and Pertsovskyi, O. (2005). Micro-crediting in Ukraine: Macro-Effects of Micro-credits (Handbook for Entrepreneurs). Kiev: Kramar.

Other Selected Publications

  • Pertsovskyi, O. (2008, September 29). Business Education in the USA. The Business, 39(818), pp. 57-60.

  • Pertsovskyi, O. (2008). Small Business Financing as a Problem of Economic Stability. Proceed. of the V Annual Conference, Academy of Foreign Trade, Kiev, 48-50.

  • Pertsovskyi, O. (2007). Beyond the Politics. CUPP Newsletter, Toronto: Basilian Press, p. 9.

  • Pertsovskyi, K., and Pertsovskyi, O. (2006). The Struggle for New Government Purchases Law. Economic News, 63 (368), p. 6.

  • Pertsovskyi, O. (2005). Euro-integration vs. Strategic Partnership with Russia: Ukraine in Search of Compromise. In: V. Sidorenko, ed., XII International Conference of Young Scientists Lomonosov-2005, 9-15 April 2005. Moscow: MSU, 23-24. ISBN 5-211-03964-5

Presentations Delivered and Conferences Attended

  • “Nations in Crisis: The View from Home” Forum, Panelist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (scheduled for April 4, 2009)

  • “Small Business Debt Financing and Current Financial Crisis”, Presentation, National Fulbright Seminar, Chicago, IL (scheduled for March 7th, 2009)

  • “Access of Small and Medium Enterprises to Financial Markets”, Presentation, International Micro-crediting Forum, Kiev (Nov 2006)

  • EU enlargement - Opportunities and Threats for Small and Medium Enterprises”, Presentation at the Opening Ceremony of Bucharest Summer University, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania (Aug 2006)

  • Inaugural Symposium, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership, Waltham, MA, USA (Oct 2008); HREYN Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Feb 2008); Cato Institute Summer School, Alushta, Ukraine (Aug 2007); Visby Programme Summer University, Lund, Sweden (Jul 2007); Seminar on Sustainable Economic Growth, Erzurum, Turkey (Feb 2007); Visegrad Summer School-2006, Krakow, Poland (Jul 2006); Taglit Program, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Jul 2005)

Selected Honors

  • Winner, National Bachelor Student Finance Competition (2008)

  • Diploma for Contribution to Youth Movement & Human Rights Defense in Ukraine, Ukrainian Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports Affairs (2006)

  • Winner of All-Ukrainian Student’s Essay Competition “If I were President of Ukraine” (2006)

  • Winner of the International Economics Competition, State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow (2004); Winner of the All-Ukrainian Young Economists’ Competition (2004, 2003); Winner of the National Economic and Math Competition Young Economist2004

  • Certificate of Recognition by Association Internationale des Etudiants Sciences Economiques et Commerciales – AIESEC (2005) 

  • Certificate of Completion the Freedom University, Foundation for Economic Education (2005)

Additional Information

    • Languages: fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Spanish

    • Techical skills: STATA 9.0, Mathematica 5.0, MS Office (advanced user of MS Excel)

  • Activities: Member of the UNITED Against Racism network, The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; in 2006-2007 represented Ukraine to the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs YES for Europe

    • Hobbies: scuba-diving (PADI certificate), downhill skiing, ballroom dances; intellectual competition Brain-ring (Top-10 in the Ukrainian Student Championship), auto-quests

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