ABOUT THE FOUNDER
“Life is not what one lived, but what one has done
It’s important to have a sense of duty,
commitment — and ultimately give back.”
Academic, businessman, philanthropist
Born 1963 in Kyiv, Bogdan Gubsky grew up in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv and Poland, and graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv in 1985 majoring in Cybernetics.
He subsequently worked at the same University (1985-1996),
and in the course of his tenure, also interned
at the Danish Technical University (1991-1992).
Gubsky won the National Prize of Ukraine for the Best Study in Cybernetics (1987) and earned his first Doctorate in Mathematics in 1989, specializing in computer science and information technology. In 1998, he earned a second Doctorate in Economics and has since authored and contributed to over 100 scientific studies and 10 monographs on economics and information technology.
A few of his seminal monographs which address investment, globalization, and Ukraine’s economic potential as a fledgling democratic nation include: Investment processes in the conditions of globalization: methodology of system researches and optimization (1998), Economic security of Ukraine (2001), “Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine (2003), Competitiveness of Ukraine (2004).
To this day, Bogdan Gubsky remains closely involved in education. He was a Member of the Board of Taras Shevchenko National University (2003-2008), and the Kyiv National University of Economics (1998-2010) where he is a Professor in the International Management Faculty. Gubsky’s contribution to Ukrainian academia has been nationally recognized; and in 2000, he was awarded with the V. Vynnychenko Prize of the Cultural Fund of Ukraine and the State National Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, in 2002.
Bogdan Gubsky has also been very actively involved in politics and was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine four times (1998–2012). He has held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Finance and Banking Committee and taken on a prominent role in parliamentary groups that ensured the development of international cooperation. In particular, he chaired the U.S. Caucus of the Parliament of Ukraine (1998-2002). In 2000, together with the United States Embassy in Ukraine, he organized the first teleconference between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the United States Congress.
Upon retiring from his political career in 2012, he decided to focus on academic, business and charitable activities. Bogdan Gubsky firmly believes that those who are more fortunate are obliged to help the underprivileged.