Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


Ukrainian Audit and Consulting Company, 
Member of Baker Tilly International

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Wash, D.C., Wed, May 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Baker Tilly Ukraine, an independent Ukrainian audit and consulting company operating in Ukraine since 1999 with offices in Kyiv and Odessa, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the USUBC executive committee, in an announcement on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations. 

Baker Tilly Ukraine is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a network of independent accountancy and professional services firms, all conforming to the exacting standards of Baker Tilly International, all of whom are committed to providing the best possible service to their clients, in their own marketplaces, and around the world.
The particulars of Baker Tilly International, including their operations in the USA, are: established in 1987; 2008 revenues - US$2.95bn; 2008 worldwide ranking – 8th; operates in 110 Countries; 145 member firms; 509 offices; over 25,000 personnel.

USUBC has been working closely with Alexander Pochkun, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Ukraine. USUBC President Morgan Williams met with him recently in London at the Ukrainian Investment Summit.  Ludmyla Dudnyk, USUBC program director in Ukraine and President Williams met with Alexander recently in Kyiv.  Alexander attended the April luncheon USUBC sponsored in Kyiv with U.S. Ambassador William Taylor.  Alexander has been most supportive of USUBC and its work. 

USUBC also work with Irina Zinchenko who is director of marketing for Baker Tilly Ukraine.  An American we have known for some time who has been working in Ukraine, Robert Homans, has recently joined the firm as Director, Public Sector Advisory Services.

Baker Tilly Ukraine provides the following professional services: (1) Audit in accordance with NAS, IFRS, US GAAP; (2) Independent Valuation for Mergers and Acquisitions [M&A]; (3) Due Diligence; and (4) Business Advisory and Accountancy. 
Baker Tilly Ukraine is registered with the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board), a private non-profit organization created to oversee the auditing services of public companies.

Baker Tilly Ukraine, as an independent member of Baker Tilly International, has a unique possibility of providing services in different international finance centers.  Their specialists pass international certifications АССА (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), DipIFR (The Diploma in International Financial Reporting), САР (Certificate of Accountancy Program), CIPA (The Certified International Professional Accountant), CPA (certified public accountant).

More information about Baker Tilly Ukraine and be found on their website: http://www.bakertillyukraine.com.ua/en/.

"USUBC is very pleased to have Baker Tilly Ukraine as a new member," said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).   

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past two and one-half years and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Baker Tilly Ukraine, with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC program director in Ukraine, Ludmyla Dudnyk. 

The latest group of new USUBC members has included: 3M Ukraine; AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines; AGCO Corporation; Aitken Berlin LLP/ASIA; AnaCom, Inc; Asters law firm; CEC Government Relations; ContourGlobal Ukraine; Defense Technology, Inc.; Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.; Edelman; Foyil Securities; IBM Ukraine; KPMG Ukraine; Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF); Mars Ukraine; Microsoft; Pratt & Whitney - Paton; R & J Trading International; RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group); SE Raelin/Cajo , Inc.; SoftServe, Inc.; The Washington Group(TWG); Ukraine International Airlines (UIA); Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm; Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche); Zurich Surety, Credit, & Political Risk; DRS Technologies, Inc., International Services Corporation (ISC), Broad Street Capital Group, The State of Maryland’s International Investment and Trade Division of the Department of Business and Economic Development, Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC) and now Baker Tilly Ukraine.

Over One-Hundred Members, May, 2009, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
LINK: http://www.usubc.org/members.php

1.  3M Ukraine
2.  AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
3.  AES Corporation
4.  AGCO Corporation
5.  Air Tractor, Inc.
6.  Aitken-Berlin, LLP/ASIA
7.  ALICO/AIG Ukraine
8.  American Continental Group
9.  American Councils for International Education
10.  AnaCom, Inc.

