INVITE:USUBC MEETING WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR MARIE YOVANOVITCH
Monday, November 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kyiv, Ukraine, followed by a reception
Conference Room offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street,
Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a USUBC members meeting with the new Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. The USUBC (www.USUBC.org) meeting with Ambassador Yovanovitch will be held onMonday, November 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine, followed by a reception.
Ambassador Yovanovitch was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 14, 2016, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine. From August 2001 to June 2004, she was Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. She has also served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011) and the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008) (see bio below)
USUBC members had an excellent meeting with Ambassador Yovanovitch in Washington on August 10, 2016, before she left for Kyiv. This will be the first USUBC members meeting with the new U.S. Ambassador in Kyiv. You will not want to miss this opportunity.
RSVP: Registration is required for attendance at the USUBC meeting in Kyiv with the U.S. Ambassador. Please send an e-mail to USUBC President Morgan Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be in English.
BIO -- Marie Yovanovitch, Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine.
Marie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 14, 2016, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine.
Since September 2012 Marie Yovanovitch was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Previously, she served as the bureau’s Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for bilateral relations with Nordic, Baltic, and Central European countries. She served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011) and the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008).
In her last Washington assignment, she was the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Within the Department of State, Ambassador Yovanovitch has worked on the Russia desk, the Office of European Security Affairs, and the Operations Center. She has also served overseas at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow, London, Ottawa, and Mogadishu.
A Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Yovanovitch has been granted both the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award on five occasions. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the Diplomacy in Human Rights Award. Ms. Yovanovitch is a graduate of Princeton University where she earned a BA in History and Russian Studies. She studied at the Pushkin Institute and received an MS from the National Defense University.
DIRECTIONS TO KYIV OFFICES OF SIGMABLEYZER: The SigmaBleyzer offices are in the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex across the street from the Besarabskyy Market. The entrance to the SigmaBleyzer offices is inside the open-air inner courtyard of the complex, NOT inside the Mandarin Plaza shopping center. There are several entrances to the inner courtyard of the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex. Please note that cars are not allowed inside the courtyard.
(1) IF DRIVING FROM TARAS SHEVCHENKO BOULEVARD/UNIVERSITY AREA, cross Khreshchatyk Street and enter through an arch with stairs and a ramp under a red Arena canopy next to the Pinchuk Art Centre across the street from Bessarabsky Market. If you missed this entrance, you can go from Baseyna Street through main entrance to the Mandarin Plaza shopping center after turning right onto Baseyna Street. Take elevators or escalators up one floor from the first floor and then go through a corridor between clothing stores; the entrance to the corridor is across the aisle from the elevators.
(2) IF DRIVING FROM LEO TOLSTOY SQUARE/OLYMPIC STADIUM AREA, go through the large entrance on the corner of Khreshchatyk Street and Skoropadsky Street between the Porsche dealership and the Nebo nightclub.
(3) IF DRIVING FROM LESY UKRAYINKA BOULEVARD/PECHERSK AREA, make a left on Skoropadskyy Street leaving the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex on your right, pass the entrance to the underground parking; enter through an arch past the Burger Restaurant (the steps go down first, and then up to the courtyard).
(4) IF WALKING FROM KHRESHCHATYK STREET, go into the shopping center under the intersection of Khreshchatyk Street and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard (where the Lenin statue used to be), there are glass doors with Arena sign on them, behind the doors are the stairs and an escalator from the shopping center to the inner courtyard.
WHEN INSIDE THE OPEN-AIR INNER COURTYARD and facing the entrance to the large white canopy which is a restaurant, bear right leaving the white canopy on your left. The top of the building has a large Mandarin Plaza sign in red on the top floor. You will see the double doors next to the Armani clothing store with the SigmaBleyzer sign on them (as well as a LG sign).
Enter through the double doors, go up a few steps to the two elevators which also have the SigmaBleyzer sign in between them, take an elevator to the 8th Floor. In case you are still unclear as to the location of SigmaBleyzer’s office, call SigmaBleyzer office at +38 (044) 284-1290.
NEWS: For the latest news about Ukraine go to the KYIV POST website: www.KyivPost.com.
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