Petro Poroshenko

1982-89, studies, Faculty of International Relations and International Law, Taras Shevchenko National University; degree in International Economic Relations; 2002, postgraduate degree in Juridical Sciences. 1984-86, served in the army. 1989-92, Postgraduate Student Assistant, Department of International Economic Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv. 1993-98, Chief Executive Officer, Ukrprominvest corporate group. 1998, elected as Member of Parliament of Ukraine. 2000, Deputy Head, National Bank Council of Ukraine. 2002, re-elected and Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Budget Issues. 2005, Secretary, National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Re-elected as Member of Parliament of Ukraine. 2006-07, Chair, Committee on Finance and Banking Activity, Parliament of Ukraine. 2009, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2012, Minister of Economic Development and Trade. October 2012, re-elected as Member of Parliament; Co-Chair, EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. May 2014, elected President of Ukraine; 7 June 2014, sworn as President. Recipient of honours: honoured economist of Ukraine; Ukraine State Prize winner in the sphere of science and technology; P. Orlyk international prize; Grand Cross Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain.

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