Firtash elected head of Federation of Employers of Ukraine

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Dec. 6, 2010, 10:49 a.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine
Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF Dmytro Firtash has been elected the chairman of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine - the joint representative agency of employers at the national level. According to a press release of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine (FEU), its presidium made this decision at a meeting on December 2.

FEU noted that it had nominated Firtash for this position.

According to FEU, the participants of the meeting noted that the founder of Group DF is one of the biggest employers and an active supporter of the development of social dialogue and the policy of corporate social responsibility in Ukraine.

Speaking before members of the joint representative agency of employers, Firtash said that his main task would lie in coordinating measures to make human resource development the main factor of state's economic growth.

"Investment into human resources will bring Ukraine superprofit. I am a Ukrainian and I am personally interested in making Ukraine a prosperous state," the businessman said.

The joint representative agency of employers at the national level was founded in 2009 to represent Ukrainian employers. The agency represents enterprises employing over eight million people. Oleksiy Miroshnychenko had headed the agency until recently.

Group DF is a private international group of companies whose interests and assets range from energy and chemicals through to energy infrastructure and real estate. The assets of chemical industry are united into OstChem Group. In Ukraine it includes OJSC Rivneazot, CJSC Crimea TITAN, and OJSC Crimean Soda Plant. In autumn 2010 OJSC Stirol entered OstChem Group.
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