Ukrainian politician and businessman whose career took off when he was appointed Governor of Kharkiv Oblast in 2010. Previously, he served as Mayor of Kharkiv and Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
He earned a law degree from the National University of Internal Affairs.
He ran for President during the 2014 Ukrainian election and received 3.03% of the vote.
His mother Alla is Ukrainian and his father Mark is Jewish. He married his wife Alina in 2007. They have two daughters and one son.