Andriy Bohdan

Andriy Bohdan

Lawyer, civil servant, ex-Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

Since 1998, he had been a legal advisor in the private and public sectors.

In 2001, he became a lawyer at the Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeals. In 2004, he joined the Pukshin & Partners Law Firm in the role of the Managing Partner.

In the 2007 parliamentary elections, he was a candidate for People’s Deputy from the Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense Bloc, No. 93 on the list; he did not enter the parliament.

From December 2007 to March 2009, he was serving as Assistant to People’s Deputy Andriy Portnov.

From 2008 to 2010, he was working as Deputy Minister of Justice under Mykola Onyshchuk.

On December 19, 2010, Mykola Azarov appointed him Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine – in pursuance of Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 453-р dated March 17, 2010, he was appointed Government Plenipotentiary for anti-corruption policy. He was dismissed from office as a Government Plenipotentiary on March 3, 2014.

In spring 2014, he was appointed Advisor to Ihor Kolomoysky, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration. In 2015, he became his personal lawyer.

In the 2014 parliamentary elections, he was a candidate for People’s Deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, No. 74 on the list; however, he did not enter the Verkhovna Rada of the VIIIth convocation. In 2016, he was excluded from the list along with the other 12 candidates at the party congress.

From May 21, 2019, to June 25, 2019, he was serving as Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.

On June 25, 2019, he was appointed Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. Zelensky dismissed Bohdan as Head of his presidential administration on 11 February 2020.

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Associated with Kolomoisky

Ihor Kolomoisky stated that Andriy Bohdan was one of his chief lawyers. He noted that they had known each other for more than 15 years and worked closely together for 5 years – before the day Bohdan was appointed Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

What is more, at the election time, in the “leaked” correspondence between the employees of Zelesky’s team, Bohdan was said to be the leader of the “Kolomoysky Group.”