Fryday W with former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Yuriy Yekhanurov

English Mafia Club considers a person have to be a skillful Mafioso if they are some of the top-politics of a country. For that reason, we think you can learn something from a man, who occupied such position as Mr. Yekhanurov did in past. Even if you’re not interested in listening to him – you still will be able to meet a lot of interesting people, expand your network and have your English practice at this event. See the invitation letter of the Fryday Kyiv organizers below.

We are delighted to present Mr. Yuriy Yekhanurov, former Prime Minister of Ukraine as the speaker at Fryday W on July 10th. Mr.Yekhanurov and fellow panelists will discuss “Doing Business in Ukraine: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.

Mr.Yuriy Yekhanurov and Mr. Oleksandr Paskhaver – economist and Director of the Center for Economic Development will present their views about the current state of Ukrainian politics, economy and law, and provide their insights about the future course of the country’s path.

The round table discussion will be moderated by Alex Frishberg, managing partner of the Kiev-based law firm of Frishberg & Partners.

Below we provide you with brief biographies of the distinguished speakers:

Yuriy Yekhanurov
Mr. Yuriy I. Yekhanurov was the first deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat. He has previously served as the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. When Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, Mr. Yekhanurov started working for the Kiev municipal government. He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine in 1993, and later headed the State Property Fund of Ukraine (which coordinated the privatization) from 1994 to 1997. He also served for a short time as Minister of Economy in the cabinet of Pavlov Lazarenko in 1997. He was elected a member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in 1998. Mr. Yekhanurov holds a Ph.D.-equivalent degree in Economics. For more information, please visit

Oleksand Paskhaver
After graduating from the Kyiv Institute of National Economy, Mr. Paskhaver underwent his post-graduate studies in the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Economy (Moscow). He is a Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Member of the Academy of Technological Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Economist of Ukraine, Adviser to President of Ukraine. Mr. Paskhaver was an active participant of the process of market reforms implementation in Ukraine’s economy, and in 1995 he became one of the initiators of the creation of the Centre for Economic Development and currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Monitoring of the Economy of Ukraine. Mr. Paskhaver has served as Advisor to the President, Prime Minister, deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and to the Chair of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. For more information, please see

Mr. Alex Frishberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 9, 1963. His family immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri (USA) in 1975, where he received a B.A. in English language and literature from University of Missouri and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Prior to relocating to Ukraine in October, 1991, Mr. Frishberg practiced at one of the largest law firms in Washington, D.C., Hogan & Hartson (currently Hogan Lovells). Since then, he has represented numerous multi-national companies and foreign embassies, assisting them in entering and successfully working in the Ukrainian market. For more information please see
The format is a round table discussion with Q&A afterwards.

Speakers: Yuriy Yekhanurov and Oleksand Paskhaver
Topic: “Doing Business in Ukraine: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Date: Wednesday, July 10th 2013
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
Entrance fee: 100 UAH
Venue: Opera hotel
Find more about the venue:
Address: 53 B. Khmelnitskogo Street, Kyiv, Ukraine
Dress code: Smart casual
Language: Russian and English
No pre-registration required
Raffle with awesome prizes:
– Pens from TM Parker ( worth 260 – 2400 UAH
– 150 certificates for a guest-visit to fitness center Sofiyskiy and up to 25% discount to Sofiyskiy Beauty Salon to the guests of the event
Sponsors: Kiev-based law firm of Frishberg & Partners (, Fitness Center “SOFIYSKIY” (, TM Parker (, Ukraine Consulting (
General media partner – First Business Channel (
Media partners – Business Ukraine (, Socialite (

18.30 – 19.00: Welcome networking
19.15: Introduction by Mr.Alex Frishberg, managing partner of Frishberg & Partners, and Fryday’s W Organizers, Mr. Anders Ostlund and Mr. Gustav Hultgren
19.30 – 21.00: Panel discussion between Yuri y Yekhanurov, Oleksandr Savchenko and Oleksandr Paskhaver. Moderator: Alex Frishberg
21.00 – 21.20: questions and answers session
21.20: Prize draw
21.30: Continuation of networking

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues to make sure they don’t miss out on this unique event!

Best regards,
Fryday Team

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