USUBC Hosted a private luncheon with Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Valeri Chaly in Washington. D.C. Members of Executive Committee and other key representatives of the leading American aerospace, agricultural, energy, Hi-Tech and IT companies attended the meeting, such as Cargill, Orbital, Oracle, Bunge, Shell, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, Blue Star Strategies, X-Coal Energy & Resources, Baker McKenzie, Westinghouse, Philip Morris International, ADM, Greenbrier, John Deere, Elanco, Dow DuPont, Turkish Airlines and others. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick H. Sweet, Consultant, Business Development & Executive Support; Secretary-Treasurer, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC); Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Director, International Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Ambassador Valeriy Chaly; USUBC President Morgan Williams; Martha Scott Poindexter, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Bunge

In the discussion, Ambassador informed participants of the meeting about reform progress in Ukraine as well as presented further Government’s steps toward improvement of business climate in Ukraine. In particular, Valeriy Chaly underlined Ukraine’s commitment to go forward with the reform implementation, including further deregulation, liberalization of legislation on currency, improvement of procurement system, and establishment of the High Anticorruption Court.

Prosser Stirling, Senior Director, International Relations and Government Affairs, Oracle, asking a question during the Q&A session

The Ambassador paid special attention to new investment opportunities in Ukraine with regards to adoption by the Parliament of a law on privatization. According to Valeriy Chaly, rising Ukraine’s economy creates additional impulse for business cooperation with the United States, launching new projects and extending existing operations.

Jon Huenemann, Vice President, Philip Morris International; Patrick H. Sweet, Secretary-Treasurer, USUBC; Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Ambassador Valeriy Chaly; Morgan Williams, President of USUBC; Irina Paliashvili, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group; Van A. Yeutter, Corporate Affairs, Cargill

During the Q&A session that followed Ambassador's presentation, USUBC members named their main concerns over the course of reforms and battling corruption, and addressed their expectations for improvement of business climate, legislation system and broader dialogue with international  business community in Ukraine. 


 Vitalii Tarasiuk, Minister-Counselor, Head of Economic and Trade Office, Embassy of Ukraine to the USA; Lisa Schroeter, Global Director of Trade & Investment Policy, Dow DuPont; Sally Painter, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Star Strategies; Eric Pelofsky, Director for International Government Relations, Shell

More photos from the event: http://www.usubc.org/site/gallery/USUBC-BUSINESS-LEADERS-PRIVATE-LUNCHEON-WITH-VALERIY-CHALY--AMBASSADOR-OF-UKRAINE-IN-THE-USA