Top manager, politician, the Prime Minister of Ukraine
Top manager, politician, the Prime Minister of Ukraine
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Born on October 15, 1975 in Lviv.
Education: Lviv Polytechnic National University
In 1994-1995, Denys Shmyhal was working as a manager at O'Kay LLC.
In 1995-1997, he was an accountant in the department of non-trading operations at the foreign exchange department of JSC Electronbank.
In 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2003-2005, he worked at the Lviv Bus Plant. He started his career as an accountant, and his last position at this enterprise was director of economic and strategic development.
Several times, in 1999-2003 and 2005-2006, he held various positions at LA DIS LLC. He was a chief accountant and deputy director. There is no such company in the database of the Ministry of Justice, but there is a company called Ladis, founded by Anatoly Dovgan, Shmyhal's father-in-law.
In 2006-2008, Denys Shmyhal was director of economics at Investment Company Comfort-Invest LLC (construction of a shopping and entertainment center in Lviv). In 2006, the company occupied 22% of the Lviv construction market.
In 2008-2009, he was general director at the development company Rosan-Invest LLC. He often appeared in local media as an expert on buying and selling real estate in Lviv.
In 2009-2013, he worked at the Lviv Regional State Administration: first, in the department for ensuring the administration activities of the Regional State Administration, then as the head of the main department of economics and industrial policy and the director of the department of economic development, investments, trade and industry.
In 2014, he was a deputy chairman of the main directorate at the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of the Lviv Region.
In 2015-2017, Shmyhal was an advisor, vice president, general director, and member of the Supervisory Board of LLC SPC Lvivholod. He was managing the development of the mini-market chain Rukavychka.
2017-2019, Shmyhal was director at DTEK Burshtyn TES, held senior positions at PJSC DTEK Zakhidenergo.
August 2019 — February 2020, he was appointed the Governor of Ivano-Frankivsk region.
February 4 — March 4, 2020, Shmyhal was Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development.
Since March 4, 2020, he is Prime Minister of Ukraine.
In the Verkhovna Rada of the 7th convocation (2012-2014), he was an assistant to Roman Chernega, a People's Deputy from the UDAR party.
In 2014, he ran for people's deputies from electoral district No. 121 (Drohobytsky district of Lviv region). He got 188 votes.
In 2015, he ran for the Lviv Regional Council from the party "People's control" initiated by Dmytro Dobrodomov.
According to the declaration, Shmyhal has only a 16 sq.m. garage in Lviv. The official got real estate in 2018, bought it for UAH 85,000.
His wife owns a house (216 sq.m.) and a land plot (15 sq.m.) in Lviv. She got the property in 2013.
The declaration states that Katerina owns 25% of the land. It is also located in Lviv and costs UAH 500,000. Also, she has non-residential premises (417 sq.m.) in Kamianka-Buzka, Lviv region. The family also owns 4400 sq.m. of land in Khorosnytsia village, Lviv region.
His wife owns a 2016 Land Rover Discovery, bought in 2018 for UAH 831,000.
In 2019, Shmyhal earned UAH 3.3 million. His wife received UAH 25,000 of social benefits. The family keeps $235,000 in cash, and UAH 92,000 in bank accounts.
minister of the Cabinet of Ministers
Nemchinov is an old friend of Shmyhal. According to social media, the families of the officials have long been friends.
The companies under his control hold a number of special permits for oil and gas production in the Lviv region.
In 2016, together with Kozytskyi, Denys Shmyhal's wife Kateryna was registered as a co-owner of NextBike Ukraine (municipal bike rental in Lviv).
After publications in the media, her name disappeared from the list of founders.
The main owner of Lvivkholod. He was twice a deputy of the Lviv Regional Council. For two years (from 2015 to 2017), Shmyhal was working for Kozak.
A businessman from Lviv. He is listed among the owners of Rosan-Invest LLC where Shmyhal was the director in 2008-2009. By now, Rosan has changed its registration, and it is now registered in the Kherson region.
Entrepreneur Pavlo Bakun was mentioned in the media in 2017. Back then, the State Property Fund announced selling of an old church building in Mageriv village, Lviv region. The media found out that the asset holder of the premises is Gazdynia, a company owned by Bakun.
Burshtyn TES, which was headed by Shmyhal before being appointed to the government, belongs to Rinat Akhmetov. However, the prime minister assures that he has seen Akhmetov only on TV and does not know him personally.
According to MP Oleksandr Dubinsky, Shmyhal and Akhmetov allegedly came up with an income scheme in the DTEK interests: they want to introduce a 65% duty on the electricity and coal supply from Russia.
Wife: Kateryna Shmyhal, born on December 7, 1975. Until 2016, she was a co-owner of Kamyanetsky Bakery.
Daughter: Anna Shmyhal. She notes in the social media that she was born on August 17, 1999. Student of the "Lviv Polytechnic."
Daughter: Sofia Shmyhal.
Brother: Dmytro Shmyhal, born on December 18, 1980. Back in March 2020, he was the financial director of the travel agency Akkord-Tour.
Parents: Anatoly Ivanovich and Irina Feliksovna. According to rumors, they used to often go to work in Europe.
Mother-in-law: Lydia Dovgan, a researcher at the Lviv Museum of Religious History.
In May 2014, two weeks after Shmyhal was appointed head of the Ministry of Revenues and Duties in Lviv region, a 32-year-old entrepreneur committed suicide by jumping from the 10th floor of the tax office in Lviv. The reason for the desperate act was allegedly a debt to the tax authorities. Later, activists said that the tax officers allegedly demanded a bribe $5,000 from her. Shmyhal assured that he knew nothing about it.
In the regional department of the Ministry of Revenue, they also assured that the woman had no debts. Six months later, criminal proceedings were opened against the companies that cooperated with the entrepreneur.
They were suspected of forging documents. In May 2015, the investigation over the death of a young mother (she had a two-month-old child) was stopped, the culprits were not found.
Fluent in English and Polish.
In 2012, Shmyhal was included in the list "New Elite of the Nation" formed by Viktor Yanukovych. 60 officials from different regions were enlisted as the "presidential personnel reserve."
'In Kyiv, while discussing the opportunity to work in the tax office, I was not given the task of carrying the suitcases upstairs.'
«Определенный элемент публичности моя семья пережила еще в 2014 году. Тогда закончился Майдан, а я начал работать в Фискальной службе. Там было все: публичные люстрации, видео-эфиры, домой журналисты приходили... Следовательно, это уже не пугает. У нас в семье нет никаких проблем, нет никакого страха перед открытостью, потому что скрывать нечего».
'Back in 2014, my family experienced a certain kind of publicity. At that time the Maidan finished, and I started working in the Fiscal Service. There was everything: public lustrations, video broadcasts, journalists came to my home ... Therefore, it doesn't scare me any longer. My family has no problems and has no fear of being open, because there is nothing to hide.'
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