Business news from Ukraine


IBM Corporation (the United States) has appointed Bohdan Khoroschak new director general of the company in Ukraine from August 13, 2019, according to the website of the company. “I am very pleased to be able to scale my experience in IT services for the benefit of IBM customers throughout the ecosystem in Ukraine. They increase business efficiency by implementing the most advanced solutions, taking advantage of open source technologies and multi-cloud environments,” the company quotes Khoroschak as saying.
Khoroschak has been working in IT-industry for 14 years. He deals with business development, sale management and consulting.
In 2012, Khoroschak appointed as IBM’s trade representative in Ukraine. Through 2014-2015, he became head of corporation’s software department; within 2015-2017 he chaired section of digital sales and updating of software licensing in the states of Central and Eastern Europe; and since November 2017 and until nowadays he managed technical service department in Ukraine.
His predecessor Valeriy Shliakhov held the post since January 2018.
IBM is an American company headquartered in Armonk. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software, as well as IT and consulting services.



Tino Zeiske, who previously held the position of Global Director for Talent Management and Recruitment at Metro AG (headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany), has been appointed new CEO of METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine LLC (Metro C&C, Kyiv).
“Tino Zeiske will be the new CEO of METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine from October 1, 2019, or earlier, depending on the time frame for obtaining a work permit,” the retailer’s press service said.
Olivier Langlet, who has held the post of CEO at METRO Cash and Carry Ukraine, since April 2019, has been appointed CEO of MAKRO Cash & Carry (the Czech Republic) within Metro AG, it said.
“From October 1, 2019, Olivier will be fully responsible for the activities of MAKRO, the Czech Republic,” it said.
METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine was founded in 2003. It consists of 23 METRO shopping centers in the largest cities of Ukraine, namely Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Poltava, Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kryvy Rih, Mariupol, Zaporizhia, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa and Mykolaiv, and also two wholesale outlets in Ternopil and Lutsk.

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The development and popularization of squash in Ukraine is promising, CEO of the World Squash Federation Andrew Shelley has stated.
“There are good squash courts in Ukraine and new ones are coming in. Your young squash federation is doing a good job, therefore you have everything. Squash in Ukraine is moving forward,” he said during his visit to Ukraine.
Shelley noted squash does not require large financial resources.
“This is a great sport, and the more people try to play it, the more will be involved,” he said.
Multiple world squash champion Ramy Ashour and six-time European champion Camille Serme visited Ukraine within the worldwide program for squash development “Ambassador WSF 2018” on June 23-24.
Coach and referee seminars, demonstration matches, thematic conferences, the sparring and training of the Ukrainian men’s and women’s squash teams with the leading world players, trainings for children from the children’s squash academy were held in Kyiv within the framework of this program.
“More than 20 million people play squash all over the world. In Ukraine their number amounts to thousands. We have room for improvement, and we really are developing. Squash is appreciated as an entertaining sport and an excellent relaxation for amateur sportsmen. We are grateful to the World Squash Federation for including our country in the program of squash popularization and teamwork,” the program coordinator, Vice President of the Ukrainian Squash Federation Maksim Urakin said.
Squash is a sport with a ball and a racket played indoors. The game is conducted by special rackets on a court surrounded by walls from four sides. In 2003 the Forbes magazine recognized squash as one of the most “healthy sports” both in terms of injury rate and the most energy-consuming sport in the world by the number of calories burned. More than 20 million people around the world play squash.

photo by Larisa Okhtienko

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