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17 November, 2021
Defence industry reform is under close public scrutiny - Tregub

Civil society must be involved as much as possible in the transformation of Ukroboronprom. This was emphasized by NAKO Executive Director Olena Tregub during the roundtable “Analysis of defence industry reform.” In particular, the public should monitor the formation of the supervisory board of the joint-stock company that will be created instead of the current concern.
                                

At present, neither the law on reforming Ukroboronprom nor the draft statute stipulates how public organizations can be involved in the supervisory board selection process. “At the very least, we need to have access to information on who the candidates for the supervisory board are and how the nomination committee will meet,”  she said during the event.
                               

“It is necessary to include in the charter of the joint-stock company’s supervisory board provisions on forming a public council or on public involvement in the control over forming a public council. This applies to both the selection of independent members of the supervisory board and the selection of state representatives,” said Tregub.

                                

The event was attended by Gleb Kanevsky, Chairman of the StateWatch expert organization; Stanislav Lyudkevych, Director of Ukroboronprom Transformation; Serhiy Derkach, Director of the NAPC Department for Prevention and Detection of Corruption; Olena Tregub, Executive Director of the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (NAKO); Volodymyr Kostrytskyi, co-author of the law on reforming state-owned defence enterprises; Dmytro Yablonovskyi, Corporate Governance Expert, Kyiv School of Economics; Grazhvidas Yasutis, Representative of the Geneva Center for Security Sector Management (DCAF); and Natalia Clowning, Director of Communications at the Gorshenin Institute.