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Multinational computer technology and consulting corporation is member ninety-two 

U.S-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Monday, September 22, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive committee of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), on behalf of the entire membership, is most pleased to announce that IBM Ukraine has been approved for USUBC membership.  IBM Ukraine is USUBC member ninety-two. 

IBM is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation head-quartered in Armonk, New York, USA.  IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

IBM has been known through most of its recent history as the world's largest computer company; with over 388,000 employees worldwide, IBM is the largest information technology employer in the world.

A representative office of IBM's Russian subsidiary was opened in the Ukraine in 1992 and then a separate IBM subsidiary was established in Kyiv in October of 2006. The Ukrainian IT market worth over 2 billion dollars and is growing at an average of close to 20% per year. Over two thousand Ukrainian companies have purchased IBM products or services over the years.


USUBC has been working with Igor Pastushenko, Country General Manager for IBM for over a year.  Igor has attended a number of USUBC meetings in Kyiv.  Igor has developed a very solid business program for IBM in Ukraine, one that is growing rapidly.  IBM is well-known in Ukraine for the top professional services they provide to the business community. 

Christopher G. Caine, is Vice President, Governmental Programs, for the IMB office in Washington, D.C. Chris attended a recent luncheon USUBC sponsored in Washington with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor. USUBC has also been working closely with Luba M. Labunka, Senior Project Manager, Emerging Markets Financing, Global Finance Treasury, at the IBM headquarters in Armonk, New York.


The IBM Innovation Center for Business Partners is "your" IBM in Ukraine. The Center advises and guides customers through the development process.
Through workshops clients can build skills and leverage IBM's architecture consultations. IBM's IT specialists help clients with proof-of-concept, integration, migration and testing needs. There is no charge for most of the offerings.

IBM Innovation Center assistance with: IBM Systems and software enablement. Products offered include: Hardware; IBM BladeCenter; IBM System i; IBM System p; IBM System x; IBM storage technologies Software; Information Management (DB2); Linux® (System p, x and z); Lotus; Tivoli; WebSphere.

IBM Innovation Center for Business Partners
IBM Ukraine
Artem Business Centre, 4 Hlybochytska Street,
Kyiv 04050 Ukraine
Telephone: +38 044 501 18 88; Fax: +38 044 501 18 89
E-mail: iic_kiev@ua.ibm.com; Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Additional information about IBM can be found at: http://www-304.ibm.com:80/jct09002c/isv/spc/kiev.html and at www.ibm.com/ibm/gp.

"The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is most pleased to have IBM Ukraine as a member." said Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer,  who serves as President of USUBC. "USUBC has grown very rapidly during the past 19 months and now has a membership base which will allows USUBC to be a full-time operation with an expanded program of work." 


IBM Ukraine is the 41st new member for 2008, and the 71st new member since January of 2007. USUBC membership has quadrupled in the past 20 months, going from 22 members in January of 2007 to 92 members in September of 2008. Membership is expected to top 100 very soon.

The other new members in 2008 are MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International, MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air Tractor, Inc., Magisters law firm, Ernst & Young, Umbra LLC., US PolyTech LLC, Vision TV LLC, Crumpton Group, Standard Chartered Bank, TNK-BP Commerce LLC, Rakotis, American Councils for International Education, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, International Commerce Corporation, IMTC-MEI, Nationwide Equipment Company, First International Resources, the Doheny Global Group, Foyil Securities, KPMG, Asters law firm, Solid Team LLC, R & J Trading International, Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, ContourGlobal, Winner Imports LLC (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche), 3M, Edelman, CEC Government Relations and RZB Finance LLC (Raiffeisen). 

The complete USUBC membership list and other information about USUBC can be found at: http://www.usubc.org.