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Roman Oryschuk

Managing Director and Founder, Global Change Leaders

Roman Oryschuk, Managing Director and founder of Global Change Leaders, is a proven growth-driven business leader with strong strategic skills and a passion for customer service, operating excellence and engaging employees to deliver world-class performance.

Roman was a Vice-President of General Electric Company and the President & CEO of GE Capital Solutions Europe, a business operating in fifteen countries with some 5,000 employees and assets of approximately $25 Billion. Roman joined GE in 1993 when it acquired National Bank Leasing Canada where Roman had served as President & CEO since 1988. Roman led a reverse integration of the GE Capital Canada Commercial Equipment Financing business into his organization. During the ensuing years, Roman and his team significantly grew the business, dramatically improving revenues, operating costs and ROE. Roman previously worked at the Royal Bank of Canada in a variety of managerial positions providing him with experience in acquisitions and major change projects.

During his career at GE, Roman was involved with several acquisitions through the strategic review, due diligence, board approval, negotiation and integration phases. An excellent strategist, he has also developed strong skills to manage and integrate businesses in a multi-country and multi-cultural environment.

Since retiring from GE in 2010 Roman has joined HEC Montreal as an adjunct professor and also acts as an advisor to companies.

Roman studied at McGill University where he obtained his B.Com in Marketing and International Business with Great Distinction in 1976 and completed his MBA in Finance and Accounting on the Academic Achievement List in 1983. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Roman has attended numerous GE training programs including Business Management Course; Executive Development Course; Leadership, Innovation and Growth; Executive Leadership Development Symposium; Change Acceleration Program; Inclusive Leaders Workshop and Global Inclusiveness Leadership Summit. He also obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Roman was recognized with a GE Chairman's Leadership Award for his innovative work in applying Lean to services and a GE Commercial Finance Leadership Award.

Roman is a Canadian and UK national and currently shares his time between Montreal, Canada and London, England. He is fluent in English and French and also has basic skills in Ukrainian, Russian and German.

He is available for assignments in any geographic location.

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