Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ivanna KLYMPUSH-TSINTSADZE is the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, appointed in April 2016. Prior, she was a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, where she served as the First Deputy Chairperson of Foreign Affairs Committee and led Ukraine’s Parliamentary Delegation to NATO PA for two years. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Klympush-Tsintsadze headed the Yalta European Strategy, an independent international network that promotes the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and supports reforms necessary for Ukraine’s European integration. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of Programs, and later, the Director of the Open Ukraine Foundation, an international charity organization. There, she worked on strategic planning and operational implementation of Foundation`s programs, focusing on support of Ukraine’s international cooperation, public diplomacy, country’s positive image promotion, international security dialogue. Between 2002 and 2007, Ms. Klympush-Tsintsadze was the Radio BBC Ukrainian Service correspondent in Washington D.C., and in Tbilisi. From 1998 to 2002, she worked for the East-West Institute’s Kyiv Center as a Project Manager and was an Acting Director for one year.