A meeting dedicated to considering the issues of the privatization and implementation of corporate governance reform in 2022 was held on January 13 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The meeting gathered together First Deputy Prime Minister / Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Rostyslav Shurma, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchynov, Chairman of the State Property Fund Dmytro Sennychenko and representatives of the Ministry of Finance.
"The Government continues to demonstrate progress in reducing the role of the state in the economy. The Large Privatization was unlocked last year. We also resumed the work of the nomination committee. These important steps allow us to move forward and significantly accelerate privatization and corporatization in 2022," said Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Head of the State Property Fund Dmytro Sennichenko, in 2021 a UAH 5.13 billion resource was received from the privatization of state property. According to him, more and more participants are joining the auctions, thereby demonstrating increased confidence of investors in the privatization process. Dmytro Sennychenko noted that according to the plan for 2022, it is intended to attract UAH 8 billion from privatization to the state budget.
For his part, the Prime Minister commissioned the Ministry of Economy, together with the responsible agencies, to prepare a list of state property to be transferred to privatization.
The participants also discussed the implementation of corporate governance reform. Denys Shmyhal gave the task to the Ministry of Economy to create a road map for 2022 on the corporatization of state-owned enterprises.
The Prime Minister stressed that all financial plans of state-owned enterprises for 2022 should be approved within a month.