Was born in 1950. Has great practical experience in many fields. Worked as top engineer in R&D Establishment of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2001 completed 2-year Canadian programme in Financial Management in the International Business Institute (MBI) and obtained a degree in Finances. In 2002 completed 1-year Ukrainian programme in MBI and obtained Ukrainian diploma in Finances. During the study held different positions in different companies. In 2002 - 2003 contributed to a pension fund scheme reform.