AmCham Ukraine Annual Report 2020

“2020 was a challenging and truly unprecedented year for Ukraine and the whole world. All spheres of our lives were affected by the spread of coronavirus. No one was ready for such a scenario. Still, our member companies have shown tremendous courage in helping to outfight the COVID-19. By helping local communities, paying taxes, and creating jobs, they played a crucial role in keeping Ukraine’s economy running despite all the difficulties. We are grateful to our member companies for their leadership in times of crisis. In 2021 we will continue to support our members and help their businesses grow by overcoming all uncertainties and difficulties of the post-coronavirus crisis”.

Andy Hunder
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

“2020 was a very challenging year globally, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ukraine was no exception. As of September, every advanced economy is in recession or depression, while all emerging economies are in recession. Strikingly, over a third of the world’s population has been placed on lockdown throughout the year to stop the spread of COVID-19, causing severe repercussions for economies worldwide. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and our members were forced to operate by remote, yet remained fully united to push forward important initiatives, leverage impact, achieve high results, and give back to our communities, irrespective of the challenging environment. Entering 2021, we intend to use every opportunity to catalyze economic rebound in Ukraine, support real judicial reform, advocate for the protection of investor’s rights, encourage acceleration of digitalization efforts, and promote the continuation of key structural reforms to improve the business environment for all. We thank President Andy Hunder and AmCham’s highly professional, effective team who have tackled the challenges that have arisen to continue delivering excellence in everything they do. Thank you to our members for your unwavering support, we truly wish you and your colleagues the best of health and success in 2021 and beyond!”

Lenna Koszarny

Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine,
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital

Our Mission


Business to Government

Driving actionable dialogue between Business and Government

Business to Business

Continuously creating opportunities for Business to Business Partnership

Business to Ukraine

Promoting Ukraine internationally as an attractive investment destination

Our Values


We act with honesty without compromising high moral standards we set for ourselves


We comply with the laws of Ukraine and do not assist any third party in violating any law of Ukraine


We strive for excellence in everything we do


We are open and consistent in our actions which match our values


We serve our Members for their benefit and for the benefit of the country we operate in


We are committed to deliver great service and excellent results


The member organizations of the Chamber represent the largest companies from all over the globe with a majority of the Foreign Direct Investment

Total Members

611 See All

Total Members in 2020


New Members in 2020


Your Membership Benefits


Expand your GR opportunities and be a part of B2G dialogue via Chamber Policy Platform – 36 Committees and Working Groups, Clubs and Hubs, Taskforce and Forum


Raise any issue your company believes to be important via initiating the official position


Attend exclusive high-level meetings with top government officials and voice your issue directly


Get help with your business travel and benefit from our unique U.S. Express Business Visa support program


Join Chamber events: business networking, family and sports, U.S. holidays, social initiatives and many others


Establish partnerships with fellow member companies and use their extensive experience of doing business in Ukraine


Share your expertise with other member companies – become a speaker at Chamber events


Promote your company, brand or service using Chamber partnership opportunities focused on your business needs


Grow professionally attending a wide range of educational events for all member companies’ employees



Subscribe to Chamber mailouts to be aware of everything that happens in the business arena in Ukraine

M2M Discount Platform

AmCham M2M Discount Platform provides an excellent opportunity for companies to promote their products and services and exchange special offers and attractive discounts with other AmCham members. The Discount platform became available in November 2020.


