Hennadiy Korban

Hennadiy Korban

Businessman, politician. Former Head of the UKROP party.

In 1990-1991, he worked as a broker on the Moscow Stock Exchange Center Alliance, Russian Commodity, and Raw Materials Exchange.

In 1992, he returned to Dnipro (then — Dnipropetrovsk) with the start-up capital, allowing him to found the brokerage office Ukraine.

In 1994, he founded the OJSC IC Slavutych Capital. Since 2001, he had been a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the OJSC IC Slavutych Capital.

Since 2001, he had been a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Southern Mining.

In 2005, Korban became a member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian oil and gas producer company Ukrnafta.

He concentrated the business on the primary privatization, securities trading and construction of large office and shopping centres in Kyiv and Dnipro. He invested significant funds in some blue chips in Ukraine and abroad.

In March 2014, after Ihor Kolomoisky was appointed as Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Korban became Deputy Governor and was de-facto exercising the operational management of the region. Hennadiy Korban resigned in the end of March 2015.

On July 12, 2015, he became the head of the UKROP (Ukrainian Association of Patriots) political party. He took part in the parliamentary by-election in constituency located in Chernihiv for the party UKROP. He lost those elections to Sergiy Berezenko of Petro Poroshenko Bloc – Korban’s result was 14,76%.

On September 12, 2015, Hennadiy Korban became the UKROP mayoral candidate in the October 2015 local elections. The decision was made unanimously at the party congress. As a result of the elections, he took the tenth place, receiving 2.61% of the vote. As a whole, under his leadership the UKROP party gained 7.5% of the vote amounting to over a million of voters.

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Associated with Kolomoisky

Korban was for many years in close association with Ihor Kolomoisky. A few call Korban as Kolomoisky’s “junior partner”; others consider him to be his “permanent contractor” in a number of corporate conflicts. In 2015, the two were involved in a two-year conflict. As of now, the confrontation has gone down.