Petro Poroshenko. Biography

Born on 26 September 1965 in the city of Bolgrad (Odessa region).

1982 – 1989  Kyiv State University named after T. Shevchenko, faculty of international relations and international law, diploma with merits, specialty: economist-specialist in international affairs.

1989- 1992 Post-graduate studies and assistant at the Chair for international economic research, Kyiv State University named after T. Shevchenko.

1993 – 1998 Director General, Private Joint Stock Company “Ukrprominvest” (group of enterprises).

1998 – 2002  People’s Deputy (Member of the Parliament) of Ukraine, Head of the Subcommittee, Finance and Banking Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine.

1999 Member, the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine.

2000 – 2002 Head of the Solidarnist’ (Solidarity) faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, III convocation.

2000-2004  Deputy Head, Council of the National Bank of Ukraine.

2002-2005  People’s Deputy of Ukraine (IV convocation), Chairman, Budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

In 2002 he successfully defended thesis entitled “Legal Regulation of State Corporate Rights Management in Ukraine”, obtaining Ph.D. in law. He is the author of the monograph “State Corporate Rights Management in Ukraine. Theory of Establishment of Legal Relations” and of a number of scientific publications, as well as the co-author of a text-book on contemporary international economic relations.

2005  Secretary, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

2006  People’s Deputy of Ukraine (V convocation), Chairman, Finance and Banking Committee of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

February, 2007  Elected Head of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine.

October 2009 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Awards: Honoured economist of Ukraine, Order “For Merits” II and III classes, received State Prize in the field of science and technology.

Author of the numerous publications and monographs, laureate of the Pylyp Orlyk International Prize, People’s Deputy of Ukraine (III, IV, V convocations).

Honorary professor at the University of Banking of National Bank.

Married with two sons and two daughters.

via poroshenko.com.ua

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