Dr. Volodymyr Ogrysko

Dr. Volodymyr Ogrysko

Dr. Volodymyr Ogrysko began his political career in 1978 when he

joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Attaché in the Press

Department. Between 1992 and 1996, he was a Counselor in the Embassies

of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of

Austria. In 1996-1999 he served as the Head of the Foreign Policy

Department of the Presidential Administration, Kyiv, Ukraine. Then

between 1999 – 2004, he was Ukrainian Ambassador to the Austrian

Republic and Permanent Representative to the OSCE and other

international organizations in Vienna.

From February 2005 to December 2007 – First Deputy Minister, Acting

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.Ambassador Ogrysko served as

the Minister for Foreign Affairs between 2007 and 2009. He then became

the First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense

Council of Ukraine (2009 – 2010) .

Ph.D. in history.

Diplomatic rank – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine (1996).

Since 2014 – CEO, Centre for Russian Studies

Mother tongue  – Ukrainian

Speaks fluently German, English and Russian.

Married with a son and two daughters