Olena Shulyak Became Chairperson of the Servant of the People Party
On Monday, November 15, the XIII congress of the Servant of the People Party decided to appoint Olena Shulyak as party’s Chairperson.
Earlier, Oleksandr Kornienko resigned as Chairman of the party in order to focus on his work as the First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada. At the same time, he will remain a member of the Servant of the People party and participate in its activities.
Olena Shulyak is now Deputy Head of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the Organization of the State Power, Local Self-Government, Regional Development and Urban Planning, Chairperson of the Coordination Сouncil for solving issues in the field of urban planning under the President of Ukraine, and Chairperson of the interfactional association at the Verkhovna Rada «For Grand Construction».
Prior to working as a Member of the Parliament, Ms. Shulyak she worked as a senior executive in development and construction. She also served as Vice-President for Finance in Ukrainian Branch of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and was a Member of the Board of the Office of Effective Regulation (BRDO) and co-founder of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs. Ms. Shulyak was also a Representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
According to Chesno integrity watchdog NGO, Olena Shulyak was among “the top three most effective deputies of the Verkhovna Rada in 2020”. In addition, she was one of the designers of the urban construction reform in Ukraine, which provides for a complete restart of state regulation of the construction industry and the elimination of corruption in this area.