Serhiy Verlanov is new Head of State Tax Service of Ukraine

5/8/19

On May 8, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Serhiy Verlanov as the Head of the State Tax Service for five years starting for his actual first day in office. The probation period is equal to one month.

Serhiy Verlanov was appointed as the winner of the contest announced on March 20, 2019 by the Cabinet of Ministers as part of the reform of the State Fiscal Service (order of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 163).

The contest was conducted by the Commission for the supreme corps of public service. The contest comprised three stages and was open for the public. The candidates were assessed by Ukrainian and international experts.

On April 23, 2019, the Commission elected Serhiy Verlanov as the winner of the contest in line with paragraph 5 of part 4 of article 27 of the Law of Ukraine “On Public Service” and recommended the Government to appoint him as the Head of the State Tax Service.

After the appointment of the new Head, the State Tax Service shall be registered as a new legal entity, the employees of the SFS shall be transferred to the State Tax Service (at least 30% of the employees), and the Cabinet of Ministers shall pass a decision to launch the operation of the new state body.

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Serhiy Verlanov is the graduate of Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko: in 2003, he graduated from the law faculty as Master of Law; in 2008, he received the grade of the candidate of law sciences with the specialization “Theory and History of State and Law; History of Political and Law Doctrines”.

Following his graduation, Mr. Verlanov worked as a legal advisor in a number of companies in Lviv region. In November 2008 he started his career as a lawyer at PwC where he worked until June 2015. From July 2015 till July 2018 he was a partner at the leading Ukrainian law firm “Sayenko Kharenko”.

In 2015 – 2017 Serhiy Verlanov co-chaired the legal committee of the US Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. Since 2016 he has been member of the Public Integrity Council and the Supreme Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (delegated by the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers).

On July 26, 2018, Serhiy Verlanov was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine.

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