Myron Vasylyk is an internationally renowned business leader, public relations manager and strategic communications advisor with more than 30 years of experience advising international energy, agricultural, FMCG, financial and industrial companies in Eastern Europe, including Russia. , Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Moldova and other countries. He advises his clients on reputation risk management, public relations and government, investor relations and crisis management. His experience includes running entrepreneurial startups, as well as participating in large-scale international public relations projects with multimillion-dollar budgets and about 150 employees.
He received a bachelor’s degree in international marketing from Kent State University in 1984, studied international public policy at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, and corporate governance practice within the INSEAD program for corporate governance in Ukraine.
In 2014-2019, as CEO of PBN Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Myron led the world’s fifth largest public relations firm in the CIS, ensuring its global values and international standards. During his tenure as CEO, the company increased its annual profits to double digits. In addition, Myron was an active member of the US-Ukraine, US-Russia, and US-Kazakhstan Business Boards, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. He is also an independent member of the board of directors of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Until recently, he served as director of public relations for the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, established by Kyiv’s mayor in 2016 to commemorate the tragic events of 1941-43. His responsibilities included providing international support for the NGO’s museum and memorial center, which is due to open in 2025.