04 December

Ukrainian Banking Day

London, Millennium Mayfair Hotel

News

Kateryna Rozhkova, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, responsible for banking supervision, confirms her participation in the Day.

Svitlana Rekrut, Deputy Managing Director, and Taras Yeleyko, Director of Asset Sales, of the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine, confirm their participation and will be able to share the results of the first auctions of NPLs.

Introduction

In recent times monumental changes have taken place in the Ukrainian banking sector: the number of institutions has halved; a challenging, but much-required, reform process has moved ahead and the clean-up has been best epitomised by the nationalisation and recapitalisation of the country’s largest lender, Privatbank, which took place in a swift and controlled manner.

Much effort is being made to restore confidence in the financial sector and to encourage banks to increase lending to the real economy. Many challenges and issues for debate remain, not least: Creditor rights protection, how to resolve NPLs, the adequacy of capitalisation requirements and further consolidation and M&A activity in the sector.

All of these crucial issues and many more will be discussed at the Ukrainian Banking Day in London by key stake-holders in the sector, including:

  • Senior government officials and regulators, who will spell out the current key priorities for the reform process;
  • Heads of the major state-controlled banks who will outline the strategies and vision for their institutions’ future direction and what will be the state’s future role in the banking landscape;
  • Chairmen and CEOs of Ukraine’s leading commercial banks will debate the most topical issues facing the sector, the operating environment and where the key growth areas exist;
  • Senior executives from the major IFIs, who are playing a particularly active role in the reform and restructuring process, will outline their vision for the sector and what remains to be achieved.

Don’t miss out on this unique and timely meeting-place for key decision-makers from the Ukrainian banking sector and their international peers.

Programme

  • Session 1: The Outlook For The Ukrainian Banking Sector: Views And Priorities From The Government, IFIs And The Banking Community

    • Key macroeconomic indicators and their significance for the banking sector. Will a decrease in inflation lead to the lowering of interest rates?
    • Is consolidation of the Ukrainian banking sector complete and what is the optimal number of banks for Ukraine?
    • Improving creditor rights protection through measures to strengthen the judicial and enforcement systems
    • Which draft laws on the financial sector are currently being prioritised by parliament?
    • Does the law on financial restructuring enable lenders and borrowers to reach agreement?
    • Have all measures to make bank ownership transparent been successful?
    • Is progress being made on the unbundling of the banking market for new financial service providers?
  • Session 2: Case Studies From And Development Strategies Of The State-Owned Banks

    • What is the strategy for the state banks and what is the vision for the state’s future presence in the sector?
    • Outlining the way forward for Privatbank and the timeline for attracting new investors. Will its focus be specifically on SMEs and retail?
    • Highlighting the strategy for the commercialisation and potential privatisation of Oschadbank
    • Key challenges for the state-owned banks: improving business processes, raising operational efficiency and credit risk standards
  • Session 3: An Overview Of The Operating Environment For The Ukrainian Banking Sector

    • What are the main growth segments in the retail banking environment
    • Working with corporate clients to ensure that their requirements are being met. Is the scope for increased levels of lending?
    • Was the Ukrainian banking sector adequately prepared for the recent cyberattacks and have banks sufficiently invested in their systems
    • Risk management strategies for the current economic environment
    • Can we expect a wave of mergers involving some of the smaller players following simplified capitalisation and reorganisation procedures?
    • What is the timescale for the merger of Alfa-Bank and Ukrsotsbank and what will be its key areas of focus?
  • Roundtable Debate On The Outlook For The Ukrainian Banking Sector Featuring Chairmen Of The Most Prominent Ukrainian Banks Topics to be debated include:

    • What are the current levels of M&A activity in the Ukrainian financial sector at present?
    • Appraising the current standards of corporate governance within the Ukrainian banking sector? Have levels of corporate governance significantly improved in recent years?
    • Spotlight on Privatbank – how the situation was dealt with and lessons learnt. What are the implications for the audit profession in Ukraine?
    • Are current capitalisation requirements adequate to ensure the stability of the banking system?
    • How to speed up and stimulate a recovery in lending. What can be done to restore confidence in order to boost lending?
    • Is progress being made in working out the sector’s NPLs?
    • Is there a need for a ‘bad bank’ to take on the sector’s problem loans? What structure would it take?
    • How quickly should the state-owned banks be privatised? Should the state retain a shareholding in any of the banks?
  • Gala evening reception

Speakers

Artem Shevalev

Alternate Board Director
EBRD

Kyrylo Shevchenko

Chairman of the Board
UKRGASBANK

Kateryna Rozhkova

Deputy Governor
National Bank of Ukraine

Ruslan Demchak

Deputy Head, Financial Policy & Banking Committee
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Volodymyr Lavrenchuk

Chairman of the Board
Raiffeisen Bank Aval

Volodymyr Lytvyn

Deputy Chairman of the Board,
Oschadbank

Steven Fisher

CEO & Country Officer
Citi Ukraine

Svitlana Rekrut

Deputy Managing Director
Deposit Guarantee Fund

Francis Malige

Managing Director, Eastern Europe & Caucasus
EBRD

Roman Shpek

Senior Adviser
Alfa-Bank Ukraine /
Chairman
Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine

Iryna Starominska

Chairman of the Board
Universal Bank

Taras Yeleyko

Director, Asset Sales Department
Deposit Guarantee Fund

Tim Ash

Senior EM Sovereign Strategist
BlueBay Asset Management

Teimour Bagirov

Independent Member of the Supervisory Board
UKRGASBANK

Stefanie Linhardt

Europe Editor
The Banker

Jason Pellmar

Regional Manager, Ukraine & Belarus
International Finance Corporation

Serhiy Popenko

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Universal Bank

Vadim Ganah

Member of the Management Board, Financial Markets
Credit Agricole Ukraine

Vladyslav Rashkovan

Alternate Executive Director,
International Monetary Fund

Simon Dukes

Chief Executive Officer,
CIFAS

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