Government Relations Director
Taras Byk graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) with a Master’s diploma in International Law and Translation. As of today, he is working on the Ph.D. thesis on the EU Law. In addition, he studied International, EU, and Human Rights Law at the Queen Mary College, University of London (UK) and visited numerous programs in many countries of Europe.
Taras was a trainee at the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Lviv, afterward, he worked as a journalist and head of the World news department at the Lvivska Gazeta newspaper. Taras spent 3.5 years in public administration working at the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine, afterward, he was a trainee at the European Commission, working on elaboration and launch of the EU-wide Green Jobs initiative. From 2010 to 2019, Taras has worked for the International Republican Institute in Ukraine – elaborating and implementing programs for national and local authorities, political parties and civil society and leading large-scale opinion polls program. In March 2019, Taras joined Wooden Horse Strategies.