ELI LILLY JOINS U.S.-UKRAINE BUSINESS COUNCIL (USUBC)
Making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Tue, Feb 9, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, 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. has asked to join USUBC.
The company was founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, and is now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Their medicines are marketed in 143 countries. Lilly has major research and development facilities in eight countries, conducts clinical trials in more than 50 countries, and has manufacturing plants located in 13 countries.
Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity, and respect for people.
WORKING IN UKRAINE SINCE 1993...FOCUS ON DIABETES CARE
Eli Lilly has been very active on the pharmaceutical market in Ukraine since 1993 with a focus on diabetes care. Lilly has worked hand-in-hand with the Ukrainian government and health care providers to improve patient outcomes. The company is also investing and providing technological expertise in Ukraine.
JOHN STEELE, DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Lilly will be represented on the USUBC board of directors by John Steele, Director, International Government Affairs, in the Washington office. John recently transferred from working for Lilly in Vienna, Austria to Washington. He has experience with the pharmaceutical market in Ukraine. John was elected as a new member of the USUBC Executive Committee at the annual meeting in December.
SERGEY KALASHNYK, COUNTRY MANAGER, UKRAINE
Ludmyla Dudnyk, USUBC representative in Ukraine and Morgan Williams, USUBC President/CEO have been working with Sergey Kalashnyk, Lilly's Country Manager for Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus for the past several months. Sergey has supported USUBC activities, attended meetings and kept USUBC informed about the pharmaceutical market.
Lilly and USUBC have been working together on joint industry actions designed to keep the pharmaceutical sector in Ukraine free of unnecessary governmental intervention and arbitrary price controls. The government of Ukraine has taken some actions in recent months very detrimental in the long-run to the private pharmaceutical industry and Ukrainian consumers.
More information about Eli Lilly & Company can be found at www.lilly.com.
USUBC is very pleased to have Eli Lilly & Company 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). "We look forward to working with John Steele as a new member of the USUBC executive committee."
"USUBC now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Eli Lilly & Company with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.
USUBC MEMBERSHIP NOW OVER 100 AND STILL GROWING
Over One-Hundred Members, February 2010, Membership in January of 2007 was 22.
The complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php.
SENIOR ADVISORS TO USUBC- 2010
 Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
 Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
 Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation, Washington, D.C.
 James Greene, President
Effective Engagement Strategies, LLC, Washington, D.C.
Former Head, NATO Liaison Office Ukraine
 David Kramer
Senior Transatlantic Fellow
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
 Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC), Kyiv, Ukraine
 William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center,
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.
 Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.
 Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
 Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Washington, D.C.
 William B. Taylor, Jr., Vice President, Peace & Stability Operations
United States Institute of Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.
 Damon Wilson, Vice President
Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.
USUBC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
For Year 2010 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)
 Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine
 Michael E. Kirst, Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company, Brussels, Belgium
 John R. Miller, Director,
International Business Development, Europe, Israel, Sub-Sahara
Raytheon International, Inc., Arlington, VA
 Dr. Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine
 Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Chairman, Board of Governors,
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA), Houston, TX
 Mara L. Sovey, Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide, Deere & Co., Washington, D.C.
 Samir B. Sahgal, Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations, The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA
 John F. Steele, Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company, Washington, D.C.
 Patrick H. Sweet, President
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI), Alexandria, VA
 E. Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group, Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC, President/CEO, USUBC
 Van A. Yeutter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Cargill, Washington, D.C.
 Jack I. Heller, Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt, Washington, D.C.
Legal Counsel, USUBC