Friday, December 19, 2008

Viktor Baloha: official biography

46 y.o. ex-Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko (2006-2009).

Family and childhood:
Born on 15.06.1963 in village Zavydovo of the Mukachev district of Zakarpatska region.

Education and Academic background:
1984 – graduated from Lviv Trade and Economic Institute; specialization – merchandizing and food products trade settlement; Merchandiser of the highest category.

Languages spoken:
Ukrainian, Russian – fluent.

Work Experience and Political Life:
January 1986 – February 1987 – Senior Merchandiser at district consumer’s trade company, Beregovo, Zakarpatska region.
February 1987 – May 1987 – Deputy Director at Kosynsky trade company, Kosyno village, Beregovo district, Zakarpatska region.
May 1987 – October 1992 – Senior Merchandiser at the Mukachevo warehouse, Zakarpatska region.
October 1992 – March 1997 – Director of the “Rey-Promin” Limited Liability Company, Mukachevo, Zakarpatska region.
April 1997 – April 1998 – Head of the board of “Barva” LLC, Mukachevo, Zakarpatska region.
April 1998 – May 1999 – Head of the city of Mukachevo.
May 1999 – June 2001 – Head of the Regional State Administration of Zakarpatska region.
January 2002 – April 2002 – Head of the board of “Barva” LLC, Mukachevo, Zakarpatska region.
May 2002 – September 2005 – Member of Parliament of Ukraine.
September 2005 – Head of the Regional State Administration of Zakarpatska region.
September 2005 – October 2006 – the Minister of Emergency Situations of Ukraine.
September 2006- May 2009 – Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine.

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