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Vadim Bodaev

Director, Government Affairs, Ukraine

Vadim Bodaev graduated from Kharkiv Aviation Institute.  His post-graduate studies include a certificate from University of Vienna, specializing in business organization in Eastern Europe.  He also received a certificate from Ukrainian Academy at the Ministry of Industrial Policy, specializing in management and marketing in industry.

From 1989-1992, he worked as a subject matter expert for the USSR cabinet council and the cabinet council of Kazakhstan in the area of liberalization of foreign-economic activity and creation of joint ventures.  Mr. Bodaev was among the founders of the first private joint ventures in Moscow, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. He followed this as the head of the representative office for Food Trade with Austria for the CIS in Moscow. Beginning in 1995, he worked as an advisor in different committees of the Verchovna Rada on questions of investments and industrial policy.

In 2000, Mr. Bodaev joined SigmaBleyzer to manage the Ukraine office. Since 2005, he has been a Director of the company focusing on Government Relations.

From 2002-2005, Mr. Bodaev was an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and in 2010 was elected Vice-President of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.