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The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) has been headed by a relatively young employee of the agency - Olexander Mangul, who has been working in the agency for about two months. His candidacy was approved at the Wednesday’s meeting (four votes for).
Immediately after that, Natalia Korchak, who headed the NAPC before, signed an order for the resignation.
For a long time, the issue of Korchak’s resignations has been topical due to a number of scandals in which the agency was involved. But it happened only today because her contract as NAPC chairman expired March 28.
What do we know about the new head of one of Ukraine’s most important anti-corruption bodies?
According to the official bio, Olexander Mangul was born on July 24, 1976, in Kamianka-Dniprovska, Zaporizhia region.
In 1999, he graduated from Tavrija State Agrotechnical Academy, Economy department, and in 2004, graduated from the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, he has received the Master's degree in public administration.
In 2000 – 2013, Mangul has occupied various positions in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the State Committee of Ukraine on Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship – from the Chief Specialist to the Department Director.
Between 2013 and February 2014, he has been serving as a Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Lysychansk Glass Factory, and between May 2015 and February 2018, he has been holding the position of Chairman of the Melitopol District State Administration of Zaporizhia region.
In January this year, by order of the Cabinet of Ministers, Mangul was appointed a member of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption. He took the chair of one of the members took an early discharge – Ruslan Radetsky and Ruslan Ryaboshapka.
The journalists have indirectly associating Korchak’s name with former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the National Front party, while Mangul’s name has something to do with the president.
While working in the Ministry of Economics in 2011-2012 he has cooperated with the head of state. At that time, Peter Poroshenko headed this department. "I was in luck - I participated in some negotiations conducted by Poroshenko as Minister of Economics, it was a master class for me," Mangul said in an interview.
But the connection with the head of state was not lost - Poroshenko appointed Mangul for the post of chairman of the Melitopol regional state administration.
Moreover, Mangul led the local branch of the presidential party Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP), and he headed the party list to the district council in local elections in the fall of 2015. After the beginning the law, which prohibits the heads of state administrations to be in parties, entered into force, he suspended his membership in BPP.
However, for some reason today, after being appointed the head of the NAPC, Mangul told the journalists that he personally is not acquainted with the head of the state, but he only attended some official events in the ministry.
Mangul's father Anatoly once led Melitopol, and also was a member of the parliament of the third convocation. Mangul has two adult daughters, however, in his declaration for 2017, he indicated only the current spouse Viktoria Mulyavka and her son. By the way, Victoria Mulyavka is an assistant to the people's deputy from BPP Leonid Kozachenko.
Mangul has an apartment in Kyiv ( 80.30 square meters), garage ( 67.6 square meters), a car Volkswagen Tuareg (2012) worth 496 thousand UAH (18 thousand USD).
In general, the incomes of the official for the year of 2017 amounted to more than 200 thousand UAH or7,6 thousand USD (mainly wages in the Melitopol Regional State Administration).
In addition, Mangul stores 22 thousand euros, 47 thousand dollars and 30 thousand UAH in cash, and keeps 75.7 thousand UAH on is a bank account.