|Prime Minister of Ukraine
28 January 2014 – 27 February 2014
|Preceded by||Mykola Azarov|
|Succeeded by||Arseniy Yatsenyuk|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine|
24 December 2012 – 28 January 2014
|Prime Minister||Mykola Azarov|
|Preceded by||Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi|
|Succeeded by||Vitaly Yarema|
|Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine|
23 December 2010 – 24 December 2012
|Preceded by||Volodymyr Stelmakh|
|Succeeded by||Ihor Sorkin|
24 March 1976 |
Donetsk, Soviet Union
|Political party||Our Ukraine (2005–2010)
Party of Regions (2010–2014)
|Alma mater||Donetsk National University|
Serhiy Arbuzov (Ukrainian: Сергій Геннадійович Арбузов, Serhiy Hennadiyovych Arbuzov) is Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister, who became interim Prime Minister following the resignation of Mykola Azarov on 28 January 2014. On 27 February 2014, Arbuzov was dismissed and Arseniy Yatsenyuk was elected as new Prime Minister.
Arbuzov was born in Donetsk. He graduated from the Donetsk State University, having specialized in "finance and credit" and qualified as an economist. At the start of his professional career Arbuzov worked as an administration chairman of Privatbank in Donetsk and a director of Privatbank in Kostyantynivka. In 2003-10 he was a director of the Ukrainian Business Bank, previously known as Donechyna.
In 2005 Serhiy Arbuzov became a member of Our Ukraine and in 2006 unsuccessfully ran for the Donetsk Regional Council as a member of the party. Upon his appointment to the National Bank of Ukraine his political affiliation became uncertain.
In 2010 Arbuzov was appointed chairman of the Supervising Council of UkrEximBank and in September 2010 he became a deputy chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. On December 21, 2010 the President of Ukraine sent a petition to the parliament to replace Volodymyr Stelmakh with Serhiy Arbuzov. On December 23, 2010 the Verkhovna Rada approved the petition, making Arbuzov the youngest chairman of a state central bank. After the appointment, the older son of the President, Oleksandr Yanukovych, bought the All-Ukrainian Bank of Development from Arbuzov. The chairperson of the bank is Arbuzov's mother, Valentyna, who also has extensive experience in banking business.
In May 2012 the Ukrainian magazine Focus pointed out that Arbuzov has the highest salary among the Ukrainian civil servants - 140,000 hryvnia per month (approximately $18,000). In the same year another Ukrainian magazine, Korrespondent, placed him among the thirty most influential people in the country.
After weeks of Euromaidan protests, and clashes, during which civilians were killed[nb 1], Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his letter of resignation on 28 January 2014. The same day President Yanukovych accepted the resignation and signed a decree dismissing the second Azarov Government, which decree would not take effect until the Verhovna Rada approved a new Cabinet. Hence the second Azarov Government continued as a caretaker government. And Arbuzov replaced Azarov as Prime Minister of Ukraine. On 29 March 2014, during a party congress, Arbuzov was expelled from the Party of Regions.
Arbuzov does not have an Identification Number of Physical Person (similar to a Taxpayer Identification Number in the United States), having refused one for religious reasons. Instead, Arbuzov uses his passport number as the legal alternative.
- Serhiy Arbuzov to head Ukraine govt pending premier's appointment, Interfax-Ukraine (6 February 2014)
- Ukrainian parliament delays vote on amnesty law until Wednesday, Euronews (28 January 2014)
- (Russian) Profile at Liga.net
- The Azarov/Arbuzov Government, The Ukrainian Week (22 January 2013)
- Policeman shot dead in Kyiv, another policeman sustains knife wound - Ukrainian interior ministry, Interfax-Ukraine (25 January 2014)
- BBC News (28 January 2014). "Ukraine's PM Azarov and government resign". Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- About the appointment of Serhiy Arbuzov as the chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. Website of the National Bank of Ukraine.
- Leshchenko, S. The new head of the National Bank Arbuzov: in the name of Father, the Son, and the Donetsk spirit.... Ukrayinska Pravda. 2010-12-23
- Patykivsky, Yu. Chair for a cashier. Ukrayina moloda. 2010-12-24
- Profile at Obozrevatel.com
- Official website of the All-Ukrainian Bank of Development (Russian/Ukrainian)
|Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
|Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
|Prime Minister of Ukraine