Date of Birth: 4 September 1949
Executive Committee member since: 2004
Current UEFA roles
UEFA Executive Committee (member)
Stadium and Security Committee (chairman)
Marketing Advisory Committee (deputy chairman)
Professional Football Strategy Council (EXCO representative)
• Born in Odessa, Grigoriy Surkis graduated from the Kiev Technical Institute of Light and Food Industry as a mechanical engineer in 1972 and, after taking on a number of roles in state and private companies, served as FC Dynamo Kyiv president from 1993 to 1998, followed by a further four years as honorary president.
• Formerly president of the Ukrainian football league, he was the Football Federation of Ukraine's vice-president from 1996 to 2000, before being elected for the first of three terms as president. He stepped down as the association's president in September 2012.
• Also a member of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, the married father of two played a major role in Ukraine's successful bid to co-host UEFA EURO 2012™. He has said: "My dearest wish is that football in Ukraine will play a big social role; that kids will grow up with a healthy philosophy and play the most exciting of all games holding the most peaceful weapon of all in their hands – a football."
Previous UEFA roles
Stadium and Security Committee (deputy chairman) 2007-2013
Youth and Amateur Football Committee (chairman) 2009-2011
Women's Football Committee (deputy chairman) 2009-2011
Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee (chairman) 2007-2009
Professional Football Committee (member) 2002-2004
EXCO Working Group Football Development (member) 2004-2007
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