Iryna Akimova

Iryna Akimova
  • First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine
    Office of the Prime Minister of Ukraine

1982, MA in Economics; 1986, PhD in Economics, Kharkiv State University, Ukraine. 1986-96, Assistant Professor then Associate Professor, Economics Department, Kharkiv Polytechnic University; 1997-98, Research Fellow, Central and East European Economic Research Centre, Warsaw; 1999-2002, Research Fellow, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany; 1999-2004, Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv, established jointly by the Ukrainian and German governments; 2004, Visiting Professor of Economic Policy, Economic Educational and Research Centre, Kyiv; 2005 and 2006, headed Blue Ribbon Analytical and Research Centre, UNDP, Ukraine; since 2006, General Director, Best Analytical Centre, Kyiv; 2007-10; Member of Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's national parliament for Regions Party, and Deputy Chair, Standing Committee on Economic Policy. Since February 2010, current position.