Ukraine for me is my native land, which I consciously elected in a referendum in 1991.
I went into politics because I think it is a sphere where I can implement my knowledge and experience in the best way.
I choose the Ukraine Development Party because I am sure that the country is in need of new ideals, particular acts and real achievements.
Life creed (motto): I work for people.
Life and career milestones:
September 1989 – June 1994 – I was a student of Odesa State Polytechnic University.
July 1994 – September 1994 – manager of joint venture Trade House “Prymorya”, the city of Odesa.
September 1994 – May 1995 – deputy head of administrative department in Commercial Bank IMEXBANK, the city of Odesa.
May 1995 – June 1998 – head of development department in Joint-Stock Commercial Bank IMEXBANK, the city of Odesa.
June 1998 – November 1999 – first deputy chairman of the board of Joint-Stock Commercial Bank IMEXBANK, the city of Odesa.
November 1999 – December 1999 – acting chairman of the board of Joint-Stock Commercial Bank IMEXBANK, the city of Odesa.
December 1999 – May 2006 – chairman of the board of Joint-Stock Commercial Bank IMEXBANK, the city of Odesa.
May 2006 – November 2010 – head of the Odesa Regional Council.
November 2010 – November 2013 – minister of finances in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Simferopol
November 2013 – March 2014 – head of the Odesa Regional State Administration
Achievements: In my life, I am guided by the aim that my achievements will be spoken about by those whom I had luck to work with or to help.
Hobbies: sports, in particular football, tennis, and cycling.
Plans for the future. It is hard to build plans at the moment. The most important thing nowadays is to stop military action, to restore peace and to continuously move forward under the plan of the economic recovery of our country.