The following companies provided their discounts for AmCham M2M Discount Platform

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Driving actionable dialogue between Business and Government

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Hospitality & Tourism


Human Capital


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Media & Communications


NEW! Medical Services Providers


Mobile Telecom




Retail & E-Commerce




Solid Excisable Goods


NEW! Sustainability Committee



100+ Chamber-Driven Success Stories in 2020

B2G Dialogue


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Position Papers

Top-Level Ukrainian Engagement

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine

Olha Stefanishyna, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation

Roman Abramovsky, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources

Arsen Avakov, Minister of Internal Affairs

Vladyslav Kryklii, Minister of Infrastructure

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Denys Maliuska, Minister of Justice

Ihor Petrashko, Minister for Development of Economy, Trade, and Agriculture

Maxym Stepanov, Minister of Health

Olexandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy

Iryna Venediktova, Prosecutor General

Ivan Bakanov, Head of the Security Service

Olga Pishchanska, Head of the Antimonopoly Committee

Kyrylo Shevchenko, Governor of the National Bank

MP Mykola Solskyy, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy

MP Mykyta Poturaiev, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy

MP Oleg Bondarenko, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management

MP Dmytro Natalukha, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Economic Development

MP Andriy Gerus, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services

MP Mykhailo Radutskyy, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Health, Medical Assistance, and Medical Insurance

MP Andriy Kostin, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy

MP Denys Monastyrskyy, Head of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement

MP Halyna Tretiakova, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy and Veterans' Rights Protection

MP Yuriy Kisiel, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Infrastructure and Transport

MP Danylo Getmantsev, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Financial Issues, Tax and Customs Policy

MP Mykhailo Kriachko, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Digital Transformation

Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Head of Kyiv City State Administration

Dmytro Sennychenko, Head of the State Property Fund

Yevgen Kapinus, Chairman of the Pension Fund

Svitlana Rekrut, Managing Director of Deposit Guarantee Fund

Timur Khromaev, Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission

Oleksiy Lyubchenko, Head of the State Tax Service

Mykola Chmeruk, Head of Large Taxpayers' Office of the State Tax Service

Sergiy Solodchenko, Acting Head of the State Fiscal Service

Vladyslava Magaletska, Head of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumers Protection

Andriy Vilenskiy, Acting Head of the National Health Service

Ihor Kuzin, Acting Director General of Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health

Roman Opimakh, Head of the State Geology Service

Roman Leshchenko, Head of the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography, and Cadaster

Andriy Malovanyi, Head of the State Ecological Inspection

Maryana Oleskiv, Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development

Olexandr Kubrakov, Head of the State Road Agency

Yuriy Balaniuk, Head of the National Qualifications Agency

Taras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language

Mikheil Saakashvili, Head of the Executive Committee of the National Reforms Council

Maria Barabash, Executive Director of the Office of Simple Solutions and Results

Olga Magaletska, Head of the Office of the National Investment Council

Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director of UkraineInvest

Marcin Swiecicki, Business Ombudsman

Kyrylo Kryvolap, Executive Director of Economic Recovery Center

Volodymyr Zhmak, Head of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”

Arsen Zhumadilov, Director General of the SOE "Medical Procurement of Ukraine"

Olexandr Golodnytskyy, Acting Head of the SE “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority”

Oleksiy Soboliev, Director of the SE "ProZorro.Sale"

International Engagement

Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State

Betsy Hafner, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Russia and Eurasia, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Caleb McCarry, Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Kristina Kvien, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Goesta Ljungman, Resident Representative for Ukraine, International Monetary Fund

Ivanna Vladkova Hollar, Mission Chief to Ukraine, International Monetary Fund

Vahe Vardanyan, Lead Financial Sector Specialist for the Finance and Markets Global Practice in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, The World Bank

Jason Pellmar, Regional Manager, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, International Finance Corporation

Andreas Walter, General Manager of European Medicine Verification Organization

Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Jon Decker, White House Correspondent, Fox News Radio

AmCham Delivers the Voice of Members & Investors at the Highest Level

National Reforms Council

National Investment Council in Davos

National Council on Anticorruption Policy

Legal Reform Commission

AmChams in Europe Cooperation

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine is a part of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce. The AmCham Ukraine President Andy Hunder served as Treasurer of the AmChams in Europe Executive Committee for four years in a row, from 2017 till 2020. Established in 1963, AmChams in Europe serves as the umbrella organization for 45 AmChams throughout Europe and Eurasia.

AmChams in Europe’s collective membership represents more than 17,000 American and European companies employing 20 million workers – accounting for more than $ 1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic.


