Mr. Yatsenyuk is a Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer, who served as the Prime Minister of Ukraine from February 2014 to April 2016.
Since 2014, Mr. Yatsenyuk is the leader of the Narodnyi Front (People’s Front) Political Party, the second largest political faction of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada.
Under Mr. Yatsenyuk’s leadership the Government of Ukraine initiated large-scale national reforms, ensured budget austerity and severe financial discipline, stabilized the national economy, deterred Russia’s military aggression, and achieved Ukraine’s energy independence.
During the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014 Arseniy Yatsenyuk was one of the leaders of the United Opposition and head of the largest opposition faction in the Parliament of Ukraine.
In 2008-2012, he was Member of Parliament and the leader of the “Front Zmin” (Front for Changes) political party. Previously, in 2007-2008, Mr. Yatsenyuk served as the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine. In 2007, Mr. Yatsenyuk served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Prior to that Mr. Yatsenyuk held the positions of First Deputy Chief of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine (2006-2007), Minister of Economy of Ukraine (2005-2006), First Deputy Governor of the Odesa Oblast (2005), Acting Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine (2003-2004), Minister of Economy of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (2001-2003).
In 1998-2001 Mr. Yatsenyuk served as advisor to the Chairman and then Deputy Chairman of the Board of the AVAL Joint-Stock Postal Pensionary Bank.
He holds a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
In 2001, Mr. Yatsenyuk graduated from the Chernivtsi Trade-Economic Institute of Kyiv Trade-Economic University and from Chernivtsi State University in 1996. He holds a PhD from the Ukrainian Bank Academy.
He was born in 1974 in Chernivtsi. Mr. Yatsenyuk is married and has two daughters.