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Stepan KUBIV

First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

In the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine since April, 14 2016 Stepan Kubiv is responsible for macroeconomic stabilization and economic reforms. He oversees the work of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. As a First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv is also responsible for Government’s relations with the Parliament.

Stepan Kubiv was born on March 19, 1962, in Western Ukraine.

He majored in mathematics (1984) and finance (2002). Mr Kubiv also holds a PhD. in Economics (2006).

Before starting his political career in 2012, Stepan Kubiv was one of the most successful top managers in Ukrainian banking sector. He served as a Chairman of “KredoBank” (owned by Polish capital) for 8 years. During his governance, a little local bank became an all-Ukrainian financial institution. Later on Stepan Kubiv became a People’s Deputy of Verkhovna Rada (2012-2014), a Head of the National Bank of Ukraine and a member of Council on National Security and Defense of Ukraine (Feb-June 2014), a President’s representative in the Parliament of Ukraine (2015-2016)

During the Revolution of Dignity (2014 Ukrainian Revolution), Stepan Kubiv acted as a commandant of key buildings, seized by anti-government protesters.