Foreign policy and security expertIn 1980 graduated from the Department of English of the Kirovohrad Pedagogical Institute. worked as an educator and a public official in Kirovograd, later — in the security forces. Since May 2000 — in the diplomatic service.
Was the first secretary of the IV Territorial Department (US, Canada) on the MFA of Ukraine.
From 2001 to 2005 served as the First Secretary and policy adviser of the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States in Washington.
In 2008-2012 was the policy adviser of the Delegation of Ukraine to the EU, Brussels.
Until May 2014, worked as an adviser to the Political Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.