Yuliya Kocherhan is a business development leader and research associate at Kyiv School of Economics, a world-class academic research institution. She is also engaged in the launch of the Blue Ocean Strategy Eastern Europe and the Central Asia Regional Institute. In the past she has advised for the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine as a specialist, as well as spent two years leading international projects at the Ukrainian Reform Support Foundation, a free market think tank. She was also Vice-President for Corporate relations in AIESEC in Kyiv. Yuliya continues to actively participate in the Free-market Community, attending different educational conferences and executive development seminars throughout Central, Eastern Europe and overseas.