49 years old. Politician and lawyer. Member of Parliament. Candidate for Presidential election – 2010.
Family and childhood:
Born: August 5, 1960. Place of Birth: Kharkiv, Ukraine. Father – career military man, university lecturer; mother – lawyer.
Married with one daughter.
1982 – graduated with distinction from the Kharkiv Law Academy.
Honored lawyer of Ukraine.
Work Experience and Political Life:
1982 – 1992 – trainee lawyer, lawyer at the Kharkiv Regional Bar Association.
1990 – 1992 – part-time lawyer at the Vybir-89 law firm.
1993 - 1997 – lawyer, Director at the International Legal Service, LLC.
1997 – 1998 – Director at the International Auditor Service, LLC.
1998 – elected as a member of Parliament of Ukraine (3rd convocation), member of the parliamentary Committee on Finance and Banking.
2000 – 2002 – First Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Budget.
2002 – 2003 – Chief Auditor at the International Auditor Service, LLC. President (founder) at the Consulting Group Prudence, LLC. One of the leaders of the Ozyme Pokolinnya Team (political block).
2003 – 2004 – Head of the State Committee on Regulatory policy and Entrepreneurship.
From February 2004 - President at the Consulting Group Prudence, LLC.
2007 – Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
From December 2007 – Member of Parliament of Ukraine (6th convocation), faction of the Party of Regions (No 4 in the electoral list). First Deputy Head of the parliamentary Committee on Culture and Religion.