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Roman Golovchenko
Раман Галоўчэнка
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Golovchenko in 2021
10th Prime Minister of Belarus
Assumed office
4 June 2020
President Alexander Lukashenko
Preceded by Syarhey Rumas
Belarusian Ambassador to the Gulf states
In office
22 April 2013 – 18 August 2018
President Alexander Lukashenko
Deputy Director of the General Prosecution of Belarus
In office
2002–2005
President Alexander Lukashenko
Personal details
Born (1973-08-10) 10 August 1973 (age 49)
Zhodzina, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Children 3
Alma mater Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Academy of Public Administration (Belarus)

Roman Alexandrovich Golovchenko (Belarusian: Раман Аляксандравіч Галоўчэнка; [raman alʲaksandravʲit͡ʂ ɣaɫɔwt͡ʂɛnka], Russian: Роман Александрович Головченко; born 10 August 1973) is a Belarusian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Belarus since 4 June 2020.

Early life and professional activity

He was born on 10 August 1973 in Zhodzina as an only child. His father Alexander Nikolaevich Golovchenko graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute and worked as an engineer in the design bureau of Minsk Tractor Works. Roman Golovchenko lived in Zhodzina up until the age of 10, when he moved with his parents to Minsk, where he graduated from high school. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1996. He also graduated from the Academy of Public Administration in 2003.

Career

Mishustin, Lukashenko and Golovchenko (2020-09-03)
Golovchenko with Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin in Minsk, 3 September 2020

In 2013, he was made Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and was then also responsible for representing the country in Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. He was appointed to his current position by President Alexander Lukashenko two months prior to the 2020 Belarusian presidential election. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee. He offered his resignation amid a cabinet reshuffle on 17 August 2020, during the 2020 Belarusian protests. However, he was retained as Prime Minister of the new government.

Personal life

He has a son from his first marriage and two daughters from his current marriage. His son Georgy Yatskovsky, is a student of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He is fluent in English, Arabic, German and Polish.

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