Ukrainian World Congress appoints Director of UWC Mission to Ukraine

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December 31,2014 143

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Serhiy Kasyanchuk from Toronto, Canada, as Director of the UWC Mission to Ukraine.

The appointment was the culmination of an extensive search that included the consideration of over 70 applications from 12 countries in response to an open call for interested candidates.

Born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine, Serhiy Kasyanchuk earned an undergraduate degree in Economic Cybernetics from Lviv National University and a Masters degree in Political Science from Ukrainian Free University, Munich, Germany. In Canada, he has worked in finance as an analyst for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Buduchnist Credit Union.

As a volunteer, Serhiy Kasyanchuk has extensive experience working with many Ukrainian international and local organizations, including the UWC Board of Directors, Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Board of Directors and Executive Committee, League of Ukrainian Canadians, Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society and UCC Toronto Branch.

Since 2004, Serhiy Kasyanchuk has been a key organizer of election observer missions to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine and has been a strong rights advocate for Ukrainian citizens and new immigrants living outside Ukraine. In 2009, Serhiy Kasyanchuk represented the Ukrainian community in Canada at the parliamentary hearings in Ukraine titled “The Ukrainian diaspora: present state and future potential for cooperation.” He has also participated in numerous international conferences and congresses of the Ukrainian diaspora.

In 2012, Serhiy Kasyanchuk was ordained to the Diaconate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

“In these difficult times, it is very important for the Ukrainian diaspora to have a Mission in Ukraine to effectively unite its efforts in assisting Ukraine strengthen its independence and development in a democratic and European way,” commented Serhiy Kasyanchuk.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Serhiy Kasyanchuk who has been selected as Director of the UWC Mission to Ukraine from a qualified and experienced group of candidates,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij. “His credentials and commitment will undoubtedly help the UWC strengthen ties between Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora.”

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