U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) held its first group meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink last week. This event took place in the office of USUBC member Baker McKenzie in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Brink informed USUBC members about her immediate priorities, among which: helping Ukraine to defend itself, making sure the U.S. humanitarian assistance gets directly to recipients, helping ensure justice and accountability by supporting all possible mechanisms, overseeing billions of dollars of financial assistance from all U.S. agencies and rebuilding the work of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

Over 50 USUBC members from key industries attended the roundtable. Business leaders told about their operations and humanitarian programs in Ukraine and expressed readiness to work with the Embassy and continue investing in Ukraine.

Morgan Williams, President & CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) moderated the discussion and informed Ambassador Brink about the crucial contribution of the business community to Ukraine’s resistance.

Executives from the following companies attended the meeting: Bunge, USTR, DFC, Trimble, Softserve, BAE Systems, APCO Worldwide,  Baker McKenzie, Eli Lilly, Deere & Company, American Councils for International Education, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Stroock, Lindsey Irrigation Company, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), CNH Industrial, Orange Pavers, Eurasia Foundation, Rebuilding Ukraine Agency; Eurasia Business Consultancy, Westinghouse Electric Company; Amsted Rail Company; U.S-Ukraine Foundation (USUF); Holtec International, Lindsay Irrigation;  U.S-Ukraine Foundation (USUF); The Mozart Group; L3Harris Technologies; Bayer; Sovereign Ventures, LLC; ADM; RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group; Depsol Technologies, LLC; Lockheed Martin Corporation; USKO Express; American University Kyiv; Baron Weather and others.

A special Thank you to Baker McKenzie, a long-time member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), for hosting the meeting.