People’s Deputy, Politician, Sports Functionary
In 1998-2006, Hryhorii Surkis was a deputy in the III and IV convocations of the Verkhovna Rada for the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united). For long, he was a leading figure in that party.
Member of Parliament of the IX convocation for the political party Opposition Platform – For Life, number 17 in the list. At the time of the election, he was the President of the civic organization named Ukraine – China. Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Youth and Sports (as of 2019).
In 2002-2012, he was the President of the Football Federation of Ukraine. He is its Honorary President now.
Together with his brother Ihor, he owns the shares of a number power companies through the offshore firms. Owner of the A-bank and of the construction business.
Associated with Kolomoisky
Surkis brothers are Kolomoisky’s long-standing partners in a number of projects. The A-bank owned the brothers and PrivatBank used a single customer database and operating system. Together with Kolomoisky, they own shares in various power companies. Hryhorii’s brother, Ihor, is listed as the ultimate beneficiary and owner of a significant share of Ihor Kolomoisky’s 1+1 TV channel. Kolomoisky was also present at Hryhorii Surkis’ birthday party in September 2019. The brothers have now filed a lawsuit demanding the cancellation of the forced conversion of their contributions into the authorized capital of PrivatBank. Their contributions were converted during the nationalization, since the two individuals related to the bank’s owners.