Olexandr Tkachenko was born in 1966 in Kyiv.
1990 - graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
2016 - received a diploma from Harvard Business School in the program "Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports".
2018 - studied at INSEAD Business School in Singapore under the program "Value Creation for Owners and Directors".
1988-1991 - editor and host of the weekly TV program "Youth Studio Gart" on UT-1 channel.
1991-1994 - correspondent of the Ukrainian office of the British international news agency Reuters in Kyiv.
1994-1999 - President of the production studio "Nova Mova" (New Language), which created the TV programs "Pisliamova" (Afterword) and "Oblychia Svitu" (Face of the World) for UT-1 and "Inter". Author and host of the program "Pisliamova" (Afterword).
1996-1997 - Deputy General Producer of the "1 + 1" Channel. Together with the "Pisliamova" team, he created the Television News Service (TSN).
1999-2005 - General Director of the TV channel "Novyy Canal" (New Channel).
January 2000 - May 2001 - Adviser to Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko on a pro bono basis.
August 2008 - August 2019 - General Director of the group of channels "1 + 1 Media".
August 29, 2019 - June 4, 2020 - People's Deputy from the political party "Servant of the People", Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy.
June 4, 2020 - appointed Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
Married, has two daughters and a son.