Volodymyr Groysman is the Prime Minister of Ukraine since April 14, 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine since November 27, 2014 after being elected at early parliamentary elections on October 26, 2014. From February 2014 until December 2014 he served as a Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine/Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, primarily responsible for implementation of decentralization policy in the country.
Prime Minister Groysman has been elected the Mayor of Vinnytsia twice and has been praised for his work with the local community. After changing several positions in Vinnytsia City Council, he was elected Mayor of Vinnytsia in 2006 at the age of 28, becoming the youngest Mayor of the regional center of Ukraine. In 2010, Mr. Groysman was re-elected as Vinnytsia Mayor for the second term, having received the support of 77.81% voters. As a leader in regional management, he was Vice-President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities and Communities on housing and communal services.
Prime Minister Groysman was decorated with Orders “For Merit” (II and III classes) for his work as a Mayor of Vinnytsia. He was awarded with Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in 2011 for supporting cooperation between Vinnytsia and the Republic of Poland.
Mr. Groysman was born on 20 January 1978 in Vinnytsia. He has graduated from the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management with a bachelor’s degree in Law, and the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine with a master’s degree in Public Administration, where he chose administration of public development and management at the regional and local levels as his priority. Mr. Groysman is married and has two daughters and a son.