The supervisory board of the state-owned Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) elected Andrii Haidutskyi as its new head at a meeting on January 30.

The USPA announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, Haidutskyi was appointed as a member of the USPA’s supervisory board (the state’s representative on the supervisory board) in January 2020 in accordance with an order issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The new head of the USPA’s supervisory board has 20 years of professional experience in the fields of macroeconomics, macro finance, banking, and investment. He was the deputy chairman of Ukraine’s State Property Fund from 2015 to 2017.

Haidutskyi was the initiator of a working group on drafting of new legislation on public-private partnerships in 2015. He was a member of the working group. This working group engaged in the drafting of new regulation on concession of Ukrainian seaports with the aim of attracting private capital and increasing freight and passenger traffic through Ukraine. He also held senior positions in commercial and state-owned banks, including Alpari Bank, Ukreximbank, and the National Bank of Ukraine. Prior to that, he worked for several local and international investment companies, including SARS Capital and the American investment fund SigmaBleyzer.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the composition of the USPA’s supervisory board on February 6, 2019. It included four independent members (Wolfgang Hurtienne, Jan Van Shoonhoven, Patrick Verhoeven, and Yulia Klymenko) and three state representatives (Dmytro Barynov, Anton Yaschenko, and Taras Trotskyi).

As reported, Barynov was recently relieved of the post of chairman of the USPA’s supervisory board.