Mr. Eugene Czolij is a senior partner at Lavery, de Billy, one of the largest law firms in Quebec, and was elected as President of the Ukrainian World Congress for a five-year term, and was re-elected for a second term in 2013.
Since 2006, he has been the President of the Caisse populaire Desjardins Ukrainienne de Montréal (a Ukrainian credit union), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Ukrainian Credit Unions of Canada.
Since 2009, he has been a member of the Council of Representatives, East of Montreal, of the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. He has received several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Order of Merit of Ukraine III Degree, the Commemorative Medal of the President of Ukraine – “25 years of the Independence of Ukraine”, the Medal of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the Shevchenko Medal of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Ukraine for his contribution to promoting Ukraine’s interests and its Euro-integration