CEO, Interfax-Ukraine News Agency
Oleksandr Martynenko was born on August 22, 1960. He graduated from Kharkiv Gorky State University, Economics Department. From 1982 worked as an economist for the planning department of the Komunar [Communard] factory, and from 1987 was a junior scientific associate at Kharkiv State University. From 1990 worked as a reporter and editor of the Kharkiv-based Oriyentyr. Deputat i Profspilky [Landmark. The Deputy and Trade Unions] social and political newspaper. From 1991 worked as the director of a youth center, a chief editor of radio programs, and the head of the news services of the Kharkiv-Novyny regional information and cultural center. From 1992 to 1998, and from 2003 to the present worked as the director general of the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency. From 1998 to 2002, was a deputy head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, and was the press secretary of the president. In 2002 and 2003 he was a member of the National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council.