Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Ukraine/Department of Public Procurement Regulation - Ukraine
Olexandr Starodubtsev was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1979. He graduated from Kharkiv National University “KhPI” in 2002. After reallocating to Kyiv in 2000, Olexandr was working primarily on the stock market, where made a career from a back-office specialist up to a managing partner of a Ukrainian branch of the multinational financial institution. During the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 Olexandr created a civil initiative of the Open University of Maidan together with his friends. Just after the Revolution Olexandr started a civil movement for reforming the public procurement sphere. Later this initiative received the name of “Prozorro”. Olexandr joined the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine as the Head of the public procurement department in April 2015 in order to speed up the reform. In less than a year a new electronic system was developed, all necessary legislation was adopted, and all relevant stakeholders were trained and prepared for switching to fully electronic procurement owing to a perfect team of professionals and support from the Deputy Minister Maksym Nefyodov. Later in 2016 Prozorro has been recognized worldwide, winning several distinctive awards. Moreover, Prozorro became an inspirational example for other reforms in Ukraine. Olexandr graduated with the MBA degree from the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. He became Alumni of the Year in the first competition in 2015. Olexandr is married and has a son and a daughter.