49 years old. Former Prime Minister of Ukraine. Leader of the political party “All-Ukrainian Union "Batkivshchyna" ("Fatherland") and of the parliamentary Block of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYT). Candidate for a presidential race 2010.
Family and childhood:
Born on 27 November 1960 in Dnipropetrovsk.
Graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk State University as an economist-cyberneticist, candidate of economic science.
Work experience and Political life:
Worked as an economy engineer at the machine-building plant in Dnipropetrovsk.
1989-1991 – chaired the Youth Center “Terminal”.
1991-1995 – Commercial and then General director of the corporation “Ukrainian petrol”.
1995-1997 – headed the "United Energy Systems of Ukraine" corporation.
Member of Parliament of Ukraine of five convocations.
1999 – elected as a leader of the political party “All-Ukrainian Union "Batkivshchyna" ("Fatherland").
December 1999-January 2001 – Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.
July 2004 – Co-Chairman of the electoral commission "Power of the People", one of the leaders of the “Orange Revolution” as a protest against falsification of results of the presidential elections.
February-September 2005 – Prime Minister of Ukraine
18 December 2007 – elected as Prime Minister of Ukraine of the democratic coalition of BYT and OU-PS parliamentary factions.
February 2010 - lost in the Presidential election to Viktor Yanukovych with the result of 45.47% of votes.
March 2010 - Dismissed from the post of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.