The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy recommended appointing former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Oschadbank Anatoly Barsukov as a member of the NBU Council, writes EP .
This was announced in Telegram by the Chairman of the Committee Daniil Getmantsev.
“The Committee decided to recommend to the Verkhovna Rada to appoint Anatoliy Barsukov as a member of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine,” the People’s Deputy wrote.
As Yaroslav Zheleznyak, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee, clarified, from April 2014 to 2021, Anatoly Barsukov was Deputy Chairman of the Board of the state-owned Oschadbank.
In 2014-2020, Oschadbank was headed by the current head of the NBU, Andriy Pyshny.
Zheleznyak added that 20 members of the Committee voted for the decision to recommend the appointment of Borsukov, 2 abstained (including Zheleznyak).
According to the people's deputy, the vote in the Rada for the candidacy should take place this week.
As noted on the NBU website, the Council of the National Bank “is responsible for developing the basic principles of monetary policy and overseeing the conduct of monetary policy. In addition, it supervises the internal control system of the National Bank.”
At the same time, the NBU Council consists of nine members:
- four people are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada;
- four people are appointed by the president;
- the head of the National Bank is a member of the Council ex officio.
As stated on the NBU website, now the NBU Council has 7 members: Bogdan Danylyshyn, Vasily Furman, Mykola Kalensky, Igor Veremiy (according to the President's quota), Viktor Koziuk, Vasily Horbal (according to the quota of the Verkhovna Rada), Andriy Pyshny (as head NBU).
At a meeting on November 14, 2019, members of the NBU Council elected Bogdan Danylyshyn as chairman for the second time.
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