In Conversation with Sir Liam Fox MP

“We’ve become drunk on peace and its dividends. We have to be rational about the consequences.” - Sir Liam Fox

Yesterday’s grand event brought insights from Sir Liam Fox, Former Secretary of State for Defence in the Cabinet of David Cameron, on pressing global issues, including NATO defence budgets, the situation in Ukraine, geopolitical dynamics involving the EU, the US, Russia, Iran, and China.

Sir Liam Fox emphasised the importance of scrutinising NATO’s defence spending. It’s not just about raising budgets; it’s about spending wisely to ensure our collective security. He reaffirmed his support for arming Ukraine, stressing the need for NATO to have brutally honest discussions about each member state’s contributions to the defence budget.

Reflecting on the West’s stance in conflicts in Europe, Sir Liam Fox stated, «The West overslept multiple times, first in 2008 with Georgia, then in 2014 with Crimea and the Eastern Ukraine.» This serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive and decisive action.

Sir Liam Fox also discussed the UK’s special relationship with Ukraine, emphasising the importance of shared long-term goals and values. Both nations believe in law and democracy, standing in stark contrast to Russia’s vision. He underscored the need to support countries like Georgia and Moldova, aligning them with our values and moving them out of the grey zone.

Sir Liam Fox highlighted the interconnectedness of the British and US economies and stressed that mutual prosperity is in our best interest. While trade is essential, stable investments are the foundation of a lasting relationship.

Sir Liam Fox’s closing message was clear: “The West, bound by four-year political cycles, unlike Russia, must understand that Ukraine’s frontline is our frontline. Ukraine’s existential battle is our existential battle.” It’s time for a unified, strategic response to these global challenges.

Special thanks to Aliona Hlivco for being a moderator and to Sir Liam Fox MP for being our speaker!
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Discussion with the Ukraine APPG and Veteran Marathon Runners

On the 16th of April CEO Club London held a special event. The first part of the event was devoted to our special guests - veterans that came directly from Ukraine. Ukrainian Marine Oleksii, Heorhii and Hlib told us their stories, Hlib and Heorhii were prisoners of war and survived russian captivity. During the first panel they shared that Oleksii and Hlib will run 2024 London Marathon as a TEAM of the UKRAINIAN MARINES. Another runner is Slava, who is an ambassador of the Citizen Charity Foundation. You may read about all the three runners and donate following the links below. They all are fundraising and spreading awarness about the seriously injured Ukrainian servicemen who have lost limbs. Runner 1 - Oleksii Rudenko, Ukrainian Marine Runner 2 - Heorhii Roshka, Ukrainian Marine (survived captivitity) Runner 3 - Slava Kulakovskyi, a coach, an athlete and an ambassador of the Citizen Charity Foundation The second panel featured an open discussion with Bob Seely and Alex Sobel, Co-chairs of APPG Ukraine (UK Parliament) on the future of UK-Ukraine relations: perspectives, challenges and chances amidst a shifting global landscape. It was mentioned that Ukraine urgently needs air defence and that the West is sometimes not quick enough to provide arms that Ukraine needs. Both Mr. Seely and Mr. Sobel mentioned that the UK is doing a lot to help Ukraine and that they are doing everything possible to push forward the decisions in support of Ukraine. Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday! Please, support our veterans. Glory to Ukraine
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In Conversation with Volodymyr Popereshniuk, Owner of NOVA POSHTA

On the 6th of March 2024, CEO Club London hosted a captivating conversation event featuring Volodymyr Popereshniuk, the owner of NOVA POSHTA as our guest; the talk was moderated by Anna Babych. The event was marked by an atmosphere of warmth and intellectual engagement as Mr Popereshniuk shared several valuable insights in his speech.

The necessity for businesses to maintain a state of constant "stress" in order for them to thrive was marked.

Mr. Popereshniuk also shared that despite the ongoing challenges posed by the war in Ukraine, NOVA POSHTA continues to invest in the country, having grown by 15-20% last year; the current workforce number is around 35,000 employees.

Highlighting the paramount importance of human capital, Mr. Popereshniuk reiterated that people are the most valuable resource.

The conversation also delved into NOVA POSHTA's strategic expansion plans. Mr. Popereshniuk mentioned that the ambition to enter the European market emerged in 2015, leading to the establishment of Nova Global. The crisis served as a catalyst for innovation, prompting the creation of new companies and reevaluation of the already existing processes.

Mr. Popereshniuk rejected the notion that at a certain level, an entrepreneur can delegate responsibilities entirely, asserting that the entrepreneurial role cannot be relinquished.

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday! The event provided attendees with valuable insights into the mindset and strategies driving NOVA POSHTA's success.
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