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Valery Baranov (politician)

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Name  Valery Baranov

Role  Politician
Valery Baranov (politician)

Valerіy Oleksіyovich Baranov Governor of Zaporizhia Oblast March - October 2014 and a former People's Deputy of Ukraine.



Valery Baranov was born on April 19, 1957 in Berdyansk. He is married, his spouse Natalya (b. 1956) is a housewife; they have two daughters: Marina (b. 1977) - a private entrepreneur and Olga (b. 1998).


  • In 1979 he graduated from Zhdanov Metallurgical Institute (major "Technology of mechanical engineering, machine tools and instruments", with qualification "Mechanical Engineer").
  • In 2001 - graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk branch of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (major "State Administration" with qualification "Master of Public Administration").
  • Career

  • 1979 - the repairman of process equipment at Berdyansk plant "Yuzhgidromash"
  • 1980-1981 - Production Engineer at "Yuzhgidromash"
  • September - December 1981 - Secretary of the Komsomol Committee of Berdyansk engineering college
  • 1981-1986 - second, then first Secretary of Berdyansk city Komsomol Committee
  • 1986-1988 - Deputy Head of the shop at "Yuzhgidromash"
  • 1988-1990 - Head of the organizational department of Berdyansk city Communist Party committee
  • 1990-1991 - Second Secretary of Berdyansk city Communist Party committee
  • 1991-1998 - CEO of manufacturing enterprise "Avanta" (Berdyansk)
  • In April 1998 was elected the mayor of Berdyansk.


    Since 23 November 2007 Valery Baranov has been elected as People's Deputy of Ukraine from Lytvyn Bloc (in November the faction 2010 renamed itself to People's Party). In 2007-2010 - Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Construction, Urban Development, Housing and Regional Policy. In November 2010 Valery Baranov was appointed the Head of the Budget Committee.

    Baranov did not return to parliament after the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election after losing in single-member districts number 78 (first-past-the-post wins a parliament seat) located in Zaporizhia Oblast.

    On 4 March 2014 Baranov was appointed Governor of Zaporizhia Oblast by acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.


  • December 2000 - Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
  • December 2000 - Order of Merits of the III class, II class - June 2007
  • "Golden Dolphin" award (nominated for "City and Regional Manager of the Year")
  • 2002 - a commemorative "For regіonal development"
  • 2005 - "Professional Award" badge of Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine
  • References

    Valery Baranov (politician) Wikipedia

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