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USUBC supports international fundraising campaign for Phase II of Holodomor museum in Kyiv
International Foundation for Development of the Holodomor Victims Memorial
Kyiv, Ukraine, Tue, Nov 19, 2019
On Wednesday, November 19, 2019, the International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims Memorial hosted a National Holodomor Museum Special Event. During the event, guests were presented the Project of the Holodomor Museum by world-renowned Haley Sharpe Design and Nizio Design International, celebrated for their work with the Smithsonian, Stonehenge, the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising and POLIN. The building of the Museum is unique because it symbolizes the Truth about the Holodomor, which breaks the roof, and comes to light from the earth, after decades of its concealment and suppression.
“In the world, such museums are usually built in partnership between the state and business. First, we referred to entrepreneurs and politicians. An architectural solution will symbolize the truth that breaks through suppressions. The key idea is to know and to be. To know about the tragedy and to be a nation." – said Ivan Vasiunyk, Head of the Supervisory Board, International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor victims Memorial.
The project was presented publicly for the first on November 19, 2019, hosted by the Supervisory Board of the International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims. Memorial chaired by Ivan Vasiunyk, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine (2007-2010). The event brought together friends of the Museum Project, including government representatives and top management of large Ukrainian and international companies. The National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide is being built on a public-private partnership basis as Phase II of the existing memorial to the victims of the Holodomor in Kyiv on the banks of the Dnipro River.
USUBC supports the international fundraising campaign launched by the International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims with the goal of raising funds for the permanent exposition and an endowment fund for the Phase II construction of the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum, started in 2017 and is to be completed in 2023.
USUBC members and friends joined the event – Alexa Chopivsky, Director, Ukraine House in Davos; Eric Luhmann, AMSTED RAIL, Director of Market Development for CIS and Europe. Member, Executive Comittee, USUBC; Dan Bilak, Chairman, UkraineInvest; Armen Khachaturyan, Senior Partner, ASTERS; Andy Bain, President, Atlantic Group; Valentina Podgornaya, Executive Director, DAAR Foundation; Kateryna Yushchenko, Co-Founder, Intermarium; Elisa L. Iannacone, Publishing Director, The Report; Andriy Tsymbal, Managing Partner, KPMG; Alfred Roth, CEO, Depsol Technologies; Yuriy Sivitsky, Board Member, Intecracy; Mykola Stetsenko, Co-managing Partner, Avellum; Pavlo Matyusha, Government Affairs & Strategic Projects Leader, Corteva; John Shmorhun, President, AgroGeneration; Alyona Nevmerzhytska, Commercial Director, Kyiv Post; Peter Teluk, Founding Partner, Trident Eagle Group. Member, Executive Committee, USUBC; Onur Anliatamer, Chairman of the Management Board, Credit Europe Bank; Oleg Bigdan, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Bunge; Liusia Pakhuchaya, Partner, PwC; Nataliia Chernyshova, General Country Manager, Mars; Valentin Sereda, Senior Market Analyst, AGCO; Irina Paliashvili, President & Senior Counsel. Member, Executive Comittee, USUBC, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group; Oksana Lihostova, Correspondent, Voice of America; Ruslan Deynychenko, Correspondent, Voice of America; Gintautas Dirgela, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Japan Tobacco International; Vasile Varvaroi, General Manager, Cargill; Vitalii Kopych, Deputy Chairman, Management Board, Winner Automotive; William B. Taylor, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine; Jim Brooke, Editor in Chief, Ukraine Business News; Zinovii Kozytskyy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Zhakhidnadraservis;.