Contender for PM's post: Andriy Sadovyi

Source : 112 Ukraine

Biographical Sketch
21:28, 14 March 2016

Andriy Sadovyi positions himself as a European official. His mother worked as a teacher, his father was an engineer-supplier at Lviv Automobile Plant. In 1987 future Mayor of Lviv graduated from Lviv Technical School of Radioelectronics. From the time of the studies, he had many friends, with whom he would collaborate, while being on the first roles in Lviv.

After graduation Andriy Sadovyi joined the army, and then he decided to get another degree, enrolling in a local "Polytechnic Institute" on the faculty of electronic devices and appliances. In 1992 he got a job as Deputy Director of the Lviv branch of Youth Social Adaptation Fund under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. And in the next year along with the journalists Alexander Krivenko and Igor Kopistinskiy he founded "Lux" radio station in Lviv.
On June 20, 1995 Galician Investment Company was established in Lviv. It was one of the first investment companies in Ukraine, which received a license to conduct operations with securities. About who was behind the company, you can find a lot of variations. It is important that Andriy Sadovyi also featured in the list. Allegedly, his classmate Alexander Voykin was mentioned as one of the founders.

Citizens exchanged their privatization certificates for investment certificates of "Galician investment" in one-to-one equivalent. In general, the management of the company attracted more than 200 000 property certificates (vouchers), totaling 21 million USD, calculated at the official National Bank UAH rate on 1 September 1996.
In 1995 he graduated from the "Lviv Polytechnic", with the engineer of electronic equipment qualification; in 1997, he received degree in economics in the same university; in 1999 he graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine with Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Already in the 2000s, "Lux Television and Radio Company" has grown into a powerful media corporation, which currently includes a national news channel "24", "Lux Radio" and "Radio 24", as well as the online edition and internet portal "Football 24 ".

Earlier Andriy Sadovyi stated that he has already received the offer to become a Prime Minister several times

At the time of the Orange Revolution Sadovyi is a major media businessman in Lviv. His media covered the events of the revolution in a positive way for the revolutionaries. Because of this, as well as because of lobbying Petro Oliynyk for the position of chairman of the Lviv regional state administration, Sadovyi joined the pro-presidential party "Nasha Ukraina/Our Ukraine".

In 2006 he won the mayoral election. Since then, he is a permanent mayor of Lviv. In 2009 the mayor allegedly had asked to exclude him from the party (at least he said so), and June 27, 2009 the Congress of "Our Ukraine" excluded from the political council.

In December 2012, he established a political party “Samopomich Union ", becoming its chairman. In winter 2013 Sadovyi supported Euromaidan. The mayor urged residents to go to protest. After the triumph of the Revolution his house several times has been attacked.

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