The Ukrainian president shakes up his administration amid mounting energy crisis by bringing in big business executives.
Rostyslav Shurma appointed Tuesday is set to oversee economic policies under Zelensky’s administration head Andriy Yermak.
A 38-year-old Lviv native is a holder of two university degrees from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Kyiv University of Economics, and boasts the extensive experience in different executive roles in iron and metal industries.
In 2012-2019, he was the head of Rinat Akhmetov-affiliated Zaporizhzhia steel plant.
Earlier this year, Shurma joined the advisory board of ‘Ukroboronprom’ state arms company.
The new appointee said that in his new role, he will prioritize ‘programs stimulating economic development and efficient energy use’.