YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC, Roundtable "MACROECONOMIC BRIEFING: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY" presentation by Dr. Edi Segura, Chairman of the Board, The Bleyzer Foundation, Partner and Chief Economist, SigmaBleyzer.

The timely and important USUBC "Macroeconomic Briefing: Analysis & Commentary" Roundtable session will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer/The Bleyzer Foundation, 6, Baseyna Street; "Mandarin Plaza/Arena," 8th floor, Kyiv, Ukraine (see directions below) followed by a light reception.

Dr. Segura has been responsible for the publication of the monthly "Macroeconomic Situation Report," by SigmaBleyzer/The Bleyzer Foundation for many years.  The presentation will be followed by an open discussion/Q&A session. The meeting is on the record, open to the news media and will be in English. 

RSVP:  Registration is required for attendance at the USUBC briefing in Kyiv. Please register by sending an e-mail to There is no charge for the meeting or the reception.   


Dr. Edi Segura is a Partner and Chief Economist at SigmaBleyzer and the Chairman of the Board of The Bleyzer Foundation. He joined the company in 1998. Dr. Segura is also an Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board of the EU Ukraine Business Council, and Senior Advisor to the US Ukraine Business Council.
Dr. Segura joined The World Bank in 1972 and served in senior positions dealing with 35 different countries until 1998. His many positions with The World Bank included Division Chief, Industrial Development and Finance Division, Europe, Middle East and North Africa Region; Director, Country Department II and Technical Director, Latin America and Caribbean Region; and Chief of World Bank Mission in Ukraine. During Dr. Segura’s tenure in Kiev, The World Bank approved total lending/guarantees of about $1.6 billion for ten operations. Before his assignment in Ukraine, Dr. Segura was responsible for all World Bank operations in Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Department's portfolio under his supervision included 90 operations, with a loan amount of $12 billion.

Before joining The World Bank, Dr. Segura was a Partner and Vice President of Bailey, Tondu, Warwick and Co, a New York investment bank with operations in the US, Latin America and Asia. Dr. Segura has been a Lecturer at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford in the UK, the Kyiv School of Economics in Ukraine, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, the Euroasian National University in Kazakhstan, the New Bulgarian University in Bulgaria, and the George Washington University in Washington DC. He has also lectured at Rice University in Texas, Kyiv-Mohila University in Kyiv, the International Institute of Business in Kiev and the Catholic University Business School in Lviv.

Dr. Segura holds a Ph.D. degree (in Finance and Economic Development) and an MA degree (Economics) from Columbia University in New York, an MBA degree from Stanford University in California, an MA degree from ESAN (Escuela Superior de Administracion de Negocios) in Peru, and an Industrial Engineering degree from Peru. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and the Corporate Strategy Program of MIT. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Kiel, Germany.


By Dr. Edi Segura, Partner, SigmaBleyzer; Chairman, The Bleyzer Foundation

Conference Room, Offices of SigmaBleyzer/The Bleyzer Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Kyiv, Ukraine, followed by a light reception.  


DIRECTIONS TO KYIV OFFICES OF SIGMABLEYZER:  The SigmaBleyzer offices are in the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex across the street from the Bessarabsky Market. The entrance to the SigmaBleyzer offices is inside the open-air inner courtyard of the complex, NOT inside the Mandarin Plaza shopping center. There are several entrances to the inner courtyard of the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex. Please note that cars are not allowed inside the courtyard.

(1) IF DRIVING FROM TARAS SHEVCHENKO BOULEVARD/UNIVERSITY AREA, cross Khreshchatyk Street and enter through an arch with stairs and a ramp under a red Arena canopy next to the Pinchuk Art Centre across the street from Bessarabsky Market. If you missed this entrance, you can go from Baseyna Street through main entrance to the Mandarin Plaza shopping center after turning right onto Baseyna Street. Take elevators or escalators up one floor from the first floor and then go through a corridor between clothing stores; the entrance to the corridor is across the aisle from the elevators.
(2) IF DRIVING FROM LEO TOLSTOY SQUARE/OLYMPIC STADIUM AREA, go through the large entrance on the corner of Khreshchatyk Street and Skoropadsky Street next to the Nebo nightclub.
(3) IF DRIVING FROM LESYA UKRAYINKA BOULEVARD/PECHERSK AREA, make a left on Skoropadskyy Street leaving the Arena City/Mandarin Plaza complex on your right, pass the entrance to the underground parking; enter through an arch past the Burger Restaurant (the steps go down first, and then up to the courtyard).
(4) IF WALKING FROM KHRESHCHATYK STREET, go into the shopping center under the intersection of Khreshchatyk Street and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard (where the Lenin statue used to be), there are glass doors with Arena sign on them, behind the doors are the stairs and an escalator from the shopping center to the inner courtyard.

WHEN INSIDE THE OPEN-AIR INNER COURTYARD and facing the entrance to the large white canopy which is a restaurant, bear right leaving the white canopy on your left. The top of the building has a large Mandarin Plaza sign in red on the top floor.

You will see the double doors next to the clothing store with the SigmaBleyzer sign on them (as well as a LG sign). Enter through the double doors, go up a few steps to the two elevators which also have the SigmaBleyzer sign in between them, take an elevator to the 8th Floor.  In case you are still unclear as to the location of SigmaBleyzer’s office, call SigmaBleyzer office at +38 (044) 284-1290.

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