Natalia Yaresko was one of the founders of Horizon Capital Company and its chief executive officer. She managed company’s fundraising, corporate strategy, and also developed and maintained relationships with existing and potential partners with limited liability. After Natalia Yaresko was appointed as Finance Minister, she stated that is no longer involved in Horizon Capital’s business.
In international financial circles, the US-born Natalia Yaresko is one of the most famous Ukrainians. Returning to the historic homeland in the early '90s, she had been worked in the US Embassy economic department. Then dealt with the attraction of foreign investment in Ukrainian economy and led the Western NIS Enterprise Fund investment company in Ukraine and Moldova.
Before joining WNISEF Yaresko had been worked for the US State Department. From 1992 to 1995 she held the position of the US Embassy economic department first chief in Ukraine. Prior to this position at the US Embassy in Ukraine she held various economic positions at the State Department in Washington.
Earlier it was reported that Natalia Yaresko has a small chance to lead the Cabinet of Ministers
Natalia Yaresko has US citizenship, but is fluent in Ukrainian language. She received a Master's degree in public policy at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1989. Also she is a Bachelor in accounting, received her degree at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987 and has a CPA certificate.
Natalia Yaresko had been a member of the Advisory Council of Foreign Investors under the President Yushchenko and the Advisory Board of the Ukrainian Center for Foreign Investment Promotion under the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.