Groysman, Volodymyr Borysovych

Groysman or Hroysman, Volodymyr Borysovych,

1978–, Ukrainian political leader and businessman. He began working in his father's businesses as a teenager, then became mayor of Vinnytsya (2006–14), where he improved the local infrastructure and encouraged business development. A member of Our Ukraine (2004–10), Conscience of Ukraine (2010–14), and Petro Poroshenko Bloc (2014–), he was served for several months in the Ukrainian cabinet (2014) before he was elected to parliament (2014) and became parliament chairman (speaker). In 2016 he was named to succeed Arseniy Yatsenyuk by his mentor, President PoroshenkoPoroshenko, Petro Oleksiyovych
, 1965–, Ukrainian political leader and businessman. He studied economics at Kiev State Univ. (grad. 1989) and went into the confectionary business with his father.
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; Groysman became Ukraine's first Jewish prime minister.