Petro Poroshenko Biography
(President of Ukraine (2014-19))
Born In: Bolhrad, Ukraine
Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko is the current president of Ukraine, who has been serving in this role since 2014. Poroshenko studied business and economics in the newly built developing country. He started off as a business consultant and slowly amassed a business empire that included various successful factories, including confectionary companies, a television channel, and car plants. His domination in the confectionary industry earned him the nickname of the ‘Chocolate King’. However, Poroshenko had bigger plans for the future and his successful business empires helped him get there. He first entered the Verkhovna Rada and struggled to get a foothold in politics until he was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2009. He was also a key member of the National Bank of Ukraine until 2012. After the clouds of unstable political climate subsided in Ukraine in 2014, Poroshenko decided to contest in the presidential elections and won it with a majority of 54%. He was subsequently inaugurated as the President and has since actively worked towards the welfare and betterment of his country and people. His most notable contribution since his election is Ukraine’s staggering entry into the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement, which will pave the way for better international relations. He remains among the most influential minds of the country today.