In 1998 – 2002 studied international (economic) relations at the Dnipro National University, Ukraine (Master of International Economic Relations). Enrolled in the master program “European Studies” at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in 2002 – 2005 (Master of European Studies). From 2005 till 2008 held positions from a leading economist to a COO at the BrokBusinessCentre ltd, Ukraine. From 2009 to 2011 worked as a project coordinator at the Ukraine Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine. From 2011 till 2014 enrolled as a researcher in the graduate program “Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships” (founded by the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and the German Graduate School of Management and Law, Heilbronn). Completion of the PhD thesis (Dr. rer. pol.). Afterwards, worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Neu-Ulm university of applied sciences in 2014-2016. Since December 2016 he is a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.