Jaroslawa Johnson joined the Supervisory Board of Promprylad.Renovation - Promprylad. Renovation

Jaroslawa Johnson joined the Supervisory Board of Promprylad.Renovation

The Promprylad.Renovation team is pleased to introduce a new member of the project’s Supervisory Board – Jaroslawa Johnson, President and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, which invests in the economic development of Ukraine and Moldova. Ms. Johnson has been WNISEF President and CEO since 2015. Having US citizenship and living there for most of her life, Jaroslawa returned to Ukraine to strengthen it economically and raise a new generation of leaders.

Jaroslawa Zelinsky-Johnson is a corporate law specialist who has helped many international corporations start businesses here as well as invest in local businesses since Ukraine’s independence. Among Jaroslawa’s clients are Monsanto, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, ITNT, Credit Agricole, Wizz Air Group, EBRD and IFC; these are companies and organizations that have contributed to unlocking Ukraine’s potential for foreign investors and remain significant players in the economic field of Ukraine.

Promprylad.Renovation is a large-scale project. It showcases how the old abandoned building can be used to create a community development center, bringing together not only local businesses, arts, education, but also the city’s investment department. It showcases the success of the synergy between government, business, and active citizens time and time again. There are many similar industrial buildings in Ukraine, and Ivano-Frankivsk has become an example of how they can be revitalized for the sake of community development, says Jaroslawa Johnson, President and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund.


As you may recall, Roman Waschuk – Canadian diplomat of Ukrainian origin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine (2014-2019) – joined the project’s Supervisory Board in 2021. And in January 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the decision of the Supervisory Board of the Business Ombudsman Council to appoint Roman Waschuk as the new business ombudsman in Ukraine. Congratulations to Mr. Waschuk in his new position. We are grateful for his professional assistance in the development of Promprylad.Renovation. Now Jaroslawa Johnson steps into his shoes and continues the honorable tradition of international expertise in the project.