American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Elects New Chair and Executive Committee

Lenna Koszarny elected Chair of AmCham Ukraine Board of Directors

Kyiv, December 12, 2018

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine today announced that Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors. The newly elected Vice-Chairs are Alexander McWhorter, Managing Director, Citibank, and Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD. Iryna Kozlova, General Manager, PepsiCo Ukraine, was elected Treasurer and Serhiy Chorny, Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie, will serve as Secretary & Legal Advisor. This is the first time in AmCham Ukraine’s 26-year history that a female CEO has been elected Chair.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine represents over 600 members and affiliated parties.  Since 1992, the Chamber has been serving investors, multinationals and companies operating in Ukraine. It continues standing up for business, driving actionable dialogue between business and government, continuously creating opportunities for business to business partnerships, and promoting Ukraine internationally as an attractive investment destination.

The AmCham Board of Directors plays a key role in identifying the strategy and the vision of the Chamber based on Members’ priorities and needs. The Directors are actively involved in policy activities, bringing professional expertise and advocating for ease of doing business in Ukraine.

Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber in Ukraine, runs the executive operations of the Chamber with his team, who report to the Board of Directors.

“I wish to congratulate Lenna and the Executive Committee on this election. This is indeed good news for our members, 74% of whom plan to expand their business in Ukraine in 2019. I look forward to working together with Lenna, the newly-elected Executive Committee and the entire Board throughout an exciting year, serving the members”, commented Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

“On behalf of the AmCham Ukraine Board of Directors, I would like to thank Grzegorz Chmielarski, Managing Director of McDonald's Ukraine, for his leadership as Chair of our Board beginning in 2017.  Serving on the Board these past three years, alongside such esteemed members of our community, has been very rewarding.  I am humbled and delighted to be elected as Chair and look forward to working together with our Board and President to amplify the country’s success and that of its members, as well as focusing on issues that matter to our members during this crucial year ahead”, said Lenna Koszarny, Chair of the Board of Directors.

Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, manages four funds focused on Ukraine and the near region, with over $800 million under management. Born in Canada, Lenna has lived and worked in Ukraine for 25 years. She is a CPA and received her HBA at the Ivey Business School.

For more details please contact:
Yuliana Chyzhova, Senior Communications Coordinator of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; ychyzhova@chamber.ua; 063 641 9368