Jakub Parusinski, Department of Political Science '09

October 22, 2013

Jakub Parusinski was recently named Chief Executive Officer of the Kyiv Post, Ukraine's main English-language news outlet. His task is to turn a newspaper into a sustainable and profitable enterprise, a difficult task today in any country, but particularly in Ukraine, which he calls one of the most difficult places to do business. Nevertheless, “Ukraine deserves a chance at a fair, democratic and prosperous future,” he says. “Without a free press, it will never have one.”

Parusinski says he enjoys the pace of putting out a weekly newspaper. “Nothing beats the frenzy, the raw energy of bringing a structure to chaos.” And what did he learn at CEU? “That you appreciate things more when you have to work for them.”

Photo: Kyiv Post/Kostyantyn Chernichkin