Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

A new government relations firm in Kyiv with ties to Washington

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Tue, Nov 3, 2009 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kyiv Global LLC (“Kyiv Global”) has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations which  have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.

Kyiv Global is a new government relations firm established in Kyiv, Ukraine, that offers lobbying and business consulting services to clients seeking assistance and representation in Ukraine.  Wolodymyr “Walter” Sulzynsky, has joined Kyiv Global as President after a long and distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State.

Kyiv Global was established in Kyiv to provide advice and services to U.S. and foreign corporations and investors on business opportunities and market entry in Ukraine.  Kyiv Global also assists clients in understanding the complexities of Ukraine’s regulatory and legislative framework and processes, and specializes in identifying and solving governmental and business issues for clients.  

Kyiv Global has extensive experience in Ukraine and a broad range of contacts with the leadership of the Ukrainian government. Kyiv Global provides government relations, litigation communication, crisis management, investment development, and procurement services.  Key practice areas include, infrastructure, transportation, agriculture, procurement, environment, defense, energy, aerospace, telecommunications, and privatization.

Kyiv Global is associated with Global USA, Inc.,(“Global USA”), a bipartisan government relations and business consulting firm, in Washington, D.C..  Dr. Bo Denysyk is President of Global USA.
Global USA was established in 1982 and is one of the oldest government relations and business consulting companies in Washington, D.C.  Global’s partners have served at the highest levels of the United States government as well as senior executives in major U.S. corporations.

The company has represented many American, Japanese, European and South American companies in the United States and has assisted many of these international corporations in developing new markets throughout the world, including Eastern Europe and the CIS countries. (www.globalusainc.com)

Kyiv Global and Global USA are currently working with major international companies on infrastructure, transportation and energy projects in Ukraine.
Information about the leadership of Kyiv Global and Global USA.

Mr. Sulzynsky has over 33 years of extensive experience and knowledge in foreign affairs matters, to include extended postings with the American Embassy in Kyiv.  Prior to joining Kyiv Global, Mr. Sulzynsky was a senior attorney with the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., where he provided guidance to senior policy makers on a broad range of international legal and policy issues.

While at the State Department, Mr. Sulzynsky worked closely with the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Treasury, Justice, the National Security Council, and others to ensure compliance with U.S. laws. During his tenure with the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Sulzynsky had two extended assignments with the American Embassy in Kyiv, Mr. Sulzynsky served as First Secretary in the Political Section from 1992-1995, and as the Resident Legal Adviser from 1998-2002. 

Mr. Sulzynsky also was an observer with the OSCE delegation during the 2004 Presidential Administration.  Mr. Sulzynsky has worked with and developed extensive relationships with senior officials in Ukraine for many years during his career with the U.S. State Department.  (Note: The February 1, 2009 edition of The Ukrainian Weekly included an extensive article about Mr. Sulzynsky’s service with the U.S. Department of State.)

Prior experience includes to joining the Department of State, Mr. Sulzynsky was a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.  He also served on active duty with The Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S, Army, in Germany, and the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and with the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve (retired).   

Mr. Sulzynsky received his J.D. degree from St. John’s University and graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in economics. He holds an LL.M. (international and comparative law) and an M.A. (national security studies) from Georgetown University. 

Dr. Denysyk has served at senior levels of the United States government, including as Assistant Secretary for Export Administration of the Department of Commerce and on the National Security Council.  He also served as a senior executive for the IBM Corporation and on various Advisory Commissions on issues ranging from foreign affairs to technology transfers and international trade. 

Dr. Denysyk's extensive political experience includes serving as campaign manager for the 1984 and 1992 Presidential Campaigns for the State of Maryland, and as a regional director in the 1980 Reagan for President Campaign and later as a member of the Transition Team in both 1980 and 2000.  He has also been a political campaign consultant in countries such as Japan, Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. 

Dr. Denysyk has also assisted major international companies to expand business in East Asia, the EU and CIS countries, including Ukraine. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics.

USUBC staff have known and worked with Mr. Sulzynsky and Dr. Denysyk for several years. Both Mr. Sulzynsky and Dr. Denysyk are of Ukrainian background. Mr. Sulzynsky recently flew to Washington from Kyiv just to attend the USUBC hosted 1st International Forum on the Economic Development of Ukraine held on Thursday, October 15th.  

Additional information about Kyiv Global can be found on their website, www.KyivGlobal.com.

USUBC is very pleased to have Kyiv Global as a 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). "I have known and worked with Walter and Bo in the past and look forward to working with them to expand and facilitate U.S. investment in Ukraine."
"USUBC now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Kyiv Global with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.  

Over One-Hundred Members, October, 2009, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
The complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php.

[1]  Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington, D.C.
[2]  Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.
[3]  Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation
Washington, D.C.
[4]  Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC)
Kyiv, Ukraine

[5]  William Green Miller
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Policy Scholar
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.

[6]  Steven Pifer, Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.
[7]  Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation
Kyiv, Ukraine
[8]  Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania
Washington, D.C.  

[9] William B. Taylor, Jr.
Vice President, Peace & Stability Operations
United States Institute of Peace
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.


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

[1]  Margarita Karpenko
Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Kyiv, Ukraine

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

[3]  Paul Nathanson
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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