Re: MEMO: Ukraine Science

"Devon Archer"
"Hunter Biden"
2014-04-11 17:35
Agreed we should go / no go by Monday AM EST.  

Spent 60 minutes on the phone with Vadim today.  They are in complete agreement in regards to the discrete nature of your Board role and  they actually described the same before I repeated it. 

People will discover this though from corporate filings or one way or another so we have to be ready for questions.

The President of Poland from 1995 - 2005 is doing a press release in the coming weeks directly related to the company and his strong support etc. Maybe you should do one final check on him.  We'll be working closely with him.  He is a gentleman and we spent a few hours together in Warsaw in some very engaged geopolitical dialogue.  I am a big fan and I think the US is as well.  But check.

You also have to be aware we'll have to roll up our sleeves here and work and do some travel on behalf of the company.  They're organized and responsive so it's not wasted time but it's work and travel nonetheless.

My elephant hunt thoughts are that we have a chance to get in on the ground floor of the Gazprom of the U. If it doesn't result in trophy bull at minimum we're being compensated for the safari.  

On Apr 11, 2014, at 4:13 PM, Hunter Biden <> wrote:

I am strongly leaning towards agreeing to board position.  Let's decide this and move on it by Monday.
R. Hunter Biden
Rosemont Seneca Partners
Washington D.C.

On Apr 11, 2014, at 3:15 PM, Devon Archer <> wrote:

Yes indeed.  I spoke to Vadim about it today as well and we're trying to get down to the fit and the ask.  If you can set me up with a call oh Metibiota Monday I think I can dig to sction items.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Hunter Biden <> wrote:
Did you fwd?


Begin forwarded message:

From: Mary Guttieri <>
Date: April 9, 2014 at 3:32:43 PM EDT
To: Hunter Biden <>, Kathy Dimeo <>, Robert Mann <>, Devon Archer <>
Subject: RE: MEMO: Ukraine Science

Hunter and Devon,

Please find attached Metabiota's responses to Vadym's inquiries in both English and Ukrainian.  I'll be glad to address additional questions or need for further clarification.

Thanks, again, for your time and consideration of this matter!

Mary C. Guttieri, PhD

Vice President, Science & Technology Administration

BTRIC S&T Program Manager

Metabiota, Inc.

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From: Mary Guttieri
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:42 AM
To: Hunter Biden; Kathy Dimeo; Robert Mann; Devon Archer
Subject: RE: MEMO: Ukraine Science


Most definitely, I will provide responses to Vadym's inquiries shortly (likely tomorrow due to the need for Ukrainian translation).   

From: Hunter Biden []
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:00 AM
To: Mary Guttieri; Kathy Dimeo; Robert Mann; Devon Archer
Subject: Fwd: MEMO: Ukraine Science

See below. I think it is important to respond ASAP in both English and Ukrainian and keep the momentum up. Devon is my partner (cc'd) and is the principal point of contact here. Thanks.


Begin forwarded message:

From: Devon Archer <>
Date: April 8, 2014 at 6:24:06 AM EDT
To: Hunter Biden <>
Subject: Fwd: MEMO: Ukraine Science

See questions below. Probably best if we could get a quick turnaround on answers from the team.

Devon Archer

Begin forwarded message:

From: Vadim Pozharskyi <>
Date: April 8, 2014 at 5:03:36 AM EDT
To: Devon Archer <>
Subject: Re: MEMO: Ukraine Science

Dear Devon,

Please find few initial points to be discussed for the purposes of analyzing the potential of this as you called, “Science Ukraine” project.

1.       Financing.  As I understand the Metabiota was a subcontract to principal contactor of the DoD B&V.  Today they seem to state that financing is closed. What was the reason of stopping the projects and financing of the projects?  They look for a new financing. Do they expect to receive it again from B&V or they look for else were?


2.       What kind of partnership Metabiota is looking for in Ukraine? From potential non-governmental player in Kiev? Rebuilt the ties with respective ministries in Ukraine, and on the basis of that reinstate the financing from the B&V? Or they look for partnership in managing  projects in Ukraine, PR with Government institutions here, financing of the projects?


(( Metabiota counterparts in Ukraine were ( i.e. final beneficiary and the recipient of the results of the projects) were ministries of from Ukraine, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health.
From the Ukrainian governmental point of you, it looks like standard International Assistance project, that could be technical, financial, etc))


3.       The principal contactor B&V seems to be also the party that operates in Ukraine on the similar or the same projects. There is no competition here?


Best regards, vadym

2014-04-07 20:28 GMT+03:00 Devon Archer <>:
Send me some general questions if you have time so I can work on responses and we'll go into further detail when we speak tomorrow.

Devon Archer

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