About Galyna Yeromenko
Galyna Yeromenko is a lawyer, full-time accredited mediator, and founder of the Ukrainian Mediation Center (UMC) at Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, a leading organization in the promotion and establishment of mediation in Ukraine. UMC was founded in 2018 with the support of the International Financial Corporation – World Bank (IFC-WB) to develop mediation and corporate governance in Ukraine.
Ms. Yeromenko previously worked at the court, and at the Institute of State and Law, under the Academy of Science. She has more than thirty years of experience managing educational institutions, such as Vice-President of the International Management Institute (George Soros Foundation) and founder of the Human Resource Management Center. This background informs her professional focus on the persistent growth of mediation in Ukraine and in other post-soviet countries.
She has conducted mediation training in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine, upon request, from organizations, such as IFC-WB, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Eurochamber (EU), SEQUA (Germany), and GIZ (Germany), among others.
Ms. Yeromenko provides consulting services regarding the creation and management of sustainable mediation practices. She frequently organizes workshops for all Ukrainian mediators to train, support, and encourage their success.
She led the Commission on Mediation, ICC Ukraine and was Advisor to the President of ICC Ukraine (2012). She also served as the first President of the National Association of Ukrainian Mediators (2014) and was involved in drafting the Law on Mediation (2015-2016).
Ms. Yeromenko is currently working to expand the field of mediation in Ukraine, so that it applies to additional fields, such as healthcare, organizational culture, online dispute resolution, direct sales, and revenue and debt issues.
Ms. Yeromenko’s litigation experience is primarily in civil law, including:
- Commercial contracts
- Property and property development
- Entrepreneurial activity
- Civil liability
Ms. Yeromenko has been a mediator since 2008. Her clients include international organizations, such as USAID, and others. Her diverse mediation experience encompasses:
- Family business
- Corporate governance
- Consumer business
- Family disputes
- Pre-contractual mediation