President Zelensky named new heads of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administrations. They are Markian Malsky and Denys Schmygal.

Markian Malsky, appointed as the head of the Lviv Regional State Administration, worked as an attorney at Arzinger, where he headed the Western Ukrainian Branch. Before that he was a lawyer in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris.

Since 2016 he works as Honorary Consul of Austria in Lviv. He was also a freelance advisor to the chairman of the Lviv Regional State Administration on issues of foreign economic activity, as well as the deputy chairman of the Advisory Board at the prosecutor’s office of the Lviv region. In the past, at the convocation of the Verkhovna Rada, he was an assistant to the public on the basis of the deputies Mikhail Khmil from the “Batkivshchyna” party.

Denys Shmygal has become the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration. He was one of the candidates for the post of the head of the Lviv Regional State Administration. The president announced this during the appointment of Malsky, but the decree has not yet been published.

“We see him (Shmygal) as the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk region… We have decided, but there is no decree yet,” Zelensky said.

Denys Shmygal is a Director of Burshtyn TPP. Prior to this, he served as the head of the Department of Economic Development, Trade and Industry of the Lviv Regional State Administration, and was Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs in the Lviv region.

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