International investors and business organizations in the U.S. rely on professional quality the new head of the NBU Kirill Shevchenko and hope that the national Bank of Ukraine will continue to maintain independence within the Ukrainian state.
However, a foreign business promises to carefully observe the actions of the NBU, said in comments to UKRINFORM President of the American-Ukrainian business Council (USUBC) Morgan Williams.
“The members of USUBC have not seen a substantial reason to replace the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, however, it happened. Kirill Shevchenko – a professional banker, who was a good leader for a large national Bank of Ukraine (“Ukrgasbank” – ed.),” said Williams.
He said: “In the American-Ukrainian business Council believe that he (Shevchenko – ed.) will be able to cope with responsibility in this very important position.” At the same time, according to Williams, “the key question for business is how independent will remain under new management”.
As President of USUBC, international business “will closely follow the actions of the national Bank over the next months” in order to clearly understand whether the NBU remains an independent structure.
Recall: American-Ukrainian business Council was established in October 1995 to promote investment and implementation of trade interests of U.S. companies in the Ukrainian market. The Council supports measures to improve conditions for bilateral trade and investment and promotes bilateral business relations between Ukraine and the USA.