The Donetsk Investment Summit, the biggest international business forum in Ukraine, was attended by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Donetsk Oblast Governor Andrey Shyshatskiy, Chairman of Donetsk Oblast Council Andrey Fedoruk and the Shareholder of System Capital Management Rinat Akhmetov.
SCM Shareholder Rinat Akhmetov spoke at the opening of the Summit. “The government and business pursue the same goal – a strong and independent Ukraine. We cannot be a strong and independent country without a strong economy and economic growth. What do we need for the economic growth? First of all, huge investments, new technologies and effective governance. What do we need to encourage investors to come to our country faster than to other countries? We need the playing field. The level playing field for everybody! The country and investments are a two-way street, so we need a win-win playing field for everybody: for investors to return their investments and for the country to get new jobs, new technology and effective production. Everybody will win then: the entire Ukraine and every Ukrainian.”
SCM Group includes Metinvest Holding, DTEK, First Ukrainian International Bank, Renaissance Capital Bank, ASKA and ASKA-Life insurance companies, Vega Telecommunications Group, Ukraina Media Group, Segodnya Multimedia publishing holding, ESTA Holding (real estate), Ukrainskiy Retail (grocery retail), UMG (clay production), Parallel (petroleum products retail), HarvEast (agriculture), Mining Machines holding, Portinvest transportation holding and others. SCM is fully owned by Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov.