MFA founder, foreign policy and security expertGraduated from the Philology Department of the Kyiv Shevchenko State University. Since 1993 — in the diplomatic service.
Worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine as Vice Consul, Consul General of Ukraine in New York (1995-1999), adviser, Head of the US and Canada Department, Director of the Fourth Territorial Department (Western Hemisphere) (2000- 2003), Consul General of Ukraine in Edinburgh (UK) (2006-2008).
In 2009-2010 — Deputy Director of the International Policy Department at the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine.
In 2010 was appointed Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul where he worked until November 2013.