AmCham Ukraine Annual Report 2021

“AmCham member companies have shown incredible resilience throughout the recent years in outfighting the COVID-19 consequences. Our member companies continue to help local communities, pay taxes, and create jobs, playing a crucial role in keeping Ukraine’s economy running despite all the difficulties.

It’s great to finally see an upbeat forecast from the vast majority of AmCham members on their companies’ financial health in 2021. We will continue to vigorously push for rule of law, and protection of investors’ rights, helping businesses to prosper and making Ukraine a better and more secure place to do business.

We are here to serve you. We will continue to stand up and speak up for you, our members, investors, and job creators. We will continue to fight for your business so you may invest, operate, and employ. We will continue being here for you, creating new opportunities for you to promote your services and brands.”

 

Andy Hunder
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

“Along with the entire global community, COVID-19 effects continue to impact Ukraine, though vaccinations have ramped up and the economy is rebounding. We are buoyed by the recent AmCham-Citi survey released in September 2021, indicating that relative to last year, during 2021, circa 2/3rds of members report higher revenue year-on-year, nearly 50% have increased their personnel, and over 1/3 have increased investments. Renewed cooperation between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund, with $700 million disbursed in November and the program extended to June 2022; record-high foreign currency reserves at circa $30 billion, and Ukraine’s economy forecast to grow in excess of 3% in the coming year, provide further cause for optimism. During this year, AmCham’s dedicated and talented team, under the strong leadership of President Andy Hunder, and together with our Board and esteemed members, have achieved numerous policy wins, continued high-level engagement with government stakeholders, championed the protection of investor rights, and enhanced the business and investment climate in Ukraine. We are grateful to our members for their commitment and support and look forward to working together to make Ukraine a world-class destination for investment, innovation, and job creation. May you, your families, and colleagues enjoy the best of health, joy, abundance, and success during 2022 and in the years ahead!”

 

Lenna Koszarny

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

Our Strategic Pillars

B2G

Business to Government

Drive actionable dialogue between Business and Government
B2B

Business to Business

Create continuous opportunities for Business to Business Partnerships
B2U

Business to Ukraine

Promote Ukraine internationally as an attractive investment destination

Our Values

Integrity

We adhere to the highest ethical standards and set an example in the business community

Transparency

We mean what we say and say what we mean, acting in an open and transparent manner

Excellence

We are results-oriented and strive for excellence in everything we do

Service

We deliver the best value to our members for the benefit of their business and Ukraine

Community

We are a strong platform uniting businesses with shared values

Membership

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 in 2021

633 See All

Total Members in 2021

633

New Members in 2021

82

New Chamber members

Your Membership Benefits

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M2M Discount Platform

Discounts for AmCham member companies on our AmCham M2M Discount Platform are not only excellent benefits for AmCham members but also a great chance to promote their brands and services.

List of companies that provide discounts:

AmCham Ukraine to U.S. (UA2US) Platform

Ukraine to U.S. (UA2US) Platform brings together like-minded and ambitious companies that want to expand their business horizons beyond Ukraine and see the United States as a potential destination. The Platform provides all the tips and tricks, valuable contacts, information, and referrals that can help AmCham members to grow their business abroad.

Official Service Providers

B2B Online Events “Let’s Catch Up: Meeting New AmCham Members”

AmCham Ukraine launched a Let’s Catch Up series of events to provide new member companies with an opportunity to introduce themselves to the entire business community of AmCham, to establish new contacts, strengthen the cooperation with other members and open new doors to business opportunities.

B2G

Driving actionable dialogue between Business and Government

Committees & Taskforce

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Agriculture

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Banking & Financial Services

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Competition

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Consumer Goods

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Customs

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Energy

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Food & Beverage

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Healthcare

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Hospitality & Tourism

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Human Capital

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Information Technologies

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Infrastructure

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Intellectual Property Rights

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Legal

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Media & Communication

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Medical Services Providers

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Mobile Telecom

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Renewables

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Retail & E-Commerce

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Seeds

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Sustainability

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Tax

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Solid Excisable Goods Taskforce

70+ Chamber-Driven Success Stories

B2G Dialogue

1300+

Policy Events

200+

High-Level Meetings

5000+

Participants

600+

Position Papers

Top-Level Ukrainian Engagement

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

Dmytro Razumkov, Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (as of April 2021)

Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine

Yullia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy

Olga Stefanishyna, Deputy 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

Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food

Oleksiy Liubchenko, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy (as of August, 2021)

Viktor Lyashko, Minister of Health

Denys Monastyrskyy, Minister of Internal Affairs

Serhii Marchenko, Minister of Finance

Iryna Venediktova, Prosecutor General

Kyrylo Shevchenko, Governor of the National Bank

MP Danylo Hetmantsev, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy

MP Serhii Iounushas, Chairman of the Commission on Legal Reform under the President, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement

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

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

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

MP Anastasia Radina, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy

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

MP Oleksandr Sova, Head of the Subcommittee on Customs Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy

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

MP Andriy Zhupanyn, Head of Subcommittee on Gas, Gas Transport and Gas Supply Policy of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services

MP Dmytro Naletov, Head of the Subcommittee on Tourism and Resorts of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy

MP Lesia Vasylenko, Head of the Subcommittee on Climate Change and Atmospheric Air Protection of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management

MP Liudmyla Buimister, Head of the Subcommittee on Competition and Equal Business Opportunities of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Economic Development

Oleksiy Boniuk, Head of the Office for the Protection of Investor’s Rights within the Prosecutor General’s Office

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

Ihor Klymenko, Head of the National Police

Vadym Melnyk, Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (as of July, 2021)

Serhiy Halitsyn, Acting Head of the State Architectural and Construction Inspection of Ukraine (as of March, 2021)

Oleksiy Kucher, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine

Mariana Oleskiv, Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine

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

Mykhailo Babenko, Head of the State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health

Andriy Maliovanyi, Head of State Ecological Inspection

Taras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language

Petro Kotin, Acting President of the State Enterprise "National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom"

Sergiy Pereloma, Acting CEO of JSC "Ukrtransgaz"

Vitaliy Kindrativ, Head of the State Service of Maritime and River Transport

Olga Pishchanska, Head of the Antimonopoly Committee

Sergiy Grynevetsky, Head of Odesa Regional State Administration

Yuriy Butsa, Government Commissioner for Public Debt Management, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Top-Level International Engagement

George P. Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S.

