Iryna is a qualified Engineer with 15 years of experience, including seven years of managing construction and engineering projects, and more recently, in contractual claims preparation and defence as well as dispute work (expert work and alternative dispute resolution). Iryna is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and acts as an arbitrator in construction disputes.
Prior to joining HKA, Iryna has held project management positions with consultancies in the United Arab Emirates, where she managed the commercial, financial and technical delivery aspects of numerous design and construction projects. Presently, Iryna specialises in contracts & quantum, assisting clients in any facet of contractual disputes in the infrastructure, construction, oil & gas, and energy sectors.
Iryna’s experience includes many prestigious projects throughout the Middle East and beyond (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, KSA, Kuwait, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Tanzania, UAE & UK), including leisure and entertainment, residential, hospitality, mixed-use developments, power stations, NGL recovery plants, housing developments, manufacturing facilities, airports, hotels, amusement parks, convention centres, office towers, and man-made islands.
Iryna is the Chair of the UAE Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also teaches International Arbitration for the Institute. She is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I, a Regional Representative for MENA with Russian Arbitration Association (RAA40), a Member of the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering, American University in Dubai, and a Member of the Advisory Board, Faculty of Business & Law, British University in Dubai.
Iryna is a Registered RICS Expert Witness, and provides training in Cost Planning, Project controls, Procurement, Claims and Disputes, and Contract Administration. She is also a frequent speaker at various events and conferences in the ADR field.
Iryna is fluent in English and Russian and has elementary knowledge of French.