Mr. Andriy Parubiy
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
He was born on 31 January 1971, in Chervonohrad, Lviv Region.
Andriy Parubiy was elected Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine, on 14 April 2016.
In this capacity, he manages legislative work of the Verkhovna Rada, coordinates its bodies, chairs plenary sessions and carries out other duties outlined by the Constitution.
Prior to his election as Chairman, he served as First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, for one and a half year.
Mr. Parubiy was one of the leaders of Euromaidan, the Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity. He established and successfully operated the protesters’ self-defence units, which ensured safety and order during the protests in Ukraine, in the winter 2013-2014.
After the end of the protests and the escape of the former President Yanukovych, Andriy Parubiy was appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council.
Andriy Parubiy has a significant parliamentary experience. He was first elected to the Verkhovna Rada, in 2007 and has been a member of the Parliament, for three consecutive terms.
Before joining the national Parliament, Mr. Parubiy was active in the local government, serving as a local councillor, in the city of Lviv and as a councillor and deputy chairperson of the Lviv Regional Council.
Andriy Parubiy graduated, in 1994, the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, with a degree in history and later he obtained a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the National University - Lviv Politechnic.