CUF appoints acting CEO

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ostap Skrypnyk as the acting CEO of the Foundation.

Mr. Skrypnyk assumes the role until at least June of this year, in response to a request for leave of absence from CUF President and CEO Orest Sklierenko.

Since 1988, Skrypnyk has been active in promoting economic relations between Canada and Ukraine, developing numerous civil society and humanitarian projects in Ukraine. He has participated in numerous international election observation missions in Ukraine.

Mr. Skrypnyk is a consultant and researcher working in the nonprofit sector, government relations and community development.

“I am honoured to have been asked to oversee the good work of our Foundation,” said Mr Skrypnyk. “Under Orest Sklierenko’s leadership, we kickstarted a vital humanitarian aid hub for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s full-scale invasion. Our Foundation will continue to play a critical role in humanitarian relief and in helping Ukraine rebuild after its victory.”

The CUF Board of Directors unanimously appointed Mr. Skrypnyk to the Foundation’s seniormost leadership role in an acting capacity, in the certainty he will continue its track record of excellence in delivering high-quality projects in Ukraine and here in Canada.