Born on September 8, 1947 in Benzari village, Odessa region. Lives in Mykolaiv.
Education: Technological Institute by Lomonosov, Odessa
In 1971, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy worked as the chief power engineer, and then as the chief engineer at the Trikratsky bakery complex.
From 1980 to 1991, he was the head of the production department, first deputy general director of the Association of the elevator industry in the Mykolaiv region. He worked in logistics of imported grain in Dnipropetrovsk (now: Dnipro) and all over the USSR.
Since 1991, he's been the General Director of the agricultural enterprise Nibulon. First, the company supplied fuels, lubricants and fertilizers to former Soviet collective farms in exchange for agricultural products they used for export.
Some partners could not pay for the production and payed to Nibulon with their assets and land instead. This way, the company started agricultural business as well. Later, Vadaturskyy bought out the shares of his partners.
1998-2006 — twice was the deputy of the Mykolaiv regional council.
2005-2006 — assistant to Didenko Yurii, and MP of Our Ukraine party in the in the parliament of the 4th convocation.
2006-2012 — assistant on a voluntary basis of Kliuchkovskyi Yurii, an MP of Our Ukraine party Yuri Klyuchkovsky in the parliament of the 5th and 6th convocations.
2014-2019 — assistant to his son Andrii Vadaturskyy, an MP of the party Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the parliament of the 8th convocation.
2018 — was sanctioned during the Russo-Ukrainian War together with other 322 citizens of Ukraine.
Novoe Vremia magazine and Dragon Capital investment company estimated his fortune at $474M. The media Focus.ua estimates his fortune at $560M, while Forbes published another data—$ 450 million..
Member of Parliament of six convocations. Died on 22 May, 2020.
Matviyenko was called in the media as a lobbyist for Nibulon. For instance, in 2011, when the SBU initiated proceedings against the enterprise, accusing it of taking possession of budget funds, the MP initiated the creation of a temporary commission of inquiry.
He claimed that the investigation was an interference of authorities in the economic activities of Nibulon.
The former head of the Mykolaiv regional state administration, the deputy of fraction Regions of Ukraine. Former people's deputy from the Party of Regions. He was called the patron of Vadaturskyi and his enterprise.
Wife: Raisa Vadaturska, born on November 21, 1949. She is an assistant to the general director of the enterprise.
Son: Andrii Vadaturskyy, born on April 11, 1973. Ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, business partner. The son’s share in Nibulon is 20%.
Daughter-in-law: Svitlana Dyachenko, born on April 13, 1975.
Three grandchildren: Mykolai, Kateryna and Olha.
According to a declaration published in 2020, Andrii is very humble, he has a house (60 m2), 8 acres in Karavellovo village near Mykolaiv and a GAZ-66 truck (1978).
His wife Svitlana has an apartment (191 m2), a garage in Mykolaiv, 25 acres, an unfinished house and a garage on the Kinburn Spit in Ochakiv district. Svitlana, according to the declaration, has no income.
In 2019, Vadaturskyy Jr. also declared his income: UAH 858,000 from deputy activity (salary, compensation for housing and fare), UAH 3.4 million — dividends from Nibulon, and UAH 3.2 million, which Andrii borrowed from his father.
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In 2012, the media published the information that 50% of the shares of Nibulon were transferred to Yurii Ivaniushchenko, an MP of Party of Regions.
Allegedly, first Adrii Vadaturskyy was arrested. And then, when the transfer of shares was finished, he was released free. However, the businessman denied this information and called it nonsense.
In 2014, Vadaturskyy had a conflict with Andriy Pyvovarsky, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine. Nibulon demanded the department to dredge the Dnipro river as the river had become shallow to a critical limit.
In some places, the water depth was less 2.9 meters, while the minimum for the safe passage of vessels of the "river-sea" class is 3.6m. Because of the problem, grain traders and state enterprises could not deliver goods along the river. The same problem had not only Nibulon but also, for instance, Tripol hydroelectric station.
Nibulon was ready to solve the problem together with the state. However, the ministry believed that Nibulon was the only one that was interested in restoring shipping along the Dnipro river, and therefore the expediency of the project was called dubious. In 2018, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy told reporters that he abandoned the idea of dredging the Dnipro river for his money, and instead, he would focus on working with Egypt and Belarus.
In May 2020, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy promised to sue Tyshchenko Mykola and Nehulevskyi Ihor, MP's of Servants of the People party. Parliamentarians accused the businessman of trying to bribe deputies. Allegedly, he wanted to prevent the adoption of the bill on inland water transport and 'brought a lot of money to all international associations, to all factions, to all regions.'
The bill opens the country's river transport complex for foreign business. According to Vadaturskyy, the bill is lobbied by Vladyslav Krykliy, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, with help of deputies from the Servant of the People. Vadaturskyy believes this law will legalize the schemes of fuel smuggling in Ukraine.
Some other businessmen supported Vadaturskyy's version. They were Serhiy Ivaschenko, the acting Executive Director of Ukrainian Grain Association, Andriy Pavlushin, the general director of OTP Leasing, Victoria Moskalenko, the chairman of the Mykolaiv regional council, and Yuri Kormyshkin, the general director of the group of companies Southern Agrarian Export Company .
A few days later, Tyshchenko and Nehulevsky published on Facebook the same texts of apologies to Vadaturskyy, Nibulon and all the employees of the company.
In 2007, President Viktor Yushchenko awarded the businessman the title of Hero of Ukraine.
About Volodymyr Zelensky being in power:
'There are non-professionals in power, there are amateurs, there are people with no production experience, people who do not know life and have never worked with large number of people, with collectives. They do not know the laws, internal laws of development and are generally distracted from real life in Ukraine. Unfortunately, this is what the situation is right now.'
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