Challenges and opportunities of doing business in Ukraine. Talk with Andy Hunder, President of American Chamber of Commerce Ukraine, 8 March, 7pm
A latest survey by the American Chamber of Commerce highlights that 9 out of 10 multinational business leaders have faced corruption in Ukraine. International corporations operating across the globe are subject to stringent British and US Anti-Corruption legislation. Some are shunning Ukraine because of the high risks. However, many international companies are regularly demonstrating business growth in Ukraine. What are these success stories and how do corporations manage to transparently and legally operate in such a challenging business environment?
Andy Hunder is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, a leading business organization representing the voice of over 600 member companies. The Chamber actively works to improve the business environment and attract foreign direct investments, advocating for predictable and transparent rules of doing business. Andy is a member of the National Reforms Council, and Treasurer of AmChams in Europe, the umbrella organization for American Chambers of Commerce from 42 countries throughout Europe.
A native Londoner, Andy served as director of the Ukrainian Institute in London in 2010-2015
DATE: 8 March 2018
VENUE: Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park
Admission: The event is free but registration is required. Please register here.
The talk will be held in English. Moderated by Marina Pesenti, Director, Ukrainian Institute London.
The event will be followed by wine reception.
Andy Hunder is a native Londoner, who over the past two decades has become a recognised leading specialist in public affairs, communications and government relations in Ukraine. On 15 April 2015, he was appointed as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.
In 1997 Andy was a TV presenter on a leading Ukrainian television channel. Then for seven years he headed the Public Relations department at Ukrainian Mobile Communications (now Vodafone Ukraine) and in 2004 was appointed External Affairs and Communications Manager at GlaxoSmithKline with responsibility for Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus. He later launched the London office of Ukrainian law firm Magisters, and, later, Sayenko Kharenko, where he also headed the Government Relations practice. The Ukrainian law firms in London served as conduits to service multinational clients investing in Ukraine.
In 2010 Andy was appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London, and was a regular commentator on Ukrainian current affairs in the global media. During 2014 he was interviewed live more than 100 times on top international TV and radio stations including BBC, CNN, Sky News, Bloomberg TV, ITV, Al Jazeera and others. He has spoken on Ukrainian current affairs at the House of Commons, House of Lords, Oxford University, London School of Economics and University College London.
Andy studied Philosophy and Theology in Rome, Italy. He speaks fluent English, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian. Andy is married with two sons.
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