Ukrainian politician who is best recognized for having served as Prime Minister of the Ukraine from April of 2016 until August of 2019. He is also known for having previously served as the Mayor of Vinnytsia. He is also known for being the first Jewish Prime Minister of the Ukraine.
He started his career in politics in 2002 when he was first elected as a member of the Vinnytsia City Council. He gained further attention when he served as Mayor in 2006 and later as the 11th Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada in 2014.
He was awarded the Order of Merit of the 2nd degree as well as the Knights Cross of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Poland in both 2011 and 2012. He was outspoken about Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine in 2022.
He was born and raised in Vinnytsia, Soviet Union and is married with two daughters and a son.
He met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kyiv in July of 2016.