Ukraine

Svitlana Fomenko

Ukraine

Born in 1976, Svitlana Fomenko is First Deputy Minister of Culture, in charge of Cultural Heritage. Ms. Fomenko holds Romano-Germanic Philology. She also obtained in 2011 a master’s degree from the National Academy for Public Administration, where she then postgraduated in 2015. From 2004 to 2006, she advised the Director of the municipal “Directorate General of the Kyiv City Council for rendering services to Diplomatic Missions”. Since 2007, Ms. Fomenko is Chief expert of the International Cooperation and European Integration Unit of the International Relations Department, for the Kyiv City State Administration, where she was then nominated Head of this very unit between 2008 and 2013. In 2013, she became Head of International Cooperation for the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, before becoming Deputy Minister of Culture for the European Integration, in 2014. In 2015, she was adviser to the People’s Deputy of Ukraine and Deputy chairman of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality of the Verkhovna Rada. Since April 2016, Ms. Fomenko is First Deputy Minister of Culture and Deputy Head of the Ukrainian National Commission for UNESCO. She is responsible for European integration, international cooperation, religion’s and national minorities issues, strategic planning, artistic education, intangible heritage, national memory, regional development.