Brussels Forum Session: The Odesa Debate Part I: The World’s Largest Construction Project—Private-Sector Stakes and Perspectives

Semen Kryvonos has been director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine since March 2023. He previously served for two years as head of the State Inspectorate for Architecture and Urban Planning of Ukraine and as head of the Office of Simple Solutions and Results, an NGO. In the latter position, he was involved in the development of reforms presented to the Ukrainian president’s National Reform Council. Kryvonos worked as a senior legal adviser at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) before having his own law practice and joining a law firm. From 2015 to 2016, he was first deputy head of the Odesa Customs Service of the Federal Tax Service, where he implemented Open Customs Space, an anti-corruption project aimed at eliminating smuggling. Prior to that, he worked in the Ministry of Justice in the Odesa and Kyiv regions. His first position in government was that of chief specialist of the family and youth unit in the Department for Family, Youth and Sports of the Holosiivska District State Administration of Kyiv. Kyvonos is a graduate of Ukraine’s National University of Bioresources and Nature Management, where he specialized in law, and of the National Agrarian University, where he majored in agronomy. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Ukraine’s National Academy of Public Administration.