The Verkhovna Rada Committee on financial policy and banking activity recommended to Parliament to appoint the head of the national Bank acting head of the NBU Yakov Smoliy.
About this informed the Deputy Chairman of the Committee Mikhail Dovbenko, transfers “RBC-Ukraine”.
The decision was taken at a closed meeting of the Committee on 5 February. It the members of the Committee heard Smoliy.
“He supported the draft resolution submitted by the President, on a positive vote for Yakov Smoliy in a sessional hall”, – said Dovbenko.
However, the Committee recommended the Parliament to dismiss Valeria Gontareva from the post of head of the NBU.
Voting for the appointment of the new head of the NBU may occur at the next plenary week
56-year-old Yakov Smoliy – one of the richest top officials of the country. In 2015, the Bank accounts had $98.7 mln In 2016 and has received 1,8 million UAH of wages. Owns four and has shared three plots of land. Co-owns 12 offices, one at home and sports complex in the village of Pohreby near Kiev, apartments in the occupied Sevastopol. Declared the Golf cart and jet ski.
Yakov Smoliy since 1991 worked in the computer Department of the Ternopol regional management of the NBU. From 1994 to 2005 in “Aval”Bank. Then created with partners, the Bank “Prestige”. Worked in Supervisory boards of insurance companies. Dairy. Since April 2014 – Deputy head of the national Bank.
On 18 January, President Petro Poroshenko has submitted to Parliament a draft resolution on the dismissal of Valeria Gontareva as head of the NBU. The President also submitted a draft resolution on the appointment of Yakov Smoliy for the position of head of the National Bank of Ukraine.
Gontareva handed the President his resignation may 10, 2017 on their own. From 8 August to 26 September Gontareva was on a paid vacation. From September 26 it continued to be in unpaid leave until the approval of her resignation. Acting head of the NBU, has been appointed first Deputy Yakov Smoliy.