Born: 6 July 1956 in Kyiv.
Education: T. Shevchenko Kyiv University, Department of international relations and international law, specialization - international relations (cum laudae, 1978).

 

 

 

 

Professional experience:

  • Since February 2004 - Deputy Minister for foreign affairs of Ukraine
  • October 2003 - February 2004 - Head, European Union Department, MFA of Ukraine
  • 1998 - 2003 - Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Ukraine to the Benelux Countries
  • 1996 - 1998 - Deputy Chairman, State Committee for Nationalities and Migration of Ukraine, member of the Commission on Citizenship with the President of Ukraine
  • 1993 - 1996 - First secretary, counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Office and other, international organizations at Geneva
  • 1993 - Visiting scholar, University College London
  • 1981 - 1993 - work at the Institute of social and economic problems of foreign countries, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, incl. 1984-1989 is Director of programmes
  • 1978 - 1981 - post-graduate course at the Institute of social and economic problems of foreign countries, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
  • Ph. D. in history (1982, Kyiv University), author of nearly 60 scientific publications.

Speaks fluently English and French.

Married, has one daughter.