January 22, 2024
As he emphasized in his statement:"The National Bank is grateful to David Vavra for his deep expert assistance during the implementation of inflation targeting in Ukraine. He was also actively involved in the preparation of our Currency Liberalization Strategy, which we presented in July, and the implementation of managed exchange rate flexibility. Mr. Vavra is a Managing Partner of OGResearch and heads the Board of Global Projection Model Institute. He has extensive experience consulting central banks and other financial institutions worldwide in the fields of monetary policy, financial market developments and macroeconomic forecasting.Their readiness to join the work with the NBU is evidence of the high level of trust, which we are building with special attention. At the same time, for international specialists is also a very interesting professional challenge, because the NBU and Ukraine in general today do what no one has ever done.This week, together with Serhiy Nikolaychuk, we have already met with an international pool of advisors. Discussed urgent tasks, challenges and risks, measures to strengthen Ukraine's resilience. I'll be frank, the quality of the discussion and level of engagement impressed me, so we're already scheduling regular meetings."