Zelensky dismissed Kamyshin from the position of his freelance adviser
President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree dismissing Oleksandr Kamyshin from the post of non-staff adviser. The latter was appointed Minister of Strategic Industries the day before.
The corresponding decree appeared on the website of the Office of the President on the evening of March 24. Oleksandr Kamyshin was a non-staff adviser to Vladimir Zelensky for 3 weeks.
Why Zelensky fired Kamyshin
On March 21, 312 people's deputies supported the appointment of Alexander Kamyshin to the post of Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, where he replaced Pavel Ryabikin, who headed the department since November 4, 2021.
Thus, the ex-chairman of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia and a freelance adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky headed the ministry. Therefore, by presidential decree, he was dismissed from the post of adviser.
Brief biography of Alexander Kamyshin
- From 2006 to 2008 Kamyshin worked as an auditor for KPMG.
- From 2008 to 2012, he worked as a manager at Dragon Capital. In the same period, he held the positions of first a representative of the shareholder, and then the general director of KMZ Industries.
- From 2012 to 2017, the head of the Ministry of Strategic Industry worked as an investment manager at SCM and during the same period was a member of the Supervisory Board of Portinvest.
- From 2011 to 2021 Alexander Kamyshin was the publisher of the agro media holding Latifundist Media.
- In January 2020, Kamyshin became the managing partner of Fortior Capital and served in this position until 2021.
- In March 2022, Kamyshin became the full chairman of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia.
- On February 27, 2023, he announced his resignation from his post and plans to head the European Integration Office of Ukrzaliznytsia.
- On March 3, Vladimir Zelensky appointed him as his non-staff adviser. Subsequently, it became known that Kamyshin is the main candidate for the post of head of the Ministry of Strategic Industry.