Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2016-2018)
Oleksandr DANYLYUK is a Former Ukrainian Finance Minister, who from 2016 to 2018 had been pursuing anticorruption and reforms-centered agenda. His objectives were to create a better investment climate (incl. transparent rules of doing business, simplification of tax administration, clamping down on corruption schemes), state banking system and public finance reform. Together with his team, he intensified the cooperation with IMF, eliminated VAT refund and other main corruption schemes, ensured the successful nationalization of PrivatBank, returned Ukraine to the international capital market, and introduced transparent budget process. He was dismissed from his position after accusing the Prime Minister Groysman of blocking State Fiscal Service reform and nontransparent political funding. Prior to his work at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Danyliuk worked as a Representative of the President in the Cabinet of Ministers and as a Deputy Head of Presidential Administration from 2014 to 2016. As Ukraine’s head of delegation to Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), with cooperation with anti-corruption activists, he led efforts in introducing new anticorruption legislation (NABU, electronic assets declarations, SAP, HACC) into Ukrainian Government. In 2010-2014, he chaired the Reforms Coordination Center, a think tank under the aegis of the Administration of the President. Before transitioning to the public service, Mr. Danyliuk has worked with Rurik REI Group (CEO), McKinsey&Co, Aventures (VP), HSBC Securities, etc. He holds an MS from the National Technical University of Ukraine and an MBA from the Indiana University.