The government appointed Viktor Smal as the head of the State Forest Resources Agency

The government appointed Viktor Smal as the head of the State Forest Resources Agency

Katerina Belousova

Smal temporarily performed the duties of the head of the State Forestry Agency from May 2023

The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday, December 19, appointed Viktor Smal as head of the State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine.

Prior to that, he served as Deputy Head of the State Forestry Agency for Digital Development, Digital Transformation, and Digitalization, the government's representative in the Verkhovna Rada, Taras Melnychuk, said on Telegram.

As you know, Smal temporarily acted as the head of the State Forestry Agency after Yuriy Bolokhovets resigned in May 2023.

Previously, Smal worked as:

  • from August 2021 – deputy head of the State Forestry Agency for digital development, digital transformations and digitalization;
  • 2013-2020 – own business in the field of information technologies and online commerce, in particular, created a network of online stores for sports equipment, founded and developed an IT agency based in offices in two cities, which specialized in the development of unique digital solutions for corporate clients, created an online auction for the sale of raw wood for exchange trading in the regions of Ukraine and the first geolocation search messenger GLOICE for mobile phones;
  • 2007-2013 – various positions in international companies;
  • 2006 – assistant consultant to the People's Deputy of Ukraine.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Mykhailo Yanchuk as the new head of the State Water Resources Agency of Ukraine (State Water Agency). It is expected that he will reboot and activate the work of the department.

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