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|Full name||Hryhoriy Mykhailovych Surkis|
4 September 1949 |
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
|Other occupation||Businessman, politician|
|1993-2002||Dynamo Kyiv||President / Owner|
Hryhoriy Surkis (Ukrainian: Григорій Суркіс); born September 4, 1949 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian businessman and politician, one of five vice-presidents of UEFA since 24 May 2013. Surkis was the president of Football Federation of Ukraine till September 2012.
Hryhoriy was born to a Jewish family. His father Mikhail (Rakhmil) Davydovych Surkis was a military doctor, mother, Rimma Yakivna Surkis, - sales specialist. He also has a brother Ihor Surkis. Surkis has an undergraduate diploma of an engineer-mechanic. At 22 he finished the Kyivan technological institute of food industry under a specialty in machines and apparatuses of food production. Already while in school, he worked as a senior engineer in material-technological logistic for Holovplodvynprom (Main directorate of wine industry) of Ukraine in 1971. From 1974 to 1988 he worked as a deputy-chief at "Kyivzhytlorembudmontazh" (Kiev-city municipal housing remodeling and construction company), foreman of the SRBU#1 in Kharkiv, and chief of logistics for RBU #3. Then and until 1991 he held a variety of a technical leadership positions at the Kyiv City Council such as a chief engineer, chief of department, and others.
From 1991 to 1993 Surkis became a general director of "Dynamo-Atlantic". From 1993 to 1998 he was the president of the Ukrainian industrial financial concern Slavutych and the FC Dynamo Kyiv, LLC. Since 1998 and until 2006 he was a people representative of Ukraine, and since 1998 he has been a member of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine.
He was the president of the PFL of Ukraine from 1996 to 2000. In 2000 he was elected as the president of Football Federation of Ukraine and was re-elected twice, but after serving his third term he did not participate in the presidential election of September 2012, but he was awarded into "honorary president" in September 2012. He is a member of the Committee of national associations FIFA since 2000. In 2006 he became a vice-president of NOC of Ukraine. Since 2007 he is a head of the Committee that deals with the beach soccer and "futzal". He is an ambassador of Ukraine to European Counsel in reference to sport, tolerantment, and fair game.
He was listed in Top-100 most powerful people in Ukraine rating in 2004 (26th place) and 2005 (38th) in Korrespondent newspaper version. Surkis was people deputy of III and IV convocations of Verkhovna Rada for the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united), he was an leading figure in that party. In the 2006 election Surkis ran unsuccessfully for the Opposition Bloc "Ne Tak".
US visa ban
- Racism resolution approved at UEFA Congress. Gibraltar becomes UEFA’s 54th member association
- Anatoliy Konkov takes over as FFU president, Football Federation of Ukraine (2 September 2012)
- (Russian) Суркис Григорий Михайлович, Информационно-аналитический центр "ЛІГА"
- "Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv fined" (PDF). Reuters. 2006-04-19. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
- Hollingsworth, Mark (2008-07-21). "Germany lined up by Uefa to replace Ukraine as Euro 2012 co-hosts". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- "Hryhoriy Surkis biography" (in Ukrainian).
- "Surkis Hryhoriy Mykhailovych, president" (in Ukrainian).
- "Grigoriy Surkis (profile at UEFA)".
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