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Daniel Bilak, Director, Ukraine Investment Promotion Office, Chief Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Ukraine Invest

Daniel Bilak has recently been appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as Director of the newly-created Investment Promotion Office and Chief Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. He will be on secondment from his position as Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of global law firm CMS Cameron McKenna. With over 25 years of experience working in the private and public sectors in Ukraine, Daniel has advised major international and Ukrainian clients in the energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and technology and IT sectors, on land use, investment and regulatory issues. He was also Counsel to the Business Ombudsman Institution, a key anti-corruption mechanism for the business community in Ukraine.
Between 1995 to 2006, he was a senior United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) governance expert, providing advice and assistance on rule of law, anti-corruption and regulatory issues to the Ukrainian government, including the President, Prime Minister, and the Minister of Justice of Ukraine. Daniel’s previous experience also includes practicing law with Fasken Martineau and Gowlings in Toronto, Canada, and as General Counsel at Emtec Corporation, a Canadian publicly-listed high technology company involved in commercialising energy-saving and new metal alloys technologies developed in Ukraine around the world.
Daniel serves as a Member of the Senate (the governing council) of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine).