The American Center for a European Ukraine

The American Center for a European Ukraine (ACEU) is a Washington DC based independent public affairs organization incorporated as a not-for-profit entity under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The ACEU is focused on news, information, education, and commentary about Ukraine’s political and economic progress toward fully joining Europe. ACEU leadership is provided by preeminent U.S. and international communications and policy experts with on-the-ground understanding of the politics, culture, economics and vision that the Ukrainian people have for their future integrated into Europe.

The Board of the ACEU:

Alexa Chopivsky spent seven years as a journalist with NBC News, where she covered world events from the New York, Washington, and London bureaus. After a period as Associate Director at an international communication consultancy in London, she moved to Kyiv. There she worked as a freelance journalist, traveling across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, and as a consultant. Currently, aside from her work as Executive Director of the American Center for a European Ukraine, she is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Education Group and Director of the Program on the World Economy at the Aspen Institute. In addition to her native English, Ms. Chopivsky speaks Ukrainian, Spanish, French and Russian.

Oleg M. Pohotsky is a corporate finance and investment management professional with over thirty five years of diversified experience gained both in industry and in financial markets. Mr. Pohotsky serves as chairman of the board of the Tekla Capital (formerly Hambrecht & Quist) family of healthcare funds, three funds traded on the NYSE with over $2 billion in assets. He is also a director of the New America High Yield Bond Fund, also traded on the NYSE, and Avandgardco IPL, a major Ukrainian agribusiness company listed on the LSE. He also serves on the advisory board of Kaufman & Co., a Boston-based boutique investment banking firm and has served as senior advisor to Governance Metrics International. Mr. Pohotsky speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Klaudia Schultz has over 20 years of international work experience, including public diplomacy, development, and managerial assignments with the US Government. She has lived and worked in Georgia, Turkmenistan, Zimbabwe, Russia, Ukraine and the USA running various US government assistance programs. Ms. Schultz lived in Ukraine for 3 years and worked as the Freedom Act Coordinator at the US Embassy in Kyiv. She worked closely with Ukrainian civil society and media organizations as well as the international donor community and she has developed deep expertise in Ukrainian affairs. Ms. Schultz is the editor and social media Director of the Center. Ms. Schultz speaks English, Polish and Russian.