Promoting Ukraine internationally as an attractive investment destination

Foreign Media Outreach

Cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and Washington-Based Institutions

20+ meetings with Charge D’Affaires, U.S. Officials, and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine


Continuously creating opportunities for Business to Business Partnerships


Chamber Events



Annual Events

Women's Executives Leadership Development Initiative Sessions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Business School

Knowledge Seminars

Friday University

Club's & HUB's Meetings

Young Professionals Network

American Independence Day Online Raffle

American Independence Day Picnic by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine is one of the most long-awaited family events of Kyiv summer. This year due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, the AmCham held the American Independence Day Online Raffle 2020.

AmCham team did their best to create a festive atmosphere even online. With the help of Partners, AmCham prepared fantastic prizes, received congratulations from Kristina A. Kvien, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and Lenna Koszarny, Chair of the AmCham Ukraine Board, Founding Partner and CEO at Horizon Capital.

Women's Executives Leadership Development Initiative

Women’s Executives Leadership Development Initiative (WELDI) is a personal development and business-networking platform that brings together successful, powerful, and goal-oriented women leaders for more than seven years. WELDI is aimed at boosting leadership skills, learning, inspiring and empowerment of women leaders. Created in 2013 under the umbrella of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, this initiative unites 500 TOP female leaders from AmCham Ukraine member companies.



PepsiCo Ukraine

Thanksgiving Season & Award Ceremony 2020

For the sixth year in a row, AmCham Ukraine recognizes organizations, projects, and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of a favorable business and social environment in Ukraine or promoted Ukraine internationally. Representatives of the Chamber member companies named those who they would like to thank. The Chamber presented the 2020 Thanksgiving Choice of the Business Community Award to Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and Paul Niland, Founder of Lifeline Ukraine.

Due to quarantine restrictions, AmCham conducted its annual Thanksgiving traditional activities online. This year, we held online the How to Roast a Thanksgiving Turkey video-masterclass. Shota Goderdzishvili, the Chief Cook at Hilton Kyiv, together with AmCham President Andy Hunder cooked Thanksgiving dinner.


Media & Social Media Coverage


President's interviews, commentaries & external speaking engagements

19 000

Media references


B2G statements

22 434


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2020 Ukraine Country Profile

Ukraine Country Profile is the annual Chamber publication that includes analytical articles and important conclusions on Ukraine’s economy. Publication contains Ukraine’s economic overview and unique insights provided by leading Chamber member companies.

2020 Ukraine Country Profile Experts

Supporting Business Amid Covid-19

Leadership in Times of Crisis

Leadership in Times of Crisis is a video project on social media aimed at supporting businesses during unprecedented, historic, and challenging times for the whole world with the COVID-19 outbreak. AmCham Ukraine launched the Leadership in Times of Crisis project in April 2020 to give members a platform to communicate, share insights, and personal experience on how to lead through the coronavirus storm with maximum benefit for the company, employees, customers, and country.

In October, AmCham Ukraine won AmChams in Europe Creative Network Award 2020 for this project. The Leadership in Times of Crisis project has been recognized as the best creative network project among AmChams in 43 countries.

Learn More


During the COVID-19 pandemic, AmCham, jointly with the member company Deloitte Ukraine, conducted a series of surveys to support companies during the unprecedented times and understand their expectations and concerns, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the business community operating on the ground.

Doing Business After COVID-19 Lockdown in Ukraine – AmCham Survey conducted in partnership with member company Citi Ukraine to understand the impact of coronavirus on business, identify key concerns and ideas on Ukraine’s reopening strategy that will help businesses and the economy at large.


AmCham Ukraine member companies mobilize expertise and resources to help Ukrainians during the coronavirus outbreak. They have demonstrated high responsibility and empathy, both helping communities and supporting the economy. To share their good deeds and get this message across to the broader audience, AmCham Ukraine launched the Biz4Good project.

Innovations & Initiatives 2020

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