YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a Roundtable Discussion with Oleg Ustenko, Macroeconomic Policy Adviser to the President of Ukraine, on Thursay, June 13, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Conference Room offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine (see directions below).  A light lunch will be served.    

Oleg Ustenko, a well-known senior economist, was appointed on May 28, 2019, as an official adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Macroeconomic Policy,  Oleg has served for many years as Executive Director of The Bleyzer Foundation (TBF). Oleg has been an active participant at major economic and business conferences in Ukraine and the region and is one of the most published and quoted economists in Ukraine.

Oleg Ustenko will make an opening presentation about his work with the new government, the macroeconomic policies he has recommended to the government and his expectations regarding the implementation of specific macroeconomic policies by the new Zelenskyy government.  His presentation will be followed by an open Q&S discussion session. 

RSVP:  Registration is required for attendance. Please register immediately by sending an e-mail to Morgan Williams, There is no cost for the Roundtable or the luncheon.  

BIO: Oleg Ustenko, Executive Director, The Bleyzer Foundation and Macroeconomic Policy Adviser to the President

Oleg Ustenko is Executive Director of The Bleyzer Foundation. His economic and financial research is focused on transitional and developing economies. The CIS region and Ukraine are his particular areas of interest.Mr. Ustenko joined The Bleyzer Foundation in 2004 and since then has been actively involved in all major projects, including assessments in macroeconomics, investment and the overall business climate in the regions of analysis.  

Prior to joining The Bleyzer Foundation, Mr. Ustenko was involved in different economic policy-oriented projects of The World Bank, OECD, governments of CIS countries and leading universities including Harvard University and MIT. Mr. Ustenko has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Kyiv State Economics University. He also attended the Ph.D. program in economics at Brandeis University.


RE: Rate of Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Business Climate, IMF, Budget, Taxes, Etc.

Thursday, June 13, 2019,  12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with a light lunch, Conference Room offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine


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 between the Porsche dealership and the Nebo nightclub.

(3) IF DRIVING FROM LESY 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 Armani 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.