Irina Mirochnik, president of IMMER Group, a member of the Board of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA), a member of the EAFA/FPE Sustainability Committee and an official representative of the UN SAVE FOOD Initiative in Ukraine, is taking the 25th place in the rating of the 100 Most Influential Women of Ukraine from the Focus Magazine.
The experts assessed the participants on five criteria: the ability to influence the adoption of government decisions, the impact on public opinion, business influence, reputation and family ties. Each expert could offer the names that were not in the preliminary editorial list, evaluating them according with the same scheme. The distribution of rating positions was based on the results of an expert poll and on the opinion of the editorial board.
This year, the editorial staff of the Focus Magazine noted some important trends: the average age of participants remains almost unchanged, but the level of education is growing. This shows the readiness of female leaders for changes and the ability to toss a challenge to political and economic problems. However, the competition for the right to hold a niche in the temple of influence among Ukrainian women is incredibly tough.
The Focus Magazine has been presenting the rating of the 100 Most Influential Women of Ukraine for 12 years already. As in the previous years, its participants were evaluated by male experts, who take an active part in the political, economic and cultural life of the society. Everyone had to identify the names of the 100 most influential women in politics, business, science, show business, sports and media.
Irina Mirochnik is the president of the international group of companies IMMER Group – a global producer of flexible packaging materials, films and labels. She has been chairperson of the Board of IMMER Ukrplastic since 2013 (Head of the Supervisory Board since 1998).
Under her leadership, the company has expanded its operations to the European market through the opening of an additional flexible packaging factory IMMER Digital in Latvia, entered the top 15 largest European manufacturers of the industry, operated according to international standards, and provided jobs to over 1300 employees.
Irina has 25 years of professional experience in the implementation of innovative models of business development for the production of high-tech modern packaging materials. She is the founder and president of the Ukrainian Association of Flexible Packaging, and a board member of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA). She has been an official representative of the UN Save Food Initiative in Ukraine since 2015.
Irina has a Doctor of Philosophy in Law, is an Honored Worker of Industry of Ukraine, has been included in the Top 100 of the most influential Ukrainian women according to Focus magazine. Irina is actively engaged in scientific, educational and charitable activities. She is the author of several books and dozens of her articles have been published in scientific journals and collections of scientific articles.