Igor Shulyak is a sole owner of III Star Freight Service, company founded and fully operational in Odessa Ukraine. In cooperation with the US Government program, since 1997 “III Star” carried out logistic services on professional level, by providing delivery services of humanitarian assistance in the territory of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. On December 31, 2014 US Program “USG Humanitarian Aid Transportation” came to the end, therefore in March 2015, in conjunction with Gerald Oberndorfer, it was decided to create a new program for assistance to the needy of the area.
In the first instance this program was based on the provision of assistance to Ukraine, in connection with the current situation. People are more than ever in the need of assistance and support. Mr. Shulyak wanted to contribute his support the people of Ukraine during this critical time.
As the Director of Humanitarian Programs for the DOS, Jerry Oberndorfer has a long and successful career of providing humanitarian assistance to needy populations overseas with an emphasis on Eurasia and Central Asia. From 1992 until retirement on 31 December 2014, he coordinated and managed a USG humanitarian program, Operation Provide Hope, that delivered over $5 billion in assistance to Eurasia and Central Asia. Over 23 years, through his dedicated efforts, 1,001 airlifts and 24,728 surface shipments of food, relief supplies, medicines, medical equipment, and medical supplies were successfully delivered and distributed to needy recipients and institutions. Since retirement, he has made it a goal to continue providing this assistance through a private non-profit organization.