French multinational rail transport company Alstom has opened a representative office in Ukraine and appointed a representative in charge of Sales & Business Development in Ukraine. Vadym Pavlenko, who started in his new role on 2 July 2018, will operate from Alstom’s new Kyiv office.
The decision to enter the Ukrainian market follows the Kyiv visit in April of an Alstom delegation led by Gian Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice President Europe, who committed to open a representative office in Ukraine during his meeting with representatives from the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Ukrainian Railways.
“Alstom is very pleased to enter the Ukrainian market. We are committed to developing our activities in Ukraine and build partnerships with local industry for the benefit of Ukraine’s economic development. We firmly believe that our long-term expertise in the railway sector, our experience of international partnerships across the world, and our knowledge of the 1520mm railway market, specifically in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, will help us serve the needs of Ukrainian Railways”, said Gian Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice President Europe at Alstom.
Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of EUR 8 billion and booked EUR 7.2 billion of orders in the 2017/18 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 34,500 people.