Adrian Karatnycky is CEC’s Senior Partner responsible for Ukraine.
Adrian was for eleven years the President and CEO of Freedom House, a major pro-democracy and economic reform non-governmental organization. In 1989, he began working in Ukraine with reformist forces and over the years he has developed an extensive relationship with Ukraine policymakers, opinion leaders, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Adrian Karatnycky served as co-director of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on the US and the United Nations (2003-4), as co-director of the first World Forum on Democracy (2000) held in Warsaw, and was a member of the United Nations Blue Ribbon Commission on Ukraine (2005). Educated at Columbia University, Adrian Karatnycky has co-authored and edited over twenty books focused on the post-Communist space and on global trends in reform. A respected expert on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, he writes regularly for Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, Newsweek International, and the Wall Street Journal.
Over the years, Adrian Karatnycky has organized visits and events for a wide array of clients and eminent persons including Viktor Yushchenko (both as president and opposition leader), President Bill Clinton, Lech Walesa, the late Serbian Premier Zoran Djindzic, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, President of Mali Alfa Oumar Konare, Boris Yeltsin (in 1990), the Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament, Andrei Sakharov, and other major world leaders.
Adrian Karatnycky is the founder and Managing Partner of the Myrmidon Group LLC. He also founded and volunteers his time with the non-profit pro-reform group, the Orange Circle, and conducts research at the Atlantic Council of US, where he is a Senior Scholar.
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