Viktar Babaryka — candidate for the post of President of the Republic of Belarus

Viktar Babaryka Biography

1963

Viktar Babaryka was born on November 9, 1963, in Minsk, Belarus.

1988

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Belarusian State University.

1995

His first job was working at the Scientific Production Association of the Metal Powder industry, which he left in 1995 as the Head of the Department for International Trade. The same year he graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the Council of Ministers of the BSSR. Five years later, he got his Master’s degree from the Belarus State Economic University.

2000

He started working in the banking Industry of Belarus in 1995. Became Chairman of the Management Board of Belgazprombank in July 2000.

2008

Received a diploma from the Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO for ‘an outstanding contribution to the development of international cultural ties’.

2014

Received the title of the Arts Patron of the Year in Belarus.

2016

Recognized as the Best Manager of the Year.

2018

Recognized as the Best Top Manager of the Year in the Bank of the Year Awards.

Viktar Babaryka Biography

Viktar Babaryka was born on November 9, 1963, in Minsk, Belarus.

1963

1988

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Belarusian State University.

His first job was working at the Scientific Production Association of the Metal Powder industry, which he left in 1995 as the Head of the Department for International Trade. The same year he graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the Council of Ministers of the BSSR. Five years later, he got his Master’s degree from the Belarus State Economic University.

1995

2000

He started working in the banking Industry of Belarus in 1995. Became Chairman of the Management Board of Belgazprombank in July 2000.

Received a diploma from the Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO for ‘an outstanding contribution to the development of international cultural ties’.

2008

2014

Received the title of the Arts Patron of the Year in Belarus.

Recognized as the Best Manager of the Year.

2016

2018

Recognized as the Best Top Manager of the Year in the Bank of the Year Awards.

Viktar also:

founded the International Children’s Charity Foundation “Chance”;

aunched the International Theatre Forum  “TEART”;

created the “Art-Belarus” project, which returned works by Chagall, Sutin and other internationally recognised Belarusian artists back to the country;

helped establish the OK16 Cultural Hub, a unique platform for promoting cultural projects.

Key messages from Viktar Babaryka

Independence of Belarus

The independence of the country is an absolute value and can not be negotiated.

Two presidential terms

The alternation of power must be ensured by the Constitution.

Separation of powers

A clear division of responsibilities into the distinct branches of the government: legislative, executive, and judicial. Creating the environment for more freedom of the “fourth estate” – the press.

Building a strong economy

The current economic situation is the major threat to our independence.

The President is a manager

A strong economy of the country needs to be the main priority. Top talent need to be involved in that, including people already working in the government who, unfortunately, have no opportunity to fulfill themselves and their ideas. It is important to review the incentive system for such state workers and tie their compensation to real economic outcomes.

Small and medium-sized businesses are the driving force of the economy

The public ownership structure needs to be changed: only the economically successful enterprises and primary industries should stay under the government umbrella. Economic incentives need to be created to support and further develop small and medium-sized businesses.

Education and healthcare deserve additional attention

Teachers at all levels largely contribute to the development of a person, a Belarusian citizen. Doctors are heroes who save lives. Both groups deserve a higher pay than what they currently get.

The President should unite people

The goal of the President as a leader is to reconcile and unite the nation, to listen to people’s voices instead of simply pushing his/her own agenda.

Belarus is full of remarkable people

I have absolutely no doubt about the great potential of our nation. For the last decades the only requirement was for us to be diligent. The time has come to encourage people to be proactive and realize their potential, relying on their strength and desires to improve their life and the country as a whole.

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