President of Ukraine

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

SHYMKIV Dmytro

BIOGRAPHY

Position

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine since July 9, 2014

Nationality

Ukraine

Date of birth

September 28, 1975

Place of birth

Lviv city

Education

Complete higher education, Specialist in Radio Electronic Devices, Systems and Complexes, Specialist in Electronics and Telecommunications, Lviv Polytechnic National University, 1997;

Undergraduate higher education, Bachelor in Radio Engineering, Lviv Polytechnic National University, 1996

Languages

English, Ukrainian, Russian – fluent

Took the oath of civil servant

July 9, 2014

Rank of civil servant

3 rank (August 23, 2014)

Work experience

Since June 2, 1993

WORK EXPERIENCE

09.1992 - 12.1997

student of Lviv Polytechnic National University;

09.1998 - 05.2000

ALTA A/S, Team Leader, Copenhagen, Denmark;

06.2000 - 03.2007

General Director at "Alfa Team, Ltd.", "ALTA Eastern Europe", "RedPrairie Eastern Europe", Kyiv;

03.2007 - 07.2014

Director at "Microsoft Ukraine" , Kyiv;

Since 07.2014

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Kyiv.

Dmytro Shymkiv

Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine

July 9, 2014 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Dmytro Shymkiv as Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, responsible for reforms coordination, innovations and change management in the Administration. Currently Dmytro is co-chair of the Executive Reforms Committee and Secretary of the National Reforms Council, advisory body to the President. The Committee’s main function is to prepare proposals for reforms strategic planning, coordination of reforms implementation and monitoring. Besides, Dmytro is responsible for change management, reorganization, innovations and implementation of e-governance in the President Administration. Among his achievements are drafting President’s strategy for sustainable development “Ukraine 2020”, establishing National Reform Council and Project Management Office for reforms, creation of the National Reform Monitoring framework, enabling possibility to launch third generation mobile technology (3G) through competition, driving “Digital Ukraine” and “Go Global” initiatives, evangelizing electronic public procurement system “ProZorro”, creation of electronic petitions service to the President of Ukraine, introduction of various innovations in the Presidential Administration, etc.

Dmytro Shymkiv is a technology entrepreneur, innovator, and respected professional with 20 years of leadership experience in the IT industry across Ukraine, Europe and the US. Since May 2009, as General Manager of Microsoft Ukraine, he has successfully led the company from the recession towards a new growth across all product groups and customer segments, as well as developed new business opportunities.

Under Dmytro’s leadership, Ukraine was repeatedly named one of the top-performing Microsoft subsidiaries worldwide, including the award as the Top Subsidiary of the Year in fiscal year 2011. Starting from 2011 Dmytro has been listed among TOP 10 Best Ukrainian CEOs, according to an authoritative annual ranking of Ukrainian executives Investgazeta. TOP 100, which also named him #1 Ukraine’s best CEO in 2012.

Dmytro joined Microsoft in 2007 as Enterprise and Partner Group Director and in this capacity grew the enterprise business by more than 60 percent year over year.

Earlier, Dmytro had established a software development startup, which, as a result of a series of acquisitions, eventually became part of a global IT company, where Dmytro later served as head of R&D and company director in Central and Eastern Europe.

Dmytro Shymkiv holds a system engineering degree in information technology, electronics and telecommunication from Lviv State University “Lvivska Politechnica.” He was a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – a worldwide network of CEOs and business owners. Dmytro served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, on the Board of Advisors to AIESEC in Ukraine, on the Board of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation, and on the Supervisory Board for the State University “Lvivska Politechnica”. He is married and has three children. His hobbies are sports, history, and art.