USUBC members were fortunate to attend a very enlightening and objective presentation by  Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council about current economic and political situation in Ukraine. Mr. Aslund shared insights about the current state of reforms including tax, healthcare, land reform, Corporate Governance, privatization, state budget - all in the context of the New IMF Program for Ukraine and upcoming presidential elections.

The fundamental problems in Ukraine remain the same: political instability, corruption, lack of rule of law, weak banking system and Russian interference… Despite of that, Ukraine’s economy is growing at around 3.8%, and 2019 may bring new significant foreign investments.

In the picture left t right: Vitalii Tarasiuk, Embassy of Ukraine in Washington; Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council.

After his presentation, Mr. Aslund took numerous questions from the audience. 

In the picture left to right: Chris Simeone, BGR Group; Yuriy Yakusha, International Consultant; Robert Homans, Business Finance and Micro-Credit Expert; Miki Fedun, International Defense Consultant

The following companies attended the meeting: AT&T; John Deere; U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; BGR Group; CIPE; NED; U.S. State Department; Embassy of Ukraine in USA; World Bank; IMF; APCO Worldwide; Princeton Healthcare Alliance;  Bunge; RULG; Capital Group; Summit Strategies;  Promontory Financial Group; Astana Law Partners; TY Strategies; Pierce Capital Partners; Broad Street Capital Group and others.

In the picture left to right: Vladyslav Rashkovan, Alternate Director, IMF; Alexander Gordin, Managing Director, Broad Street Capital Group; Roman Kachur, Alternate Executive Director for Ukraine, The World Bank Group

Our special thank you to BGR Group, a member of USUBC for hosting this meeting and sponsoring the luncheon! We also thank Alex Gordin, managing director of Broad Street Capital Group for moderating the discussion.