Vice Speaker, Parliament of Ukraine
Oksana SYROID is a Ukrainian politician and the Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine. As an MP, she drafted laws to reform numerous sectors including justice, police and prosecution, local self-government, and the decision-making process in the Cabinet of Ministers. Ms. Syroyid actively participated in the work of the Constitutional Commission, which was established in March 2015. She is a co-author of the law "On the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine" and a report on "Effectiveness of management in national security and defense sector of Ukraine." She began working in the public sector as an assistant to Mykhailo Horyn, a leader of Ukrainian Republican Party, and later to MP Ihor Yukhnovskyi. Following that, she worked as an expert at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. From 2004 to 2012, Ms. Syroyid was the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, and during 2006, worked with OECD on their SIGMA program. Later from 2012 and 2014, she was the Director of an NGO Ukrainian Legal Foundation. Prior to being elected to Verkhovna Rada in 2014, she served as an expert at USAID Fair Justice Project. Ms. Syroyid received a Masters of Law from the University of Ottawa in 2003, a law degree from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University in 2002, and a B.A. in Political Science from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 1997.