Bio – Dates and facts

January 10, 1971

Was born in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad region. Parents-engineers, Anatolij P. Shevchenko and Maria M.Shevchenko

September 1971

Moves to Kiev together with parents ,where he spends childhood and school years.For summer vacations goes back to his native town Oleksandriia and Novoukrainka.


Attends Kyiv Middle School № 206


Competes in track-and-field. Becomes a nationally ranked 400 meters hurdles runner , Ukrainian JV member, USSR JV candidate.

September 1988- October 1990

Studied at the  faculty of professional sports (athletics Dept.) in National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine.Took sabbatical while being a sophomore.

October 1990 -April ,1991 Took massage and English language classes in Kiev,then worked as a masseur in Poland

April -September ,1991

Worked for “Legis”law firm as an assistant to Oleksand Chaliy,firm's president


Studied at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, historical (1991-1992) and law (1992)faculties, and later transferd to the Institute of International Relations( international law Dept.) wher he got a degree in international affairs and English language interpretation

May,1993-July, 1994

Worked at the Frisberg & Partners"law firm as an assistant attorney

August -September ,1994

Internship at the Embassy of Ukraine in Brussels

September 1994 - June 1995

Worked at the “Vasil Kisil & Partners"law firm as an assistant attorney

June - July ,1995 

Studied at the  Academy of European Law of European University Institute (Italy), where he took course of the European law

October 1995

Founded and presided over  the“Shevchenko Didkovskiy and Partners”law firm


Initiated creation and became a leader of nationwide civilian organization"Ukrainian Association of Law Students"In 2005 organization was reformed into"Student League of Ukrainian Bar Association"


Internship at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

June ,1996

Successfully passed the bar examination and qualified to practice law in Ukraine

August , 1996 -May,1997

Studied at The University of Minnesota Law School,got Master degree in law after winning U.S. government scholarship funded under the Freedom Support Act


Successfuly passed the Bar Examination and qualified to practice law in the state of New York in September ,1998

September -               December ,1997

Worked at the "Coudert Brothers"international law firm in NY


Came back to ukraine and continued working at the "Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners"law firm as a chairman

July 1998

Was trained at the London Securities & Investment Instituteand acquired the CISI International Certificate of Wealth Management


Participated in founding of Ukrainian Internet Association and was chosen deputy chief (non-profit)


Held the position of the president at the Ukrainian Bar Association

January ,2003

Founded Elite Club magazine, that was issued in Ukraine up till 2009


Law firm"Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners" won the Best Ukrainian Law Firm Prize. In 2006 the firm was featured as the best employer among Ukrainian law and audit firms by the "Korespondent"magazine


Was selected as one of the 3 Most Renowned Ukrainian Lawyers( by The Yuridicheskaya Practika newspaper)


Member of Public Council under Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

May, 2005-August,2006

Member of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine(non-profit)


External Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko on foreign investment (non-profit)


Member of the National Comission for stregthening Democracy and  Rule of Law under the President of Ukraine(non-profit)

January ,2006

Was the first to participate in The Forum of Young Global Leaders from Ukraine and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos


Created the Forum of Young Ukrainian Leaders and stayed on as its president , in 2009 the Forum was reorganized into Ukrainian Community Youth League

August -December ,2006

Studied at Yale University after winning the Yale World Fellows  scholarship, becoming the first Ukrainian ever to posses it


Ceased law practice and legal partnership at the "Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners " law firm and focused of social services. Later the firm was renamed to "Asters"


Was appointed Honorary President of the Ukrainian Bar Association

November -                   December, 2007

Completed executive education program " Global Public Policy and Leadership for the 21st Century"at the Harvard University , John F.Kennedy School of Government.
February ,2009 Created an international public organization "Ukrainian Hromada" and was elected its president
March ,2008-May ,2009 Chairman of the Foundation for "SOS Children Village" Ukraine

October ,2009

Member of the Public Council under Ministry of Home Affairs in Kiev

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