On Monday, October 16, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council hosted a roundtable with new leadership of Ukroboronprom - Pavlo Bukin, General Director, Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy General Director, and Vitaliy Tsvigun, director of Export and Procurement. 

In the picture left to right:  John M. Falk, President, Vigilent Inc.; Vitaliy Tsvigun, Director, Export and Procurement Division, UkrOboronProm; Pavlo Burik, Director General, UkrOboronProm; Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy Director, UkrOboronProm; Morgan Williams, President, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC); Yuliiya Vysotskaya; External affairs Director, League of Defense Companies of Ukraine; Howard O. Weissman, Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP; Alan Merbaum, Principal, International Air and Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin

Pavlo Bukin and Mr. Omelchenko  told USUBC members about this major Ukrainian government enterprise, about reforms in the defense industry and about their interest in expanding business ties between Ukraine government and private military industrial companies and U.S. private military industrial companies.

In the picture left to right: Sergii Omelchenko, Pavlo Bukin and Vitaliy Tsvigun, UkrOboronProm

The Ukrainian State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Today, SC "Ukroboronprom" unites more than 100 enterprises-participants in 5 major defence industry sectors, particularly in armament and military equipment development and manufacture, scientific research and export-import operations.

"Ukroboronprom" has more than 10 design bureaus, engaged in development, design and research, enabling State Concern to implement new solutions and innovations. State Concern employs approximately 80,000 highly skilled people. Many employees have high academic degrees in engineering, applied mathematics, physics, etc.

Realizing the fact, that innovation requires skilled, educated specialists, State Concern management has initiated long-term cooperation with leading educational institutions of the country, the list of which is constantly increasing.

In the picture left to right: Nadia McConnel, USUF; Richard Brecher, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions; Robert McConnell, USUF

The following companies attended this meeting in Washington: Baker McKenzie; DLA Piper;  Motorola Solutions; International Market Analysis; U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; Culhane Meadows; Vigilent Inc; Lockheed Martin; Embassy of Ukraine in USA; Lotus Defense; Culmen International; DynCorp; Stedfast USA; Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy; Wiley Rein LLP; AM General; ADS INC; Astana Law Partners; League of Defense Companies of Ukraine; PASS LLC

The Roundtable was co-moderated by John Falk, President, Vigilent, Inc and Morgan Williams, President. U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

We appreciate this unique opportunity for USUBC members to meet with top officials of Ukroboronprom and listen to their presentation.