Founder of London's Ukrainian Business Centre elected to Ukraine's parliament
Ruslan Demchak, the founder and owner of Ukrainian Business Centre in London has been elected to the Ukrainian Parliament following October’s election. Ruslan was elected as the member of Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the Vinnitsa region.
Mr Demchak received 43,955 votes (51.68%), whilst his opponents Alexander Kachur from Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and self-nominated Gregory Kaletnik obtained 11.3% and 4.9%.
“We look forward to working together with the new Ukrainian parliament and with Mr. Demchak in promoting Ukrainian investment opportunities to international investors here in London” commented Andy Hunder, Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London.
“I am grateful to my compatriots for such a high level of support. This is a really great manifestation of their trust and I am now personally responsible to each of the voters. I think that in the situation in which the country is at the moment, the priority for the new Verkhovna Rada shall become reconstruction of the country in every sense. This must involve rebuilding infrastructure, economic stabilization and reforms in order to improve the investment climate. I established Ukrainian Business Centre in London to develop business, investment and cultural relations between Ukraine and the UK. In particular, we are running regular investment road-shows in London, aiming to establish the direct dialogue of Ukraine and Europe and attract foreign investments to small and medium businesses” commented Ruslan Demchak.
Ukrainian Business Centre in London (UBCL) was established by Ruslan Demchak in 2011 to develop business, investment and cultural relations of Ukraine and CIS countries with the UK. UBCL is a central contact point for CIS companies and entrepreneurs, aiming to explore business opportunities of the UK market, find local business partners and attract investments.