Roman Waschuk (Business Ombudsman in Ukraine)

Roman Waschuk

Business Ombudsman in Ukraine

Roman Waschuk – retired Canadian diplomat, Business Ombudsman in Ukraine since January
1, 2022.

He was born in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), where he graduated from the University of Toronto
Schools and completed St. Nicholas Courses on Ukrainian Studies. He studied at the University
of Toronto earning a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Central and Eastern European History.

Roman Waschuk joined the Foreign Service in 1987. In Ottawa, he worked in the Department of
Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the Eastern Europe, European Union, and Policy
Planning Divisions, as well as on the Global Partnership, and the Stabilization and
Reconstruction Task Force. In the latter position, he managed an annual budget of CAD 125

Abroad, he worked in the Political/Economic sections of Embassies in Moscow (1988-91), Kyiv
(1994-98), and Berlin (2002-2007). Appointed Ambassador of Canada to Serbia in 2011, with
concurrent accreditation to Northern Macedonia and Montenegro. Transferred to Kyiv in October
2014, where he served as Ambassador of Canada until October 2019. Co-organized the
Conference on Reforms in Ukraine (Toronto, 2019).

Fluent or conversant in English, French, Ukrainian, German, Russian, Polish and Serbian.
Roman Waschuk was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal
and the Presidential Order of Merit – Third Class (Ukraine).