Senior Advisor. Oleksiy joined CFC team in November of 2003. He specializes in special issues, crisis communications and reputation management.
Oleksiy is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School (USA), where he obtained his M.A. degree in International Security and Civil-Military Relations. He also holds M.A. and B.A. in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Ukraine).
Prior to joining CFC Consulting Oleksiy Syvak served as a Senior Consultant at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He also has an experience of working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Specialist of the Department of European International Organizations.
Oleksiy is the author of the world's first doctor's dissertation on the foreign policy of Ukraine. Oleksiy obtained his PhD degree in Political Science after he defended his dissertation under the name "Formation and realization of the foreign policy of Ukraine, 1990-1999".
His strong background in foreign policy, international relations, national security and defense issues as well as working experience in competitive business environment equips Oleksiy with strong analytical and strategic planning skills, excellent interpersonal communications skills, strong organizational and time management skills, ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks.