President | Caritas Ukraine
Andrij Waskowycz has worked for Caritas Ukraine for 19 years and has served as President since 2001. His leadership and vision resulted in the substantial growth of Caritas Ukraine as the war in Eastern Ukraine emerged; Caritas Ukraine now has more than 30 active local Caritas organizations providing services in 14 oblasts through the dedicated work of nearly 1,000 staff and volunteers. This growth resulted in Caritas Ukraine serving more than 400,000 people since 2014. During his tenure as President of Caritas Ukraine, he became a member of the Executive Board of Caritas Europa and was from 2011 to 2014 Vice President of Caritas Europa. In May 2018, Andrij Waskowycz was elected as a member of the Representatives Council of Caritas Internationalis, the World Federation of 165 National Caritas organisations. Before his work with Caritas, Andrij Waskowycz worked as a journalist for more than a decade, serving as Editor-in-Chief for several publications, both in Ukraine and Germany. He studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. Andrij Waskowycz was born in Munich, Germany and returned to Ukraine in 1991.