On August 19, 2021, the Nominations Committee for the Appointment of Heads of Enterprises of Critical Importance for the Economy selected the director of the state enterprise Ukrspyrt.
At the suggestion of a recruitment company that selected candidates for the position of director of the state-owned enterprise, the members of the Nominations Committee heard five candidates who voiced their vision for the development of the enterprise and the continuation of the reform of the alcohol industry.
"Today we have selected the head of Ukrspyrt, whose key task will be to complete the program of demonopolization of the alcohol production market, which is now being implemented quite successfully, and prepare for privatization," commented First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko.
The Committee also approved a list of requirements for candidates for independent members of Ukrenergo's supervisory board, which will allow the recruitment company to start the process of selecting candidates.
Participating in the meeting were First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko, Regional Manager for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova at IFC Jason Pellmar, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas, First Deputy Minister of Finance Denys Ulyutin, Deputy Economy Minister Kristina Holubytska, Deputy Minister of Energy for European Integration Yaroslav Demchenkov, Business Ombudsman of Ukraine Marcin Svenczycki, IFC Head of Ukraine Olena Voloshyna, Adviser to the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine on Competition Policy, State Aid, State-Owned Enterprises and Privatization Panagiotis Stamoulis.
It should be noted that on August 12, 2020, the Alcohol Reform and Development Program for 2020-2023 was approved. It provides for a step-by-step action plan to demonopolize the market. In general, according to the results of 2020-2021, the state budget should receive about UAH 1.5 billion from the privatization of alcohol assets.