On April 11, 2018 U.S.-Ukraine Business Council hosted a roundtable discussion with Gösta Ljungman, the new IMF Resident Representative for Ukraine. The meeting took place in Kyiv.

Mr. Ljungman commented on Ukraine-IMF cooperation, Ukraine's reform implementation progress, future of the banking sector in Ukraine, privatization, demonopolization of the energy and other sectors of Ukraine and other issues, including conditions of receiving the next IMF tranche. It was a great discussion that started in Washington, D.C. several weeks ago when USUBC members met with the IMF Mission Chief for Ukraine Ron van Rooden. 

USUBC was fortunate to have this unique opportunity for members, and we would like to thank Abbott, Amsted Rail/Greenbrier, AGCO, Agro Generation, Archer Daniel Midland, Astarta-Kyiv, Atlantic Group, Business Ombudsman Council - Ukraine, Citi, Delta Air Lines Rep Office in Ukraine, ДТЕК - DTEK, KPMG Ukraine, Monsanto Company, Must-Ipra, Naftogaz, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies Ukraine, Phillip Morris International, Shell Retail, SigmaBleyzer, USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project, US Foundation People of Ukraine, ArcelorMittal, Chemonics,  Iskander Energy Corp, Kyivpost and others for participating in the event.

Top representatives of the Government of Ukraine will be in Washington, D.C. in two weeks for the spring meeting of the World Bank and IMF.

In the picture left to right: Edi Segura, Senior Economist, The Bleyzer Foundation; Robert Bond, USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project, DAI; Tatiana Korotka, Deputy Business Ombudsman; Gösta Ljungman, IMF Resident Representative for Ukraine; Morgan Williams, President, USUBC; Vladyslava Rutytska, Vice President SigmaBleyzer Investment Group; Peter Teluk, Partner, Salkom (Squire Paton Boggs affiliate); Eric P. Luhmann, Amsted Rail Company;

BIO: Gösta Ljungman, IMF Resident Representative for Ukraine
A Swedish national Gösta Ljungman has spent over 10 years in the IMF, working on diverse issues in a wide range of countries. In his most recent assignment to Georgia, he helped negotiate and oversee the implementation of the country's Fund-supported program. During 2010-12, Mr. Ljungman worked on the IMF's Ukraine team, with a special focus on fiscal issues. Mr. Ljungman has also worked on fiscal reforms in Moldova, Montenegro, Ireland, Hungary, Serbia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kuwait, Oman and many other countries.

Mr. Ljungman has also been a frequent lecturer at their IMF's training institutes in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Ljungman worked in the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Mr. Ljungman received his degree in Economics from Uppsala University.