"Before starting the Advanced Master program at C-MAT, I was working as a Technical Supervision engineer at Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, in domain of sea channels` and harbours` capital construction and technical operation. I was specialized in technical management at construction of port structures, hydro technical structures of sea ports; technical and ecology monitoring of dredging, informational and organizing support of USPA`s branches, tender biddings.
Participating at various international congresses, business meetings, panel discussions in Ukraine and in EU, I came to conclusion that implementation of leading European practices in our country will complement to development of efficient mechanisms of interaction between governmental institutions, not only with regard to maritime sector, but to Ukrainian economy in a whole. Thus, I was glad to get an opportunity to attend the course of Maritime Transport Management at University of Antwerp.
During my study at C-MAT, I obtained new logistic managerial and economic skills, understanding of European and international business environments, the legal and regulatory frameworks within which transport firms operate, risk and strategic management and gained knowledge of transport economics and policy at managerial level, global supply chain management. The main focus of C-MAT was put on theory, but the practical aspect is also given attention through numerous interesting guest lectures. Education was conducted with various visits to ports of Belgium and Netherlands, participation in discussions at Antwerp Port Authority, PSA Office etc., which contributed greatly to the overall educational process.
Moreover, C-MAT was a great international experience where intense studies and leisure activities were perfectly compatible with each other. While broadening my knowledge of the maritime industry I had the opportunity to travel all over Europe and had got international experience and new connections in the maritime industry.
Now continuing my work at Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, with regard to Ukrainian integration into Western European space, I want also to mention that our company is widely using in technical practice modern managerial methods and standards of leading European countries. That’s why, my experience and Second Master`s degree gave me a possibility to learn how to increase profitability of Ukrainian sea ports on the basis of economic industrial experience of the leading European ports, such as Port of Antwerp."
Senior Engineer of Underwater Hydraulic Structures Service
Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine - State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority”