Ihor Breus, who previously held the post of first deputy head of Ukrzaliznytsia’s passenger department, has been appointed as the director of the state-owned Ukrainian High-Speed Rail Company, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia has announced.

Ukrzaliznytsia’s Deputy General Director Pavlo Chekalov presented Breus to the staff of the company.

Leonid Loboiko, who became the first director of the Ukrainian High-Speed Rail Company on June 19, 2012, was relieved of the post at his own request in connection with retirement.

Breus was born in Pyatikhatki (Dnepropetrovsk region) on December 30, 1964. He graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Institute of Railway Engineers in 1987 and began working in the Ukrainian railway industry the same year. He graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk State Technical University of Railway Transport in 2000. He has held senior positions in Ukrzaliznytsia’s main passenger department since June 2001.

The Ukrainian High-Speed Rail Company was established by an order of the Ministry of Infrastructure dated February 22, 2012, and it operates high-speed rail transport in Ukraine.