A Ukrainian businessman, an oligarch from Dnieper (formerly Dnipropetrovsk), a co-owner of the Pryvate group. It had included Pryvate Bank, the largest Ukrainian commercial bank, which was nationalised at the end of 2016.
Kolomoyskyi is known for various business conflicts in Ukraine since the 1990s. as well as his pretty expressive declarations. When he was alleged for having double citizenship, which is forbidden in Ukraine, he answered: ‘That’s true, but it is not forbidden to have three different citizenships’. And he has passports of Ukraine, Cyprus and Israel.
From March 2, 2014 to March 24, 2015, he was the Head of the state administration of the Dnipropetrovsk region. According to many, he saved Dnieper from separatism that seized the neighbouring Donetsk region. Kolomoyskyi supported Ukrainian troops fighting in the Donbas area. However, his critics say he was making business and profited from that.
He spends time in Switzerland recently.