Friend of Ukraine

William Browder

William Browder – CEO Hermitage Capital Management, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign and Author of Red Notice and Freezing Order.

Bill was once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia until being decalred “a threat to national security” in 2005 for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

In 2008, Mr. Browder’s lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, uncovered a massive fraud committed by Russian government officials stealing US $230 million of state taxes and was subsequently arrested, imprisoned without trial and systematically tortured.

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison on November 16, 2009. Ever since, Bill Browder has led the global Magnitsky campaign for governments around the world to impose targeted visa bans and asset freezes on human rights abusers and highly corrupt officials, introducing the passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Accountability Act in 2012, & the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act 2016. Which has since been adopted by 11 countries, including USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand.

Community Leadership Award

Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, the leading private equity firm in Ukraine with over $1.5 billion in assets under management, backed by over 40 institutional investors with a capital base exceeding $570 billion. Under her leadership, Horizon Capital was honored as 2021 Firm of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe, by Private Equity International, with 90,000 votes cast. Lenna is also Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a $285 million US-government backed fund; Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine with over $50 billion invested in Ukraine; a Member of the Advisory Board of the Ukrainian World Congress and Chair of the UWC Economic Prosperity and Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund launched by the Government of Ukraine; and, served as the first Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.

On August 24, 2020, the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Ms. Koszarny with an Order of Merit for Service to Ukraine, third level, for her significant contribution to the country’s economy and investment climate. She is also a recipient of a Commemorative Medal issued on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence by the President of Ukraine.

Under Ms. Koszarny’s leadership, Horizon Capital is committed to promoting gender equality in the alternative assets industry, inspiring greater investment sector engagement by women throughout their region. In July 2022, Ms. Koszarny was recognized in Private Equity International’s 2022 Women of Influence in Private Markets list, one of only 10 women selected in the private equity category.

Community Leadership Award

GlobalMedic has been at the forefront of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine since March 2022. Responding with agility and compassion, the organization addresses critical needs, from providing essential items like tents and medical supplies to deploying innovative Family Emergency Kits equipped with ceramic filtration systems for clean water.

With a steadfast commitment to holistic assistance, GlobalMedic tackles food insecurity, distributing over 312,200 hampers to Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons. Their impact extends beyond nourishment, actively supporting local economies, exemplified by a hot meal program in Odesa. Amidst relentless challenges, GlobalMedic remains a beacon of hope, embodying resilience and compassion in the face of crisis.

With a steadfast commitment to holistic assistance, GlobalMedic tackles food insecurity, distributing over 312,200 hampers to Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons. Their impact extends beyond nourishment, actively supporting local economies, exemplified by a hot meal program in Odesa. Amidst relentless challenges, GlobalMedic remains a beacon of hope, embodying resilience and compassion in the face of crisis.

Community Leadership Award

Multi-award-winning, Platinum-selling artist Matt Dusk has been enthralling audiences around the world for years, leaving in his wake a series of radio hits, acclaimed albums, and a loyal fan base that continues to grow with every passing year.

He has had three number one radio hits: All About Me, Back in Town and Good News, is an alumnus of the St. Michael’s Choir School and studied under jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson at York University.

Dusk has been awarded four GOLD albums: Two Shots, Good News, JetSetJazz, Sinatra Vol. 2 and four PLATINUM albums: My Funny Valentine, Just The Two of Us, Old School Yule!, and Sinatra Vol. Notable award nominations include, five JUNO awards, one ADISQ, one Róże Gali: Muzyka and a Dimond from Trójka PR3 in Poland.

With a steadfast commitment to holistic assistance, GlobalMedic tackles food insecurity, distributing over 312,200 hampers to Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons. Their impact extends beyond nourishment, actively supporting local economies, exemplified by a hot meal program in Odesa. Amidst relentless challenges, GlobalMedic remains a beacon of hope, embodying resilience and compassion in the face of crisis.