Today, on May 5, at its special meeting the Cabinet of Ministers approved Roman Nasirov as Chairman of the State Fiscal Service. The new SFS head told that he was going to attract best national and foreign experts to build a high-quality and transparent tax system in Ukraine.
"We study very carefully an experience of Slovakia, the Baltic countries, Georgia and the developed western countries. We will try to build a truly high-quality transparent system for Ukraine," stressed the SFS chairman.
According to Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Yaresko, it was the first transparent procedure to select a SFS head in the history of Ukraine, while the Government made every effort to attract in the competition as many highly qualified candidates as possible. She added that the Finance Ministry had provided sufficient time for all the concerned to submit documents. At this, three international recruitment agencies were engaged in cooperation to draw the largest amount of professionals.
In general to participate in the competition 67 candidates applied, at this 20 of them did not meet basic eligibility requirements and legislation on public service. Another 47 candidates had personal interviews with the Council for the selection, which shortlisted 12 strongest applicants through voting.
On April 23, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held a public hearing on 11 candidates that was available to watch live. Following the hearing, the Council conducted a ranking procedure and shortlisted four clear leaders, "who were significantly ahead of all the rest on their professionalism."
On April 30, after an hour’s interview with each candidate there were chosen two candidates that were submitted for consideration of the Prime Minister.