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UCU Board of Directors

Orest Sklierenko


Orest Sklierenko is a successful and experienced sales and marketing professional who has worked at global leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Orest is well respected for his leadership capability, strategic planning expertise and passion for delivering results. Orest's successes in industry include leading the launches of a novel, highly specialized therapy for an ultra-orphan blood disorder, and a blockbuster drug for advanced cancer patients. Orest co-founded and launched Men's Health Solutions, a company focused on the optimization of patient outcomes in male-specific diseases, which evolved to become Canada's largest network of male health clinics.

Orest has also worked as a healthcare consultant, helping clients evaluate and re-focus their strategic plans and programs. His past clients include multi-national pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, professional associations, healthcare start-ups, specialty and community pharmacies, and medical partnerships as well as individual healthcare practitioners. He is currently a member of the Oncology team at Sanofi Genzyme Canada, helping bring new cancer therapies to Canadian patients.

Orest has dedicated a significant amount of his time volunteering for community organizations. His volunteerism has included advocacy, oversight, and fundraising support in the areas of education, arts, heritage, community building and humanitarian causes.

Orest is a member of the board of directors at the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (2016-present) where he has played central roles on the governance and communications committees, as well as the launch of several novel initiatives including the MITACS and REACH programs, and the inaugural TRYZUB Awards Gala.

Orest is the incoming president of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (June 2020) and looks forward to leading this important institution as it sets its course for future generations of continued success.

Orest’s ability to align a diverse set of stakeholders around a common cause and come to a mutually agreeable solution has been demonstrated on several education and arts-related issues over the past decade.