Dmytro Shymkiv appears to be a poster child of post-revolutionary Ukraine. His experience in corporate managing is indisputable, his involvement in international business is deep and his skills are highly regarded. His moves back and forth from corporate chairs to the state ones are within strict ethic standards. One questions bothers me though… it’s why Dmytro Shymkiv manages his clean reputation by taking down seemingly harmless articles from the Net? Is there some mystery behind it?
Dmytro Shymkiv is a well-known person in Ukraine. He is former sales director and CEO of ‘Microsoft Ukraine’. During his years of service Mr. Shymkiv managed to radically eradicate software piracy in Ukraine, at least for the Microsoft products. He caught the wind of changes during the 2014 revolution and soon became a vice-chairman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine during the reign of Petro Poroshenko. Even in notoriously corrupt climate of the Administration he succeeded in keeping his image more or less clean.
Darnitsa Group: it’s where the goodness finds its final resting place
It’s when he left the Administration for for the Darnitsa Group pharmaceutical company Dmytro Shymkiv went into troubles. It’s a notoriously bad image of the current owners of Darnitsa, its troubled history, controversial ownership, a lot of legal proceedings around the biggest pharma in the country. Let’s add to it a whole bunch of fallen promises and projects and we’ll come closer to understand why Dmytro Shymkiv is so worried about his online image. And these worries are reflected in an excessive personal and corporate PR and eradication of even slight critique in the local news space. That’s where the jealousy doesn’t pay: by overreacting Shymkiv shows that something isn’t right as rain about his business and professional ties. No wonder it is: Glib Zagoriy is a close business partner of Dmytro Shymkiv and the owner of Darnitsa.
In fact, being the head of the company’s management board of the pharmaceutical company makes him a dependent person. Lozhkin, his former boss in the administration of Poroshenko is here too. Both Zagoriy and Lozhkin are controversial figures, to say it mildly.
Coming soon: Shymkiv’s place in the Ukrainian Oligarchy
The following pieces will be dedicated to the very depth of Ukrainian oligarchy connected to Dmytro Shymkiv. It’s those who survived all presidents, trends and changes in international and national politics. It’s those who, like Shymkiv himself are quick to adapt and catch the trade wind. After all it’s those who are involved in (illegal) gambling business, fake charities and corporate raiding. That’s the ties which comes with the Darnitsa Group and it’s exactly what Dmitro Shymkiv isn’t willing to show.