On 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, to coordinate implementation and monitoring of reforms.
Besides, Dmytro is responsible for change management, reorganization, innovations and
implementation of e-governance in the Presidential Administration.
His achievements at the current position include drafting President’s strategy
for sustainable development “Ukraine 2020”, establishing National Reform Council
and Project Management Office for reforms, creating 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”, creating an electronic petitions service
to the President of Ukraine, introducing various innovations in the Presidential
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.
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”,
where he currently is a member of the Supervisory Board. He is married and has three
children. His hobbies are sports, history, and art.