Ukraine’s reform team and international leaders at the Ukrainian Breakfast in Davos on January 23

On Friday, January 23, 2015, in Davos (Switzerland), the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne will hold the Ukrainian Breakfast, the traditional private event organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

This year the interactive discussion of Ukrainian and international leaders will focus on what the new leadership, Ukrainian society, and Ukraine’s international partners expect from each other to address the tremendous challenges Ukraine faces.

Among the speakers and commentators will be José Manuel Barroso, the 11th President of the European Commission; Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006 - 2014); Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management and Founder, Open Society Foundations; Aivaras Abromavičius, Minister of Economics and Trade of Ukraine; Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, former Head of Microsoft Ukraine, Valeriia Gontareva, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, and Serhiy Leshchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine.

Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs Op-Ed columnist of the New York Times, will moderate; Mustafa Nayyem, Member of Parliament of Ukraine will be co-moderator.

Leaders from politics, business, the third sector and journalists will attend the event which has been organized annually since 2005 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to promote Ukraine and bring Ukrainian and international leaders together.

The event will be off the record in accordance with the rules of the World Economic Forum.

The Ukrainian Breakfast Partner:

International Renaissance Foundation

The Davos Ukrainian Lunch (Davos Ukrainian Breakfast in 2015) is the international gathering dedicated to Ukraine, held annually in Davos at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. It is dedicated to giving world leaders an opportunity to learn about and discuss Ukraine’s political and economic situation and challenge. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne have been hosting the Davos Ukrainian Lunch since 2005. Since then, among the speakers and commentators have been Bronislaw Komorowski, Carl Bildt, Thomas Friedman, Vitali Klitschko, Alexei Kudrin, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Chris Patten, Petro Poroshenko, George Soros, Javier Solana, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Yulia Tymoshenko, Viktor Yanukovych, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Victor Yushchenko, and others.

Contacts for media-inquires:

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +380 44 494 11 48


The Victor Pinchuk Foundation is an international, private and non-partisan philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine. It was established in 2006 by businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk. Its goal is to empower the young generation to change their country and the world. To achieve this, projects have been developed and partnerships have been built in Ukraine and worldwide for a decade.

We invest

· In people, to boost human capital;

· In society, to promote social responsibility;

· In the world, to foster a more integrated world.

The projects of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation include, among others: the network of neonatal Centers Cradles of Hope, the largest private scholarship programme in Ukraine, Zavtra.UA, the WorldWideStudies scholarship programme for Ukrainian students studying abroad, and the centre for contemporary art PinchukArtCentre. The foundation also hosts the Philanthropic Roundtable and Ukrainian Lunch, private events organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The foundation supports the international network YES (Yalta European Strategy) to foster Ukraine’s European and global integration, and a crowdfunding platform to foster giving in Ukrainian society, the Philanthropic Marketplace. The Foundation is a member of the European Foundation centre and the Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum. It cooperates with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Brookings Institution, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Peres Center for Peace, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and other nongovernmental organizations.

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EastOne is an international investment advisory group that provides strategic and investment management services to a diversified portfolio of assets across multiple geographical and industrial sectors to a portfolio of over twenty companies and large scale projects in Ukraine and abroad including steel, pipe and wheel manufacturer Interpipe, ferroalloys, oil & gas, mass media, new economy and other sectors. The group was established in 2007 by Victor Pinchuk

EastOne is headquartered in London, with its offices in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

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The Ukrainian Breakfast Partner:

The International Renaissance Foundation is one of the largest philanthropic institution, aimed at fostering an open, participatory, pluralist society based on democratic values in Ukraine. It is part of the Open Society Foundations network, established by investor and philanthropist George Soros.

We support civil society efforts that advance the rights of vulnerable populations, combat corruption, improve public health, combat discrimination and promote access to justice in Ukraine. IRF has contributed to setting up the Strategic Advisory Groups (SAG) to consult the government on strategic approaches to reforms.

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