About this event

On Friday, June 23, the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF hosted a half-day conference to help cement a stronger recovery and reconstruction in Ukraine. 

This high-level event took place on the margins of the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London, where it showcased Ukraine's financial integrity and transparency efforts. It brought together officials from governments, donor agencies, and civil society to discuss how Ukraine can prepare for a process of recovery and reconstruction that promotes digitalization, strong governance, transparency, and integrity.

This event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, USAID's Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions, RISE Ukraine Coalition, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Transparency International Ukraine, and Transparency International UK.


0845–0915 Networking Breakfast

0915–0930 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution and Ambassador of the United States of America (ret.)
  • Christoph Denk, Managing Director, Policy Strategy Delivery, EBRD
  • Melinda Simmons, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Ukraine
  • Maria Longi, Coordinator for US Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, US Department of State

0930–1020 Panel I: Ukraine’s Implementation of Anti-Corruption Reforms


  • Moderator: Gretta Fenner, Director, International Centre for Asset Recovery & Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Semen Kryvonos, Director, NABU
  • Kateryna Ryzhenko, Deputy Executive, Legal Affairs, Transparency International, Ukraine
  • Eka Tkeshelashvili, Chief of Party, Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions in Ukraine
  • Gabriel Blanc, Team Leader for Reconstruction, DG Near

1020–1110 Panel II: Transparency and Digitalization of Reconstruction Efforts


  • Moderator: Daniel Bruce, CEO, Transparency International, UK
  • Viktor Nestulia, Head, Ukraine Support, OCP & Chair, RISE Ukraine Coalition
  • Milica Delevic, Director, Competitiveness, Governance and Political Affairs, EBRD
  • Pierre Heilbronn, former Vice President, EBRD & Member of President Macron’s special envoy for aid and reconstruction support for Ukraine
  • Gustavo Bosio, Director, EMEA Region, Government Affairs, FMC

1130–1220 Panel III: Governance of State-Owned Enterprises


  • Moderator: Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, EBRD
  • Oleksii Sobolev, Deputy Minister, Economy of Ukraine
  • Rustem Umerov, Chairman, State Property Fund of Ukraine (remotely)
  • Oleksiy Chernyshov, CEO, Naftogaz (remotely)
  • Ludo van der Heyden, Supervisory Board Member, Naftogaz
  • Daniel Bilak, Partner and Director, Kinstellar Ukraine

Comment from:

  • Heather Goethert, Counselor for Economic Affairs, US Embassy in Ukraine

1220–1310 Panel IV: US Public Perspectives on Transparency and Integrity


  • Moderator: Tom Malinowski, former United States Representative
  • Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution and Ambassador of the United States of America (ret.)
  • Erin McKee, Assistant Administrator, US Agency for International Development
  • Josh Rudolph, Senior Fellow & Head of Malign Finance and Corruption, Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

1310–1320 Closing Remarks

  • Heather Conley, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

1320–1430 Networking Lunch

Event Speakers