Halyna Yanchenko

Secretary, National Investment Council at the President of Ukraine

Speaker's bio

Halyna Yanchenko was elected to the Ukrainian Rada in 2019 and is the Deputy Chair of Sluha Narodu Parliamentary fraction (SN / Servant of the People), a centrist, pro-European and anti-corruption Party led by President Zelenskyy. She was number 5 on the electoral list of the party SN.

President Zelensky tapped her to lead government investment efforts. In January 2022 she was appointed as a Secretary in the National Investment Council of Ukraine (a higher advisory body to the President of Ukraine). In addition, she chairs the Temporary Special Commission of the Verkhovna Rada on protection investor rights (TSC) since June, 2020.

The TSC on protection of investors rights operates in two areas. The firsts one is handling business complaints and high-profile cases. The second one addresses sustainable changes in legislation framework (drafting legislation, rules and regulations, etc.) to improve business climate.

Since the establishment of the TSC, it helped to resolve 11 high-profile business cases the total value 15 billion UAH. There were both Ukrainian and international companies that received assistance of the TSC. In particular, Philip Morris (American tobacco manufacturer), Wrigley Ukraine (Ukrainian daughter of US multinational Mars), Amstar (European branch of US real estate investment company), Scania (Swedish truck manufacturer), etc.

In the parliament Halyna Yanchenko is the initiator of bills on improvement of property rights and business protection. These bills were passed by a constitutional majority in Ukrainian parliament.

Being a Secretary of National investment Council of Ukraine, she has started an initiative on business loss calculations caused by the large-scale invasion of Russian army to Ukraine. Also, the National Investment Council is working on improving the Public-Private partnership tool as well as negotiation on a working service of investment insurance for foreign investors interested in Ukraine.

Prior to being elected to The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, she leaded the Civil Oversight Council at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. In 2014-2015 she was a member Kyiv city council.

Halyna Yanchenko earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as her first degree. Later she obtained master’s degree in law at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During her high school years, she studied at Wichita Falls High School in Texas for a year.