Yulia Tymoshenko was the first female Prime Minister of Ukraine serving two terms in office (2005, and 2007 to 2010).
Yulia Tymoshenko was born in 1960. She studied cybernetics at Dnipropetrovsk State University and in 1984 received a degree in economics. In 1999, she obtained her PhD from ‘Kyiv National Economic University.’
In 1995 Tymoshenko became president of United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU). She was first elected to the Ukrainian parliament in 1996 and in 1999 was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for Fuel and Energy.
Tymoshenko continued taking part in political activities from 2014 to 2018. On June 20, 2018, she announced that she would contest the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. After showing promising results in the polls for several years, Tymoshenko placed third in the first round of the presidential election.