Mr. Potichny holds a master’s degree in Engineering and an MBA, both from University of Toronto.
Mr. Potichny is the President of Zhoda 2001 and the Director of Zhoda Investments whose shares are traded in Sweden. Zhoda invests in select unlisted European ventures and has now projects related to oil and gas in Ukraine and wineries in Croatia. In Ukraine, Zhoda currently has projects with Ukrnafta and Chornomornaftogas. He has written several reports and publications relating to oil sands and bitumen extraction processes. In 2009, Zenon Potichny was awarded the Order of Merit, Class III, by the President of Ukraine. Presently, Potichny also serves as VP of Operations for the Ukrainian World Congress and as a Board member for the Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of Canada. In 2021, he was re-elected as President Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. CUCC is a non-profit association involved in establishing and fostering Canada-Ukraine bilateral business relations.
The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce is recognized by all levels of government in Canada and Ukraine, by the business community in both countries and by the public in general as the facilitator agency of choice for establishing, maintaining, and monitoring bilateral business relations, trade and investment opportunities between Canada and Ukraine.