11 Feb 2020 15:14

Zelensky appoints his aide Yermak as new chief of presidential office

KYIV. Feb 11 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed Andriy Bohdan as chief of the presidential office and appointed Andriy Yermak to the post.

Yermak earlier served as a presidential aide.

The relevant decrees are available on the presidential website.

Zelensky appointed Bohdan, his legal advisor, as chief of the presidential office on May 21, 2019.

Bohdan, born in 1976, served as deputy justice minister from 2007 to 2010, as deputy cabinet minister from 2010 to 2011, and as government commissioner on anticorruption policy from 2013 to 2014.

Yermak, born in 1971, founded the International Law Company in 1997 and authored the first legislative acts related to intellectual ownership and commercial law in Ukraine. He also headed the Kyiv Association of Entrepreneurs. From 2006 to 2010, Yermak was an aide to Elbrus Tadeyev, a parliamentarian of the Party of Regions.

Yermak was appointed as a foreign policy aide to Zelensky the day following the latter's presidential inauguration, on May 21, 2019.