By Stanislav Sokolov, PR Lead at Ciklum
Appalled by the Russian invasion and its continued hostilities Ciklum, a leading global product engineering and digital services company, firmly stands with Ukraine, the country of its origin, and the home of over 3,000 of its talented team members.
Over the past three weeks, Ciklum directors, shareholders, employees, and customers have focused a tremendous force of energy, organizational strength and financial support to ensure that Ciklum’s talent and their families are safe and to support the country in its drive to maintain freedom and independence. This support directly impacts the lives of Ukrainian citizens and has taken many forms, including:
- 1.5 mln UAH donated by the company to the Ukrainian Armed Forces
- $150 thousand donated by clients directly as additional support to Ciklum team members
- 40 mln UAH personally donated by top management and investors to the organizations supporting the military and citizens of Ukraine
- 118 mln UAH invested by the company in evacuation and relocation support, temporary accommodation, and additional funds directly to Ciklum employees to help them manage these difficult times.
Ciklum directors and investors’ statement highlights, “Across our firms, we speak with one voice united in support of Ukraine. We can only imagine the fear, pain and suffering that this aggression has inflicted upon our Ukrainian colleagues, their families and their loved ones. You have inspired us with your incredible courage and resilience through these traumatic events, and we are here to support you”.
The company stresses that it has no doubts that Ukraine would emerge stronger than ever after the war and confirmed its commitment to the Ukrainian economy and hope for its quick recovery.
“Our team has worked around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our colleagues and their families since the onset of the invasion. I want to share the immense pride I feel leading a team of outstanding people who are united, fighting on the right side of history, doing the right thing in the most challenging of circumstances. We will continue supporting Ciklumers during these unprecedented times and lay the foundation for the prosperous and peaceful future of Ukraine and the whole Europe,” says Kulraj Smagh, Ciklum CEO.
Ciklum (www.ciklum.com) is a leading global product engineering and digital services company, serving Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations. Headquartered in the UK, Ciklum has 4,000+ software developers, designers, product managers and data scientists around the world building tailored digital solutions that leverage emerging technologies. Ciklum specialises in enabling digital transformation for some of the largest household names in the digital economy. The Company empowers its clients and people to exceed their potential and pursue the extraordinary.