WASHINGTON, D.C. - YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a Roundtable Meeting of the USUBC Energy Security Working Group with Oleksandr Dombrovsky, Member of Parliament, First Deputy Chair, Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety and Michael Bleyzer, President/CEO, Founding Partner, SigmaBleyzer private equity investment group on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine.  A light lunch will be served.  

MP Oleksandr Dombrovsky will speak about the present state of energy security in Ukraine and about the initiatives being undertaken by the parlimentary Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex to quickly improve the future energy security of Ukraine.  MP Dombrovsky will also  present his ideas about what the public sector and private sector should and can do in cooperation that will substantially improve Ukraine's energy security and energy independence during the next 14 months.

SigmaBleyzer President Michael Bleyzer will speak about the state of the present energy investment environment in Ukraine, especially for small and mid-sized private companies, and about the major road blocks/obstacles that are in place that are are basically stopping a large flow of private captial into the energy sector.  Mr. Bleyzer will also outline his ideas about what should be done very quickly to change the energy investment climate in Ukraine for small and mid-sized private energy companies. 
SigmaBleyzer and many other domestic and international private investors have a keen interest in expanding their private investment activities into the energy sector of Ukriane if the business envirenment for private investors is made much more business friendly by major actions that need to be taken, in the next few months, by the Government of Ukraine, the Rada and the state owned energy monopolies.
The two energy security presentations will be followed by an open discussion, Q&A session.                     

RSVP:  Registration is required for attendance at the USUBC Energy Security Working Group Roundtable meeting in Kyiv on Friday.  Please send an e-mail to USUBC President Morgan Williams, mwilliams@usubc.org. The meeting will be in English. A light lunch will be served. USUBC expresses its appreciation to member SigmaBleyzer for hosting this event.


BIO--- OLEKSANDR DOMBROVSKYI - First Deputy Chair, Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

Mr. Dombrovskyi holds Engineer’s degree in Automatics and Computer Engineering (Vinnytsia Polytechnic Institute); Master’s degree in International Monetary Relations (International Relations Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv); PhD in Economic Sciences (Institute of World Economy and International Relations of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). He received an award of Honored Economist of Ukraine.

Before beginning his political career, Oleksandr Dombrovskyi served as a scientist at the Scientific and Research Department of Vinnytsia Polytechnic Institute. He held positions of CEO of Vinnytsia Regional Business Center and CEO of State Enterprise “Pivdennyi Machine-Building Plant” and “PMZ – Zakhid”.

Mr. Dombrovskyi was a Mayor of Vinnytsia as well as the Head of the Vinnytsia Oblast State Administration. He was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the 7th convocation and was a Member of Committee on Agricultural Policy and Land Relations. From 2014 he is a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 8th convocation; he holds position of the First Deputy Chair of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. Mr. Dombrovskyi is an Advisor to the President of Ukraine.


BIO-- MICHAEL BLEYZER, President & Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner, SigmaBleyzer

Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Mr. Bleyzer was raised and educated in the Soviet Union, graduating from Kharkiv Institute of Radioelectronics with a Master of Science in digital electronics and quantum physics. His career took him to Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, before he came to the U.S. in 1978 where he became an American citizen. Mr. Bleyzer then embarked on a career in finance and management, which over 15 years at Exxon and Ernst & Young included a variety of operational, management and executive positions in Texas, Louisiana and Europe.

Mr. Bleyzer co-founded SigmaBleyzer Investment Group, LLC in 1994. Since its founding, SigmaBleyzer has invested primarily in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. SigmaBleyzer’s approach to private equity investments is operational level value creation, combined with advocacy of the economic reforms in emerging markets provided by The Bleyzer Foundation. With offices in Houston, Kiev, Kharkiv, Bucharest, Washington and Amsterdam, SigmaBleyzer has raised and invested approximately one billion dollars in over 100 companies in a variety of industry sectors and have realized over 90 exits. 

SigmaBleyzer currently manages approximately $500 million in assets located in Ukraine and Romania. SigmaBleyzer’s back-office has been located in Houston, Texas since inception in 1994 and provides institutional quality Investor Relations, accounting, tax and reporting services to over 100 investors in the United States, Europe, Middle East and South America.


Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Member of Parliament, First Deputy Chair, Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

Michael Bleyzer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner, SigmaBleyzer private equity investment group 

Sponsored by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Energy Security Working Group

Friday, November 10th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Conference Room offices of SigmaBleyzer, 
6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine, a light lunch will be served