We are deeply saddened that Mike Josypenko, our much-loved Director of Special Projects, has passed away.
Mike has been with the Institute of Export & International Trade since 2014 though he has been associated with international trade for a great deal longer, touching many peoples’ lives and helping many would-be exporters.
His easy-to-understand and 'can do' attitude brought him friends and admirers from around the globe and, most importantly, his knowledge of world trade was second to none. His contribution to the Institute and to global trade will be remembered for a long time, and he will also be remembered fondly as a wonderful friend and colleague.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Mike was not only industrious for the Institute on a National level but very much so within the Grass Roots. An ardent supporter of the Coventry & South Midlands SIG, Mike was a valued Committee member who worked tirelessly in helping keep our branch active and relevant. His generous nature meant that he was always willing to speak to all members and contribute wherever he could in putting forward the IOE&IT. My condolences to his family and we are all a lot poorer without him.
A true gentleman with great knowledge of international trade. I had the pleasure of Mike's tutoring while studying for the ACIT. I also met with him on a number of occasions at various events. He will be sorely missed by both friends, colleagues and students.