New members of the Supervisory Board of the Public Union “Ukrainian Maritime Cluster”

On May 25, the General Meeting of the Public Union “Ukrainian Maritime Cluster” (hereinafter referred to as the PU “UMC”) was held. The results of activities for the reporting period and the re-election of members of the Supervisory Board of the organisation were presented.

In accordance with the Charter of the UMC, the Supervisory Board is formed of 5 persons, members of the Supervisory Board. It consists of: Chairman of the Supervisory Board and 4 (four) members of the Supervisory Board. Two of them are permanent – the founders of the Public Union (“Marin Design Service” PE and “Business Support Centre” LLC), three members of the Supervisory Board are elected. The elected members of the Supervisory Board are elected by the General Meeting for a term of 2 years.

Artem Vashchylenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the PU “UMC”, expressed his gratitude to the first elected members of the Supervisory Board of the PU “UMC”, Oleksandr Yurchak, Serhiy Pokui and Oksana Vrublevska, for their fruitful work.

The renewed Supervisory Board includes:


Sergiy Gurskiy Acting CEO of the State Enterprise “Classification Society the Shipping Register of Ukraine

Dmytro Busov Chief Engineer of the State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center

Yuriy Harytonov Dean of the Maritime Infrastructure Faculty of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipping.

Artem Vashchylenko and Igor Lysytskiy are permanent members of the collegial body.

Sergiy Gurskiy spoke about his vision of the first steps of the renewed Supervisory Board of PU “UMC”.

– At the first stage, with the new team of the Supervisory Board of the PU “UMC”, we will build real mechanisms, set specific goals, make a detailed and qualitative analysis of the state of the fleet, fixed assets of inland waterways and seaports. We must to understand how to move forward in building the shipbuilding strategy of Ukraine.

In his turn, Igor Lysytskiy, a permanent member of the Supervisory Board, noted that:

– In my opinion, the main task of the PU “UMC” today is to develop strategic documents, such as the Shipbuilding Strategy and the State Targeted Scientific and Technical Programme. It will allow financing the rebuilding and restoration of the Ukrainian fleet, including in the interests of the security and defence sector of Ukraine. We have already established cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. Today we have the support of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration.

Yuriy Harytonov outlined the main advantages of Ukraine in terms of investment prospects and maritime infrastructure, namely:

– First and foremost, it is definitely the geographical location. Ukraine has an extensive coastline and infrastructure that supports shipbuilding. To date, the ability to attract investment will be determined primarily by the state’s desire to support the shipbuilding industry and the desire of business managers and/or owners to attract this investment. It is worth noting that investments in shipbuilding are primarily about qualified personnel trained by the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding. Today, the whole world is working within the framework of the Shipbuilding 4 programme. I would like to say that the university, in accordance with the decision of the university administration, has adopted this concept as the basis of the main platform for training personnel in accordance with modern technologies, design methods, etc.

Artem Vashchylenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the PU “UMC”, congratulated the new members of the Supervisory Board and noted that:

– The Supervisory Board, as the governing body of the Cluster, has a wide range of responsible administrative and representative tasks. In today’s realities, when Ukraine is fighting for independence and sovereignty, it is important to keep abreast of events, support the members of the organisation and contribute to the creation of a favourable climate for the development of the maritime industry. It is now incredibly important that all representatives of the maritime industry consolidate and are ready to stand shoulder to shoulder to restore Ukraine’s powerful maritime potential in the post-war period.

Olena Zhukova, Executive Director of the PU “UMC”, noted that over the three years of its operation, the organisation has attracted 35 maritime industry enterprises and companies as members, signed 6 memorandums of cooperation with international associations, and held numerous strategic unifying events with influential industry stakeholders.

– The Ukrainian Maritime Cluster has managed to build a positive image on the national and European scene. And now, with a renewed Supervisory Board team, we will continue to work on building the organisational structure, attracting new members to the PU “UMC” and international investment in the Ukrainian maritime industry.

For more information about the activities of the PU “UMC”, please visit the News section ( on the organisation’s website.

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