Eleven candidates have advanced to the second round of the competition for the post of director of the Boryspil airport. The relevant decision was made at a meeting of the Ministry of Infrastructure’s commission for selecting the heads of public-sector entities, the CFTS correspondent reports.

Seventeen candidates applied to participate in the competition, but the applications of six candidates were rejected because they failed to meet the requirements.

The candidates hat qualified for the second round include the airport’s current acting general director Yevhen Dykhne, the airport’s former head Serhii Hombolevskyi, the Kyiv (Zhuliany) airport’s deputy director Valerii Polischuk, and Ukraine International Airlines’ vice president of finance Piotr Ikanovich, who was previously the financial director of the Polish national carrier LOT.

The other candidates are Anatolii Mazurenko (the executive director of Aerojet), Oleh Petrovskyi (the deputy director of the Kyiv airport), Yurii Solonchuk (the director of the Ukraina state aircraft enterprise), Roman Hontarev (a former head of the Lvov airport), Valentyn Vizant (Aero-Active, Moldova), Vitalii Kucheruk (the deputy director general of the Ukrkosmos state enterprise), and Oleksandr Shishkov (a former head of the Boryspil airport).

In the second round of the competition, the commission will hear presentations from all the candidates and then compile a shortlist of 2-5 candidates for submission to a commission of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade five members) for further consideration.

According to First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Shulmeister, the final of the competition will take place on 23 November.

One of the candidates - Piotr Ikanovich - was the financial director of LOT from 1990 to 2007. He was the financial director of Malév (Hungary) from 2007 to 2011. He later became one of the top managers of Ukraine International Airlines, which is the largest airline in Ukraine.