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Oleksandr Vіtaliyovych Shlapak (Ukrainian: Олександр Віталійович Шлапак; born 1 January 1960) is a Ukrainian politician, bureaucrat, and former Minister of Finance of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Shlapak
Олександр Шлапак
Oleksandr Shlapak.jpg
Oleksandr Shlapak on the day of appointment as a Minister of Finance
14th Minister of Finance of Ukraine
In office
27 February 2014 – 2 December 2014
Prime MinisterArseniy Yatsenyuk
Preceded byYuriy Kolobov
Succeeded byNatalie Jaresko
12th Minister of Economy of Ukraine
In office
10 July 2001 – 30 November 2002
Prime MinisterAnatoliy Kinakh
Preceded byVasyl Rohovyi
Succeeded byValeriy Khoroshkovskyi
Personal details
Born (1960-01-01) 1 January 1960 (age 59)
Irkutsk, Russia SFSR
Political partyunaffiliated
Alma materLviv Polytechnic Institute



He was born to Vitaliy Fedorovich (1935–1995) and Katerina Grigorіvna (born 1935), now retired in Irkutsk. After completing higher education, he enrolled 1977 in engineering at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute and graduated as system engineer in 1982 with a degree in "automatic control systems". From 1982–1984 he worked as a software engineer at Lviv Polytechnic Institute. In 2009 he graduated from Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade with a master's degree in "International Economics" and a Candidate of Sciences degree in economic sciences.[1]

From 1984 to 1990 he was secretary of the Komsomol Committee of Lviv Polytechnic Institute, head of the department of the Lviv regional committee of Komsomol organization LKSMU, and head of the central committee of the students and youth LKSMU. From 1990–1993 he was chairman of the regional council of the Democratic Youth Union of Lviv.[1]

In 1993–1998 he worked for PrivatBank as director of the Lviv branch, then a "director of Western management" and finally deputy chairman of the Board. From 1998–2000 he was head economic adviser to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine. From February 2000 to July 2001 he was Deputy Minister and for 50 days from 10 July until 30 August 2001 Minister of Economy of Ukraine. In addition he became Minister of Economy and European Integration of Ukraine at that time until 30 November 2002, Member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine until December 2002).[1]

By January 2003 he became Deputy Chairman of the National Bank, before becoming Chairman of the State Treasury of Ukraine on 12 October 2005. He was there less than a year until 10 August 2006. In November 2006 he became head of service of socio-economic development in the Presidential Secretariat of Ukraine for 4 months, until March 2007. The following 3 years he was First Deputy Head of the Presidential Secretariat of Ukraine, Vice President in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine until February 2010. In 2010 he accepted a position in the private sector as Vice President of "IMG International Holding Company" before returning to politics in the First Yatsenyuk Government as Minister of Finance of Ukraine on 27 February 2014.[1] On 2 December 2014 Natalie Jaresko succeeded Shlapak as Minister of Finance.[2][3]

Shlapak was Chairman of PrivatBank from 18 December 2016 until 21 July 2017.[4]

Voluntary activitiesEdit

Since 2005 he has headed the NGO "Association "Ukraine – Vietnam". He continues to hold positions as Co-president of Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and as Vice President of the Association of taxpayers.


Private lifeEdit

He is married to Oksana Markovna (born 1960) and has 2 daughters, named Galina (born 1980) and Katerina (born 1983).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Biography.
  2. ^ "Poroshenko orders to grant citizenship to Jaresko, Kvitashvili and Abromavicius". Interfax-Ukraine. 2 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Foreign technocrats given Ukrainian citizenship before cabinet vote". Reuters. 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ Shlapak welcomed as new head of PrivatBank, KyivPost (19 December 2015)
    Ukraine Takes Over Biggest Lender to Cap Sweeping Bank Purge, Bloomberg News (18 December 2015)
    PrivatBank's supervisory board accepts Shlapak's resignation – media, UNIAN (21 July 2017)
  5. ^ Указ Президента України № 3/2010 від 1 січня 2010 року «Про нагородження О. Шлапака орденом князя Ярослава Мудрого».
  6. ^ Указ Президента України № 339/2004 від 19 березня 2004 року «Про нагородження працівників Національного банку України».
  7. ^ Указ Президента України № 108/2008 від 7 лютого 2008 року «Про відзначення державними нагородами України».