Petro Poroshenko, elected as President of Ukraine at the early presidential elections in the first round on May 25, 2014. Sworn as President on June 7, 2014.
Petro Poroshenko was born on September 26, 1965. In 1982-1989 he studied at Taras Shevchenko National University at the International Relations and International Law Department. He graduated with a degree in International Economic Relations. Served in army 1984-1986.
From 1989 to 1992, worked as postgraduate student assistant at the Department of International Economic Relations in Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv. From 1993 to 1998, Petro Poroshenko worked as CEO of Ukrprominvest corporate group.
In 1998, Petro Poroshenko was first elected as Member of Parliament of Ukraine. In 2000, he became a Deputy Head of the National Bank Council of Ukraine. In 2002 again elected to the Parliament and took chairmanship at the Parliamentary Committee on Budget Issues.
In 2002, he earned a postgraduate Degree in Juridical Sciences with thesis "Legal Regulation of Managing State Corporate Rights in Ukraine".
In 2005, Petro Poroshenko served as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He was again elected as Member of Parliament of Ukraine and, from 2006 to 2007, chaired the Committee on Finance and Banking Activity of the Parliament of Ukraine.
In 2009, appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and in 2012 - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. In October 2012 again elected as Member of Parliament and the Co-chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Petro Poroshenko is an honored economist of Ukraine, the Ukraine State Prize winner in the sphere of science and technology, awarded with P. Orlyk international prize and decorated with Grand Cross Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, 09/15