6 Oct 2022 19:31

Zelensky proposes Pyshny as candidate for Ukrainian National Bank governor to Rada

MOSCOW. Oct 6 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has proposed to the Verkhovna Rada the candidacy of former Oschadbank CEO Andrei Pyshny for the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

The relevant resolution was published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, Ukrainian media reported.

Pyshny was named as a possible candidate for the NBU governor even before the crisis, when the issue of a possible replacement of the Central Bank governor was raised several times. At the same time, the former Oschadbank CEO was willing to run for the position of the Ukreximbank head, but due to the crisis, the relevant tender was cancelled. In May, Pyshny became an advisor to the chairman of the board of Oschadbank, and he is also a member of the Yermak-McFaul sanctions group.

The current governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Kirill Shevchenko, tendered his resignation for health reasons on October 4. On October 6, the Rada's Finance Committee approved his resignation.

The Rada appointed him to this position for a seven-year term on July 16, 2020. Prior to that, he was the head of the state-run Ukrgazbank.

Meanwhile, it was reported on Thursday that the Ukrainian anti-corruption authorities suspect Shevchenko of illegal actions during the period when he worked at Ukrgazbank.

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