Oleksandr Ilkov is the head of company’s legislative and regulatory affairs practice in Ukraine. As a partner his responsibilities include analysis of normative acts affecting clients’ business in Ukraine, management of legislative drafting process in respective cases and development of recommendations for clients’ PA activities and business strategy.
Prior to joining Kesarev Consulting, for more than 10 years Mr Ilkov has held high-level positions in Ukraine’s public authorities, focusing on regulation concepts’ development, regulatory impact assessment, legal expertise and legislative drafting.
In the executive branch Oleksandr worked for six years at the Administration of the President of Ukraine; in the judiciary branch he was a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges and an adviser to and Charge in Staff of the President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
Oleksandr cooperated with the Council of Europe, Venice Commission and other international organisations. He was the member of Ukraine’s delegation to the Joint US–Ukraine Working Group on Political Dialogue and Rule of Law.
Before public service career, Mr Ilkov worked as a lawyer in private sector, as a political advisor and as a CEO in different private companies. Mr Ilkov is a honorary lawyer of Ukraine. Mr Ilkov is also a member of the board of the Ukrainian Bar Association and the executive Secretary of the science and educational legal Journal Elections and Democracy.
Oleksandr holds an LLM degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the master’s degree in International Economy from Uzhgorod National University. Oleksandr held fellowships from the German government within the InWENT Programme, completed the Swedish Institute Management Program and graduated from the Ukrainian School of Political Studies.