Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


Providing consultations for countries in the Eurasia Region
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., Friday, November 13, 2009 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eurasia Business Consultancy 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 who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.
Eurasia Business Consultancy (EBC) is a private Washington, D.C. headquartered consulting company. EBC provides consultations on a wide variety of economic, political, social and demographic issues in the Eurasia region with an emphasize on Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova and surrounding countries.  EBC provides also practical support for start ups and for the development of existing businesses as well as developing and implementing international projects. 

The team of  EBC consultant includes U.S. and Former Soviet Union (CIS) based high level analysts who worked for CIS governments as well as academic and nongovernmental organizations and who concentrate their research on the transition countries political, economic and social development. The EBC team collaborates with U.S. and foreign government agencies, bilateral and international organizations, advocacy groups, international and national nongovernmental organizations.

Dr. Nataliya Lakiza Sachuk is President & CEO of EBC.  Founder Lakiza Sachuk brings over 20 years of experience in the socio-economic analysis of the Former Soviet Union region.  She has designed, developed and implemented around 30 international projects for the World Bank, USAID, UN Development Programs, UN European Office, INTAS, International Organization on Migration, International Labor Organization, Ford Foundation, Soros Foundation, IREX, Fulbright Program, Futures Group Int. and others.
Dr. Lakiza Sachuk is a former high ranking analyst from Ukraine where she worked for the administrations of two Presidents. As an economist, demographer and sociologist Dr. N. Lakiza Sachuk guided the development of several national strategic and legal projects whose analytic findings and best international practices analysis provided guidance to Ukraine's legislative and executive branches.  

During her work for the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Dr. Lakiza Sachuk formulated several initiatives that became widely recognized among them a proposal about the approach to the social and demographic development as to the factors of national security of the state.

Before starting Eurasia Business Consultancy Dr. Lakiza Sachuk was a Senior Researcher at International Action, Washington, D.C. (2004-2007), worked as a Head of the Department on Social Policy at the National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kiev, Ukraine (1991-2004), and prior to that - as a Senior Analyst for the National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine. 

Dr. Lakiza Sachuk received her Ph.D. in Economics/Demography from the Economic Statistical University (Russian Federation) and M.S. in Economics/Statistics from National Economic University (Ukraine). In 2002 she was awarded the Certificate of a Senior Scientist on Economic Security of State by the Superior Certifying Commission of Ukraine.

She completed several educational and training programs with the RAND Corporation (1992), AAAS (1994), U.S. Department of State (1994) and European Union (2000). She was awarded scholarships to conduct research at Georgetown, New York and American Universities (1995-2003) as was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (2004).

Eurasia Business Consultancy Services include:

  1. specialized advisory assistance for foreign businesses to facilitate their expansion to Eurasia complex information on political, economic and social development of CIS countries to keep our clients informed enough to develop new strategic business opportunities
  2. analytical support to help our clients to make well-informed decisions in the presence of current and future uncertainty at the target region
  3. assistance in client’s business interests accommodation in the CIS
  4. search for foreign business partners and research counterparts for CIS businesses and academic organizations
  5. planning, fundraising, management, results development and analyses of client’s local and international projects and programs
  6. information and logistic assistance for regional and national governments in attracting investments and generating trade through focused, location-based initiatives
  7. assistance in state to state business loans for both CIS and foreign countries.

Fields of EBC Expertise and Activity include:

  1. Economics, politics, social and demographic transition in Eurasia
  2. Investment climate and investment targets in CIS
  3. Retailer markets in CIS
  4. Oil and gas services and markets in CIS
  5. How to start business in CIS countries: logistic and problem points
  6. Foreign businesses in CIS accommodation and support

Contact information: Dr. Nataliya Lakiza Sachuk, President & CEO, Eurasia Business Consultancy, Washington, D.C., e-mail: eurobusinesses@yahoo.com.

USUBC is very pleased to have Eurasia Business Consultancy 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). "USUBC looks forward to working closely with Dr. Nataliya Lakiza Sachuk and the EBC consultants," Williams stated.

"USUBC now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Eurasia Business Consultancy with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.   Dr. Sachuk told Iryna, "I appreciate very much the honor to be included in the membership of USUBC and to serve on the board of directors.  I will do my best to assist in the future development of U.S-Ukraine business relationships." 

Over One-Hundred Members, November, 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, Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center,  
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[6]  Steven Pifer, Senior 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, Principal
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, Chairman, 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, President
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI), Alexandria, VA

[9]  Arnold F. Wellman, Vice President
Corporate Public Affairs, Domestic/International
UPS, 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
Cargill, Washington, D.C.

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