Active citizen, experienced lawyer, civic and political leader

DOB – January 10, 1971


  • Co-Founder and Director of the State Efficiency Institute (ide.org.ua), a Ukrainian think tank
  • Chairman of the Successful Ukraine political party (u2.org.ua) (very new political party)
  • Owner of commercial real estate in Kyiv (source of passive incomes)
  • President Emeritus of the Ukrainian Bar Association


  • Public Governance & Politics: Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine (2014-2015); Presidential Candidate (2019); Member of the National Reforms Council (2014-2015); Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine (2005); Member of the National Commission on Strengthening Democracy and Promoting Rule of Law in Ukraine under the President of Ukraine (2005-2007),
  • Business: Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners law firm (re-branded to Asters) (founder and managing partner, 1995-2007), a leading Ukrainian law firm; Coudert Brothers, international law firm, New York, USA (foreign attorney, 1997); Vasil Kisil law firm, Kyiv, Ukraine (junior associate, 1994-1995).
  • Civic: Forum of Young Global Leaders, a special initiative of the World Economic Forum in Davos (the first member from Ukraine, 2006-2011); Forum of Young Ukrainian Leaders (founder and president, 2007-2009); Ukrainian Bar Association (founder and president, 2001-2007); SOS Kinderdorf – Ukraine, іnternational сharity (сhairman of the board, 2008-2009).


  • Yale University, Yale World Fellows Program, 2006
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education, Global Leadership and Public Policy in 21st Century, 2007
  • University of Minnesota Law School (USA), LL.M., 1997, Muskie Fellow
  • National T. Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations, J.D., Int’l Law, 1996
  • Nanyang Technology University (Singapore), Smarty City Program, 2019
  • London Securities Institute (UK), International Capital Markets Qualification, 1998
  • Academy of European Law of the European University, Florence (Italy), EU Law, 1995


  • Member and participant of the World Economic Forum in Davos (2006 and 2008)
  • Attorney at law admitted in Ukraine (1996) and the State of New York, USA (1998)


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