Oleh Rybachuk (b. 1958) is a Ukrainian politician,
civil society activist and expert in Euro-Atlantic integration.
From 1975 to 1980 he studied at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State university, department
of Roman-Germanic philology. Qualification – interpreter-referent of English and French,
teacher of English. His second higher education is from Kyiv national economic university (1993-1996),
department of finance and credit. Qualification – economist. In 1997 he studied at the School of Diplomatic
Service at Georgetown University.
1980 – 1986, inspector, senior inspector at Kyiv Customs office.
1986 – 1991, interpreter at “Zakordonnaftobud” company in India.
Banking experience. 1992 – Head of the Department of Foreign Currency Transactions at JS Kyiv commercial
bank “Kyivbirgbank”. 1992 – 1999, Head of the Foreign relations division, Head of the Division of
International banking relations, Director of the International Relations Department at the National Bank
of Ukraine. 2001 – 2002, Vice-president of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Political and management experience. 1999 – 2001, Head of the Prime-minister’s Office at the
Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
2002 – 2005, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, elected from Victor Yushchenko Block “Our Ukraine”. At the Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) he led the MP’s group “Razom” within “Our Ukraine” faction, acted as the authorised representative of the faction, chaired the sub-committee on banking activities and currency regulation under the Committee on Finance and Banking activities, headed the office of “Our Ukraine” leader – candidate to Presidency of Ukraine.
February – September 2005, Vice-prime-minister of Ukraine on European integration.
2005 – 2006, Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine.
2006 – 2008, Advisor to the President of Ukraine.
November, 2007 – Non-executive Director, KDD group.
December, 2008 – Member of the Supervisor Board, Arcelor Mittal, Ukraine.
Currently Oleh Rybachuk is realising different projects devoted to European and
Euro-Atlantic integration and strengthening the influence of civil society.
Civil society experience. March, 2008 – Chairman of the board “Souspinist Foundation”.
2009 – Chairman and co-founder of the NGO “Centre UA”
2009 – Initiator of the New Citizen Civic Campaign