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26 January 2011 Council of Investors Under The President of Ukraine

Dmitry Firtash Joins Council of Domestic and Foreign Investors Under the President of Ukraine

The manning list of the Council of Domestic and Foreign Investors has been approved as per the Decree of the President of Ukraine On Composition of the Council of Domestic and Foreign Investors dated 26 January 2011.
The Council is chaired by the President, and its membership consists, subject to agreement, of 29 Ukrainian and foreign investors and entrepreneurs with the global acclaim. In particular, invitations to join the Council were given to Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Chairman of the Board of Group DF; Mr. Rinat Akhmetov, founder of System Capital Management; Mr. Vyacheslav Boguslayev, Chairman of the Board of Motor-Sich Corporation; Mr. Victor Pinchuk, founder of the international consulting group East-One, and others.
The Russian Federation is represented in the Council by Mr. Vagit Alekperov, President Lukoil; Mr. German Gref, Chairman Sberbank of Russia; Mr. Andrey Kostin, President VTB Bank, and Mr. Mikhail Fridman, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Alpha-Group.
Among other Council members are: Mr. Edmond Trump, President Trump Group; Mr. Stephen Ballmer, CEO Microsoft, Mr. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of the Board Arcelor Mittal; and Mr. Paul Bulcke, CEO Nestle S.A.
Further, the Council also includes Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President and General Director, Japan Bank of Reconstruction and Development (Japan); Mr. Jan Kulczyk, President Kulczyk Holding S.A. (Poland); Mr. Tofik Nagiev, Vice President Cukurova Holding (Turkey); Mr. Herbert Stepic, Chairman of the Board Raiffeisen Bank International AG; and a representative of the EU – Mr. Tomas Fiala, President European Business Association (Czech Republic) and others.


As per the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 1 September 2010, the Council of Domestic and Foreign Investors is an advisory authority under the President of Ukraine. Its formation pursues the objective of promoting the attraction and effective utilization of domestic and foreign investments with an eye on Ukrainian economy integration in the European and global economic systems. The Council is tasked with a cardinal mission of making proposals to the end of improvement of Ukraine’s investment climate and creation of business-friendly conditions for the operation of the existing and attraction of new domestic and foreign investors.