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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

Victor Pinchuk joins the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 marzo 2016

Ucraina-graUkrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk has joined the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council. He is the first Ukrainian invited to the International Advisory board of this leading US think tank.
“The Atlantic Council advocates among global leaders for a free, democratic and successful Ukraine,” said Victor Pinchuk. “I am honored to join its International Advisory Board. I have worked for over 10 years to connect Ukraine to the world and empower change makers for Ukraine. Today, this is more important than ever. The Atlantic Council is a great partner for this.”
Fred Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council said: “The Atlantic Council is both delighted and honored to welcome Victor Pinchuk to its International Advisory Board. An epitome of a businessman and philanthropist, Victor embodies the Atlantic Council’s mission of ‘Working Together to Secure the Future.’ His efforts promoting Ukraine’s partnership with the European Union is matched by his unwavering commitment to promoting human rights in Ukraine.”
The Atlantic Council is a Washington-based leading think tank that seeks to promote constructive US leadership and engagement in the world based on the central role of the Atlantic Community, working with its allies and partners, to meet global challenges. Its International Advisory Board (IAB) is a uniquely influential group of global business and policy leaders who provide perspectives to the Atlantic Council’s president and board. Among the IAB’s members are the CEOs or Chairmen of Blackstone, Coca Cola, Unilever and other leading global companies, as well as former heads of state and government and senior policy makers like Former Prime Minister of Spain José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt, Former National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US Secretary of Defense Charles T. Hagel, and former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski, among others.
Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. In 1990, he founded Interpipe Company on the basis of his patented innovations in pipe design, engineering and production, which were successfully adopted by leading metallurgical factories in the former USSR. In 2007, he founded EastOne Ltd., an international investment advisory company Mr. Pinchuk served two terms as an elected Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, from 1998 to 2006. He retired from politics to focus on his business and philanthropic activities. For over 12 years Mr. Pinchuk has developed philanthropic projects in Ukraine and internationally. In 2006, he consolidated these activities under the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which became the largest private Ukrainian philanthropic foundation. It focuses on education, fostering Ukraine’s international integration, healthcare, and providing access to the inspiration of contemporary art. Mr. Pinchuk serves on the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institution, the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the board of trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). (Copyright © 2016 YES, All rights reserved)


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