Biography

Andrii Derkach

Born on 19 August, 1967, in Dnipropetrovsk. Degree: in 1989 Andrii Derkach graduated from The Marshal Krylov Khar’kov Higher Command Engineer School of the Rocket Forces (mechanical engineer). In 1993 he graduated from the Academy of Ministry of Security of Russia.  He holds a Ph.D. in Law.

In 1989-1990 Andrii Derkach served in the Strategic Rocket Forces, in Pervomayskaya division. He has been on operational duty.

He worked as an investigator in Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Office in Dnipropetrovsk region, as the deputy director of “Pridneprov`e” Association, managing cooperation between enterprises of the unified technological cycle.

In 1994-1996 Andrii Derkach was deputy Head of the Control Service of the President of Ukraine. In 1996-1997 he was the consultant of the President of Ukraine on foreign economic issues.

In 1997-1998 Andrii Derkach was of the Principal Assistant of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

In 1998 he was elected as an MP to Verkhovna Rada of the third convocation, representing Hlukhiv, Putyvl, Krolevets, Yampil, Seredyna-Buda districts of Sumy region. Adrei Derkach has been an MP in Verkhovna Rada of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth convocations.

In 2006-2007 he was the President of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”, Director-General of state concern “Ukratomprom”.

In 2009 – Assistant Professor, since 2011 – Professor in the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

In 2011-2013 Andrii Derkach was a pro bono head of a group of advisers to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

2004-present Andrii Derkach is an MP of the eighth convocation, a member of the budget committee in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Since 1997 takes an active part in the development of a charity environmental and social “Our Future” Foundation. He is the President of the “Pokrov” International Orthodox Film Festival. He is also the Honourable President of “TRK Era” media holding and the Chairman of board of directors of broadcasting company “TRK Era”.

In 2010-2013 Andrii Derkach was the member of the Inter-Council Presence of Russian Orthodox Church. Awarded with the Order of Merit, 3rd class (state Ukrainian award). Andrii Derkach has also been awarded with Church Awards:  The Order of Saint Prince Vladimir, The Order of Venerable Nestor the Chronicler, The Order of Venerable Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves, The Order of Saint Dimitry of Rostov, The Order of Saint Theodosius of Chernigov. Received the title of Commander, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the state award of Italy.

Married. Spouce — Terekhova Oksana, Ph.D. in Paedagogy, Assistant Professor of Culture Studies in Kiev National University of Culture and Arts.

They have three daughters — Tetiana, Ksenia and Katerina, and two sons — Hryhoriy and Mykhailo.