Wednesday 12 August 2015, 18:00 – 20:00
Bryan Cave, 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AJ
Free admission. Please note that all attendees must register to attend the event – please register online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ukrainian-British City Club (UBCC) presents panel discussion Doing business in Ukraine in the times of reforms: practical challenges and how to overcome them.
As Ukraine approaches the 24th anniversary of its independence on 24 August 2015, the implementation of the package of reforms designed to stabilise economy and eliminate corruption in the country has finally got under way. Are the reforms progressing fast enough? What does the Ukrainian government need to make the process of implementation more efficient? Do the businesses and foreign investors feel any difference when working in Ukraine? What are the main challenges which businesses have to deal with on the ground? Are there any practical ways to resolve these challenges?
These questions will form the focus of the panel discussion organised by the Ukrainian-British City Club. The panellists are:
- Volodymyr Khomanets – Minister-Counsellor, Head of Economic Department of Embassy of Ukraine in the UK
- Dmitriy Gilgur – Director and Founder of VimesVC, business consultancy based in the UK and Ukraine, focused on Eastern European market intelligence, private equity and venture capital transactions
Volodymyr Khomanets holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has been serving as the Head of Economic Department of Ukrainian Embassy to the UK since May 2012. He joined Ukrainian diplomatic service in 1996. Before being posted to the UK, he was the Head of Economic Security Division of Policy Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. His previous diplomatic postings included the Republic of Lebanon and the United States of America.
Dmitriy Gilgur holds a MSc in Finance and Economics from the University of Manchester. He worked for eight years in finance in the City of London before founding VimesVC in 2012. VimesVC is based in UK and Ukraine and provides consultancy services in areas of corporate and strategy and direct investment between the two countries.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Irina Tymczyszyn, Managing Director of the Ukrainian-British City Club and Global Head of CEE & CIS Team at Bryan Cave.
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q & A session, and a networking cocktail reception.