Oksana Markarova has been working at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine since March 2015.
Till April 2016 she served as the Deputy Minister of Finance – head of the office of the Ministry of Finance. In this position, she was responsible for the reform of the public finance management system and was the co-author of the successful program for the macro-economic stabilization of Ukraine.
Following the initiative of Oksana Markarova, the Ministry of Finance created E-Data, the biggest web portal of open data on public finances.
On April 29, 2016, Oksana Markarova was appointed the First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine. On August 8, 2016, she became the Government’s entitled representative for investments in Ukraine. In this position she launched UkraineInvest – the office for the attraction and promotion of investors, as well as a number of initiatives to support existing investors and to gain new investments for Ukraine.
Before her engagement as a public servant, Oksana Markarova had worked for 12 years as the head of the management board and the president of the Investment Group ITT.
From 1998 till 1999 and from 2001 till 2003, Oksana Markarova was active as an economic policy advisor and as a manager for external and corporate communications at the US direct investment fund Western NIS Enterprise Fund (now managed by Horizon Capital). In 2000, she made her internship at the World Bank in the USA where she worked at the group in charge for the banking sector and financial markets in Europe and Middle Asia.
Prior to that, she worked at the International Foundation for Election Systems and at the consulting company Chemonics Intl. Inc. as part of the project “Ukrainian Agrarian Commodity Exchange”.
Оksana Markarova holds a master degree in ecology from Kyiv Mohyla Academy and a master degree in international public finance and trade from the University of Indiana (Bloomington, USA).
Оksana Markarova is a member of the Adviory Council of the National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, a member of the assembly of friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University and is a member of the International Organisation of Young Presidents (YPO). She holds a license as a professional stock trader and asset manager.
At the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on June 7, First Deputy Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova was appointed the acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
On November 22, 2018, the Parliament supported appointment Oksana Markarova as the Minister of Finance of Ukraine.