Business news from Ukraine

BENOIT PLESKA FROM BELGIUM HEADS UKRPOSHTA

The supervisory board of PJSC Ukrposhta at a first meeting held on December 14, 2018 elected Benoit Pleska (Belgium) head of the board. At the meeting the audit committee was created. Jakub Karnowski (Poland) was elected chair of the committee. Oksana Volchko was elected head of the committee for appointments and remuneration to managers of the company.
Oleksandr Ozeran headed the committee for digital transportation and Joona Saluveer (Estonia) headed the committee for postal logistics and parcels.
On October 10, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the supervisory board of PJSC Ukrposhta, consisting of five independent members and two representatives from the state.
Independent members are Pleska, Saluveer, Karnowski, Tommy Jensen (Denmark) and Volchko, while the representatives of the state are Ozeran (Director General of Directorate of State Policy in the sphere of digital infrastructure in transport and postal services of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Hyperloop Project Chief in Ukraine) and Yuriy Tustanovskyi (Head of the Executive Support Service of the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine).
The professional recruiting company Amrop selected the independent members of the supervisory council.

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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS WINS TENDER TO DESIGN PROJECT FOR REALIGNMENT OF UKRAINIAN UKRPOSHTA’S LOGISTIC CHAIN

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at a tender to design a new logistic chain of PJSC Ukrposhta, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry reported last week. “At the end of the project an investment case would be created and it could be financed by the EIB jointly with other international institutions,” the ministry said.
According to the report, in six months, international advisors will develop several projects for the restructuring of the logistics network of Ukrposhta, which today consists of 35 sorting centers and more than 200 transport bases.
“It is important that these cases of the project will be immediately considered and defended with the technical specialists of the EIB from Luxembourg as one of the potential investors,” First Deputy CEO of Ukrposhta Oleksandr Petsovsky said.
The EIB does not disclose the amount for which the contract will be concluded.
As reported, in June, the EIB announced a tender for the selection of a consultant for the modernization of the logistics network of PJSC Ukrposhta with an estimated cost of EUR 400,000.

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UKRPOSHTA POSTAL OPERATOR STARTS COOPERATION WITH ONLINE RETAILERS

Kyiv-based PJSC Ukrposhta postal operator has started cooperation with the Rozetka online supermarket and F.ua online store, the company’s website said. “Ukrposhta has begun cooperation with the F.ua online store, which is one of the top ten sellers of consumer electronics in Ukraine,” the company said in an official statement.
Over the first days of work in the test mode, Ukrposhta delivered more than 1,000 parcels, the number of orders continues to grow.
Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky in turn announced the national postal operator’s cooperation with Rozetka.
“Ukrposhta has finally coupled within Rozetka,” he wrote on Facebook. “Millions of potential buyers have been waiting for this. Now they can order delivery [of a limited number of commodities so far] by Ukrposhta. For us, this is a very important signal from the e-commerce market,” he wrote.
According to Smelyansky, in addition to Rozetka and F.ua, Ukrposhta also works with LeBoutique, Parfums, Yakaboo, LaModa, Top Shop, Makeup and some other well-known e-shops.

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