Update on current state of Ukrainian infrastructure: cooperation with the EU

Since the last article on Ukrainian infrastructure, many things have changed. russia continued shelling critical infrastructure, damaging nearly 40% of essential facilities before winter. Ukraine has to halt energy transmission to Europe, depriving neighboring countries such as Moldova and Romania of sufficient energy supplies. How do European countries help, and what steps do they plan […]

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Why is asset management like philosophy – perspective of Mike Beck

During my work at meliorate, one of the harshest challenges for me was understanding the organizational system. I tried to research it to understand the consulting firm structure and positions’ meanings. Although I comprehended it theoretically, some concepts were challenging for me to realize practically. Partner’s role in consulting organizations is one of them. Mike […]

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What happened in Ukraine on the 10-12th of October? Challenges for energy exports

All of us are extremely lucky to live in a peaceful country, which makes us resistant to our people’s problems. This week was full of threats for Ukraine and Ukrainians. russians shelled most cities, including the region I come from, which was considered the most peaceful in Ukraine. They damaged essential infrastructure – what were […]

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Asset management in personal life: How work in asset management changes behavior?

October is the month of my half-year work anniversary in meliorate. These six months of my life were full of compelling people, unique opportunities, and business knowledge. That also means I was exposed to asset management and consulting businesses for half a year. Recently, I started noticing that I used my new knowledge even in […]

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Importance of EU-UA collaboration on infrastructure during the war

As a Ukrainian, I know that many foreigners believe that Ukraine capitalizes on war by collecting money from humanitarian help, loans, and irreversible financing. However, our readers know that Ukrainian infrastructure companies integrate into the EU by building strong connections with European Union. In this article, I will provide several examples of how Ukraine cooperates […]

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Resources for learning Asset Management: from beginners to advanced

Entering the asset management business was a struggle for me, obviously. As a journalist who wrote mainly on social and publishing topics, economic and business areas rarely concerned me. However, as I applied to meliorate, I knew I would learn a lot in the short term. Of course, my colleagues helped me through the basics […]

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The girl with South American heart: Anna Haddick about her life path and why work-life balance is outdated

Anna Haddick was my mentor since I began at meliorate. She guided me into the company’s performance and brainstormed ideas for the blog with me. Actually, Anna deserves the credentials for the interview format no less than I do. So I believe it was a crime not to interview her, but Anna left for three […]

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People-oriented leadership during crisis: Insights from Olexandr Kamishyn, CEO of Ukrainian railway company

So, I continue a week of lessons from the Ukrainian war. Once Oliver and I talked about how effective the Ukrainian government is in infrastructure management during such a terrible period. You could see it from the previous post about Ukrenergo. However, Oliver also emphasized exceptional leadership and Kamishyn Olexandr as the most vivid example. […]

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Fight for electricity: How does Ukraine operate energy infrastructure during the war?

UkrEnergo is a governmental operator of energy and its infrastructure in Ukraine. Russian invasion significantly damaged operational infrastructure and core energy stations interrupting adequate energy transmission to citizens and military objects. Despite all the challenges russia poses to UkrEnergo, they not only maintain energy operations but improve the country’s current state of energy infrastructure. I […]

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Foundation of communication in meliorate – Pyramid Principle

The first weeks at a new workplace are always triggering and anxious period. When I started working in meliorate, I had no single idea what corporate governance was, the unspoken rules, values of the company. So, Oliver Förster, co-founder of meliorate, and Anna Haddick, senior consultant, and I had a conversation in which they presented […]

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