Dmitry Shymkiv is a technology entrepreneur, innovator, and respected professional with 20 years of leadership experience in the IT industry across Ukraine, Europe and the US. Since May 2009, as General Manager of Microsoft Ukraine, he has successfully led the company from the recession towards a new growth across all product groups and customer segments, as well as developed new business opportunities. Under Dmitry's leadership, Ukraine was repeatedly named one of the top-performing Microsoft subsidiaries worldwide, including the award as the Top Subsidiary of the Year in fiscal year 2011. In 2012, an authoritative annual ranking of Ukrainian executives Investgazeta. TOP 100 named Dmitry Ukraine's best CEO.
Dmitry joined Microsoft in 2007 as Enterprise and Partner Group Director and in this capacity grew the enterprise business by more than 60 percent year over year.Earlier, Dmitry had established a software development startup, which, as a result of a series of acquisitions, eventually became part of a global IT company, where Dmitry later served as head of R&D and company director in Central and Eastern Europe.
Dmitry Shymkiv holds a system engineering degree in information technology, electronics and telecommunication from Lviv State University “Lvivska Politechnica.” He is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) - a worldwide network of successful young chief executives. Dmitry serves on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, on the Board of Advisors to AIESEC in Ukraine, and on the Board of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation. He is married and has three children. His hobbies are sports, history, and art.
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