Serhiy Svystil has been Vice President of the Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (UCCI) since 2013.
He started his career in the Armed Forces of the USSR as an Officer, working in the direction of interaction with the defense industry, organization of scientific and research, research and design works and development of new technology samples (Kyiv) between 1974 – 1991. In 1992 he became a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stationed at Arms Headquarters, Department of Intergovernmental Relations. From 1992 – 1995 he was Head of the Department of Analysis and Export Policy Adjustment of the Expert and Technical Committee at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and Secretary of the Governmental Expert and Technical Committee. In 1996 he became Deputy Head of the Expert and Technical Committee at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Mr Svystil was Deputy Head of the State Service of Export Control of Ukraine from 1997 –2000. Between 2001 and 2013 he was a manager in private business in the sphere of foreign economic activity, and Head of the Council of the Association of Exporters and Importers in foreign economic activity.
He also lectures in Ukraine on foreign economic activity and has managed many international trade, logistics and customs projects.
He has completed a number fellowships in foreign trade in the USA, Japan, Belgium and Germany.
Mr Svystil is a Co-Chair of the joint work group of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the UCCI, a member of the Board on issues of investment stimulation and entrepreneurial activity at the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, and Head of the Committee for foreign economic activity at the UCCI. He coordinates the activity of the following UCCI committees: the Tax Committee, the Committee on Issues of Protection Against Unfair Competition, the Committee on Combating Corruption and Corporate Responsibility, the IT-Committee.
He holds the title Honored Inventor of Ukraine.
He graduated with honours from the Military Institute of Telecommunications and Information, Military Relations Academy, Central Institute of Certification Training for Management Staff in the Patent Sphere, and has completed Higher State courses on Patent and Licence Work. He also studied at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA.