Oksana MARKAROVA - MINISTER OF FINANCE
MINISTER OF FINANCE
Oksana Markarova has been working at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine since March 2015.
Till April 2016 she served as the Deputy Minister of Finance – head of the office of the Ministry of Finance. In this position, she was responsible for the reform of the public finance management system and was the co-author of the successful program for the macro-economic stabilization of Ukraine.
Following the initiative of Oksana Markarova, the Ministry of Finance created E-Data, the biggest web portal of open data on public finances.
On April 29, 2016, Oksana Markarova was appointed the First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine. On August 8, 2016, she became the Government’s entitled representative for investments in Ukraine. In this position she launched UkraineInvest – the office for the attraction and promotion of investors, as well as a number of initiatives to support existing investors and to gain new investments for Ukraine.
Before her engagement as a public servant, Oksana Markarova had worked for 12 years as the head of the management board and the president of the Investment Group ITT.
From 1998 till 1999 and from 2001 till 2003, Oksana Markarova was active as an economic policy advisor and as a manager for external and corporate communications at the US direct investment fund Western NIS Enterprise Fund (now managed by Horizon Capital). In 2000, she made her internship at the World Bank in the USA where she worked at the group in charge for the banking sector and financial markets in Europe and Middle Asia.
Prior to that, she worked at the International Foundation for Election Systems and at the consulting company Chemonics Intl. Inc. as part of the project “Ukrainian Agrarian Commodity Exchange”.
Оksana Markarova holds a master degree in ecology from Kyiv Mohyla Academy and a master degree in international public finance and trade from the University of Indiana (Bloomington, USA).
Оksana Markarova is a member of the Adviory Council of the National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, a member of the assembly of friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University and is a member of the International Organisation of Young Presidents (YPO). She holds a license as a professional stock trader and asset manager.
At the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on June 7, First Deputy Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova was appointed the acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
On November 22, 2018, the Parliament supported appointment Oksana Markarova as the Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
Yuriy Butsa - GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER FOR PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT
GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER FOR PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT
Yuriy Butsa studied economy at the National University “Kyiv Mohyla Academy” where he obtained his bachelor degree (2005) as well at the Central-European University in Budapest where he received his master degree in 2008.
Having finished his studies at Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Mr. Butsa started to work at the State Commission for Securities and Stock Market. After his return from Hungary in 2008 he was assigned to the position of the deputy head of the representative office of Warsaw Stock Exchange where he was in charge for attracting capital for Ukrainian companies.
In 2010, Yuriy Butsa was engaged as a coordinator at the Coordination Center for Economic Reforms where he was involved in the elaboration of legislation aimed to improve corporate governance at joint stock companies, to introduce new instruments on the financial market as well as to improve the operations of the banking sector and to improve the business climate.
In 2015, Yuriy Butsa joined National Securities and Stock Market Commission. His tasks as a member of the Commission included corporate governance and finance, implementation of EU directives in the Ukrainian legislation as well as the improvement of stock market instruments.
On May 5, 2016, Yuriy Butsa was designated the Deputy Minister of Finance for European Integration.
On July 26, Yuriy Butsa was dismissed from the position of Deputy Minister of Finance for European Integration by the Cabinet's decision and appointed to the position of Government Commissioner for Public Debt Management.
Mr. Butsa speaks English and Polish.
Yuriy Heletiy - DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE FOR EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE FOR EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Yuriy Heletiy studied at Lviv Ivan Franko University where he gained his degree in international economic relations and translation in 2001 and a degree in law in 2002.
In 2012, he gained a degree as a candidate of economic sciences at the Institute for Regional Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In 2003, Yuriy Heletiy passed the training course “Trade Policy and Commerce Diplomacy” at Carlton University and Ottawa University (Canada).
In 2002, he completed the course “European Economy, Integration and Law” (faculty for economy and law at Bayreuth University, Germany).
After the graduation Yuriy Heletiy started his career at the National Bank of Ukraine where it took him from 2003 till 2015 to work up from the 1st degree economist to the head of a unit in the banking supervision division.
From October 2015 till July 2018 Yuriy Heletiy worked as the director of the financial policy department at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine where he was responsible for the strategic reform of the state-owned banking sector as well as the development of the market for financial services and the stock market.
In July 2018, he was appointed the deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
On December 5, 2018, he was installed as the Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for European Integration.
Yuriy Heletiy is fluent in English and German.
Yuriy Dzhygir - DEPUTY MINISTER
Yuriy Dzhygir is a gradutate of the National University “Kyiv Mohyla Academy” (1999) where he received a double bachelor degree in economy and political sciences.
He continued his study at Syracuse University in the USA (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) where he gained a master degree in economy in 2001 with the specialization “Public Finances”.
In 2001 – 2018 Yuriy Dzhygir worked in a number of projects for international development and was responsible for the development and expert back-up of public finance reforms as well as for the funding of social sector programs in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo and in the countries of Eastern Asia and Oceania.
In 2015-2018 he worked as an external advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine supporting the fiscal decentralization and funding for healthcare.
In 2016-2018 he worked as an external advisor to the acting Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine developing and implementing the funding reform of the healthcare sector.
On July 26, 2018, Yuriy Dzhygir was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
Mr. Dzhygir speaks English fluently.
Vasyl Shkurakov - DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE
DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE
Vasyl Shkurakov studied at Kharkiv College of Finance and Economics and received his bachelor degree with the specialization “Economics and Business” in 2003.
In 2005, he graduated from the Ukrainian State University of Economics and Finance and received his master degree in finance. From 2005 until 2017, he worked in various positions at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. In June 2017 he stepped down voluntarily as the director of the Ministry’s department for debt policy.
From 2017 until December 2018 he worked as the deputy general director for economics and finance at the private joint-stock company “Ukrgidroenergo”.
On December 18, the Government appointed Vasyl Shkurakov as deputy Minister of Finance