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NBU and Cambridge Judge Business School Launch Unique Training Program to Foster Innovations In Ukraine’s Financial Sector

NBU and Cambridge Judge Business School Launch Unique Training Program to Foster Innovations In Ukraine’s Financial Sector

The National Bank of Ukraine and Cambridge Judge Business School are launching a unique initiative: a training program designed to facilitate innovations in Ukraine’s financial sector. The implementation of such programs for professionals in the financial market is part of the Fintech Development Strategy in Ukraine until 2025.

“Today, Ukraine, and the financial market in particular, is tackling unprecedented challenges. The implementation of such programs creates a unique opportunity for engaging in a dialogue with the best experts from Ukraine and abroad. Despite martial law, we are working to find solutions that will add value to Ukraine’s financial sector in the future,” said NBU Deputy Governor Oleksii Shaban. “We are very grateful to Cambridge Judge Business School for its contribution to such an important mission as the development of the innovative financial sector in Ukraine.”

“The University of Cambridge together with the global academic community stands in solidarity with Ukraine. The university launched within its ecosystem a comprehensive package of support Cambridge University Help for Ukraine. The training program that is being launched in collaboration between the NBU and Cambridge Judge Business School is also part of the initiative, and seeks to develop a strategic vision of the future of the financial sector in partnership and with active participation of the NBU experts and the financial community,” said Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, Professor Mauro Guillén. 

According to Program Manager, Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School Andrei Kirilenko, the implementation of such program reflects the UK’s global strategy for providing partnership assistance to Ukraine. “Ever since the war started, the UK has been supporting Ukraine, in particular by supplying weapons.  As far as the academic area is concerned, knowledge is an equally powerful weapon. Our program is intended to become a modern financial weapon that is required for rebuilding and further intensive development of Ukraine’s financial market and the segment of financial innovations,” said Andrei Kirilenko.

The training is free of charge for the program participants and includes only a donation of each participant to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The program consists of lectures and brainstorming clubs. “It is during such brainstorming sessions that the program participants will be searching for new values and senses for the Ukrainian financial market and Ukrainian people that will later translate into a strategic vision of further development of the financial sector,” said the coordinator of the NBU and Cambridge Judge Business School’s training program Kate Shcheglova.

The program is being carried out with the assistance of permanent partners, in particular MasterCard and Deloitte in Ukraine.

The list of program participants has been composed. The training will start on 25 July 2022. Upon successful completion of the program, the participants will be awarded certificates from Cambridge Judge Business School and will be able to join the global academic community as members of this business school.

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