Monday, May 25, 2009

Vira Ulyanchenko: official biography

52 y.o. Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine (May 2009-2010) Viktor Yushchenko. Ex-secretary and personal assistant, very close advicer and family friend of Viktor Yushchenko.

Family and childhood:

Born on 1 February 1958 in village Ozeryany of Chernigiv region. Married with Viktor Ivchenko, currently Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Investments and Innovations. Has a daughter Maria, teenager.

Education and Academic background:
1980 – graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko State University, specialization - philosophy.

Languages spoken:
Ukrainian, Russian.

Work Experience and Political Life:
1980 – 1981 – Teacher of Ukrainian language and literature at Kyiv vocational school N4.
1981 – 1987 – District Komsomol (young Communist League) Committee of Radyanskyi district of Kyiv.
1987 – 1990 – Deputy Head of Radyanskyi Executive Committee. Member of local Council of Radyanskyi district of Kyiv.
1990 – District Committee of Communist Party of Radyanskyi district of Kyiv.
1991 – 1993 – Secretariat of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, publishing department.
1993 – Administration of the President of Ukraine (Leonid Kravchuk) – assistant to Valentyn Symonenko, the Adviser to the President of Ukraine.
1993 – 1994 – General Representation office of Blasco joint stock company (shipping of cargoes, etc) in Kyiv.
1994 – 1999 – maternity leave in United States.
1999 – Head of the Department of organization and information support of the connections with state institutions and enterprises of Ukrsoyuzservice.
From March 2000 – assistant to Viktor Yushchenko (Prime Minister of Ukraine), Office of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
2002 – Head of the Secretariat of the “Our Ukraine” faction in Parliament of Ukraine.
March 2005 – May 2006 – Member of Parliament of Ukraine, member of “People’s Union “Our Ukraine” party.
June 2006 – May 2009 – Head of Kyiv Region State Administration.
May 2009 - February 2010 - Head of the Secretariate of the President of Ukraine.

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