The Supervisory Board of “Ukroboronprom” has completed the selection of candidates for the post of new General Director of state concern

The Supervisory Board (SB) of the state concern “Ukroboronprom” in connection with the resignation of the head of the state concern from July 2014, Roman Romanov, preparing for the head of state of the staffing proposals for the appointment of a new Director General of state concern, said on Tuesday the press service of “Ukroboronprom”.

“Due to the fact that the statement from R. Romanov dismissal was filed at the end of last year, and yesterday the President of Ukraine signed the decree, the Supervisory Board of the state concern “Ukroboronprom” has completed the selection of candidates for appointment by the President of Ukraine of a new Director General”, – stated in the message.

According to the press service, the head of the NA “Ukroboronprom” Michael Zgurovsky thanked R . Romanov for contribution to the positive transformation of the defense industry of Ukraine in the difficult war years, including ensuring the smooth operation of defense plants, the implementation of state defense orders, promotion sectoral programs of import substitution and targeted defence programmes for the creation of new types of weapons.

“Without a doubt, R. Romanov will receive an invitation to work from a number of domestic and foreign companies”, – said M. Zgurovsky, adding: the continued reform of the industry and ensuring further growth of the group based on the principles of transparency, efficiency and innovation remains a common task of the team of “Ukroboronprom”.

According to sources, the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” in the defense sector, on Tuesday in Kiev held a meeting of the national Assembly “Ukroboronprom”, and the personnel issue has become one of the issues on the agenda. The source is considered incorrect to name the possible successor of R. Romanov, Recalling that the defense sector and the defense industry in particular, are subordinate to the presidential vertical, and this personnel decision is a competence of the President.

However, he suggested: “Given the significance of facing the new head task in the effective promotion of reforms of the defense industry, large-scale rearmament of the armed forces and development of military technical cooperation system, we can expect that the new CEO is a native of the defence corporate environment.”

As reported, on Monday, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree N26/2018 A. Romanov was released from the post of General Director of “Ukroboronprom” in connection with the submitted tender my resignation. In his official statement, he recalled that he came to “Ukroboronprom” in 2014 out of business and gave service to country and defense industry 3.5 years.

Earlier, in December 2017, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has initiated the dismissal of R. Romanov for failure to comply with the instructions of the government on repayment of debts on wages on the part of the state concern “GP “Nikolaev shipbuilding plant”. The head of “Ukroboronprom” refused to repay the debt at the expense of the state concern, considering the decision illegal. In January the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting invited the President to dismiss A. Romanov, and make a new nomination in the new composition of the Supervisory Board of the state Corporation.

The composition was created in 2010 by decree of the President of “Ukroboronprom” today includes more than 130 enterprises of the Ukrainian MIC, including the state company “Ukrspecexport” and its subsidiaries. In accordance with BP in June 2011 the law of Ukraine, Ukroboronprom jointly with the government manages state objects in the defence industry.

According to the statutes of the state, its Supreme management body is the Supervisory Board composed of five members appointed for a term of five years, three of whom are appointed by the President, two by the authorized management body (the Ministry of economic development and trade – if).

To date, the composition of SC “Ukroboronprom”, included: member of the Supervisory Board by a presidential decree in January, the rector of NTUU “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Igor Sikorsky,” the head of the national Assembly M. Zgurovsky, the former Chief of the air force APU Yaroslav Skalko, head of the state service for Financial monitoring of Ukraine Ihor Cherkassky, as well as introduced in the national Assembly by the government in January, the foreign Advisor of the state concern, the former head of the Agency defense advanced research projects USA (DARPA, 2001-2009) Anthony Teather (Anthony Tether). At this time, the composition of the national Assembly remains free is another vacancy in the quota of the government.

According to the head of the national Assembly “Ukroboronprom” M. Zgurovsky, the increased interaction between the defense industry and science with reference to DARPA is considered one of the key directions of the reform of the defence industry of Ukraine and state concern “Ukroboronprom”.

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