11.  Anemone Group 
12.  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
13.  Asters law firm
14.  Atlantic Group
15.  Baker & McKenzie law firm
16.  Baker Tilly Ukraine
17.  Blufer & Associates
18.  The Boeing Company
19.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm
20.  Broad Street Capital Group

21.  Bunge North America
22.  Cargill
23.  Case New Holland
24.  CEC Government Relations
25.  Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm
26.  Charles H. Camp, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp
27.  Cisco Systems, Inc.
28.  The Coca-Cola Company
29.  Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP)
30.  ContourGlobal Ukraine\

31.  Crumpton Group
32.  Deere & Company
33.  Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI)
34.  DHL International Ukraine
35.  Dipol Chemical International Inc.
36.  DLA Piper LLC law firm
37.  DRS Technologies, Inc.
38.  Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd. 
39.  Edelman Europe
40.  EPAM Systems

41.  Ernst & Young
42.  The Eurasia Foundation
43.  First International Resources
44.  Foundation for International Arts & Education (FIAE)
45.  Foyil Securities
46.  General Dynamics
47.  Halliburton
48.  Heller & Rosenblatt law firm
49.  Holtec International
50.  Horizon Capital Advisors, LLC-
            Emerging Europe Growth Fund

51.  IBM Ukraine
53.  International Services Corporation (ISC)
54.  International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
55.  Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
            International Center for Scholars
56.  KPMG - Ukraine
57.  Kraft Foods Ukraina
58.  Kyiv Atlantic Group of Companies
59.  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF)
60.  Magisters law firm

61.  Marks, Sokolov & Burd, LLC law firm
62.  Mars Ukraine
63.  Maryland's Division of International Investment & Trade;
              Department of Business and Economic Development
64.  MaxWell
65.  Microsoft
66.  Nationwide Equipment Company
67.  Northrop Grumman
68.  Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
69.  Open World Leadership Center at the
               U.S. Library of Congress
70.  The PBN Company

71.  Pratt & Whitney - Paton
72.  Procter & Gamble (P&G)
73.  R & J Trading International Inc.
74.  RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group law firm
75.  RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group)
76.  Salans law firm
77.  SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc.
78.  Shell Oil Company
79.  SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
80.  Siguler Guff & Co, LLC

81.  Softline Company
82.  SoftServe, Inc.
83.  Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP law firm
84.  Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
85.  TD International, LLC
86.  The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine
87.  The Washington Group (TWG)
88.  TNK-BP Commerce LLC
89.  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
90.  Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)

91.  Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC)
92.  Ukrainian-American Environmental Association (UAEA)
93.  Ukrainian Development Company (UDC)
94.  Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA)
95.  Umbra, LLC
96   UPS International Ukraine
97.  U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
98.  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)
99.  Vanco Energy Company
100.  Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm

101.  Vision TV LLC
102.  Westinghouse Electric Company
103.  Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche)
104.  WJ Agricultural Group
105.  Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk

For Year 2009 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

Margarita Karpenko
Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Kyiv, Ukraine

Michael E. Kirst
Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company
Brussels, Belgium

Paul Nathanson
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.
Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

Andrew A. Pidgirsky
Board of Governors
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
Houston, TX

Mara L. Sovey
Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide
Deere & Co.
Washington, D.C.

Samir B. Sahgal
Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations
The Boeing Company
Arlington, VA
       Treasurer, USUBC

Patrick H. Sweet
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
Alexandria, VA

Arnold F. Wellman
Vice President
Corporate Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

E. Morgan Williams
Director, Government Affairs
Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Washington, D.C. 
       Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC
       President/CEO, USUBC

Van A. Yeutter
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Jack I. Heller
Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt
Washington, D.C.
       Legal Counsel, USUBC

Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington, D.C.
Andy Bihun, President
Global Trade Development, Inc.
Director, Business Development Forum
The Washington Group (TWG)
Washington, D.C.
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation
Washington, D.C.
Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC)
Kyiv, Ukraine

William Green Miller
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Policy Scholar 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.
Steven Pifer, Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.
Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation
Kyiv, Ukraine
Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania
Washington, D.C.
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