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Hryhoriy Surkis ( ) (born September 4, 1949 in Odessamarker) is a Ukrainian businessman and politician. Surkis is the president of Football Federation of Ukraine. At 22 he finished the Kyivan technological institute of food industry. From 1974 to 1988 he worked at "Kyivzhytlorembudmontazh". Then and until 1991 he held a variety of a leadership positions at the Kyivan city hall. 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, currently serving his third term. 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) and2005 (38th) in Korrespondent newspaper version. Surkis was people deputy of III and IV convocations of Verkhovna Radamarker.

His brother Ihor Surkis is chairman of Dynamo Kyiv.

US visa ban

In 2004 Surkis was refused a visa to the USAmarker due to corruption allegations in Ukraine.

References

  1. Germany lined up by Uefa to replace Ukraine as Euro 2012 co-hosts, telegraph.co.uk (21 July 2008)



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