Katherine Tai, Ambassador, the 19th U.S. Trade Representative

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

Nathan Brooks, International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property Attorney for Eastern Europe, U.S. Department of Justice

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

Kendra L. Gaither, Vice President, Rule of Law Coalition, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Dorian Mazurkevich, Regional IP Attaché for Eurasia, United States Patent and Trademark Office, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Oksana Markarova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States of America

Jason Pellmar, Regional Head for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, International Finance Corporation

Ivanna Vladkova-Hollar, Head of the IMF mission in Ukraine

Vahram Stepanyan, IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine

Anders Aslund, Resident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

AmCham is a Member of:

  • National Reforms Council under the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • National Investment Council under the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • National Council on Anticorruption Policy under the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • Legal Reform Commission under the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • Supervisory Board of the Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest
  • Ukraine’s Business Ombudsman Council

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

Meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

National Reforms Council

Joint meeting of the National Reforms Council and Congress of Local and Regional Authorities under President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The tenth U.S.-Ukraine Trade and Investment Council Meeting

AmChams in Europe Cooperation

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine is a part of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce. 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 46 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.

AmCham Ukraine Shortlisted for European Creative Network Award 2021

AmCham Ukraine’s project Membership Engagement Tracker was shortlisted for the ACE Creative Network Award 2021. AmCham Ukraine launched the Tracker in April 2021 to better serve AmCham member companies, monitor their daily requests and needs, boost interactions with members, and reduce churn.

European Creative Network Award 2021

B2U

Promoting Ukraine internationally as an attractive investment destination

Foreign Media Outreach

Cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Officials

30+ meetings with U.S. Officials and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

B2B

Continuously creating opportunities for Business to Business Partnerships

87

Chamber Events

7278

Participants

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

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 up to 500 TOP female leaders from AmCham Ukraine member companies.

Partners

GlaxoSmithKline

PepsiCo Ukraine

Thanksgiving 2021

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine presented the 2021 Thanksgiving Choice of the Business Community Award to Ukraine’s healthcare professionals for demonstrating great courage and empathy, being at the frontline, and saving people’s lives in times of global COVID-19 outbreak.

COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM

Media & Social Media Coverage

100+

President's interviews, commentaries & external speaking engagements

19000+

Media references

32

B2G statements

23,167

Facebook

2,737

Twitter

5,876

LinkedIn

SUPPORTING BUSINESS AMID COVID-19

Surveys

Ukraine Business Climate Survey: A Year of LockdownAmCham Survey conducted in partnership with member company Citi Ukraine. The Survey is aimed at assessing how one year of lockdown impacted businesses in Ukraine and identifying key concerns and expectations for doing business in 2021.

Ukraine Business Climate Survey: Post-Pandemic Horizon – AmCham Survey conducted in partnership with member company Citi Ukraine. The Survey’s primary goal is to equip members with present-day business trends, state of investment climate, COVID-related outcomes and help to navigate in the new business season.

 

Innovations & Initiatives

Global Human Capital Talks

Global Human Capital Talks – a series of online events on Facebook with two AmChams, and member company Deloitte Ukraine taking part, aimed at helping members to better lead, manage, and motivate teams in the new COVID-19 realities. It serves as a platform to share best international practices, professional expertise, and modern trends in the human capital area that proved their efficiency throughout Europe.

Cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies

Cooperation with the Office for the Protection of Investor’s Rights within the Prosecutor General’s Office

AmCham Ukraine established cooperation with the Prosecutor General Office in May 2020, resulting in the formation of the Office for the Protection of Investor’s Rights within the Prosecutor General’s Office, AmCham has brought forward 34 cases from its members who sought fairness, transparency, and concrete actions taken to protect investor rights. As of today, fair justice and the safeguarding of investor rights have been established in 15 matters, and progress has been made in a number of other cases underway.

Cooperation with the Business Protection Office under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Secure investment and property rights, establish level playing fields, guarantee fair competition by decreasing the shadow economy – are among the top priorities for our members. AmCham Ukraine established productive cooperation with the Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrskii, resulting in the formation of the Business Protection Office.

Government Relations Professionals Network – GR Net

In October 2021, AmCham Ukraine launched GR Net. The brand-new platform’s primary goal is to unite the professional GR community, share and implement transparent GR practices in Ukraine based on international standards.

Policy Talks

AmCham team launched Policy Talks in the format of video interviews with stakeholders. This project aimed at delivering members’ messages to a wider audience, strengthening the dialogue with responsible stakeholders, and finding proponents.

B2G SURVEYS

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Survey on AmCham B2G Activities 2021

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Survey on Limited Banking Licenses

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Survey on Diia.City

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Survey on Chamber Media & Communication Committee's Activities and Plans in 2020 – Q1 2021

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Chamber Tax Committee Survey on Tax Policy 2021

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Chamber Tax Committee Survey on Tax Administration 2021

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