The Leadership of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine

Oleksandr LYTVYNENKO

Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine

Biography

 

Born on April 27, 1972, in Kyiv.

Education:

in 2013 graduated from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), Great Britain. In 2009 took degree of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 1994 graduated from the Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science (IKSI) in Moscow, specialty: “Applied mathematics” (Underwent lustration inspection in 2015).

Working languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Work Experience:

08.1994 – 08.1998 – served as Officer, Senior Officer, and Chief Expert of the Main Directorate of Governmental Communications at the Security Service of Ukraine.

08.1998 – 05.2005 –held positions of Senior Advisor, Head of Department, Deputy Director and First Deputy Director in the National Institute for Strategic Studies.

(On a part-time basis held positions of Assistant, Associate Professor, and Professor in the Institute of International Relations at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (1998-2007, 2010-2014).

06.2005 – 12.2007 –Head of the Office of State Security, Head of Expert Commission, Head of the National Security Department at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

12.2007 – 08.2009 –Deputy Chief of the Department of Information Analytical Provision at the Security Service of Ukraine.

08.2009 – 05.2010 –Advisor to the Director of the Institute of National Security Problems at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

06.2010 – 03.2014 –Deputy Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies.

05.04.2014 – 13.08.2019 – Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

13.08.2019 - 23.07.2021 - Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies

Doctor of Political Science, Professor, Distinguished Figure in Science and Technology of Ukraine.

A Major-General (in reserve).

A public servant of the 2nd rank.

Awards: the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the Fifth Class, the Honorary Award of the President of Ukraine – the Jubilee medal on “25 Years of Independence of Ukraine”.

Married, has a son and a daughter.

July 23, 2021 – by Decree of the President of Ukraine №303/2021, was appointed Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine.