Volodymyr Zhmak was introduced to the railwaymen team.

Today, August 27, Volodymyr Zhmak, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways”, was introduced to the railwaymen team. The event was held with the participation of Vladyslav Kryklii – the Minister of Infrastructure, Sevki Acuner – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways”, and the company’s team.


“First of all, I thank the Supervisory Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways” and the Government for their trust. To lead JSC “Ukrainian railways” now, in coronavirus crisis, is a huge challenge and at the same time a huge opportunity. There is a lot of work ahead: we have to turn JSC “Ukrainian railways” into a profitable company with new quality standards of work and specific approach as soon as possible,” said the new head of the company.

He also added that the first step is to take measures to eliminate the preconditions for corruption and bring order to the procurement sector. In addition, it is important to address the pressing issues of the industry – first of all, it concerns improving working conditions for railway workers. We initiate an extensive dialogue with the public, railway customers, representatives of the business community and international partners to familiarize them with our concept of development of JSC “Ukrainian railways”.


Additional information:

It should be reminded that Volodymyr Zhmak’s candidacy for the position of the company’s head was recommended by the Supervisory Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways” based on the results of an open competitive selection. On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed Volodymyr Zhmak Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways”.

Since 2019, Volodymyr Zhmak has held the position of a member of the Supervisory Board of      SE “Boryspil International Airport. In 2015−2016, he was the First Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration. He held senior positions in the structural units of the TNK-BP Group, which was included in the list of ten largest private oil companies in the world in terms of production. He also worked as an advisor to the President of Kyivstar mobile operator and had been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board for seven years. He graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.