Andre Sochaniwsky, CDir, 2nd Vice-Chair

Mr. Andre Sochaniwsky has been a member of Ukrainian Credit Union Limited for three decades. He was first elected to the UCU Board in 2009 and served as Chair of the Board from Apr 20013 to Apr 2018, reaching the prescribed term limit for the position. He has also served as the Chair of the Executive and Pension Committee, Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Donations, Sponsorship, Scholarships, Marketing and Member Service Committee and as member of the Information Technology Governance Committee. He brings with him two decades of business technology management experience, including a significant system delivery and governance capability. He also has a successful operational leadership track record as a commissioned officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Currently, Mr. Sochaniwsky holds the position of Director, Finance and Supply Fulfillment Systems Delivery at a leading Canadian telecommunications company. He is responsible for the successful planning and delivery of the company’s multi-million-dollar finance and logistics IT program, which includes acquisition system integration.

For ten years, prior to his current employment, Mr. Sochaniwsky was a management consultant, specializing in business process re-engineering and systems integration (ERP) for large manufacturing companies. While in that position, he had the opportunity to work with numerous Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, contributing to the success of their system implementations.

Andre also served as an Air Combat Systems Officer in the RCAF for 13 years. He commanded a maritime patrol air crew tasked with the detection and tracking of nuclear submarines and accumulated 2200 hours of flight time. He was awarded with three military medals for service to Canada, including one for air patrol operations over the Adriatic Sea during the Yugoslavian conflict.

In addition to his board work at the UCU Limited, he is the President of the Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada and serves on the Remembrance Committee of the Toronto Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC). He is also Member of the Advisory Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – National.

Mr. Sochaniwsky received his Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and his Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He holds the PMP (Project Management Professional) designation from the Project Management Institute. He also holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a collaboration agreement between DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).

 

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